Hat-trick at Amels
Delivered earlier this year, the 57.7-meter Volpini 2 is an Amels of firsts. Not only is she the first the first yacht with AMELS Hybrid Power in the AMELS 188 Limited Editions range.
But she is also the yard’s first collaboration with Reymond Langton, who created the interior design.
Additionally, she is the world’s first Tier III compliant new build yacht and the first yacht installed with Amels hybrid power in the Limited Editions range.
The Amels 188 belongs to the successful semi-custom line Limited Editions.
For the readers who don’t know, what that means: The hull and the exterior design is fully engineered, and the client can bring his favorite interior designer. That saves time and costs (explained in a nutshell).
The Amels 188 has a beam of 10.60 meters. Although the yacht is just five meters longer than her smaller sister Amels 180, the hull volume is much higher – 671 GT vs. 970 GT. Also, the beach club is much bigger.
During the Superyacht Press Tour 2018, organized the Holland Superyacht Group, many people had the chance to see both models at the quay and the difference was impressive.
Watch as Amels cruising the Capri!
Exterior design by TIM HEYWOOD Interior design by REYMOND LANGTON
Volpini 2’s interior configuration has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests overnight in 6 cabins, comprising a master suite, 1 VIP stateroom, 2 double cabins, and 2 twin cabins. She is also capable of carrying up to 13 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
VOLPINI 2 has a 130 sqm owners’ suite forward on the main deck with a twelve square meters fold-out balcony. The yacht has five guest cabins on the lower deck and a VIP suite can be found on the bridge deck.
While Volpini 2 carries forward the familiar look of the Limited Editions lineup, Heywood pointed out tweaks such as moving the handrails and guardrails outward aft, which makes decks look grander, and adding windows in the aft door, which “makes a big difference when cruising as it gives more light [to the interior]”.
Pascale Reymond of Reymond Langton Design said of the new project,
“It’s challenging because we’re used to designing for individuals. We have to look at design in different ways when designing for a Limited Editions yacht.”
She describes the interior concept of the Amels LE188 as having some areas of calm, some with drama and a contemporary but not cold motif.
Construction & Dimensions
Volpini 2 features a full displacement steel hull and aluminum superstructure, with teak decks. She was built to Lloyds Register ✠ 100A1 SSC Yacht Mono G6 LMC, LMS, SMC classification society rules.
Powered by 2 diesel-electric engines and propelled by her twin screw propellers Motor yacht Volpini 2 is capable of a top speed of 15.5 knots, and comfortably cruises at 13 knots.
TIER III and Hybrid Propulsion
The Amels 188 meets the new Tier III regulation by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that is an agency of the United Nations to reduce the NOx by about 70 percent of all vessels over 500 GT with the keel laying after 1st of January 2016.
Although the keel of VOLPINI 2 was laid in 2015, Amels reacted proactive and equipped the yacht with a propulsion that meets the TIER III requirements.
The propulsion is a hybrid system. Amels teamed up with MTU, Veth and Hug Engineering.
The smart layout maximizes guest enjoyment – from open decks with generous outdoor spaces to the lure of the 30 square-meter Beach Club and the Wellness Centre’s gym, sauna and Turkish steam shower.
If this wasn’t enough there is also an on-deck Jacuzzi for complete relaxation therapy.
Amels design manager Hans Konings said the yacht’s design was
“an important milestone for Amels”. “We’re very proud of the technology innovations that have gone into her design, the culmination of our Amels 188 Research and Development programme, which we started in 2014.”
During the yacht’s launch in April, Heywood said,
“She’s a design that I am very proud of” and noted clever design features such as flying buttress used as an architectural feature in the center of the boat which conceals electronic cables and saves space.
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