MONACO, October 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Y.CO, the challenger brand of the superyacht industry and a world leader in luxury yacht sales, is pleased to announce the sale of the limited editions AMELS 180, the second AMELS new build project, and the third AMELS yacht, sold by Y.CO in recent months.
Jonathan Zwaans from the Y.CO yacht sales team represented the buyer. Jonathan says: "I would like to thank AMELS for their fantastic support and co-operation in bringing this exciting project to fruition. This is the second AMELS new build project sold by Y.CO this year and we always enjoy working with the team at this world-class shipyard."
This is the third sale of an AMELS yacht in which luxury yacht brokerage Y.CO has been involved in recent months. It is also the second AMELS new build project sold by Y.CO in 2015. The new 55-metre AMELS 180, with exterior design by Tim Heywood, will feature interiors by Laura Sessa.
Y.CO has enjoyed a record sales year in 2015, with 7 luxury yachts sold in 7 weeks in the summer, accounting for 25% of total superyacht sales in that period. The average length was 46 metres, 7 metres higher than the industry average, including two AMELS yachts: STEP ONE, the first Limited Editions 180, launched in 2012, and a second exciting Limited Editions 180 new build project sold by Y.CO in June.
The 55-metre new build project is the latest in the AMELS Limited Editions range, which has sold an impressive 28 yachts since the concept was launched in 2005. The AMELS Limited Editions 180 features side-opening balconies, a touch-and-go helipad and a beach club with steam room.
Luxury yacht builder AMELS has 8 new limited editions projects underway. The shipyard's managing director Rob Luijendijk says: "AMELS is on a Limited Editions roll that began 10 years ago and shows no sign says of slowing down. We're innovating and growing. Our clients appreciate the strength and R&D know how that AMELS gains from being part of the Dutch family-owned international group."
Co-founded by Gary Wright and Charlie Birkett, Y.CO is the challenger brand of the global superyacht industry. Pioneering innovation and bringing a new dynamic, modern approach to yachting, Y.CO specialises in yacht sales, purchase, luxury yacht charter, yacht management, new construction and refit from superyacht hubs worldwide. Founded in 2004 and built on a foundation of specialist knowledge, first-hand onboard experience and a passion for yachts and exploring the ocean, Y.CO enables Owners and charter Clients to experience the adventure of yachting at the highest possible levels of service. Y.CO is synonymous with its signature yellow livery: bright, positive, fun and enthusiastic. It's what we call Yellowessence.