Re: [Amel] RE: 1993 Santorin 46

Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...>

Hi Ric!

Thank you so much!  Keep in touch -- when we are in the States, we live in Norfolk.

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Oct 20, 2013, at 2:11 AM, Ric Gottschalk <ric@...> wrote:


The "navigator berth" in the main salon is a snug fit for any one over 5'9" if they stretch out or are a heavy built person. Partially due to the cabinets above. BUT in a blow, bigger guys will find it perfect. The settee is ok, but narrow and doesn't have leeboards. Aft cabin suits me best for any condition. 
The maramu's saloon is much larger due to the 7' addl length. 
I have done extensive interior, mechanical, electrical, and electronic improvements to keep Bali Hai SN24 current, safe, and ready for my next voyage. Bali Hai currently lies in Annapolis, Md. Your welcome to inspect her for further insight.

Ric Gottschalk
Kitchen Magic Refacers, Inc
Office 410-923-5800
Fax 410-923-5802

On Oct 19, 2013, at 3:33 PM, "frankgrek@..." <frankgrek@...> wrote:


hey stephanie,

i'm considering the Santorin. One question i have since I haven't been aboard one yet... How long are the settees in the main saloon? I'm just under six feet and want to make sure they'll both work as good sea berths. 



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote:

From new members, Ezio & Stephanie DiBelardino:

Greetings from Bianca, a 1993 Santorin 46, that my husband recently purchased in Martinique through Caraibe Yachts. Under her previous owner, she French- flagged and home-ported in LaRochelle. Under my husband's ownership, that status will not change. Only her name has been changed to "Bianca."

She was recently delivered to our place in the Bahamas by Capt. Laurent Crozon of Guadaloupe, and in a week or so, we will take her to the Hinckley Boatyard in Stuart, FL. to have her hauled for the remainder of the hurricane season. In mid-November or slightly later, we will return with her to our place in the Bahamas, located in a finger canal on the southern end of the Lucayan Waterway, Grand Bahama Island.

We look forward to corresponding with this group and learning about the Amel boats. Over the years, my husband has owned a Cheoy Lee 36, a Pearson 36 motorsailer, a Tarten 42 or 43, a Nauticat 43 motorsailer, a Nordhaven 47 trawler, and, for a very brief period, a Boston Whaler 305 Conquest with 2-250 hp engines. It was owning this fast, small fuel-sucking vessel that made him realize he is a sailer at heart.

Fair Winds,
Stephanie DiBelardino

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