Versatile new blue water yacht from France nominated as EYotY 2018
With the new Amel 50, the French shipyard is expanding the Amel yacht line to include a smaller and extremely versatile model just above the 15-meter-mark. Whether it is a family trip, a relaxed sailing weekend with friends, a romantic cruise for two or a long blue water voyage across the oceans, the Amel 50, which has in fact been nominated as Europe's Yacht of the Year 2018, is the right boat for any of these occassions. If the Amel 50 is able to win the coveted award, will be decided in January as part of the boot Düsseldorf 2018.
The proven and tested combined with new ideas The Amel 50, designed by Berret / Racoupeau, features some interesting innovations, but also remains true to the characteristics assocciated with Amel yachts as a covered, low lying and well protected cockpit. Abandoning a ketch rigging for the Amel 50, the designers return to a single mast yacht with slup rigging. The hull design of the Amel 50 also follows new lines, offering a much wider stern section of the yacht with space for a twin rudder system and a large sunbed aft.
Another new design feature: the almost vertical bow of the Amel 50 and the fixed bowsprit, which not only serves as a support for the anchor, but also allows a striking new sail plan. To enhance the performance of the Amel 50, the waterline has been extended, creating additional space in the bow area of the yacht. But some of the innovations are less obvious: a new production process has been introduced for the first time at the French shipyard for the Amel 50, which is constructed using the vacuum infusion technique for the fiberglass sandwich construction.
Luxurious space below decks Below decks, the Amel 50 offers spacious accommodation for up to six people, who can be accommodated in two double cabins with double beds and an addittional cabin with bunk beds. All cabins offer generous storage space. The stern cabin also has a separate, fully equipped bathroom with a separate shower cabin. The two other cabins, located in the bow, share a complete bathroom, which is directly accessible through the double cabin. Midships, the Amel 50 offers a luxurious saloon with various seating options and a nav station, as well as a fully equipped galley for preparing culinary delights.
Technical specifications: Length over all: 15.51 m Beam: 4.79 m Draft: 2.15 m Displacement: 18,750 kg Engine: 110 hp