AMANTE was custom built by Delta Marine in Seattle Washington USA and launched in 1994. In 1984 Delta Marine was approached by a client and asked to build a "yacht" quality ocean passagemaker based on the the powerful lines of Delta's Alaska commercial seiner hull for a dream of a lifetime circumnavigation. Under power, and with family and friends along to share the adventure. Safety, reliability, range and comfort were the objectives of the design brief. Here we have an experienced Yachtsman on a mission and with a vision. Based on their successful commercial industry experience and the powerful lines of the Delta hull designed by noted Naval Architect Steve Seaton the quest was on! This first in this series of boats Delta launched was the incredibly successful and beautiful ZOPILOTE. Two years and 35,000 nautical miles later passaging under power was a reality and the "Expedition" class vessel was born. AMANTE is an excellent example of this design and the craftsmanship each and every Delta receives. AMANTE is ready for any NZ cruising adventure or a trip to the Islands. AMANTE is a small ship with "big boat" systems in a size easily managed by a couple, two couples or a small family.
AMANTE was painted from the top of the mast to the bottom of the keel in late 2019. The bottom was taken back to bare fiberglass, the hull faired and prepped to deliver an incredible finish. AMANTE will not disappoint and will meet the expectations of any rigorous inspection.
** America's Cup 2021 - This boat will make the perfect platform to enjoy the racing and atmosphere only the Cup can offer. Contact me about making this vessel your "base" for all of the events and activities leading up to and including the racing on the incredibly beautiful Hauraki Gulf. Once the Cup is won AMANTE can take you on the cruise of a lifetime across the Pacific and back home to the USA, Canada or Europe **
Please contact Jason Dicks - Owner's Central Agent to arrange a viewing or to request any additional details.
Mobile - +64 22 677 2446 or email email@example.com
AMANTE is a true pilothouse layout with side access doors on both sides of the helm station and a full Portuguese Bridge forward. On the foredeck the ground tackle is easily managed here or from the helm. This ground tackle has been carefully thought out and over engineered, when properly deployed - an easy night's sleep will be your reward! Up a short ladder from the Boat Deck to the Flybridge, you will find a full helm station with engine controls, engine instrumentation, electronics and port and starboard wing stations to make docking easily accomplished from either side of the boat. There are (2) pedestal helm chairs in addition to a settee with storage below. Back down to the pilothouse, most operation of the of the vessel underway is done from the raised helm seats (comfy for those long runs and overnight passages) with easy to read instruments, well placed engine and thruster controls, complete and ergonomically placed electronics. The pilothouse also features an "L" shaped raised seating area to starboard with table and a single "watch-berth" behind. There is a desk/workspace area to port and storage here for navigation gear. To complete the "cruising in style" theme is a fridge for cold drinks and a coffee bar locker for hot drinks underway.
Down seven easy steps from the Pilothouse to the main level of the boat. Entering the main deck from the cockpit you find yourself in a "near" full beam salon that easily seats 10 to 12 guests or family or could easily do "drinks and nibbles" for 20. To port is a large 5 seater sofa with a beautiful raised teak table for meals, drinks or board games. To starboard is another large seating area that features a custom sofa for 5 and two occasional chairs. The entire salon is finished in a warm teak with contrasting colours and touches that draw you in to the comfort and relaxation this space offers. All new "soft goods" and carpet throughout in 2017. There is a custom entertainment system, large screen TV (installed for easy viewing anywhere in the salon) and LED lighting throughout. This salon size is hard to find in 75-80 foot vessels. There is a three-seat breakfast bar that divides the salon from the galley and provides a casual space for occasional meals, snacks for the kids or a great position to share the Galley area with the cook. Forward, past the breakfast bar to starboard is a true "Chef's galley". "Starry Night" Quartz countertops ad an element of elegance and practicality to the Galley. Quartz tops are more durable and are scratch and scorch proof, so the average kitchen spill will not harm the surface. Full size "house" refrigerator, full size "house" stove and oven, dishwasher, trash compactor and coffee machine. Nothing is missing from this galley and nothing to upgrade. To port of the Galley is a large bar area forward with glass and bottle storage, access to the lower cabin area is also to port. The stateroom located on the main deck is forward and to starboard and features a twin bed arrangement with ensuite head compartment, electric head, stall shower, sink, vanity and excellent storage. Continuing forward there is a passageway to port that is completely dedicated to pantry style storage providing the space that can keep you underway for months at a time. All the way forward on the main level is the Equipment room including a full stand up workbench and stair access to the engine room below. The engine room is a testament to excellence in design and systems engineering derived from Delta Marine's commercial marine experience.
