Unique, strong and seaworthy schooner, built in 1963, rebuilt 1993 into a sailing vessel.
Location Baltic Sea
Due to on-going charter commitments the Vessel can be handed over to a new owner earliest in Sept./Oct. 2018. Transfer of ongoing contracts can also be discussed, in this case earlier delivery is possible.
This sailing vessel AMAZONE is a 42 metre 138 (ft) large steel ship which was built by Laan & Kooy on 1963.
Perfect for safe and comfortable blue water cruising; 10 cabins for 23 guests, GM V8 engine ca. 250 HP, 2 generators 15 and 6 kVA, strong bowthruster. Modern interior of mahogany and cape marine board. Delivery date by mutual agreement; charter contracts need to be observed. Vessel is maintained to high standards.
Olivier van Meer was the architect on conversion from fishing vessel to the 42m (incl. bowsprit) schooner AMAZONE in 1992. Based on the hull of a fishing cutter, this vessel undergone a radical conversion that has given it a special character among the sailing charter boats available in the Netherlands. Her lovely sheer, balanced clipper bow, beautifully shaped deck saloon, well raked masts, optimal sailing performance and excellent finishing typify the work of the OVM office.
Sleeping 23 passengers and 2 qualified crew, sailing yacht AMAZONE used to be North Sea fishing cutter "Meyert Menno" until 1993. She could be described as a classic twin masted schooner.
"AMAZONE" - TWO MASTED TOP SAIL SCHOONER
Dimensions: 35,00 x 6,70 m
Draft: ca. 2,75 m
Accommodation: 7 two berthed and 3 three berthed cabins
Engine: Detroit diesel, GM V8, 183,9 KW / 250 HP
Overhauled 2012, now approx 300hp
Built: 1963 Laan & Kooy, Den Oever, the Netherlands
Hull shape: round bilged
TOP-vessel! Unique, Strong and Seaworthy Top Sail Schooner.
Built 1963, rebuilt 1993 into a sailing vessel.
Perfect for save and comfortable blue water cruising; 10 cabins for 23 guests.
2 generators 15 and 6 kVA, strong bow thruster (overhauled 2013).
Modern interior of mahogany and cape marine board.
Delivery date by mutual agreement; charter contracts need to be observed. Vessel is maintained to a very high standard.
VAT tax situation: ex BTW
Registered/cost: yes; costs for purchaser: notary and possible survey
Flag: Finnish (ex. Dutch)
Designer: Laan & Kooy // Olivier van Meer Design
Shipyard: Laan & Kooy, Den Oever, the Netherlands
Year built: 1963 as a fishing cutter, renovated into a sailing Vessel 1993/-94 according to Olivier van Meer’s designs
- Under Dutch flag the vessel was classed as "suitable for world wide use, but equipped for Baltic and Med.; 23 pass. hotelship and 36 pass. day trips in the Netherlands - RH class Z 1234 no ice".
- Now, under Finnish flag she is surveyed as “Special Purpose Ship” for "lähiliikenne" in Baltic Sea, British Islands, Iceland and partly Norway.
CE: not applicable
Length of hull: 35,00 m
Width hull: 6,70 m
Dimensions over all: 42,00 x 6,80 m
Draft: ca.: 2,75 m
Displ./tonnage: ca. 160 tons - 136 GRT
Air draft with standing mast: ca. 32,00 m
Headroom from-to: 2.20 - 2.50 m
Design, built, hull condition, conservation
Ballast: concrete in keel
Bulkheads: 7 construction bulkheads
Hull shape: round bilged
Material deck: steel, 28 mm teak (hard wood?) on aft deck
Material superstructure: steel
Floor construction: underlayment with inspection hatches on a steel frame, covered with carpet; the deckhouse has a steel floor covered with hardwood
Condition underwatership: mainly between 8 and 10 mm. 2011 & 2013 reports available on request
Double plating: none
Frequency dry check: yearly survey for classification (May 2013)
Last survey: May 2013, Measured with ultrasound 2011
Paint system: in 1993 sandblasted and coated with several 2 comp. layers; Underwater top layer is antifouling. New treatment 2011
Main engine: Detroit Diesel GM V8, 8 cil. diesel, 183,9 kW
(250 HP at 1.600 rpm), built approx 1972; 1992 and 2012 fully overhauled => approx 300hp
Gearbox: Masson hydraulic gearbox
Cooling: intercooling in engineroom
Speed powered by engine: ca. 8 knots
Propeller: 3 blades bronze, diam 1.10 m.
