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Explore New Frontiers With Amels and Damen at FLIBS

Rugged styling and rugged ability are true explorer yacht hallmarks. You can call them expedition yachts, adventure yachts, or a host of other names. The common denominator, besides looks and performance, is purpose. They’re made for making the most of the world’s oceans. Amels and its shipbuilding parent company Damen address this niche, having delivered Continue reading


Espen Øino-Designed Amels Coming in 2021

When it comes to megayachts, people tend to think of “biggest” and “largest” in terms of length. To be clear, 256 feet (78 meters), the length of the newest yacht project signed Amels, is indeed big. However, what really makes her big—the largest Amels come delivery, you can safely say—is her volume. With styling by Continue reading


SeaXplorer 55, Seeking Horizons Pole to Pole

Complementing the SeaXplorer 75 and 65 models, Damen, the shipbuilder which counts Amels among its holdings, has a smaller global traveler to offer. The 55.7-meter (182’7”) SeaXplorer 55 is as capable of taking you to the Arctic and Antarctic regions as she is your favorite warm-water islands. Every SeaXplorer employs a hull developed by Damen Continue reading