The new AMELS 188 (57.70 meters) combines the Dutch yard’s advanced solutions – such as hybrid electrical power – with the elegance of a Tim Heywood design. The completely new superyacht joins the 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range, now with six unique designs. Already handling serious enquiries following the preview in Monaco, AMELS introduced the new Limited Editions superyacht to the Americas at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The new 970 GT superyacht joins the Dutch luxury yacht builder‘s highly successful 180 to 272 ft Limited Editions range. The six unique designs benefit from the innovative Limited Editions approach: the absolute highest AMELS quality; the comfort and stability of a high performance steel hull, faster delivery; and the Owner’s choice of interior designer. The yard has nearly completed the engineering phase of the AMELS 188, which has a preliminary scheduled delivery for Spring 2018.
“Our clients have been tremendously excited about this yacht,” says Amels Managing Director Rob Luijendijk. “If you look at the 55-metre AMELS 180 and the 60-metre AMELS 199, they are both unique and very successful designs. The 57.70-metre AMELS 188 fits perfectly between these two yachts, bringing something entirely new to a market segment that we have traditionally show leadership in,” added Luijendijk.
The AMELS 188 is the first in the Limited Editions range engineered right from the start with the advanced AMELS Hybrid Power system. Based on modeling of trending voyage data, AMELS has a uniquely holistic approach to hybrid technology for hotel loads. Together with AMELS Heat Recovery to reuse energy already on board, the result is smart efficiency for a smaller ecological footprint and lower Total Cost of Ownership.
Convinced by Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton’s talent and reputation for attention to detail, AMELS invited the design duo to create their vision of AMELS 188’s impressive interiors.
The AMELS 188’s smart layout maximizes guest enjoyment – from open decks with generous outdoor spaces to the lure of the 323 sq ft (30 square-meter) Beach Club and the Wellness Centre’s gym, sauna and Turkish steam shower. The full-beam Owner’s Suite covers almost 850 sq ft (80 square meters), and features a large folding balcony and mid-beam sliding doors for privacy.