Amel Maramu 48 Ketch

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Boat REF# 226555
Price
US$138,900.00 (Approx £110,800.89)
LOA 14.63m (48'0")
Year 1984
Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Berths 5
Engine 1 x Diesel 62hp, Perkins 4.154M (1984)
Lying Seattle, WA USA -- At Our Docks!

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  • Contact Gary Buck
  • Telephone +1 206 282 0110
  • Mobile +1 253 686 9828
  • Email garybuck@boatshedseattle.com

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Extra Details

Designer H. Amel / J. Carteau
Builder Amel Chantiers
Lying Seattle, WA USA -- At Our Docks!
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Fuel capacity 577.3 ltr (127.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Water capacity 1,295.5 ltr (285.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 136.4 ltr (30.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 05/09/2016

Mechanical

Engine 1 x Diesel 62hp
Engine make and model Perkins 4.154M (1984)
Engine Hours engine1:   7600
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) Max Prop 3 blade folding 20 inch
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.5 ltr (0.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6 knots
Max speed (approx) 8.5 knots

Engine room access on the Amel Maramu is through the floor of the center cockpit. It's easy to work on as you get to stand up! Just lift up the floor of the cockpit and step down. Plus this location keeps the heat of the engine out of the interior cabins when traveling to tropical locations. The engine was rebuilt top end at about 6500 hours. Injector pump and injectors rebuilt 2016. Maintenance has been thoughtful and constant on this engine. Engine room is very clean with all features and systems seeing constant oversight. There is no deferred maintenance evident on the systems aboard this vessel.

Dimensions

LOA 14.63m (48'0")
LWL 10.90m (35'9")
Beam 4.03m (13'3")
Draft Max 1.93m (6'4")
Airdraft 16.97m (55'8")
Displacement 13,000kg (28,665.0lbs)
Headroom 1.93m (6'4")
Storage On marina

Rig

Ketch rigged Somat France Aluminium spars (1984) with stainless steel standing rigging (2016)

Sails

Mainsail North - Inmast (1992)
Headsail Lee Sails Malaysia - Furling (2004)
Spinnaker gear tick

Electric Pro-Furl headsail with two tracks, 2016 survey and seller notes the following; Mainsail condition, serviceable, #1 Genoa: 170% Dacron, Lee Sails of Malaysia, like new, #2 Jib 135% Dacron by Doyle sails, condition good, re-stitched May 2016, Mizzen sail: Dacron unknown manufacturer, condition good, Storm jib Dacron unknown manufacturer, condition good, Cruising spinnaker not seen by surveyor.

This vessel is also equipped with the unique Amel standard two headsail poles to be used for down wind sailing. Similar to whisker poles but much more robust with a well thought out attachment system.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, wind generator, shore power

Construction

Construction GRP
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Gelcoat finish

The Amel Maramu Ketch is a center cockpit vessel with somewhat high freeboard making it a very safe ocean cruising ketch. Long fin keel with 8,800 lbs of ballast, total weight empty 23,150, loaded weight approx. 28,440. This vessel underwent a peel and epoxy barrier job on the bottom in 2012. The hull has been painted. Decks are Balsa cored with 4 very small professional repairs done after the September 2016 survey. Rudder is skeg hung. Interior bulkheads, both anchor locker and forward cabin have gaskets and are water tight with doors for safety. Deck lockers on either side of the windlass are huge with room to store a folding bicycle and or wind sail surf board masts. Decks appear as teak but are fiberglass and factory painted to look like wood. Wide side decks with stainless tube hand rails, mast shrouds mounted to chain plates on the gunnels make the side decks safe and roomy to walk around on.

Capacities and measurements are not independently verified by Waterline Boats / Boatshed and are taken from owners' information and/or literature.

Accommodation

Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 3
No. of single berths 2
Cabin(s) 2
Handbasin 2
Shower 2
Heads 2 heads (Manual)
Cooker tick
Grill tick
Oven tick
Sink tick
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Freezer tick
Carpet tick
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A well-lit aft master cabin has large double berth with ample storage and hanging locker space. It has its own ensuite head. There is a vanity with mirror and chair. This is accessed by a starboard side companionway from the salon. Along the outside of this companionway is the one large fuel tank with four access ports above. It's finished so you don't see the tank but access for cleaning or examination is super easy. The center cockpit design allows for a spacious aft cabin, galley to port with separate fridge and freezer, all the components of a well equipped galley. A very large table sits center with one side folding out. Under which is enough storage for wine bottles (and other provisions) you could stock it for a world circumnavigation and never have to buy another before getting back home. Storage throughout the boat is enormous. Another head forward to port and a large "V" berth cabin up front make this boat very roomy. The seller reports the microwave and the stereo are not functioning.

