Construction of AMELS 272 underway

Alasdair Whyte
By Alasdair Whyte February 13, 2015 09:28

Construction of AMELS 272 underway

AMELS are currently constructing the largest ever yacht built at their shipyard in Vlissingen; the first AMELS 272.

This week, its 120 tonne aluminium superstructure was lifted over the 83 metre steel hull, requiring three cranes. The Dutch manufacturer’s craftsmen are currently joining the two together.  The task, completed in the newly commissioned 200-metre drydock, was the heaviest crane lift ever completed at AMELS.

British designer Tim Heywood is responsible for the design of the AMELS 272, with interiors by Your Desired Designer.

The AMELS 272 will be delivered in late 2016. The shipyard will deliver three other superyachts this year; 55 metre La Familia in May, 55 metre Vega in June and 60 metre Madame Kate in June.


Name: AMELS 272

Builder: AMELS
Length: 83.0m / 272’4″

Exterior: Tim Heywood
Interior: your desired designer
Naval Architect: AMELS

Guests: 16
Crew: 26 + captain
Beam (overall at hull): 14.54m / 47’8″
Draught: 3.85m / 12’8″
Max speed: 17 knots
Range: 5500 nautical miles
Hull: steel
Superstructure: aluminium

Alasdair Whyte
By Alasdair Whyte February 13, 2015 09:28

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