Published: Thursday, 14 November 2013
Mike Fulton

Famed Dutch boat builder Amels has sold the first of its Limited Editions Amels 242 boats. Due for delivery in 2016, construction of this 74-metre Tim Heywood-designed yacht is already underway. Andrew Winch has been commissioned to style the interior, which will include two generously sized VIP cabins situated on the main deck, each composed of a bedroom, office, an en-suite and s dressing room.

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Heywood’s secret in creating such a streamlined and elegant profile for the AMELS 242 is her very long aft deck, which features a large 6.5 by 3.5-metre swimming pool. The yacht will come with a dedicated owner’s deck with 240 square metres of luxury space. Features of the forward-looking owner’s suite include: ‘his and hers’ bathrooms and an office. Large sliding windows aft of the owner’s lounge allow easy access to the outside.

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Situated centrally on lower deck is a large full-beam spa, with sauna, steam room, gym and a fold-down beach platform - ideal for taking a plunge into the sea from the side of the yacht. The watersports garage can hold two 9.5-metre tenders, jet skis and other assorted water toys. 

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Amels chief executive Rob Luijendijk commented: “We are really pleased to have sold the first Amels 242, and it is great to be working once again with Moran Yacht & Ship on this exciting project. We have created the perfect balance between full-custom and semi-custom construction. This is proven by the fact that we now have all five models of the Limited Editions range in build, from the Amels 180 up to the 272. Tim Heywood’s avant-garde design for the Amels 199 really turned heads at the Monaco Yacht Show, and this model is now setting a new benchmark in the 60-metre luxury sector.” 

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Amels is now one of the most successful superyacht builders in Holland. Currently there are nine Limited Editions projects under construction at the Vlissingen yard, along with two large refit projects. The company has seen the Limited Editions concept go from strength to strength, with the range now spanning five elegant Tim Heywood designs from 55 to 83 metres. All those that have already been delivered were done so on or ahead of contracted schedule. 

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The 242 is 74 metres LOA with a 12.25-metre beam and weighs in at 1,725 gross tons. She can accommodate 14s guest and comes with a crew of 19. She tops out at 16.5 knots and has a range of 5,000 nautical miles at her cruise speed of 13 knots.