Amels 78 Superyacht Arrives in Vlissingen for Outfitting
by Miranda Blazeby
The largest-ever fully custom Amels superyacht has now arrived at the yard's Vlissingen facility to begin outfitting.
It comes after the yacht hit the water for the first time at the yard's hull building facility on the Danube on December 4.
The the 78 metre Amels superyacht boasts 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.
The launch ceremony of the yacht in December was attended by the owner's team, represented by Andrew Tree of Superyacht Technical Services, along with exterior designer and naval architect Espen Øino and Amels managing director Rose Damen.
Tree described the project as a "truly custom yacht, with stunning design both inside and out." This could be only be achieved, he said, "with the greatest collaboration, having the very best of European design and the highest quality of construction and management."
"It has been a pleasure to represent the owner throughout this prestigious build process and we look forward to her completion and delivery in 2021."
Speaking about the yacht, Øino said: "It's definitely a unique project and it was an intense collaboration with Amels and I think it's been an amazing journey so far since signing the contract in 2017."
While details remain under wraps, the 78-metre yacht will feature plentiful exterior relaxation options, with a rectangular spa pool and large sunbathing area on the foredeck.
Speaking about the design, Øino revealed the yacht will feature a "big pool on the upper deck".
Elsewhere, balconies will have direct access to the cabins, which Øino described as "pretty amazing". "A lot of people don't notice this because when you look at the profile view they're not very visible. But when you draw the boat in 3D you can see these balconies coming out."