Via an incredible online world premiere this afternoon, Damen Yachting launched the brand new addition to its Amels Limited Editions. A launch like no other, the 1:10 scale model (8m) was introduced through a unique choreographed dance performance. Gaining an exclusive insight into the new range, Managing Director, Rose Damen, Product Manager, Adriaan Roose, Exterior Designer, Espen Øino and Interior Designer, Paul Costerus, sat down with press, post-reveal.
Meticulously crafted by world-renowned yacht designer Espen Øino, the design behind the Amels 80 was influenced by the beauty and resilience of the world around us. According to Rose, ‘the Amels 80 was inspired by nature and the oceans that we all know and love.’
With a sleek white superstructure, the curvaceous profile of the yacht, is, ‘a design that will not age' commented Espen. 'Her modern strong lines will look as good in 10 years as the day she departs the yard. She is everything and more that you will expect from an 80-metre yacht. There is a sense of scale, but nothing is wasted.'
Outside, the Amels 80 features a vast sun deck of 200 sq m, a large pool and two jacuzzis, alongside numerous areas for dining and lounging in the open air. Inside, an expansive beach club with openings on three sides, a wellness spa, gym, winter garden, and six guest cabins, occupy her generous interior volume that comes with her 2,175 gross tonnage. The Amels 80 additionally features a fully operational helipad on the aft, for owners to transport a private helicopter during sailing. Espen commented on the yacht's impressive size: 'An Amels 80 is only 20m longer than an Amels 60, but in terms of volume, you’re nearly talking three times the size.’
Combining over a century of design and construction experience, the Amels 80 is an impressive example of the shipyard’s expert capabilities. Rose revealed that the 80m has been thoughtfully created to be an incredible experience yacht: ‘Typical Amels clients love to bring their close friends and family onboard, it has to be a family-friendly yacht that you can live on that doesn’t just look amazing, but can be your home away from home.’
The modern, lavish interior of the Amels 80 is thanks to a new collaboration with Dutch studio, Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design. The range is expected to exceed client expectations with full onboard customisation.
Paul Costerus, Partner and Lead Designer at Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, commented on the yacht's standout interior features: ‘The beach club is one of the amazing spaces inside this yacht, but also the spa area next to it, which features a massage room, gym and sauna. The atrium is also great because on every level from the main deck up, there are vast windows where the daylight can flood in freely.'
Most notably, Amels 80 boasts an extremely impressive dedicated owner’s deck, which according to Paul, is ‘an apartment on its own.’ The private deck features a forward-facing owner’s cabin, bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and full beam (12.5m) owner's lounge, as well as private outdoor space.
She will comfortably accommodate 14, including the grand suite on the dedicated owner’s deck, as well as six guest cabins on her main deck, which can be configured according to the owner’s personal preferences.
We would like to congratulate all those involved in this incredible launch; with two vessels already in build, the first expected to be delivered in 2025, we certainly can't wait to see the Amels 80 range come to life.
Watch the Amels 80 digital debut above.