New Listing – 2007 Amel 54


Grabau International is delighted to announce the listing of the 2007 Amel 54 ‘CADUCEUS OF BURNHAM’.

Beautifully-maintained and extensively-equipped Amel 54 with custom hardtop and almost every extra you could want or need. Configured for reliable ocean cruising, Amel 54 No.56 is ready for anything and everything.


Very special one-owner UK-owned Amel 54, ordered specifically for a circumnavigation which has now been completed. With almost every single possible option ticked, totally over Euro 900k on the original Amel invoice, including the essential Comfort Plus Package, plus numerous updates and improvements along the way, CADUCEUS is without doubt one the most complete and ‘ready to go’ Amel 54’s on the market today.

Her highlights are numerous and include:-
• GRP hardtop in place of original canvas bimini
• Retractable bow thruster
• Brunton feathering prop
• 11kw Onan generator
• Second battery charger and high output alternator
• Updated AGM battery banks
• 2.5kw inverter
• Solar panels, twin wind generators and Watt & Sea water generator
• Dessalator Duo 24v/220v D100 watermaker
• Air-conditioning
• Diesel-fired heating
• Washer and Dryer
• Fridge & Freezer
• Electric freshwater heads
• TV and Fusion stereo
• Mahogany interior joinery
• Alcantara upholstery
• Complete Raymarine navigation instrument package with digital radar, Evolution pilot etc
• Satcoms and SSB
• Tri-radial sail package
• Cruising chute
• Electric furling for mainsail and both foresails with upgraded Reckmann genoa furler
• Folding aluminium passarelle
• Stainless steel arch for mounting solar panels and antennas with functionality as tender davits
• Tender and outboard
• Full cockpit cushions package
• 3-part sun-awning
• Removable security bars fitted to companionway entrance and deckhead hatches
• Dive compressor with dive tanks
• Full safety equipment package

Serviced and maintained ready to leave again, her owner’s plans have now changed, so CADUCEUS is now offered for sale ashore in Sant Carles, Spain, ready for her next adventure.


We have owned CADUCEUS from new, she currently has a full UK Registration. She was bought and equipped by us for blue water cruising. She has a comprehensive inventory and has been fully maintained and updated by us. She comes with a large stock of spares.

We left the UK in July 2010 and crossed the Atlantic with the ARC Rally in November of that year. After three years cruising the East coast of the USA we transited Panama in January 2014 crossing the Pacific and getting to New Zealand in December. 2015 was spent carrying out aid work in Vanuatu before moving on to be in Thailand by Christmas. 2016 we crossed the Indian Ocean and 2017 we sailed up the Atlantic via St Helena, Ascension to the Azores and thence to Gibraltar and Catalonia, NE Spain.

CADUCEUS has covered 56,000 nm but has undergone a comprehensive maintenance program since we arrived back in the Mediterranean in April 2017, to ready her for anther long trip. Our plans have changed, hence we are offering CADUCEUS for sale. This maintenance program has included work by AMEL at
Hyères, the replacement of the Bamar genoa furler and the overhaul by Dessalator of the water maker. The main engine has had a new cam belt and the generator has been fitted with a new water pump.

If you wish to take off long distance cruising, Caduceus is possibly the best equipped AMEL 54 on the market.


“Like its predecessor, the Super Maramu, the Amel 54 has a conservative sail plan and hull shape designed for comfortable sailing. On a CW test sail last year, in 16 knots on the beam with choppy cross seas off Florida, the 54 logged an effortless 9 knots. Old-school cruisers will appreciate the full-skeg rudder and reaching pole for downwind work. Because safety is Amel’s paramount concern, the boat has four watertight bulkheads. The 54’s solid hull is laminated to the deck, which has high bulwarks and full-length stainless-steel railings for added security.

Many Amel customers are older cruising couples, so easy operation is key. “If you can lift 50 pounds, you can do everything on this boat yourself,” says U.S. agent Joel Potter. The electric furling main and genoa, electric winches, a bow thruster, and hydraulic pistons to help lift berths to access storage all support his claim…

…The late Captain Henri Amel’s vision of the ideal cruising boat incorporated elegance, safety, comfort, and shorthanded-sailing ease. The new Amel 54 is a distinctive, luxurious, long-legged passagemaker of which the Captain would certainly approve.”
Cruising World – January 2007


With over 3,000 yachts built over their 50yrs history, the Amel story is one of the most fascinating in yachting.

Amel is first and foremost the story of one man. The ‘Cap’taine’! Or rather Henri Tonet, his real name. Now recognised as an exceptional naval architect, he started out as a Parisian auto coach maker with a passion for naval construction. A strong-willed, ambitious man, ready to go all-out to fulfil his dreams, and who despite being partially blind for most of his life, continued to invent, develop and design his boats with the same enthusiasm.

Henri Amel was above all a man of sound judgement, whose simple, fundamental ideas are now considered as a prerequisite by many sailors. As an architect, he believed that the notions of quality, safety and comfort on board should address one objective: being able to navigate across all the world’s seas.

Henri Amel passed away on April 12th 2005 and his company is today both owned and run by its loyal and long-standing employees. With circa 120 shipwrights, technicians, managers and adminstrators centred around the 11,500sqm Amel shipyard in Périgny, La Rochelle, the shipyard now produces the sloop-rigged Amel 50 and 60.

AMEL is a true French success story, as beautiful as it is rare. A business story bearing the imprint of true sailor’s courage, made of challenges and humility, of hard work and determination, of dreams to achieve. A story that has succeeded in bringing people together through their love for the ocean and long-distance journeys.

2007 Amel 54 – Caduceus of Burnham – Asking Euro 395,000 VAT paid – full details here

Do you have a yacht like this to sell? Grabau International are always looking for new high quality cruising yacht listings both in the UK and internationally. For further information about our tailored brokerage services, please look here or feel free to contact us.

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