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Limited Editions superyachts: Amels 199

The striking lines of the Limited Editions Amels 199 are once again from the drawing board of British designer Tim Heywood, but this time he has struck out in a new direction, starting with the scimitar bow and working backwards through every part of the boat. He has played with reverse tumblehomes and winding panels of the superstructure, but has softened it with subtle curves that are visible from every perspective.

These aesthetic innovations in no way compromise the practical function and efficiency of the yacht. The scimitar bow, for example, gives the yacht a longer waterline, meaning it performs more like conventional 65 metre yacht, and will be up to 15 per cent more fuel efficient than an equivalent clipper-bowed vessel.

The Amels 199 also benefits from the extensive research and development already carried out for the other yachts in Amels’ Limited Editions range. The technical areas have been centralised, which makes it much simpler to customise and configure the interior to the owner’s particular requirements.

The first Amels 199 was sold at the end of last year through Monaco-based management company Imperial. The client took full advantage of the ability to customise the yacht extensively, with Heywood and the Amels design and engineering team having reconfigured elements of the package to incorporate the owner’s requests.

Customisations include the enclosed sun deck area, with access from the central staircase; the touch-and-go helipad on the foredeck; an additional folding bulwark with integrated boarding ladder; and a fully customised interior by Laura Sessa. Amels has been able to commit to a precise delivery date for the Amels 199 of 1 May 2013

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