Step One, the first yacht in Amels' Limited Editions 180 series, completes sea trials
by Malcolm MacLean
Launched in mid-February 2012, the 55 metre motor yacht Step One, the first hull of the Amels Limited Editions 180 series, had her first day out at sea on Tuesday, April 4th 2012 and has now completed her sea trials.
The proud inheritor of the successful Amels Limited Editions 171 and 177 series, the 180 series, like all yachts in this range, is designed by Tim Heywood. At 660GRT, she offers a large interior volume. The main deck saloon is enlarged by 30 percent with an additional bar and seating area. The skylounge is full-beam, and the sundeck is extended with a touch-and-go helipad just above the wheelhouse.
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The interior, designed by Laura Sessa, accommodates 12 guests in six cabins. The full-beam master suite is on the main deck with its own fold-out balcony. An extra twin cabin nearby can be used for guests or children and four further double cabins are on the lower deck.
Project managed by Moran Yacht & Ship, Step One will be delivered this summer and Amels is hoping to display her at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.