#### Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 and 55 measurements

Peter Forbes

Craig,

That is great data - thank you very much indeed - all carefully stored away - I’ll now have to really try for 9.5kts this season! Thank you for the challenge.

Best wishes

Peter
Peter Forbes
Carango Sailing Ketch

On 23 Mar 2014, at 14:50, sangaris@... wrote:

Peter et al,

That's 1.34 X Square Root of LWL(in feet), so the 55 "max" hull speed would be 9.4Kts and the 54 would be 9.5 kts.  That's using the Stationary water line - if you're heeled over the water line lengthens out to the Dynamic LWL so the 54's speed goes up to 9.5 kts.  I couldn't find a Dynamic LWL for the 55, but assume it would be longer (faster) than the 54.
Also, that abbreviation Lh that Peter mentioned is likely Hull Length, not LWL.  Looks like the boat names "Amel 54" and "Amel 55" came from the Hull length rounded up to the next foot.  Anyway, here's a buncha numbers from the Amel website in both Metric and Imperial units.
Enjoy!
Craig - sv/ Sangaris, SN#68

 Amel 55 Amel 54 Per Specifications on Amel website: M Ft & In M Ft & In LOA 17.3 56' 9.1" 17.2 56' 5.2" Hull Length 16.74 54' 11.1" 16.4 53' 9.7" Stationary LWL 14.85 48' 8.6" 13.75 45' 1.3" Dynamic LWL 15.35 50' 4.3" Beam 4.99 16' 4.5" 4.8 15' 9" Width at Water Line 4.14 13' 7" 4.8 15' 9" Draft 2.2 7' 2.6" 2.1 6' 10.7" Height from water line 21.3 69' 10.6" na na Weight, unloaded 21.5t na Displacement with full load 24t na Theoretical "max" hull speed= 1.34 X Stationary LWL 9.4 9.0 Theoretical "max" hull speed= 1.34 X Dynamic LWL 9.5

---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Very interesting - could someone remind me of the formula for Max Hull speed using the waterline length as the basis?

Peter
Peter Forbes
Carango Sailing Ketch

On 22 Mar 2014, at 17:07, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Peter,

A meter is 39.37 inches.

It puzzles me.

Gw

Eric

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Peter Forbes
Sent: Saturday, March 22, 2014 5:08 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 and 55 measurements

Eric,

I'm fairly sure that there are 39 inches in a meter. So 17.2 x 39=670.8 inches divided by 12 for feet = 55.9 feet. I'm rather old fashioned in my maths! So I guess the deck length is 55.9 feet.

Then 16.4 m is 53.3 feet - I assume that is the water line length.

But some wise men like Joel or Bill should interrupt this and tell us the actual figures?

Best wishes

Peter

Peter Forbes

07836 209730

On 22 Mar 2014, at 05:14, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Peter,

Isn’t 17.2 meters 56.4 feet?

And 16.4 meters 53 feet that is the waterline?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of Peter Forbes
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 1:57 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 and 55 measurements

Eric,

My 54 user manual says:

Lh 16.4m

Bh 4.7m

Lmax 17.2m

Bmax 4.8m

This could mean the LWL as we Brits call it is 16.4m and the Beam at WL is 4.7.

Max length - deck level 17.2 - max width at widest point is 4.8m

I hope that helps

Peter Forbes

Carango Sailing Ketch Amel 54 #035 2006.

On 21 Mar 2014, at 17:03, sailormon <kimberlite@...> wrote:

Hi,

What is the length at the waterline of the Amel 54 and 55 and its beam?

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite SM 376

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