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Marine Survey in Preveza on this Amel 54 for sale.

Amel Yachts is a renowned French yacht manufacturer known for producing high-quality cruising sailboats designed for long-distance sea voyaging. The company was founded by Henri Amel in 1965, with the vision of creating yachts that offer a unique blend of performance, comfort, and safety at sea. Over the years, Amel Yachts has become synonymous with sturdy construction, ease of handling, and a level of luxury that appeals to serious ocean sailors and circumnavigators.

The Amel 54, introduced in the early 2000s, is a prime example of the company's commitment to excellence and innovation in yacht design. It succeeded the highly successful Amel Super Maramu, bringing in modern design elements and technological advancements while retaining the core principles that define Amel yachts. The Amel 54 is designed for effortless long-distance cruising, offering an unparalleled level of comfort and safety for its size.

The marine survey conducted on this Amel 54 yacht concluded that the vessel was in good structural condition, evidencing a high level of maintenance by her current owner. The inspection revealed only a few minor defects, none of which compromised the yacht's safety or seaworthiness. These findings reflect the owner's diligent upkeep and suggest that the yacht had been managed with a clear focus on preserving its integrity and functionality.

Following a thorough inspection of the Amel 54 yacht's hull, rudder, and skeg using a moisture meter, the survey identified specific areas of concern related to gelcoat damage and deterioration. Moisture meter readings across the hull averaged at 10%, indicating a generally satisfactory condition but highlighting areas where moisture levels exceed typical benchmarks. This suggests localized points of water ingress or potential laminate degradation.

The areas of gelcoat damage and deterioration are of concern and necessitate prompt repairs to prevent further damage and to maintain the structural integrity and aesthetic condition of the vessel. These defects, while not immediately compromising the yacht's safety or seaworthiness, if left unattended, could lead to more significant issues, including osmotic blistering or laminate damage.


  1. Immediate Repairs: The areas identified with gelcoat damage and deterioration should be repaired without delay. This process may involve drying the affected areas, removing damaged gelcoat, repairing the laminate if necessary, and applying new gelcoat to match the existing finish.

  2. Further Inspection: A comprehensive inspection by a specialist in fiberglass repair is recommended to ensure that underlying laminate damage, if any, is adequately addressed.

  3. Regular Monitoring: Regular checks in the affected areas and across the hull should be conducted post-repair to monitor for any recurrence of moisture ingress or gelcoat deterioration.

These steps are critical to preserving the yacht's value and ensuring its longevity. By addressing these issues promptly, the owner will prevent more substantial problems in the future, aligning with the standards of care outlined by the International Institute of Marine Surveying for maintaining the vessel's safety and environmental compliance.

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