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Limited Editions superyachts: Amels 177
The 53.95 metre Amels 177, also designed by Tim Heywood, is an evolution of the successful Limited Editions 171 series, lengthened by two metres for both aesthetic and functional reasons: to create an even more elegant, sleeker profile, while also creating the space for a generous 30 square metre beach club at the stern.
A large transom door and integrated hydraulic crane allow easy handling of tenders and toys, and there is also the option of having a touch-and-go helicopter pad.
The first yacht in the 177 range, distinctive for her ‘Moondust’ beige-coloured hull topped with an ‘Oyster’ white superstructure, was trialled in the North Sea in April 2010, three weeks ahead of schedule, earning her sign-off from the owner’s representative and Lloyd’s in a single day. Named Addiction, her interior has been designed by Nuvolari Lenard and Axel Vervoordt from Belgium.
In spring 2011 two more 177s were delivered on time: Ariela with a Laura Sessa interior and Spirit with a fully customised Nuvolari Lenard interior.
Like all the yachts in the Limited Editions range the Amels 177 offers all the benefits of personalisation that you would find with a pure custom build, but without the long design process and technical risks.