on 25 May 2023
Entourage represents the first superyacht project for the team at Burdifilek design studio
Canadian design studio Burdifilek has revealed images of the custom interiors on board the 60-metre MY Entourage — a 60-metre Amels 60 delivered to its owner in early 2023.
As the second superyacht in the Amels 60 range, Entourage features an exterior design by Monaco-based Espen Øino International and naval architecture by Damen Yachting. Each Amels 60 has a unique interior design, and Entourage‘s owner appointed Burdifilek to create a luxurious and serene interior.
As the studio’s first superyacht project, the team at Burdifilek developed the owner’s clear brief and global vision into a tranquil and elegant home at sea.
“The owner knew exactly how he wanted to entertain and how he wanted the flow through the spaces to be. When the sun sets, the yacht transforms, shifting from day to night, evoking a completely different feeling,” says Diego Burdi, Burdifilek’s co-founder.
“This unique opportunity led us on a journey of exploration where every design aspect of the yacht was considered at the highest level. Conceived as a floating oasis of luxury, the interiors are a playground of timeless elegance, ultimate comfort with a sense of peace conveyed through a monochromatic palette.”
Another interior highlight is the accommodation arrangement for both guests and crew. The owner is appointed an extra-large suite on the main deck with a fold-down balcony, lounge area, two bathrooms and a neighbouring twin-bed guest suite. Four more suites found on the lower deck can house up to 12 guests in total. The 13 crew members are granted a modified crew area with a larger laundry room and dry store.
The overall design of the Amels 60 focuses on the onboard experience, and so Burdifilek reversed the structure of the staircase to develop a more eye-catching and spacious passage. “I think the staircase is beautiful and very innovative,” says Arie Midavaine, project panager at Damen Yachting. “The structure is on the outside and tucked away – which is substantially different than previous models and gives much more space to move around. The ceilings are also beautiful and are free of domes – a feature that the owner brought in from this experience in real estate.”
The sense of freedom is maximised on the large sun deck, which has been lengthened in the aft by 1.5 metres and features a jacuzzi pool surrounded by sunpads, a large bar and BBQ, an alfresco dining area and a shaded L-shaped lounge.
Here, the sun awning poles were repositioned to the outside of the railing to maximise the space available. Other dining and lounging options can be found throughout the yacht, including on the swim platform, main deck aft, the bridge deck saloon, and a casual dining set-up in the main saloon.
“At the request of the owner, we extended the bridge and sun deck aft, which has impacted the use of these decks in such a positive way that we decided to implement this change for all future builds,” says Jan van Hogerwou, Damen Yachting’s commercial executive for North America.
Espen Øino of Espen Øino International adds: “It’s an extremely well-optimised design. Together with the Amels team, we invested a lot of time fine-tuning the Amels 60 design, really looking back at the Limited Editions past, talking to clients. She looks beautiful.”
The owner worked closely with Amels and build supervisors Moran Yacht & Ship to customise the project Another notable change was made to the exterior styling, where the owner opted for a seamless stream of windows instead of the signature angular windows.
“We are very proud of the many customisations we were able to implement into this platform, which is a testament to the Damen Yachting engineering and production team,” says Sean Moran, managing director at Moran Yacht & Ship. Having been represented in the original sale by Moran Yacht & Ship, the owner has appointed the US brokerage house as the charter central agent for Entourage. “The input from Moran Yacht & Ship has led to an even better yacht,” adds Arie Midavaine, project manager at Damen Yachting.
On the foredeck, there is space for two tenders and two waverunners, with additional toys such as SeaBobs, wakeboards and diving equipment stored in the Beach Club aft. Also located within the Beach Club is a sauna, dayhead and gym equipment.
The Amels 60 has been developed to carry the spirit and philosophy of the Amels Limited Editions forward to a new generation. Designed with the environment in mind, Entourage features IMO Tier III compliant hybrid power and propulsion technology, cutting-edge equipment and technology, superior seakeeping abilities and a transatlantic range of 4,500 miles.
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