More details have emerged of Project Freefall, the first 74-metre Limited Editions 242 superyacht from Amels, sold in September by Moran Yacht & Ship. Construction is already under way with delivery pencilled in for 2016. Moran’s new yacht construction team are staying on in a project management capacity throughout the entire build process.


The Tim Heywood-designed 242 features a long aft deck with a 6.5m by 3.5m pool. A dedicated owner’s deck boasts 240 square metres of space, including a suite that has a superb view forward and an owner’s office. Guests will gravitate to the full-beam spa on the lower deck, with sauna, steam room and gym, and a fold-down beach platform that is ideal for taking a dive into the sea. The watersports garage holds two 9.5-metre tenders. Andrew Winch has been commissioned to style the interior, which will include two VIP cabins situated on the main deck, with each including an office, guest suite and dressing room.

“We are really pleased to have sold the first Amels 242, and it is great to be working once again with Moran Yacht & Ship on this exciting project. We have created the perfect balance between full custom and semi-custom construction, proven by the fact that we now have all five models in the Limited Editions range in build, from the Amels 180 up to the Amels 272. Tim Heywood’s avant-garde design for the Amels 199 really turned heads at the Monaco Yacht Show, and this model is now widely acknowledged to be setting a new benchmark for the 60-metre luxury sector,” says Amels chief executive Rob Luijendijk.