Well known to us here at Grabau International ISLAND PEARL II is now in only her second ownership. Having spent the first part of her life doing very little, but always professionally maintained, she was then sailed by her new owners to Australia where she has continued to do very little other than be pampered and upgraded. With a typically comprehensive blue water inventory and many recent updates, ISLAND PEARL II represents a fantastic opportunity to enjoy one of these iconic and unique cruising yachts in Australian or New Zealand waters.
Buying an Amel is akin to joining a clan of like-minded sailors, of which there are many hundreds around the world cruising happily. Amel owners are almost a cult. New owners are brought to the Amel facilities in France and given a week of introduction to their new boat and its systems. Then the new boat normally is sailed on its own bottom, either by the new owner or by Amel’s delivery crew, to her new home. ISLAND PEARL left the Amel factory on 23 January 2001 and sailed from La Rochelle (France West Coast) where the Amel factory is based across to the Canary Islands in the North Atlantic 250 miles off the West Coast of Africa – Morrocco. From 2001 for ten years until December 2011 she was carefully maintained at great expense by the Amel technician based in the Canary Islands. Her first owners would fly over from France occasionally to stay on the boat in the lovely Pasito Blanco Marina on the southern tip of Gran Canaria Island.
Since we are the second owners of this yacht, we missed out on the week-long factory orientation. Whilst this is our seventh sailing yacht, it was always our intention to one day purchase an Amel. For this reason we had already looked at many Amel's on both the east and west coasts of the USA and right across Europe plus done a lot of research on Amel’s unique features prior to us purchasing this particular boat. Despite this, it has still taken us two years of slowly working through manuals and systems and sailing across the Atlantic and in Australian waters, to become fully acquainted with all the great unique Amel features and we could not be happier with any other boat.
We sailed Island Pearl II over the Atlantic Ocean from Pasito Blanco in Gran Canaria to St Lucia in the Caribbean in January 2012. For this trip, and the onwards delivery through Panama and across the Pacific we hired a professional skipper and crew. This provided us with an excellent introduction to the boat, her amazing ocean sailing capabilities, and also invaluable blue ocean sailing training by a professional skipper with over 200,000 ocean miles experience in all types of vessels.
Since arriving back in Australia, we have invest a great deal in fitting her out to our requirements. She now has imported davits, 540w solar panels, new watermaker, 2nd full new Raymarine auto-pilot (2012) with quick change over switch, new radios, 2 X Raymarine chart plotters new 2012, AIS send/receive Raymarine new, full new rigging (2016) imported from Amel's supplier ACMO in France, etc etc.
ISLAND PEARL II is mechanically and operationally she is absolutely sound and ready to go around the world immediately with her new owners. She is also fully duty and GST paid in Australia.
The boat is CE certified Category A (Ocean) by French Merchant Marine
Hull, Deck & Superstructure Construction:
The Amel Super Maramu has a construction technique that is absolutely unique in the industry. The yield is an extremely strong and solid one piece hull and deck assembly; a true monocoque.
The hull uses as solid laminate of biaxial fiberglass cloth and is moulded in one piece incorporating one piece/non-spliced lengths of biaxial cloth running from bulwark, down through the keel/centerline, and up to the opposite bulwark.
The deck assembly is built in a similar fashion but with a core of Baltek vertical end grain balsa in strategic horizontal areas to enhance stiffness and is insulation from heat and noise.
Furniture and structural bulkheads are installed whilst the hull remains in the mould.
Deck assembly is joined to the hull whilst hull remains in the mould with six layers of biaxial cloth to marry the hull and deck with a homogeneous fiberglass matrix to ensure a strong and leak free hull and deck join.
Two coats of antifouling paint with primer
Two watertight bulkheads (forward cabin and aft cabin)
Keel & Rudder:
Wide low aspect ratio encapsulated keel with flat bottom to allow grounding.
The keel has long wings, which not only aid stiffness and weatherlyness, but also act as pitch stabilizers when going 5 knots or better.
The propeller is mounted on the trailing edge of the keel to protect propeller and also reduce noise and vibration in owner’s cabin.
The rudder is hung from a massive full-length skeg assembly that can support the entire laden weight of the vessel in case of a grounding.
The rudder shaft has a conventional stuffing box.
Keel and skeg are solid laminate for maximum strength
Engine & gearbox:
Engine YANMAR 4JH turbo diesel 75 hp
Hurthe 2.7:1 mechanical reduction gearbox mated to Amel 1:1 U-drive system
Double Separ fuel filter system with quick flick over switch if one unit becomes blocked with dirty fuel
Fresh water engine cooling
Engine control panel in cockpit
Engine compartment very spacious, soundproofed and water-tight
Large fuel polishing unit with hose for taking on fuel from side of boat – sucking through polisher unit direct into tank
Fuel filter / large funnel for checking, filtering and pouring fuel from jerry cans at sea without spillage.
