Amel Super Maramu

An Amel Super Maramu anchored in tropical waters
An Amel Super Maramu anchored in tropical waters

A sailboat built by Chantiers Amel from 1988 to 1998.

Description

The design brief for the Super Maramu was basically, “a retired couple wants to sail around the world.” The boat is very easily sailed short-handed due to extensive automation; many sail controls are available via push buttons at the helm and almost all lines are led to the cockpit.

The spacious, deep center cockpit is just forward of the mizzen mast. It is very well protected by an integral hard dodger and collapsible bimini. The helm position is at the forward edge of the cockpit to port of the companionway. The helm features a captain’s chair and easy access to the instruments. The cockpit floor lifts to provide easy access to a substantial engine room.

Below decks, there’s a generous owner’s cabin aft with head and a watertight door. A sea berth occupies the outboard space in the “pass through” between the aft cabin and the saloon. The saloon features a nav station to starboard and a large U-shaped galley to port with double sink and gimballed stove. The dining table seats 8, or 10 using the leaf and the couch opposite. There’s a pull-out berth behind the couch. Further forward through another watertight door is the second head and a cabin with two single beds, one of which can expand into a double.

Specifications

Construction

The number and arrangement of hulls.
Monohull
The shape of the underwater portion of the hull(s).
Displacement
The material the hull(s) of the boat is made out of.
Fiberglass (GRP)
The material used between layers of the deck to increase stiffness or reduce weight.
Balsa Wood
The material used between layers of the hull to increase stiffness or reduce weight.
None (Solid)
Total weight of the vessel when unloaded.
35274 lbs
Total weight of the vessel’s ballast, if any.
12125 lbs
The material used for ballast.
Cast Iron
: Wing
: No
: No
: Skeg
: No

Dimensions

The overall length of the boat, including any bow sprits, davits, solar panels, and other protuberances. This is the length marinas typically charge for.
52 ft 6 in
The length of the hull along the waterline. This length is significant for calculating the performance of the boat.
41 ft 4 in
The length of the hull along the deck. This generally excludes bowsprits, davits, solar panels, etc.
52 ft 6 in
The width of the boat at its widest point.
15 ft 1 in
The shallowest water the boat can travel through without running aground (i.e. the deepest point of the boat below the waterline).
6 ft 9 in
The shortest bridge the boat can fit under (i.e. how tall the boat is above the waterline, also known as the “air draft”).
65 ft 7 in

Propulsion

The number of engines or motors that provide propulsion in the forward direction.
1
Specifications of the engine.
: Diesel
Total volume of the fuel tank(s).
159 gal
: Yes
: Amel
: Yes
: Electric
: 10 hp
: No

Accommodations

The number of dedicated “bedrooms”.
2
The maximum number of people that can sleep on board at the same time.
7
The number of beds suitable for one person. The minimum number of berths are those that are always a bed (i.e. dedicated bed furniture). The maximum includes any additional berths that can be created from furniture that serves some other function (such as a couch). Neither number should include any double berths.
3 - 4
The number of beds suitable for two people. The minimum number of berths are those that are always a bed (i.e. dedicated bed furniture). The maximum includes any additional berths that can be created from furniture that serves some other function (such as a couch). Neither number should include any single berths.
1 - 2
Number of heads (bathrooms) this boat has.
2
Equipped with running fresh water.
Yes
Equipped with running hot water.
Yes
Equipped with some form of a shower.
Yes
Equipped with a dedicated shower stall.
No
Total volume of the fresh water tank(s).
264 gal
Total volume of the waste (black water) holding tank(s).
32 gal

Galley

Equipped with a galley.
Yes
: 2
: Yes
: Propane (LPG)
Yes
: No
: Yes
: No
: Yes
: Electric (DC)

Sails & Rigging

The arrangement of masts and sails.
Ketch
The material the mast(s) are made out of.
Aluminum
The material and form of the mast supports.
Stainless Steel Wire
Location where the base of the mast is supported by the boat’s structure.
Deck Stepped

Electrical

Equipped with a shore power connection.
Yes
240 V
50 Hz & 60 Hz

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