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Amels, SeaXplorer and Yacht Support unite forces under Damen Yachting

Take the Netherlands’ largest luxury yacht building facilities, add in the builder of the industry’s most successful superyacht range in history and bring together two further iconic explorer and support yacht ranges. Welcome to Damen Yachting!


Under the leadership of Rose Damen, Damen Yachting, the rebranded yachting company within the Damen Shipyards Group, brings together the entire yachting portfolio designed to meet the broadest spectrum of yachting needs with fast delivery. A move which reflects the continued success and strong order book of the Group’s growing yachting portfolio.

They have rebranded the company known as Amels to Damen Yachting. Damen Yachting BV, a registered company in the Netherlands, is the new legal name for Amels BV. Damen Yachting BV is also the registered owner of the Amels trademark. Amels will remain their flagship product brand including Amels Limited Editions yachts.

Damen Yachting retains all of the yacht ranges associated with both Amels and Damen. They will continue to deliver superyachts from the Limited Editions range under our  industry renowned Amels brand whilst SeaXplorers and Yacht Support will now be delivered under the new Damen Yachting brand. The Damen Yachting portfolio also includes Full Custom yachts and Refit services.


The move to establish Damen Yachting follows a solid decade of growth with a strong order book across their entire portfolio. They made their mark in the yachting sector under Damen with their first Yacht Support in 2010, of which they have since delivered 15. In 2015 they introduced the SeaXplorer, and the first will be delivered later this year. The Amels brand has continued to prove exceptional success with  Limited Editions designs, with their new Amels 60 proving an instant hit, as well as making a successful move back into the Full Custom market with the largest Amels built to date scheduled for delivery in 2021.

Across both brands, controlled growth and fast delivery have been key to the success. In 2019, they delivered a total of 6 projects and sold 7 new build projects. Damen Yachting currently has more than 20 new build and refit projects on the go with 6 yachts for delivery this year.

Organisational structure

“I am immensely proud to be leading Damen Yachting. In bringing the entire yachting portfolio together, we are further strengthening our operations, fortifying our in-house expertise and teams of specialist craftsmen and women and guaranteeing maximum efficiency across the world’s best yacht building facilities,” explains Rose Damen, Managing Director Damen Yachting. “We are all facing the current and future challenges of Covid 19 but this new organisational structure puts us in a strong position for success. The diversity within the portfolio is a reflection of what modern yachting is all about and I am very excited to be taking on this next chapter in my family’s shipbuilding history.”

Damen Yachting’s head office will operate out of the Vlissingen City yard, home to the Amels’ production facilities. The company benefits from a 500 strong workforce including inhouse design and engineering teams, project management teams and the division’s Customer Care team. Other Damen Yachting locations include Vlissingen East, Damen Yachting Gdynia, and project sites in Damen Shipyards Antalya, Damen Shipyards Galati and access to more than 35 Damen shipyards worldwide.