sailing yacht Amel 55

Bermuda ketch in good condition.
2+1 cabins layout.


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General performances
55 ft (17.3 m)
4.99 m
2.2 m
Steyr 140 hp
900 l
Fresh water
800 l

It is possible a 3-day training from an official dealer of the Amel: arrangement and machinery, systems, specifics of exploitation, control and maintenance (mechanics, electrical, rigging).

Hull made from composite, Roving 71 glass fibre + glass flakes against osmosis / isophthalic resin, monolithic laminate, laid up by hand (application / coating / air removal) in lengthwise and transverse layers with a two thirds overlap.
Frame structure in polyurethane omega-foam and plywood, laminated to the hull, as is all the joinery structure (bulkheads, furniture units, lockers, etc.)
This system guarantees the highest rigidity of the whole unit and optimises load spread. Compression forces from the masts / rigging are compensated by a structure of support pillars for the masts and chain plate tie-rods laminated to the hull for the rigging.
The bulkheads are glued and laminated with the deck. 4 of them are watertight bulkheads with isolation valves.
Composite Roving 71 glass fiber / isophtalic resin and balsa sandwich deck moulded by the same process as the hull (the deck is glued and laminated to the hull and the bulkheads).
The fore and aft bridge, foredeck and quarter deck are made from “Amel teak", moulded into the deck.
Self-bailing cockpit (2 scuppers, 100 mm diameter)
Cast iron ballast fixed to the hull / keel by stainless steel bolts, sealing by Epoxy treatment.
Monolithic laminate rudder with skeg made from plain composite, moulded in one piece with the hull. The rudder is mounted at 3 points, the rudder trunk is laminated and the intermediate fitting and socket are stainless steel, bolted. Stainless steel rudder stock, 60 mm in diameter.

Engine compartment
Engine Steyr 140 hp, hydraulic gearbox with shaft brake
Diesel fuel capacity: 900 l
Water capacity: 800 l
Holding tank: 60 l
Double diesel fuel filter with 3-way tap

3 cabin version – 2 guest cabins and one crew cabin
Forecabin with large double bed, cabinets, drawers, and a large hanging locker for optimum ease of storage
Aft cabin with large double bed, cabinets, drawers, and a large hanging locker for optimum ease of storage
Crew cabin with single berth in the passage way
Spacious saloon, with U shaped settee with sliding table with extension
One very comfortable sofa with a wine / spirit cabinet and storage for glasses
3 Heads with spacious shower, floor grating and sliding door, mixing tap, electric vacuum marine toilet (fresh water) with black water tank

Situated to the left of the companionway, it is very large and is a major feature of the life on board. A large opening portlight gives a view of the outside whilst doing the cooking
2-basin stainless steel sink with mixer tap and hand shower
A combination of low units, drawers and upper cabinets
A gimbal-mounted 3-burner stove/oven, with potholders
Electric extractor hood with filter
Microwave oven, 220V
150 l refrigerator and 150 litre freezer
Additional deep freezer in saloon
Extra fridge
Several 220V sockets

Radar Navnet Furuno 3D FR1835, 15" touchscreen, 2 analogue repeaters (INSTALLED IN 2022)
Furuno FA50 AIS transceiver for TZT2 with VHF antenna
Furuno FAX30 Navtex weather fax to interface with TZT2
HUB 101 required for AIS/FA50, Navtex FAX30, TZT2 radar repeater
Additional B&G Hydra 5000 colour GFD
B&G Analogue repeater
Wind, speed and direction instrument
Echopilot FLS forward and depth sounder in the cockip, 7" colour screen
VHF radio additional handset with loudhailer

Onan Cummins 3-cylinder generator, 1500 rpm, 7,5 kW
Air condition
Heating Webasto
Water maker Dessalator
Water heater (Boiler)
Service batteries Mastervolt from 2022
220V circuit with cable and pontoon connector at the aft
DVD Player
Audio system: Radio-CD player
TV package: 32” LCD flat screen TV, 24V/220V-800W inverter, antenna, power supply + wiring, vertically retractable TV mount, remote control
INTELLIAN I6W TV sat. Antenna
Additional FUSION stereo (radio, Ipod, MP3, AUX) + 2 Bose 161 loudspeakers
FUSION remote control in the cockpit
FUSION - TZT2 connection
Clock / Thermometer / Barometer
Washing mashine
Electric bilge pump
Cockpit waterproof loudspeakers

"AMEL" main and mizzen masts. Both masts are designed and entirely manufactured by AMEL. The finish of masts and booms is a 2-component polyurethane paint. 2 sets of spreaders on the main mast and 1 on the mizzen. AMEL 24V electric roller reefing system with manual release on the main mast.
AMEL electric roller reefing system on the mizzen with manual release
Mooring and masthead lights
Single strand stainless steel standing rigging
Vectran and Dyneema halyards
Down-haul on the main boom
Automatic toping lift on mizzen boom
Reckman electric genoa furling gear
External halyard on main mast

Furling genoa
Hydraulic furling jib
Mizzen (electric furling in mast)
Storm jib
2nd electric staysail (22m2) with Reckman furler (manual backup) with rigging, controlled from Helm station 2 24V vertical (capstan) windlass with remote control

Stainless steel bow fitting for 2 anchors
Electric windlass controlled from the cockpit, stainless steel Bügel (Wasi) 30kg anchor, 100m of 10mm galvanised chain (2nd electric windlass available as an option).
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and side rails (opening in the pushpit for easy access to quay or pontoon). Stainless steel guard line
Bracket for outboard engine in aft locker
Stainless steel chain plates
Sheet traveller tracks with tidy travellers
All the controls (manual and electric) of sheets and mainsail tackle are run to the cockpit
Electric winches
2 electric genoa sheet winches
2 stay sail sheet winches
1 electric mainsheet winch
1 mizzen sail sheet winch
2 manual main mast winches
1 manual mizzen mast winch
Halyard downhauls : 2 on the main and 1 on the mizzen mast
4 halyard clutches (including one double) and 1 on main mast (staysail option).
Manual removable gangway
Bimini top + bimini that covers aft deck
Inox protection of the bow
Electric davits

Cockpit with hardtop, floor covered in teak
Helmsman’s station in the wheelhouse with a leather covered stainless steel wheel, steering is mechanical
Console in front of the wheel for the electronics, together with all the other controls (windlass, furling gear, thruster, etc).
Adjustable teak and laminate cockpit table
Large locker with light in the cockpit on portside + locker at the mizzen mast foot on portside
Cockpit cushions
Set of protection covers (cockpit table, companionway, helmans seat, steering wheel, electronics instruments in the cockpit)
Set of sunbathing cushions over aft cabin deck house
Set of fender covers (8)
Cockpit winter cover complete
Cockpit shower
Hydraulic retractable gangway (electric)
Swimming ladder