Amels and Espen Øino partner on Limited Editions Amels 60 superyacht
by Miranda Blazeby
The first hull in the Øino-penned design has already begun construction and is set for a spring 2022 delivery.
The model marks the second collaboration with Øino following the 78 metre Amels full custom superyacht that is also under construction for a 2021 delivery.
The new hull of the Amels 60 has been developed by in-house naval architects at Amels and Damen. Interior design meanwhile has been undertaken by Studio Indigo.
Key exterior features include a spacious sun deck, swim platform and large main deck windows. A helipad sits at the bow alongside a spa pool while a nine metre tender is stored on the foredeck.
The 830 GT interior can accommodate a total of 12 guests in six suites, including the owner’s suite complete with a private balcony. Staff accommodation meanwhile is for a total of 12 crew, plus a private captain’s cabin.
Studio Indigo creative director Mike Fisher described the décor as “chic and contemporary”, featuring “a rich variety of fabrics and textures throughout.”
“Consistency of materials, architectural detailing and form means spaces flow easily into the next, thereby creating the illusion of endless space,” he added.
Øino said the Amels 60 design “reflects the future.” “She will be instantly recognisable when she hits the water in 2022,” he added.
Damen managing director Rose Damen agreed: “The Amels 60 has a future-proof hybrid package that our clients can rely on. No full displacement superyacht of this size can match the Amels 60’s comfort, quality and efficiency in such a cost-effective design.”
Kitted out with electrical propulsion motors, the hybrid Amels 60 will have a cruising speed of seven knots and 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.
“We developed pragmatic technology that works invisibly in the background to deliver maximum efficiency, minimum impact on our environment, with the widest operating flexibility,” Damen said.