The Amel 60
is a 59’1” (18m) cruising sailboat designed by Berret Racoupeau Yachts Design
(France). She is built since 2019 by Amel
(France). She has been awarded "2020 - European Yacht of the Year: Luxury Cruiser
Find out more about the Amel 60
on Boat-Spec's blog: European Yacht of the Year 2020 nominated sailboats
Amel 60's main features
Offshore cruising sailboat
GRP (glass reinforced polyester):
- Hull: Sandwich foam fiberglass polyester
- Deck: Sandwich foam fiberglass polyester
First built hull
Last built hull
Still in production
- 2020: European Yacht of the Year: Luxury Cruiser
Keel : T-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)
Amel 60's main dimensions
62’ 4”19 m
59’ 1”18 m
55’ 1”16.8 m
17’ 8”5.4 m
Waterline beam (width)
14’ 10”4.5 m
7’ 8”2.35 m
Light displacement (MLC)
59525 lb27000 kg
15873 lb7200 kg
Amel 60's rig and sails
Upwind sail area
1830 ft²170 m²
840 ft²78 m²
990 ft²92 m²
388 ft²36 m²
Sloop Marconi (in-mast furling mainsail) masthead
Number of levels of spreaders
Carbon fiber mast and aluminum boom
Amel 60'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.
203 ft²/T18.89 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.
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.
Amel 60's auxiliary engine
1 inboard engine
Fuel tank capacity
237.8 gal900 liters
Amel 60's accommodations and layout
Freshwater tank capacity
211.3 gal800 liters
47.6 gal180 liters
13.2 gal50 liters
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