The Master stateroom and third stateroom are located one level down and accessed via a stairway opposite the galley. The Master features a Queen size walk around bed, large built in settee, sumptuous fabrics and finishes. Here there is a queen size, walk-around bunk situated in the middle of the compartment. To starboard is a lounge/settee with bookshelves and special reading lights, to port is the large head/shower compartment. Hidden in the forward bulkhead is the Master's entertainment center. w/ TV and Nakamichi sound equipment. There is abundant gear storage in both hanging lockers and drawers. Easy to be away on this boat for several months or years. The 2nd stateroom on this level also features and Queen berth, ensuite head with shower compartment and abundant clothes and gear storage.
"Starry Night" Quartz countertops add an element of elegance and practicality to the Galley. Quartz tops are more durable and are scratch and scorch proof, so the average kitchen spill will not harm the surface. Full size galley w/ shoreside amenties. Full size "house" refrigerator, full size "house" stove and oven, "house" size pantry, separate refrigeratrion and freezer options, abundant dish and dry good storage, new dishwasher, trash compactor and coffee machine. Nothing is missing from this galley and nothing to update.
Thermador #ESC30B electric convection ovenw/4 burners, griddle and grill, range hood
Gaganau electric grill (Cockpit)
Astoria automatic espresso machine
Kitchen Aid #KUCS181T trash compactor
Dishwasher (NEW 2018)
Thermador #WD24 warming drawer
Vitantonio Tortilla Chef
Fagor pressure cooker
Grunert/Marine Air Systems freezer in cockpit (huge)
Down a semi-spiral stairway from the galley (port side), the laundry/linen locker is forward from the passageway. Whirlpool large capacity thin-twin combo machines are nicely fitted into this space which also includes a extractor fan in the compartment.
To reach the pilothouse, enter through doors from either side deck or ascend the
stairway from the galley area. Here there are twin helm seats facing the console with instrumentation and controls forward. Behind the helm chairs is a U-Line day fridge and coffee/hot drink station. Additional engine and navigation instrumentation is overhead of the helm area. A large chart table and drawers for chart storage are to port. Aft to starboard is an "L" shaped dinette followed by a "watch" berth. To port is an office/ships management area with built-in desk and swivel chair. The Pilothouse is an extraordinarily accommodating and useful command station which defines the vessel's long-range goals. A "Portuguese Bridge" permits access to the bow from either side of the deck; as well as the starboard side boarding gate via an exterior stairway.
Ritchie MagTonic electronic compass and
Danforth Constellation compass
Ritchie Powerdamp compass
SEA 2250 SSB radio
SEA 225 SSB radio
(2) Icom IC-M125 VHF radios
(4) Icom M5 6 VHF radios
(2) Standard Communications HX350S handheld waterproof VHF radios
(4) Radio Shack PTT FM personal radio Transceivers
Trimble Navigation NavTracXL GPS
Furuno Navnet GPS
Furuno Navnet C-MAP NT-CVI 15" LCD
Dimmable flat Chart Plotter system
Furuno DFAX weather fax
Furuno 81000D 72 mile radar
Furuno 11931 36 mile radar
Furuno WASP Sonar System (NEW 2017)
(2) Speedtech hand held digital depth sounders
W-H AP-12D autopilot
W-H AP3 autopilot (backup)
B&G network wind with (2) display units
B&G speed and log with (4) display units
Panasonic Hybrid System with (7) telephones
The Stick voice/fax/modem call processor
Panasonic Easa-phone answering system
Nera Worldphone Liberator satellite telephone
Sea Tel 2498E satellite television
Trimble Galaxy Inmarsat C/GPS TNL7100 C-SAT
B&G network depth with (4) display units
The engine room is reached via a passageway, port side on the main deck, forward of the guest stateroom. Entering the Workroom/Engine room you first encounter a beautifully organised and set up equipment/work space affording easy access to controls and systems for the watermaker, air-conditioning, and battery charging systems.
Cummins KT-19M 6 Cylinder 425hp "detuned" Turbocharged Diesel w/ "get home" capability utilising one of the two Northern Lights generators w/ a hydraulic PTO unit. Keystone pneumatic exhaust bypass valve.
