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Amazon  39 Pilothouse Steel Sloop

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11.89m (39'0")



Underwater profile


1 x Diesel 30hp, Yanmar 3QM30 (1985)

Port Townsend, WA USA - Shown by Appointment


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Extra Details

Designer Graham Shannon
Builder Amazon Yachts-Dieter Polluck
Lying Port Townsend, WA USA - Shown by Appointment
Fuel capacity 545.5 ltr (120.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 409.1 ltr (90.0 G) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 90.9 ltr (20.0 G) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 23/05/2010


Engine 1 x Diesel 30hp
Engine make and model Yanmar 3QM30 (1985)
Engine Hours Engine1: 600 approx
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering Wheel
Drive Shaft
Prop(s) 3 blade bronze
Fuel consumption (approx) 3.6 ltr (0.8 G) /hour At Cruising Speed
Cruising speed (approx) 6.5 knots
Max speed (approx) 6.8 knots
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Engine hours are estimated based on original owner usage plus logged hours since current owner. There is no hour meter. Engine had new head gasket and valves adjusted in 2010. Engine appears clean, maintained and free of corrosion. Fuel tanks have large clean-out access. Two secondary fuel filters are mounted in parallel after Racor main. Steering system is hydraulic at both helms. Refrigeration is Adler Barbour. Installed new in 2010 is a 500/GPD Sea-Ro Inc. modular watermaker with engine driven pump. Also new in 2010, replaced cutlass bearing, added PYI dripless shaft seal and new drive shaft, balanced prop. Treated prop with anti-fouling paint. Replaced barrier coat where needed with 6 coats of Amarone. Top coated with Awl Grip and bottom paint. Pro-Furl factory serviced, Rig tuned by Brion Toss Rigging Service, Replaced tri-color lamp and re-bulbed with low amp draw LEDs, replaced negative isolation solonoid, replaced head gasket on Yanmar and adjusted valves, cleaned and lubed anchor windlass, replaced Monitor control lines, replaced all zincs, replaced 1-1/2" thru hull and seacock. 2013 main decks repainted and non-skid renewed. May 2010 survey found everything aboard to be in good-to-excellent condition.


LOA 11.89m (39'0")
Beam 3.81m (12'6")
Draft Max 2.29m (7'6")
Airdraft 15.47m (50'9")
Displacement 14,966kg (33,000.0lbs)
Headroom 1.88m (6'2")
Storage Dry storage


Sloop rigged Unknown Aluminium spars (1985) with stainless steel standing rigging (2000)


Mainsail Carol Hausse - Slab (2000) Fully Battened, 2 Reefs
Headsail Carol Hausse-Reconditioned - Furling (2000)
Other sails 110 Jib hank on (unknown year)
Storm (2000)
Try (2000)

Standing rig done in 2000 by Brion Toss and Port Townsend Rigging. Tuned and inspected by Brion Toss in 2010. Rig is equipped with a removable inside jib stay separate from the furling jib.

Electrical Systems

12 volt, 5 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, 4-6 volt house, 1 group 27 deep cycle start


Construction Steel
Underwater profile Fin
Finish Paint finish

This vessel was originally launched in 1985. In 2000 it was completely refitted with new mechanical, electrical, interior, and rigging. All systems were upgraded or replaced at a cost of $400,000. This is essentially a 2000 vintage boat. Steel welded plate with hard chines below the waterline. Fin keel with internal ballast of steel boiler punch material. Skeg-hung steel spade rudder. Per survey in 2010 all steel plate was found to be in excellent condition both inside and out. The entire vessel is free of corrosion and all surfaces are well coated with marine primers and topcoats. This is a pilothouse sloop designed for coastal and offshore cruising.


Total # of berths 5
No. of double berths 2
No. of single berths 1
Cabin(s) 1
Handbasin 1
Shower 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)
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The original interior of this vessel was completely removed in 1999. An efficient and modern design, bright and tastefully done with attention to the needs of a cruising couple was developed, built and installed during 1999-2000. It is spotlessly clean. The forward V-berth was removed in favor of space dedicated to gear, line and equipment storage. A well-equipped galley with refrigeration, stove, corian-type counter tops and storage is to aft and starboard, and a long built-in desk convertible to a single berth is directly across on port. The inside helm is far to port in the salon pilothouse area with nav station and electrical panel aft to port and a large settee with table to starboard. The single head is aft to port and the large master cabin rests primarily under the cockpit on the starboard side. Spaces are all very well lit thought out, and are functional and impeccable clean. This is all heated with a Wallas diesel-fired forced air furnace. All lockers and cabinets have hardwood framed doors with stainless mesh inserts for ventilation.

3 burner gas cooker

Nav Equipment

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Radios: iComm VHF & iComm M710 SSB, Depthsounder: Autohelm Tridata with speed and log function, Radar Furuno Model 1721, Compass: Dirigo, GPS: Furuno Navigator, Autopilot: Autohelm ST6000 with electric compass Radar monitor is behind a plexiglass cover mounted on a slide-out that is viewable from either helm.

Deck Gear

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2 halyard winches
2 sheet winches
Manual Plath windlass
3 anchors
(CQR Main, Bulwaugga secondary, Fortress tertiary, kedge on stern )
60.96m (200'0") of chain
76.20m (250'0") of warp
Monitor windvane self-steering system
Achilles 9 ft dinghy (2002)
8hp outboard, Honda, Short Shaft (2002)
Primary anchor CQR is equipped with 200 feet 3/8 chain, The Bulwaugga is 40 feet of 3/8 chain plus 260 ft of 3/4 inch rode, The Fortress has 40 ft of chain with 200 ft of rode. There is a Sunbrella sunshade that covers the boat from mast to stern. Monitor has spares including both paddles.

Safety Equipment

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2 bilge pumps (1 manual / 1 Electric)

Engine room is equipped with a Halon automatic system, 3 portable ABC extinguishers aboard, solenoid shutoff on LPG. LPG Bottle storage is well ventilated locker under cockpit seat.

Broker's Comments

This Amazon 39 Pilothouse Steel Sloop is a remarkable boat. Welded up in 1985 it made one trip to Hawaii then became a liveaboard in Point Roberts, WA. The current owner bought her in 2000 and had shipbuilding professionals in Port Townsend design and build an entirely new interior. All mechanical and electrical systems were upgraded or replaced. The exterior was upgraded, repainted, with new rigging, new sails and everything else in sight to the tune of over $400,000. Offered today at a fraction of the investment this is a true world cruiser and she is spotlessly clean. There is no deferred maintenance to be found on this boat. The current owners (an experienced cruising couple) chose this steel boat for very specific reasons. The wife writes: “buying a steel boat was my requirement as I was convinced that there were too many hazards, i.e., whales, shipping containers, logs, etc. for me to feel safe in a fiberglass boat. It was a challenge to find a steel boat as most look homemade and are not very appealing. We removed the original entire interior down to the metal hull and had the interior redesigned and rebuilt by Port Townsend craftsmen. Along with the extensive exterior upgrades it took over a year to complete. At great expense we ended up with a one-of-a-kind, strong, comfortable cruiser that can handle anything. My favorite feature is the brightness of the interior. The interior of most sailboats can feel like a cave, but not ours. I do most of the driving when we are out, and all of the docking. After standing out in the elements in our old boat in Alaska it is a real treat to be able to be inside and stay warm and dry in the pilothouse on our Amazon. I might add that we are meticulous owners and this sailboat has received only the best maintenance over the years we have owned it.”

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Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Amazon 39 Pilothouse Steel Sloop has been personally photographed and viewed by Gary Buck of Boatshed Tacoma. Click here for contact details.
The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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