Dutch yacht-builder Amels signed an order for a 78m full-custom yacht at the recent Monaco Yacht Show. When the yacht is delivered in 2021, it will be the largest Amels by gross tonnage built to date.

“This is a particularly significant contract for Amels and a great compliment for our full custom team,” says Rose Damen, Amels commercial director. “All of us at Amels are looking forward to working with the owner’s team and the yacht’s designers to create this beautiful new custom yacht with the absolute highest quality that Amels is renowned for.”

While further details of the project are under wraps, the yacht’s approximate 2,850 gross tonnage will make it the largest constructed at the yard so far.

Espen Øino, who developed the exterior design and general arrangement plan together with the owner, says: "For our team it is the first time we have collaborated with Amels on a yacht project. We are very impressed by the know-how and professionalism that the Amels custom yachts team have displayed during the design development and negotiations and look forward to working together towards making this vessel a unique custom yacht we all can be proud of."

The owner has selected Zuretti Interior Designers to create the interiors.

“We have invested a lot of time and resources to develop our team and our facilities in Vlissingen for full custom building, so it’s very rewarding to start building the biggest Amels yacht so far," says Roeland Berrevoets, who led the development of the project at Amels.

Amels claims to operate the largest superyacht facility in the Netherlands, with climate-controlled production facilities including three drydocks up to 215m in length. The company has delivered around 60 yachts during its lifetime, including the 83m Here Comes the Sun, the largest Amels yacht by length to date, and the 73m Ilona.