The Boat

No Stress is a 2005 Amel 54 built in La Rochelle, France. No compromises are made when building an Amel with the highest standard of craftsmanship awarded to each yacht. An article here highlights Amel 54 attributes and history here explains how the Henry Amel Sailing Yachts seamlessly blends both sailing performance and cruising comfort.

Technical Data:
  • Hull Design: Fin Keel / Skeg Hung Rudder
  • Rig Type: Staysail Ketch / up to 4 sails at once!
  • Beam 15.75′ / Length 56.43′ / Draft 6.89′
  • Displacement 38580 lbs. / Ballast 11243 lbs.
  • Solid Fiberglass Construction
  • Volvo Penta Diesel Engine (1) / 110 h.p.
  • Tankage: 238 ga. water / 238 ga. fuel
  • Vessel equipped with water maker!
  • Liferaft, EPIRB beacon, Life ring, First Aid Kit, etc.
Diving Equipment*:

NO STRESS provides serviced and maintained Dive Tanks, Dive Tank Compressor, and Weights required for diving. *However, it is required that all other personal diving equipment is brought by the diver (i.e. masks, snorkels, dive fins, wetsuits, regulators, and BC’s). These items are very specific to each body size and type and it would be difficult to have exact gear to fit everyone’s unique requirements.

Deck/Cockpit Layout:

The Deck of NO STRESS is very comfortable with two large ‘lounging’ pads on the fore and aft decks. Relax after a long dive or chill out and read a good book as the sun sets. One key safety feature is the full 1.25″ stainless steel solid lifeline that wraps entirely around the boat. You’ll always have something to steady yourself as you walk around the spacious deck.


The Cockpit offers both safety and functionality with most sailing maneuvers being performed from the helm. Electric furling in both the main mast and primary winches allows the boat to sailed by only one person! Of course everyone is free to jump in and help but generally every sailing tactic can be performed from the safety of the cockpit.


Interior Accommodations:

No Stress’ interior has all of the conveniences of home. These items include an electric washing machine, dishwasher, propane stove top and oven, microwave, filtered drinking water (pressurized), flushing heads (toilets), comfortable memory foam mattresses, and flat screen t.v.’s with a data center to load movies and shows from the server. The layout of the cabin has been thoughtfully put together with handholds and railings always within an arms reach to provide security while underway. See below:

Read about becoming a crew member here