Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel 55 layout

Mawgan grace

Hi everyone,

I live on my Super Maramu but am also a broker for Northrop & Johnson representing Amel in Asia. The 55 can be configured either with two aft cabins both doubles or one huge owners stateroom. The forward cabin is still a guest cabin but with a stand alone bed and ensuite bathroom. 

I was sceptical of the 55 being a true Amel until I visited the yard in La Rochelle and spent the afternoon sailing one. Amel like any other company or shipyard must adapt to the market and technology. I believe the 55 is a natural progression of the pedigree keeping the fundamentals of old but has moved the brand forward without compromise. 


Mawgan Grace
SM Jovic #310 Hong Kong

On 21 Mar 2016, at 10:57, kennetholsen468@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Wow!   Great timing for me.  Thank you so much.   I have to agree with your over-all position that marketing must have gotten too much power after the Master passed away.  Although I have yet to own an Amel, I am a fan of the brilliant dedication to its purpose.  And as a seasoned offshore sailor, I could not understand the layout change to something more like a Beneateau with a forward cabin that is not a serious passage making choice.   Your other details have confirmed an unfortunate move to the mean of production boats.  While my plans have not wavered to obtain an Amel for our planned circumnavigation, I am leaning towards a 54, and make her Bristol. 

Having said all that, I would love to hear from a 55 owner as to the usability of the forward master stateroom during offshore conditions on extended passages.   Thank you all.   You are a very generous owners group.  


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