The French yacht builder Amel - known for their renowned Amel 64 - presents now the Amel 50 - a design by Berret-Racoupeau.

Just one helm station? And this arranged like on a motor yacht? The yachts by AMEL are designed for long journeys where you can use the autopilot. That arrangement provides a sunbathing area on the aft deck and a large almost full beam owners cabin with en-suite bathroom and a desk.

The new yacht is the first sloop-rigged yacht since 1997 by AMEL.

“The development of embedded techniques such as motorized furlers means that maneuvering a 50-foot sloop is much easier today and ketch rigging is no longer necessary on a boat of this size.” – Oliver Racoupeau, Yacht Designer

Amel 50 Yacht Sailing
Amel 50 Yacht Sailing
Amel 50 Sailing Yacht

The AMEL 50 welcomes six guests in total. Alongside the owner’s cabin, there are two guest cabins. One double cabin in the bow and a smaller bunk bed cabin on starboard side.

The yacht offers a generous and bright salon with two sofas, navigation desk and a lot of daylight through windows in the hull (that also removes this “cellar feeling”), in the superstructure and a skylight. The galley is placed on the way to the owner’s area next to the engine room.

The central cockpit with the large deckhouse protects from waves and rain during trips in bad weather conditions. The roof has a retractable bimini to protect from sun and rain as well.

Emmanuel Poujeade, Managing Director comments:

“At AMEL we are all enthusiastic, deeply attached to the history of our shipyard and always striving to continue to express our know-how and perpetuate the AMEL spirit”

The price for the AMEL 50 starts at 720.000 EUR without VAT. The yacht has won the award as European Yacht of the Year 2018 in “Luxury Cruiser” during the boot Düsseldorf 2018.

Main Specifications

Length over all:15.51 m
Length waterline:14.50 m
Beam:4.79 m
Draft:2.15 m
Height from Water Line:22.50 m
Weight unloaded:18.75 t
Ballast:5.35 t
Main Sail:62 m²
Genoa:64 m²
Staysail:24 m²
Fuel Capacity:675 l
Fresh Water:600 l

Profile & Layout

AMEL 50 - Profile Interior
AMEL 50 - General Arrangement
General Arrangement

Some more impressions


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