Bowthruster: Daf 575, diesel engine app. 105 HP. Overhauled 2013
Steering system: hydraulic wheel steering, and emergency tiller
Other installations and tanks
Generator: 1x Mitsubishi 4 cyl. 15 kVA, 1994; 1x in fore ship Mitsubishi 6 kVA
Hot water source: boiler on central heating
Water pressure system: 2 x hydrophor
Heating: Buderens G205 diesel burner for central heating system
Gas installation: steel gas storage, inspected 2011
Alternator: 35 A on main engine, for start batteries
Battery charger: Victron 40 A
Shorepower: 220 V connection
Inverter: Victron 24 V / 2500 W
Voltage: 12, 24, 220, 380 Volt
Batteries: 10(?) x 230 Ah + smaller start batteries (2012)
Sanitary: 5 x toilet, 5 x shower (with suction device)
Holding tank: approx. 4.300 l (black water) and 2.000 l grey water steel with man hatch
Fuel tank(s): approx. 3.000 l steel
Water tank(s): approx. 9.000 l steel with man hatch
Interior and inventory
Interior materials: mahogany and cape marine board
Soft furnishings: mattresses, curtains, seats
Cabins and berths: 7 two berthed cabins, 3 three berthed cabins
Stove: professional 6 burner gas-stove and oven
Refrigerator, freezer: 400 l refrigerator, 50 l freezer
Audio set: in deckhouse
charter inventory: kitchen equipment, cutlery, plates etc. etc. including bedding and bedclothes.
As far as goods are not in this list the ship will be delivered as to be inspected, without the private goods like clothing, pictures, paintings, tools.
Rigging, sails and winches
Rigging: Two masted Top Sail Schooner with bowsprit (main picture referres to a wishbone, but this has been removed)
Material mast(s): steel
Sailmaker: Kempers, white dacron, white UBS jib 2002 and outer jib 2000
Number of sails: 7 pc. mainsail is replaced in 2005
Sailarea up wind: 400 - 440 m2
Winches: 1x halyard winch
Sailcovers: for all sails except for the outer jib
Compass: magnetic fluid compass, plus extra compass as spare
Echo sounder: Seafarer
VHF: Debeg and Icom; 2 x handheld; SAILOR at Nav Area
Radar: Furuno 50 Miles, open aireal
Remaining: J Nav 500 GPS, Navtex, Epirb, Sart, DSC
FURUNO GPS-compass, FURUNO AIS, SCANTI MF/HF, PS with 19” screen
Safety equipment accoring to 2013 regulations
Groundtackle: oil bath winch 380 V
Anchor: 2 fisherman's anchors and ca. 240 m chain
Life rafts: 2 x 25 persons Viking
Survival suites: 25, Viking
Life jackets: 44 jackets
Safety buoys: 4
Detector: smoke alarm, central system
Fire-extinguishers: 6 x powder, fixed CO2 system in engine room
Bilge pump: on 220 V and 2 x 380 V and 1 movable 220 V
Navigation lights: 24 V
Tender: Viking(?) tender (2012) + Yamaha outboard engine 25 hp
Davits: on aft deck
Awning: specially made sail over the aftdeck
Vessel was completely rebuilt in 1993...-94 and since then well maintained and in very good condition
Due to change of flag & ownership in Feb 2011 she has been re-equipped according to finnish regulations.
crew cabin is situated in fore ship and offers a galley, bathroom and a double berth.
Built in 1963 in Den Oever, the Netherlands, she proofed her seaworthiness during the time she was used as a North sea fishing cutter. In 1993...-85 refitted into a luxorious charter sailing vessel according to Oliver van Meer design.
All tanks are seperate, so not integrated in the hull. Sails have been checked yearly.
The owner is unaware of any concealed defects which obstruct the normal use of the ship.
These data are given in good faith but are not guaranteed by the broker and cannot be used for contracts.
AMAZONE is at the moment registered to the Finnish Shipping Registry as "Special Purpose Ship" (TraFi)
TraFi has determided the Vessel for Baltic Sea, British Isands, Iceland, partly Norway.
Under Dutch flag she used to in category "RH class C 1234 no ice", so any Buyer considering f.ex. Dutch fleg, should have no problem registring her back to this category.