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    £ 941,055
    listed price: 1.075.000 €Vat Included / Paid

    Amel - 55 for sale

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    Very lightly used 2016-model 3-cabin, hardtop Amel 55 with a very high specification including:-
    Bow thruster
    Folding prop and rope cutter
    Larger Onan generator
    Second battery charger and alternator
    Reverse cycle air-conditioning
    Diesel-fired heating
    Extended tankage (additional 270 litres)
    Fridge & Freezer
    Electric freshwater heads
    Walnut interior joinery
    Twin Navnet 3D radar/plotter screens with overlays and ethernet hub
    FLS forward looking echo sounder
    External camera system
    Fleet broadband satcoms
    Tri-radial Hydranet sail package
    Electric furling for all sails including staysail
    Hydraulic retractable passarelle

    Note. WIRRUNA can also be purchased with a berth in Cap d’Ail. Please contact us for further details.


    The modern and dynamic lines reflect the true spirit of Amel. Designed for ocean voyages the AMEL 55 is extremely simple to manoeuvre but is also adapted to day cruises.

    The Amel 55 is available in a Hardtop version fitted with a rigid steering shelter, including a sliding extension which covers the whole cockpit surface. Whatever the sailing conditions all sailors can enjoy being wrapped in comfort but with the benefit of extreme protection too.

    The AMEL 55 can be fitted in a two-cabin version both with a large bed (one in the aft part and the other at the bow).


    With over 3,000 yachts built over their 50yrs history, the Amel story is one of the most fascinating in yachting.

    Amel is first and foremost the story of one man. The ‘Cap'taine’! Or rather Henri Tonet, his real name. Now recognised as an exceptional naval architect, he started out as a Parisian auto coach maker with a passion for naval construction. A strong-willed, ambitious man, ready to go all-out to fulfil his dreams, and who despite being partially blind for most of his life, continued to invent, develop and design his boats with the same enthusiasm.

    Henri Amel was above all a man of sound judgement, whose simple, fundamental ideas are now considered as a prerequisite by many sailors. As an architect, he believed that the notions of quality, safety and comfort on board should address one objective: being able to navigate across all the world’s seas.

    Henri Amel passed away on April 12th 2005 and his company is today both owned and run by its loyal and long-standing employees. With circa 120 shipwrights, technicians, managers and adminstrators centred around the 11,500sqm Amel shipyard in Périgny, La Rochelle, the shipyard now produces the ketch-rigged Amel 55 and 64 and in 2017 will launch the new Amel 50 sloop.

    AMEL is a true French success story, as beautiful as it is rare. A business story bearing the imprint of true sailor’s courage, made of challenges and humility, of hard work and determination, of dreams to achieve. A story that has succeeded in bringing people together through their love for the ocean and long distance journeys.


    RCD Status:
    Our understanding is that the yacht is fully compliant with the European Union's Recreational Craft Directive (CE-marking) and is categorised A (unrestricted offshore).

    Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
    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)

    Keel & Rudder:
    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 & gearbox:
    Volvo Penta D3-110 5-cylinder turbo-charged diesel engine producing 110hp
    Cockpit controls with electronic throttle and complete alarm system
    Freshwater cooling system via raw water intake and heat exchanger
    Water-cooled exhaust
    Hydraulic gearbox with shaft brake and Amel angled transmission system

    Propulsion & Steering:
    Variable pitch feathering propeller
    Spurs rope cutter on prop shaft
    Stainless steel propeller shaft
    Retractable 11hp bowthruster
    Wheel steering with leather covered stainless steel helm wheel
    Emergency steering gear


    Voltage systems:
    24vDC and 12vDC domestic system with 220vAC via shorepower, generator or inverter

    Battery Banks:
    1x 12v 90Ah engine and generator start battery
    24v 600Amp service battery bank

    100Amp 220/24v battery charger
    60Amp 220v/24v secondary battery charger
    24/220v 800w inverter

    12v engine-mounted alternator
    24v 110Amp engine-mounted alternator

    Upgraded Onan 11kw generator

    Other Electrical:
    50Hz 220vAC shore power system
    220vAC ring main with sockets throughout
    Main AC/DC control panel with V, A & Hz meters
    12v and 24v sockets


    Fresh Water:
    24vDC freshwater pump system
    Hot water supply via engine calorifier or 220vAC immersion heater element in 50 litre powered by shorepower or generator
    Pressurised hot & cold water supplied to galley and heads
    Filtered fresh water supply to galley
    Fresh water outlet on deck

    220vAC watermaker with 240lph output

    Bilge Pumps:
    Central electric bilge pump
    Manual bilge pump

    Grey & Black Water:
    Heads discharge outboard or to black water tanks
    All showers and sinks discharge directly outboard or to grey water tank

    Gas System:
    Gas locker with 2 gas cylinders fitted with 1 safety pressure valve and an electric valve. The whole locker breathes to the fresh air.


