In its 53 years of activity, the French shipyard Amel Yachts has always been a whole other story. Unconventional and designed to sail all around the world, Amel boats have always stood out for their great seaworthiness and the ability of their designers to combine advanced technical solutions, completely different from those adopted by the other boat builders.
Amel Yachts is used to launch new models only occasionally. The Super Maramu range, for example, was produced from 1988 until 2006, establishing itself as the symbol of the “globetrotting boat” par excellence. If we also consider that the last Amel sloop-rigged cruising yacht was the Santorin in 1989, then it is clear that this brand-new Amel 50 represents a real revolution for the French yacht builder.
The redesigned hull shape and the new sailing area lines of this model seem to be completely different from the traditional parameters proposed by Amel for its boats and suggest a broader scope of use and new prospects at sea for this new 50-footer, probably designed to sail even in the Mediterranean waters. The layout is revolutionary and confirms the cruising value of the boat.
Consequently, the new Amel 50 seems to have been designed not only for the high seas and, for the first time, the shipyard has adopted less streamlined lines and a straight powerful bow alongside a midship beam which extends to the rear for better performance and great dimensional stability. As a natural result of the project, the stern houses two rudder blades, something completely new for Amel Yachts, that ensure greater manoeuvrability under sail.
Exterior lines, too, are innovative. While maintaining a rigidi spray hood and a centrally-located cockpit, the boat features a modern Mediterranean design. In particular, the two sun pads in the stern suggest a cruising use of the yacht.
Interiors, too, offer a further confirmation of Amel Yachts‘s intention of penetrating new markets. On this yacht, space is proportionally the largest never seen on an Amel creation.
That’s probably for all these reasons that the new Amel 50, although not officially presented yet, has already been nominated for the “European yacht of the year” in the “luxury cruiser” category.
The Amel 50 will be officially presented at the Cannes Yachting Festival next September. On that occasion, we will have the opportunity to enjoy a first sea trial and see if the French yacht builder has actually succeed in manufacturing a different boat without compromising the typical and unmistakable Amel spirit that has always made us love its beautiful creations.
Amel 50 – Technical Specifications
|Hull Length||15.51 m|
|Max Beam||4.79 m|
|Width at waterline||4.06 m|
|Diesel engine power||110 hp|
|Weight unloaded||18.75 t|
|Displacement at full load||2.,2 t|
|Fresh Water Tank Capacity||600 l|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||675 l|
|Staysail (option)||24 m²|
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