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Amels Signs 120m Øino-Designed Project Signature

9 September 2020

Dutch shipyard Amels has announced the signing of a 120 metre custom motor yacht codenamed Project Signature, which will become the largest Dutch-built superyacht to date.

Designed by Espen Øino, Project Signature marks the second custom collaboration between the studio and the Dutch shipyard. Once delivered, the record-breaking yacht will also become the largest member of the Amels fleet, surpassing the current 83 metre flagship Here Comes The Sun by an additional 37 metres.

Credit: Espen Øino/Imperial

According to Imperial, which is acting as the owner's representative and build supervisor, Project Signature will be a “unique and powerful” vessel and a “revolutionary vision to the yachting industry”.

Details remain sparse, but Imperial revealed the project will be a “green, ecological superyacht” powered by diesel-electric engines and Azipod propulsion with superlative noise and vibration management. On the design, Øino said Project Signature will feature a "unique layout" and “timeless appearance blending edgy design with elegant curve”.

Julia Stewart, Imperial director, added: “Partnering with Amels and Damen Yachting shipyards makes sense for this project: they have a reputation of excellence that nobody can deny and we value their high standards and results to deliver on record time. With this dream team at the helm, Project Signature will be the most striking, silent and advanced superyacht ever delivered.”

Project Signature will top the length of the yard's current flagship Here Comes The Sun by 37 metres.

Rose Damen, managing director of Amels and Damen Yachting, added: “We are extremely honoured to be selected for this major 120 metre superyacht project. This superyacht adds on to our strong relationships with both Imperial and Espen Øino International. We have an excellent team on this project, including designers and engineers at our yard as well as our production department and of course the amazing pool of talented suppliers and subcontractors at our doorstep. Everyone involved is very excited and looking forward to delivering the very best vessel for the owner.”

The 120 metre project is the third fully custom Amels project on order, including a 78 metre with delivery due in 2021.

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