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UPDATE

14/01/2023 Update.

Note that the following things have been fixed:
- installed Garmin GSPMap62c GPS with detailed maps for SE Asia
- installed new analogue nexus dept, speed and compass instruments. They are working. Note that wind instrument is still not working
- fixed VHF radio, it is also talking to the GPS, GPS data and AIS targets are shown
- anchor with shackles and chain has been placed on to the bow, electric winch has been serviced
- fridge has been fixed
- automatic bilge pump has been fixed
- electric toilet has been connected and fixed
- hot and cold water system has been connected. Pressure water, manual pumps all working
- toilet sink, shower bilge pump has been connected, all working
- 160A 2nd alternator external regulator has been replaced (Ample Power next step), it is charging fine now
- replaced exhaust hose
- fixed temporary plexiglass on top of rear cabin window to stop water leak.

Photos are also available on Google Photos:

Main photos
Details

Contact me at rotorman@rotorman.hu

whatsup: +36203127416
Introduction

An affordable and proven world cruiser, a "mini Delos" is for sale. Built by the same company producing "Delos" this is a scaled down version of an Amel Super Maramu in a much more affordable and simpler package.

Price: US$32000 or near offer

This Amel Euros 41 was built in 1979. 279 Euros were produced and this is the last one. In 2002 she was purchased by the current (2nd) owner. In the following 2 years she was completely refitted and since has been cruising the world while continuously maintained and upgraded.

With a growing family and changing plans the current owner decided to upgrade to a bigger boat so the yacht has been put to the market.

She has a newish reliable Yannar 54 HP engine with low fuel consumption and good motoring range.

She is a central cockpit ketch rigged yacht. She has a comprehensive sail inventory both for light and very strong winds. Its deep and huge cockpit is very safe and comfortable and allows easy line handling.  

She would be ideal yacht for a couple with or without children or a single handler. She would be also a good match for someone just started sailing with plans to explore beyond the horizon. New Zealand tax has been paid so the yacht can stay in New Zealand without restrictions.

She is currently located in Langkawi. Langkawi is the yachting center of SouthEast Asia. Berthed in the beautiful Rebak Island Marina where owners can access the Resort Islands amenities. Langkawi is tax free, spares and yacht parts can be easily and quickly shipped from overseas without any paperworks and local businesses are available for maintenance, repairs and upgrades.

This is one of the worlds best cruising area, good weather all year around, no strong winds, no hurricanes, friendly locals and cheap cost of living. Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia are all fantastic cruising destinations.

She is in good overall condition however she was on the hard stand for 3 years (the owners were away because of pregnancy then the owners were not able to return because of Covid). She was recently recommissioned but there are some minor things need fixing.

Being a ketch there are 3 sails to handle but the handling itself is very easy because the sails are smaller compared to a sloop and the important lines are all led into the cockpit.

Throughout the ownerships of 20 years the owners maintained a daily(!) sailing blog available at rotorman.hu (it is in hungarian but google translate is your friend)

Main interests

- Hull is solid fiberglass, deck balsa cored. All in very good condition. Very strong construction (no hull to deck joint - like all Amels).
- Engine is Yanmar 54LE, has been professionally replaced in New Zealand in 2011. It has around 1700 hours, service history, newish condition.
- Sails are from 2004 in general good condition, mizzen is poor. Light wind genoa and some other sails like new.
- Standing rigging is from 2004 done using StaLok fittings. Rigging can be easily replaced without unstepping the mast by reusing the terminals (new cones required are onboard). Only need new wire..

Technical data

Manufacturer: Amel
Type: Euros 41
Year: 1979

Length: 12.35m
Beam: 3.3m
Draft: 1.65m
Nominal sail area: 54 sm

Weight: 8T empty
Capacity: 8

Engine: Yanmar 4JH5E 54 HP (2011)
Engine hours: ~1700

Diesel: 250 l
Water: 470 l

NZ TAX Paid (new owner will not need to pay it again when entering NZ, boat can stay in NZ indefinitely, has confirmation from NZ Customs)
EU TAX Paid (new owner may need to pay again?)

