From the shadows

Formerly Project Shadow, the Amels 242 now named Avanti has departed the Damen Yachting Vlissingen City shipyard in the Netherlands.

18 February 2022


The departure of Avanti, built at Damen Yachting under the project name Shadow, comes just one year after the sale of this Amels 242 was announced. Moran Yacht & Ship represented the Owner for the purchase and completion of this project.

“We would like to congratulate the Damen Yachting shipyard, project managers, support staff, and skilled craftsmen and workers at the shipyard for their dedication and support throughout this project,” said Sean Moran.

“We would also like to thank the owner for the trust they put in our team to complete this incredible project and the captain and crew for their hard work and tireless effort.

“It was a pleasure to once again work with the team at Damen Yachting on the construction of Avanti, and we look forward to many more successful deliveries with the yard in the future.”

Avanti stems from the successful Amels 242 Limited Editions range. She is the sixth yacht to be delivered from this design and the 1st IMO Tier III compliant Amels 242.


Her unmistakable Tim Heywood exterior design has been uniquely finished with an Ice Blue Hull and Matterhorn White superstructure. Avanti features custom interiors by Winch Design.

As with all Amels Limited Editions, Avanti benefits from the proven naval architecture by Damen Yachting.

As an Amels Limited Editions, Avanti perfectly captures the essence of the design evolution associated with the successful build platform by incorporating the additions and customisations incorporated into her predecessors.

With a gross tonnage of 1,790, Avanti accommodates 12 guests in six cabins with 19 crew. The yacht’s garage holds three tenders, two WaveRunners, and a professional diving equipment set-up.

“We would like to thank the crew and the owner’s team for their outstanding cooperation during what has been a challenging pandemic build period,” said Damen Yachting Commercial executive Jan van Hogerwou.

“It is always a very proud moment for everyone at Damen Yachting when one of our yachts sets sail on their maiden voyage, and we wish the owner and crew of Avanti all the very best for the exciting adventures which lie ahead.”



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