FIRST SIGHT OF AN EYE-CATCHING LADY
Dutch shipbuilder launches the first LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS 212 ahead of schedule.
Emerging into the light is the first LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS 212, the largest yacht yet produced to the Dutch shipyard's successful LIMITED EDITIONS formula.
Managing director Rob Luijendijk says this latest launch provides further confirmation that customers really appreciate the AMELS combination of proven, high quality and speed of delivery. “The success of the LIMITED EDITIONS concept has firmly established AMELS as the market leader in the premium semi-custom segment. We pioneered the concept with the AMELS 171 and 177, and now we are expanding the range to the AMELS 212, and soon the AMELS 242.”
Now with the yacht just weeks from completion, and set for delivery well ahead of schedule, the beautiful lines of this 65.5m design are becoming clear to see. The sculpted, feminine form of the AMELS 212 demonstrates why Tim Heywood is in such high demand today, while Andrew Winch’s interior complements the Heywood exterior perfectly. She is planned to be displayed by AMELS at the 2011 Monaco Yacht Show.
At 1503 Gross Tons, this first AMELS 212 features two VIP cabins on the bridge deck, each with sliding-window access to a private balcony. A centrally-located glass elevator makes for easy and elegant access to all parts of the yacht, including the ‘wet feet’ bar on the sun deck and the large Beach Club located at the stern. There is ample storage for a range of beach toys and also for two 8.5m tenders. Watch the full AMELS 212 animation film.
The delivery of this first AMELS 212 is one of 10 projects under construction, and the yard in Vlissingen is buzzing with activity, the facility operating at 100% capacity. Due for launch a year after her sistership is the second AMELS 212, just visible in the background of the picture, housed at the back of the 140m covered dock at the AMELS shipyard. Hull No.2 is being fitted with a grand owner’s deck, demonstrating the flexibility of layout and interior options available to the owner of a LIMITED EDITIONS yacht.
AMELS is the exclusive yacht-building member of the Dutch DAMEN Shipyards Group, the largest shipyard in the Netherlands, consisting of more than 34 shipyards companies throughout the world. DAMEN, a family owned company, employs over 6,700 people, delivered 150 vessels in 2009 and has an annual turnover of approximately €1.4 billion.