The first hull in a new generation of Amels 60 Limited Editions superyachts has been delivered to its owner and named Come Together. The new 60 metre yacht was commissioned by a repeat client and is the first of five Amels 60 sold models designed by the award-winning Espen Øino.
Come Together left the Damen shipyard in Vlissingen in March and is now available for charter in the Mediterranean with Y.CO, which will also oversee the yacht's operational management.
The new design features a metallic hull with distinctive trapezoid-shaped windows, a 27-metre-long sun deck, and a hybrid propulsion package. The sun deck is the crowning jewel on board and features an outdoor cooking station with a teppanyaki grill and an extendable dining table that seats up to 18 guests for occasional dining; the space can also be set up as an outdoor cinema when the sun sets.
A custom interior by Winch Design takes inspiration from the yacht's geometric exterior, resulting in an interior that "feels beachy and relaxed with a subtle masculine edge”. Key materials will include Jerusalem limestone, light bleached matte oak, light-tone walnut and bronze with a “warm, organic colour palette”.
Jim Dixon of Winch Design said: "The harmonious custom interiors capture the feel and style of a relaxed family home on the water, promoting a calm atmosphere and involuntary relaxation. For the most part, we have used pure and natural materials to emphasise the relaxed ‘home at the beach’ spirit of the interior. However, we have also added layers of surface interest to materials such as stones and timbers to create unique and tactile finishes.”
Kitted out with electrical propulsion motors, the hybrid Amels 60 has a cruising speed of seven knots and a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles at 13 knots. The top speed will be 15.5 knots. The electric propulsion will result in low noise and vibration, lower fuel, lower maintenance costs and lower emissions, the yard said.
Plenty of other elements were sense-checked or improved. “We used to have five and a half cabins, we now have five guest cabins of the same size and a full-beam owner's cabin,” said Damen. Guests also benefit from direct access from the lower deck to the beach club where a 38-square-metre swim platform provides a waterside sunbathing space and a launch pad for a selection of toys. Meanwhile, the tender garage has been moved to the foredeck and can store a nine-metre limousine, the largest tender on a yacht of this size.
Come Together is well set up for charter and carries an energetic crew of 14 including a personal trainer, yoga instructor, videographer, DJ, and watersports enthusiasts. Charlie Birkett, Y.CO co-founder and chief executive said: “Come Together is an exciting addition to our fleet, not just because of her groundbreaking technology and design but because of her ambitious cruising schedule, which will see her being used as a platform for surfing, diving and exploring all over the world.”