At the end of December 2015, Dutch shipyard Amels launched a new 74m superyacht from its Vlissingen facility. The Amels 242 is the currently the second largest vessel the shipyard has in build and is the fifth hull in the Amels Limited Editions range. She has now been christened Freefall.

The 242 is a large volume yacht with a GT of 1,725 which is the fourth largest of any Amels ever launched following Ilona (1,836), Montkaj (2,000) and Reborn (2,191).

Upon completion she will accommodate 12 guests across six cabins and features a large owner’s suite on the upper deck.

Freefall was designed by renowned UK-based design team Tim Heywood Design and includes his signature curves, which are also recognisable from the 23 Amels superyachts, which have also been designed by the studio.

The 74m vessel has twin diesel engines that will produce a top speed of 16.5 knots, equipping the yacht with a 5,000 nautical mile range at a cruising speed of 12.5 knots

Freefall has now been moved to dry-dock for the final stages of her construction and she is on track for delivery in Spring 2016.



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