Pure Imagination: Amels’ Limited Editions combine the delivery time of semicustom yachts with custom-yacht individuality. Built by Amels in Holland and recently arrived in the Med for the summer season, Imagine is the latest in the shipyard’s Limited Editions series.
#15: LADY ANNE—224'7"
Venice, Italy, is one of the European cities Lady Anne visited this summer. Apparently the owners are big fans of cooking, so they have their own galley in their suite. There’s also a hibachi next to the traditional barbecue on an aft deck. Should anyone wish to depart the yacht for dinner, a custom Serenella limousine tender
#13: LADY ANNE—224'7"
Lady Anne, which features serene, subdued tones in her interior woods and fabrics, was spotted in Turkey and Greece this summer. It's apparent her owners are staying true to their desire to commission a world cruiser, having also taken the yacht to Bermuda earlier this year. While they consider every guest they invite aboard
Our cover photo last year captured this yacht being passed by Rising Sun (no. 2) off the coast of Cannes, France, and when a representative for her owner saw it, he knew his client would want extra copies; how cool is that? Clearly Prince
The populace of Sag Harbor, New York, is often treated to the sight of this converted tug come summertime, though this past June residents of St. John’s, Newfoundland, got a good look at her, too. A local blogger took a photo and wrote about her visit as well, but somehow got the impression that she’s bulletproof.
#81: Lady In Blue—161'0"
A fireplace and dining area are highlights of this yacht’s skylounge. There are also eight types of wood used throughout her various decks. She belongs to Jeffrey Sofer, the principal of real-estate developer Turnberry Associates.
Y: 2004; B: Amels, Holland; N: Builder; H: Steel; E: 2/1,200-hp Cummins
This yacht frequents Monaco as well as Cannes and Antibes in France. Distinctive round ports dot her upper decks. While most yachts these days have custom lighting that beautifully illuminates them at night, the scheme aboard Montkaj is truly impressive; warm accent lighting highlights her upper
#39: ILONA —241’8”
Ilona spent about two months in Barcelona earlier this year, before causing a stir in London in May when she docked at Canary Wharf. She’s the pride of Frank Lowry, an Australian real-estate magnate.
Y: 2003; B: Amels, Holland; N: Builder/Redman Whiteley Dixon; H: Steel; E: 2/2,500-hp Caterpillars
Eighty-two-year-old Reg Grundy, the Australian media magnate, has long been reluctant to talk to the press—and given that The Age newspaper of his home country revealed that his yacht cost AUS$130 million (about $98 million at presstime), he’s probably more reluctant than ever. Too bad, because his yacht, available for
#57: LADY ANNE—224'7"
Six decks provide quite a good amount of play space aboard this yacht. She was in Copenhagen in May, where a tour-boat operator reportedly told his passengers that she belonged to a Microsoft millionaire (but not, oddly enough, Bill Gates, given how so many people think he owns practically every yacht afloat). If you get a chance to
Sarah is just one of many yachts that have enjoyed cruising in Spain in recent years. Donald Starkey oversaw both her styling and interior design. Fully forward on her uppermost deck is a Jacuzzi tub, one of the best spots in the house for taking in the view.
Y: 2002; B: Amels Shipyard,
The owner’s suite is a two-deck affair on the main deck aboard Solemar. Just one question, though: Who could possibly concentrate on work in the office, raised on the same level as the lounge/day room, considering it offers panoramic views? Take the virtual tour yourself at