Inventory

## Bigger items

Comprehensive sail inventory
Windvane (Sailomat)
Oversized rigging
Autopilot (Simrad TP32 tiller pilot)
Bow thruster
Heavy ground tackle with electric anchor winch (30 kg Bruce, Lofrans winch, spare anchors)
VHF (Standard Horizon GX-2100 - AIS & GPS & DSC)
Handheld VHF (Standard Horizon HX750 (GPS & DSC!)
AIS sender (GME)
SSB receiver
Navtex receiver
EPIRB
LifeRaft (needs servicing)
Paratech sea anchor (pre-rigged for easy deployment)
House batteries (600 Ah) (need to be replaced)
Solar panels (4x55W) (reduced output, soon need to be replaced)
Portable generator (Honda Eu10 1Kw)
220V shore power connection
2nd alternator on engine (160A, smart)
Charger (Sterling 30A intelligent)
Outboard engine (Yamaha 4HP)
Heater (ESPAR 4kw diesel heater)
2nd Heater (uses main engine as heat source)
Electric toilet (Jabsco)
Holding tank (55l, not connected)
Hot and cold pressure water
Oven with 2 burners (Eno Open Sea)
Fridge with freezer compartment
Oversized rigging with sta-lok terminals
Comprehensive sail inventory
Spinnaker boom
Removable baby stay

## Smaller items

Removable cockpit table
Removable back support for helmsman
Cockpit cushions
Safety lines
Ratlines
Various cockpit enclosures
Various hatch covers
Sun cover
Extra winch and line stoppers in cockpit
Solid stainless steel railing all around
TBS non skid on the deck
Radar reflector
Swimming ladder/gangway (with handrail)

## Cockpit
  - Deep and huge central cockpit   - boat movement is minimal in big seas, very comfortable
  - wheel is mounted on the first cockpit wall, out of the way in very good protection under the hard dodger
  - comfortable helms chair (can be used when boat is heeling) with removable backrest
  - various instruments, keyless engine controls, attachment point for safety line etc.
  - airy hard dodger with windows which can be opened, dodger is strong, can sit/stand on top.
    - there are various canvases
 - top (used for shadow)
 - sides (used when sailing upwind in heavy seas)
 - rear (also attaches to the sides, gives 360 degree protection for the helmsman, can be used while sailing in bad weather
 - full (heavy material, only used at anchor or in harbour in cold weather - cockpit becomes an extra cabin)
      - note that there is also a big cover going over both the cockpit and the cabin area, gives good protection from sun
  - 2m long benches, good for sleeping
  - huge cockpit lockers (there is no corridor from the saloon to the aft cabin so all that spaces is used as cockpit lockers; aft cabin can be entered from the cockpit only)
  - Espar 4KW diesel heater is located in the left cockpit locker. The ducting is insulated.
  - can easily sit 8 people
  - removable cockpit table (covers half of the cockpit so can only sit 3-4 people but allows easy movement in the cockpit)
  - important lines are accessible from the cockpit
    - the mainsheet traveller is at the back of the cockpit (not in the middle, so it does not infer with movement in the cockpit). The main sheet connects to the end of the boom (not in the middle which arrangement may break the boom). There is special "Mubyr" stopper on the sheet which is very easy to lock/unlock (not like with cam cleats)
- 2 genoa winches (not self tailing but very easy to handle)
- there is a Lewmar self tailing winch next to the helm from where it is easy to raise the main sail (even while steering). The same winch can be used for the topping, downhaul and outhaul lines.
  - for reefing it is necessary to move forward to the main mast (but it is very easy and the main mast is very close and can be safely approached even in heavy seas). Note that it is possible to change to single line reefing lead to the cockpit which have been done before but at the end it was decided to use the original simpler reefing system (which does require to go to the mast but in overall is quicker and simpler)
  - all the mizzen controls are in the cockpit

  - in the left cockpit locker is a Paratech Sea Anchor with 100m heavy duty line ready to be launched. The system was professionally prepared in NZ. Can be easily deployed from the cockpit (attachment line is mounted permanently in the bow and leads to the cockpit from outside. Simply attach the line from the bag and throw it overboard. It will deploy itself.

Propulsion

The engine can be accessed from the cockpit via a hatch. Good access to all components. It is completely separated from the living areas (no fumes, smells enter).

