There is nothing like the feel of a timeless, ultra-capable world cruising vessel. Amorosa is just such a boat. With plenty of waterline and outstanding performance on the wind, this Sparkman & Stephens design was superbly built without regard to expense by Robert Derecktor. From the massive oversized standing rigging sporting huge chainplates and turnbuckles, to the many thoughtful design features such as the brilliant propane locker ingeniously hidden under the forward hatch slide and the roll down windows in the raised saloon, no detail has been overlooked. For the cruisers out there, she features a drop keel (currently secured in the raised position) with a maximum draft of 11’ 6” and a minimum draft of 6’ 6” allowing access to far more anchorages than most mono-hulls in this size range. Her current owner states that her upwind performance does not seem to suffer with the keel raised. Then there is the recent half million dollar refit including compete removal of the original teak decking and re-plating with aluminum, completely re-engineered machinery space with 6’ ceiling height and room to stand and walk around the 2004 John Deer 6.8L main engine, updated galvanic isolation, all new electrical panels, new 8V batteries, converters, chargers, inverter, all new marine grade wiring, Twin Disc gear with hydraulic shaft break, Northern Lights 8kw main genset, Entec-West 4.2kw auxiliary genset, Mariner MK II 6-person life raft, EPIRB (Canadian Registered), water maker, new canvas, gorgeous brightwork, new refrigeration system, compact steam washer/dryer, 350’ of 3/8 tested G43 anchor chain and approximately 250’ of 7/8 rode with three anchors (CQR, Bruce, and fisherman style), high water alarm, CO2 Fire Suppression System with on deck remote activation, 8’ Boston Whaler Squall dinghy with 2hp Outboard, autopilot, MFD (plotter), radar, sounder, wind station, compass, VHF, and more. There way too many custom features and upgrades to mention here. If you are serious about cruising and you want a unique, spectacular boat that will turn heads, Amorosa is not to be missed.
Shown by appointment only. Contact Roy Merlino at 916-595-7500 to arrange access.