Video: Behind the Scenes of the Amels 78 Superyacht Launch
by Miranda Blazeby
Dutch yard Amels has released a new behind-the-scenes video of the launch of its largest-ever fully custom superyacht.
The yacht is now being transported to Amels' outfitting yard in the Netherlands and is scheduled for completion in 2021.
The the 78 metre Amels superyacht boasts a 2,850GT interior, superseding the 2,827GT interior of the 83 metre Here Comes The Sun.
This will make the 78 metre newly-launched superyacht the largest Amels yet on its delivery.
The launch ceremony of the yacht was attended by the owner's team, represented by Andrew Tree of Superyacht Technical Services, along with exterior designer and naval architect Espen ?ino and Amels managing director Rose Damen.
Tree described the project as a "truly custom yacht, with stunning design both inside and out." This could be only be achieved, he said, "with the greatest collaboration, having the very best of European design and the highest quality of construction and management."
"It has been a pleasure to represent the owner throughout this prestigious build process and we look forward to her completion and delivery in 2021."
Speaking about the yacht, ?ino said: "It's definitely a unique project and it was an intense collaboration with Amels and I think it's been an amazing journey so far since signing the contract in 2017."
While details remain under wraps, the 78-metre yacht will feature plentiful exterior relaxation options, with a rectangular spa pool and large sunbathing area on the foredeck.
Speaking about the design, ?ino revealed the yacht will feature a "big pool on the upper deck".
Elsewhere, balconies will have direct access to the cabins, which ?ino described as "pretty amazing". "A lot of people don't notice this because when you look at the profile view they're not very visible. But when you draw the boat in 3D you can see these balconies coming out."