As returning sponsors and attendees at the 2023 World Superyacht Awards, we are thrilled to be announced as the winner of the Displacement Motor Yacht, 500GT to 1499GT category with the Amels 60 superyacht COME TOGETHER.
As the first vessel in the Amels 60-metre semi-custom series built by Damen Yachting, COME TOGETHER features an exterior design by Espen Øino and her interior by Winch Design.
Delivered in 2022, COME TOGETHER was created from a detailed design brief that included the owner’s request for an interior perfect for entertaining and unwinding with family and friends. Winch Design met this with a relaxed and natural theme that gives a subtly masculine feel to its tactile and architectural form. BOAT International’s carefully selected panel of judges formed of 23 current and former yacht owners stated that they felt the interior style blended well with Espen Øino’s angular and geometric exterior.
Among other admirable layout features, the judges were taken by the yacht’s amazingly spacious sundeck, where the central portion features sliding-glass doors to prevent unpleasant wind that can spoil open-air gatherings. The yacht’s hybrid-propulsion technology was also admired, enabling COME TOGETHER to up anchor and slow cruise without starting the engines and disturbing guests. This, the judges concluded, was a well-conceived yacht and a deserved winner.
Marking the 18th edition of the event, the 2023 World Superyacht Awards was hosted by BOAT International in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Çırağan Palace Kempinski on 20 May. This prestigious annual event recognises the most notable superyachts from the past year in 19 categories.
We would like to thank all those involved in the creation of the award-winning COME TOGETHER.
Pictured from left to right:
Ben Ritchie (Y.CO), Rob Luijendijk (Damen Yachting), Joppe Oste (Damen Yachting), Aino-Leena Grapin (Winch Design), Annelies Damen, Rose Damen, Sarah Flavell (Damen Yachting), Jim Dixon (Winch Design), Espen Øino (Espen Øino International).