    900 litres fuel capacity
    Dual diesel fuel filters with 3-way tap

    Fresh Water:
    800 litres fresh water capacity

    Holding Tanks:
    80 litre blackwater holding tanks for each heads
    60 litre grey water tank at galley


    In Cockpit:
    Furuno Navnet 3D 12” radar chart plotter repeater display in cockpit
    Furuno closed-array radar scanner mounted on mizzen mast
    Video camera on main mast
    B&G Hydra 5000 multi-function display
    B& analogue repeaters (AWA and depth)
    Furuno Navpilot hydraulic autopilot
    Second complete Furuno Navpilot 711C system, mounted and connected
    Echopolit FLS forward looking echo-sounder
    Furuno DFF1 graphic sounder
    Steering compass

    At chart table:
    Furuno Navnet 3D 12” radar chart plotter display at chart table
    Overlay option for Navnet plotter
    Furuno Hub 101 Ethernet network hub
    Furuno GPS receiver
    Furuno FA50 AIS transceiver with VHF antenna
    B&G Hydra 5000 multi-function display
    Electronic charts for Western Europe Coasts, Med’ and Black Sea

    Communications Equipment:
    Garmin VHF with DSC
    Icom M23 portable VHF
    Thrane & Thrane Fleet Broadband 250 satcoms system with spreader-mounted antenna


    Gimballed 3-burner stove with oven
    Electric extractor hood with filter
    220vAC stainless steel microwave oven
    24vDC 150 litre refrigerator
    24vDC 150 litre deep freeze
    Twin stainless steel deep bowl sinks with pressurised water supply
    Fresh filtered water supply at galley with dedicated tap

    Electric vacuum freshwater marine heads with holding tanks
    Basins & showers with hot & cold water supply
    Electric pump out for showers
    Combined washing machine/dryer

    220v air-conditioning and heating for each cabin and saloon
    Diesel fired 500w 24vDC cabin heating system

    Fusion / Navnet radio connection
    Radio/CD/MP3 player with Bose acoustics


    Summary of Accommodation:
    Three cabin version with two large heads heads, walkthrough berth and U-shaped saloon with settee seating opposite.

    Accommodation Finish:
    All interior woodwork in American Walnut with a polyurethane two-component multi-coat varnish.
    Floors are varnished wood
    Black-out blinds on all the port lights. Black-out blinds and fly screens for all hatches.
    Lee clothes for the berths
    Numerous storage spaces on board including cabinets (closed and open), drawers, hanging lockers and under sole lockers.
    Many handrails, lighting by spotlights and wall lamps
    Mosquito nets for all opening ports
    Fitted bed-linen for all cabins

    Description of Accommodation from Forward:

    Sail Locker:
    Very large sail locker forward, lightened, separated by a watertight and insulated bulkhead. 220V power socket.
    Access via hatch, lockable from the outside, interior finish light coloured gel coat.

    Forward Owner’s Cabin:
    Closed by a watertight door. It covers the full width of the hull. It is vast, very light and well ventilated thanks to 3 deck hatches and 2 hull portlights. LED lighting by ceiling lights, reading lamps and indirect lighting.
    Central 1.60m double bed, slat base and high density foam mattress. Very large storage space under the bed with top access.
    Cabinets, drawers, and a large hanging locker for optimum ease of storage.
    Desk unit/dressing table to starboard with swivelling seat, mirror and 220V sockets.

    Forward Heads:
    Spacious shower, teak floor board, sliding door, mixing tap. Shower bar, storage, lights.
    Lighting by deck hatch and ceiling lights.
    Storage unit with deep flush washbasin and mixer tap.
    Cabinets, towel rail, clothes hooks, toilet paper holder and mirror.
    Electric vacuum marine toilet (fresh water) with black water tank.

    Main Saloon:
    It is very bright and spacious. It provides an excellent view of the outside from its 4 opening hatches and 4 large hull portlights.
    Direct and indirect lighting (mainly LED).
    Numerous electrical sockets.
    Adjustable saloon table for 8 guests, with very comfortable U shaped seat. Close storage for dishes.
    Saloon part: 1 very comfortable sofa with a wine / spirit cabinet and storage for glasses.

    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.
    It is naturally very light, great attention has been paid to the lighting and ventilation which are excellent.
    It comprises : - 2 large working surfaces made of moulded Corian with surround, 2-basin stainless steel sink with mixer tap and hand shower, a combination of low units, drawers and upper cabinets, a gimbal-mounted stove, electric extractor hood, microwave oven, fridge and freezers and several 220v sockets.

    Navigation Station:
    Large chart table with many storage spaces.
    All the electronic equipment is set into a wooden unit.
    Easy access to 220V, 24V and 12V power sources; electrical backlit 24V board.
    Very comfortable navigator’s chair.
    Excellent view outside via a large portlight.

    Isolated from the saloon by a sliding wooden door.
    On starboard, with a spacious and comfortable single navigation berth.
    Large hanging locker with storage spaces and upper cabinets ; 1 opening porthole.
    Lighting by spot lamps and reading lamps (LED), 220V socket

    Port Aft Cabin:
    Access to the cabin is also via the passageway. Closed by a watertight door.
    Ventilation and daylight by fixed portlights, 2 opening hatches and 2 opening portlights.
    General lighting by spot lamps, reading lamps (mainly LEDs).
    2 separate berths.
    Generous storage in closed and open cabinets, drawers, hanging locker and spaces under the berths.
    220V socket.
    Desk with seat.

