THE BRAND NEW AMELS 60 sees the Dutch builder’s Limited Editions range expand with this model made together with reputed naval architect Espen Øino. The 60-metre superyacht with proprietary hybrid technology, now under construction and available for delivery in spring 2022, is due to be presented in concept form in Monaco in September.
Since 2007, Amels has built more than 40 Limited Editions yachts in the premium semi-custom range (55 to 83 metres), which have proven successful among modern superyacht owners. The Amels 60 is the builder’s second collaboration with Monaco-based Espen Øino, following the 78-metre Amels Full Custom, scheduled for delivery in 2021.
Amels naval architects, in collaboration with parent company Damen Shipyards’ in-house Research Laboratory, developed the Amels 60’s all-new hull form. The new naval architecture provides the optimum combination of full displacement comfort with fuel efficiency.
“The Amels 60 is an exciting new take on the very best of Amels knowhow and craftsmanship that has shaped everything we have done for more than 100 years,” says Rose Damen, Managing Director of the Damen Shipyards’ Yachting division. “Just like the global fleet of Limited Editions yachts at sea today, the Amels 60 will be a beacon of trusted reliability, quality and comfort for decades to come.”
“As a naval architect and as a yacht designer I like how the Amels 60 optimises the waterline lengths which increases the length to beam ratio,” the Norwegian-born designer says. “This is a very efficient hull form, which in combination with the hybrid propulsion, makes the Amels 60 quite unique in this size and range of vessel.”
With “Hybrid by Amels” technology, the Amels 60 offers cruising up to seven knots with electrical propulsion motors. The system works with multiple sources of energy working together seamlessly throughout a wide operating profile. The owner benefits from very low noise and vibrations, lower fuel and maintenance costs, while reducing harmful emissions.
Amels invited the London team at Studio Indigo to create a design concept for the Amels 60 interiors. Comprising a skilled team of 50 designers and architects, the firm brings a fresh new approach to the yachting industry and has recently captured the market’s attention with their award-winning innovation – including two World Superyacht Awards. “We refined the [interiors] to make the space as ergonomically efficient as possible, generating a layout that seeks to maximise the perception of space and flow,” Mike Fisher explains. “This was achieved by opening up the views and vistas between spaces to make them feel bigger, lighter and brighter. The interiors are chic and contemporary, using a rich variety of fabrics and textures throughout, allowing guests onboard to experience different atmospheres that surprise and delight as you walk through the Amels 60. Consistency of materials, architectural detailing and form means one space flows easily into the next, thereby creating the illusion of endless space.”