Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu 1989 #261 Fire Damage
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Hello Everybody. The way ‘auctions’ like this usually work is the entire boat is sold off to the highest outright bidder once any reserve/minimum acceptable amount has been surpassed. If the reserve is not met, sometimes the seller will agree to accept the highest bid received or often they don’t sell and offer it for purchase through brokers who specialize in selling troubled boats. I have never seen one offered for auction where it could be bought piecemeal .
I sold Ross the boat and it indeed was one of the last built. Ross did right by the boat and put a new Yanmar engine in the boat, re-rigged her with the guys I know and trust in Fort Lauderdale. The kind of damage the boat received is essentially unrepairable. Even if you could get ‘close’ to making the boat structurally complete, it could not be considered a safe and sound ocean voyager. It is truly a crying shame for the boat to die this way. Ross seems over the big part of the hurt and I am sure he will find his way back to the sea again. He will always be a member of our extended Amel family.
This boat would be ideal for someone with a Maramu with ‘good bones’ that needs a comprehensive rigging refit and a repower. Word to the wise, go see the boat before the auction if you think you could be interested!!
All The Best, Joel
Joel F. Potter/Cruising Yacht Specialist LLC
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Sent: Friday, March 17, 2017 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Maramu 1989 #261 Fire Damage
What a tragic post to read, I am so sorry for your both your monetary and the loss of a vessel that must have been important to you.
My Maramu did not come with a seat at all. If there is any chance of purchasing or acquiring a seat it would be a big help to me. I would also be interested in the Mizzen rigging since I am close to placing an order.
Please put me on the list to keep updated. My email is Lokiyawl2 at aol.com
SV Sueno, Maramu #220
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