The fast delivery in May – a week earlier than scheduled – rounded off a very successful start for EJI. The owner of the 55-metre AMELS 180 (180 ft) stepped on board a week later in the Mediterranean. The famous Limited Editions yacht’s exterior has a highly sought-after Tim Heywood design, complemented by an interior design by Laura Sessa with classic high gloss finishes.
Christian Power, the Owner’s Representative during the build and Captain of EJI, confirms the smooth and enjoyable build process. “During the sea trials the vessel performed very well. We didn’t have any issues at all. We managed to get the sea trials done in 1 day.”
“I give AMELS a 10 out of 10,” Captain Power continues. “I have to say, after building several yachts, certainly with my experience I’ve never been able to deliver a yacht a week early. And that’s all down to AMELS organization and skills and it’s just amazing that we’ve got there a week early.”
EJI is a great example of the advantages of the AMELS Limited Editions approach to yacht building – a proven platform of the highest quality, delivered much faster. The AMELS 180’s full displacement comfort and seakeeping performance has been proven in over a million miles of global voyages.
"The AMELS 180 has been the world’s best-selling 55-metre yacht design since 2007," comments AMELS Commercial Director Rose Damen. “We’ve been able to do that through constantly evolving and introducing new features."
Following the delivery of EJI, we are now working on our next AMELS 180, which is now under construction for delivery in spring 2019.
The highly popular design continues to evolve, looking even more striking with a new colour scheme devised by the AMELS design team in collaboration with exterior designer Tim Heywood. The AMELS 180 stands out with a stunning Sun Deck, covering 180 square metres (1,938 sq ft). At 28 metres (92 ft) in length with a 7-person jacuzzi, the top deck is the largest you’ll find on any comparable yacht.
The addition of a large Swim Platform and Beach Club, plus 3 folding balconies, ensures there are always plenty of outdoor spaces to enjoy. The Owners Suite with folding balcony is a beautiful space to wake up with the sound of the sea, fresh ocean breezes and an al fresco breakfast.
The Bridge Deck Sky Lounge, illustrated in an inspiring concept by designer Laura Sessa, offers 60 square metres (646 sq ft) with large deep windows and sliding doors opening up for aft deck outdoor dining.