BY APB Staff on 18 Mar 2019

The first Amels 220 superyacht sees milestone at the Dutch yard's drydock, and will undergo outfitting before delivery in summer 2019

On March 16, the team behind the first Amels 220, Project Waka, celebrated a significant milestone in its construction as the technical launch took place inside one of the covered drydocks at the Amels yard. The 67.1-metre superyacht (220 ft) will now complete outfitting before her delivery in summer this year.

The Amels project team celebrated the launch together with the owner’s team, including Captain Paul Bickley and Antoine Larricq from Fraser Yachts, who also represented the owner during the build.

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(Photo: Amels-Holland / Tom van Oosanen)

“Now we are less than three months from delivery,” Mr Larricq commented during the launch. “Everyone is really impressed how seamless this project has been. This is the result of all those hours of work and meetings, cutting materials, selecting marbles, and now we are right on schedule.”

The Amels 220 is a timeless design by Tim Heywood, capturing the very best of the British designer’s much-loved exterior signature. The design draws on the pedigree of the original Amels 212 yachts delivered to date, but stands out with newly elongated decks plus a large 65-square metre swim platform and beach club (7,040 sq ft).

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(Photo: Amels-Holland / Tom van Oosanen)

Winch Design created a custom interior design for the owner. Alongside seven suites, plus large indoor and outdoor socialising areas, totalling 1,150 square metres (12,300 sq ft), the Amels 220 offers amenities for celebrations and hosting special guests with 7-star service. A surprising amount of storage, including the tender garage for two 8-metre tenders (27 ft), supports watersports, beach parties and journeys off the beaten track.

The ocean-going world traveller is proven for her performance and comfort, with a highly fuel-efficient Full Displacement Hull and energy recovery system on board.

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(Photo: Amels-Holland / Tom van Oosanen)