Damen Yachting is the master yacht builder behind more than 100 Amels superyachts, SeaXplorer expedition yachts, Yacht Support vessels and major yacht refits. We have a rich history in luxury yacht building. In 2018 we celebrated 100 years of Amels and we can trace the maritime DNA at our yards back for centuries. Amels became part of Damen in 1991 and Damen Yachting, a division within the Damen Shipyards Group, was created in 2019.

With climate-controlled halls, and 204-metre and 145-metre covered dry docks


Holland is widely recognised as the home of the absolute highest quality in luxury yacht building. The largest superyacht yard in Holland is AMELS, a part of Damen Shipyards Group since 1991, and a centre of yacht building excellence. But AMELS understands that it's not just about delivering the absolute highest quality, it's about creating the opportunity for shared yachting experiences and wonderful memories with loved ones.

Our repeat clients return to AMELS because they know the AMELS experience is more than owning a yacht


A high-end superyacht is as uncompromisingly unique as its owner. In creating these masterpieces, AMELS’ design and engineering teams are second-to-none, with long experience collaborating with the most renowned yacht designers in the world as well as classification societies and flag states. AMELS creates fully custom built superyachts in the 80 to 110-metre segment, plus the unique 55 to 83-metre Limited Editions range.

Damen and AMELS pioneer high quality, innovative yachting concepts


Extraordinary engineering makes luxury yachting exciting as well as comfortable. Together with our knowledge partners, Damen develops innovations to meet client demands while perfecting total reliability, energy efficiency and naval architecture. This precision results in faster delivery, higher quality and greater resale value. This applies to AMELS’ superyachts, AMELS Refit projects, as well as Damen’s unique range of Yacht Support vessels.