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Second Amels Limited Edition 242 yacht begins sea trials

The second Amels Limited Edition 242 yacht began its sea trials off the coast of the Netherlands earlier this week (March 28). This 74 metre Amels superyacht has been built from a steel hull and aluminium superstructure to Lloyd's Class standards.

Currently known as Project 7402, the yacht is the follow-up to the 2016 launch Plvs Vltra and was sold in September 2015 by Fraser Yachts, who are also providing project management.

Speaking last year, Rob Luijendijk, managing director at Amels, said: “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. 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 eight projects underway at the Dutch yard.

The sleek exterior lines are from the drawing boards of Tim Heywood, while the interior has been designed by Winch Design. 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 superyacht helipad on the bridge deck aft.

The layout of the owner's suite was of particular importance to the owner, along with the superyacht spa area. Five more guest cabins will provide total accommodation for up to 12 guests.

Project 7402 is due to be delivered in time for the summer 2017 season and with a total fuel capacity of 155,000 litres, this four-deck yacht will boast a maximum cruising range of 5,000 nautical miles at 12.5 knots.

Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the first hull in the new Amels 188 Limited Editions series, which is due for completion next year.

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