The 45-metre, 30-knot Amore Mio was christened by her owners in a private ceremony last week. She will undergo sea trials for formal handover early next year.

Omega Architects has designed a sporting, all-aluminium, semi-displacement hull with angular lines that will certainly create an impression on the water, but Amore Mio is also about creature comfort. Her Cristiano Gatto interior features flamed American walnut, book-matched open-grain veneers, inlaid sculpted and lacquered panels, and breccia perlato limestone that incorporates shells and other fossils. Fabrics are by Loro Piana and include a special textile for use at sea.

Heesen launches Amore Mio

Ten guests will be accommodated in five staterooms, with a master suite on the main-deck forward that features a relaxation corner with a built-in curved sofa on the starboard side and a vanity table to port.

Heesen launches Amore Mio

The yacht will be ready for handover in January. Photos: Dick Holthuis


Amore Mio sports a unique MOB Rapid Reaction System, developed by her build captain. In case of a man-overboard situation, multiple buttons have been placed around the vessel that will open concealed hatches and drop hi-vis inflatable life-rings into the water as a marker and a flotation aid. Simultaneously, alarms on the bridge and in the crew areas are sounded, and the location is recorded on the chart plotter. The MOB Rapid Reaction System is designed for use when running at high speed during the night.