IMPERIAL SIGNS 120-METRE PROJECT SIGNATURE
09.09.2020

IMPERIAL SIGNS 120-METRE PROJECT SIGNATURE

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Imperial is delighted to announce the largest superyacht to be ever built in the Netherlands. At 120 metres long, Project SIGNATURE will be the fruitful result of the collaboration between Amels and Damen Yachting shipyards, multi-awarded designer Espen Øino and Imperial. The Monaco-based company is proud to act as Owner’s Representative and Build Supervisor throughout the build process. Delivery is expected in 2025. Project SIGNATURE is a superyacht concept designed to set new standards in the 100m+ range. A unique and powerful vessel born out of the extensive experience of Imperial, who were responsible for general management, with the full support of Espen Øino International for the design and Amels – Damen Yachting for the construction.

Thanks to an unrivalled experience and knowledge in the 100m+ superyacht construction and management range, Imperial is proud to unveil, alongside our esteemed partners, a revolutionary vision to the yachting industry. Project SIGNATURE will be a “green”, ecological superyacht technically prepared for the standard Lloyds Register of Shipping EP (Environment Protection) rating. Powered by diesel–electric engines and Azipod propulsion, Project SIGNATURE will provide to her future guests the lowest level of noise and vibration ever experienced on a yacht of this size. She is expected to be a feat of both engineering and outfitting, the “5th element” our industry was not expecting in these uncertain times.

As long-standing partners, Imperial, Amels and Damen Yachting have previously delivered together eight superyachts since 2009: this new addition of a striking 120-metre superyacht will be the ninth successful collaboration, as well as the largest vessel ever built by the team at Amels and Damen Yachting, and more generally in the Netherlands. Despite the global pandemic experienced during this spring 2020, all parties involved were fully committed to completing Project SIGNATURE’s agreement in time.

Julia Stewart, Imperial Director, states “This is a special day for Imperial: we confirm our leadership in the 100m+ superyachts new construction range while proving how our considerable knowledge helps to raise the bar in a demanding and changing industry. Partnering with Amels and Damen Yachting shipyards makes sense for this project: they have a reputation of excellence that nobody can deny, and we value their high standards and results to deliver in record time. Collaborating with Espen Øino and his team is also a proof of excellence: their expertise as well as their experience alongside Imperial are invaluable when it comes to serious matters,. With this dream team at the helm, Project SIGNATURE will be one the most striking, silent and advanced superyachts ever delivered, and we look forwarding to getting started.”

Rose Damen, Managing Director of Amels and Damen Yachting, says “We are extremely honoured to be selected for this major 120-metre superyacht project. This superyacht buids on our strong relationships with both Imperial and Espen Øino International. We have an excellent team on this project, including designers and engineers at our yard as well as our production department. Of course, we also have an amazing pool of talented suppliers and subcontractors on our doorstep. Everyone involved is very excited and looking forward to delivering the very best vessel for the owner.”

Espen Øino comments: “We are obviously very enthusiastic to be a part of this exciting project, the largest ever built by Amels. Collaborating with the great teams from Imperial and Amels has strengthened our existing thriving relationships. Our team has worked tirelessly to create a yacht with a unique layout and a timeless external appearance, blending edgy design with elegant curves. We very much look forward to seeing this impressive yacht come to life during the build process.”

Project SIGNATURE is set for delivery in 2025. Additional information will follow in the coming months.

For further new construction information, please contact Julia Stewart, Director
T +377 97 98 38 80
j.stewart@imperial-yachts.com

For further marketing information, please contact Head of Marketing:
T +377 97 98 38 80
marketing@imperial-yachts.com

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