Maintenance & Performance:
Engine hours: Approximately 3,621 hours as of Spring 2019
Propulsion & Steering:
Pull-pull rack and pinion system employing sheathed stainless steel cables/rods.
Emergency steering system
Propeller three-blade adjustable Autoprop – fully serviced with new bearings April 2017
Spare propeller three-blade fixed
Spurs rope cutter on propeller shaft
Prop shaft Wearing bearing carefully replaced every 24months (most recent replacement Oct 2018)
24v Amel Telescopic Bow thruster with control from the cockpit – new Amel bowthruster units fitted May 2018
24v domestic with 12v for start services and 220v via generator, inverter or shorepower.
2x 12v 200Ah engine start batteries (new May 2018)
8x 6v 220Ah AGM house system batteries joined in parallel and series to supply 440Ah @ 24v (new July 2018)
Link10 digital monitoring system for batteries
Emergency link for battery banks
Charging & Inverter:
Victon 24v / 70amp / 3000w Inverter Charger with digital control at Amel A/C panel – (New February 2017)
Dolphin 24v/220v 50Amp charger for service batteries
Dolphin 24v/220v 30Amp secondary charger for service batteries
Generator Onan 7.5 Kw of power at 1500 rev / min
Generator hours: approx. 2,316hr as of Spring 2019
1x 12v alternators for start batteries
1x 24v 175Amp alternator for domestic banks.
Wind & Solar:
2 x Rutland 1200 wind generators with digital remote controllers & solar input ability (new March 2017)
1.04KW solar panels run through three separate solar controllers for redundancy (2016/17/19)
Tracer 40MP MPPT controller and MTY 50 remote monitor display PLUS two other separate solar controllers.
Shore power cable with extension and various adapters
220 Volt power outlets in all cabins
Circuit protection against electrolysis: all metal parts in contact with any type of fluid are connected to the anode (zinc) fixed to the rudder blade
PLUMBING & GAS SYSTEMS
24v pressure system with tank for hot and cold fresh water. (dual pumps (Amel system & new Jabsco) for backup – both Amel original and Jabsco with flick over switch, new Amel supplied pressure switch 2018
New 40L hotwater tank (2016/7) with 1200w quick warm up heater element (and spares) plus heat exchanger from the engine
Emergency manual fresh water pump under the sink
Dessalator - 24v/230v Duo 100L/Hr Watermaker (2012)
Watermaker hours – approx 781hrs as of Spring 2019
Watermaker membranes replaced April 2017
3 circuits of bilge pumps : Main Bilge electric pump in the engine compartment
Second Bilge electric pump in the engine compartment – with quick change over capability
Manual (extra large volume) bilge pump in the cockpit beside the helm
Gas for cooking: 2 bottles with electronic solenoid
Hot and cold fresh water shower on deck
Anchor wash down controlled in the cockpit
800 litres fuel capacity in stainless steel tank in engine room
Further 200 litres fuel capacity in Gerry cans
1000 litres carried in the stub keel, to provide a double bottom and to weight of the water quite low in the boat
Manual water tank gauge at companionway
Water filter for taking on marina water
Holding tanks on both fore and aft heads.
NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Brooks and Gatehouse Hydra 2000 Package consisting of:
B&G Analog Apparent Wind Director At the Helm
B&G Analog Apparent Wind Speed At the Helm
B&G Analog Knotmeter At the Helm
B&G Analog Fathometer At the Helm
B&G Digital FFD/Full Function Display
B&G Sonic Speed Knotmeter
2x Raymarine i70 multi-display instruments (2012)
Raymarine ES970 Multifunction Chart Plotter Display (2016/7) – at Helms station in cockpit
Raymarine Autohelm 7001+ Autopilot at the Helm (2001)
Raymarine Autohelm Linear Drive Motor to Quadrant (2001)
Raymarine P-70-R 2nd Autopilot with SX30 computer and helm drive motor to main steering rack (2012) – (2018 - needs re-calibration)
Autopilot A & B - quick change over switch between the two completely separate auto-pilots A & B (2012)
Raymarine auto-pilot remote – full function & LCD readout remote/mobile unit (2012)
Raymarine Quantum – low power draw RADAR – New 2017
Plastimo Steering Compass At the Helm
At Chart Table:
2x Raymarine i70 multi-display instruments (2012)
Furuno 1832 Radar at the Navigation Station
Furuno Navigator GP80 GPS unit at the Navigation Station
Raymarine AIS650 Class B Transceiver (2012)
Raymarine e7 Multifunction Chart Plotter Display (2012)
Chronometer, Barometer, Hygrometer, Tide Clock at the Navigation Station
In Owner’s Cabin:
Raymarine e7 Multifunction Chart Plotter Display (2012) – at rear master cabin bed
Thrane and Thrane Sailor VHF
SIMRAD RS25 VHF with barometer and 2nd full function mobile station (2012)
ICOM 710 S.S.B. at the Nav Station – AT130 Tuner in the aft lazarette, Long range WIP HF Arial on rear & PUM DC24v to DC12V converter for 12v HF Radio.
