46′ Amel Maramu 46

Priced to Sell







Single Diesel
Hull Material

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1979 46′ Amel Maramu 46 ‘Fleur De Caraibe’

The Amel Maramu’s are highly saughtafter and for good reason! They are not your average dock queens to be tucked ashore at the slightest breeze. They are known for being exceptionally well thought out, oceangoing machines! This 46 Maramu is a true classic ready to sail short or singlehanded. The mizzen and main sail plan on the Maramu 46 is simple to sail for two and, with an autopilot and experience, singlehand-able. The main and jib balance each other when sailing wing on wing. Also, a Maramu flying both mizzen, main and gennakers is truly a beautiful sight. The center cockpit provides a safe haven under way and one you understand the Maramu’s construction methods and went into these vessels construction it will provide one with peace of mind on the high seas.

This particular vessel, ‘Fleur Caraibe’, is on her third ownership and was was fairly recently picked up in Grenada by a knowledgeable sailing/boat building couple with the plans to carry on their adventures in the Caribbean and beyond. They love the boat and have done a great job bringing her up to speed thus far completing numerous projects to make for a comfortable life on the water here in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, their plans have changed and they have decided to put her on the market. As the asking price would suggest there are still some projects to complete but she is fully capable of splashing and going sailing today and completing outfitting her to the new owners likings while under way.

The previous owner is said to be the second owner so it is on its third ownership currently as I understand it. The previous owner purchased the boat in 2004. Previous to him the vessel was said to be purchased new in La Rochelle, France. It was said that the vessel initially sailed the boat in the Mediterranean under the name ‘Sarah7’. He also participated in the first ARC (Atlantic Race of Cruisers) under the start number 62. The previous owner also went on to say that the boat and the previous owner was well known in the Caribbean over the years.

This vessel features the standard layout for the Maramu that consists of two large cabins fore and aft, each with an identical attached head and shower. Headroom ranges from 6’6″ in the saloon, 6’4″ in both of the head areas, to 6’3″ in both of the staterooms. Every berth aboard the vessel is a minimum of 6’6″ in length. The fwd stateroom has 2x single berths which quickly convert to a large double . The aft cabin has a large double berth and a vanity/writing desk. The saloon area readily converts to a proper offshore off-watch sleeping cabin if needed in severer weather conditions. Both the port & starboard settees quickly make into extremely secure sea berths with lee boards. The interior woods are European timber, plenty of lighting and ventilation making for very comfortable living.

Cabins 2
Seating Capacity 8
Total Sleeps 7
Total Heads 2
Total Berths 4

  • Refigeration: Forward loading three shelf with internal icebox
  • Freezer: Isotherm forward loading freezer with adjustable temperature and eco mode.
  • Stove and Oven: ENO two burner butane stove with pot holder and combing trim.
  • Butane Shut off Valve: located above the galley.
  • Vented Butane Locker: The butane locker is located on port side behind panel.
  • Barbeque: Kumon propane bbq with rail mount
  • Water Heater: 50 gallon engine heated tank
  • Water System: Pressurized and foot powered water pressure

This vessel has the standard 63HP Perkins 4-154 that, when property maintained, is not uncommon to see 10,000 hours! The engine room is beneath the cockpit sole and unique to the Amel Maramu’s, is completely encapsulated and water tight from he rest of the boat. So in case of a fire in the room the oxygen can be cut off and if any water happens to intrude into the rest of the boat it will not flood into the engine compartment causing the engine to fail. To aerate the enclosed space, there are two fans. One to port blows in fresh air while another to starboard vacates hot air. The airflow is of great importance for an enclosed engine such as on Amels. Another notable feature of the Amel is the single, below the water line through hole in the engine room. The forward bulkhead is also designed to be water tight. The boards used to tighten down the forward bulk head are located in the forward hanging locker. The steering system on this Maramu 46 is hydraulic/chain & gear type.

