Amels and Damen to build 120m ‘green’ superyacht


Netherlands superyacht builders Amels and Damen have signed a deal to build a 120m, ecologically-friendly superyacht, Project Signature, – its biggest ever construction – for delivery in 2025.

Designed by Espen Øino, the construction will be overseen by Imperial for the owner. “Project Signature will be a ‘green’, ecological superyacht technically prepared for the standard Lloyds Register of Shipping EP (Environmental Protection) notation,” according to Imperial.

Powered by diesel-electric engines and Azipod propulsion, Project Signature will provide her guests with the lowest levels of noise and vibration ever experienced on a yacht of this size, it was claimed.

Lowest levels of noise and vibration

The superyacht is Amels’ and Damen’s nineth vessel to be built in partnership with Imperial since 2009. Rose Damen, MD Amels and Damen Yachting, said: “The yacht builds on our strong relationships with both Imperial and Espen Øino. We have an excellent team on this project, including our designers and engineers at our yard as well as our production department and of course the amazing pool of talented suppliers and subcontractors on our doorstep. Everyone involved is very excited and looking forward to delivering the very best yacht for the owner.”

Imperial director Julia Steward said Project Signature confirmed the firm’s leadership in the 100m-plus  superyacht new construction range. “Partnering with Amels and Damen Yachting shipyards makes sense for this project: they have a reputation of excellence that nobody can deny and we value their high standards and results to deliver on record time,” said Steward.

‘Deliver on record time’

Project Signature will be “the most striking, silent and advanced superyacht ever delivered”, pledged Steward.

More information about the project is expected later this year.

Meanwhile, in early Summer this year Amels’ and Damen’s new expedition yacht La Datcha left its building hall in the Netherlands. The 77m SeaXplorer was scheduled for delivery at the end of the summer.