About this Sailboat:
Amels are rare on the west coast and it is almost unheard of to find one that has undergone such a major refit on the market. All systems and equipment have been renewed. This is a proven turnkey cruising yacht with multiple trans-Atlantic crossings and far ranging explorations throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and as far north as Newfoundland. This particular Maramu was Henri Amel’s personal yacht from 1979-85.
Famed bluewater cruiser and instructor John Neal has this to say about the Maramu:
“Strong, well designed. Excellent passagemaker, great value. Low maintenance. Earlier models are good value.”
In his evaluation of cruising rigs Neal states:
“I don’t have any hard and fast rules that apply to my choice of rig. I used to think that I would not like a ketch rig, but after seven years and 70,000 miles on my previous boat that was ketch-rigged, I changed my mind. I appreciated the flexibility of the rig and the ability to drop half the total sail area (the mainsail) in less than a minute without having to resort to a furling mainsail. Amel of France is one of the few yards presently building ketches.”
Yes Amel is still building ketches and for over three decades their boats have remained basically unchanged in basic design and execution.
You really have to see an Amel to understand how much careful thought and planning went into these designs. All of the Amels have been built and designed for extended passagemaking by a couple.
Equipment on Board:
Exit Strategy has undergone a major refit. Please contact us for details as it won’t begin to fit in the limited space available here. There is virtually nothing original left on the boat. Everything has been updated including a bow to stern rewire with Ancor wire. This is an exceptional opportunity.