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Amel Super Maramu Ketch

Estimated price for orientation: 149 041 $

Category: Cruisers
Class: Sail

Amel Super Maramu Ketch - Proven Circumnavigator



Introducing our Brown Eyed Girl! She is a great example of an Amel 53 Super Maramu Ketch designed by Amel Design Group. If you are looking for a magnificent, safe, comfortable cruising boat with room for family and friends, you should buy this yacht. She is ready for you to board and cast off. According to fellow Amel owners, the boat is "the finest ocean going cruising boat made". The Amel 53 goes everywhere in the world in comfort and with great speed. A couple can live aboard and cruise with the accommodations to bring family and friends.

Brown Eyed Girl is a very nice center cockpit 53' Amel with loads of features such as the steering station on the port side, the engine room under the cockpit floor, the amazing drop board companionway, non-skid painted faux teak decks, and no wood exterior. This boat can be easily single-handed. The anchor is launched and retrieved as well as the chain wash controlled from the cockpit. The cockpit has a hard dodger and canvassed to meet all conditions from a sunny day to a full storm. There is a drop down see-through curtain to keep the crew dry and comfortable in a blow. The Amel twin pole system makes sailing downwind a breeze.

Brown Eyed Girl provides safety and comfort at sea in a boat that two people can sail easily. She is loaded with well thought out and thoroughly tested features. She has four watertight bulkheads, solid glass construction in a one piece molded fiberglass hull (hull and deck are fiberglass-ed together, forming one piece) that meets CE All Ocean ratings.

The cockpit is comfortable with deep safe seating. The helm station is on port with a comfortable captains chair with great visibility, and the navigation instruments are displayed right here. All the ship's systems are controlled from cockpit; no need to go on deck to set sails or drop the hook.


  • Luxurious owners cabin, innovative forward guest cabin, two heads with showers
  • High quality thick foam mattresses, Upholstery with nice channel cushions
  • 3 independent AC systems with reverse cycle heat
  • Wabasto heater, 220/240 volt electric heaters
  • WiFi antenna & booster, TV antenna, Bose speakers, Marine Intruder alarm
  • Microwave oven in dedicated space above cooking stove
  • 24 volt refrigerator, refrigerator/freezer under the forward salon settee
  • Wonderful tankage: 264 gallons fresh water capacity in fiberglass tank
  • Navigation/Comms: Color plotter at helm, 2 autopilots, plotter at nav station, 2 radars, Sat phone, ICOM 802 radio, B&G instruments, electronic charts for just about everywhere, New Simrad rudder position indicator
  • Perkins 80hp engine, 158 gallon diesel stainless tank, Engine Hours: 5600
  • 3 blade Maxprop
  • Dual alternators
  • Port side steering station in cockpit
  • Retractable bow thruster 10 hp, new gears in 2011 (joystick control at helm)
  • Generator: Kohlor, 4,795 hours
  • Electrical system designed for world cruising, can plug into 110 or 220
  • 4 8D AMG house batteries (960 amp hrs), 2 group 31 start batteries (2013)
  • 90-50 amp high efficiency DC to DC converter, Magnum Pur Sign Wave 24 volt inverter/charger
  • Washing machine
  • Solar panels: two 125 amp panels, mounted on deck
  • Amel downwind pole system: makes downwind sailing very easy
  • In-mast electrically furled Main sail, In-mast furled Mizzen sail (manual furling)
  • Primary Jib sheet winches: Two Lewmar 56 ST electric
  • Topsides awlgripped in blue in 2007
  • Full deck safety railing of one inch SS tubing
  • Cockpit cushions, fresh water cockpit shower
  • Full cockpit enclosure, bimini integrated with dodger and removable
  • 40kg Rocna primary anchor with 300’ of 3/8 bbb chain
  • LoFrans electric windlass, UP/DOWN control switch at helm
  • Dinghy: 10' Avon 2008, Mercury 15hp 2 stroke engine
  • Safety: 6 man Liferaft (July 2014 exp), high water bilge alarm, MOM 8, lifesling w/ 5-1 purchase
  • Complete package with tons of spares and supplies!

The Amel 53 has been called a "slightly scaled down ship". She has all amenities, is super comfortable, is super easy to sail, and is super safe. Our Brown Eyed Girl could be your Super Maramu sailing yacht. Her owners sailed her around the world Arc in 2010/2011, back to Maine, then down to Vero Beach, FL, all in the safety of this beautiful Amel 53.

Please give us a call now to come see her!


The wonderful owners stateroom and in-suite head and shower are aft. The large guest stateroom forward with two straight settees that make a big double berth and a single berth; this stateroom can sleep three. Just aft is the large head with a shower and loads of storage.