Double very deep Sinks with dish drainer insert that mounts into either sink Stainless Steel Gas Stove Gas Oven beneath Stove Microwave/Convection/Grill Oven
Dishwasher - Front Access Stainless Steel Fridge/Freezer 24Volt Two Top Access Deep Freezers 24 Volt (under saloon seats
Galley Ventilator Exhaust Fan/24 Volt
Thompson - Clothes Washer/Dryer
Fridge plus 2 x under seat freezers
Remote Inverter switch right in Galley for 3000w Victron Inverter/Charger…very handy for kettle, toaster, induction stove, microwave etc!
Coffee machine, coffee plunger etc
2 electric silent flush Jabsco toilets
Hot and cold water in the two heads for basins and showers
AM-FM-CD Stereo at the Navigation Station (2016)
2, Interior Stereo Speakers Forward facing on galley bulkhead
2, External Stereo Speakers Aft facing in dodger coaming.
4 x LED TV’s and DVD in the saloon, and at each bunk – not regularly used, need to check working.
Security cameras on Mizzen mast to all TV’S (when connected) with 1GB hard drive for monitoring.
Raymarine Plotter at cockpit can be viewed on all TV’s (when connected)
Summary of Accommodation:
Vessel interior is divided into 3 watertight areas: Forward cabin, Salon, Aft cabin
Up to 7 berths in 2 cabins plus saloon and passage-making berths in walkthrough to aft cabin
The interior accommodation is finished in burl cut plantation grown African mahogany with a semi-gloss polyurethane varnish.
The overheads are cream coloured vinyl.
The sole in the saloon and galley are blue GRP with mahogany trim (and wonderfully large deep dry storage lockers beneath) with blue wool carpet in the staterooms and hallways.
All the berths have lee-cloths and boards
Settee, carpets and curtains are machine washable
Opening hinged dunnages, antiskid, made of sandwich polyester / balsa
The boat is delivered with full inventory including mattresses, curtains, carpets, saloon table extension, shower curtains etc.
Description of Accommodation from Forward:
The guest stateroom is just aft and has a very large V-berth with 2 single berths. A filler panel and cushion are provided that can convert this V-berth into a large double berth to port with a single berth to starboard. There is a writing desk hung on the bulkhead that easily folds down or up as required.
Just aft to starboard is a very generously sized hanging locker with the guest head opposite to port.
In the forepeak and working aft there is a large chain locker that is isolated from the accommodation by a genuine full height watertight collision bulkhead with a watertight door allowing access into the chain locker.
Just aft to starboard is a large hanging locker with the guest head opposite to port.
The guest head has a vanity with extra deep wash basin, electric marine toilet with holding tank, and an integral shower with a spray curtain to provide a dedicated shower stall area.
The head includes 6 large deep storage cubicles.
The saloon is separated from the forward accommodation by a full height watertight collision bulkhead with a submarine type watertight door.
The saloon contains a very spacious U-shaped dinette with table to port with a settee opposite to starboard.
Outboard of the settee is a pull-out pilot/sea berth with a detachable privacy curtain.
Outboard of the sea berth are very deep storage lockers.
A virtually identical locker arrangement is opposite all the way outboard to port less the television
The storage space in the saloon is virtually unlimited with enough room to store supplies for many months at sea and the ability to store heavy items low down and also to be able to easily retrieve all stored items quickly without having to unpack loads of stuff in order to get to things stored underneath.
Both bench seats at the table have separate highly effective, low energy draw water cooled freezer/fridge units underneath.
The U-shaped galley is located in the port side after quarter of the saloon.
There is plenty of counter space for meal preparation and an abundance of storage both in and about the galley.
The full sized navigation station is aft of the saloon to starboard with the U-shaped galley directly opposite to port.
The navigation station faces outboard with a large chart table and a pylon seat.
