Part of the Damen Group, Amels is a renowned luxury yacht builder. Founded in 1918, it wasn’t until the launch of Katalina in 1982 that the builder established itself within the yachting community. Since then, Amels has built a reputation for exceptional custom-built superyachts, with a huge range of models on offer. The yard’s modern climate-controlled facility, with 204m and 145m dry docks, offers direct access to the North Sea.
The 2005 completion of Tigre D’Or, was a notable milestone for Amels as it marked the delivery of the world’s first MCA-compliant certified yacht. This design launched Amels’ popular Limited Editions line, a concept that closes the gap between a purely custom build and a semi-custom yacht. All Amels Limited Edition yachts begin on a tried and tested platform—taking away the anxiety of employing too-new technology or design—but then gives owners complete control over the exterior lines and the interior layout, making each yacht built in the Limited Editions line its own work of art. Because the engineering does not need to be completed from the hull up, the build time is also significantly lessened, which is a huge bonus for buyers looking to enjoy their new yacht faster but without any compromise on quality.
Their reputation, quality, and build speed make Amels yachts a consistent favourite on the sales and charter market. IYC has extensive experience and knowledge of Amels-built yachts and can provide advice on model types and brokerage yachts.
Amels is a member of SYBAss (Superyacht Builders Association)