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Melanea is a beautiful, elegant, streamlined boat designed and built in wood in Italy when wooden boat constructions were now rare because they were much more expensive than the fibreglass boats that had now conquered the nautical market. So it represents a cultural choice of a cultured owner who wanted a beautiful, expensive, unique boat, as was the case in the distant past. All our respect and esteem for Mr. Traverso, an old-fashioned gentleman who, after having been the owner of Gabriella, twin sister of Ilda, a famous double-ender built to a design by William Atkin in 1938, wanted to confirm his faith in wooden construction, and underlined it by commissioning Bruno Veronese to design his boat in 1969. At the time the most respected of traditional Italian designers even in Great Britain, where British magazines gladly published his designs, Veronese proposed a boat with traditional lines, a deep hull plan and with lines outside the fashions and standard evolution that was heading towards the IOR revolution.
To emphasise the noble difference with modern boats, it was built in mahogany and with varnished topsides . Like an 8 M racing yacht of the 1930s! The sleek lines and simple, no-frills interior make Melanea a very elegant boat with great seaworthiness and amusing performances for 4 people .
Built with a white-canvassed plywood deck, today the boat displays a refined teak deck built in the 2016 restoration
Volvo Penta 30 HP engine completely overhauled in the workshop at zero hours in 2017. Since then it has been used very little .
Fuel tanks 100 lt diesel
Water 150 lt
Sails, sheets, deck equipment of 2013 mainsail, genoa, jib, gennaker. all used very little.
After the first thorough restoration in 2006, Melanea has had other extraordinary maintenance in addition to continuous routine maintenance.
Since 2016 it has belonged to the current owner, who has carried out a new, substantially aesthetic restoration, building a teak deck with elegant white seams between the teak planks and restoring the topsides and hull Engine landed and overhauled at zero hours
Since 2016 Melanea has been used very little due to the too many commitments of the owner who in spring summer 2022 decided to carry out a new restoration, planking checks, painting, varnishing and decided to put her up for sale again at a very attractive price to quickly find a new passionate owner.
Marconi sloop of 12. 80 m, overall, width 3.05 m; has a draft of about 2. 5 m, tiller rudder; mast and boom are aluminium. Wooden planking construction, varnished mahogany planking. Teak deck on marine plywood.Restored in 2005/2006,received a second restoration in 2016 and extraordinary maintenance in 2022
Very simple but elegant interior . Only 4 bunks on a boat of almost 13 metres . What respect for the quality of life on board! which allows the 4 guests to have much more space for personal belongings, stowage and on-board necessities. From the bow, in addition to a large forward room for sails, sheets, ropes (bosun’s locker ) there is a cabin with two beds, bathroom, wardrobes; saloon with two bunks; kitchen and refrigerator and chart table; the ceiling height is everywhere 2 m.
Sloop Marconi di 12.80 m,fuori tutto,larghezza 3,05 m; ha un pescaggio di circa 2.5m,timone a barra,serbatoio per nafta da 80 litri ,2 serbatoi per l'acqua dolce in plastica per un totale di circa 100 litri,le vele sono rollafiocco e randa convenzionale cambiata nel 2006,albero e boma sono in metallo. Costruzione in tavole di legno, fasciame in mogano a vista. Interni molto confortevoli.Da prua oltre una ampia tuga prodiera per vele e altro,vi è una cabina a due letti,bagno,armadi,saloncino con due cuccette ; cucina e frigorifero e tavolo da carteggio;il soffitto è dovunque di 2 m. Restaurata (bene) nel 2005/2006, tutto originale tranne la randa che è nuova e il motore Volvo da 30HP anch'esso nuovo. Il progetto del 1970 è di Bruno Veronese, meglio noto come Capitan Black.ed è stata costruita dal cantiere Canaletti di la Spezia.
Posti letto complessivi 4.
Dopo il primo profondissimo restauro del 2006 , Melanea sotto l'attuale armatore ha avuto altre manutenzioni straordinarie oltre alla continua manutenzione ordinaria.
Sloop Marconi di 12.80 m,fuori tutto,larghezza 3,05 m; ha un pescaggio di circa 2.5m,timone a barra,