Dutch shipyard Amels appears to be a hive of activity. Back in May, the yard reported another sale of its 55m Amels Limited Editions. The new order is a part of the Amels 180 range and is going to be delivered in spring 2017.

The steel-hulled full displacement yacht will be constructed according to the owner's specific features, while the interior will be produced by the designer Laura Sessa. The project itself also involves a high level of customisation - an aspect typical of Amels' style.

More exciting news came earlier in June, with the announcement of the yard's latest delivery. Following her successful delivery to her owner, the 55m superyacht Elixir is now on her way to the Med. The yacht's exterior styling was completed by the well-known British designer Tim Heywood, while the interior design is, again, led by Laura Sessa. 

M/Y Elixir

In The Superyacht Intelligence Annual Report 2016, Amels was ranked 9th out of top 50 shipyards, having delivered a total of three superyachts in 2015; two of them are a part of the 55m Amels Limited Editions - superyachts Vega and La Familia.

Crew on board of M/Y Elixir

Damen shipyard has also reported quite a substantial amount of work, currently ongoing at the yard. At present, it has a total of four support vessels in build, three of which are due to deliver in 2017. The projects in build also include YS 5009, which is a newly upgraded 55m Damen Yacht Support. The vessel will make its debut during the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

 Damen Yacht Support 5009

The rest of the Damen projects in build have a LOA range of 69-71.5m including the second Sea Axe hull - 6911, also known as YS 6911.

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