The Dutch shipyard has produced more than 40 semi-custom hulls in the LIMITED EDITIONS range since 2007 and has now extended its model range with the first AMELS 60 hull, featuring ‘Hybrid by Amels’ technology and currently being built on speculation for delivery in spring 2022.
The AMELS 60 is the second collaboration between the shipyard and critically acclaimed designer Espen Oeino, following on from the 78m/255.9ft full custom vessel which is now under construction with delivery scheduled for 2021.
The main features onboard include a massive sun deck and swim platform, plus a folding balcony off the Owner’s suite. Full-height windows allow the daylight to pour in and give a great connection to the natural environment. The interior styling comes from London-based Studio Indigo founded in 2005 and bosting a skilled team of 50 designers and architects, and their recent projects have won them two World Superyachts Awards.
By opening up the views and vista between spaces, a greater sense of volume was achieved within the already generous 830 GT. A refined general layout created a sense of flow between environments, and the chic and contemporary decor uses a rich variety of textures and fabrics.
The naval architecture was produced in-house with parent company Damen, at their research laboratory to create an all-new hull form for optimal comfort and fuel efficiency.
Using electrical propulsion motors, she has a cruising speed of 7 knots and very low noise and vibrations, reduced costs for fuel and maintenance and less concentrated harmful emissions. Her top speed reaches 15.5 knots and has a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots eco-cruising, using Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) filters in continuous operation. There is a crew of 13 on-hand to ensure that operations run smoothly and guests have excellent service.
“The AMELS 60 is a package that no-one else can offer at this time,” said Espen Oeino. “It’s a very well thought-through design where we incorporate all the experience Amels has as a builder and we as designers. I think it is truly a design that reflects the future. I can’t wait to see her being built, to experience her. She will be instantly recognisable when she hits the water in 2022.” In particular he noted the optimised waterline length which increases the length-to-beam ratio. “It is the right way to go. This is a very efficient hull form, which in combination with the hybrid propulsion, makes the AMELS 60 quite unique in this size and range of vessels.”