Superyacht Christened to the Sound of Music

Photo credit: Amels /  Arthur Lavooy

More than 600 people gathered to witness a musical Christening of the 65 metre Sea Rhapsody christening, at the Amels shipyard in Vlissingen, Holland

They included Tim Heywood who drew the lines of the yacht, and Andrew Winch who designed the interior. The sleek curves of Heywood’s exterior looked spectacular as different coloured spotlights lit up the gleaming superstructure.

Guests were treated to a video on the big screen, which detailed the building process and demonstrated the tremendous skill and complexity involved in building a modern superyacht.

The yacht was then serenaded by a choir on her foredeck, accompanied by a live orchestra.

The shipyard’s managing director Rob Luijendijk said “Sea Rhapsody is a unique piece of art, she looks stunning and we’re very proud of this project. We thank the owners for their trust in Amels.” Representing the owners, Nicholas Dean of Ocean Independence said: “The owners cannot wait for their first family cruise and truly enjoyed the building process.”

Her interior designer Andrew Winch said, “The architectural design has been subtly developed, incorporating new material choices to create an individual signature, specific to the Client. Whilst her large volume interior, complete with second full-beam Master Suite, is complimented by a soft and harmonious decorative scheme inspired by the Client’s love for Asia.”


  • LOA: 65.50 metres
  • Beam: 11.88 metres
  • Gross Tonnage: 1503 Gross Tons
  • Owner & Guests: 14
  • Crew: 16 plus Captain
  • Speed: 17.0 knots