Boom times at superyacht builder Amels with 12 new yachts in build and 2 refits under way

29 March 2012By Malcolm MacLean

Dutch superyacht builder Amels reports the busiest workload the company has ever known, with 12 new construction projects and two major refits under way.

In the next few weeks the second Amels 212 yacht and two Amels 180 yachts will be delivered – including Step One, the launch of which we reported in February – in addition to two extensive refits of existing Amels yachts.

Despite the global economic challenges of recent times, Amels has recorded a steady growth in annual turnover of approximately 10% over the past four years, outperforming the competition by a considerable margin. Based on orders taken during this period, Amels has now become the largest superyacht builder in the Netherlands.

The company’s Sea Axe Fast Yacht Support vessel concept is also proving successful. This summer the very large and powerful 67m version will be delivered, with the possibility of it going on display at the Monaco Yacht Show this September. Two 50m yacht support versions have already been delivered and are in operation, with another 67m currently under construction.