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53′ Amel Super Maramu 53 | , | asking $

53′ Amel Super Maramu 53

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1990 53′ Amel Super Maramu 53 ‘My Motu’

Simply the best buy in the world for one of these legendary cruisers.

This particular Amel Super Maramu has spent more than half her life hauled out of the water and under covers as her original owner only sailed her a few months of each year. Compare her to boats that have spent their entire lives in service and in the water and anyone who understands fiberglass will see the attraction of a dry hull that has never even seen a hint of osmosis!

Add to this her relatively young, low hours engine and generator, her exceptional sail inventory, and her overall very good cosmetic condition, and then consider her recent improvements and excellent maintenance and you will agree that this is by far the best value for a Super Maramu anywhere on the planet.

An exceptional blue-water cruiser, the Amel Super Maramu is world-renowned among discerning yachtsmen. Luxuriously appointed, solidly built with top-quality materials and many extra safety features (like water-tight compartmentalization), the Super Maramu is a sailor’s dream. Down below, she is extremely comfortable yet eminently practical in design with two staterooms and heads, two extra single berths in the side cabin and main cabins, sumptuously upholstered settees, beautiful African mahogany throughout, and storage that is more than ample. On deck, sailing is a joy with everything operated from the helm: Electric furling sails, Electric winches, anchor windlass and retractable bow thruster all within easy reach. The helm has a comfortable chair and is protected by a solid dodger with hard windscreen that opens when ventilation is desired. Storage lockers are plentiful and there is a huge cockpit locker and enormous lazarette aft, plus two sizable deck lockers forward.

This Super Maramu was singlehanded across the Atlantic in 1992 has been sailed seasonally in the Caribbean ever since. She had been hauled out for each summer since 1996 and has been covered while on shore to keep her gelcoat shiny and nice. She was re-powered with a much more ecological and efficient Volvo turbo diesel in 2005 (which currently has only 1130 hours) and had a new generator installed in 2005 as well. (617 hrs), She had new sails added in 2008 and 2012 with seasonal usage and many of her electronics have been updated with state of the art pieces as well. Cosmetically, she appears to have been maintained exceptionally well and shows better than many of her much younger sisterships.

In 2015 she had a full Seahawk epoxy barrier coating done to her bottom which had her many layers of paint stripped and the bottom was checked for moisture and found to be completely dry. In 2021she had a fresh bottom paint with 3 coats of Micron 99 including again removing all old paint and was primed with even more epoxy over her dry, smooth bottom. 
As with most Amels, her standard features and equipment list is far too long to enumerate here and so please look in the section under ‘details’ for a complete list of her special features and gear.

This vessel should be very much on the short list for any cruising couple looking for a serious blue water sailing vessel. She is top-quality in every feature. Owner-created comprehensive operation manual for this specific vessel is included. Her owner has purchased another Amel and so is keen to sell so has priced her very attractively to ensure a timely sale.

In the forecabin there are two settees with a centerline folding table with an extension from the port settee to form a Pullman-style double berth and a single berth on the starboard settee, both with removable lee boards – much more room than the standard v-berth setup. There are multiple storage cabinets above the settees and on the forward bulkhead, and the fold-up table on the aft bulkhead. A two section privacy door closes off the forecabin aft of the berths.

Next aft on the starboard side is a very large hanging locker/sail storage locker while opposite and to port is a large head and shower compartment with sink, marine head, cave storage behind the head, rails beside the head for drying wet items and teak grating on the sole. Another privacy door closes off the whole forward section and is in fact a watertight bulkhead submarine style door which allows the entire forward section to be sealed off from the rest of the boat in the advent of a hull breach.

Forward on the portside of the saloon is a beautiful horseshoe-shaped settee that wraps around an African mahogany dining table. It is upholstered like a fine piece of furniture in a lovely cream velour with an amber leaf motif, shaped and stitched in ribs along the backs and seats. Cabinets and drawers are above and outboard of the dining area, and a freezer (or fridge) for the galley is found below the settee on the aft, inboard side and an enormous storage area below the forward section of settee. The ‘love seat’ style settee opposite the dining area on the starboard side is equally as comfortable and inviting, and has two deep drawers below. The table can be fitted with an extension to this settee for comfortable dining for eight.

