|Amel 55 - Performance World Cruising Yacht. Following the success experienced with the AMEL 64, the AMEL 55 was conceived inspired directly from the same modern and elegant design. The new AMEL style now comes in two sizes. The AMEL 55 project was developed and driven by the latest improvements to the design in terms of performance, 360 degree visibility from the helm, innovative ideas for comfortable layout options, but still keeping the AMEL fundamental assets. The 55 offers two versions : either three double cabins for the standard version, or one double forward and a very large aft cabin for two. The wood finish, polyurethane two-component multi-coat varnish and light coloured wood flooring (oak), fitted with numerous handrails and tastefully illuminated by spotlights and wall lamps (mainly LED), is bright and spacious. It provides excellent sky views, ventilation and light from its 4 opening deck hatches and ocean glimpses through its four large hull port lights. The companionway is well protected by the all weather wheelhouse so seldom needs to be shut even in rainy conditions. There is a large sliding table with extension in the saloon with seating for up to eight people in a U-shaped configuration. There is also a very comfortable settee opposite with a wet bar and storage for glasses. Finished in high quality upholstery and trim as standard, there are different upholstery options available on request. There are black-out blinds on all the port lights and fly screens for all hatches. There are lee cloths for the berths. Separated from the saloon by a sliding wooden door is the walk through to the aft cabin. This has a single navigation berth and storage lockers.
A well designed substantial wheelhouse, built from composite material with an integral carbon frame, makes every minute spent at the helm a pleasurable and comfortable experience in all weather. It features plexiglas forward and side windscreens for excellent undistorted vision. The opening central section combined with two opening hatches in the roof, offers breathtaking panoramic vision and excellent ventilation.
||56' 9" - 17.30m|
|Keel / Ballast
||5.9 Tons cast iron ballast fixed to the hull / keel by stainless steel bolts|
||Composite of Roving 71 glass fibre / isophthalic resin|
||Composite deck with Amel teak overlay moulded into the deck|
||Volvo 5-cylinder, low speed diesel engine, 110HP (80kW), hydraulic gearbox with shaft brake (possibility to have a Steyr 140HP engine). Electric throttle. AMEL angle transmission.
Fixed 3-blade propeller (folding propeller available as an option).
Retractable electric bow thruster. Engine room: Very spacious watertight engine room, with highly 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 gas struts.
2 x 24V fans: 1 extractor, 1 blower. 1 x 220V fan for the generator.
Fresh water pump, hot water tank (50 litres).
||Onan 3-cylinder generator, 1500 rpm, 7.5 kW.|
||900 Litres - Double diesel fuel filter with 3-way tap.|
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||Rigid sliding sun awning forms an extension to the roof.|
||Full width fwd owners with hatches and port lights. Central 1.60m double berth. Ample storage space under the bed with top access. Lockers, drawers and large hanging locker for optimum ease of storage. Desk/dressing table to starboard with swivelling seat, mirror & sockets. 2 Aft cabins with large double starboard & 2 separate bunks convertible into a double to port. Both with generous storage in closed and open lockers, drawers, hanging locker and spaces under the berths. Socket. Desk with seat. Ventilation and daylight through port lights & opening hatches. General lighting by spot lamps, reading lamps (mainly LED).|
||2/3 Showers in bathrooms with a separate stall for owner.|
||2/3 Electric vacuum marine toilets (fresh water) with black water tank. Washbasin unit with composite washbasin, lockers. Mirror, towel rail, toilet paper holder and clothes hooks. Forward owners spacious shower, floor grating and sliding door, thermostatic mixing tap. Handrail in the shower, storage and lights.|
||Situated to the left of the companionway, it is very large & is a major feature of life on board. A large opening port light gives a view of the outside whilst doing the cooking. Naturally very light, great attention has been paid to the lighting and ventilation which are excellent. It is fully equipped with 2 large work surfaces of moulded composite with surround, double stainless steel sinks with mixer tap &hand shower, a combination of lower units, drawers & upper storage. Gimballed 3-burner stove/oven, with potholders & an electric extractor hood with filter. Stainless steel 220V microwave oven & several 220V sockets.|
||150 Litre refrigerator and 150 litre freezer.|
||Electric windlass, Bügel (Wasi) 30 kg anchor and 100 m of 10 mm galvanised chain, controlled from the cockpit (2nd electric windlass available as an option). Stainless steel bow fitting for 2 anchors with sea water pump for anchor washing, controlled from the cockpit.|
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||24V and 220V distribution boards with ammeters and voltmeters. 12V circuit for engine and generator.
24V, 640 Amp/h service circuit. 220V circuit with cable and pontoon connector at aft and 220V/24V, 100 Amp charger.
24V interior lighting (mostly LED). 12V, 24V and 220V sockets.
Saloon audio system: radio-CD-MP3 with BOSE acoustics.
There is a laundry area located in the aft port cabin with a combined washer/dryer and detergent locker.
|Furuno FR1835 radar, Furuno FS150 GPS, B & G Hydra 3000 including: 1 GFD at chart table, 1 GFD in cockpit. VHF at chart table, Hydraulic Furuno Navpilot 711 automatic pilot. Chart table with many storage spaces: drawers, lockers, etc. 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 port light.
Helmsman’s station in the wheelhouse with a leather covered stainless steel wheel. The wheel steering is mechanical.
Central console in the wheelhouse for the electronics, together with all the other controls (windlass, furling gear, thruster, etc).
||• Tri-radial cut Hydranet mainsail.
• Tri-radial cut Hydranet mizzen sail.
• Tri-radial Hydranet genoa.
• Complete set of sheets and vangs for both booms.
|Mast / Rigging
||Ketch rigged with "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. Manual roller reefing system on the mizzen.
LED deck lights on the main and mizzen masts, LED mooring and halogen masthead lights.
￼￼￼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. Electric genoa furling gear. Painted aluminium pole with required rigging. Fitted at the base of the main mast.
||Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and side rails (openings in the pushpit for easy access to quay or pontoon). Double stainless steel guard lines.
• LED navigation lights.
• 8 stainless steel mooring cleats.
• Bracket for outboard engine on outside handrail.
• Stainless steel chain plates.
• Sheet traveller tracks with tidy travellers
• Set of pulleys throughout
• All traveller and sheet controls (manual and electric) are run to the cockpit.
• 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.
• 2 halyard downhauls (main and mizzen masts). • 4 halyard clutches (including one double).
• 12 hatches, 6 opening portlights.
• Adjustable teak and laminate cockpit table.
• Locker and storage spaces in the cockpit.
Very comfortable composite helmsman’s seat with leather seat and back.
• On deck, 4 large lockers:
At the foredeck : a large locker with easy access to the bow thruster and chain lockers, a wide space for fenders, mooring lines and extra sails.
To portside, next to the cockpit : a locker for various equipment (oil tank for the outboard engine, cleansing products, hosepipes, etc. )
Right by this locker : a second locker with 2 gas cylinders fitted with 1 safety pressure valve and an electric valve. The whole locker vents to the fresh air.
On the aft deck : a large locker for a possible dinghy, outboard engine, diving equipment, fenders and other.
||There is a very large, lit sail locker forward, separated by a watertight and insulated bulkhead finished in light coloured gelcoat, there is a 220V power supply socket. Access is via a large deck hatch which is lockable from the outside. Other equipment included: 2 x 15m mooring lines, 2 x 20m mooring lines, 8 fenders, Owner’s manual, drawings, diagrams and equipment manuals.
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