With the Dutch city of Vlissingen in her proverbial rear-view mirror, the superyacht Energy is now embarking on travels with her owner. Over the past few years in build there, she was better known as the Custom Amels 78.
During construction, the yard called her this because she was its first fully custom yacht dating back to 2005. That was the year the Amels Limited Editions inaugurated. The semi-custom Limited Editions include a wide range of styles and sizes, plus dozens of deliveries. It’s still worth noting that despite the superyacht Energy being “smaller” than some Limited Editions, she’s actually the largest Amels in one particular way. Specifically, this 255-footer (77.8-meter) is the largest-volume delivery to date, coming in at 2,885 gross tons.
As a custom project, naturally the superyacht Energy resulted from owner-specified requests. Chief among them, in fact, is the design studio for styling. The owner admired the work of Espen Øino, therefore having him pen her exterior lines and her general arrangement, too. Øino previously had never worked with Amels, marking yet another significant detail about the project. During build, he characterized the relationship as “an amazing journey so far since signing the contract in 2017.”
Although much about the yacht still remains confidential, she does have accommodations for 14 guests, including the owner. A handful of guest suites have balconies as well. Zuretti Interior Designers came aboard to ensure relaxation and entertainment areas suit the way the owner wishes to live with guests on the water.
Twenty-six crewmembers and the captain will cater to their needs plus point Energy’s bow toward distant shores. She should be capable of 5,000 nautical miles at 13½ knots. One of her first stops will be Norway. This is an increasingly popular destination, especially for Northern European deliveries upon departing their respective shipyards.
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