Whenever you’re talking about a luxury, ketch-rigged blue water cruiser with over 60’ length overall, you are talking big leagues. The new French-made Amel 64 CC flagship of the Chantiers Amel fleet looks to be the consummate Euro-cruiser with many of the popular design features of both sisterships and competitors and other features that are just plain jaw dropping.
Let’s start with the show stoppers.
Firstly, the transom. At first glance while underway, the 64 CC’s transom looks to be of modern design with a forward shear angle. However, when electrically deployed, not only does the crew get a large swim step, but also access to a full tender garage. But the tricked out transom doesn’t stop there, for an electrically deployable dive platform also can be summoned at a whim. Forward is a gigantic sun pad/lounge space and cockpit that’s all about the comfort, with a foldable table and plenty of seating under an electronically adjustable hardtop awning. As far as rigging goes, the genoa and mainsail are complemented with a staysail and mizzen, perhaps underscoring a philosophy of an inventory of several smaller sails over fewer larger ones.
The interior, like the exterior, also says flagship. The 64 CC features a three-cabin layout with three enclosed heads to complement. In a departure from the classic master suite in the v-berth, the master is located as a sort of center cockpit design. The master, like most masters these days, feature a walk-around island-style berth. The galley is also enormous, as so many modern French-made cruisers tend to be. A well-endowed nav station is further forward away from the companionway than most other designs, but the helm has pretty much the same electronics anyway.
The Amel 64 CC looks like the flagship that she is with plenty of comfort and ease-of-sailing options to take crews across oceans. The ketch rig, interesting layout choices, and high-tech offerings really set this yacht apart. If interested in more information or pricing options, reach out to the local dealer, Signature Yachts.