Twin Northern Lights Generators:
25kW (13,188 Hours w/ recent rebuild)
36kW (6519 Hours)
American Bow Thrusters (Bow and Stern)
Koopnautic FAL 124 AVA Controls w/ Naiad 402 Stabilizers
ZF BW-161 Marine Transmission
All NEW house batteries (2018)
(2) Xantrax 3kW Inverter/Chargers
Mathers MicroCommander Pneumatic Controls (5 stations) w/Troll Valve control
(5) S/S Accumulator tanks
Speedaire Auxillary Air Compressor
Baldor new lube oil pump and 40 gallon Oil tank
Baldor used oil pump and 40 gallon Oil tank
Baldor pump with Worcester valve and manifold system
Sea Recovery SRC 1200 AM Watermaker (50 gallons/hour)
Media filter, oil/water separator, UV sterilizer and remote monitor panel
(4) Thruster control stations - PH, port and starboard wing stations and aft steering station
Marine Air reverse cycle Air Conditioning w/ Micro Air 5hp "ramp" starter
(10) Marine Air Systems Air Handlers and Hydronics Digital Control Panels
FloScan 6500/6600 Flow Meter
Tank Tender System
(2) A.O. Smith 25 gallon water heaters w/ Grundfos hot water circulation pumps
Aft port diesel tank - 1200 US gallons (approx. 4668 liters)
Aft starboard diesel tank - 1200 US gallons (approx. 4668 liters)
Forward diesel tank - 700 US gallons (approx. 2723 liters)
Day diesel tank - 30 US gallons
Upper Deck Tender fuel station - 120 US gallons (approx. 467 liters)
Forward fresh water tank - 533 US gallons (approx. 2075 liters)
Aft fresh water tank - 391 US gallons (approx. 1520 liters)
Black water - 231 US gallons (approx, 900 liters)
Grey water - 110 US gallons (approx. 430 liters)
Panamax surge protector
Panasonic 40" World Format LCD TV
Sony 14” KV-PG14 World Format TV
CVI 15” LCD dimmable flat screen
Sony DVP-NS530 World Format DVD
Sony DVP-NS305 World Format DVD
(2) Nakamichi RE1 receivers & MB1 CD players
(2) ADS L300 C speakers
(2) ADS C400is speakers
(2) KEF 101/2 speakers
(2) KEF 102/2 speakers
(2) Boston Voyager outdoor speakers
Adcom GFS3 speaker switch
Aft of the pilot house and reachable from the aft deck via a ladderway is the boat deck with it's centerline mounted hoist. (This arrangement permits lifting in a 170 degree radius).
A steering station is located aft on the port side with good visibility for backing maneuvers, with the dinghy located on the starboard side there is ample room to port for lounging or carrying additional gear.
Accessed from the boat deck via a SS ladderway, the flybridge features wing stations (port and starboard) as well as a centerline helm station. There are twin helm chairs and an "L” shaped settee.
Easily accessed from the "Portuguese Bridge", the fore deck offers extensive lazerette storage as well as an excellent working platform for anchoring and line handling.
The aft deck is reached through the transom gate from the swim step. Centered inboard against the transom is an enclosure for the barbecue which also houses a small sink, the shore side electrical connections and washdown bib. A wet locker is located beneath the ladder that leads to the boat deck). A large capacity Grunert/Marine Air Systems Freezer is against the cabin trunk on the starboard side. There is a large lazerette below deck with port and starboard hatches providing access to the steering gear, hydraulic pack, refrigeration compressor, dive gear, dive tanks and a compressor. There is extensive storage here for additional deck gear, chairs, tables and misc. equipment.
The door to the main salon is just port of the centerline
Shore boat/tender is a Novurania center console design with a large Yamaha 60hp 4- Stroke High Thrust O/B for power located to starboard of the lifting boom on the boat deck.
Nick Jackson hydraulic crane rated to 1500 lbs. w/14' reach, pickup stem, port and starboard.
Kolstrand hydraulic deck winch w/90' of 3/4" stainless chain and 600' 3/4" galvanised wire
300 lb stainless steel navy anchor
Fortress FX-125 stern anchor
Bauer Utilus 10-El dive compressor
Deck washdown system w/3hi-pressure connection areas (cockpit, upper aft deck, and forward deck)
(2) Maxwell winches #3500 VC 24V 100TDC wide drums with foot switches
(2) Glendinning Cablemaster M439D/HE/3GL power cable winders
*** Not all safety gear will be in Certification, Purchaser should verify all dates ***
V-Mac 5500 Sea Hornet alarm system
Crewsaver 6F Cat 1 life raft
MOM 9 man overboard module
Alden 406 EPIRB
Kahlenberg air horns
(2) Sea Fire 1301 Halon automatic\manual cylinders over main engine
(1) Sea Fire 1301 Halon automatic/manual cylinder over engine room work area
(1) Sea Fire 1301 Halon automatic/manual cylinder over aft lazerette
(9) additional hand held US Coast Guard approved ABC fire extinguishers
Red parachute solas flares
Red handheld solas flares
Water proof canisters
AMANTE was designed, engineered and built with offshore passagemaking in mind. The reputation of the Delta/Seaton designed hull underway and on passage has no rivals.
AMANTE is an EXCELLENT example of the quality boats Delta Marine builds. The interior is relaxing, restful and all teak as opposed to some of her sisterships. Truly "yacht" quality. AMANTE is in EXCELLENT cosmetic and mechanical condition and is ready to venture offshore on a moments notice. Just add fuel, food and go!
Positioned in Auckland New Zealand she presents an excellent opportunity for a Buyer who is ready to do some cruising in NZ and then off to the islands at the beginning of next season. AMANTE's range, storage and redundant systems allow her to travel far beyond the local horizon.
Dreaming of cruising under power? In total safety, comfort and luxury?
AMANTE awaits! Let your adventure begin!!
*** Owner's personal gear, tools, navigation charts and equipment, artwork and accessories are excluded from the sale ***