Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 54 - Advice on performances

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>


We own a 2003 Super Maramu. It is one model older than the 54, 1 foot shorter, not nearly as wide at the stern, slower than the 54, and not as elegantly styled as the 54. In my opinion, the 54 is the improved Super Maramu.

We are 75% complete on our circumnavigation and love the sailing, design, handling, security and safety of the Super Maramu so much that we would not want any other boat.

I agree that, in the final analysis, only Amel and HR remain as choices. We are very happy with our choice. A close friend chose HR and was very happy, as well, but he was always amazed at some of the features that Captain Amel added to Amel Yachts.

I wish you happiness with your final choice, whatever it may be. 

If I can be of any help, please feel free to email me at bill"at"

BeBe 387

On Tue, May 6, 2014 at 12:38 PM, <nilo.calvi@...> wrote:

Dear all, I followed silently for many years this interesting forum and today I dare to ask a question. These days I'm deciding to purchase an used Amel 54 year 2007, very gently maintained, to be used for cruising in couple the Mediterranean, then we'll see. I know the quality of the construction and the only concern is regarding the performance of the boat in the classic Mediterranean conditions: wind less than 15 knots or upwind against short and steep waves. I have no experience about a ketch rig and compared to direct competitors such as Hallberg Rassy I fear it forces to a greater use of the engine in light wind or does not allow to tighten equivalently the wind without loosing speed too much. I would be very grateful to all the Amel 54 owners if they could give me an opinion on the boat performances, ease of handling in small crew and seaworthiness. Thank you very much indeed. Best regards. Nilo


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