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Amels 242
Back to yachts | 74 metres | 1790 GT

Limited Editions Classics

Dynamic perfection

Isn’t this a beautifully sized yacht? The Amels 242 by Tim Heywood, first delivered in 2016, has revolutionized the large superyacht market – a hugely successful 74-metre series that exceeded all expectations. In 2024 we will deliver the eighth Amels 242. Owners adore the dedicated Owners Deck, magnificent spaces and grand lobbies, with a ocean-going platform at home in the most charming ports and romantic small bays. Captains and crew all remark on her exceptionally manoeuvrable, comfortable and quiet. In 2022 we introduced the new Amels 80, a brand new design in our Limited Editions range.



Length overall
74.00 metres (242 ft)
Beam overall (at hull)
12.45 metres (41 ft)
Draught (full load)
3.85 metres
Gross Tonnage
Design Exterior
Tim Heywood
Interior Concept
Winch Design
Naval architecture
Damen Yachting
Maximum speed
16.5 knots
Range @ 12.5 knots
5,000 nautical miles
18 + Captain

Exterior Design

Renowned designer Tim Heywood is the master behind the Amels 242’s streamlined exterior lines. His timeless signature is captured in her well-balanced proportions and slim volume, accentuated by attractive details like the long curve of her bridge wing stations.

“The Amels 242 is a gracious beauty, but she is also athletic and dynamic with very long decks and long flowing lines. The strong, feminine curves are there. She looks strong, she’s built to travel the oceans and you can see that. I’m so pleased with this design. I do believe the end result is beautiful and timeless.”
– Tim Heywood, Exterior Designer

Selected Showcases

Introducing the new Amels 80

The new Amels icon in our Limited Editions range.

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Get to know Damen Yachting

We are the master yacht builder behind Amels superyachts, SeaXplorer expedition yachts, Yacht Support vessels and major yacht refits.

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How we build the Amels 242s

Hull Under Construction

We begin construction in advance so that you benefit from fast delivery. Today hundreds of craftsmen and women are carefully advancing the yacht towards the perfect end result with the precision and quality that Amels yachts are renowned for.

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Amels Limited Editions range

The Amels 242 is a luxury yacht from our Limited Editions range. Discover the yachts now available and our fleet of deliveries to date.

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