  • Engine Manufacturer: Perkins
  • Model: 4-154
  • Year: 1979
  • Horsepower: 63
  • Engine Type: Diesel
  • Engine Cycle: 4
  • Drive type: Direct Drive
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Propeller Type: Three blade
  • Propeller Material: bronze
  • Spare Propeller: Three blade bronze propeller located under V-berth bunks
  • Engine Alarm
  • Fuel Filter: 2
  • Emergency Stop
  • Raw water sea Strainer
  • Fresh water Cooling
  • Fuel shut off
  • (3) Engine Room Fire Extinguishers
  • Windlass: Lofrans electric windlass with remote control
  • Manual Bilge Pumps: Diaphragm driven pump mounted under companionway steps
  • Electric Bilge Pumps: Located in engine room
  • Steering type: Hydraulic/gear & chain
  • Bilge Blowers Located in engine room
  • Primary Anchor: Plow w/ 200′ chain & 200′ rode
  • Anchor Windlass: Lofrans dual gypsy windlass
  • Bow Anchor Roller(s): Two stainless bow anchor rollers
  • Hard dodger
  • Side Curtains: Two isinglass that twist lock to hard dodger
  • Full Deck Awning: Sunbrella awning that cover cockpit, mizzen boom and aft sundeck bed
  • Cockpit Awning: White waterproof cockpit awning
  • Cockpit Cushions: Complete cockpit and aft sundeck cushion set
  • Cockpit Table: Mahogany cockpit table stored in corridor to aft cabin
  • Fenders and Dock Lines: Complete set of dock line and 6 large fenders
  • Bow Pulpit and Rails: Rigid stainless steel railing around all sides of boat
  • Swim Ladder: Side mounted swim ladder. Mountable on both sides and convertible to Mediterranean style docking
  • Side Stanchions and Lifelines: Rigid stainless steel railing around all sides of boat
  • Dinghy Davits: Stainless steel dinghy davit with block and tackle
  • Navigation Lights: LED navigation light
  • Deck Wash Down System: Fresh water shower/washdown hose/faucet located in cockpit
  • Autopilot: B&G
  • Radar: (Included, but disconnected & not sure if it is operating)
  • Depth Sounder: Raymarine
  • Primary VHF Radio: Raymarine VHF radio
  • Secondary VHF Radio: Secondary Raymarine radio on boat but not installed
  • Wind Direction : B&G Wind indicator on instrument panel in cockpit.
  • Wind Speed Indicator: B&G wind speed indicator on instrument panel in cockpit.
  • Compass: Lighted compass in cockpit
  • Stereo: Pioneer radio /cd / usb installed.
  • Stereo Speakers: Speakes installed in salon and cockpit
  • Deck lights: Decklights on mizzen mast
  • Search light: A 12v hand held spotlight stored in the chart table cabinet
  • LED Running lights
  • Main Mast: Aluminum single spreader
  • Mizzen mast: Aluminum single spreader
  • Roller Furling for Genoa: Profurl
  • Mainsheet Traveler: Raised aluminum Y track
  • Spinnaker: Included and stored in V-berth
  • Wisker/Spinnaler Pole(s):Two deck mounted aluminum telescoping spinnaker poles
  • Back Stay Adjuster: Manual back stay
  • Boom Vang: Manual boom vang
  • Standing Rigging: Stainless wire (2017)
  • Chain Plates: Stainless chainplates embedded into hull

On Mast(s):

  • Three bronze wenches on main mast (2 for nylon line 1 cable).
  • Two bronze wenhes st mizzen mast


  • (2) Lewmar 3 speed jib sheet wenches
  • (1) selftailing Lewmar 40 wench for furler


  • Main: Dacron main sail battened with two reef points. Nylon internal sail slides.
  • Jib: New 2022 Doyle Genoa on Profurl roller furler.
  • Staysail: Retractable inner stay with two hank-on jibs stored in V-berth
  • Spinnaker: Included and stored in V-berth
  • Mizzen: Dacron partially battened with two reef points. Nylon internal sail slides
  • Other Sails: Hank on Storm sail


Direct Current System VOLTAGE: 12V
Alternating Current power system Voltage: 220 Volts


  • House: (4) Trojan 6 volt (December 2021)
  • Engine: (1) 12 volt types 24


  • Solar Panels: (2) flexible 110 watt connected to Victron MPPT solar charge controller (2022)
  • Wind Generator: Eclectic Energy D400 (new brushes 2022)
  • Inverter: Portable 400watt Xantrex inverter
  • Battery Charger: Small 220 trickle charger
  • Shore Power Cord: 220V French style
  • Battery Monitor: Mobitronic controller with charge current, battery voltage and amp hours.
  • Alternator: Dual belt driven alternator on engine
  • USCG safety package: Deluxe Orion USCG flare kit with gun (2022)
  • Fire Extinguishers: (3) 2.5 lb class 10-B:C located in aft cabin and chart table.
  • Emergency Tiller: Stainless Steel emergency tiller stored in engine room
  • Life Raft: 6 Person liferaft (in need of recertification)
Yacht name

Fleur De Caraibe



Length Overall
Max Draft
Length at Waterline
Engine Make
Engine Model
Engine Type
Drive Type
Direct Drive
Fuel Type
Fresh Water Tank
1 X 285 Gal ()
Fuel Tank
1 X 126.8 Gal ()

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