AMELS’ first new generation hybrid superyacht mostly built in Poland

Unveiled at the Monaco Yacht Show in 2015, the innovative 57.70-metre AMELS 188 (970 GT), combining advanced solutions including hybrid electrical power with the modern elegance and timeless pedigree of designer Tim Heywood, has recently been launched and delivered, as partly outfitted unit, from Polish yard.

On February 27, 2017, the partially outfitted vessel, newbuilding no. AMELS 18801, on tow, departed the port of Gdynia for the Netherlands. The launching took place 10 days earlier, on a syncrolift hired from Naval Shipyard Gdynia.

Damen Shipyards Gdynia is a regular supplier of partly outfitted vessels to AMELS, the luxury yacht building arm in Damen Shipyards Group. The yachts built in Polish, Gdynia based, yard are usually outfitted to quite a high extend, with most of crucial propulsion and engine room equipment and systems installed. Important part of shipboard electronics, automation, bridge equipment installation and all interriors outfitting is done in the Dutch yard of Damen Shipyards Group.

The Dutch luxury yacht builder’s completely new superyacht, as revealed in 2015 in Monaco, joins the 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range.

AMELS invited the design duo of Reymond Langton to create their vision of AMELS 188’s impressive interiors. Convinced by Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton’s reputation for attention to detail, their stunning design concept surpasses all expectations, renewing constantly with living, breathing spaces that invite you inside.

The innovative 57.70-metre AMELS 188 (970 GT) combines advanced solutions like hybrid electrical power with the modern elegance and timeless pedigree of designer Tim Heywood. The smart layout maximises guest enjoyment – from open decks with generous outdoor spaces to the lure of the 30 square-metre Beach Club and the Wellness Centre’s gym, sauna and Turkish steam shower. The design duo of Pascale Reymond and Andrew Langton created an interior design with living, breathing spaces that invite you inside. The full-beam Owner’s Suite covers almost 80 square metres, and features a large folding balcony and mid-beam sliding doors for privacy.

The AMELS 188 accommodates 12 guests in the Owner’s Suite, Bridge Deck VIP Suite and four wonderfully spacious king size Lower Deck Guest Suites. The large volume design features four accommodation decks, topped by the Sun Deck. The yacht has generous storage for watersports and
diving gear, including two covered waverunners, a MOB tender and big 7-metre limo-tender.
A true ocean-going yacht, the autonomous yacht carries more than sufficient fuel for transatlantic range, with maximum stowage for all purposes, including chartering.
The crew can discreetly access all parts of the vessel, even the Beach Club. When service doors open, guests will see upgraded crew areas with superior finishing to match the looks of the interior.

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AMELS 188 – principal particulars:
length overall – 57.70 m (188 ft)
length on waterline – 51,82 m (170 ft)
beam overall (at hull) – 10.60 m (35 ft)
draught (full load) – 3.35 m (11 ft)
depth, midships – 5,20 m (17 ft)
displacement (full load) – 924 tonnes (approx.)
gross tonnage – 970
design exterior – Tim Heywood
interior concept – Reymond Langton
naval architecture – AMELS
maximum speed – 15.5 knots
range @ 13.0 knots – 4500 nautical miles
fuel capacity – 143,000 litres
fresh water capacity – 24,000 litres
guests – 12
crew – 12 + captain
tenders – 1 × 7,00 m + 1 × 6,20 m + two waverunners
propulsion: two MTU 12V4000 M53 diesels, 1380 kW @ 1800 rpm each, resilient mounts / Reintjes WAF 763 gearboxes / Rubber Design shaft line arrangement / fixed-pitch five-blade Cunial propellers; exhaust: two silencers and seawater cooling / below-waterline discharge for main engines
/ soot filters for main generator exhausts
eco & environment – waste heat recovery for potable water, pool heating and HVAC reheating; hybrid switchboard for peak shaving and efficient generator operation; exhaust IMO Tier III compliant
deck equipment: stern passerelle / two vertical anchor winches with warping head / two capstans aft / foredeck crane used for launching MOB / tender / wave runners / jacuzzi on sundeck with sunbeds
bow thruster – electrically driven: 130 ekW
stablilisers – quantum zero-speed stabilizer (design speed 13 knots)
electrical installation: two generator sets, 1 x 185 ekW + 1 x 250 ekW, 3-phase 230/400 VAC, 50 Hz / emergency generator set, 109 ekW / 250-KVA shore-power connection 360A; hybrid energy storage system, max power 84 kW – total capacity 56 kWh
navigation equipment and communications: integrated navigation system / gyro and magnetic compass / X-band radar / S-band radar / autopilot / speed log / echo sounder / DGPS / ECDIS / conning / wind measurement equipment / AIS; comms according to GMDSS Area 3, Inmarsat F, telephone installation, intercom
classification – Lloyd’s Register 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 [ ] LMC, UMS, SCM MCA LYC-3
exterior: teak decks with grade quarter-sawn 55 mm wide teak / stainless-steel; railings and cap rails / glass windscreens / tinted double-glazed windows
luxury interior: cxtensive luxury accommodation per General Arrangement; the layout is arranged for efficient operation: Food lift from main deck to
sundeck / central staircase / luxury elevator on four decks / separate crew quarters / central pantries on main and bridge deck / main deck galley /
tank deck with cold and freeze store and dry store


AMELS 18801 on a pontoon-barge on tow from Damen Shipyards Gdynia to syncrolift of Gdynia Naval Shipyard for launching


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