There is storage inside the chart table for navigation supplies as well as two drawers and two lockers just beneath.
The navigation station is fitted with all the electronics one could need for safe ocean travelling including radar, GPS units, track computers, fully integrated AIS system which both sends and receives signals, two separate VHF radios, a long range HF radio capable of communicating thousands of miles over the air waves, and full chart table with drawers, chart storage areas and all the necessary items for the skipper and crew to function effectively both in port and at sea.
In addition, a number of handy lockers are within easy reach to store items such as binoculars, winch handles, pilot books and all things needed to run the vessel effectively.
Just next to the navigation station is a shelf for printer (previous hanging locker).
The passageway to the aft cabin contains a single berth with the battery containment compartment just beneath.
The owners' stateroom includes a small settee and queen berth, as well as a nice sized vanity table with swing-out seat. A locker door above the vanity table is equipped with a mirror mounted on the interior side of the door. Mounted on the exterior side of the head door is a full-length mirror.
The owner’s has a genuine full height watertight collision bulkhead at its entry with a submarine style watertight door.
There is another genuine full-height watertight bulkhead at the extreme aft end of the owner’s stateroom, partitioning this cabin from the lazarette accessed from on deck.
The bed in the aft cabin has been extended (completely reversible if required) to form a large super king size bed allowing the owners to sleep either way depending on the tack when sailing. This includes a prestige custom made inner spring mattress with Latex/memory foam top.
Aft Cabin Ensuite Heads:
The owners stateroom has an en-suite head to port that contains a vanity with an extra deep wash basin, an electric Jabsco Marine toilet with holding tank, and an integral shower with a well designed spray curtain that effectively replicates a stall shower.
All standing rigging and fittings replaced with new in 2016
Masthead ketch rig
The aluminum alloy spars and booms are zinc chromated, primed and then painted in cream colored polyurethane.
Both masts are deck stepped to massive compression assemblies that carry the compression loads into the hull.
1x 19 stainless steel wire standing rigging - 2016
Amel Electric furling jib (can be disconnected for manual use)
Amel main mast and boom with electric furler and outhaul for the main sail (can be used manually)
Amel Mizzen mast and boom with manual furler and outhaul
Adjustable sheet travellers for genoa, with cockpit controls, AMEL System.
Mainsail traveller on coach roof with control from cockpit
Amel double pole system
11 self-tailing Lewmar winches including 3 electric (primaries and mainsheet winches)
Tri-radial furling mainsail
Tri-radial furling mizzen sail
Tri-radial furling genoa
Front Amel Ballooner – never yet used
Mizzen Ballooner – used twice
Very large central cockpit is well protected by hard dodger with opening window designed for blue water offshore passages
Stainless Steel handrail around entire boat
7 lockers: 2 for sails, 3 others for compressor if you choose to fit one, dive cylinders and dinghy, with plenty of space for outboard, electric inflating pump and fenders etc
Strong swim ladder / aluminium passarelle
13 cleats and 4 fairleads
4 hatches and 4 opening ports
Removable, folding cockpit table
Custom designed Stainless gantry davits with 540w solar panels mounted above, plus extra targa arch for two x Rutland 1200 Wind Generators plus any extra attachments the new owner may wish to add…
Custom made fold out swim ladder at rear.
Anchoring & Mooring:
Remote Control for Windlass-at Helm
New 110m Anchor Chain – purchased April 2019
Rocna 40 main anchor
2nd Amel supplied previous main anchor as spare - 30kg Stainless CQR Anchor with 15m approx. chain plus strong rode.
Lofrans 1200 Watt Windlass
Digital Chain Counter in Cockpit
Automatic Chain Wash Down
Covers, Cushions & Canvas:
Original Amel Cockpit Awning (with side clear panels) still in place, but kept under a new and improved full cockpit awning complete with all side clear as well.
All original Amel supplied white cockpit cusions carefully kept in good condition.
Masthead Tri Color Light – LED new 2016
Deck-level Running Lights
Masthead Anchor Light
Zodiac MP6 - 6-manLiferaft (2001) and inspected & re-certificated for 2 years in October 2018.
EPIRB 406 GPS – SIMRAD (11/2011)
Flares, Rockets and Smokes
Drogue – custom designed Jordons drogue for Amel 53 (2012)
Automatic fire extinguisher in the engine compartment (one original and one new in October 2018 – yet to be fitted)
Many manual fire extinguishers
Lying Brisbane, Australia
Available to view strictly by appointment
Office Hours Mon- Fri 0900 – 17.00
Saturday by prior appointment
For more information or to arrange a viewing please contact us.
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