AMANTE benefits from owners who invested considerable time and energy into the initial equipment specifications, design modifications and interior décor/styling. The lifting keel is a particularly good cruising feature.
Since her launch in 2007, AMANTE has proven to be a fast, safe and extremely comfortable world cruiser with an excellent four cabin layout ideal for both private (in this case) or charter use.
Still under her original ownership and always well cared for the yacht has had continual upgrades and improvements. But particularly in 2015-17 the vessel has been refurbished and upgraded with work undertaken in Greece and in Italy.
Spring 2019 general service to underwater, including rudder and shaft out for 10-year checks, plus the mast is out for check and paint, and replacement of standing rigging is in process.
All of which combine to make a magnificent yacht.
The vessel has RCD / EU certification, category A.
HULL and DECK
Solid hand-laid Twaron reinforced fiberglass hull using vinylester resins and isophthalic gel coat
with epoxy barrier coating. There is a watertight collision bulkhead aft of forepeak locker.
In 2008 the hull was Awlgripped Stars & Stripes blue with clear coat, gold cove stripe, white boot
stripe and black bottom. There is a teak rubrail with stainless striker and six Lexan topside
Underwater hull was stripped, sanded and newly painted in January 2017
There is a teak rub-rail with stainless striker and six Lexan topside windows.
Centreboard configuration offers minimum draft of 8'6" with board up and a maximum of 12'4" with board down.
Fiberglass with balsa core, white gelcoat and molded-in tan nonskid.
"Scooped" transom with molded-in steps, swim platform and built-in swim ladder.
There is a transom garage door that opens hydraulically for easy access to extensive storage space with custom shelving, along
with large corner lazerette lockers each side, accessible on the aft deck.
On the foredeck, there is a deep forepeak locker with line hangers and separate split chain locker forward.
Teak toe rails are bare with rounded edges for easy maintenance.
All stainless deck hardware including grab rails, six stainless hatches, numerous opening portholes and dorade vents, double
anchor rollers, genoa tracks, mooring cleats, chocks etc.
Stainless bow protection plate added 2017
Stainless deck fairlead shields, added 2015
One of the many highlights of AMANTE’s design is the spacious cockpit with twin helm stations for easy access from the aft deck and great visibility while steering. The cockpit seating was customized by the owner to maximize seating for ten comfortably around a beautiful varnished 6’ teak table with built-in drink cooler.
Teak in cockpit new in Jan 2017
The twin helms are designed for short-handed sailing, with all sail controls within easy reach.
Each station can be engaged independently and features customized back-lit panels (2009)
ENGINE and MECHANICAL
Yanmar 4LHA-STP 240 hp diesel with drip-less shaft seal, shaft isolation coupler and Maxi 3-blade feathering propeller (propeller had a factory rebuild 2014)
Shaft cutters and line deflector for rudder
Flowscan fuel monitoring system
Electric oil change pump for main engine and generator
Dual Racor fuel filters with bypass valves for fuel polishing
Fuel tanks cleaned and fuel polished 2014
Fireboy automatic engine room fire extinguisher
Engine hours are currently 5126 (March 2019)
Bowthruster: Lewmar 300 kfg 24 volt (2 new batteries and charger 2016)
Generator: Fischer Panda 15 Kw/24 volt DC generator, new in 2011 (1760 hours as at March 2019).
Air-conditioning: Central dual-stage Cruisair chilled water air-conditioning system
Heating & hot water: Diesel fired furnace for continuous hot water and cabin heating.
11 gallon hot water tank and back-up electrical heating coil.
Water-maker: Spectra 40 GPH DC watermaker.
ACCOMMODATION and INTERIOR
Three ensuite owner/guest cabins, plus additional ensuite crew/guest cabin.
Finely crafted solid teak joinery work finished to a high level throughout the interior, including all flush mounted raised panel or louvered cabinet doors and burled fiddle inlays.
Cabin soles are satin finished teak with ebony inlays and custom locking mechanisms.
Head and shower areas are all painted white Awlgrip and feature Corian vanity tops, solid Corian sinks and heated towel racks.
Hanging lockers are lined with cedar.
There are Oceanair hatch screens/blinds throughout with motorized shades in main salon. Upholstery is custom leather, with custom mattresses, tasteful bedding, towels and other décor throughout.
There are also crew covers and sole covers.
Interior cabin sole was stripped and newly varnished spring 2017.
FORWARD GUEST STATEROOM:
Beginning forward is a private stateroom with a centre-line queen berth, seat and significant storage space including two large hanging lockers. There are two hull portlights and a deck hatch. An ensuite head is forward along with a shower stall shared with the port guest cabin.
