Dutch builder Amels and broker Ocean Independence have sold the first Amels Limited Editions 180.

The 55m (180ft) yacht is a ‘highly customised’ project designed by Tim Heywood and due for delivery in May 2013.

Ocean Independence’s Switzerland-based management division, Ocean Management, has been appointed to manage the project on behalf of the owner.

The 180 is the fourth project Ocean Management to be overseen at Amels.

“With the sale of two Amels 177s at the end of last year, followed by the Amels 199 and now this latest Amels 180, the yard is going to be busier than ever,” says Amels’ MD Rob Luijendijk. “It shows that we really are on the right track with the Limited Editions concept.”

Amels is part of Holland’s largest shipyard