Dutch yard Amels has recently launched the first Amels 220 superyacht, the 67.1-metre (220-foot) Project Waka, at one of its covered drydock facilities.
Amels' superyacht Project Waka. © Tom van Oosanen
Project Waka inside one of Amels' drydock facilities. © Tom van Oosanen
Captain Paul Bickley and Antoine Larriqc from Fraser Yachts opening the valves. © Tom van Oosanen
The technical launch celebrated a significant milestone in her construction and was attended by the Amels’ project team and the owner’s support, including captain Paul Bickley and Antoine Larricq from Fraser Yachts, who also represented the owner during the build.
“Now we are less than three months from delivery,” Larricq commented during the ceremony. “Everyone is really impressed how seamless this project has been. This is the result of all those hours of work and meetings, cutting materials, selecting marbles, and now we are right on schedule.”
Tim Heywood is responsible for the “timeless design” which captures the best of the British designer’s “much-loved” exterior signature.
The design draws on the pedigree of the original Amels 212 yachts delivered to date, but stands out with newly elongated decks and its additional large 65-square-metre swimming platform and beach club.
London-based studio Winch Design is leading the owner’s custom interior brief. Alongside seven suites and large indoor and outdoor social areas, the Amels 220 offers amenities for celebrations and hosting special guests with a 7-star service.
She will also include a large amount of storage space, including the tender garage for two 8-metre tenders.
“The ocean-going world traveller is proven for her performance and comfort, with a highly fuel efficient full displacement hull form and energy recovery system on board,” stated the yard.
Amels 220 will now complete outfitting before her delivery later in the year.