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1987 Amel Mango

Lefkas, Greece


Amel Mango Centre Cockpit Ketch (16m) built 1987. 80hp Perkins, retractable Bowthruster. Hull treated 2011, Standing rigging 2015, Electric furling systems for main (inmast) and genoa, inmast furling mizzen manual. Accom for 8 throughout in 2 double cabins, companionway bunks and saloon. 2 heads & showers, Rev cycle aircon, + electric radiators, freezer, washing machine, rear platform with ladder, Major refit in 2002 to the value of +€120,000.  Bought by current German owners in 2014.  Privately owned, EU Vat paid Euros 124,950

Basic Boat Info

Price: €124,950 (Sale Pending)
Tax Status: Not Applicable
Make: Amel
Model: Mango
Year: 1987
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Amel
Designer: Amel & Carteau
Construction: Fiberglass
Keel Type: Fin Keel


Length: 52 ft / 15.85 m
Length Overall: 53'4 ft / 16.25 m
Waterline Length: 41'1 ft / 12.52 m
Beam: 14 ft / 4.27 m
Max Draft: 6'8 ft / 2.04 m
Min Draft: 6'7 ft / 2.01 m

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Perkins
  • Model: 4.236
  • Drive Type: Direct
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 80hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 1987
  • Engine Hours: 4716
  • Engine Location: Center


Heads Count: 2
Drive Type: Direct
Boat Class: Cruisers, Ketch


Williams and Smithells Ltd
Williams & Smithells Yacht Brokers


Williams & Smithells UK
Wicormarine Cranleigh Road, Portchester
Fareham, GB, PO16 9DR
Tel:+44 (0)1329 827 053


Built by Amel, La Rochelle, France in 1987 – designed by Amel & Carteau
Centre cockpit Ketch
Cream round Amel hull
GRP hull, deck & Structure (6F4 layup hull, GRP balsa cored deck.
Amel synthetic teak in cockpit and all side decks
Medium keel, cast Iron
Skeg hung rudder
Wheel steering
Hull last treated in 2011

(Back in 2002 the yacht benefited from a significant refit to the value of over €120,000)

LOA:      53‘4 (16.3m)
LWL:      41.1(12.55m)
Beam:    14‘1 (4.3m)
Draft:       6‘7 (2.05m)
Displacement: 15,000 kg
Ballast: 6,000 kg


Perkins 4.236 (original) 80hp engine
Hours 4,716 (October 2020)
Shaft drive on Hurth gearbox
During sailing Water Generator on the engine shaft to switch on / off
3 bladed bronze fixed prop
(full access to engine from cockpit and interior companionway)

Amel Bowthruster (retractable)
Kohler 4kw generator (1166 hours October 2020)

Additional 12 volt fuel pump for bleeding fuel line perkins.
Sparepart kit Kohler,
Numerous spareparts Perkins (Incl filters, impeller, injectors, fuel pump etc)


5 x Busch 100amp domestic batteries (2018)
2 x Engine start batteries 70 amp (2013)
2 x Optima Bowthruster start batteries 75 amp (2011)

12v & 220v systems – shore power
2 Alternator plus 1 Alternator on engineshaft
Charging by Enak battery charger, alternator, shore power & solar
Invertor – Sinerge Pur
Solar panels 2 x 100w (on arch) 1 x 100w pulpit (Enjoy Solar)
New house battery cable, led lights, exhaust temp 2020.


Fuel:      2 tanks – total 820 ltrs S/S tanks
Water:    Single 1500 ltr GRP tank
Holding: No holding tank

Rig and Sails

Mast head Ketch rigged – Nirvana
Amel S/S standing rigging (2015), on top rolling terminals , on deck Cone Acmo Norseman
Adjustable back stays
Spars by Nirvana Alu
2 Amel passat/spinnaker pole and gear
Walder boom brake

Mainsail in mast furling (electric furling) – white, in Dacron (boom gearbox and mastgearbox new 2020)
Genoa (electric furling) – white, in Dacron by Q Sails (new)
Second spare genoa (considered in good shape)
Mizzen staysail (inmast furling) manual
Mizzen Foc 30 qm
Storm sail 5 qm
Staysail with (Facnor roller to removeable) – white, in Dacron
Gennaker, roller furling (used sail) the owner never used it with Facnor FX4500 system removeable– (requires pole on the Bow?)