Yanmar 4JH5E 54 HP engine (installed professionally in 2012 in NZ by Whiting Power Systems)
 - blog: http://rotorman.hu/index.php?page_name=voyage_log&voyage_name=vasgenakker&voyage_page=6
 - no money has been spared
 - completely separated 2nd 160A big frame alternator with external digital voltage regulator (Next Step)
 - kanzaki transmission KM35A
 - R&D flexible coupling
 - keyless start/stop, rpm & engine temperature & oil pressure meters
 - custom NZ made Powerflow epoxy waterlock
 - 3" exhaust with stainless steel closing valve
 - engine cooling system can be switched to run off onboard fresh water system to flush it after run and also allows the engine to run when stored on the hard
 - Henley custom forged marine bronze propeller, SkipJack 19 x 15 (NZ made). Low drag & high efficiency. (https://www.henleys.co.nz/propellers) with bullet anode (there are a lot of spare anodes)
 - ShaftLock mechanical shaft break
 - around 1.9 l/h fuel consumption at 6 knots when yacht fully loaded
 - engine hours: around 1500 (check)
 - fuel tanks 100 liter + 150 liter (with diesel level indicators)
 - Jerry cans 4 * 20 liter
 - Bow Thruster - 4HP SidePower (1992)

Hull
  - Length to beam ratio is 4, much better than most modern yachts, gives very good directional stability but sacrifices internal volume
  - The bottom has a V shape, no pounding when sailing/motoring into big waves, the hull slices the water apart.
  - Half long, 2.5T externally mounted steel keel. Very strongly mounted and shaped in a way that gives good protection in case of grounding or hitting something (when hitting something from forward then there is no shear force on the bolts because of the shape). Superior when compared to keels placed inside the hull where failure to the bottom laminate may compromise the keel). No wings on the keel which in a case of grounding may make it impossible to heel the boat.
  - Propeller is inside the skeg, strong construction, gives good protection, also agains catching lines.
  - Rudder is skeg mounted, very strongly attached.  It is mounted quite deep (very aft mounted rudders have the risk of losing steering in steep waves)
  - There is no hull to deck joint, the deck is laminated with the hull in the factory (all Amels built like this). Very strong structure, no leaks and creaking noises.
  - There are 2x2 oversized chainplates which can be used to lift the boat. Note that all chain plates are externally mounted (there can not be hidden corrosion)
  - The yacht has been out of the water for 3.5 years and this opportunity has been used to remove the bottom gelcoat, completely dry the hull out (not that it was excessively wet) and apply epoxy barrier coating (survey of the hull before applying the barrier coat have been done and available)
  - In the front there is a 3.5HP bow thruster
  - most seacocks have been replaced in recent years with marine bronze valves and new marine bronze skin fittings

Deck
  - It has a boxy shape which helps with space inside and also makes moving aroung the deck easy (no sloped surfaces to fall on)
  - TBS non skid gives firm footing and also helps with heat and sound insulation
  - Solid stainless steel lifelines all around (very strong, safe holding)
  - Safety lines going forward/back from cockpit
  - Hull and deck has been repainted with International Perfection 2 pack polyurethane paint in 2004
  - Non skid areas have been renewed using .... ?
  - Non skid areas have been repainted in 2018
  - Spinnaker boom
  - There is a removable baby stay to fly hanked on sails
    - 2nd genoa. used for downwind sailing wing by wing. Sailing like this is very relaxing compared to when using main. Reef the roll genoa to the wind speed. In squalls fully roll the sail or just drop the 2nd genoa. No need to reef the main downwind or turn into the wind to remove the main.
- Working jib. Can be used when beating into strong (35+) winds (the strong wind genoa on the roller may be used up to 40 knots reefed).
- Storm jib. To be used in very strong winds (not needed so far). Deck has attachment points for blocks for the sheets.
Note that there are other free flying sails (see sails section)
  - There are one super oversized front cleat in the middle plus 2 on the sides, 2 at the back (fulfill Panama canal requirements)
  - super strong custom made bow roller, with 2 rollers, 8 mm chain with vertical anchor winch.
  - the emergency tiller is permanently mounted (note that the steering wheel is connected to the rudder with a push pull heavy duty bowden system - very strong and durable).
  - Sailomat X6, oversized windvane (strong enough for 50+ feet yachts), it can steer the boat from around 5 knots of wind. In light winds an electric rudder pilot (Simrad TP32) is used which is connected to the permanently mounted emergency tiller. All controls are lead into the cockpit (can be controlled, engaged disengaged from the cockpit single handedly)
  - There is a swimming ladder which can also be converted to gangway with handrail
  - At the back there is a lift to raise/lower the outboard engine

 
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