A Graceful Return

The team at Amels and Damen Yachting is delighted to welcome the 52-metre (171ft) Amels 180 Limited Editions Grace back to the shipyard where she was originally built in the Netherlands for a refit.

Delivered in 2009, Grace stems from the successful Amels 180 Limited Editions design which originally started as the Amels 171 – a design series of six which, over a period of 15 years, evolved to the Amels 180 and the delivery of 25 yachts. Now, 11 years on and Grace is now returning to Vlissingen for a four-month refit which will see a number of works take place including a technical upgrade, complete hull respray and interior modification.

“It’s wonderful to see Grace back at the yard,” says Damen Yachting Sales Manager Michel Coens, who knows the yacht well from her time at the yard during the original build. “Being able to welcome yachts and their crew from the fleet back to our yard is always a great honour. There is a real sense of pride in welcoming back one of our own and also having the opportunity to once again shape a yacht to the Owner’s wishes.”

He goes on to explain the additional added value of returning to the original builder. “The Owner and Crew know they are in safe and experienced hands. The entire team know the yacht inside out which is a big advantage. But, as always, the most important elements remain the genuine partnership and strong teamwork with the Owner’s team, the crew and our subcontractors.”