Tuesday, December 7th, 2021
Here Comes the Sun Visits London
I always feel sorry for the Captain of a yacht that has a ridiculous name. I know from my own past experiences as the Master of a superyacht how difficult it is to say the name three times when using the VHF radio. So my heart goes out to the Captain of Here Comes the Sun as she approached the Port of London recently
Following her extensive refit at Amels, the shipyard that built her Here Comes the Sun departed the Netherlands and is now ready to take on a global itinerary.
Before heading to waters further afield, the now 89-metre Amels superyacht – the largest delivered to date – made a port of call in London marking her first public display beyond the shores where she has spent the last 16 months.
Against the backdrop of the iconic London city skyline, the sheer size of Here Comes the Sun post refit, with her 6-metre extension and her increased internal volume from 2827 to 2977gt, became all the more evident.
This is a superyacht that has undergone a complete and extraordinary transformation is size and style. Her stunning brand new colour scheme perfectly carries her new additions and modifications including her extended Sun Deck aft now with helicopter landing area, extended Bridge Deck Aft accommodation to allow for 2 VIP suites she with exterior balconies and extended Main Deck Aft providing a larger beach club, spa facilities and a large 7-metre swimming pool.
Further modifications include alterations to a number of deck and interior areas and layouts.
Here Comes the Sun was originally delivered in 2017 and returned to Damen Yachting in 2020 under new ownership for an extensive refit. The Owner appointed Azure Yacht Design, the yard’s original partner for the naval architecture, to re-draw the extension from 83 to 89 metres.