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.