Dubbed Project Signature, the superyacht is on track for delivery in 2025. When she hits the water, Signature will be not only the largest AMELS built to date, but the largest superyacht to ever be built in the yachting hub of the Netherlands.
The impressive project joins two other full custom projects on the order books at AMELS. Rose Damen, Managing Director of AMELS and Damen Yachting, comments:
‘We’re extremely honoured to have been selected for this major 120-metre superyacht project. The yacht builds on our strong relationships with both Imperial and Espen Øino. We have an excellent team on this project, including our designers and engineers at our yard as well as our production department and of course the amazing pool of talented suppliers and subcontractors on our doorstep. Everyone involved is very excited and looking forward to delivering the very best yacht for the Owner.’
Project Signature will honour what is now a long-standing collaboration between the Dutch yacht builders and global brokerage and management firm, Imperial, as the ninth superyacht to be built between these industry giants. Julia Stewart, Imperial Director, comments in a statement:
‘This day is a special one for Imperial: we confirm our leadership in the 100m+ superyachts new construction range while proving our important knowledge helps to raise up the level of our demanding and changing industry. Partnering with Amels and Damen Yachting shipyards makes sense for this project: they have a reputation of excellence that nobody can deny and we value their high standards and results to deliver on record time. Collaborating with Espen Øino and his team is also a proof of excellence: their expertise as well as their experience alongside Imperial will give a real value when it comes to serious matters. With this dream team at the helm, Project Signature will be one of the most striking, silent and advanced superyachts ever delivered and we look forward to commence.’
The exciting new projects also serves as a grandiose celebration of AMELS and Damen Yachting’s directional shift. Re-branding earlier this year as Damen Yachting, AMELS is now channelling its building prowess increasingly into full custom projects. Project Signature will be the second full custom project built between AMELS and designer Espen Øino and his team, following in the footsteps of the in-build 78m project.
Espen Øino is of course well-versed in the field of 100m+ designs, having laid his expert hand to project such as Flying Fox, Dilbar, Amadea and Octopus to name just a few. He comments:
‘We are obviously very enthusiastic to be a part of this exciting project, the largest ever built by Amels. Collaborating with the great teams from Imperial and Amels has strengthened our existing thriving relationships. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a yacht with a unique layout and a timeless external appearance blending edgy design with elegant curves. We very much look forward to seeing this impressive yacht come to life during the build process.’