The scale model of 97-metre full custom project POLARIS (318 ft) proved a real talking point at the AMELS stand at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016. The project highlights AMELS as a high quality Northern European shipyard for large fully custom-built yachts.
POLARIS is one of several new AMELS custom concept collaborations. AMELS has a long history of working with both the absolute top names from the superyacht design industry as well as up-and-coming talent.
"Since re-introducing our Full Custom offer to the market last year, we've seen a lot of enthusiasm and interest from clients, brokers and designers to work with AMELS," says Hans Konings, AMELS Design Manager. "These custom concepts are a great starting point in our discussions about fully custom-built yachts."
The Monaco Yacht Show was a great opportunity to show how AMELS has developed its Full Custom offer, including the appointment of Manager Projects Custom Building Roeland Berrevoets. Since 2003 Roeland has successfully managed many of AMELS' most complex projects, including the 83-metre HERE COMES THE SUN (272 ft), the largest AMELS yacht built to date.
AMELS has built many iconic full custom yachts - ILONA, BOADICEA, LADY ANNE, MONTKAJ, SOLEMAR, just to name a few. The yard's return to Full Custom is a natural step forward as it grows together with its clients. AMELS has prepared during the last few years with investments in top facilities (including a 204-metre long fully climate-controlled drydock) and a solid base of highly skilled workers who have been many years with the shipyard.