The salon is impressive with a big U-shaped dinette that seats six to eight in comfort around the large fixed table. There are tasteful drink holders in the table center. The salon is wide and spacious so you can easily move about while the dinette is in use. There is a straight settee to starboard in the salon with end tables and a slide out pilot berth outboard and plenty of cabinetry. The Amel upholstery is soft, yet tough.

The U-shaped galley is just aft of the dinette and very open to the salon. It includes all the amenities that your home kitchen has.

The outboard facing nav station is adjacent the galley with a comfortable seat and plenty of space for all your electronics. Brown Eyed Girl has complete navigation equipment with displays at the nav station and at the helm.

The walk through to the owner's cabin is very large with good headroom. There is a wonderful sea berth with a lee board in this area and good stowage. The easily accessed battery bank is under this berth.

The owners aft cabin is very accommodating with beautiful channel cushions surrounding a large double berth to port and a very generous athwartships berth across the transom. There is a desk/vanity with a swing out stool and cabinet storage outboard. The owner’s in-suite head is to port just forward of the bulkhead with large his and her hanging lockers to starboard. There is easily accessed storage everywhere and under every berth and settee, and under ever floorboard.


There are two full heads with large shower curtaineded areas and Euro shower faucets. Teak grates and shower sumps are found in both heads. Standard marine toilets are in each head. The forward head has a 40 gallon holding tank with a Y valve and the aft head pumps directly overboard. There are deck pump out fittings, and overboard holding tank discharge offshore (gravity system). Each head has a large corian sink with molded in soap and cup holders. Massive storage is found in each head.

  • Joinery is African Mahogany in excellent condition
  • Spacious layout, sleeps six
  • Two private cabins, two heads
  • Forward cabin can have a double and single berth
  • Owner's aft stateroom is comfortable
  • Large single berth in walkthrough
  • Pilot berth in the salon
  • Quality mattresses of thick high quality foam
  • Upholstery with nice channel cushions
  • Huge sea worthy galley with everything that your home kitchen has!
  • 3 independent AC systems with reverse cycle heat
  • Wabasto heater
  • 220/240 volt electric heaters
  • Equator front loading clothes washer/dryer, model EZ 3600 C
  • Entertainment: RCA VHS video player, Sharp flat screen TV, CD player
  • WiFi antenna, WiFi booster
  • Mast head TV antenna
  • Bose speakers in the salon and speakers in cockpit
  • Marine Intruder alarm
  • Clock & Barometer
  • Curtains and screens for portholes
  • Companionway hatch screens
  • Hammock
  • Overhead hatches with screens/shades
  • Hella fans throughout


The galley is very well thought out and there is plenty of stowage space for ocean passages. There is a front opening refrigerator and two additional refrigerator/freezers under the settees and a propane/butane stove with oven and broiler.


  • Double corian sink with extended dish drying area
  • Two burner propane stove with oven and broiler
  • Blender
  • Bread maker
  • Microwave oven in dedicated space above cooking stove
  • 24 volt refrigerator
  • Refrigerator/freezer under the forward salon settee 24volt
  • Good storage for pots and pans, dishes and dry goods
  • Drawers with lined dividers for silverware
  • Corian counter tops
  • Custom wine rack under the dining table
  • Custom glassware cabinet
  • Dish soap wrack
  • Paper towel holder
  • Eleven-gallon hot water heater
  • Galley exhaust fan


  • Vented locker located in lazaretto
  • Solenoid and pressure gauge with room for two 10# tanks - 3 tanks with boat
  • New propane regulator


  • Pressure water system is on demand with 24v pump, no accumulator tank, no noise
  • Water maker is customized Desalinator located in the engine room, 15 gallons per hour
  • 264 gallons fresh water capacity in fiberglass tank
  • 40 gallon fiberglass holding tank


The electronics are reputable Furuno, Raymarine, Si-Tex, B&G, and Icom with displays at the helm station and the nav station. Navigation systems and complete electronics with radar, chart plotter and instruments are visible at the helm station as well as the navigation station. Two autopilot rams, rotary, and linear drive for safety. The Nav station and ships office is to starboard adjacent the galley. It is easy to see helmsman and there is ample storage for charts and manuals.

