Published: Friday, 21 June 2013
Mike Fulton

The christening event for the 55-metre Amels superyacht Engelberg took place recently at the Dutch shipyard’s facilities in Vlissingen, where Ocean Independence and Amels officials smashed the honorary bottle of champagne across the bow in preparation for her delivery.

The owner’s family, Rob Luijendijk, Managing Director of Amels, and Jeroen Minnema, the owner’s representative from Ocean Independence, then made speeches on behalf of the commercial and management teams.

Amels Launches The 55m Engelberg

Engelberg’s construction was a team affair, starting with Ocean Independence’s Zurich head office selecting Jeroen Minnema in Antibes as the broker. He enthusiastically and diligently researched and reviewed all the options that would interest the client.

The Amels 180 was a great fit. The calibre of the shipyard’s work and clear reporting systems made them quickly the front-runner. This was coupled with the scope for customization offered by the Limited Editions 180 concept. Those involved also included; designers, engineers, project managers and the design team from Enea, the famed Swiss landscape architect and interior designers who, together with Mrs Inga Jacobi, created the unique interior of this very highly customised Amels 180.

The team effort did not stop there. Ocean Independence’s Swiss-based Management Division, Ocean Management, then managed the project. This was the fourth new build they have successfully managed at Amels. This cooperation will continue with the operational management of Engelberg following delivery.