Super Maramu interior upgrades


karkauai
 

Hi Eloi,
I will post a few pics when all is completed, probably in 2-3 weeks.
The seat was raised enough to add the pull-out trays where cushions are placed.
Kent and Iris
SM 243
Kristy

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Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


Eloi Bamberg
 

Hallo Kent,
I thought already about modifying the settee as you described (reclining the back and footrests). Have you some details or photos of your modification.

On Red Lion there were already drawers under each steps of the companionway when we bought it, great storage!

regards,

Eloi
Red Lion
SM2K 426


karkauai
 
Edited

We modified the settee so that the back can recline a little, and added pullout footrests.  It is much more comfortable to sit in than before.  We are adding a mini projection TV above the settee and a pull down screen for watching movies.  The screen will be removed while sailing and stored wrapped in a blanket with the emergency tiller.
Also added a tool storage area in forward hanging locker and drawer under bottom step of companionway ladder.

When all is finished I'll post pics.
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Kent & Iris
KRISTY
SM243


eric freedman
 

Hi,

Thank You so much.

Nice Idea.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Super Maramu interior upgrades

 

Eric,
Not sure if this is a physical upgrade you were looking for but it is the first thing I would recommend to other Amel SM owners.  (Below is a cut and paste of an earlier post updated with new links to Google photos rather than Dropbox and a sink insert drying rack)

We thought we would share a solution we found for the slippery Corian-like counter tops.  OXO "Good Grip" silicone drying mats.  Advantages--

 

  • they are designed to contain liquids or other spilled substances
  • almost perfectly pre-sized for the SM counters.  We bought 5 "Large"; 1 "Square"; and 2 "Rectangular" --16.9" x 12.5"; 12" x 12"; 17" x 6".
  •  easy to clean, food safe silicone
  • withstand up to 425F, so you can set a hot pan on them
  • neutral color, durable, non-staining (after several months of use you can remove deposits with vinegar
  • highly slip resistant and you can still use a regular cutting board and drying rack on top of them
  • relatively inexpensive--we bought all 8 from Amazon for $121 

The 12x12 that goes over the pantry lid may be harder to find these days.

 

Google Photo pics (click for larger image/slide show)-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7s6QjZxd4rPPwuV7   (BTW coffee cups are Ikea)

We used 5 of the large because our dishwasher was converted to a toploading fridge.  Not sure of the dimension size of the dishwasher.

We also use a drying rack with silicone sides (can be collapsed) that we constantly keep inserted in the left kitchen sink.  The silicone keeps it firmly wedged and prevents any wear or marks and the bottom is held about 1" above the drain of the sink.  It really controls any items that you might want to dry or drain while underway and we use it at anchor or dock as well.  We purchased it at The Container store, model info is in photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/WbuW57fAeCYpgero9

Suzanne and Bob

SM 429 KAIMI 


Heinz Stutenbaeumer
 

Quetzal Upgrade 

Am 20.02.2021 18:55 schrieb rossirossix4 <rossidesigngroup@...>:

Eric,
Not sure if this is a physical upgrade you were looking for but it is the first thing I would recommend to other Amel SM owners.  (Below is a cut and paste of an earlier post updated with new links to Google photos rather than Dropbox and a sink insert drying rack)

We thought we would share a solution we found for the slippery Corian-like counter tops.  OXO "Good Grip" silicone drying mats.  Advantages--

 

  • they are designed to contain liquids or other spilled substances
  • almost perfectly pre-sized for the SM counters.  We bought 5 "Large"; 1 "Square"; and 2 "Rectangular" --16.9" x 12.5"; 12" x 12"; 17" x 6".
  •  easy to clean, food safe silicone
  • withstand up to 425F, so you can set a hot pan on them
  • neutral color, durable, non-staining (after several months of use you can remove deposits with vinegar
  • highly slip resistant and you can still use a regular cutting board and drying rack on top of them
  • relatively inexpensive--we bought all 8 from Amazon for $121 
The 12x12 that goes over the pantry lid may be harder to find these days.

 

Google Photo pics (click for larger image/slide show)-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7s6QjZxd4rPPwuV7   (BTW coffee cups are Ikea)

We used 5 of the large because our dishwasher was converted to a toploading fridge.  Not sure of the dimension size of the dishwasher.