PORT GUEST STATEROOM:
Forward of the main salon and to port is the second guest cabin, featuring a generous double berth, hanging locker and multiple drawers. There are three opening portholes and a deck hatch. A head and shower stall is across the passageway which can be closed off at night to provide ensuite access. New mattress 2017.
AMANTE’s main salon is quite spacious for a vessel of this size, due in part to her generous 18’ beam. A large L-settee is to port, with a beautiful burled table that expands as needed to accommodate six comfortably, and can be raised or lowered by electric lift. Two custom chairs are inboard with anchors for tie-down while underway. To starboard is a full length settee with an up/down flat screen TV hidden from view. The entire space feels light and open due to numerous hatches, white-trimmed deck port-lights and two hull windows.
Aft and to starboard is a U-shaped navigation station with easy access to the cockpit. There are built-in backlit switch panels, navigation instruments, a comfortable pedestal chair, plus remote control panels for the watermaker, furnace, fuel usage and tank monitors. The workspace also includes a chart table with custom storage for computer.
Navigation desk area re-varnished 2016.
Further aft and to port is a long walk-through galley that is fully equipped for comfortable living at sea or on anchor. There are several well thought out storage lockers for glass, dinnerware and appliances including a full pantry. Some of the many features include:
Granite countertops (inboard galley counter, sinks and faucets replaced Oct 2015).
Twin Frigoboat Stainless Steel front-opening DC refrigerator units (can be used as freezer units)
Frigoboat top opening DC freezer compartment
Novacool beverage cooler/refrigerator adjacent companionway for convenient day use
Force 10 propane stove with oven and granite cover
GE Advantium convection/microwave oven
Fisher & Paykel dishwasher drawer
Broan trash compactor
Instant hot water dispenser
Full complement of dishes, glasses, cutlery, galley ware, etc.
Full-sized stacked Miele stainless washer and dryer units at aft end.
(6) Opening portholes for exceptional light and ventilation.
230v Euro style outlets added to galley in 2016.
Galley cabinets were refinished 2016.
CREW QUARTERS/GUEST CABIN:
A passageway leads aft along the starboard side to the owner’s cabin with a roomy fourth cabin outboard – quite suitable for crew or guests --with over/under berths. Plus a private head and shower stall. There are two opening portholes in the head area.
The owner's private stateroom is located aft and features a large queen size berth on centerline with a bureau to port and seat/desk area to starboard. Extended beam is carried well aft to create a spacious, open cabin accentuated by twin hull port-lights, a deck hatch and six opening portholes. Owner’s bed had a new mattress in 2016. New TV installed 2017.
A private head with separate shower stall and opening porthole is found along the port side, with a passageway forward to the laundry and galley that can be opened when desired.
Raymarine GPS/Chart plotter with dual sensors, GS 125 glass bridge displays at each helm,
12” ES display in cockpit.
GS 165 glass bridge display at nav station.
Plus option to display on the salon TV screen.
Raymarine sailing instruments with speed, wind and depth in cockpit and repeaters at nav station.
Chart plotters upgraded to current generation 2017 with wi-fi and iPad integration.
Radar upgraded 2017 to Quantum digital wireless system.
Raymarine ST 6002 autopilot with remote at nav station, plus wireless remote
ICOM M-802 SSB
ICOM 504 VHF
Immarsat satphone with internet interface
Lenovo laptop (Oct 2015), fax, printer and interface with plotter, GPS, sat phone.
WiFi on mast with boat network – system upgrade 2015.
Cell phone repeater on mast
Deck camera viewable on nav station chart plotter screen.
Main salon widescreen 47” multi-region TV, with lift to hide from view.
Plus a 42” US TV on the forward bulkhead.
Custom flat screen TV in owner’s cabin hidden behind one-way mirror.
TV’s to salon and owner cabin upgraded 2017.
Flat screen TV’s in each double guest cabin.
Independent DVD players and audio amplifiers in each cabin (all iPOD ready).
Alpine entertainment management system to feed audio to all cabins and cockpit.
Jamo speakers and controls throughout.
Blu-Ray system added to saloon and aft cabin in 2017.
KVH Tracvision sat TV will track both US and Euro satellites.
Upgrade of satellite TV dish and electronics to current generation in 2017.
AMANTE features a customized electrical system whereby all AC functions are powered by multiple heavy-duty inverters, drawing from a large 24 volt battery bank that is charged directly from shore power or via a DC generator. In addition, all key systems – refrigeration, hydraulics, navigation, lighting, water, waste pumps, water heater, heads, water-maker – are DC based. This provides two primary advantages: universal shore power compatibility around the world, and the ability to run “quiet ship” for extended periods of time.
