1998 Chantier Amel Super Maramu

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1998 Chantier Amel Super Maramu

Grenada W.I. , GD




It is generally accepted that the difference between a boat and a yacht is the attention to detail exercised by both the designer and the builder. The Amel Super Maramu is a prime example of this distinction in: safety considerations, construction considerations, décor considerations, security considerations, and handling considerations, both under power and under sail. One is instantly aware of these considerations upon boarding S/v Surreal, for not only have these original traits been maintained, the owners have made necessary repairs and improvements in keeping with this concept. The owner purchased the boat in the Martinique and has spent the last two years sailing up and .down the Caribbean chain. Unfortunately, changing times have dictated that ‘Surreal’ be put on the market much sooner than intended. She is in ‘sail away’ condition and looking for her next adventure.

Viewing by appointment at our Grenada Office 473 403 9296.


Full Specs


The layout offers berths for up to 7/8 individuals with two separate double cabins.There is full standing head room and good ventilation throughout.All external hatches may be secured from the inside with either pins or securable lines; both the saloon and after stateroom have reversible A/C units. Upholstered with velvet honey colored fabric, accented with satin varnished mahogany solid and multi-ply bulkheads and trim. In the forecabin there is a large V-berth with ample storage and a hatch to the foredeck; with little effort, this cabin can be converted into a 3 sleeper cabin with a double to port and single to starboard.  Forward of this cabin is access to the bow thruster; aft is the head with shower, wash basin and marine toilet to port and a large hanging locker to stb. This is followed by the second water tight bulkhead with gasketed door which leads to the main saloon.  Situated amidships, there is a U-shaped settee and table (can seat up to 10) to port, and a bench settee to starboard which can be converted into a single birth with lee board.  There are a number of lockers and storage areas above the seating area, under and behind the settees and below the sole with a selectable 24 v. freezer/fridge under the port settee. Aft of this common area is the U-shaped galley to port and the nav station along with a large hanging locker with drawers to starboard.  The companionway ladder to the cockpit is amidships.  The fully equipped galley includes:  2-burner gimballed cooker with Eno oven; 220 v. dishwasher; side opening, free standing fridge/freezer (2016); top opening selectable fridge/freezer; 220 v. washing machine; 220 v. microwave (2016); and a full complement of kitchen utensils and accessories.  Aft of the navigation station is the passage way to the aft, ‘owner’s’ cabin.  Outboard of the passage way to starboard is a single birth under which are the batteries. The entrance to the aft cabin is through another watertight bulkhead with gasketed door. The aft cabin has a queen bunk to port, and cushioned sitting area with desk/vanity & swing out stool to starboard. There is lots of storage space, complete with safe, and an en-suite head with shower, wash basin, electric marine toilet (new motor 2016).  On deck, deep center cockpit with stationary helmsman chair which converts into a table. Hard dodger with opening, tinted plexi-glass windows (2016) which affords excellent visibility as well as good ventilation; electric, self-tailing winches for the various sheets; cockpit shower; and, an enormous storage area under the port cockpit seat. On the transom, a stainless steel integrated arch with dinghy davits, wind generator(s) and solar panel(s) (2016).  A huge rear, partitioned lazarette provides storage for gas bottles (vented) and other deck related items.  

Mechanical Systems

The engine room is totally self-contained as one of the vessels water tight compartments and is located under the cockpit.  It is accessed from the cockpit via a hydraulic operated, gasketed hatch. Down two steps, there is excellent access to the: 4 cylinder Volvo Penta TMD 22B (4,400 hrs) with new motor mounts, coupling and turbo; Onan 6.5 kv (3,500 hrs); water maker; A/C unit; and hot water heater.  The engine is facing forward with the power train going first to an angle drive transmission then down the aft end of the keel to another angle drive and thence exiting the keel through a bearing to the Autoprop folding prop (2017).  600 l fuel tank, fresh watercooled via heat exchanger, single lever Morse control.The 24 v/50 l/h water maker can be run by power sharing from the wind/solar systems without the generator (rebuilt 2016).  The hot water heater may be run from either the main engine or 220 v (recommend replacement next year because of a small leak).  Located aft of the forward water tight bulkhead is the Amel retractable bow thruster with spare propeller.

