An Exclusive First Look Inside Amels’ New, Insanely Plush 67-Metre Superyacht

A gym, study, seven suites and more: The Amels 220 delivers on all accounts.

By Helena Madden 17/08/2019

If you’ve been long awaiting catching a glimpse of Amels’ Aurora Borealis, well, we’ve got news. The spectacular, 220-foot superyacht, which launched in April, just arrived at the docks in Antibes, France, from Amels’ shipyard in Vlissingen, Netherlands. Now that the much-anticipated offering has been completed, it’s yours for the taking through Fraser Yachts for €87.5 million—about $141 million at the current exchange rate.

An aerial view of Aurora Borealis. Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts

And the timing couldn’t be better. The vessel is a spacious, summertime dream in the making, with 600-square-metres of deck space. Aurora Borealis‘ sundeck has a hot tub and indoor gym perched atop, as well as a swim platform.

The main saloon.
Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts

The interiors, meanwhile, promise to be just as jaw-dropping. Aurora Borealis has its own beach club waiting just behind a transom door to the lower deck, as well as a spa with relaxation area and steam room. Four en suite guest cabins also occupy this lower space.

The skylounge on the bridge deck.
Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts

The owner loved the Limited Editions exterior styling by award-winning yacht designer Tim Heywood, which is what drew them to the Amels 220 in the first place. And another industry vet ensured the furnishings were up to snuff: Andrew Winch of the eponymous London-based Winch Design firm.

The master stateroom.
Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts

Of course, with so much space, you’ll want to have a guest or two around. Aurora Borealis has seven staterooms, with large windows to take in the views of the Mediterranean and beyond. Fraser promises these can collectively accommodate up to 14 guests. And the main-deck master suite is a real thing of beauty, with an office, sitting area, bedroom and bathroom with tub and walk-in shower. If that makes any friends staying with you jealous, there are also two VIP staterooms with full-height windows and sitting areas on the bridge deck.

The master bathroom.
Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts

It’ll also get you where you need to go. A couple of Caterpillar 3516C engines give the yacht a top speed of 17 knots and a cruise speed of 12.5, with a range of 5000 nautical miles while cruising at 12 knots. A tender garage houses two boats, the yacht’s Pasco limo tender and others.

If that sounds like your speed this summer, well, you know where to find Aurora Borealis. The yacht will also be shown at the Monaco Yacht Show in September.

In the meantime, here’s an exclusive sneak peek, on us:

The owners’ study.
Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts

The skylounge bar.
Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts

One of the guest cabins.
Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts

The foyer.
Photo: Courtesy of Fraser Yachts


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