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Amel Super Maramu - SOLD

£199,950 GBP

Classic Blue Water Sailing Ketch.

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Lying: United Kingdom

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Manufacturer / modelAmel Super Maramu - SOLD
NameFolie a Deux
New or usedUsed
Price£199,950 GBP
Tax / VAT statusPaid / included
Price commentClassic Blue Water Sailing Ketch.
LyingSouthampton, United Kingdom


Length overall16.00 m
Length waterline12.60 m
Displacement16,000 kg
KeelFin keel


1999 Amel Super Maramu For Sale.

Sorry, unfortunately this yacht is now SOLD

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Classic 53ft Blue Water Cruising Ketch.

The last of the Super Maramus before the Super Maramu 2000, this yacht is hull N0.239 and the 2000 editions started at hull N0.240. We are told that this particular yacht incorporated a number of features and details that were then found on the 2000.

In the same and only second ownership for the last 17 years or so, she is owned by an ex Royal Navy serviceman who purchased her with the intention of taking her blue water sailing. Unfortunately life and business took over and the trip did not happen and she has been hardly used since 2004. Please see the owner's comments below for more details.

As a consequence some of her systems (mainly domestics) have not been used in recent years, so may require servicing or updating, however she had new sails in 2017 and new batteries in 2020.

Lying Southampton.

VAT Status: UK VAT Paid


Yacht Name: Folie a Deux

Make & Model: Amel Super Maramu

Year: 1999

Hull Material: GRP

Keel Type: Fin

Length Overall: 16 m

Length Over Waterline: 12.60 m

Beam: 4.60 m

Draft: 2.05 m

Displacement: 16 T

Fuel Tankage: 600 Lts

Water Tankage: 1000 Lts

Engine Make and Model: Volvo TMD22

Engine HP: 78 

Engine Hours: Less than 150 hrs in current ownership from 2004, before that unknown   

Date Last Engine Service: July 2020   

Sail Drive or Shaft Drive: Shaft

Age of Standing Rigging: 17 years +

Date Last Antifouled: August 2021


Number of dedicated sleeping cabins: 3 (including passage cabin)

Total number of berths in sleeping cabins: 5

Additional berths in saloon: 1   
Number of Heads: 2 (Both electric)

Number of holding tanks: Each sea toilet has a small GRP holding tank which can be emptied via a deck fitting.  

Climma 2 way air conditioning fitted saloon forward and aft cabins. Eberspacher diesel heater, (never used in current ownership, will require service) separate fitted electric fan heater for Captain's cabin plus several portable heaters.
Dishwasher (Powers up but not used in current ownership)
Ice maker
Two chest freezers in the saloon which can be used as fridges
Thomson washing machine (Powers up not used in current ownership)
Twin sink
Force 10 gas Gimbal cooker    

All white sails replaced in 2017 (old sails kept as spares)
x 2 Amel Ballooners Amel design (Substitute for spinnakers. 2 can be rigged from Mizzen and Mainmast)    

Bermudan Ketch rig. All sails can be furled /unfurled from the cockpit. Main/Foresail uses electric uses Amel designed electric motors in alloy bodies. The Mizzen uses uses a Lewmar power winch and manual winches for outhaul.
Lewmar Chrome self-tailing winches
Antal Genoa cars and tracks Genoa fairlead cars
Lewmar mainsheet and mizzen cars provided
Fuel and freshwater fillers to cockpit
Two blackwater pump out fittings
Lofrans electric anchor winch (switches at winch and helm)
Amel electronic chain counter
Main anchor Stainless steel plough 60lbs
Second anchor Alloy fortress larger model
Anchor cable circa 9.5mm diameter galvanised
Bow roller
Alloy cleats and fairleads
Paratech sea anchor in fore deck locker.    

Amel designed bow thruster lowered and raised electrically from the cockpit. Access to the unit is easy behind a vinyl panel in the forecabin.
A stripper type rope cutter is fitted
Bronze Brunton 22 inch diameter 3 blade self feathering Autoprop fitted
Spare prop in the engine room

Plastimo Olympic 135 compass
Echo sounder B&G analogue
Echo pilot digital forward looking echo sounder (not currently functioning)
Radar Furuno
Shipmate RS 8300 VHF
Icom ICM 710 MF/HF set
Car radio
Clock (Needs new battery)
Volvo Penta panel (Replacement)
Two VHF aerials fitted to mast head
B&G wind speed
B&G wind direction
B&G multi instrument
Furuno D-Fax Navtex
Iridium Sat Phone
Navlamps:- port/stb pulpit, stern,decklight,mast head, anchor     

Car radio
Small flatscreen freeview tv
Portable aerial
DVD player    

All batteries renewed in 2020
12v engine starter battery
24v DC battery suite providing 400AMPhrs
Victron Inverter/Charger
Mastervolt 24/50amp battery charger
Digital battery fitted in the galley
Boat accepts 115/230v ac shore supply
Shore supply and 230v circuit breaker panel
12vDC/24vDC circuit breaker Panel

Onan 6.5KVA water cooled naturally aspirated diesel engine Serviced 2020 (Must be pre primed prior to start to prevent impeller damage). 

Raymarine ST 7001+ Autopilot
Desallator Watermaker 445 hrs (Will require servicing never used in current ownership)
Lifesling (new)
One horsehoe Buoy (new)
Two boathooks
Optronics handheld searchlight
Small Mobri type radar reflector to main mast
Firdell Blipper type fixed to Mizzen mast

General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as life rafts, Epirbs, fire extinguishers and flares etc. are usually personal to the current owner(s) and if being left on-board as part of the sale of a used vessel may require routine servicing, replacement, or changing to meet a new owner’s specific needs.

Roll up inflatable dinghy
Wooden oars
Yamaha 4 stroke standard shaft Outboard
Portable plastic dinghy pump    

Several fenders
Amel alloy Passarelle
Huge amount of onboard engine/ Onan generator spares
Lots of electrical spares
Small ironing board and iron
Electric kettle
Cleaning gear
Cutlery, pots, pans,
Barbecue gear
Cockpit table (fitted behind helmsman’s chair)
Cockpit shower
Electric air pump fitted in Lazarette stbd side to blow up dinghy


I am the second owner of the boat having bought in 2004 from a surgeon who used it as his London accommodation after bringing it to Europe and cruising the Mediterranean for 4 years. I bought it with the intent of retiring early in 2006 and going cruising, unfortunately this did not happen and the boat has not left the Solent area since bringing her down from St Catherine’s Dock London in December of 2004. I have mainly used the boat for entertaining business clients who came down for drinks and the odd trip out on the Solent during the Summer months. The sad fact is the boat has hardly had any use in the 17 years I have owned it. I kept hoping that I would be able to get away from my Telecomms business at some point however it did not happen. I am a pensioner now and I have left it too late for ocean going trips. The boat will need updating electronically, Navaids mainly, as I never needed them for the sailing I did. I am ex Royal Navy so did all my navigating using charts and visual fixing. This boat can be sailed single handed (one of the main reasons I bought it) which I have done on several occasions as all the controls come into the cockpit and the bow thruster is very effective when berthing (you can turn this boat 360 degrees in its own boat length). The engine room is well laid out and easy to work in. Amel boats are renowned for their quality craftsmanship and attention to detail and I can honestly say I have thoroughly enjoyed owning her.

LYING: Southampton.

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