AMEL 55 Ketch
Main technical data:
L.O.A. 17,30 m. Hull length 16,72 m
L.W.L. 14,85 m.
Beam. 4,99 m. Width at water line. 4,14 m
Draft. 2,20 m
Weight unloaded 21,8 t
Displacement with full load 26,5 t. Ballast 5,9 t
Main sail area 47 m². Mizzen sail 29 m²
Genoa 75 m². Staysail 22 m²
Engine: Volvo D3 110HP
Fuel: diesel. Fuel capacity:900 litres
Fresh water capacity: 800 litres
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.
Stainless steel bow fitting for 2 anchors. Fresh water outlet on the deck.
2 X Electric windlass controlled from the cockpit,
1 x stainless steel 42 Bugel WASI anchor with 100m of 10mm galvanised steel chain.
1 x 35 kg Delta Anchor + 25m galvanised steel chain y 30m of warp.
Stainless steel pulpit, pushpit and side rails (opening in the pushpit for easy access to quay or pontoon).
Stainless steel guard line. LED navigation lights. 8 stainless steel mooring cleats.
Stainless steel chain plates. Sheet traveller tracks with tidy travellers
Set of pulleys. All the controls (manual and electric) of sheets and mainsail tackle 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.
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).
hydraulic passarelle. 12 hatches ; 6 opening portlights.
On deck, 4 large lockers:
At the foredeck : a large sail locker with light, isolated by a watertight bulkhead,
easy access to the bow thruster and chain lockers, a wide space for fenders, mooring lines and extra sails.
Access hatch with locking system. Interior finish with light coloured gelcoat.
To portside, next to the cockpit : a locker for various equipment.
Right by this locker : a second locker with 2 gas cylinders
fitted with 1 safety pressure valve and an electric valve. The whole locker breathes to the fresh air.
On the aft deck : a large locker for a possible dinghy, outboard engine, diving equipment, fenders, etc.
Hydraulic autopilot unit, emergency tiller, 220V socket, 220V tender inflater, bracket for outboard engine,
220V shore power socket circuit breaker, 220V shower power cable, 1 galvanic isolator.
Locker hood on gas cylinders with lock. Bilge pump with overflow alarm.
The transom opens into a large swimming platform,
fitted with a foldable and removable ladder which can be used also as a side ladder.
Hydraulic opening system for the transom, with remote control. Shower with mixing tap.
Cockpit / helmsman's station
Large, comfortable and reassuring cockpit with access steps.
1 helmsman’s station in the wheelhouse with a leather covered stainless steel wheel.
Console in front of the wheel for the electronics, together with all the other controls
(windlass, furling gear, thruster, etc).
Very comfortable composite helmsman’s seat with seat and back upholstery.
Adjustable teak and laminate cockpit table.
Large locker with light in the cockpit on portside + locker at the mizzen mast foot on portside.
Very strongly built from composite material, made for extremely safe sailing and
extremely well protected life on board in all weathers.
Plexiglas forward and side windscreens. The central part opens as do two hatches in the roof.
The whole unit offers an exceptional panoramic view and perfect ventilation.
Rigid sliding sun awning forming an extension over the whole cockpit.
LED lighting in the wheelhouse.
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.
LED deck lights on the main and mizzen masts.
Mooring and masthead lights (LED).
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.
External halyard on main mast.
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.
Volvo engine, 5-cylinder, low speed diesel engine, 110HP, hydraulic gearbox with shaft brake.
Electric throttle. AMEL angle transmission. Folding propeller.
Diesel fuel capacity: 900 litres. Double diesel fuel filter with 3-way tap.
24V fans: 1 extractor + 1 blower for the engine compartment, 1 extractor for the battery compartment.
Onan 3-cylinder generator, 1500 rpm, 11 kW. (option)
Retractable electric bow thruster, 11HP.
Water maker 220V, 240L/h. Fresh water pump, hot water tank (50 litres)
SEAGULL freshwater filter in Galley.
220V air conditioning / heating system throughout the boat
2 convection heaters 24V / 5500W throughout the boat
lighting intensity dimmer
"PACK EXTRA COMFORT" : Onan 11 kW generator set
Charger 220/24 V, 60 A
Big fresh water pump with cockpit exit, hose and lance
Alternator 110A, 24 V on motor
24V and 220V distribution boards with ammeters and voltmeters.
12V circuit for engine and generator (90Amp/h battery).
24V, 600 Amp/h service circuit.
220V circuit with cable and pontoon connector at the aft, and 220V/24V, 100 Amp charger.
24V interior lighting (mostly LED).
12V, 24V and 220V sockets.
12V / 150Ah alternator (Volvo engine)
24V / 80Ah alternator (or 110 Ah with the Comfort Package option) (Volvo engine)
12V / 5Ah alternator (generator)
Complete BLU instalation.
Radar Plotter Navnet T2TZ 15¨ screen. Furuno GP33 and GP330 GPS.
AIS Foruno FA50 with T2TZ transmitter/receiver & VHF antenna.
B & G Hydra 5000 including: 1 GFD at chart table, 1 GFD in cockpit.
Garmin VHF at chart table duplicate VHF at helm with loadhailer.
2 x Hydraulic Furuno Navpilot 711C automatic pilot.
