AMELS is delighted to host the 57.7-metre VOLPINI 2 (188 ft) at the Monaco Yacht Show from 26 to 29 September this year. The brand new yacht, delivered in July, is the first AMELS 188 from the Dutch yacht builder’s Limited Editions range and will be showcasing the new Tim Heywood design for the first time. VOLPINI 2’s owner, a repeat AMELS client, is currently enjoying his new yacht with family and friends in the Mediterranean.
“We’re very proud to be debuting VOLPINI 2 in Monaco,” comments Rose Damen, AMELS Commercial Director. “The AMELS 188 development started with a comprehensive effort by our in-house design and engineering teams in 2014. It’s been very exciting to see her taking shape. Our design collaborations with Tim Heywood and Reymond Langton have also succeeded beautifully. We’re absolutely delighted with the AMELS 188, which is a fantastic new addition to our Limited Editions range.”
As well as the first AMELS 188, VOLPINI 2 is the world’s first Tier III compliant new build yacht and the first yacht with AMELS Hybrid Power in the AMELS Limited Editions range.
“VOLPINI 2 is unique and original and exceeds my wildest expectations,” exterior designer Tim Heywood says. “She is inspired, like all my work, by nature. The design echoes a cruising swan ruffling her feathers. The sweeping profile lines are enhanced by the twists in the surfaces, which give her an enriched and interesting form with light and shade effects to each deck level. I am sure we have created a timeless yacht that will cruise the world, for many decades, and provide her owner, and her owner’s family, with many priceless memories of wonderful times aboard.”
The wide 10.6-metre beam (35 ft) adds to the high volume (970 Gross Tonnage) interiors with high ceiling heights. VOLPINI 2 features an Owners Suite with folding balcony (12 square metres / 130 sq ft), six suites including a VIP suite on Bridge Deck, a Sun Deck Sky Lounge accessed by central staircase and elevator, plus a Beach Club and wellness area with internal stairs to the Main Saloon. The yacht is the yard’s first collaboration with Reymond Langton who created the interior design.
“We loved working with AMELS,” Pascale Reymond explains. “They have a great attitude and a very good team there. VOLPINI 2 worked out very successfully. Our design for the interiors is quite young and avant-garde. We tailored it in a way that there are a lot of individual details, many layers, but at the same time it’s very calm and elegant. The ceiling heights on all luxury decks are really good. That really surprised me on board, it feels amazing.”
At the Monaco Yacht Show, VOLPINI 2 will be available for viewing by appointment with AMELS only. She is not available for sale or for charter.