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Damen Yachting launches two new Amels Limited Editions superyachts

2 November 2023 • Written by Holly Margerrison

Dutch yard Damen Yachting is celebrating the launch of two new Amels Limited Editions superyachts in a week: The 74-metre Amels 242 and the 60-metre Amels 200. On schedule for delivery in 2024, the yachts mark a milestone as the first pair of Damen Yachting models to hit the water in the same week. The yachts are expected for delivery to separate owners in 2024 and will be used privately.

The exteriors of both yachts are owed to designer Tim Heywood. The semi-custom line lends itself to a customisable interior and, by coincidence, both owners opted to commission Winch Design.

The launch of the Amels 242 will make it the eighth in the shipyard's range. A priority in the owner's checklist, the 1,790 GT yacht will be characterised by a Flag blue hull and an Oyster white superstructure, while the various vertical lines and stretches of windows stand out in a unique dark grey colour.

Winch Design carried the yacht's blue exterior and incorporated it into multiple elements throughout, including a wall of semi-precious agate blue stones as guests enter through the main entranceway. This is heightened by a range of blue marbles onboard, as well as blue mosaics scattered through the wellness area.

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Peter Dijkwel, project manager at Damen Yachting, said: “The owner wanted something different, and that is certainly what he has achieved, especially with the variety of marbles”.

Further highlights include a dedicated owner's deck with a Jacuzzi, as well as a large aft swimming pool and lower wellness space. Accommodation is for up to 12 across six cabins, and guests will benefit from the ample dining and entertaining layouts on her multiple decks.

The fourth in its range, the Amels 200 is an evolution of the popular Amels 188 and "perfectly reflects the owner’s unique vision,” explained Tom Oomkens, Project Manager at Damen Yachting. She is typified by a customised Whisper Grey hull, which is subtly repeated in the exterior curves and arches, particularly around the superstructure.

While on board, the owner and his family intend to spend extended periods at sea exploring the Mediterranean – and will both work remotely and entertain friends and family. The result is the addition of a balcony on the main deck and exterior bars on every deck.

“There are many great details, for example, the windbreakers have been upgraded to feature a dark grey tone to mimic the windows. The owner had many exciting design ideas and is experienced – which benefitted the project hugely,” continued Tom Oomkens.

The yard is currently at full capacity, and these launches are making way for other new and exciting projects. According to BOATPro, there are five Amels yachts currently under construction.

Read More/First Amels 80 Limited Editions moves to outfitting in the Netherlands

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