2 x Lewmar 55 genoa winches
2 x Lewmar 46 main halyard winches
4 x Lewmar 30 spinnaker winches
4 x Lewmar 16 additional winches
1 x Lewmar 40 stern winch for stern anchoring etc


Accom for 8 in 3 cabins. (see layout)
2 Double cabins, Bunk cabin and companion way pilot berths, saloon (1 double, foldable)
Teak joinered interior
Saloon upholstery in Alcantara
Forward cabin in leatherette fabric
U shaped galley to port
additonal locker next to thr charttable
Nav station oposit to stbd
2 Jabsco toilets
2 showers
Reverse cycle air conditioning single unit covering 3 cabins
3 electric radiators


Eno 2 burner gas cooker
Sharp microwave
Double S/S sinks
Liebherr Fridge 220 Volt with additional 12 volt holding plate.

Fridge/freezer under main saloon seat. 12v

Cold and hot (engine + 220 volt) water.
Washing machine (Eumenia Euronova 9)
Filtered water at sink (with 3 different options/units), seawater at sink.
Additional manual footpump.
Assorted cooking equipment
Pioneer CD/Radio
DVD player


Lofrans Tigre 500 electric windlass, 1500w (2019)
55kg Rocna anchor with 100m Lofrans chain grade 40, 10mm gauge
FOB anchor, 50 m 22 mm square rope
Danforth aluminium anchor 50 m 22 mm square rope
2 Single roller with 50m webbing
Some 10m gauge chain pieces for connecting ropes.
Various warps & ropes/lines
10 fenders

Swim ladder & swim platform
Fixed hard sprayhood/dodger
Sun awning port and starboardside on rail mainboom. Clear wind/rain protection dodger sides,
Cockpit sun awnings, cockpit table.
Cockpit hard dodger with sunbrella cover top & side 2020 has been upgraded with plexiglas, Extra opening windows.
Cockpit shower warm /cold.
Stern shower Cold.
Pressure water system with Johnson pump, 5 ltr pressure tank (2020)
Aqua Lung/Scuba diving equipment with 10m hose and diving bottle.
Compartments with tools, sewing kit etc.


Radar – Furuno Navnet
Plotter – Furuno Navnet Cnet 2000
Cetrek Multi Cnet 2000 – speed, wind, log, depth
VHF Radio Ocean handheld P4800
VHF Radio Ocean
2 Motarola walki talkie’s
Autohelm 6000 type 2 autopilot
Fishfinder – Furuno navnet
Navtex – Furuno NX300
Plastimo Olympic compass 135

Iridium G505A satcoms
AIS receiver – VHF RO4800
Glomex wireless network onboard
Navionics Mediterranean 16 charts
Vaio laptop with Maxsea in French
Interphase probe (owner never used it)
Nav lights


3.1m Lomac Hypalon tender (carried on deck) with 15hp Honda outboard
Suzuki 4hp outboard (overhauled with new carburettor and prop 2019)


6 person Bombard life raft
Radar reflector – aluminium
Glomex webboat 4G wifi coastal internet antenna
Emergency tiller
4 fire extinguishers
2 electric bilge pumps
1 manual bilge pump
8 life jackets
Grab bag
Flares (old out of date)
Life Sling.

Not connected:
Simrad AIS 400 class B transceiver
Simrad AIS spliter antenna NSPL400

The condition or level of safety equipment on board is not to be negotiated on following survey. It is likely to be listed by most surveyors but is not structural or an integral working part of the vessel and is not to be used to further negotiate the price down after survey. We strongly suggest that for your own personal safety that when purchasing a yacht you provide new safety equipment rather than relying on second hand gear.

Should you become the new owner of this yacht then the responsibility to re-register or update official bodies for items such as EPIRB, VHF, MMSI or AIS becomes yours.


Amel’s respected ‘blue water Cruising’ reputation is stamped all over this impressive yacht. She is fully equipped and ready to sail, storage everywhere and well equipped. Mid way through her life she has benefited greatly from a major refit. Ashore now in the Ionian, Lefkas area for winter.

Purchased by the current German owners (in France) 2014 they have cruised from France to Greece since 2015 until present day. Prior to that she was little used in French ownership from 2002-2014.

Evidence/Invoice copies of quote for 2002 refit and maintenance and work invoice copies from 2010-2014 available on request.

Owners Comment:
I was some Years searching for a Amel Mango in this condition. She is one of the last Mangos built.

She is an ideal boat to sail with maximum safety and comfort in any sea condition. For health reasons i feel compelled to sell the boat.

Title Documents and Tax

Listed below are the documents/or copies of what we have seen on listing this yacht.

Current German Registration (Bundersrepublik Deutschland)
Copy of 2014 Act Du Vente to current owner
Copies of previous Acte De Francisation & Titre De Navigation (French Flag since closed)
Copy formal Amel Attestation de Paiement de T.V.A (Amel confirm VAT is paid)
Copy of formal Navy Service (Registry) that on French Flag closure by Customs 'Douanes 21st November 2014 in port of Cannes TVA is Acquitte (Free/Paid)
Pre dates RCD - Exempt
Evidence of TEPAI cruising tax paid - yes.

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