HERE COMES THE SUN SOLD Well-maintained, pedigree yachts continue to command strong interest on the brokerage market
Launched in 2017, HERE COMES THE SUN is the largest custom-built yacht delivered by Amels. In 2021 she was extended by 6m /19’6”. The work was masterminded by her original naval architect, Azure Yacht Design, and carried out by Amels who expertly streamlined Heywood’s original lines.
What makes here comes the sun such a successful yacht? Under 3000 GT, HERE COMES THE SUN combines top build quality, a splendid exterior design by Tim Heywood with a functional interior layout and inspired décor that is perfectly suited for ocean living. She works brilliantly. The vast deck spaces are broken into conversation areas, so they are people rather than design oriented. The layout flows both for the guests and crew.
On board facilities include a deep aft deck swimming pool, a spa with massage and hairdressing salon, a huge beach club open on three sides with a 60m2 swim platform, a cinema seating 10 people and an inside-outside gym and a whirlpool on the sundeck.
HERE COMES THE SUN sleeps up to 20 guests in 10 staterooms. In addition to the Owner’s 6-room private apartment on the owner’s deck, there are two VIPs and seven double staterooms.
HERE COMES THE SUN is also extremely capable. Built to LY3 and Cayman flagged, she carries three large tenders, a fleet of toys and a large inflatable marina with a pool. The single ‘touch and go’ heli pad on the bow was deemed inadequate for an 89m yacht so a second pad was built on the sun deck aft so helicopter operations could continue even with one aircraft on board. The heli decks can land and carry a Bell 429 or an EC 145.
Equipped with zero-speed stabilizers, she is powered by twin Caterpillar engines that give her speeds up to 17.5 knots. At her cruising speed of 13 knots, she has a 7,000nm range. Very few yachts under 3000GT are built to such a high standard, a key factor to her short time on the market.