Hello, Goodbye

Amels’ 272-foot flagship, Here Comes the Sun, is en route to her new home.

A clip from the Amels footage of Here Comes the Sun's maiden voyage.Courtesy Amels

Amels 272-foot flagship, Here Comes the Sun, recently departed from the builder's Vlissingen yard. She is the first Amels 272, from the company's Limited Editions range, and is the largest Amels-built yacht to date. This 2,827-ton vessel took three years to build. Before the builder let her leave, Amels threw a party for the fine lady and all the employees who helped build her.

“This is the biggest yacht that Amels has ever built. After all the hard work from all of you, Here Comes the Sun is ready to sail.”

- Rob Luijendijk, Amels Managing Director

Here Comes the Sun accommodates 18 guests and 25 crew. Her interior, designed by Winch Design, is inspired by natural tones and materials. Tim Heywood designed the exterior, which includes 6 decks, with what the builder refers to as a streamlined profile. Plus, the builder reports this 272-footer has a top-end speed of 17.5 knots and a 5,500-nautical-mile range.