Chantiers Amel (French: “Amel Shipyard”) was founded by Henri Amel in 1964. They are best known for solid blue-water cruising sailboats that use monocoque construction so the hull and deck are a single piece. Before the death of Henri Amel in 2005, their models were mostly named after winds and islands, but of late they have been named simply according to their length.
Amels are built at the company’s yard in La Rochelle, France, but they also have service facilities in Hyères, France and Le Marin, Martinique, and representatives around the world.
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