Amels Yachts

The Netherlands’ strong seafaring tradition has spawned and supported superyacht builder Amels, which is part of the Damen Group of shipbuilding companies.

History of Amels Yachts

Amels draws its heritage and its skilled artisans from the town of Vlissingen, where it is located, a shipbuilding centre since the 14th century. Over the years, countless naval ships, submarines and transatlantic liners have launched from the island town, which is home to both Amels and its parent, Damen.

Founded in 1918, the Amels shipyard began specialising in luxury superyachts in 1982 with the launch of the 48m Katalina. Another turning point came in 2005, when Amels’ construction of the 50m Tigre d’Or, the world’s first MCA-compliant certified superyacht. That yacht was the genesis of Amels’ “semi-custom” Limited Editions series of superyachts, designed by Tim Heywood, which are built on proven, blueprinted hull-and-engineering platforms from 55m to 83m.

Notable Launches

Amels’ largest motor yacht to date is the 75m Here Comes The Sun designed by Tim Heywood, which launched in 2016. The Redman Whitely Dixon-designed 73.69m Ilona, launched in 2004, also won plaudits for her graceful lines, while in 2013, the 60m Amels Limited Editions 199 Event attracted worldwide attention for her dramatic exterior.

Specialisations

Amels’ two shipyards in Vlissingen include extensive, climate-controlled covered dry docks capable of housing yachts up to 200m-plus. In addition to building new luxury superyachts, Amels also offers total refit services. In conjunction with Damen, it also builds Yacht Support vessels to carry a superyacht’s tenders and toys.

PROJECT SIGNATURE

Amels   120 m •  2025

HERE COMES THE SUN

Amels   89 m •  2016

ILONA

Amels   82 m •  2003

AMELS 80

Amels   80 m •  2025

MONTKAJ

Amels   78.03 m •  1995

ENERGY

Amels   77.8 m •  2022

BOADICEA

Amels   76.61 m •  1999

LADY E

Amels   74.5 m •  2006

PLVS VLTRA

Amels   74 m •  2016

AMELS 24207

Amels   74 m •  2022

AVANTI

Amels   74 m •  2022

NEW SECRET

Amels   74 m •  2017

AMELS 242

Amels   74 m •  2024

UNIVERSE

Amels   74 m •  2018

SIXTH SENSE

Amels   74 m •  2019

SYNTHESIS

Amels   74 m •  2021

NENINKA

Amels   67.6 m •  2019

MARIA

Amels   67 m •  2007

VENTUM MARIS

Amels   65.7 m •  2011

SUPERYACHT Z

Amels   65.7 m •  2014

SEA RHAPSODY

Amels   65.7 m •  2012

EVENT

Amels   62.4 m •  2013

SEA & US

Amels   62.4 m •  2018

MADAME KATE

Amels   62.4 m •  2015

SARAH

Amels   62 m •  2002

CALYPSO

Amels   61.5 m •  2003

AMELS 60

Amels   60 m •  2024

AMELS 60

Amels   60 m •  2023

COME TOGETHER

Amels   60 m •  2022

PROJECT SNOW

Amels   60 m •  2023

PROJECT WITCHCRAFT

Amels   60 m •  2022

AMELS 200

Amels   60 m •  2024

STELLA M

Amels   60 m •  2021

MOONSTONE

Amels   60 m •  2021

ALTAIR III

Amels   59 m •  1974

JUST B

Amels   59 m •  1974

OMNIA

Amels   59 m •  1974

ASTRID CONROY

Amels   58 m •  2006

VOLPINI 2

Amels   57.7 m •  2018

DANCING HARE

Amels   57.7 m •  1986

CLEOPATRA

Amels   57 m •  1985

PARIS

Amels   56.21 m •  1991

SAMIRA

Amels   55.02 m •  2003

NOMAD

Amels   55 m •  2019

ASTRA

Amels   55 m •  2014

PAPA

Amels   55 m •  2019

HARMONY

Amels   55 m •  2001

HALO

Amels   55 m •  2018

KAMALAYA

Amels   55 m •  2013