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Amels superyacht Here Comes The Sun completes post-refit sea trials

16 August 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

Here Comes The Sun, the flagship of Dutch yard Amels, has successfully completed sea trials following an extensive refit.

This image and top: Tom van Oossanen

The yacht, which now measures 89 metres, was relaunched earlier this month after undergoing a major rebuild and six-metre extension at Damen Yachting following a change of ownership in 2020.

Here Comes The Sun now measures 89 metres
Images: Damen Yachting

The list of design modifications undertaken included a full respray and hull colour change and six-metre aft extension which allowed the inclusion of a helipad to the sun deck aft.

The bridge deck aft was also extended to include additional accommodation for two VIP suites with exterior balconies. The six-metre extension to the main deck aft meanwhile allowed for a larger beach club, bigger spa and seven-metre swimming pool.

The Amels flagship will be delivered to its owner later in the summer

Azure Yacht Design, which worked on Here Comes The Sun’s original naval architecture, returned to oversee the extension of the yacht from 83 to 89 metres.

Damen Yachting project manager Sander Peeters described the launch of the yacht as a “wonderful moment”.

Here Comes The Sun is the largest Amels superyacht to hit the water

“A rebuild of this scale and complexity has required a very dynamic approach and good, open communication has been key. The captain and owner’s team’s operational approach has been a big contributing factor to the progress of this time-critical project.”

Here Comes The Sun will be delivered to its owner later this summer season.

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