Monaco, September 9th2020 – Imperial is delighted to announce the largest superyacht to be ever built in the Netherlands. At 120-metre length, 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. The expected delivery will be in 2025.

Project SIGNATURE is a superyacht concept designed to setup new standards in the 100m+ section. A unique and powerful vessel born with the extensive experience of Imperial which drawn the general arrangement together with the full support of Espen Øino International for the design and Amels – Damen Yachting for the construction part.

Thanks to an unrivaled 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) notation. 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 yachting masterpiece on both engineering and outfitting, the “5thelement” 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 gave full dedication and hard work to complete Project SIGNATURE’s agreement in time.

Julia Stewart, Imperial Director, states “This day is a special one for Imperial: we confirm our leadership in the 100m+ superyachts new construction range while proving our important knowledge helps to raise up the level of our 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 on record time. Collaborating with Espen Øino and his team is also a proof of excellence: their expertise as well as their experience alongside Imperial will give a real value when it comes to serious matters,. With this dream team at the helm, Project SIGNATURE will be one the most striking, silent and advanced superyacht ever delivered and we look forward to commence.”

Rose Damen, Managing Director of Amels and Damen Yachting, quotes “We are extremely honored to be selected for this major 120-metre superyacht project. This superyacht adds on to 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 the amazing pool of talented suppliers and subcontractors at 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 a 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

For further marketing information, please contact Steve Bailet, Head of Marketing: T +377 97 98 38 80


Luxury Yachting 360°, this is what sets Imperial apart.

Luxury Yachting 360° is not just our company motto. It is the guiding principle behind a full-spectrum approach to all things marine. It is to make your yachting experience better. This cannot be achieved with quality products alone. It requires a comprehe nsive, 360-degree service, from initial concept, finance, design and construction, to management, charter, maintenance and marketing.

Established in 2005, Imperial builds, brokers, manages and charters many of the world’s finest superyachts, and it requires teams of experienced specialists operating with patience, discretion and attention to meticulous detail. It requires an integrated, through- life package that adapts as your ambitions develop. While the Imperial main office is located in Monaco, the heart of the superyacht industry, we have been deeply involved in some of the main new build projects of the past ten years, and we are currently managing some of the most impressive future superyacht projects, soon to be among the super star launches of this decade.

At Imperial we understand your vessel is like no other; it is your own bespoke and beloved project. This is no more evident than when you decide to sell. Imperial has been involved in many of the recent major sales and deliveries of the superyacht industry: BEL ABRI (Amels 52m), LILI (Amels 55m), EVENT (Amels 60m), ARKLEY (Lürssen 60m), Fast Support Vessel 6711 (Damen 67m), Project 783 (Nobiskrug 73m), RoMEA (Abeking & Rasmussen 82m), AMORE VERO (Oceanco 86m), AMADEA (Lurssen 106.10m), LANA (Benetti 107m) or FLYING FOX (Lurssen 136m) as some or our major achievements. Our experience and clear understanding of the superyacht market evolution will be your main guide throughout your life on board.
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