CHALLENGE is a very nice center cockpit 53' Amel with loads of features such as the steering station on the port side, the engine room under the cockpit floor, the amazing drop board companionway, the faux teak decks, and no wood exterior.
CHALLENGE provides safety and comfort at sea in a boat that two people can sail easily. She is loaded with well thought out and thoroughly tested features. She has four watertight bulkheads, solid glass construction in a one piece molded fiberglass hull (hull and deck are fiberglass-ed together, forming one piece) that meets CE All Ocean ratings.
If you are looking for a magnificent, safe, comfortable cruising boat with room for family and friends, you should buy this yacht. She is ready for you to board and cast off.
According to the owners who have lived aboard and cruised in comfort in many regions of the world, and who owned an Amel 46 before their Super Maramu, the boat is "the finest ocean going cruising boat made". The Amel 53 goes everywhere in the world in comfort and with great speed. The boat is easily sailed by one. A couple can live aboard and cruise with the accommodations to bring familt and friends.
The owners stateroom and in-suite head and shower are aft. The large guest stateroom forward with two straight settees that make a big double berth and a single berth; this stateroom can sleeo three. Just aft is the large head with a shower and loads of storage.
The salon is impressive with a big U-shaped dinette that seats six to eight in comfort around the large fixed table. The salon is wide and spacious so you can easily move about while the dinette is in use. There is a straight settee to starboard in the salon with end tables and a slide out pilot berth outboard and plenty of cabinetry. The Amel upholstery that is soft, yet tough.
The U-shaped galley is just aft of the dinette and very open to the salon. It includes all the amenities including a front opening refrigerator, and clothes washing machine.
The outboard facing nav station is adjacent the galley with a comfortable seat and plenty of space for all your electronics. CHALLENGE has new navigation equipment with displays at the nav station and at the helm.
The walk through to the owner's cabin is very large with good headroom. There is a wonderful sea berth with a lee board in this area and good stowage. The easily accessed battery bank is under this berth.
The owners aft cabin is very accommodating with beautiful channel cushions surrounding a large double berth to port and a very generous athwartships berth across the transom. The owner’s in suite head is to port just forward of the bulkhead with large his and her hanging lockers to starboard. There is easily accessed storage everywhere and under every berth and settee, and under ever floorboard.
The cockpit is comfortable with deep safe seating. The helm station is on port with a comfortable captains chair with great visibility, and the navigation instruments are displayed right here. All the ship's systems are controlled from cockpit; no need to go on deck to set sails or drop the hook.
The 53 Amel has been called a "slightly scaled down ship". She has all amenities, is super comfortable, is super easy to sail, and is super safe. CHALLENGE" could be your Super Maramu sailing yacht.
GALLEY & PLUMBING:
Well thought out. Good stowage space. Front opening refrigerator and two additional refrigerator/freezers under the settees. Broadwater four burner propane/butane stove, with oven and broiler.
Pressure water system is on demand with 24v pump to 40 psi, no accumulator tank, no noise.
Water maker is customized Desalinator located in the engine room, 15 gallons per hour.
Entire boat is 220v/ a