At Helm Station

  • Si-Tex color chart plotter
  • Two independent autopilots
  • Simrad Robertson AP20 autopilot
  • Autohelm 7000 installed by AMEL, two separate drives: a linear drive on rudder post and a chain drive rotary system connected to the wheel control sprocket w/servo drive
  • New Simrad rudder position indicator
  • B&G: wind, speed, depth
  • Raytheon wind instrument
  • Plastimo compass on combing just forward of helm wheel
  • Windex on mast head
  • VHF ICOM304 radio
  • Chart locker at pilot berth

At Navigation Station

  • Raymarine Ray7 RC520 chart plotter
  • Furuno radar 36 nm radius with CRT screen, dome on mizzen mast
  • Raytheon radar 24 nm radius
  • Globalstar sat phone with 12v and 110v chargers
  • SSB ICOM 802 radio
  • Grounding copper strip in place for SSB with ground plate on the skeg
  • Insulated backstay
  • Spare GPS for Si-tex
  • B&G Hydra instruments
  • Depth sounder at nav station
  • Pactor modem SCS P7C-11
  • Raymarine Raystar 125 sensor (communication system between MFDs, instruments, autopilot)
  • Garmin GPS42
  • Laptop hookup
  • Courtesy flags for the Pacific & Caribbean
  • Cruising guides/books/charts
  • SeaMap Max electronic charts – Red Sea, Africa, South Pacific, South America, USA, Australia, Central America, Indian Ocean, US East Coast and Bahamas
  • Operations manuals
  • AM/FM/CD player


The vessel has been and continues to be maintained in excellent condition. When anything wears out, it is replaced or repaired in a professional manner. This is a beautifully maintained boat.

The spacious engine room on the Amel Super Maramu is great. A huge hatch in the middle of the cockpit sole opens with a hydraulic assist lift to provide access to all the ships mechanicals. The Perkins 80 hp engine has complete 360 degree access. The fuel tank is installed on starboard, offset by the Kohlor generator on the port side. The engine room has an automatic fire suppression system and engine room blower. The engine room also houses the water heater, and the water maker.


  • Perkins engine M807 Prima model, 80hp
  • Engine hours: 5600
  • Engine instrument panel at helm
  • 3 blade Maxprop
  • Dual alternators
  • Amel U drive system
  • Cruises @ 7kts, max 8kts
  • Fuel burn 5-6 liters/hr
  • Cruising range approx. 650 nm
  • 158 gallons diesel fuel capacity in one stainless steel insulated tank, with baffles
  • Fuel inspection port on top of tank
  • Traditional stuffing box
  • Chain steering system
  • Engine room light
  • Auto Halon fire extinguisher
  • Rule 24v 3700 gph bilge pump, at base of companionway steps
  • Baja filter
  • New low pressure fuel pump for engine
  • Heavy duty bolt cutters
  • Full Craftsman 144 piece mechanics tool set
  • Power tools
  • Retractable bow thruster 10 hp, new gears in 2011 (joystick control at helm)
  • Generator: Kohlor, 4,795 hours


The electrical system was designed to work everywhere in the world, so you can plug into 110v or 220v world systems. World voyagers will encounter 220v electrical connections just about everywhere except here in the United States! This Amel was built with both 220v and 110v outlets. The battery charger provides incredible flexibility, just plug in anywhere in the world! The large inverter makes it easy to support all appliances on board. The 110v outlets are an Amel option installed professionally during construction. You can plug in anything including all your North American power tools and appliances with no 50/60-cycle issues. The upgraded charging system allows voltage input from 90 to 260 volts providing maximum flexibility.

The generator runs the washing machine located next to the nav station and the other 220 appliances on board. The generator charges the massive battery bank (960 amp hours) and runs the heat and AC when not connected to shore power. 

12/24 Volt System

  • 12 volt system: 2 8D AGM (2013) batteries in walk through under sole, 2 8D AMG (2013) under settee port side salon, total amp hrs 960
  • Two group 31 batteries for engine start (2011)
  • Xantrex Link 20 battery monitoring system
  • Rule 24v 3700 gph bilge pump
  • Magna Pure Sign Wave inverter/charger model 4024
  • Vannan model 90-50A DC/DC converter
  • DC 24 volt breaker panel
  • Bow thruster w/ joystick control at helm
  • Two 24 volt refrigeration under sette
  • 12v and 24v outlets at nav station
  • Nav lights
  • Stern light
  • Steaming light
  • Tricolor light
  • Anchor light
  • Deck lights

110/220 Volt System

  • 240v 16amp small 3-prong extension cord
  • Inverter 12v to 120v, 140 watt
  • Step down transformer 240 volt to 110 volt
  • Magnum Energy 4000 MS series Pur Sign Wave 24 volt inverter/charger
  • Portable electric bilge pump, 110v 18 gph
  • 220/240 volt electric heaters
  • Surge protector
  • Washing machine
  • Solar panels: two 125 amp panels, mounted on deck
  • AC 220 volt breaker panel
  • 110v AC outlets – 7
  • 220v AC outlets - 8