Navtex Furuno FAX30 with TZT2
WIFI Receiver + hot spot.
HUB 101 for AIS/FA50, Navtex FAX30
Sails and accessories:
Tri-radial cut Hydranet mainsail.
Tri-radial cut Hydranet mizzen sail.
Tri-radial Hydranet genoa.
Complete set of sheets and vangs for both booms.
2 x 15m of mooring lines
2 x 20m of mooring lines
Owner’s manual, drawings, diagrams and equipment manuals.
Wood finish mahogany, polyurethane two-component multi-coat varnish.
Wood flooring oak finish.
Many handrails, lighting by spotlights and wall lamps (mainly LED).
Numerous storage spaces on board including cabinets (closed and open), drawers, hanging lockers and under sole lockers.
Trimming and upholstery:
High quality upholstery. Black-out blinds on all the port lights.
Black-out blinds and fly screens for all hatches.
Lee clothes for the berths
Saloon / chart table / galley:
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 big sofa or 2 armchairs with a wine / spirit cabinet and storage for glasses.
Audio system: radio-AUX-MP3 with BOSE acoustics.
On the starboard side, the forward facing 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.
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 3-burner stove/oven, with potholders.
Dish washer option.
Electric extractor hood with filter
Stainless steel microwave oven, 220V
150 litre refrigerator and 150 litre freezer + extra freezer under sofa.
Several 220V sockets. Fresh water capacity: 1 x 800 litre tank with access through hatches.
Partitioned wastewater tank (capacity: approximately 60 litres), with 2 sewage pumps.
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. Bed lift on gas cylinders.
Cabinets, drawers, hanging locker. Desk unit/dressing table to starboard with swivelling seat, mirror and 220V sockets.
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.
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
Large aft cabin:
Spacious and very comfortable. It covers the full width of the hull.
Closed by a watertight door. Central 1.60m double bed, slat base and high density foam mattress.
Very large storage space under the bed with top access. Bed lift on gas cylinders.
Two bedside units with drawers.Numerous closed and open cabinets, drawers, 2 hanging lockers.
The cabin is very bright. 2 hull portlights. 1 aft panoramic portlight
3 opening hatches. 3 opening portholes. LED spot lamps, reading lights and indirect lighting. 220V sockets
Option included.- Wardroble unit with 28¨ incorporated.
Heads compartment :
Separate shower with a glass door, teak floor board, shower bar, mixing tap, storage for shower products, light.
Storage unit with deep flush washbasin. Mirror, cabinets, towel rail, toilet paper holder and clothes hooks.
Big mirror on the door. Lighting by LED ceiling spot lights.
Ventilation: 1 hatch and 1 opening porthole. Electric vacuum marine toilet (fresh water) with black water tank.
In this "one large aft cabin" version, the passageway is fitted with a heads compartment comprising the following :
Combined washing machine/dryer.
Electric vacuum marine toilet (fresh water) with black water tank.
Storage unit with deep flush washbasin, mirror, clothes hooks, towel rail.
Cabinets and storage spaces. Shower with curtain, teak floor board.
Opening hatch. LED ceiling lights
Electric winding on mizzen mast,
2nd forestay with electric retractor Reckman (cockpit control), staysail (22m²) on reel, halyard, plays and complete fittings (rails, trolleys, pulleys)
Supplement for staysail D4 composite / taffeta 2 faces
Protective case for staysail. Protective case for genoa
Outdoor halyard on big mast with pulley
Supplement for set of sails in composite D4 / taffeta 2 faces
Propeller with folding blades
2nd vertical windlass (capstan) with foot switch
2nd mooring + piling + anchorage Ar + long mooring
Stainless steel chain 100m of 10 mm, instead of the standard chain.
LED tricolor light at the masthead.
Blue LED lights transom and under cockpit shelter
Blue LED spotlights under a rear vault
LED indirect lighting
Hydraulic gangway. Set of electric davits
Complete security armamen
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TV / DVD package: 32 "LCD flat screen TV and DVD player including 24/220 V, 800 W converter, antenna, power supply, wiring and amplifier, with electric retractable system
TV 26 '' in AR cabin
Bose Acoustimas 3 stereo set with MP3 player in front cabin
Bose Acoustimas 3 stereo set with CD / DVD player in aft cabin
Converter 24/220 V, 2500 W
Set of cockpit cushions
2nd VHF handset with loudhailer
Navnet 3D radar / plotter, screen 12 "chart table (overhead painted),
Navnet 3D 12 "cockpit repeater, built-in polyester console
Overlay option for radar / plotter
AIS transceiver FA50 on Navnet with VHF + HUB 101 antenna,
2 analog repeaters in the cockpit
Sounder DFF1 on Navnet with probe bronze temperature
2nd complete pilot, Furuno Navpilot 711, assembled and connected
Annex Zodiac 3.40
Winter cockpit closure with 2 side cheeks
Retractable square table, stainless steel bow reinforcement
Epirb tag, Ais personal, localization tag, portable vhf, portable gps, diving, assorted spare parts, grab bag
Bedding, cut ladder, mosquito nets
HB chair in trunk, full housekeeping, bow ladder
Code 5 on furler with external halyard and deck hardware