The 55m Engelberg has taken to the water, at the Amels Shipyard and is on schedule for her official naming ceremony and delivery to her Owner at the end of May 2013.
The Amels Limited Edition 180, will be managed by Ocean Independence’s Swiss-based Management Division, is both highly customised and intelligently designed to meet with her Owner’s needs. From the 80 km of wiring needed to power the advanced personal communications systems to the unique orange tint of the boot top line, she is the first of the Amels 180 series.
Jeroen Minnema, the Owner’s broker at Ocean Independence commented on the progress of the build saying, “We are on schedule for delivery at the end of May.”
The yacht took to the water for finishing early March and the charcoal grey hull and whisper grey superstructure look smart and stylish, but the added signature line in an orange tint made exclusively for the Owner, really give a little extra verve to the elegant Tim Heywood lines of the yacht.”
At Amels managing director Rob Luijendijk said “We are pleased with the good looks of our new lady, but equally the customised areas have been a great success. We incorporated ideas that brought more space to the interior, greater accessibility to the sun and sea, including: the wide-body sky lounge, the folding balconies on the main deck, the easy access stairs folding out off the swim platform, the extra-large sun deck engineered for a Touch & Go helipad, to name a few”.
Although solely for private use, some images may be made available after her official launch in order to share the contemporary Enzo Enea & Focus Yacht design interior and the design refinements incorporated by Amels.
Interior Designer Enzo Enea, gives us a feel for the interior saying, “it is astonishing to see what we have been able to create, our vision evolved logically and naturally with the sea as our muse. The interiors reflect the true beauty of nature’s coastal landscapes in shades of rich green, warm sand, earth tones and hues of blue. Guests onboard will feel at one with their surroundings, whilst enjoying all the most luxurious pleasures modern interior design can offer. The design remains modest, yet ingenious in its homage to the origins of sea travel: sailing and ships.”
LOA: 55 metres
Beam: 9.40 metres
Gross Tonnage: approx. 672 Gross Tons
Range 4,500 nm @ 13 knots
Owner & guests: 14
Crew: 16 including Owner’s staff
Speed: 15.5 knots