In the actual worldwide situation, this is the kind of exclusive and positive news the yachting industry and the luxury industry in general, wasn’t expecting. Once delivered, Project SIGNATURE will be the largest superyacht ever built in the Netherlands, and one of the greenest built under Lloyds EP specifications.
With Imperial Yachts representing the owner, the team at Amels and Damen Yachting has signed a new build 120-metre Amels superyacht by Espen Øino. Imperial will also supervise the whole construction process until delivery.
The Amels yacht is the builder’s third full custom project now on order. Rose Damen, Managing Director of Amels and Damen Yachting, says: “We’re extremely honoured to have been selected for this major 120-metre superyacht project. 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”.
The project is the ninth Amels yacht project to be built in collaboration with Imperial since 2009. Julia Stewart, Imperial Director, states: “This day is a special one for Imperial: we confirm our leadership in the 100m+ superyachts new construction range while proving our important knowledge helps to raise up the level of our demanding and changing industry. 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. Collaborating with Espen Øino and his team is also a proof of excellence: their expertise as well as their experience alongside Imperial will give a real value when it comes to serious matters. With this dream team at the helm, Project Signature will be one the most striking, silent and advanced superyacht ever delivered and we look forward to commence”.
Project Signature is the second Amels Full Custom project with designer and naval architect Espen Øino and his team. “We are obviously very enthusiastic to be a part of this exciting project, the largest ever built by Amels. Collaborating with the great teams from Imperial and Amels has strengthened our existing thriving relationships. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a yacht with a unique layout and a timeless external appearance blending edgy design with elegant curves. We very much look forward to seeing this impressive yacht come to life during the build process.”
Image copyright: Espen Øino and Imperial