Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show, the innovative 57.70-metre AMELS 188 (970 GT) combines advanced solutions including hybrid electrical power with the modern elegance and timeless pedigree of designer Tim Heywood. The Dutch luxury yacht builder’s completely new superyacht joins the 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range, now with six unique designs all built to the absolute highest AMELS quality.
As details emerged during the summer, the buzz around the AMELS 188 built quickly. The yard has nearly completed the engineering phase of the AMELS 188, which has a preliminary scheduled delivery in Spring 2018. Managing Director Rob Luijendijk says AMELS is already handling a number of serious enquiries.
“Our clients have been tremendously excited about this yacht, ” he says. “If you look at the 55-metre AMELS 180 and the 60-metre AMELS 199, they are both unique and very successful designs. The 57.70-metre AMELS 188 fits perfectly between these two yachts, bringing something entirely new to a market segment that we have traditionally show leadership in.
Quest for perfection with hybrid technology
AMELS continuously improves its engineering and design based on client feedback from almost 30 Limited Editions yacht projects. The yard applied that knowledge and experience, while leveraging the dedicated R&D resources of its parent company DAMEN Shipyards, to perfect its new design.
The AMELS 188 is the first in the Limited Editions range engineered right from the start with the advanced AMELS Hybrid Power system. Based on modelling of trending voyage data, AMELS has a uniquely holistic approach to hybrid technology for hotel loads. Together with AMELS Heat Recovery to reuse energy already on board, the result is smart efficiency for a smaller ecological footprint and lower Total Cost of Ownership.
Stunning interior design concept
Convinced by Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton’s talent and reputation for attention to detail, AMELS invited the design duo to create their vision of AMELS 188’s impressive interiors. Reymond Langton’s stunning design concept surpasses all expectations, renewing constantly with living, breathing spaces that invite you inside.
The AMELS 188’s smart layout maximises guest enjoyment – from open decks with generous outdoor spaces to the lure of the 30 square-metre Beach Club and the Wellness Centre’s gym, sauna and Turkish steam shower. The full-beam Owner’s Suite covers almost 80 square metres, and features a large folding balcony and mid-beam sliding doors for privacy.