Amels "Larissa" by Capt. Chuck Gnaegy Like the lovely first glimpse of a new bride, making her way to the altar, Larissa enters demurely with elegance and splendor. Her bearing is such that, perhaps not the most extravagant or largest yacht in the sea, she is certainly one of the most beautiful. Gliding in with her smooth, symmetrical lines – reminiscent of a blushing bride down the aisle – her confidence swells as she presents the luxury of superb design with outstanding comfort. Amels’ Larissa is but one star in a galaxy of luxury yachts produced by a family heritage which began in 1918. At Makkum, Holland, just an hour away from Amsterdam, at the outset the yard produced medium size cargo and fishing vessels. A few generations later, by 1980, Amels introduced its first yacht, 158’ Katalina. She became a noted, classic design, persuading the firm, in 1987, to concentrate its full yard production on the finest of super yachts.