Brimming with rich Dutch history in building luxury superyachts, Amels and Damen yachting have celebrated over 100 years of pedigree and heritage. Created in 2019, Damen Shipyards Group boasts a growing portfolio of Amels yachts. Many of the Damen Yachting team are proud to come from a long line of shipbuilders, where they were brought up with this tradition of local shipbuilding expertise. Amels founded a small shipyard in 1918, delivering everything from wooden boats to steel tugboats. In 1991, the Damen family acquired Amels, yet retained and preserved the Amels name and brand.
Since the move to Vlissingen in 2003, Damen and Amels have established the largest superyacht facility in the Netherlands. Many exciting projects ensued, such as the Amels Limited Editions range as well as Yacht Support. Imperial has a long-standing relationship with the Dutch shipyard, delivering over eight superyachts since 2009. The range of superyachts in partnership with Imperial is a true testament to the shipyard's ability to create innovative, dynamic and luxurious superyachts.