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Amels 78 custom superyacht hits the water

4 May 2021By Miranda Blazeby

The largest-ever fully custom Amels superyacht has been launched at the yard's Vlissingen facility.

The 78 metre superyacht hit the water during a ceremony attended by the owner’s team and the designers behind the project - Espen Øino- and Zuretti Interior Designers, as well as the Amels and Damen Yachting teams.

Andrew Tree of Superyacht Technical Services, which is overseeing the build process, described the moment as a “huge milestone”.

“Today is a day all those involved in the build can be incredibly proud of and is the result of great collaboration and teamwork,” he added.

Due for delivery in 2022, the yacht features a 2,850GT interior, superseding the 2,827GT interior of the 83 metre Here Comes The Sun. This will make the 78 metre newly-launched superyacht the largest Amels yet on its delivery.

First announced at the 2017 Monaco Yacht Show, the yacht will accommodate a total of 14 guests and 26 crew, plus the captain.

Designer Øino revealed new details about the exterior, including a “large open top deck”, “large aft pool” and “very wide side decks”, which double as private guest balconies. “It’s definitely a unique project,” he added.

Image by Tom Van Oossanen

Speaking about the launch, Amels and Damen Yachting project manager Daan Langezaal added that the launch was a “moment of great pride”.

“As a Full Custom, this is a yacht that is very different to the last 40 that we have delivered in terms of design, engineering and project requirements. The success of the project so far comes down to the collaboration we have with the owner’s team, with us all working to the same goal – to create something magnificent for a happy client.”