The first Amels 180, STEP ONE, wil be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show
The brand new Amels 55-metre yacht, STEP ONE, is set to make her first public appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show this September. With a sun deck measuring 24.5 metres long, and a helipad with 2000kg take-off weight, STEP ONE is the first Amels 180 of the highly successful Amels Limited Editions range, designed to bridge the gap between semi-custom and full custom yachts.
The yacht’s streamlined exterior was drawn by renowned British designer Tim Heywood and her full custom interior by Laura Sessa from Rome. STEP ONE passed all tests on the first day of her sea trial in April, to the full satisfaction of Lloyds Register and the Owner’s Representative, Moran Yachts & Ship.
With annual growth of 10% over the past four years, Amels is the largest superyacht builder in the Netherlands. Already 2012 has been a busy year, with three new-builds and two refits successfully delivered on time, and with another nine new construction projects underway.
Amels is the exclusive yacht-building member of the Dutch DAMEN Shipyards Group, the largest shipyard in the Netherlands, consisting of more than 39 shipyards and marine-related companies throughout the world. DAMEN, a family owned company, employs over 6,000 people, delivered 150 vessels in 2011 and has an annual turnover of approximately €1.3 billion.
Specification of LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS 180:
LOA: 55.00 metres
Beam: 9.40 metres
Gross Tonnage: 660 Gross Tons
Owner & guests: 12
Crew: 12 plus captain
Speed: 15.5 knots
Range 4,500 nm @ 13 knots
Engines: 2x MTU 1050kW