Built for Russian clients the first in a line of new semi custom yachts from Amels has been christened Event in ceremony held at the builders yard in Vlissingen, Holland.
In a few weeks time this avant garde 60-metre super yacht will set out on her maiden voyage to explore the spectacular fjords of Norway.
The christening was an emotional occasion, the owner sending his thanks to the workforce at the shipyard who were there to enjoy the moment after many months of dedication and hard work.
The honour of christening the yacht was given to interior designer Laura Sessa, who worked closely with the owner in creating an interior that perfectly complements the bold theme of exterior designer Tim Heywood’s lines.
Seeing Event in all her glory was a special moment for Tim Heywood who said, “I’m so pleased that Amels and the owner of Event shared my passion for such a thrilling looking design as the Amels 199,” said the British designer. “On paper and in concept form the scimitar bow and reverse tumblehome features of the design looked very exciting, and now to see the reality is a dream come true.”
After her maiden voyage to Norway, the yacht will sail south for the Mediterranean where she will become available for charter and then go on to star at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. “Her dramatic looks will really turn heads in Monaco,” predicted Rob Luijendijk, managing director of Amels. He added, “She looks stunning, so avant garde, yet remains unmistakably a Tim Heywood design.
The new line remains true to the Limited Editions concept that Amels have been promoting for the past six years: a yacht of quality and technical specification, delivered in much less time, whilst avoiding the risks of a full custom design. The continuing success of Limited Editions proves that Amels have found a 21st century concept that really appeals to the modern super yacht owner.”
The successful, on-time delivery represents another successful collaboration between Amels and Imperial Yachts. CEO Evgeniy Kochman commented: “Of the many projects we have done with Amels, Event is one of the most exciting. Such a thrilling concept, brilliantly executed.”
LOA: 60.00 metres
Beam: 10.30 metres
Gross Tonnage: 1119
Owners & guests: 12 + 2 spare
Crew: 14 plus captain
Speed: 16.5 knots
Range 5,000 nm @ 13 knots