HERE COMES THE SUN: AMELS' FLAGSHIP SUPERYACHT FOR SALE FOLLOWING A MAJOR REBUILDby Alexander Griffiths, SuperYachtTimes
A true modern-day classic on a grand scale and born twice in a decade, Here Comes The Sun was delivered in 2017 as Amels’ flagship and relaunched — even larger — in 2021, following an extensive year-long rebuild. She’s arresting, sophisticated and undoubtedly a “work of art”, as exterior designer Tim Heywood describes her.
The motor yacht for sale was first commissioned by repeat Amels’ clients, to replace their 65.7-metre Ventum Maris (ex. Imagine), the firstborn of the Amels Limited Editions 212 series. For Here Comes The Sun, the same virtuoso design team was deployed — and it shows.
Here Comes The Sun is a truly personal yacht, built around the lifestyle preferences of her current owner and a testament to the spirit of leisure and hospitality. Designed around people rather than an exercise in design for design's sake, her general arrangement is outstanding: the flow just works seamlessly both for guests and crew. She has a calm, radiant character emanating effortless grace – yet her commanding presence also demands great respect.
With Tim Heywood and Winch Design handling her exterior and interior respectively and naval architecture by Amels and Azure, Here Comes The Sun is a true ocean-going superyacht that has the performance to match her appearance. Original
Here Comes The Sun joined the market in 2019 and was snapped up in less than four months. Her new owner saw her potential, and immediately had plans to upgrade and refine her further.
To preserve pedigree, the yacht for sale returned to Amels in 2020, where the naval architect, Azure Yacht Design, oversaw the rebuild honoring her original character. Here Comes The Sun was relaunched with an additional 6-metres in length and her volume increased from 2,827 to 2,955 Gross Tons. Her exterior saw two sculptured balconies added on the bridge deck, her steel bulwark dropped by 45 centimeters on main deck, a second helipad installed, and her swim platform extended to a whopping 60 square-meters. She also left with a fresh paint scheme – a Flag Blue hull and Oyster White superstructure with details highlighted in anthracite grey – which is all the more arresting.
More space brought more amenities and post-refit, Here Comes The Sun now boasts a 7 x 4 meter pool — deep enough to dive into — on the main deck, a full-beam beach club, two VIP staterooms on the bridge deck, a gym on the sundeck and many new lounge and conversational areas. Inside and out, Here Comes The Sun is all about the enjoyment of ocean living, with even the decks arranged to make the most of the view whether you are chatting, dining or just working out.
Some of the notable features onboard this Amels yacht for sale include her many lounge areas, a cinema, and a stunning 70 square-meter beach club. It opens on three sides with fold-down platforms port, starboard and aft with the teak deck remaining completely flush throughout. The adjacent wellness area is complete with a sauna, Turkish bath and chilled plunge pool, plus a massage area and hair salon. Finally, the 245 square-meter sun deck is equipped with an inside-outside gym, whirlpool and a huge relaxation area with a bar and al fresco dining.
Her spacious interior is decorated in blues and white with touches of Dolce Gabbana, creating a wonderful Mediterranean vacation vibe. New elegantly-carved bleached oak paneling replaces the original dark wood paneling. Natural materials, clean lines and rounded surfaces offset the interior décor. Soft, brushed and polished Perrera limestone imported from Spain, Sahara Gold and Emperador marble are used throughout the yacht, together with brushed bronze fixtures in the bathrooms. Nothing ostentatious; nothing shiny nor hard, just a design that reflects Heywood’s bold statement: “Here Comes The Sun is a work of art”.
The architecture is as sophisticated as the design. Her main staircase, spiraling round the central bronze and glass elevator which goes from the lower deck to the sundeck, is cantilevered, giving the impression that each step is suspended and floating.
The yacht, Here Comes The Sun, for sale, offers accommodation for as many as 20 guests in 10 staterooms and 28 crew. The 6-roomed owners’ apartment on their private deck, opening onto the bow, is a private place on a private deck. Portside is feminine and finished with creams and mother of pearl inlay. It has a bathroom, dressing room and drawing room that opens onto a large balcony. Starboard side accommodates His study, more masculine in style with leather furnishing and a club-like feel, enjoying the same spectacular balcony and views.
Her remaining accommodation comprises two new VIPs on the bridge deck – both of which benefit from those 12-metre-long sculpted balconies – and seven staterooms on the main deck. The arrangement is ingenious as four staterooms can be turned into two interconnecting suites with a bedroom, lounge and twin bathrooms.
Here Comes The Sun has two helipads, a touch-and-go on the foredeck and a landing pad on the sundeck, allowing her to function as a heliport even when carrying a helicopter onboard. She can land a Bell 429 or EC 145 on either pad.
She also has a full garage with three tenders, including a seven-meter Nautique GS23 Ski Boat, a nine-meter D-RIB Tender capable of speeds of 40 knots, and a 10.5-metre full-custom limousine that can carry 12 guests, both built by Yachtwerft Meyer.
Constructed with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure and equipped with twin Caterpillar engines, Here Comes The Sun has a transatlantic range of 5,500 nautical miles at 15 knots. Her top speed is 17.5 knots. She’s Cayman flagged and was built to LY3.
Here Comes The Sun is a superyacht that exudes power and stature. Amels couldn’t have put it better “This is a yacht to enjoy the best of ocean life on a grand and timeless scale. ”