Just before the 55-metre superyacht ELIXIR left the AMELS yard, we caught up with Captain Simon Ladbrooke. In this video interview, he describes living and working in Vlissingen during the build process.
The Captain and crew used the AMELS app to find their bearings, discover the region and make use of the great transport links and sports facilities.
“The crew I have with me now, they absolutely love it here,” says Captain Simon. “It’s a good hub to go and explore.”
He also praised the atmosphere at the yard. “You just sense the enormous amount of pride amongst the people who work here.”
An AMELS 180, ELIXIR’s elegant paint scheme shows off Tim Heywood’s beautiful and timeless exterior design. The owner selected designer Laura Sessa to create the interiors – all completed and ready for delivery remarkably quickly.
“From making the decision to get into yachting and actually being on the water and enjoying it actually a very short time, which you don’t find at a lot of other yards.”
The Owner was represented by Y.CO’s Jonathan Zwaans. Y.CO also supervised the build and will manage the yacht for charter.