Dutch superyacht designer Nick Mezas introduces a 74 meter custom motor yacht concept in his first collaboration with Amels.
The inspiration to designing this custom project came from years of following and admiring the workmanship and quality of the superyachts from Amels. The starting point was to create a beautiful yacht for long-distance cruising in complete comfort, whether being out on the yacht’s expansive exterior decks or inside
The spacious interior and exterior areas are designed to be aesthetically pleasing and feature low beamy bulwarks with stainless steel railings on every deck, providing her 12 guests with the views of their surroundings as well as a sense of safety.
The yacht’s exterior boasts long and playful lines, which flow through the design’s decks and which give her a modern yet timeless look. Two very distinctive design details are the slanted knuckles in the forward part of the bulwarks of both the bridge- and sun deck. Furthermore, these knuckles serve the purpose of guiding the bulwarks inward when moving aft. This means more natural light and even greater views for guests relaxing in the interior areas on the owners- and bridge deck. Another detail which contributes to the yacht’s design is the bow’s top-plate which slopes gently back towards the yacht’s stern. This sloping line is accentuated by the hull’s two-tone white and dark grey color which unites the hull and superstructure in a clever way.
The yacht hosts an expansive 240 square-meter dedicated owner’s deck. This luxurious deck has it all: from the spacious ‘his and hers’ bathrooms and walk-in wardrobes to the owner’s private office and lounge. In addition, the guest accommodation shows off two generously sized main deck VIP Suites and 3 lower deck guest suites with direct access to the full beam wellness centre and folding beach terrace. This provides guests with the opportunity to go out and enjoy the water with one of the many watersports toys or simply relax in all comfort and enjoy the views next to the water’s edge. It does not end there either, the elongated main deck aft’s 180 square meters makes for one big party area with a bar, dance floor and a 6.5-metre infinity pool. The bridge deck also indulges guests with a shaded seating area overlooking the bow and another large lounging and sunbathing area aft which also serves as the yacht’s helicopter take-off and landing platform.
The vast sun deck shows off a stylish combination of both a Jacuzzi and sunbathing area as well as two spacious lounging areas, providing guests with a great vantage point whether cruising or at anchor, which is excellent for guests when raising a glass of wine and relaxing.
Photos by Nick Mezas Yacht Design
Superyachts are one of the most prestigious assets in the world, however the ability to acquire a superyacht unfortunately doesn't always prevent you from a number of mistakes when purchasing and operating it.Below we are listing 5 common mistakes experienced by quite a few newly made superyacht owners:1) Purchasing a superyacht that is too big to handleNot only would you have to pay for the numerous crew, but you would also have other significant expenses accrued, reaching up to 10% of the yacht’s price. Moreover, if your usage of the yacht is categorized as active, those expenses can get even larger. You also have to think about the fuel, parking in the marina, electricity, agent fees, surveys, technical support for the numerous installed equipment and even more.2) Choosing and working with a broker with not enough experienceSuperyachts are a particular category of vessels that require special treatment. You need to make sure that the broker you are working with is specializing exactly in superyachts. You should always ask for adequate figures for this type of vessel, and the broker must seriously pre-inspect the yacht before providing an offer.3) Appointing a dealer representative as your yacht managerA dealer representative’s main goal would be to safeguard the interests of his main employer and to increase profitability of his company by selling more yacht-related services. What’s more, when you have any issues with the warranty, there are high chances that you will end up losing that dispute, as your yacht manager will be defending the dealer’s interests primarily.4) Having lack of technical supervision over the construction of the yachtIt’s critical to have an independent technical control over yacht’s construction. It’s always important to know that a Dutch shipbuilder differs from an Italian one. Dutch shipbuilders would never start doing anything without an approved plan, while Italians would rather place a pipeline or cable at any appealing place. Therefore, it’s very important to have an independent technical overview during the yacht’s construction.5) Purchasing a superyacht without any advice from a consultantYou might have a law degree, but without any relevant experience it is likely that you will not get a favorable outcome. You always need to consult with an independent expert (broker or yacht manager) before ordering a yacht, preferably with a person who has substantial experience in operating a super- or megayacht.
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