The first Amels 60 with exterior design by Espen Oeino has been unveiled. She was built for an experienced Amels client. This debut appearance comes ahead of her official launch and delivery scheduled for later this spring.

“A new era has dawned on our Amels Limited Editions. The proven platform and Amels pedigree our owners expect – shaped for the future. This is an incredible moment not only for the Owner and his team, but for everyone who has been involved in bringing the Amels 60 to life. The next generation starts here. A star has emerged,” says Rose Damen, Damen Yachting’s Managing Director.  

The Amels 6001 distinctive lines and geometric shaping of her timeless Espen Oeino exterior design are complimented by her owner-specified custom color scheme. Her standout metallic Pebble Grey hull with Matterhorn White and Super Jet Black superstructure was made all the more beautiful as daylight hit the stunning paint scheme for the first time.

More usually associated with full custom projects, exterior designer Espen Oeino explains why penning the Amels 60 was such a unique project for him. “The Amels 60 is the first Limited Editions design we are involved with and it has been a fascinating journey thus far. The design process is somewhat different, as one is designing not for an individual client but rather for a group of potential clients, so a proper market research as to what this target group is looking for is fundamental for the success of the project as a whole. Considering that five Amels 60s have already been sold prior to launching the first vessel, this is a testimony to Amels and their in depth research from which the design found its inspiration. As a design studio, having worked mostly with custom designed yachts, we are very enthusiastic and proud to be part of this very exciting programme.”

Amels 6001 features hybrid power and propulsion technology and the overall design focuses on the onboard user experience. There is an emphasis on space throughout with the large sun deck, swim platform and folding owners suite balcony and generous interior volume of 830 GT. The 9m luxury tender can be stowed on the foredeck. 

The custom interiors were made by Winch Design. “The harmonious custom interiors capture the feel and style of a relaxed family home on the water, promoting a ‘calm atmosphere and involuntary relaxation’. For the most part, we have used pure and natural materials to emphasize the relaxed ‘home at the beach’ spirit of the interior. However, we have also added layers of surface interest to materials such as stones and timbers to create unique and tactile finishes.” Jim Dixon, Director Yachts & Aviation, Winch Design.

The Amels 60 was introduced in 2019 and redefines the look of Damen Yachting’s hugely successful Limited Editions range. The market reception to this new generation Amels Limited Editions has proved strong with the sale of the fifth hull from the design confirmed in the last quarter of 2021.

Damen Yachting, a division within the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019. The division combines the pedigree and heritage of Amels yachts with a growing portfolio of SeaXplorer yachts and Yacht Support vessels.

Credits: Damen Yachting

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