The 78m full custom project by designer Espen Øino has successfully been launched at the Damen Shipyards hull-building facility on the Danube. Following transport to the Amels outfitting yard in the Netherlands, the 2,850GT yacht is scheduled for completion in 2021.
The owner’s team, represented by Andrew Tree of Superyacht Technical Services, joined Øino and the Amels and Damen teams, including managing director Rose Damen, to mark the landmark occasion.
“This truly custom yacht, with stunning design both inside and out, could only be achieved with the greatest collaboration, having the very best of European design and the highest quality of construction and management. It has been a pleasure to represent the owner throughout this prestigious build process and we look forward to her completion and delivery in 2021,” comments Tree.
Although the most recent Amels delivery of this scale, Here Comes The Sun, was slightly longer, this new full custom project has a larger gross tonnage, technically making her the largest Amels superyacht to date when delivered.
“It’s definitely a unique project and it was an intense collaboration with Amels and I think it’s been an amazing journey so far since signing the contract in 2017,” Øino comments on his involvement on the project.
“The layout with the big pool on the upper deck with the boats below either side, but they are all hidden so you don’t see it,” he continues on the design process. “And of course, the balconies with the direct access from the cabins out of which you can spot very easily and it’s actually looking pretty amazing. A lot of people don’t notice this because when you look at the profile view they’re not very visible, but when you draw the boat in 3D you can see these balconies coming out.”
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According to The Superyacht Agency, this project is the second collaboration between Amels and designer Espen Øino. Since the year 2000, only 84 yachts have been delivered with a larger LOA and/or GT than this project.
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