Last week, the Amels staff enjoyed their own private aurora borealis show. Unlike the famous atmospheric event, though, this light show took place in its own drydock. Aurora Borealis, the first Amels 220, showed off her lines under gleaming green lights the evening before she slipped out into daylight for the first time. Amels previously
As she sat inside her covered drydock at the Amels shipyard, Project Waka floated on her lines for the first time. The major milestone, which took place on March 16, represented a further milestone for the Dutch builder. Project Waka is the first megayacht in the Amels 220 series, part of its Limited Editions offerings.
The Amels Limited Editions megayachts keep coming. An Amels 180, the “smallest” in the six-series range, will see hand over next summer. The reason the owner commissioned the megayacht is pretty straightforward. “The owner was looking for proven oceangoing performance so he and his family can enjoy destinations around the world,” says Rutger Dolk, a
New parents often put their new baby at the center of their world. So, perhaps the owner of the fittingly named Universe is doing the same. She’s the latest delivery from Amels from its Amels 242 range. Measuring 242’9” (74 meters), with an equally commodious beam of 40 feet (12.45 meters), the 242 debuted in 2016
Capt. Christian Power is pleased and proud. He got to welcome his boss, the owner of Eji, aboard his new megayacht ahead of schedule. “I have to say, after building several yachts, certainly with my experience I’ve never been able to deliver a yacht a week early,” he says about this Amels 180 (sistership pictured
UPDATE, JULY 7, 2018: Volpini 2 has departed The Netherlands on her delivery trip. Read on for our original article on this technologically advanced megayacht project. Launch days are special no matter how many megayachts a builder has. They’re even more special when the moment marks a first for the yard. Amels enjoyed that