Electrical Systems


  • 8 x 12 v 105 amp service batteries delivering 420 amps to the 24 v systemand1x12v engine start battery (2016)
  • 12 v 105 amp engine alternator
  • 24 v 150 amp alternator
  • 240volt 50 hz shore power system
  • Mastervolt 100 amp/220 v battery charger (2017)
  • Amel Propeller shaft alternator (needs repair)
  • Pure Sine 180 w Inverter 24 v – 220 v
  • 1000 w 24 v – 220 v Inverter/50 hz (2017)
  • 900 w 24 v – 110 v Inverter/60 hz
  • 24 v – 12 v transformers
  • 2 x Aerogen wind generators with direct battery hookup
  • 2 x 260 w Kyocera solar panels with controller (2016)
  • 220 v outlets through out
  • LED lights through out
  • Misc. spares including 2 x Dcc 4000 regulator/controllers

Spars & Sails

Mast head ketch rigged.Painted aluminum masts and booms with in-mast furling.Stainless steel standing rigging(2016).Genoa furling system with dedicated electric winch. Main furling system has dedicated furling electric winch (in need of brushes) with in-mast manual backup winch and dedicated outhaul electric winch with Anderson Line Tender backup manual; mizzen has in-mast manual winch for furling with 2 x Lewmar 16 winches for the outhaul and sheet.  All winches are Lewmar self-tailing with:2 x 58 & 2 X 40 manual sheet winches. 1 Lewmar 40 main sheet electric winch.On the main mast: 2 x 44 & 2 x 16 halyard winches.  In the cockpit: 1 Anderson LineTender for the main sheet traveler. 2 x downwind ballooner poles and 3 ‘jockey’ poles.

  • Radial mainsail (36 sq. m)–Hydranet
  • Furling mizzen - 2014
  • Hank-on staysail (33 sq. m) – never been used
  • Amel Ballooner
  • Mizzen spinnaker
  • Genoa-2000

Deck Equipment
    • Lofrans Tigres 1200 w anchor windlass w/ remote in cockpit (new motor 2016)
    • Rocna Vulcan 35 kg anchor w/ 100 m of 12 mm chain (2017)
    • Brittany 25 kg anchor w/ 45 m of 12 mm chain + 50 m rode
    • Fortress FX-37 anchor w/ 30 m or 8mm chain + 50 m rode
    • Stainless steel pulpit, stanchions and handrail
    • Bimini
    • Gas Grill
    • Cockpit table & cockpit buffet table
    • Cockpit cushions
    • Paserelle/boarding ladder
    • Cockpit shower
    • Various warps, fenders, lines & boat hooks

Navigation Equipment
  • Steering compass
  • B&G Hydra FFD log, speed, depth, wind speed & Direction at chart table w/ repeaters in cockpit
  • 2 x multi-purpose B&G gauges (2017)
  • 2 x wind/boat speed analog backup displays

  • Toshiba Satellite laptop with MaxSea Time Zero w/Furuno retail cards and open CPN software with electronic charts of world.  Both systems are GPS and class B AIS protocal

  • Paper charts for entire Caribbean
  • Icom 718 SSB
  • Icom M421 VHF w/ MMS
  • Icom CM1 handheld VHF
  • Raymarine Autohelm 300 series with P70 color display
  • Backup chain drive automatic pilot
  • Actisense NEMA 0183 to NEMA 2000 bi-directional converter with NEMA 2000 back-bone (2017)
  • Pactor PTC modem for sail mail, e-mail, & fax/weather
  • Inmarsat satellite phone with antenna
  • Naudet barometer recorder (with ink and paper refills)
  • Sextant
  • Navigation lights

Safety Equipment
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Sea Safe life raft (next service due April 2018)
  • Life Sling
  • ResQlink EPIRB 406 Mhz
  • Radar reflector
  • Foghorn
  • 2 x ResQlink Personal MOB PLB
  • Horse shoe lifebuoy
  • Throwing line
  • Manual bilge pump
  • Electric bilge pumps
  • Emergency tiller
  • Various life jackets and harness
  • Sundry spares and manuals

Additional equipment
  • Hookah for bottom cleaning
  • Short range handheld radios for boat communication
  • HP 1050 color printer/scanner/copier
  • TCL flat screen TV with Omnimax antenna top of main mast
  • Sony MEX-XB100BT AM/FM radio, CD, satellite, Bluetooth, USB (2017) with 4 x speakers—2 in saloon + 2 in cockpit
  • Dish washer
  • Eumenia washing machine (spin cycle needs repair)
  • Spare fixed prop
  • 1 lot misc. tools.

Owner's Comments

 'Surreal' has been a great yacht and we really hate to part with her.  We have tried to maintain her to the highest standards, the bottom was last painted in 2016.


Hull #204 built in 1997/1998 to French Maritime Marine Offshore Category #1 standards, the hull is of one piece laminated fiberglass; the deck is laminated with balsa core. There are 3 water tight bulkheads which with the engine room make 4 water tight compartments.  Winged keel with skeg mounted rudder. Non-skid decks, wheel steering, reverse transom with molded steps.


Surreal is a documented vessel in the United States (#1266526).  VAT has been paid and there are no known mortgages or encumbrances.

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General note on safety equipment: Any safety equipment such as liferaft, 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.