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.

VEGA

Amels   55 m •  2015

PAPA

Amels   55 m •  2019

STEP ONE

Amels   55 m •  2012

HALO

Amels   55 m •  2018

SERENITY J

Amels   55 m •  2014

GIGAGI

Amels   55 m •  2016

KAMALAYA

Amels   55 m •  2013

DRIFTWOOD

Amels   55 m •  2017

GALENE

Amels   55 m •  2020

FARIBANA V

Amels   54.5 m •  1998

SPIRIT

Amels   54.35 m •  2011

ARIELA

Amels   54.3 m •  2011

APOLLO

Amels   54.3 m •  2013

REVELRY

Amels   54.3 m •  2012

WERE DREAMS

Amels   52.3 m •  2008

LA MIRAGE

Amels   52.3 m •  2007

ADDICTION

Amels   52.3 m •  2010

LADY BRAVE

Amels   52.3 m •  2008

DENIKI

Amels   52.3 m •  2007

LIND

Amels   52.3 m •  2010

GRACE

Amels   52.3 m •  2009

DEJA TOO

Amels   52 m •  2003

LIGHTNING

Amels   52 m •  2004

SEAHORSE

Amels   52 m •  1999

NITA K II

Amels   52 m •  2004

JAZ

Amels   50 m •  1997

MERCURY

Amels   50 m •  2001

MARLA

Amels   50 m •  1999

VIBRANCE

Amels   49.3 m •  2004

MMM

Amels   49.2 m •  1993

LADY GEORGINA

Amels   48.2 m •  1982

TRANQUILLITY

Amels   42 m •  1984

SHEERGOLD

Amels   42 m •  1987

MONTE CARLO

Amels   40.23 m •  1988

CHESELLA

Amels   36.7 m •  1983

SECRET LOVE

Amels   36.5 m •  1990