Above and behind it is a padded backrest which acts as a lee board for the slide-out pilot berth behind it, and then there are storage cabinets above and outboard of this. Aft of the dining area on the port side is the u-shaped galley which starts forward with a tile-inlaid serving counter/work surface that runs from the centerline to the hull and has large storage cabinets and a washing machine below it. The propane stove with oven is in the center and outboard with the microwave oven built in above it, and then more tile-inlaid counter surface cover the front-opening refrigeration unit which is followed inboard by double fiberglass sinks and drainage board and a dishwasher below.

There are more storage cabinets beside the microwave oven. There are two large shelved top-access can and produce storage bins, and an exhaust fan above the stove. Opposite the galley and on the starboard side is the outboard-facing navigation station. It features a large chart table with 2-drawers and 2 front opening storage lockers below and plenty of room above and forward for built-in instrumentation as well as a padded fixed stool. There is a large wet locker just aft of it followed by the walkthrough to the aft cabin.

The walkthrough passageway contains a large single/double berth with a new oversize pilot berth cushion which is the best sea berth on the boat. There are cabinets and drawers overhead and below the berth on the outboard side. There is also a removable lee board and a hanging locker at the aft end. Most aft is the spacious and comfortable master cabin. It features a large double berth in the Pullman style on the port side with storage beneath, a large hanging locker forward on the starboard side, a comfortable single sea berth that doubles as a settee like the lovely ones in the salon along the rest of the starboard side and aft to the centerline.

There are many storage cabinets, and drawers above and drawers below the berths. Forward on the port side is the ensuite head and shower compartment with sink, marine head, cave storage behind the head including a built in safe for valuables, rails beside the head for drying wet items and teak grating on the sole.

The paneling and cabinetry throughout is beautifully crafted with lovely hand selected African mahogany and with a teak sole in the main living areas with tasteful carpet in the sleeping cabins; The upholstery is exquisite and everywhere is evidence of thoughtful design. The ambiance is one of luxurious comfort overlaid on a practical floorplan.

Going cruising? There are no less than 140 storage lockers, drawers and bins below decks and seven cockpit and deck lockers including an enormous and easily accessed stern locker with room for lots of cushions, fenders and water toys. You will not likely run out of storage space on a Super Maramu!

