Fori Lauderdale, FL
ESSERMAMVACHTSALES Fort Lauderdale, FL
DOCKS 309 Thífd Slieel, Annopolii. MD DOCKS: 1 & 7 Kfe Of Venice. FL
JOEL F. POTTER • CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.
Passion for Passagemaking
Now Here in Florida THE NEW AMEL 54'
It's a tough job but somebody has to do it. Just finished bringing my own AMEL 54 home to Fort Lauderdale from Martinique in the French West Indies. Along the way, Neptune threw out just about every possible weather combination our way including a 50 knot plus Northwest storm that had waves over 40' in the Northwest Providence Channel in the Bahamas while we were there. After 1400 miles of sailing the new AMEL 54 home I can safely say, with conviction, that this design is better in every way than the magnificent boat she replaces, the AMEL 53' Super Maramu. Give me a call, I'm pleased to elaborate.
SAFETY. Absolutely the most important consideration on any boat is your safety. The preeminence of safety is overwhelmingly evident everywhere onboard the AMEL 54. Four fully watertight collision bulkheads. A watertight full sized/stand up engine and machinery room, a fully skeg supported rudder.. .even a dedicated locker for outboard fuel, propane/butane, and other flammables. Your safety is our first concern.
COMFORT and LIVABILITY. Seasoned cruisers know that you are in harbor more than 75% of the time you are aboard. You won't find a more comfortable home afloat. Ergonomically correct to the smallest detail. Exceptional ventilation and abundant natural light. A galley that encourages gourmet endeavors in harbor yet is safe and secure in a seaway. Oversized berths with a centerline queen in the aft cabin. A fully weather protected cockpit, including from the effects of the sun if you require it, that keeps you dry, out of the wind and spray and comfortably prepared to easily manage all sailing maneuvers from the safety of the cockpit.
PERFORMANCE. 200 mile a day runs are easily achieved in trade wind conditions without effort or strain on the crew. Our clever engineering allows the entire rig to be easily managed by one person alone. Our ketch's versatility is better enhanced by an available furling staysail in the foretriangle. The standard mizzen staysail and optional furling asymmetric make 9 knots plus an easily attained target speed.
VALUE. Nobody does value better than AMEL. Nobody. Our 54 comes standard with a generator, air conditioning and heat, stainless steel fridge and separate enormous deep freezer, electric winches, sails, all furling rig, windlass, ground tackle, complete electronics including sailing instrumentation, radar, autopilot, VHF radio, and even a BOSE stereo. A real clothes washer with separate ventilated clothes dryer, a dishwasher, microwave oven, four burner gas stove with oven and broiler are all things we require at home and are standard on the 54. Similarly equipped, no one can offer the same quality for less.
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