During the Monaco Yacht Show 2022, Damen Yachting confirmed the sale of the first Amels 80, with Burgess representing the buyer. This all-new 80m (261ft) Amels Limited Editions is scheduled for delivery in 2025.
Burgess represented the new owner in the purchase of this brand new Amels design, which was unveiled to the industry earlier this year. ‘We are delighted to have worked as a team here at Burgess to provide our client with a seamless experience,’ says Sales Broker Kevin Kramer.
‘After sourcing the right new build, the team has now been instructed to provide technical services and act as the project manager for the entire build process. I know our Technical Services team is delighted to be working with Amels, Espen Øino and Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design again.’
The newly formed New Build Sales team draws on the talent and experience found across Burgess’ 360 offering, in this instance the Technical Services and Brokerage teams. Ed Beckett of New Build Sales was involved in the transaction and highlighted the difference our multi-disciplinary strength makes. ‘The value of Technical Services' expertise in reviewing the spec and contract as part of the sale coordinated by our Brokerage team is really what separates Burgess from other brokerage firms.’
The Amels 80, which features exterior design by Espen Oeino and custom interiors by Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, is a modern and dynamic yacht which incorporates over a century of yacht building experience. Her features include an impressive 200sqm (2,153 sqft) sun deck with jacuzzi, sit-up bar and dining and ‘winter-garden’ dining on the bridge deck aft.
On the lower deck, dappled with natural light through the 6.5m (21.4ft) glass-bottomed main deck aft pool, is a cleverly designed sea-level beach club that opens on three sides and includes a lounge, bar and wellness spa.
She also has a dedicated owner’s deck with floor-to-ceiling- glass windows, stowage for 11.5m (37ft) and 8.5m (27ft) tenders and plenty of toys, as well as a foredeck touch-and-go helipad. She also features state-of-the-art hybrid propulsion, a top speed of 16.5 knots and a transatlantic range of 5,000nm.
Exterior designer Espen Øino says ‘The Amels 80 is a design that will not age. Her modern strong lines will look as good in 10 years as the day she departs the yard. She is a big ship, full of features, with an impressive interior volume of 2,175GT. She is everything you expect from an 80m yacht and more. There is a sense of scale, but nothing is wasted.’
Sinot Yacht Architecture & Design, who created the interior design concept that the owner has chosen, added ‘The Amels 80 marks the first collaboration between Sinot and Amels. This project provides us with the opportunity to develop something truly unique. You will feel at home from the moment you step on board.’
Rose Damen, Managing Director of Damen Yachting adds ‘We are incredibly pleased to be sharing the news that the first Amels 80 has sold. This new Limited Editions design really reflects our continuous drive to adapt and evolve to ensure that we continue to reshape our pedigree, experience, and know-how for future generations. We very much look forward to continuing the build journey with our client and the team at Burgess. This is a proud moment indeed for everyone who has been involved in the project so far.’