The first Amels 80 has been sold just six months after the model was first presented by Damen Yachting. Burgess introduced the owner and the 80 metre model is scheduled for delivery in 2025.
Construction was started on speculation and the news comes just two months after the keel was laid at Damen Yachting's hull-building shipyard in Galați, Romania.
The Amels 80 is the largest offering in the shipyard's popular Limited Editions range and was unveiled during a live-stream broadcast from Amsterdam on March 31. The exterior of the Amels 80 has been designed by Espen Øino while Damen Yachting turned to Dutch studio Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design for the interiors, marking the pair's first collaboration.
Speaking at the live premiere, Øino walked viewers through the exterior design concept: "We tried to make the overall lines as contemporary as possible, simple with curvaceous forms but also with some strong elements in the form of knuckles and sharp angles to break the curves and make it more dynamic."
Standout features on board the Amels 80 include a 6.5-metre swimming pool on the aft deck that features transparent floor segments that drench the beach club below in natural light. A large stern platform is a focal point of the design says Øino. "It opens straight into the beach club and you can overlook activities from aft of the pool."
The beach club itself features three opening sea terraces, which create a semi-enclosed waterfront lounge within easy reach of the yacht’s spa, sauna, gym, Hammam and massage room. A circular social area takes centre stage with a sit-up bar close by. "It is a multi-functional area [...] perfect for social gatherings with friends, drinks at the bar or for playing with kids; at night it can be converted into a full-size cinema," said Paul Costerus, designer and project manager at Sinot.
Sinot has created an interior that allows for a personalised layer of loose furniture, artwork and decorative elements. Accommodation is for up to 14 guests in seven cabins with an owner's deck which acts as its own private apartment. The area is comprised of a private suite, two bathrooms, a private office and an owner's lounge with a breakfast area and a private library. The space is finished with inlays of precious materials, marbles and woven metal meshes, while full-height glass windows bring in natural light.
Key features of the new Amels 80 include veritable eco-credentials and a design that takes its cues from the natural world. "The interior uses natural and neutral materials with no glossy lacquered ceilings but open-pore finishes. This gives the yacht a warm feeling," Costerus added.
The 2,175 GT yacht offers extensive scope for customisation, with owners able to choose exterior paint schemes and configure the layout of the yacht to suit their lifestyles. For example, the bridge deck aft, just below the sundeck, is designed to be multifunctional while still offering good views and an indoor-outdoor flow. There is also an option for the yacht to carry an electric tender with a fast-charging station installed in the tender garage.
Crowning the yacht is a 200-square-metre sundeck that outperforms many similarly-sized yachts in terms of space. Here, the design features a circular Jacuzzi forward surrounded by sunpads, a shaded bar, and a circular dining table aft for evening meals or family breakfasts.
The Amels 80 follows in the footsteps of more than 40 other Amels Limited Editions superyachts delivered since 2005. "When we started the design process for this yacht we wanted to design something for our clients to enjoy with their family, but a yacht where they feel like they could easily connect with the sea," said Rose Damen, managing director at Damen Yachting, during the live premiere.
"The result is a timeless design where we managed to hold onto the winning features of her predecessors like the forward-facing owner's cabin and dedicated owner's deck."
Speaking on the sale, Rose Damen, managing director of Damen Yachting said, “We are incredibly pleased to be sharing the news that the first Amels 80 has sold. This new Limited Editions design really reflects our continuous drive to adapt and evolve to ensure that we continue to reshape our pedigree, experience, and know-how for future generations."
The sale is the second to be announced by Damen Yachting during the Monaco Yacht Show, following the sale of the sixth Amels 60. Work on the second Amels 80 hull is already underway.