* YOB (hull): 1942 by Chantiers C.Meyntjens+fils (Antwerp, Belgium) * Design by Sparkman & Stephens
* Served as a patrol boat without rigging during remainer of WW2
* YOB (yacht): 1956 by De Vries Lentsch (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
* Major Refits in 1968 /Scaramanga, Greece & 1998 / Almerimar, Spain
* Minor Refits in 2007/2008 Mast, Rig & Sails in Italy & 2013/2014 Hull & Structural in Morocco
* 64′ /20m (LOA)
* 13,11′ /4,25m (Beam)
* 9′ (2,9m) (Draft)
* Full (long) Keel
Remark: Due to “Amor Maris” being rather “slim” (by modern standards) one of the usual 16m berths in Marinas will serve her perfectly thus potentially reducing marina-fees quite a bit!
* Hull: Hot riveted steel plates on steel frames – replaced almost entirely during major refit 1968/Greece.
* Deck: During the refit in 1968 the original deck of some 30mm was replaced by an unbelievable 68mm of solid teak taken from a 100 year old cargo ship!
Teak is bolted directly onto the steel-deck frames, no steel-deck in danger of rusting away inbetween!
* Superstructure: Solid old Teak and Magoganny varnished and meticulously maintened.
* Interior: Solid old Mahoganny (no plywood!)
* Sloop (the original yawl-design seems to have been sacrificed for a more modern sloop rig during the 1968 refit)
* Stainless steel (over-dimensioned) on solid chain-plates
* Aluminum mast
(Mast and Rigging new in 2007, Italy)
* Full Batten / 3-Reef/ Main, Hood, excellent condition. (2008)
* Lazy-Jack & Lazy-Bag System, UK-Sailmakers, Benalmadena, (2013)
* Roller-Furling Genova, Hood, excellent condition (2008) – currently receiving a new UV-strip.
* Profurl Elite furling system (overhauled 2013/2014)
* Genacker “in the sock”, Hood, (2009)
* 3 x Lewmar Halyard-Winches + 4 x Andersen Sheet-Winches (self-hauling) – overhaul 2013/2014;
* Full Attached
* Hydraulic Wheel Steering (heavy duty & massive)
* Autopilot (seperate hydraulic system) constant heavy duty pump
Remark: Entire steering has received a total refit during 2013/2014 with all new, hand made thru-hull, bushings & bearing, and entire assembly!
Engine: Volvo 140hp MD70A rebuilt 2005 & 2013/2014 (a fabulous engine, giving 7kts @ 1600RPM & 7L/hr)
Prop: Massive 3-Blade Bronce
Gear: Hydraulic with Morse MT Single
Generator: EMI 4,5KW Diesel in a sound-proof box
* Diesel: 1.000 Litres (2 x 500)
* Fresh Water: 1.000 Litres (2 x 500)
Both tanks have been opened, checked, found perfectly clean and closed up again in 2014;
New double Water-Seperator/Diesel Filter System with manual cross-over has been installed late 2013
* Grey-Water Tank ~ 250 Litres (Only for showers and sink in Galley)
* Elctro-Hydraulic heavy duty Windlass, driven by a pump attached to main engine.
* 2 x Heavy Patent Anchors with 45m of 12mm chain each
* 1 x CQR-Anchor with 120m of 12mm chain
* 1 x light stern anchor, CQR, 20m Chain + 40m rope
* 2 x Dinghi-anchors with a little chain and rope
12V dedicated starter of Generator
24V dedicated starter of Main Engine
24V House System (140Ah Traditional + 280 Ah Gel / new in 2013/2014)
220 V (Shore-power or Generator)
2 x Alternators (1x 50A & 1x 100A)
Dedicated Battery-Charger (220V-24V)
Mastervolt Dakar Heavy Duty Battery-Charger and 2,5KW Inverter (24V->220V) – Spare (not installed yet / new 2013)
Remark: All lights have been changed to “warm-LED” reducing total power consumption to just a little more than 2(!) A!