24 Volt DC electrical system with custom panels and full meters for managing current flow.
(2) 32 amp/240 volt shore inlets (both bow and stern) with multiple adapters.
(2) Victron isolation transformers able to handle shore power anywhere in the world.
(4) Victron 100 amp/24 volt battery chargers.
(6) Victron 3 Kw inverters to power all AC functions (with the exception of dive compressor and air conditioning, which runs off the generator).
Victron battery charger balancer added 2016.
Gen-set battery monitor added 2016.
Large house bank with Victron AGM 12 volt batteries, total 1,470 amp-hrs (all new spring 2017).
Separate battery banks for engine, generator, electronics and bow thruster.
Bow thruster battery new spring 2016; Battery for electronics new spring 2017).
Balmar 220 amp alternator in addition to standard 70 amp (NEW 2014).
Interior lights and dimmers retrofitted with LED lighting summer 2015.
Numerous shore cables and European adapters.
Electrical bonding system including two 3” copper strips bow to stern each side.
12-volt plugs in cockpit and at nav station.
Cabin fans at each berth and in main salon and galley.
Exhaust blowers for all heads.
Central vacuum system with toe-kick sweep inlets
Vimar light switches with dimmers throughout.
Custom monitor panels for easy fuel and water tank level management.
Rope accent and foot lighting throughout including cockpit.
Multi-colour selectable courtesy lights below.
Twin underwater lights at transom.
Transom stair lighting.
LED navigation lights.
Tecma automatic toilets with fresh water flush and custom controls. New toilet seats in 2017.
Pressurized fresh water with dual pumps.
Seagull IV-X6 water filtration system plumbed to all cold-water taps.
(3) Gray water tanks and (2) black water tanks, all fibreglass, each with custom monitor panel and automatic pump out.
Three automatic electric bilge pumps plus lazarette pump.
Manual bilge pump.
SAILS and RIGGING
Note: Mast out February 2019 and being painted, plus all standing rod rigging being replaced.
SPARS & RIGGING:
Forespar three spreader aluminium mast, painted white.
Navtec rod standing rigging.
Leisure Furl hydraulic in-boom mainsail furling system (boom painted 2014)
Furlex hydraulic genoa and staysail furlers (genoa furler rebuilt 2014)
Mast was unstepped in winter 2014 and had a full rig check including ultrasound.
PBO running backstays with retrieving lines (backstays replaced 2016).
Carbon spinnaker/whisker pole, stored on mast (painted 2014).
Navtec hydraulic boom vang and split backstay controls.
Boom preventer built-in.
Lewmar mainsheet traveller system.
Genoa and staysail sheets, mainsail sheet & mainsail halyard all new summer 2015
Steaming light; Foredeck light; Aft flood light; Up/down spreader lights.
Deck floodlight, mast down-lights and mast up-lights replaced to LED in summer 2015.
Doyle Hydranet full battened furling mainsail.
Doyle Hydranet 135% furling genoa.
Doyle furling staysail.
Doyle asymmetrical spinnaker.
DECK EQUIPMENT and FITTINGS
Winches (being re-chromed winter 2017-18):
Antal W 80-3 hydraulic self-tailing primary winches
Antal W 66 hydraulic self-tailing mainsheet and main/spinnaker halyard winches
Antal W 66 hydraulic self-tailing staysail/runner winches
Antal W 44 self-tailing traveller control winches
Antal W 52 self-tailing genoa and staysail halyard winches at mast
Remote wireless controls for furlers, main/spinnaker halyards and transom garage door
Anchoring & mooring:
Twin Lewmar hydraulic anchor windlasses.
50 kg Bruce anchor with 300’ ½” chain plus 150’ rode.
Delta 90 lb. anchor with 300’ ½” chain plus 150’ rode.
Fenders and dock lines. Shoreline reel and cord for stern tie.
Carbon fibre passarelle / gangway.
Teak/stainless side boarding ladders, port and starboard.
Anchor wash-down pump (fresh and salt water)
AB 13 AL dinghy with aluminium bottom (2012), with storage covers.
Honda 30 hp outboard motor (2012).
Tender stows on Simpson stainless steel dinghy davits with electric hoist.
Spring 2019 general service to underwater, including rudder and shaft out for 10-year checks, plus the mast is out for check and painting, and replacement of standing rigging is in process.
Spring 2020 service works in process include turbo replaced, helm panels replaced and updated, anchors and anchor chains re-galvanised, mainsail cover replaced, one-way mirror covering the aft TV replaced, grey water tank panel replaced, new bottom paint and Maxprop service and propspeed.