The Amel Super Maramu 2000 Sailboat
Specs & Key Performance Indicators

The Amel Super Maramu 2000, a centre-cockpit ketch, was designed by Henry Amel & J. Carteau and built in France by Amel.

'Aletes', an Amel Super Maramu 2000 Sailboat on a mooring ball in Falmouth Harbour, AntiguaAn Amel Super Maramu 2000 ketch

Published Specification for the Amel Super Maramu 2000

Underwater Profile: Wing keel & skeg-hung rudder

Hull Material: GRP (Fibreglass)

Length Overall: 52'6" (16.0m)

Waterline Length: 41'4" (12.6m)

Beam: 15'1" (4.6m)

Draft: 6'8" (2.0m)

Rig Type: Ketch

Displacement: 35,274lb (16,000kg)

Designer: Henri Amel

Builder:  Amel (France)

Year First Built: 1999

Year Last Built: 2007

Number Built: 245

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Published Design Ratios for the Amel Super Maramu 2000

1. Sail Area/Displacement Ratio: 19.2

  • Less than 16 would be considered under-powered;
  • 16 to 20 would indicate reasonably good performance;
  • Over 20 suggests relatively high performance.

2. Ballast/Displacement Ratio: 34.4

  • Under 40: less stiff, less powerful
  • Over 40: stiffer, more powerful

3. Displacement/Length Ratio: 223

  • Under 100: Ultralight
  • 100 to 200: Light
  • 200 to 275: Moderate
  • 275 to 350: Heavy
  • Over 350: Ultraheavy

4. Comfort Ratio: 32.9

  • Under 20 indicates a lightweight racing boat
  • 20 to 30 indicates a coastal cruiser
  • 30 to 40 indicates a moderate offshore cruising boat
  • 40 to 50 indicates a heavy offshore boat
  • Over 50 indicates an extremely heavy offshore boat

5. Capsize Screening Formula: 1.8

  • Under 2.0 (the lower the better): Better suited for ocean passages
  • Over 2.0: Less suited for ocean passages

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Summary Analysis of the Design Ratios for the Amel Super Maramu 2000

1. A Sail Area/Displacement Ratio of 19.2 suggests that the Amel Super Maramu 2000 will, in the right conditions, approach her maximum hull speed readily and satisfy the sailing performance expectations of most cruising sailors.

2. A Ballast/Displacement Ratio of 34.4 would usually mean that the Amel Super Maramu 2000 would have a tendency to heel uncomfortably in a gust, and need to be reefed early to keep her sailing upright in a moderate breeze.

However, as she has much of her ballast concentrated in a bulb at the foot of her keel, she's likely to be considerably stiffer than her published Ballast/Displacement Ratio might suggest.

3. A Displacement/Length Ratio of 223, tells us the Amel Super Maramu 2000 is a moderate displacement cruiser, which means she'll carry all your cruising gear without it having a dramatic effect on her performance. Most of today's sailboats intended for offshore cruising fall into this displacement category.

4. Ted Brewer's Comfort Ratio of 32.9 suggests that crew comfort of a Amel Super Maramu 2000 in a seaway is similar to what you would associate with the motion of a moderate bluewater cruising boat - a predictable and acceptable motion for most seasoned sailors.

5. The Capsize Screening Formula (CSF) of 1.8 tells us that a Amel Super Maramu 2000 would be a safer choice of sailboat for an ocean passage than one with a CSF of more than 2.0. 

Other sailboats in the Amel range include:

An Amel Santorini 46 sailboat at anchorThe Amel Santorini 46
An Amel 54 sailboat at anchorThe Amel 54

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