AMELS are masters in the art of modern Dutch high-value yacht building. The yard is the largest superyacht facility in the Netherlands and one of the top superyacht builders in the world. In 2007 AMELS launched the successful LIMITED EDITIONS – five motor yacht designs ranging from 55 to 83 metres with exteriors by award-winning British designer Tim Heywood.
A LIMITED EDITIONS yacht shares the philosophy of today’s busy owner, reflecting the luxury lifestyle in the early 21st century. AMELS’ unique approach has the advantage of a proven, reliable platform, while retaining the main attraction of pure custom – freedom in the interior and exterior design. Compared to pure custom, the LIMITED EDITIONS are the ‘best of both worlds’ and delivered in half the time.
The largest of these modern superyachts – the 83-metre AMELS 272 – is now in the build process and will be the largest AMELS yacht ever. With an average growth in annual turnover of 10% since 2007, AMELS has seen the LIMITED EDITONS concept go from strength to strength, with all projects delivered on or ahead of contract.
The craftsmen at AMELS share the rich, centuries-old tradition of nautical excellence in Vlissingen. With direct access to the North Sea, the yard can accommodate new builds and refits for even the largest of private yachts up to 200 metres. Today the AMELS yard covers 100,000sq m, including fully climate-controlled covered drydocks. Comprehensive paint facilities ensure the highest quality finish, while the design and engineering team ensures precision and reliability for trouble-free enjoyment. It’s the refinement of every single detail that makes an AMELS yacht unique.
Since 1991, AMELS has been part of the family-owned DAMEN Shipyards – the largest shipbuilding group in the Netherlands and one of the world’s top shipbuilders. In 2009 AMELS introduced the DAMEN Yacht Support vessels. Purpose-built and finished to superyacht standards, these advanced fast support vessels can reach 28 knots. Options include an impressive deck space for tenders and watertoys, dive centres and fully certified helipads. To date DAMEN has delivered four vessels from Yacht Support range, with four more under construction in the 37m to 67-metre range, and even larger options up to 90 metres under development.
AMELS delivers what its promises. It’s more than owning a yacht, it’s the door to creating priceless memories. This is what AMELS calls the art of yacht building.