New 74m Amels 242 arrives in Holland


Aurora, Cannes, France, 2019

A new Amels 242 superyacht hull has arrived at the Amels and Damen Yachting shipyard in the Netherlands for outfitting. Sold at the end of 2020, the new 74m (242 ft) Limited Editions yacht will be delivered in spring 2022.

Imperial will supervise construction throughout the completion of the build, including a wide variety of custom features requested by the owner. The project is the tenth yacht project to be built in collaboration with Imperial since 2009.

Julia Stewart, Imperial director, said: “Project Amels 24207 is the second superyacht signed with Amels and Damen Yachting that we have successfully completed all technical and legal details during this pandemic period. This great achievement is the result of hard work, dedication and attention to all details with our esteemed partners at Amels, Damen Yachting, Tim Heywood and Winch Design studios. We are excited to give life to our tenth collaboration with our very esteemed Dutch partners.”

The Amels 242 is the seventh from the 74m design in the Limited Editions range. The range offers “a proven technical platform with custom interiors”. The builder has delivered 40 Limited Editions yachts since 2005. The innovative business model of upfront investment in engineering and construction walks a middle line between full custom and semi-custom. It can reduce delivery time from several years to as little as a few months.

Damen Yachting MD Rose Damen said: “We’re very proud of our Amels quality and the reputation that our Limited Editions yachts have earned. Our latest Amels 242 will have a very experienced project team to complete her. We’re looking forward to working closely with Imperial’s new build team and her crew to ensure she is exactly as the owner imagined when she departs the yard next year.”