The 89-metre Amels superyacht Here Comes the Sun has been sold after just four months on the market, with Stuart Larsen of Fraser representing the seller and Antoine Larriq of Fraser introducing the buyer. She was jointly listed with Tim Vickers of Burgess at the time of the sale.
Here Comes the Sun is a custom superyacht delivered in 2017 as the flagship of the Amels fleet – a title that she has held for the past six years. She was commissioned by a repeat client with a penchant for The Beatles, who was looking to upgrade from a Limited Editions 212 model Ventum Maris (formerly Imagine).
After changing hands at the close of 2019, Here Comes The Sun joined the market following a full rebuild completed at her home shipyard in 2021. Core work included a six-metre stern extension courtesy of Azure Naval Architects, the addition of a second helipad, an interior revamp and a repaint. She emerged from the shipyard with a new look, sporting a navy blue hull and ice-white superstructure, and was later awarded a Neptune for Best Rebuilt Yacht at the World Superyacht Awards 2022.
The 2,955GT flagship was built as custom to Lloyd's Class with an exterior and interior from the boards of design royalty Tim Heywood and Andrew Winch. The pair had worked together on a number of Limited Editions projects and it seemed only natural for two Brits to reunite for the flagship build. Though a truly custom vessel, she borrows design cues from the successful Amels series.
Here Comes The Sun is vast, with over 1,000 square metres of exterior space and two touch-and-go helipads – one on the bow and one on the sundeck – that can land a Bell 429 or EC 145.
A two-metre-deep and semi-shaded swimming pool takes centre stage on the main deck and is surrounded by sun loungers and sofas, with windbreak glass to protect guests from inclement weather. The pool was upgraded during the refit thanks to the extension of the hull and is fitted with contraflow jets.
Below is a beach club and bar that now benefits from shell door platforms and an extended swim platform with hydraulic sea stairs. From here, guests can access the yacht's fully-fledged wellness centre complete with a sauna, steam room, plunge pool, massage room and beauty salon.
Other notable work completed during the refit included the extension of the sundeck by 3.4 metres, now home to a forward-facing whirlpool and a gym, and a full interior revamp that saw her original orange tones replaced with shades of marine blue.
Her interior offers over 800 square metres of guest spaces and 2.2 metres of headroom throughout.
Accommodation is for up to 20 guests across 10 cabins with provision for a crew of 27. An owner's apartment occupies the entire upper deck with a forward-facing owner's suite that benefits from a private lounge, office and balcony. Two "extra-large" VIP suites also have access to their own private balconies, while the remaining seven guest cabins are located on the main deck, two of which convert to suites. An extra double cabin on the bridge deck can sleep additional staff as required.
Here Comes The Sun currently houses three large tenders including a nine-metre RIB, a 10.5-metre limousine and a seven-metre Nautique ski boat stored in a central garage. Other features worthy of mention include a glass elevator serving all decks and a dedicated cinema.
Power comes from two Caterpillar 3516 engines delivering a maximum speed of 17.5 knots and a range of over 10,000 nautical miles at 10.5 knots. Quantum zero speed stabilisers keep her steady at anchor and underway. Her recent refit also included the overhaul of all four Caterpillar C18 generators.
Here Comes The Sun was asking $195,000,000.