Damen launches first Amels 200 superyacht

A few months before its summer delivery, the first Amels 200 rolled out of the outfitting bay on a chilly winter day at the Damen Yachting yard in the Netherlands. The RoFlo launch is the first of the year for the Dutch yacht builder.

The sale of Project Amels 200-01 was announced at the end of 2019 and now, following its launch, final outfitting and commissioning will take place quayside over the next few months.

This 60-metre (197ft) Limited Editions design, complete with interior design by Reymond Langton, is an evolution of the Amels 188. Tim Heywood created the exterior design.

Amels 200 design

The Amels 200 design shares much of the naval architecture, high volume (gross tonnage of 1015) and hybrid electrical power technology as its predecessor, as well as the four-deck elevator and air-conditioned gym on sun deck. However, the elongated Amels 200 has a number of enhancements, including larger aft decks and swim platform and full-height windows in the owner’s suite.

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‘The launch of every yacht is of course a wonderful milestone in the build journey but for 200-01 it feels particularly special,’ says Amels and Damen Yachting sales manager Jorrit Pilaar. ‘It is the first of 2021, it is first Amels 200 and it is confirmation of the successful collaboration we have had with Burgess (which represented the owner, Ed.) to ensure we have been able to offer the client fast delivery of an incredible project. I am very much looking forward seeing the final stages now come together ahead of its adventures later this year.’

Author: Mariska Buitendijk

Mariska Buitendijk is one of SWZ|Maritime's journalists as well as the magazine's copy editor.