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The New Amels Driftwood Is an Aquatic Playground Designed for Adventurers

If you like watersports, it's the yacht for you.

Amels Driftwood Tim McKenna

If an inflatable slide that runs from sundeck to sea makes you grin, the 180-foot Amels Driftwood might be the right choice for your next charter. New to the Y.CO fleet in November, the yacht was built in 2017 by an experienced owner and build team with extensive knowledge of the Amels 180 series. That insight translates to long sweeping deck spaces for outdoor dining, flexible accommodations for up to 12 guests (with the option for two larger suites), and a spacious full-beam master stateroom with a private balcony that drops down at the touch of a button.

Ideal for active adventurers, Driftwood offers a toy-stocked watersports garage with paddleboards, equipment for jet surfing and Seabobs for powering under the waves. The 13-member crew has extensive watersports and adventure-cruising experience and includes an onboard scuba-diving instructor. A Sacs Strider 19 chase boat (aptly named Quikwood) and a 27-foot Xtender facilitate beach access and can serve as towboats for wakeboarding and waterskiing.

Amels Driftwood

An on-the-water master and toys galore make up a Driftwood charter.  Tim McKenna

Sporting a Tim Heywood exterior, the yacht was designed to entertain. In addition to that slide, the boat’s sundeck features a bar and a Jacuzzi. The beach-house-style interior, designed by Rémi Tessier, is accented by bleached teak, ivory onyx, and brushed spruce. Bursts of natural light blend with the outdoor spaces to create a fluid layout, but when the sun goes down, a complex lighting system takes over. Movie nights can go alfresco with an outdoor cinema screen viewed from the sundeck, and upper-deck firepit tables offer a cozy spot to stargaze.

Amels Driftwood

The master balcony on the Driftwood.  Tim McKenna

Driftwood is cruising the Caribbean and Central and South America for winter 2019. Rates start at $275,000 per week, excluding VAT and expenses. A week in the summer starts at about $315,000 for Central and South America

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