  • Exhaust fan hood for range
  • Pots, utensils, cutlery & dinnerware
  • (2) Fiberglass sinks in galley
  • (2) Interior showers
  • Deck/cockpit shower
  • 24 Volt Isotherm fridge/freezer, front opening with (2) compartments new 2019
  • 24 Volt Isotherm cold plate refrigerator, top opening with (1) compartment
  • 24 volt Isotherm fridge/freezer under forward settee, new 2020
  • ENO Two burner gimballed stove with oven. (Oven door needs new latch)
  • Pressurized fresh water system (new water pump and Accumulator tank 2021)
  • 6.7 US gal/hr (24VDC) Vetus/Amel Watermaker . Serviced in 2018 with rebuilt high pressure pump, use since. 
  • Water heater -New 2012- 
  • Molded double sinks
  • Molded drying rack type countertop at sink, tile counter elsewhere throughout galley area
  • New B&G Zeus 3 12 inch chart plotter, Triton2 display and radar (February 2019)
  • Standard Horizon CP700i primary chart plotter ? new 2015- at chart table
  • ACR 406 MHZ EPIRP with GPS, new 2015
  • Raymarine 7002 control module
  • Raymarine XP30 autopilot new 2017
  • B&G Wind direction
  • B&G Wind speed indicator
  • B & G Depth sounder B & G Speed log
  • B&G Repeater at Nav stattion
  • ICOM M-802 SSB radio w/AT 140 automatic tuner
  • 23′ fiberglass whip antennae for SSB (currently missing top section)
  • Vesper Marine AIS transponder (May 2018)
  • Standard Horizon Matrix AIS primary VHF radio, new 2015
  • Standard Horizon RAM secondary VHF radio -new 2015
  • Furuno secondary GPS 2000
  • Samsung 43″ flat screen TV on articulating mount
  • Pioneer CD, AM /FM/MP3 player new 2016
  • Electrical Systems:
  • 24 Volt DC, 220 Volt AC
  • (8) 840Ah total, AGM 31 house batteries new May 2018
  • 120 Ah Exide GRP 27 engine battery new October 2020
  • New Dolphin 220v 60A battery charger (April 2018)
  • Pure sine wave 3000W 120V inverter new 2019
  • Xantrex Link-Lite volt/amp meter battery monitor
  • 4.4Kw Kohler generator new 2005 w/617 hours
  • 650 watt Sunpower E-21 Solar panel array on custom arch system, new 2015
  • Mount for 360 degree wind generator on mizzen mast (Wind generator has been removed)
  • 50′ 220V shore power cord
  • Note; ACMO standing rigging inspected and tuned (Martinique, February 2021). Owner upgraded the headstay in 2016 with a new ACMO Super Maramau 2000 wire (because that is the one stay that cannot be inspected easily!)
  • Main and mizzen backstays replaced with Acmo rigging by Amel Martinique 2019
  • Amel aluminum electric furling mast. Stepped on deck.
  • Amel aluminum manual roller furling mizzen mast. Stepped on deck.
  • Amel electric roller furler for mainsail (service by Amel 2015)
  • Amel electric roller furler for headsail
  • NOTE: all Amerl electric furling systems can be manually operated when desired.
  • Stainless steel wire standing rigging on headstay was replaced September 2016 (ACMO 12mm)
  • Doyle furling mainsail (Good condition) 2008 (Serviced in 2019)
  • 105% Doyle furling jib (very good condition) new 2011, (Serviced 2019)
  • 125% Doyle furling jib (good condition) 2008 (Serviced by Quantum August 2016)
  • 150% furling jib (good condition) 2004
  • Doyle furling mizzen sail (good condition) 2006 (Serviced 219)
  • Mizzen staysail (excellent condition)
  • (2) Matching (cruising) spinnakers for (one for main and one for mizzen) Main mast spinnaker has snuffing sock -all in very good to excellent condition.
  • (2) Amel style Ballooners for down wind sailing (very good condition)
  • Spare main, mizzen and jib
  • Mainsheet traveler
  • (2) Amel articulating spinnaker poles
  • (2) preventers (main and mizzen)
  • Lewmar 56 electric, self-tailing primary winches in cockpit, recently serviced.
  • Lewmar 40 self-tailing secondary winches
  • (4) Lewmar 16 self-tailing winches for poles and halyards at mast
  • (3) Lewmar 40 self-tailing winches for sheets and halyards
  • New mainsail roller furling swivel gearbox from Amel September 2016
  • New ACMO main backstay (Martinique, August- 2018)
  • New ACMO mizzen backstays (Martinique, February 2021)

NOTE: Original gel coat on deck and cabin top is in excellent condition. Non-skid Faux teak decks repainted with light color ‘teak look’ in Martinique new 2015. Much cooler in tropics than standard Amel color.

