Published: Thursday, 02 May 2013
Mike Fulton

The first Amels 199 Limited Editions, Event, has been christened at the Amels yard in Vlissingen, Holland. In a few weeks the 60-metre yacht will start her maiden voyage, exploring the spectacular Norwegian fjords. 

The on-time delivery of Event represents another successful collaboration between Amels and project management by Imperial Yachts. Imperial's CEO Evgeniy Kochman commented: "Of the many projects we have done with Amels, Event is one of the most exciting - such a thrilling concept, brilliantly executed."

Amels New 60m Event Ion Maiden Voyage To Norway

The owner thanked the Amels workforce for their many months of dedication and hard work and gave the honour of christening the yacht to Laura Sessa, the designer who created an interior that perfectly complements the bold theme of Tim Heywood's lines for the Amels 199. 

Heywood commented, "I'm so pleased that Amels and the owner of Event shared my passion for the thrilling looking design as the Amels 199. On paper and in concept form the scimitar bow and reverse tumblehome features of the design looked very exciting, and now to see this in reality is a dream come true."

Following her voyage to Norway, the yacht will sail south for the Mediterranean where she will be available for charter. She will be exhibited at the Monaco Yacht Show this September.

Amels New 60m Event Ion Maiden Voyage To Norway 1

Rob Luijendijk, managing director of Amels said: "The Amels 199 remains true to the Limited Editions concept that we have been promoting for the past six years: a superior yacht with the highest quality and technical specification, delivered in much less time, and avoiding the risks of a full-custom design. The continuing success of Limited Editions proves that we have found a 21st century concept that really appeals to the modern superyacht owner."

Event has a top speed of 16.5 knots with a range of 5,000 nautical miles at 13 knots; she cruises at 15 knots. Her beam is 10.3 metres and she has a 3.45-metre draft. She comes with an array of the latest water toys such as two wave runners, seabobs, dive equipment and compressor. The beach club has an enormous swim platform, retractable stairs, a sauna, steam shower and the latest gym equipment for active charter guests

She can accommodate 12 guests and fourteen crew, plus the captain. The master suite is located on the main deck and features an office, dressing room and ensuite facilities. On the bridge deck there are two double VIP staterooms, while on the lower deck there is a double cabin, one twin and one convertible double/twin cabin. The captain, chief engineer and chief mate all have private cabins. The general arrangement allows easy private access from all luxury areas, including the beach club, to the outer decks. Other special features included a 23-metre sun deck, a comfortable enclosed lounge aft, a Jacuzzi, a bridge deck offering spacious alfresco dining and a Touch & GO helicopter platform on the foredeck.