We also use a drying rack with silicone sides (can be collapsed) that we constantly keep inserted in the left kitchen sink.  The silicone keeps it firmly wedged and prevents any wear or marks and the bottom is held about 1" above the drain of the sink.  It really controls any items that you might want to dry or drain while underway and we use it at anchor or dock as well.  We purchased it at The Container store, model info is in photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/WbuW57fAeCYpgero9

Suzanne and Bob

SM 429 KAIMI 



rossirossix4
 

Eric,
Not sure if this is a physical upgrade you were looking for but it is the first thing I would recommend to other Amel SM owners.  (Below is a cut and paste of an earlier post updated with new links to Google photos rather than Dropbox and a sink insert drying rack)

We thought we would share a solution we found for the slippery Corian-like counter tops.  OXO "Good Grip" silicone drying mats.  Advantages--

 

  • they are designed to contain liquids or other spilled substances
  • almost perfectly pre-sized for the SM counters.  We bought 5 "Large"; 1 "Square"; and 2 "Rectangular" --16.9" x 12.5"; 12" x 12"; 17" x 6".
  •  easy to clean, food safe silicone
  • withstand up to 425F, so you can set a hot pan on them
  • neutral color, durable, non-staining (after several months of use you can remove deposits with vinegar
  • highly slip resistant and you can still use a regular cutting board and drying rack on top of them
  • relatively inexpensive--we bought all 8 from Amazon for $121 
The 12x12 that goes over the pantry lid may be harder to find these days.

 

Google Photo pics (click for larger image/slide show)-- https://photos.app.goo.gl/K7s6QjZxd4rPPwuV7   (BTW coffee cups are Ikea)

We used 5 of the large because our dishwasher was converted to a toploading fridge.  Not sure of the dimension size of the dishwasher.

We also use a drying rack with silicone sides (can be collapsed) that we constantly keep inserted in the left kitchen sink.  The silicone keeps it firmly wedged and prevents any wear or marks and the bottom is held about 1" above the drain of the sink.  It really controls any items that you might want to dry or drain while underway and we use it at anchor or dock as well.  We purchased it at The Container store, model info is in photo https://photos.app.goo.gl/WbuW57fAeCYpgero9

Suzanne and Bob

SM 429 KAIMI 


Ian Townsend
 

Our modifications include:
- tool cabinet in locker across from fwd head
- vented door on wet locker at nav station
- Shelving for paper products in passageway aft locker 
- athwartships bunk in aft cabin
- fridge/freezer under galley sink
- oceanarium sky screens on all hatches (except fwd head)
- interior LED lighting and new modernized fixtures

We also just finished our full cockpit enclosure a couple of months ago. Gives us lots more ‘interior’ space!


Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
SM153

On Feb 20, 2021, at 10:01 AM, Davi Rozgonyi <davi.rozgonyi@...> wrote:

Hey Mark, here is a quick panorama snap of the cabin this morning... Click to open fully. The opening was widened slightly as well, and slidy cabinets along port and stb increase storage. Underneath is a tetris maze of big Tupperware holding spare parts. There are 2 mattresses (with a nice single topper so the middle sleeper avoids the crack), so accessing the rudder is just a matter of flipping the back mattress onto the front. Not the most most convenient, but 1 minute to do, and the trade off is more than worth it... 
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Davi Rozgonyi
 

Hey Mark, here is a quick panorama snap of the cabin this morning... Click to open fully. The opening was widened slightly as well, and slidy cabinets along port and stb increase storage. Underneath is a tetris maze of big Tupperware holding spare parts. There are 2 mattresses (with a nice single topper so the middle sleeper avoids the crack), so accessing the rudder is just a matter of flipping the back mattress onto the front. Not the most most convenient, but 1 minute to do, and the trade off is more than worth it... 


Bill Kinney
 

On Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 09:32 PM, Brent Cameron wrote:
Didn’t you and Karen also install a hatch on the aft cabin deck just aft of the mizzen mast?  I absolutely remember being fascinated by your innovative mizzen traveller adjustment (just like the main traveller) and thought that I remembered noticing that you had an extra hatch that I hadn’t seen on other Super Maramus.   

Brent
Brent,

The mizzen traveler modification is ours.  I didn't include it since it is not "interior", but I can't imagine sailing the boat without it.  We have not added a hatch, although have seen boats with that change.

I did forget to include the LED strip lights we added to the galley.  Another change I'd not want to lose. And red lights at key places through the cabin for night work on passage.