  • New soft dodger top over cockpit (October 2020)
  • Installed 24 gallon poly drinking water tank with 12V supply pump and
  • faucet fixture St Martin June 2015
  • Installed side deck water collection fittings and lines Grenada October
  • 2015
  • Hull sides repainted with Awlgrip in Antigua 2012
  • New transom bumper (Amel Caribes, Martinique, February 2021)
  • Brand new 73 lb Rocna anchor not yet mounted and still in bubble rap is included. 
  • 88 lb SL Delta primary anchor with 360′ of 3/8″ chain, new July 2015
  • 35 lb Fortress FX37 secondary anchor with 200? rode
  • (1) 60lb Brittany spare anchors
  • (3) 200′ ea. spare rode
  • Vetus Tigress anchor windlass with foredeck and cockpit controls for up and down with New windlass motor (May 2019)
  • Caribe 9.5 dinghy. Very good condition
  • 15 HP Yamaha 2 stroke outboard new 2019
  • DBC Valise 4 man liferaft, new 2012 (requires recertification 2016)
  • Custom SS heavy duty Targa stern arch for solar panels and dinghy storage new 2015
  • MOB pole with light
  • (8) Life jackets
  • Horseshoe life ring
  • Foredeck light
  • Navigation lights – LED tri color
  • (2) Bow anchor rollers
  • Bow pulpit and rails
  • Solid stainless steel rail system around decks
  • (3) Piece deck awning and cockpit awning (nearly new) plus older but serviceable awning set)
  • Amel hard dodger w/new Lexan windows 2015
  • New 2021 Sunbrella folding dodger top and partial enclosure
  • Vented propane locker
  • (2) Steel propane tanks
  • (2) pair of stanchion mounted sufboard/SUP racks
  • (3) scuba tanks
  • (2) new 60′ mooring lines
  • (8) Fenders and dock lines
  • Complete set of Amel afterdeck cushions
  • (2) Cockpit tables (one large, one small)
  • Swim platform and side deck boarding ladder which doubles as passarelle with teak insert
  • Stainless steel hand rails
  • Full size folding bicycle
  • (4) 6 gallon jerry jugs
  • Amel electric diaphragm bilge pump rebuilt July 2017
  • New fresh water pressure pump 2018 with new accumulator tank 2021
  • (2) Frigoboat 6000 BTU air conditioning units for main and aft cabins. (serviced Oct. 2016)
  • Diaphragm manual bilge pump
  • 22 Max Prop feathering propeller
  • Spare fixed 3 blade bronze propeller
  • Amel retractable bow thruster (serviced by Amel 2019)
  • Teleflex push/pull manual wheel steering
  • Amel manual propane shut off valve
  • USCG safety package (new 2015)
  • (4) A/B/C fire extinguishers (1) automatic Co2 located in engine room
  • (3) Fafair Hobby TL 8000 BTU electric heating units

NOTE: Engine installed new by Amel Guadeloupe (2005) including new Hurth gearbox.

  • Engine hours: 1182 hrs (March 2021)
  • Replaced engine start battery October 2020
  • Engine bed Hydraulic motor mounts installed by Amel Martinique New 2018
  • Engine alarms
  • Upper C drive serviced BVI 2016
  • Lower C drive unit fully disassembled and serviced by Amel in Martinique 2018
  • New turbo charger (September 2020)
  • New engine exhaust elbow (September 2020)
  • New exhaust hose between muffler and exit port (February 2021)
  • Raw water sea strainer ‘Waterbox’ supplies water to engine, air conditioners, genset and watermaker – all from a single through hull.
  • Fresh water cooling for main engine and genset
  • (2) Fuel filters – Racor 500 plus engine mounted filter
  • Manual remote fuel shut off inside boat Emergency stop
  • Engine room automatic fire extinguishing system
  • Lower gearbox removed, disassembled and served by Amel Martinique 2018, upper gearbox removed and fully serviced October 2016
  • New Vetus coupling inserts Nov 2015
  • Redid generator insulation with higher quality sound deadening March
  • 2016
  • New spare alternator purchased (October 2020)
  • New spare auxiliary alternator purchased (October 2020)
  • New spare starter motor purchased (October 2020)
  • New spare engine oil cooler purchased (October 2020)
  • Backup water maker system purchased and partially installed. Remaining components onboard (June 2018).
Yacht name

My Motu




LOA: 52 ft 6 in
Beam: 15 ft 1 in
LWL: 41 ft 3 in
Minimum Draft: 6 ft 10 in
Maximum Draft: 7 ft 0 in
Displacement: 40000 lbs
Ballast: 12320 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 67 ft 0 in
Dry Weight: 35840 lbs


Total Power: 75 HP

Engine 1:
Engine Brand: Volvo
Year Built: 2005
Engine Model: D2-75
Engine Type: Inboard
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 1130
Drive Type: Other
Engine Power: 75 HP

Cruising Speed: 6 knots
Maximum Speed: 7 knots


Fresh Water Tanks: 2 (284 Gallons)
Fuel Tanks: 1 (50 Gallons)

Number of single berths: 7
Number of cabins: 3

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