Dutch shipyard Amels has sold its first LAMELS-242-Press-Release-LR-1imited Editions AMELS 242, which is due for delivery in 2016. Construction on the 74m Tim Heywood design is already underway with Andrew Winch commissioned to design the interior.

The yacht has a distinctive long aft deck which features a large swimming pool of 6.5 x 3.5m. On the owner’s deck 240 square metres of space will host ‘his and hers’ bathrooms, and an owner’s office. Aft is the owner’s lounge, with large sliding windows facing aft, capable of making the lounge an inside or outside area. Two generously sized VIP cabins situated on main deck will each be equipped with a bedroom, office, guest suite and dressing room.

Situated centrally on lower deck is a large, full-beam spa, with sauna, steam room, gym and fold-down beach platform. The watersports garage is large enough to hold two 9.5m tenders, jet skis and assorted other water toys.

Amels chief executive Rob Luijendijk commented: “We are really pleased to have sold the first Amels 242, and it is great to be working once again with Moran Yacht & Ship on this exciting project.

We have created the perfect balance between full custom and semi-custom construction, proven by the fact that we now have all five models in the Limited Editions range in build, from the Amels 180 up to the Amels 272. Tim Heywood’s avant-garde design for the Amels 199 really turned heads at the Monaco Yacht Show, and this model is now widely acknowledged to be setting a new benchmark for the 60-metre luxury sector.”

Currently there are nine Limited Editions projects under construction in Vlissingen, and two large refit projects. With an average growth in annual turnover of 10 per cent since 2005, Amels has seen the Limited Editions concept go from strength to strength, with the range now spanning five elegant Tim Heywood designs from 55 to 83 metres. All have been delivered on or ahead of contract.

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