    Starboard Aft Cabin:
    Access to the cabin is via the passageway. Closed by a watertight door.
    Ventilation and daylight by fixed portlights, 2 opening hatches and 1 opening portlight.
    General lighting by spot lamps, reading lamps (mainly LED).
    Large double bed with great storage space under.
    Generous storage in closed and open cabinets, drawers, hanging locker.
    220V socket.
    Desk with seat.

    Machinery Space:
    Very spacious watertight engine room, with very efficient sound insulation. The engine and all the heavy equipment (generator set) are centred and positioned very low.
    High density insulating foam and inside coating with high acoustic performance.
    Several lighting points, 220V and 24V sockets.
    Access: from the cockpit, full opening of the cockpit bottom assisted by a gas strut.
    24V fans: 1 extractor + 1 blower for the engine compartment, 1 extractor for the battery compartment.

    Aft Heads Compartment:
    Direct access from the aft starboard cabin and from the passageway.
    Ventilation and daylight by an opening hatch
    LED ceiling lights.
    Storage unit with deep flush washbasin and mixer tap.
    Mirror, towel rail, toilet paper holder and clothes hooks.
    Electric vacuum marine toilet (fresh water) with black water tank.
    Spacious shower with mixing tap, lighting, storage.

    Laundry Area:-
    Located in the aft portside cabin
    Combined washing machine/dryer
    Storage for detergents

    The Amel 55 is rigged as a ketch.
    "AMEL" main and mizzen masts. Both masts are designed and entirely manufactured by AMEL.
    The finish 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.
    Single strand stainless steel standing rigging.
    Vectran and Dyneema halyards.
    Purpose built AMEL booms, finished in polyurethane paint.
    Down-haul on the main boom.
    Automatic toping lift on mizzen boom.
    Reckman electric genoa furling gear.
    Reckman electric staysail furling gear.
    External halyard on main mast.
    Mast-mounted spinnaker pole with required rigging
    Sheet traveller tracks with tidy travellers
    All the controls (manual and electric) of sheets and mainsail tackle are run to the cockpit.
    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).

    2x electric genoa sheet winches.
    2x stay sail sheet winches.
    1x electric mainsheet winch.
    1x mizzen sail sheet winch.
    2x manual main mast winches.
    1x manual mizzen mast winch.

    Tri-radial cut Hydranet mainsail.
    Tri-radial cut Hydranet mizzen sail.
    Tri-radial Hydranet genoa.
    Tri-radial Hydranet staysail

    Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and side rails (opening in the pushpit for easy access to quay or pontoon). Stainless steel guard line.
    12x deckhead hatches and 6x opening portlights
    4 large deck lockers
    Very strongly built hardtop from composite material with carbon frame, made for extremely safe sailing and extremely well protected life on board in all weathers.
    Plexiglas forward and side windscreens with 2x windshield wipers. The central part opens as do two hatches in the roof.
    Rigid sliding sun awning forming an extension over the whole cockpit.
    Large, comfortable and reassuring cockpit with helmsman’s station in the wheelhouse with a leather covered stainless steel wheel and leather upholstery helm seat.
    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
    Hydraulic retractable gangway
    Stainless steel side-boarding ladder

    Anchoring & Mooring:
    Stainless steel bow fitting for 2 anchors with additional stainless steel bow protection
    Electric windlass controlled from the cockpit
    Second electric anchor windlass
    Stainless steel Bügel (Wasi) 30kg anchor
    14kgs Fortress kedge anchor
    100m of 10mm galvanised chain
    Second anchor with weighted warp
    8x stainless steel mooring bollards
    Warps and fenders

    Covers & Canvas:
    2x sun awnings for boom
    Sunbrella cockpit cushions and sunbathing cushions


    Lifesaving Equipment:
    Zodiac 8-man canister liferaft

    Navigation Lights:
    LED deck lights on the main and mizzen masts.
    Mooring and masthead lights (LED).

    Fire Control:
    Automatic fire extinguishing system in machinery space


    General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owners specific needs.

    Zodiac liferaft in container
    Alarm system
    Lightning protection

    Lying – Monaco

    Available to view strictly by appointment

    Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
    Saturday by prior appointment

    For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.

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    £ 941,055
    Category:Sailing Boats
    Mooring Country:United Kingdom
    Year built:2015
    Sales status:available
    LOA:17.3 m/57 ft
    Length:17.3 m/57 ft
    Width:4.99 m/16 ft
    Draft:2.2 m/7 ft
    Category:fin keel
    Engine manufacturer:volvo d3-110
    Engine hours:100
    No. of cabins:3
    No. of berths:7
    Model55Waterline length14.85 meters
    Tank capacity900Hull typegrp
    Designerberret racoupeau
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