HERE COMES THE SUN is an award-winning, as-new Northern European yacht packed with every possible apex superyacht feature her 20 guests could desire, yet under the 3,000GT threshold. As such she represents an extremely rare opportunity
Already the largest Amels ever delivered, with exteriors by Tim Heywood and Winch Design interiors, she was rebuilt at the Amels yard in 2020-21 with a 6m (19.7ft) extension. She emerged to universal acclaim as an 89m (291.9ft) yacht with a full repaint and a host of enhancements, winning Best Rebuilt Yacht at the World Superyacht Award 2022.
There are two new bridge deck VIP suites with 12m-long (39.4ft) balconies. She has a new 7x4m (23x13.1ft) counter-current pool on the main deck aft, flush with the deck to preserve the views, with the bulwarks lowered and handrails added for the same reason. The sun deck was extended aft to create a helipad for a Bell 429 or H145, and she also has a foredeck touch-and-go helipad.
Her restyled beach club measures 15x8m (49.2x26.3ft) and has fold-down sea terraces either side and an extended swim platform with hydraulic bathing steps aft. There is a sit-up wet bar and lounge and cocktail seating throughout the space. Forward of the beach club is a wellness centre with sauna, steam room, plunge pool, shower and dayhead to starboard and a massage room and beauty salon to port.
Other features include a glass elevator serving lower to sun decks, and there is step-free access from the lower deck lobby to the beach club. A private owner’s deck has a bedroom forward with wraparound views and access to walkaround sidedecks and the foredeck. There are his-and-hers bathrooms and dressing rooms and both the lounge and study have access to balconies. The saloon also has a bar and a dining room and access to the aft terrace.
Up on the sun deck there is a raised jacuzzi flanked by sunpads and beneath the hardtop there is a sit-up wet bar, dayhead and a good selection of gym equipment. The main deck is home to the yacht’s dedicated cinema and seven of the yacht’s guest suites, four of which can combine to create two VIP sites. All of the aft deck spaces on main to bridge decks have glass windbreak panels for guest comfort.
Twin 3,000hp Caterpillar diesel engines give her a top speed of 17.5 knots, she cruises at 13.5 knots and has a remarkable range of 10,000nm at her economical speed. Quantum zero speed stabilisers ensure comfort on arrival.
The lower deck garage, with shell doors either side, is home to two custom Yachtwerft Meyer tenders, a 10.5m (34.5ft) limo and a 9.2m (30.2ft) D-Rib, and a 7m (23ft) Super Air Nautique G23. There’s also a selection of watertoys including SeaDoos, SeaBobs and an inflatable marina and waterslide.