The Super Maramu sails along reliably at nine knots in a breeze. At 20 knots, the main is furled, and under jig and jigger. As a passage maker, she'll make 200 mile days just happen. Think about the stout ketch rig with deck stepped main and mizzen mast that prevent water intrusion and provide safe easy sail handling all in the cockpit. Downwind sailing is amazing on this boat because of the special Amel dual downwind pole system. You will appreciate how Brown Eyed Girl was engineered with a ketch rig that provides ease of sail handling with the strength to handle any weather you will find at sea or on the hook. The boat is designed to be easily sailed by a couple virtual from the safety and comfort of the cockpit. All the running rigging has been replaced.


  • Ketch rig design
  • Double spreaders on main mast, single spreader on mizzen mast
  • Both masts are decked stepped with in-mast roller furling reefing systems
  • Bridge clearance 65’ 3”
  • Wire rigging with swagged fittings
  • External chain plates, boat can be lifted from the chainplates
  • Jib cars mounted outboard on track
  • Mid-boom traveler
  • Preventer: boom end to forward and back to cockpit
  • Vangs: the main has Amel system of flex line
  • Downwind pole system: two poles, can be simultaneously set (make downwind sailing amazing)
  • Assorted blocks and various control lines for the Amel downwind pole system
  • Running rigging in excellent condition
  • Internal halyards
  • All control lines led to cockpit
  • The mainsail furling system has an electric out haul
  • The main sheet is controlled with an electric winch with manual override
  • New Bonfiglioli furling gearbox
  • New brushes for windlass and both main furling motors
  • Mainsail sheets to traveler aft of the cockpit with new line
  • Traveler for mizzen at aft end of aft cabin

Sail Inventory

  • In-mast electrically furled Main sail
  • In-mast furled Mizzen sail (manual furling)
  • 135% Jib
  • Mizzen tri-sail
  • Mizzen sail
  • Mizzen staysail
  • Large asymmetrical spinnaker w/sock
  • Harken roller furling
  • HUGE sail locker forward
  • Total sail area is 1,280 Sq Ft


  • Primary Jib sheet winches: Two Lewmar 56 ST electric
  • Secondary winches: Two Lewmar 40s
  • Mainsheet winch: Lewmar 40
  • Furling line winch Lewmar 40
  • Four Lewmar winches on mast


The Amel Super Maramu construction is unique in the boat building industry. The hull and deck are built much like other high quality boats, but then they are glued with epoxy and then fiberglass-ed together! The result is an extremely strong and solid one-piece hull and deck assembly. The hull is hand laid of bi-axial fiberglass cloth, which is a flat woven fiberglass cloth that is stronger than conventional mat and woven roving laminates. The hull is molded in one piece incorporating one piece lengths of bi-axial cloth running latitudinal from one bulwark down to the keel then continuously up to the bulwark on the other side. The next series of laminates are laid lengthwise from bow to stern. It is all solid glass laid by hand. The criss cross pattern creates the strongest possible hull. Barrier coat was factory installed.

The deck is built the same way but with Baltek vertical end grain balsa in its horizontal areas to give it stiffness as well as insulation. In areas of the deck where deck hardware and where the windlass are installed there is a solid substrate without coring to accommodate the increased compression and loads, and to minimize any opportunity for moisture intrusion around deck fittings.

With the hull still in the mold, all the structural bulkheads, furniture, and cabinetry are installed. The bulkheads are structurally built into the hull and fiberglass-ed to the hull on all edges to create four watertight bulkheads. Now six layers of the bi-axial fiberglass cloth is used to glass the hull to deck interface, sealing the deck onto the hull so that they are joined in a strong and leak free hull and deck. No through bolts, just epoxy and fiberglass.

The full keel has cutaway forefoot, and is wide so the boat can actually stand upright on it. The shape of the steel bulb keel is designed to "clear" crab and lobster pots, and seems to magically repel lines. The keel stub section is used for the water tanks and to create the double bottom. Ballast is bolted and glued with 5200 and bolted and glassed to the keel. The prop is set in a protected area at the aft end of the keel. The rudder is skeg mounted and the skeg is built to withstand the full weight of the boat. Amel builds the rudder so that it is essentially hollow allowing water to enter to keep the SS frame from being oxygen starved. The rudder is double hinged for strength with a packing gland and nut at the top of the rudder post easily inspected and maintained with excellent access from the aft cabin.


