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First glimpse: Amels superyacht Here Comes The Sun completes 16-month refit

3 December 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

The 89 metre Amels flagship superyacht Here Comes The Sun has embarked on a global cruising itinerary after completing an extensive 16-month refit at Damen Yachting.

Here Comes The Sun was spotted in London after departing the Vlissingen City shipyard for the yacht’s public display.

Images: Damen Yachting

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

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.

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, who oversaw the refit, described the launch of the redelivery of Here Comes The Sun as “a very emotional moment”.

"The refit of Here Comes The Sun was a very large scale and complex project. We are all very proud to have delivered on time and to such a high quality, made possible by the teamwork and collaboration between our own teams, our co-makers and the owner’s team and crew," he added.