Amels 200 third hull: work is in full swing despite quarantine
The new 60-meter yacht of the Amels 200 project has moved to the Amels shipyard in Vlissingen (Netherlands) for outfitting. This yacht is the third hull of the series: the first was the launched Volpini 2, and the second, whose name is still unknown, is now under construction and will be delivered to the customer in the spring of 2021. Moreover, this is the first experience of Amels with the Italian studio Luxury Projects and its founder, designer Laura Pomponi. This team will be involved in designing interiors, and the exterior design of the entire Amels 200 series was developed by the famous Tim Heywood.
With a displacement of 970 tons, the Amels 200 design offers voluminous spaces for 12 guests of the yacht. Four decks are connected by an elevator, and the sundeck is equipped with a gym. The Amels 200 features a hybrid diesel-electric power technology, which has already proven a revolutionary reduction in emissions and environmental impact.
Despite quarantine measures taken in connection with COVID-19, construction at the Amels and Damen shipyards is on schedule. Engineers and designers work from home, and staff at the shipyard strictly comply with all prescribed instructions for protection and minimizing contacts.
“During these challenging times we’ve taken wide-ranging measures at our yards to minimise the impact and spread of the virus,”says Managing Director Rose Damen.
“The health and wellbeing of those working at the yard is our top priority. So the arrival of this new hull shows a great determination and adaptability from everyone involved including our suppliers. It gives me a lot of confidence that we will get through this crisis in our industry together.”