Second Amels 242 hull Project 7402 reaches fitting out stage
by Simon Hardie
Project 7402 is the second hull in the Amels 242 Limited Edition range and was sold to a repeat client at Fraser Yachts in September 2015. The first hull, Project Freefall, was recently spotted emerging from the shed during relocation to drydock two.
“This yacht will have a very different character to the first Amels 242, this is precisely why our Limited Editions concept has worked so well,” said Amels managing director, Rob Luijendijk. “The customisation, the very high level of quality and the proven platform, combined with faster delivery, creates a very attractive proposition.”
The idea behind the semi-custom Amels Limited Editions is that, by building speculatively, the yard is able to achieve short delivery times. The Amels 7402 is no different and is one of 10 projects underway at the Dutch yard.
The sleek exterior lines are from the drawing boards of Tim Heywood. At the moment the yacht can be seen wearing its protective coat, but over the coming months it will be given an Amels paint job. The interior, which has been designed by Winch Design, will also be fitted out.
The yacht is expected to be used for world cruising and features large exterior aft decks. There is a swimming pool on the main deck aft and a helipad on the bridge deck aft.
The layout of the owner's suite was of particular importance to the owner, along with the spa area and several other personal requirements. Five more guest cabins will provide total accommodation for up to 12 guests.
Project 7402 is due to be launched in 2017 and Amels said “construction is progressing perfectly to schedule.”