Video: Amels completes launch of latest LE180 motor yacht
by Chris Jefferies
The latest Amels Limited Editions 180 yacht was launched in Vlissingen over the weekend (March 31), the Dutch yard has confirmed.
Sold in February 2018 with Burgess introducing the buyer, this 55 metre yacht was built to Lloyd’s and MCA standards from a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure that encompass a total interior volume of 707GT. Exterior styling comes courtesy of legendary British designer Tim Heywood, while the interiors were developed by Laura Sessa Design.
Delivery is due in time for the Mediterranean summer season, Amels added. Accommodation on board the new Limited Editions 180 is for up to 12 guests split across six staterooms, while the crew quarters allows for a staff of up to 12 people.
Key features include three fold-out balconies and an extended superyacht sundeck, which measures an impressive 28 metres long.
Power comes from a pair of 1,308hp MTU 16V2000 M70 diesel engines for a top speed of 15.5 knots. When trimmed back to an economical speed of 13 knots, the new Amels Limited Editions 180 yacht will be capable of a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles, thanks to a total fuel capacity of 115,000 litres.
Other superyacht projects currently under development at the Dutch yard include the first Amels Limited Editions 188 yacht, another Tim Heywood design that is due for delivery this summer.