• 2010
  • Year Built


Luxury yacht LIND ( ex APRIL, BELLE AIMEE, BEL ABRI) is a 52m displacement Amels Limited Editions 171 superyacht which was designed by Tim Heywood.

Launched in 2010, APRIL underwent an extensive refit in 2013 including an interior upgrade and the addition of a full onboard dive centre with wet lab. She has received another refit in 2020. Built by Amels with a steel hull and an aluminium superstructure, her interior design was created by Laura Sessa in conjunction with the owner. She can accommodate 10 guests in 5 cabins.

NOTABLE FEATURES OF LIND: ~ fantastic deck areas ~ Jacuzzi ~ amazing selection of water toys ~ exterior cinema ~ al fresco dining ~ plenty of sunbathing space ~ great socialising area inside ~ beautiful ensuite accommodation ~ main deck master suite ~ gym equipment ~ at anchor and underway stabilisers ~ WiFi ~ Air-conditioning

The yacht’s owner decided to increase the size of his suite by eliminating the main-deck starboard stateroom found aboard other 171’s. The master stateroom of motor yacht LIND consists of a full-beam forward cabin on the main deck with a king-size bed, private office and living room, separate dressing room and large en-suite with shower, tub and his and hers sink.

When British yacht designer Tim Heywood drew the sleek lines of LIND, he took his inspiration from the sweeping curves of Italian sports car design of the 1930s. “I aimed to achieve a look that I would describe as ‘athletically feminine’,” he said. “Also, I incorporated some of the styling features that normally you’d only find on much larger yachts. I wanted the AMELS 171 to feel like a very grand yacht. For example, it has a fabulous 20-meter sun deck, which would not look out of place on a 90-meter yacht.”

LIND offers generous spaces for outdoor entertainment on 3 deck levels. The alfresco areas have been emphasized on the request of the owner, featuring a larger than usual Spa Pool on the sun-deck, which is protected by a windscreen. Amongst the many personal touches to luxury yacht LIND, there is also a massive projection screen on the sundeck, where guests may enjoy many movies from the Kaleidoscope server while sipping a cool cocktail from the full wet bar. The entire sundeck can be covered with Biminis for added comfort if requested.

The interior of this Amels superyacht LIND was designed by Laura Sessa who thematically tied some of the interiors to the outdoors, particularly the bridge-deck lounge by selecting white and blue fabrics. “Each deck highlights a different type of wood, such as maple, walnut and sycamore,” explained Sessa. “For example Maple is featured on the main deck and Zebrano on the bridge deck, with the dark wood Sucupira running as a common theme throughout the whole interior. I find that on yachts of this size that the bridge deck is where the owner tends to spend the majority of his time, where he has breakfast with the family, and so we have white and blue colours in the fabrics to maintain that connection with the sea outside.”

The 52.3m Dutch built LIND yacht can reach a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of around 13 knots giving a transatlantic range of 4,500 nautical miles.

Yacht Accommodation

The master stateroom is on the main deck forward and full beam of the yacht, space boasts a king-size bed, large plush sofa, private office and living room, dressing room, en-suite with his and hers sinks, tub and shower and serene neutral décor. A further 4 cabins are on the lower deck. Two guest cabins feature queen size beds, vanities, private dressing rooms and en-suite facilities with showers. One cabin offers twin side by side beds with en-suite and shower and a further cabin offers a twin bed convertible to a double with en-suite and shower. Each cabin has a warm tailored feel featuring a casual yet elegant ambience.

AMELS 177 has helipad, beach club, larger aft-deck area. AMELS is meeting global client demand by creating a new model in its highly successful LIMITED EDITIONS program.

The model is the 54.30-meter LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS 177.

Since AMELS introduced LIMITED EDITIONS in 2005, owners have taken full advantage of the concept’s inherent freedom for customizing. The AMELS 171 proves this: The series includes a wide-body version, several AMELS-inspired interiors by Rome-based architect Laura Sessa Romboli, and custom interiors by Nuvolari Lenard and Peter Heuvelmans.

One client for an AMELS 171 asked shipyard designers and engineers to find sufficient space for a touch-and-go helipad, an indoor/outdoor “beach club” with steam bath, shower, day toilet, changing

area, entertainment center, a longer aft-deck area, and a larger lazarette for stowing watersports gear.

This required a hull extension to about 177 feet, with no change in beam. The changed aesthetics and greater amenities of Tim Heywood’s original shaping led to our offering the LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS 177 as a distinct new model.

The LIMITED EDITIONS AMELS 177 has fundamentally the same accommodations arrangement as her predecessor. The model includes other important features such as a larger transom door to ease water-toy handling, as well as AMELS-pioneered zero-speed stabilization and environmentally friendly genset exhaust soot filters. The 650-gross-ton AMELS 177 is built to Lloyd’s Register Class and MCA LY2 compliance.

Length Overall (m): 52.30 Length Overall (ft): 171.59
Length On Deck (m): Length On Deck (ft):
Length Waterline (m): 46.90 Length Waterline (ft): 153.87
Beam (m): 9.00 Beam (ft): 29.53
Draught Max (m): 4.90 Draught Max (ft): 16.08
Draught Min (m): Draught Min (ft):

Shipyard: Amels Holland B.V. Country: Netherlands

Naval Architect: Amels Holland B.V.
Exterior Designer: Tim Heywood Design Ltd.
Interior Designer: Laura Sessa Romboli

Hull Material: Superstructure:
Gross Tonnage: 628 Displacement: 650
Class Comments: MCA: No

Guest Cabins:
Guests: 12 Max Charter Guests:
Crew Cabins: Crew: 12

Total HP: Total KW:

Max Speed: 15.5 Cruise Speed: 13
Range: 4,500 Propulsion:

Fuel Capacity (Liters): 115,000 Fuel Capacity (Gallons): 30,383
Water Capacity (Liters): 17,000 Water Capacity (Gallons): 4,491

Name: Addiction
Year: 2009
Exterior: Tim Heywood Design Ltd.
Interior 0
Country: n/a
Top speed: 16
Cruise speed: 13
Listing ID: 1101

IMO: 1010208
Name: LIND
Vessel Type – Generic: Pleasure Craft
Vessel Type – Detailed: Yacht
Status: Active
MMSI: 319669000
Call Sign: ZGAG9
Flag: Cayman Is [KY]
Gross Tonnage: 645
Summer DWT: 
Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 52.3 x 9.5 m
Year Built: 2010


Updated on May 21, 2022 at 11:19 am
  • Price: €25,000,000
  • Property Status: Sold
  • Yacht Name: LIND
  • Ship Yard: Amels
  • Yacht Designer: Tim Heywood Design Ltd.
  • Interior Designer: Laura Sessa Romboli
  • IMO: 1010208
  • MSSI: 319669000
  • Meters: 52

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