2 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Stereo tick
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Navigation lights tick
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2 Richie compasses, 1-4.5 inch, 1-3 inch, Auto Pilot: Neco, Radar: Raymarine SL70, 24 mile with LCD Display, Direction Finder: Trimble NavTrac GPS, Fathometer: Datamarine, VHF: Icom IC-M324G (with GPS), emergency locator is operable. Ham radio: Icom IC-735 HF Transceiver, Datamarine A180 Log. Echo Pilot forward scanning depth. Pactor ll modem (for HF transceiver)

Deck Gear

Sail cover tick
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Warps tick
Fenders tick
Boathook tick
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Swim Platform tick
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Instrument Covers tick
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5 halyard winches
6 sheet winches
Electric Lofrans Tigres windlass
4 anchors
(See Comments Below)
91.44m (300'0") of chain
AB dinghy (1998)
(RIB)
15hp outboard, Yamaha 2 cycle, Short Shaft (1998)
Primary anchor is 82 LB Pick-type (similar to a Rocna but with a flat blade), Fortress FX55, 20 KG. Bruce, Fortress 28, chain is 3/8 inch 300 feet secured to the boat with a 3 foot line. Custom dinghy davits were added to this vessel along with a crane for lifting the dinghy motor. At that time a swim step was added to the stern as well. Call for a list of improvements that have been added to this boat.

Safety Equipment

Liferaft tick
Life jackets tick
Life buoys tick
Danbuoy tick
Horn tick
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Emergency steering tick

3 bilge pumps (1 manual / 2 Electric)

One fixed manual pump in galley steps, one electric 2000 gph submersible in engine room bilge, one electric diaphragm pump in engine room bilge, total pumping capacity about 3500 gph. Boarding ladder is a movable passarelle stored port side.

Broker's Comments

Few boats are actually "turn key" ready to take you around the world. This one has returned from that adventure and appears as "ready to go again". Amel Maramu boats are widely respected as Ocean Cruising Yachts although not well known here in the States. The ketch rig makes for easy handling plus the sail trim can be managed for the most part from the security of the deep, center cockpit. This boat very recently came from Hawaii to Sitka, Alaska then here to Seattle after nearly circumnavigating the globe having started in Florida. Many recent upgrades including new rigging and constant care and maintenance make this lovely boat a great choice if you've got an itch to see the world. The seller reports after 24 years of loving and caring ownership he has replaced, repaired and renewed systems and features on this vessel having spent over $21,000 just since May 2016.

Here is a YouTube link to another Amel Maramu crossing the Atlantic. Clearly, this is a very capable Ocean Cruising Yacht. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_EB5YM7D-Y

I asked the seller to share with me his reasoning initially purchased the Amel. The following is an excerpt from that reply;

"As we neared the end of our extensive search for the 'perfect cruising yacht', one major factor kept popping into our heads. Which one of these boats would get us around the world the safest? And hands down it became clear that it was the Amel. In a seaway with all of the hand holds and deep cockpit, water tight doors, ketch rig {smaller and easier-to-handle sails} stainless steel lifelines, hard dodger where most of the sail trim can be handled from the security of the cockpit, we no longer felt anything on the market compared. For practicality the Amel really is unsurpassed!"

I'm happy to share a full description and stories of their circumnavigation -- contact me.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Amel Maramu 48 Ketch has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Seattle. Click here for contact details.
Disclaimer The particulars detailed herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed. These particulars are not and shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel and are supplied on the understanding that all negotiations shall be through Boatshed, who act as agents for the vendor. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. The prospective purchaser is strongly recommended to check the particulars and, where considered appropriate, at his own expense, to employ qualified agents to carry out structural and/or mechanical and/or electrical surveys and inspections in order to assess the actual condition of the vessel before purchase.

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