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Old 12-04-2017, 06:44   #1
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Something very different from Amel

Sloop rather than ketch, twin rudders vs one, straight bow. Also a little fuel for the fire for those who believe electric winches are bad (the Amel will have electric furlers too).

On the one hand, it seems a big break from Amel's traditional boats, but on the other, I see it as continuing their 'mission' of providing boats made for cruising. I imagine the cruising boat buyer is getting older and greyer, so having something that's simpler (sloop), and more 'push-button' may be catering squarely to their target. Sort of surprised they are going with in-mast rather than in-boom though.

Thoughts?

Amel unveils the new Amel 50, an intelligent sailboat that needs to conquer a new audience
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