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Amel 50

Sailboat specifications

The Amel 50 is a 50’11” (15.51m) cruising sailboat designed by Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design (France). She is built since 2017 by Amel (France). She has been awarded "2020 - SAIL magazine - Best Monohull Cruising Boat 41 to 50ft".

Find out more about the Amel 50 on Boat-Spec's blog: New sailboats 2017 - France 1/2.

Amel 50's main features

Amel 50
Hull type
Offshore cruising sailboat
Sailboat builder
Sailboat designer
Hull and deck: GRP (glass reinforced polyester)
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
  • 2020: SAIL magazine - Best Monohull Cruising Boat 41 to 50ft
    Keel : L-shaped keel (with bulb)
    Single helm wheel
    Twin spade rudders
    EC design category
     iThe CE design category indicates the ability to cope with certain weather conditions (the sailboat is designed for these conditions)

    A: Wind < force 9, Waves < 10m
    B: Wind < force 8, Waves < 8m
    C: Wind < force 6, Waves < 4m
    D: Wind < force 4, Waves < 0,5m
    Standard public price ex. VAT (indicative only)
    790 000

    Amel 50's main dimensions

    Hull length
    50’ 11”15.51 m
    Waterline length
    47’ 7”14.5 m
    Beam (width)
    15’ 8”4.79 m
    Waterline beam (width)
    13’ 4”4.06 m
    7’ 1”2.15 m
    Mast height from DWL
    73’ 10”22.5 m
    Light displacement (MLC)
    41337 lb18750 kg
    Ballast weight
    11817 lb5360 kg

    Amel 50's rig and sails

    Upwind sail area
    1356 ft²126 m²
    Mainsail area
    667 ft²62 m²
    Genoa area
    689 ft²64 m²
    Staysail area
    258 ft²24 m²
    Rigging type
    Sloop Marconi (in-mast furling mainsail) masthead
    Mast configuration
    Deck stepped mast
    Rotating spars
    Number of levels of spreaders
    Spreaders angle
    Spars construction
    Aluminum spars

    Amel 50's performances

    Upwind sail area to displacement
     iThe ratio sail area to displacement is obtained by dividing the sail area by the boat's displaced volume to the power two-thirds.

    The ratio sail area to displacement can be used to compare the relative sail plan of different sailboats no matter what their size.

    Upwind: under 18 the ratio indicates a cruise oriented sailboat with limited performances especially in light wind, while over 25 it indicates a fast sailboat.
    192 ft²/T17.85 m²/T
    Displacement-length ratio (DLR)
     iThe Displacement Length Ratio (DLR) is a figure that points out the boat's weight compared to its waterline length. The DLR is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement in tons by the cube of one one-hundredth of the waterline length (in feet).
    The DLR can be used to compare the relative mass of different sailboats no matter what their length:

    a DLR less than 180 is indicative of a really light sailboat (race boat made for planning), while a DLR greater than 300 is indicative of a heavy cruising sailboat.
    Ballast ratio
     iThe Ballast ratio is an indicator of stability; it is obtained by dividing the boat's displacement by the mass of the ballast. Since the stability depends also of the hull shapes and the position of the center of gravity, only the boats with similar ballast arrangements and hull shapes should be compared.

    The higher the ballast ratio is, the greater is the stability.
    29 %
    Critical hull speed
     iAs a ship moves in the water, it creates standing waves that oppose its movement. This effect increases dramatically the resistance when the boat reaches a speed-length ratio (speed-length ratio is the ratio between the speed in knots and the square root of the waterline length in feet) of about 1.2 (corresponding to a Froude Number of 0.35) . This very sharp rise in resistance, between speed-length ratio of 1.2 to 1.5, is insurmountable for heavy sailboats and so becomes an apparent barrier. This leads to the concept of "hull speed".
    The hull speed is obtained by multiplying the square root of the waterline length (in feet) by 1.34.
    9.24 knots

    Amel 50's auxiliary engine

    1 inboard engine
    Engine(s) power
    110 HP
    Fuel type
    Fuel tank capacity
    178.3 gal675 liters

    Amel 50's accommodations and layout

    Center cockpit
    Berth(s) (min./max.)
    6 / 8
    Freshwater tank capacity
    158.5 gal600 liters
    Head headroom
    6’ 7”2 m

    Amel 50's saloon

    Maximum headroom
    6’ 7”2 m
    Saloon table length
    3’ 10”1.15 m
    Saloon table width
    2’ 10”0.86 m
    Berth length
    7’ 2”2.2 m
    Chart table
    2’ 11”0.87 m x 1’ 10”0.55 m
    Berth width
    2’0.6 m

    Amel 50's fore cabin

    Maximum headroom
    6’ 2”1.88 m
    Berth length
    6’ 2”1.9 m
    Berth width
    4’ 7”1.4 m

    Amel 50's aft cabin

    Maximum headroom
    6’ 4”1.93 m
    Berth length
    6’ 7”2 m
    Berth width
    5’ 2”1.6 m
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