(Plenty of spares. Chart Tabe & Doghouse either red or white light)
Remark 2: Wiring is excellent except for a few alterations that were obviously made at a later date and have not been completed to a professional & adequate standard. These are currently being taken care of by us “step by step”.
* Automatic Pilote Decca Pilot 150 (A wonderful piece of equipment!)
* Radar Koden 3420 (currently unsolved connection error)
* STOWE Wind, Speed & Direction, Debth/Sounder & Boat-Speed
* C-MAP monochrome Ploter Marine GPS 200
* GARMIN Back-Up Plotter (installed at chart table)
* 2 x Handheld GPS Receivers (new in 2013)
* Binoculars with built in Compass
* Electronic Bearing Compass (Autohelm)
* 3 x Hand-Held ICOM VHF
* Helm mounted water-proof cover for iPad
* Multiple Fire Extinguishers
* Flares & other pyrothecnics
* Life-Ring with floating line & light
* Life-Lines on Deck
* 8 Pers. Liferaft in Bag in SS-fitting at stern (new in 2013)
* ZODIAC Dinghi
* 10HP 4-stroke Outboard (new 2014)
* Well sheltered aft cockpit additionally protected by “dog-house”
* Raised Deckshouse with Salon and folding table
* Very private Owners-Stateroom aft with double-bunk, chart table, seating “library”-area, large closets, seperate shower and toilet, accessible as well directly from dog-house/cockpit as from the salon.
* “walk in” Engineroom below Salon (very good sound insulation)
* Well ventilated Galley a few steps down from Salon with large double-butterfly hatch above
* Double fridges (only one currently in operation)
* Shower / Toilet for guest cabins
* 2 Guest Cabins for two each, with upper and lower bunks (Starboard one with its private sink!) Good ventilation by deck-hatches.
* Forward- /Crew-Cabin with seperate direct access from deck.
* Large storage aft- & foreward (aft-foxle and chain-area)
* Total of 8 bunks in 4 Cabins (+ Salon if table is lowered)
* Anual Varnish of superstructure (recently completed)
* Anual check & replacement of Anodes and Antifouling (recently completed)
* Engine Oils and Cooling Water to be changed anualy (done recently)
* Hull painted (bi-anully, done recently – but there is an adherence problem of top-coat with primer at waterline, not looking too nice, needs adressing at next dry-docking)
The Owner says:
After 35 years of extensive blue water sailing we chose “AMOR MARIS” and thus a “Classic” made of steel quite deliberatly.
She is an elegant and smooth sailor, doing 5kts at 8kts of wind while she also did proof that she does also handle more than plenty of wind and rough seas as gracefully offering way more comfort to those aboard than any of the more modern “plastic”-boats ever will.
With the ever increasing amount of garbage (all the way to huge containers!) polluting the seas there really is no alternative to steel for blue water cruising.
Other than having to routinely take care of superficial rust marks steel simply is stronger & therefore it also demands less maintenance. If it needs be it can be repaired very easily without great expense.
Some 72 (!) years ago “AMOR MARIS” stood her ground in the rough seas of the northern Atlantic serving in an awful war – we have done some 2.000+ miles within a few month, most during the winter, and she did proof again and again that there seems to be nothing weather can throw at her that would impress her too much.
What an absolutely fabulous vessel – if she only would not be too small for our needs……
When it comes to comfort at sea and seaworthiness there is little that could beat a classic coming from the drawing board of the likes of Olin Stephens (Sparkman & Stephens), John G. Alden, Francis Nat Herreshoff or William Fife.
This said, AMOR MARIS is additionally unique because of her steel construction, which made it ahead of its time, as other classic vessels of its period where made of wood.
Please follow this link for a Complete Survey conducted by the previous owner in 2012;
However: That surveyer did “miss” a number of deficiencies we had to painfully deal with after our purchasing her.
In either case we would like to state that not only all deficiencies noted by that surveyor have since been taken care of but a great number of further issues have been solved. Needless to say that a vessel of 72years – some of which served during WorldWar II(!) – does require constant maintenance and even more “TLC”.