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Holland is known for its history of art, design, and superb craftsmanship, naming some of the world’s greatest artists off the top of your head, you’re likely to come up with many of the Dutch masters including Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh.  AMELS has the largest superyacht facility in the Netherlands, building at present no less than nine luxury yachts in Vlissingen – six new builds and three refit projects.  The AMELS yard in Vlissingen has a shipbuilding heritage stretching back over 100-years,ideally located on the North Sea – For centuries the center of maritime excellence in the Netherlands.  Significantly, all five Limited Edition AMELS design models are currently in production, including the 83-metre AMELS 272, the largest yacht AMELS has ever built.


With such notable designers for Interior – Nuvolari & Lenard, and Exteriors by Tim Heywood, the understanding in the yacht business is that this yard is the “Art of Yacht Building.”  The AMELS 60-metre in the Limited Edition Series:


AMELS 60 mt Limited Edition:


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AMELS is entirely committed to the excellence of the AMELS Limited Edition Range of yacht construction and the benefits of the personal creative concept that it gives to the owners.  Hence the predecessor of the new shipyard direction, crafted and conceived from the quality developed and matured craftsmanship developed over the course of the Limited Edition series, comes a new additional shipyard direction.


Now, as a result and from that ten year maturity and growth by and through the success of the Limited Edition Range and through new and returning customer demand, AMELS recently revealing the next phase in its growth – AMELS Full Custom. The Dutch  luxury yacht builder will build one-of creations in the 80 to 110-metre segment, alongside the already successful AMELS Limited Editions range and AMELS Refit division. As Managing Director Rob Luijendijk makes clear, full custom yacht building is a natural step forward for this yard.


It stands to reason why AMELS is taking this step into full custom, taking from their repeat clients in recent years, there’s been a market shift towards larger yachts and in the top segment of that market what is really being talked about is of course, full custom. If you look at 80-metre plus yachts, they are complex constructions. There aren’t many yards that can build at that level and deliver the highest quality at the same time. At AMELS they’re proving their capability with each design model, such as  with the 83-metre project building now.


At the same time, the success of the Limited Editions concept that was introduced 10 years ago means they have a very strong basis for further growth with ongoing sales, repeat customers, and a horizon of client base and strong acceptance in the market arena. So it’s a very organic process that has lead to this next step for AMELS. Better to come from a position of strength with strong financial backing and foundation from a successful sales campaign 10-years running, with very pleased and happy customers, to move into a new phase of full custom build in the future for this accomplished yard of distinction.


The largest of the new AMELS creations is the 272-metre 5-deck Motoryacht that is hearlded to be what this yard is heading toward in their evolutional spririt of modern shipbuilding technological advances:




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Exterior design by TIM HEYWOOD
Interior design by YOUR DESIRED DESIGNER

The LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS 272 is the largest yacht ever conceived by AMELS. Her sleek curves and elongated deck spaces are classic Tim Heywood, the British maestro taking full advantage of the 83-metre hull form to disguise a large-volume yacht of 2,827 gross tonnes in a very streamlined profile. With five accommodations decks in total, the dedicated owner’s deck is an impressive 43 metres long with 300 square metres of luxury space. Follow the construction of the first AMELS 272


Length overall 83.00 metres (272 feet)
Beam overall at hull 14.54 metres (48 feet)
Draft (Full Load) 3.85 metres
Displacement (Full Load) 2400 tons
Gross Tonnage 2827
Design exterior Tim Heywood
Design interior [your desired designer]
Naval architecture Amels
Maximum speed 17.0 knots
Range 5500nm @ 15.0 knots
Guest accommodation 16
Crew accommodation 26 + captain

Please let us at YachtEZ Import And Export help you from conception to delivery beginning with inquiry, factory yard visit in the Netherlands, and of course inspection of completed yachts to help in your selection of that perfect custom yacht for you.  We can arrange a private meeting with AMELS Managing Director Rob Luijendijk and exterior designer Tim Heywood, along with your interior decorum decorator of choice, we at YachtEZ have worked many years with Nuvolari & Lenard, so we would start there with our recommendations, but will gladly arrange with whatever firm you wish to choose.


We at YachtEZ specialize in onsite yacht building management, having our Euro offices near to the yard, makes it easy for our directors to be onsite to manage all parameters of the build for our clients.. That personal touch leaves clients knowing they will receive daily reports if necessary into the building and segment completions of their most prized possession.  As we always say, with our hand’s on interaction for the owner onsite, it doesn’t get any better than that.


Traditionally, the Dutch are passionate about creating objects of the highest quality and style.  When it comes to integrating the latest technology, innovation, and imagination into the highest quality luxury yacht construction, nobody does it better.


Please call YachtEZ for an exclusively private custom build inquiry or for your AMELS Limited Editions size of choice, hull slot availability.  As disclosed, this manufacturer is building to near capacity now, and reservation is as valuable a commodity in today’s market arena as futures are in stock.  We at YachtEZ look forward to your inquiry, please fill out form below providing as much information as you can, and we will promptly reply.