We combine the superyacht experience of our prestigious Dutch yacht builder AMELS with extensive R&D and modern production excellence. Damen and AMELS pioneer high quality, innovative yachting concepts, delivered on-time as promised, so our clients can realise their vision of luxury yachting more quickly and enjoyably.


Holland is widely recognised as the home of the absolute highest quality in luxury yacht building. The largest superyacht yard in Holland is AMELS, a part of Damen Shipyards Group since 1991, and a centre of yacht building excellence. But AMELS understands that it’s not just about delivering the absolute highest quality, it’s about creating the opportunity for shared yachting experiences and wonderful memories with loved ones.


A high-end superyacht is as uncompromisingly unique as its owner. In creating these masterpieces, AMELS’ design and engineering teams are second-to-none, with long experience collaborating with the most renowned yacht designers in the world as well as classification societies and flag states. AMELS creates fully custom built superyachts in the 80 to 110-metre segment, plus the unique 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range.


Extraordinary engineering makes luxury yachting exciting as well as comfortable. Together with our knowledge partners, Damen develops innovations to meet client demands while perfecting total reliability, energy efficiency and naval architecture. This precision results in faster delivery, higher quality and greater resale value. This applies to AMELS’ superyachts, AMELS Refit projects, as well as Damen’s unique range of Yacht Support vessels.


AMELS’ highly successful Limited Editions range has revolutionised the elite world of luxury yachting with more than 20 superyachts delivered in less than 10 years. The 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range creates the perfect balance between full custom and semi-custom – the owner’s choice of interior designer, built to the absolute highest AMELS quality and delivered faster.


Owners take the purpose-built range of Yacht Support vessels all over the world to support superyacht operations. Particularly for exotic destinations with less developed infrastructure, this innovative solution has opened up new possibilities for luxury yachting experiences, carrying more toys, tenders, personnel, provisions, specialist gear and helicopters. Damen builds the high-speed Yacht Support range with its proven SEA AXE seakeeping technology, but with the high quality finish to fit on the superyacht scene.


The SeaXplorer is the world’s first purpose-built, Polar Code compliant range of expedition yachts with full capability for remote destinations – from extreme Polar to remote Tropical areas. From the very first sketches to the fully engineered range, DAMEN has designed every detail of these ruggedised yachts for the most extraordinary adventures anywhere on the planet.