Speedy Delivery Seals Amels Deal
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
The latest sale of a new-build Amels 180 superyacht highlights the increasing weight owners place on faster delivery times combined with top quality and design. Advised by the experts at Burgess in Monaco, the owners opted for a 55-metre yacht by Dutch builder Amels – with interiors customised to the owners’ wishes by designer Christian Liaigre – to be delivered in May 2015. This remarkably short delivery time for a superyacht is made possible by the predesigned components of Amels’ successful Limited Editions line.
“In just 16 months, these owners will be enjoying a very personal yacht, clearly tailored to their own strong appreciation of artistry and refined lifestyle,” commented Amels CEO Rob Luijendijk. “Across the industry we see delivery time as increasingly pivotal in owners’ decision-making, and this new order brokered by Burgess confirms our leadership in this regard. Our trusted Limited Editions platform eliminates technical risk and allows the owners to focus on customising the ‘fun parts’. And they know their Amel–built yacht will be delivered on time. We’re so confident that, even while they’re still reviewing design drawings, we’d encourage them to finalise their 2015 summer plans with this beautiful yacht.”
The owners’ suite will feature a folding balcony, while the main saloon has port and starboard folding balconies, amplifying the inside-out feeling on board. Further features include a touch-and-go helideck and an extensive beach club to enhance connection with the ocean, including space for water toys, a steam room and swimming platform with integrated stairs.
Owners choose the Limited Editions platform for its trusted quality and proven value, as well as the high level of individualised design elements. The Amels production process is at the heart of modern Dutch high-value yachtbuilding. Compared to a fully custom build, it’s the ‘best of both worlds’, delivering yachts in half the time. Nine Limited Editions yachts are currently in the build process, including all five Tim Heywood designs up to the 83m Amels 272.