This New 394-Foot Custom Superyacht Will Be the Largest Amels Yet

Apparently, the newest Amels superyacht isn’t just big, she’s beautiful, too.

The first interior renders of Project Tanzanite, which were revealed on Tuesday, suggest that the living quarters could be even more impressive than the 394-footer’s length. Penned by Nice-based studio Zuretti Design, the chic, contemporary interior pairs a neutral palette of creams and browns with swathes of rich wood and gleaming marble. Large artwork, colorful cushions, and statement lighting contrast the otherwise understated decor and give the yacht a little more personality.

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“Sumptuous materials and finishes adorn the living spaces, creating an atmosphere of refined elegance that surpasses traditional standards,” the yard said in a statement.

Project Tanzanite
The salon and dining area.

Originally signed in 2020, the five-deck Tanzanite arrived at Damen’s facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, for outfitting last June. (For the unversed, Damen acquired Amels back in 1991.) The naval architecture was carried out by Damen’s in-house team, while the exterior was designed by Espen Øino. (The acclaimed studio has previously worked with the yard on the Amels 60 and Amels 80.) Tanzanite showcases a sharp, linear design with diagonal ventilation line amidships.

Sporting an impressive beam of roughly 56 feet, the behemoth will be able to accommodate 22 guests and 44 crew. Tanzanite is currently the largest yacht under construction in the Netherlands. That won’t be her only claim to fame, though. The custom cruiser will become the largest member of the Amels fleet upon delivery in 2025, eclipsing the current 272-foot flagship Here Comes the Sun by a comfortable 102 feet. In addition, the behemoth will take the title of the largest Dutch-built motor yacht in the world upon launch.

To top it off, Tanzanite will incorporate innovative green technology to reduce its impact on the environment. A hybrid diesel-electric propulsion will power the Kongsberg Elegance pods, allowing the yacht to reach a top speed of 18 knots with fewer emissions than a purely diesel-powered competitor. Amels also claims Tanzanite will operate with “the lowest levels of noise and vibration ever recorded on a yacht of this size.”

Sounds like Tanzanite will be big, beautiful, and better for the environment.

Click here to see all the photos of Tanzanite.

Project Tanzanite
Project Tanzanite

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