  • Hand laid one piece mold solid fiberglass construction
  • Full keel w/ cutaway forefoot
  • Protected prop
  • Skeg mounted rudder, designed to withstand the weight of the boat
  • Four watertight bulkheads: aft of anchor locker, aft of forward stateroom, at aft stateroom, at stern lazarette locker
  • Factory applied barrier coat
  • Topsides awlgripped in blue in 2007
  • Red anti-fouling bottom paint


  • Hand laid fiberglass construction with balsa coring
  • Hull/deck joint: glued with epoxy then fiberglassed together
  • Deck hardware mounted on reinforced solid fiberglass deck areas w/ substantial backing plates
  • Full deck safety railing of one inch SS tubing
  • Stanchions stainless steel
  • 6 deck hatches
  • 5 opening ports
  • Port & starboard mizzen lockers
  • Two huge bow lockers with watertight bulkhead aft
  • Lazarette across the full width of the transom with water tight bulkhead
  • Nonskid is painted faux teak decks in good condition, no exterior wood


  • Spacious center cockpit
  • Amel hard dodger with extension with 6'3"standing room in cockpit
  • Hard dodger windows are Lexan 3/8 thick and open for a breeze
  • The helm station is on the port side with all your instruments in sight
  • Comfortable helm seat with great visibility
  • Cockpit light
  • Cockpit speakers
  • Fresh water cockpit shower
  • Swim step on stern
  • Boarding ladder
  • Comfortable seating with huge lockers under all the seats
  • Four, two inch cockpit drains
  • Cockpit locker to port (Bin 1: hydraulic fluid, distilled water for batteries, lubes, acetones, spare coolant, Bin 2: household and cleaners industrial cleaners and products)
  • Cockpit cushions
  • Full cockpit enclosure
  • Two cockpit tables, large and small
  • Deck wash down pump controlled from cockpit
  • Manual bilge pump in cockpit on floor


  • Sun awning, multiple options and pieces
  • Bimini integrated with dodger and removable
  • Full cockpit enclosure

Ground Tackle

  • Single bow roller
  • Rocna primary anchor has 300’ of 3/8 bbb chain
  • Snuber for primary bow anchor (Rocna)
  • Spare 100lb Spade anchor, 100’ 3/8 chain w/ 300’ rode
  • Large Fortress anchor w/ 20’ chain
  • LoFrans windlass, chain gypsy and rode gypsy
  • Electric UP/DOWN windlass control switch at helm
  • Emergency manual handle for the Lofrans anchor windlass
  • Fresh water wash down


  • Dinghy: 10' Avon 2008, stows on foredeck
  • Mercury 15hp engine, 2 stroke, on motor mount on aft starboard rail
  • Givens 6 man Liferaft stowed in canister on aft deck, July 2014 expiration
  • Manual Whale bilge pump (under cabin sole)
  • High water bilge alarm
  • Flare gun 12 gauge
  • Fire extinguishers: forward hanging locker, companionway steps, aft cabin, cockpit locker, engine room has auto Halon fire extinguisher
  • 4 type 1 PFDs w/ reflective tape & whistles
  • 2 PFDs that meet requirements for the world arc
  • 6 CO2 re-arming cylinders (for life jackets)
  • MOM 8 man overboard equipment
  • Lifesling with 5-1 block and tackle
  • Air horn
  • GFI outlets in both heads and galley
  • Emergency tiller
  • Spotlight
  • Wooden plugs
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Battery cables
  • Stored in Port mizzen locker: Brushes/scrapers for cleaning boat bottom, winch handles, anchor float with polypropylene line, sun awning pieces
  • Passerelle mounted on aft stern rail
  • Heavy duty dock dolly
  • Boswens chair, safety harness
  • 2 scuba tanks, dive bag (in Port deck locker)
  • Abandon ship bag: Pur manual water maker, sun block, Leatherman tool, flashlights, emergency rations, signal mirror, 4 light sticks, orange signal flag, first aid kit, portable Garmin 45XL GPS, flares, whistles
  • Spares: propeller, prop shaft bearing, bow thruster bearings/gears/parts, prop kit, sale cloth for repairs, plumbing, toilet repair kit, spare manual bilge pump, electrical spares, spare water pumps for AC, 24v autopilot electric ram drive, 24v electric bilge pump (used), AC pump, spare light bulbs, water maker supplies, fuses, rigging items (shackles), jerry cans & buckets
  • Engine spares: belts and impellers and water pump and thermostat and temp sensor and oil filter and fuel filters and fuses, timing belt
  • Lots of maintenance supplies for all kinds of repairs and jobs
  • Inflatable repair kit
  • Dinghy plugs
  • Splicing kit
  • Oreck vacuum
  • Bedding
  • Ironing board & iron




MakeAmel Super Maramu


Year built1992


Hull MaterialFibreglass



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