When Damen Yachting says its series-built superyachts still offer significant structural customization opportunities, it means it. The owner of Project Witchcraft, the second hull in the Amels 60 series, took advantage, with one way being visible for the first time.
In fact, the yacht’s official launch in recent days provided shipyard staff as well as others on hand with an up-close look at a styling change. Notably, the windows lining the main deck are much more traditional in nature. When Espen Øino penned the lines of the series, four trapezoid ports in that same area immediately caught the eye. They complemented lines that were more angular overall, too—which the owner of Project Witchcraft has kept. Regardless, to truly see the difference, compare the looks of this project, also called Amels 6002 (her hull number), with the first Amels 60, Come Together (below), which just began cruising with her owner and booking charters this summer.
Amels and Moran Yacht & Ship, which has represented the owner since contract negotiations, say further custom requests characterize the 197-footer (60-meter). Naturally, they include the interior, which has a light ambience. However, at least for the time being, the designer of choice, as well as other details, are remaining confidential.
Generally, though, Project Witchcraft stays true to the original idea of the series. She has accommodations for 12 in the owner’s party, for example, along with a dozen crewmembers plus the captain. An 830-gross-ton volume should allow for elbowroom-friendly leisure areas, too. Especially noteworthy are the sundeck, with upwards of 1,744 square feet (162 square meters), and a fold-down balcony in the master suite. Additionally, for fun trips to shore or checking out secluded beaches, a 29’5” (9-meter) tender stows on the foredeck.
Finally, and further as an Amels 60, Project Witchcraft has hybrid propulsion. The shipyard expects a 4,500-nautical-mile range at 13 knots.
Delivery is set for this coming fall. In the meantime, a few more hulls in the series are under contract, for delivery through the next two years.
Damen Yachting damenyachting.com
Moran Yacht & Ship www.moranyachts.com