Amel Yachts is based in the charming port city of La Rochelle in the Atlantic coast.
An Amel 55 deck, nearly ready to be joined to a hull.
Amel spars are custom made in Switzerland exclusively for Amel, and all finish work is done in-house at La Rochelle.
Detail of a completed masthead; note the messengers for any future wire runs, and the double sheaves to decrease halyard loads and chafe.
Once the deck is installed, the boat is rolled into the pit for final installation of all the major interior components.
A drive leg gets bench tested prior to install.
Each boat is placed in the tank upon completion and all systems are checked. The engine is run under load for a 40 hour break-in period, and receives its first oil change and service prior to launch.
The wood shop
Amel maintains an extensive inventory of parts that can be shipped across the globe.
Fuel and water tanks are the only major components installed prior to the boat being decked.
The marina in La Rochelle has over 5000 slips. One finger is dedicated exclusively to Amel models, past and present.
Ready for sea trial
Lunch is an important part of any Amel sea trial!
Henri Amel, “le captiane,” dedicated the last 40 years of his life to designing, building and sailing the best passagemaker yachts in the world.
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