The 74-metre AMELS superyacht PLVS VLTRA has won at the Asia Boating Awards 2017. AMELS Commercial Director Rose Damen accepted the award for Best Semi Custom Built Yacht (above 120 ft) at the event during the Singapore Yacht Show.
“Winning the Asia Boating Awards is a great recognition for all the Owners in the Asia Pacific region who have invested in an AMELS Limited Editions superyacht,” Rose comments. “More than 10 years ago, we were the first to introduce the idea of premium semi-custom yacht building with very short delivery times – the Limited Editions approach in the highest segment of the superyacht market. Today we have delivered almost 30 yachts from the six models in the 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range.”
In addition to the AMELS 242 PLVS VLTRA, previous Asia Boating Awards winners include the AMELS Limited Editions yachts ENGELBERG (an AMELS 180) and MADAME KATE (an AMELS 199). Last year at the Singapore Yacht Show, the yard hosted the AMELS 180 yacht LA FAMILIA, which had been exploring Southeast Asia at the time.
“Fast delivery but with top quality and finish is so important in the Asian market,” Rose continues. “But building in half the time of a full custom yacht – as well as the customisation that clients at this level require – is enormously challenging for a yacht builder to get right. It requires highly organised modern production techniques and a huge upfront investment in design and engineering. After almost 30 Limited Editions yachts, AMELS not only has the successful track record for on-time, on budget deliveries, but our yachts are also proven high value collectors’ items on the resale market with low depreciation.”
PLVS VLTRA features in the latest issue of the multimedia INSIDE AMELS magazine.