Amel Yachts

Amel Yachts, located in La Rochelle, France, has been building unique yachts since 1968 under the motto of quality, rigor, and care. Amel turns clients’ dreams into original creations utilizing high-quality construction and materials. Refined interior and exterior design along with the most up-to-date technology provide comfort and safety for pleasure cruising.

Amel Highlights

  • Established: 1965
  • Located: La Rochelle, France
  • Construction: Fiberglass
  • Category: Sailing Yachts, Fiberglass Ketches
  • Worth Noting: Amel yachts were referred to as the “Model T Ford of yachts” because they only came in one color and with limited options.

54' Amel 2006

Jolly Harbor, Antigua and Barbuda
$550,000

53' Amel 1985

Westport, CT
$159,000

53' Amel 2001

Rock Hall, MD
$199,000

53' Amel 1983

Ft Lauderdale, FL
$159,900

53' Amel 1995

Ft Lauderdale, FL
$264,900

52' Amel 1982

Sint Maarten, Saint Martin
$119,000

48' Amel 1989

Miami, FL
$119,000

46' Amel 1990

Martinique
$170,295

46' Amel 1982

Pointe à Pitre, Guadeloupe
$141,913

45' Amel 1986

Emilia Romagna, Italy
$130,180

Amel Yachts By Model

Model name PRODUCTION YEARS LOA BEAM DRAFT
Amel 46 Santorin 1988 - 1998 46' 0" 13' 0" 6' 5"
Amel 48 Maramu 1977 - 1991 46' 0" 13' 7" 6' 7"
Amel 52 Meltem 1973 - 1980 52' 0" 13' 9" 6' 7"
Amel 52 Mango 1978 - 1990 52' 0" 13' 3" 6' 6"
Amel 53 Super Maramu 1988 - Current 53' 0" 15' 5" 6' 9"
Amel 54 2004 - Current 56' 2" 15' 9" 6' 11"
Amel 55 2010 - Current 56' 10" 16' 4" 7' 3"
Amel 64 2010 - Current 64' 4" 18' 1" 7' 10"

About Amel Yachts

In 1965, Henri Amel founded Chantiers Amel shipyard in La Rochelle, France. Henri was a French engineer and wartime Resistance fighter who started the company at the age of 50 and worked until he passed away at the age of 90.

Amel, a sailing yacht manufacturer, produces blue-water fiberglass ketches, which includes the popular 16 meter series: MeltemMangoSuper Maramu and Amel 54. Most Amel yachts were designed by Henri himself, who was referred to as “Le capitaine”.

The Amel shipyard has produced over 2,000 yachts during its legacy. Always ahead of their times with features like electric furling sails and the first bow thrusters, Amels are acclaimed for being the ultimate standard production yacht.

Operating under the motto: quality, rigor, and care, Amel has fulfilled a niche in the cruising sailboat market with a focus on comfort and convenience. The boats run on detailed systems, but come with excellent technical support backed by dedicated service centers.