46′ Amel Maramu 46
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1979 46′ Amel Maramu 46 ‘Fleur De Caraibe’
1979 Amel Maramu 46 Asking $65k in the BVI
She is in the water, new sails on board, engine ruining well, electronics, fridge all in working order. Ready for her new owner to come along and carry on her adventures!
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 picked up last year 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.
March 2023 Update
‘Fleur Caraibe’ has been on the hard for about a year now here in Nanny Cay Marina and was recently slashed and a delivery crew has been preparing it for a delivery to Panama. It has been difficult to sell because it had been sitting so long and there were a few questions about what was working on the boat and what was not… The sellers hired this delivery crew to come down and commission the vessel to be sailed to Panama and eventually up to San Francisco where they live to complete the refit. They installed a new heat exchanger and had to change out a couple old rusting pullies that were tearing up the belts before they could depart. All was done by the professionals at Aquadoc Marine in Nanny Cay Marina and engine is running great now! They were literally about to leave on a delivery before we got a deal on it at the last second by a lovely Dutch couple that sailed up from Grenada with their 2 babies. Their terms were simple, they just wanted to do a sea trial to make sure the engine worked, windlass worked and to check out the navigational electronics. The boat checked out! She sailed amazing with the old sails on (new ones were not bent on yet but are present on board!) windlass worked like a charm, and the navigational electronics all worked despite my doubts being older units… The autopilot needed calibration but did hold a course! Wind direction, wind speed, boat speed (need calibration, reading 1.5kt slower according to Navionics) and depth all worked. We were doing a solid 7kts with one reef in the main and a reefed genoa up wind and 8kts on a reach with a full genoa and reefed mainsail! That’s with the old sails! Anyways, the buyers got a classic case of buyer’s remorse and have backed out, after the delivery crew has decided to leave… So the sellers are left in a bit of a pickle. I think this is a great opportunity to get an offer on the table as the sellers are ready to see her go to a new home. She is currently in the water on a mooring in Sea Cows Bay, Tortola BVI
The NEW sail inventory on board is as follows; The Mizzen is new, and the main is in excellent condition and was off a J-105 that upgraded to carbon sails and had been modified to fit this vessel. There is a hank on staysail that goes on a removable inner forestay and they have a smaller back up main just in case. There is also a spinnaker that I am told was never used. The old mainsail and mizen are still serviceable and fine for island hopping but the mainsail has a small hole.
The owners are open to offers and are motivated to make a sale and a good deal could be had if a deal can come together soon. We do have a few people very interested in it but the first one with a reasonable offer will likely take the boat as the owners have expressed to me that they are ready to move on to other projects and are motivated to find it a new owner that understand the pedigree of the vessel and can see the value in her. It is a very cool boat with proven blue water capabilities. Someone is going to get a great deal on it!
Contact Chesnee Cogswell with BVI Yacht Sales today at 284-346-9688 or [email protected] for more information, many more photos or to schedule an in person or live virtual showing of this vessel. This listing will not last long on today’s market!
- Vessel History
- Mechanical Components
- Deck and Cockpit
- Navigational Electronics and aids
- Sails and Rigging
- Electrical System
- Safety Equipment
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.
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
- 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)
Fleur De Caraibe