You know spring is almost here when the first AMELS yachts begin emerging! This beautiful 55-metre AMELS 180 is on schedule for delivery before the summer. The yacht is moored at the yard in preparation for final outfitting.
There is no margin for error when it comes to AMELS’ reputation for fast, on-schedule delivery, requiring precision timing and perfectly engineered operations.
The Roll-on / Float-off or ‘RoFlo’ method is a launching operation we’ve perfected at AMELS. We move the yacht from one of the fully climate-controlled covered building bays onto a floating pontoon, then to a floating drydock, which submerges and the yacht floats. It’s fast, efficient and low-risk for the yacht, but requires a high degree of planning and teamwork.
The AMELS yard has two building bays. The yard also has two fully climate-controlled drydocks, one 140 metres in length and one 205 metres in length.
Watch the video timelapse of the RoFlo launch.