7 Amels yachts through the ages

Lady Georgina, 1982

As Dutch boat builder Amels celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, we pick some of the yard’s standout boats through the ages...

Despite establishing in 1918, it wasn’t until 1982 that Amels delivered its first superyacht, the 48.2 metre Katalina, now named Lady Georgina. With accommodation for 16 guests and 13 crew, Lady Georgina features naval architecture and exterior design by Diana Yacht Design and underwent a refit in 2007.

Boadicea, 1999

Named after the legendary warrior queen, Boadicea is one of the largest yachts to be built by Amels in terms of her 2,130 GT. The 70.5 metre yacht features exterior and interior design by Terence Disdale and can accommodate 12 guests with a staff of 26 crew and a captain. Combining power and beauty, the yacht underwent a refit in 2014 and has a top speed of 15.7 knots.

Ilona, 2004

Featuring design by RWD, 74 metre Ilona clocked up almost 150,000 nautical miles from all corners of the globe. Her extensive 2012 refit saw her below-decks helicopter hangar replaced by a swimming pool with a moveable floor and a new helipad created in the top deck aft. Ilona also features accommodation for 18 guests, 28 crew and a 30 square metre owner’s deck.

Deniki, 2007

The delivery of 52.3 metre Deniki, the first in Amels’ successful Limited Editions series, was another important landmark in the history of the boat builder. Designed by Tim Heywood, Deniki features a fully custom interior design to the owner’s specification created by Peter Heuvelmans. In her 11 years, Deniki has made a number of intrepid voyages, including cruises to Alaska and Antarctica.

Event, 2013

The owner of this 60 metre avant garde design by Tim Heywood took full advantage of the option to personalise the yacht to his own tastes and asked for the installation of a touch and go helipad on the foredeck and sun deck lounge accessible from the central staircase. Event features an eye-catching scimitar bow and can accommodate 13 guests and a crew of 17.

Here Comes The Sun, 2017

Here Comes The Sun took pride of place as the flagship of the Amels fleet and earned the accolade as the largest yacht ever built by the Dutch yard when it was launched just last year. The huge 83 metre, six-decked yacht is also the first Amels 272 from the Limited Editions range and features a Tim Heywood exterior design with a distinctive paint scheme. Accommodation is for 18 guests and a crew of 24, plus a captain.

Volpini 2, 2018

Delivered earlier this year, the 57.7 metre Volpini 2 is an Amels of firsts. Not only is she the first Amels 188 in the Limited Editions range but she is also the yard’s first collaboration with Reymond Langton, who created the interior design. Additionally, she is the world’s first Tier III compliant new build yacht and the first yacht installed with Amels hybrid power in the Limited Editions range. She features a 130 square foot owners’ suite with a folding balcony and accommodates 12 guests across six suites.

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