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Skylark: About


Skylark is a 2009 Amel 54. French yacht builder Amel is known for producing some of the finest and safest yachts in its class. She is a 54ft center cockpit, ketch-rigged sailboat capable of cruising the world in comfort and style.   All primary sail controls can be made from the cockpit, not only adding to safety, but also making her very easy to sail short handed. The Amel 54 is an ideal cruising yacht for a couple. 

In 2009, Skylark's previous/original owner sailed her from France to Malaysia, where she berthed until we bought her in October 2019.  She was beautifully maintained and it was love at first sight.  In January 2020, we sailed Skylark to Thailand, where she we cruised on the Andaman coast of Thailand. We sailed her across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans stopping in more than 11 countries and sailing more than 10,000NM.  She is incredible.  


Skylark is very capable of of being off the grid for months at a time with her numerous blue water features.  Check out the speficications below to learn more.   

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Skylark: List

AMEL  54


Designed by Chantiers AMEL, built in France in 2009


Overall length: 17.05m     Beam: 4.80m     Draft: 2.10m


Design Class A <<Open Sea>> Designed for long cruises, able to face winds over 8 Beaufort and waves over 4 metres height and being, to a large extent, self-sufficient 


Max 8 people in design class A


Volvo Penta D3 110HP TurboDiesel 

Amel C drive 

Autoprop 3 blade folding prop with spurs rope cutter

Fuel tank 900L



Ketch Rigged

   Genoa on electric furler

   Fore staysail on electric furler

   Mainsail on electric furler

   Mizzen on manual furler

   Mizzen ballooner 


Electric winches in cockpit and ability to control all primary sail controls from the cockpit



220V/24V/12V systems 

1290W solar panels

12 batteries

Onan 11KW generator 

110Ah engine alternator 

800W inverter

100A and 40A battery chargers

Bow thruster 




Sonic speed speedometer

GPS plotter

Two autopilots



Wind velocity indicator 




3 Air conditioning units (Saloon + aft cabin + fore cabin)

Watermaker (180L/hr) and 900L water tank 

2 heads with electric toilets and showers 

5Kg washer and dryer

Wifi and Iridium satellite communication device 

Bose surround sound system 

Television with DVD player



Nespresso machine (most important!



Stainless steel gas oven with 4 burner gas stove and 2 exterior gas bottles 

Three fridge/freezers 

Fully equipped to prepare gourmet meals worldwide



Five watertight compartments - stern locker, aft cabin, front cabin, bow locker, engine room

2 engine room fire extinguishers (1 automatic and 1 manual)  

3 portable halon fire extinguishers (1 in main saloon plus 1 in each cabin)  

3 dual smoke detectors/carbon monoxide interconnected detectors 

Fire blanket 

6 person life raft 

Emergency tiller

Life jackets 

Life ring


Fog horn 

First aid kit

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