Bill


Mark Barter
 

Hi Davi,

Do you by any chance have a photograph of your rear cabin? That certainly sounds like a modification we would like to make.

Thanks
Mark
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Mark & Nicky Barter
S/V Nunky
SM 110


Davi Rozgonyi
 
Edited

The best mod hands down we inherited from our wonderful previous owner: an aft cabin conversion into a single wall to wall bed taking normal mattresses and bigger than king size bed. For a three person marriage, it just about sold the boat for us. 

Another brilliancy was to put a waeco freezer in place of the nav station stool...with a solid enclosure and a cushion on top, it rocks.

We cut out the admittedly beautiful table leg wine holder, and replaced it with two robust pistons to convert it into a huge daybed/guest bed/movie couch, with a 40 inch screen opposite. Also wonderful. We usually eat in the cockpit, or on our laps, so we have raised it maybe twice in 3 years. We enjoy our movies so that mod was pretty necessary, sitting around the table for film nights got old in about 2 weeks. All the bilge space was preserved underneath, and the wines are in a milk crate under one side of the seating. 

A tiny mod I did immediately which has been replicated at least once for being so handy: I cut out a 3/4 inch half circle from the top of the bin holding the shower hose...that old hose is precious, and now it can be out without getting squashed by the lid. There is no need for that to be 1000 percent watertight as the SM cockpit stays dry. 

Edit: another ESSENTIAL to us mod our po made: two additional hatches in the roof of the aft cabin. I don't see how people survive summer without it. One over the head, the other in line with it over the entrance. We pull the back of the dodger out over the sundeck with a line in the rain, and can keep these open under almost monsoon rain. Gets the steam out of the shower in 30 seconds too, and they face forward to scoop air on anchor. Absolute must for us... 

We installed a litter box under the galley sink, but I don't think anyone here is interested in that 😅


Ann-Sofie, S/Y Lady Annila
 

On S/Y Lady Annila we have changed to electrical stove and oven, built a drawer cabinett in the wardrobe area next to nav table, added an extra shelf for the nav. computer above the nav tabke, added a smaller table in the cocpit,  cut some 10 cm off the extension cushion and board in the forward cabin to gain some extra floor space when it is in use. 
So not so much. 

Regards
Ann-Sofie & Jonas
S/Y LadyvAnnila SMS 232, , 1998


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20/02/2021 kl. 01:23 skrev eric freedman <kimberlite@...>:



I was just wondering what physical upgrades owners of the super Maramu have done to their interiors besides

A change of curtains etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 


Brent Cameron
 

Didn’t you and Karen also install a hatch on the aft cabin deck just aft of the mizzen mast?  I absolutely remember being fascinated by your innovative mizzen traveller adjustment (just like the main traveller) and thought that I remembered noticing that you had an extra hatch that I hadn’t seen on other Super Maramus.   

Brent

On Feb 19, 2021, 9:29 PM -0500, Bill Kinney <cruisingconsulting@...>, wrote:
Eric,

A great question, and it reminds me how well the original design and fixtures on our boat have held up for over 25 years. Not entirely sure what all you'd include in "interior", but here is our list:

  • We upgraded our galley with a 4 burner stove (from the original 2 burner), and added a microwave/convection oven as well to replace the original microwave. The head cook on board is really happy with those changes. Previous owner replaced the tile countertop with Corian.
  • Much of the cushion foam has been replaced inside the original covers. Not really an "upgrade" just replacing stuff worn out. 
  • We upgraded the seat for the nav station.
  • A previous owner added some fantastic magnetic insect screens for all the opening ports.
  • Alpenglow lamp in the main saloon, and LED bulbs everywhere. New shades for the lamps in the saloon.
  • As part of a major deck repair we replaced the hatch in the saloon, and added an interior shade and screen.
  • We replaced the hand wheels on the companionway with cams.  
One thing that hasn't changed is the original interior fabric Amel chose.  The synthetic velour-like material seems to be pretty bullet proof. We like the pattern, and will change it out when it does wear out, whenever that might be.  I think Bill Rouse has predicted 100 years. A few other things have needed replacing, but in general we have stayed as close to the original design as possible.

It's not a long list, we are pretty happy with Capt Henrie's choices.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA

--
Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada


Bill Kinney
 

Eric,

A great question, and it reminds me how well the original design and fixtures on our boat have held up for over 25 years. Not entirely sure what all you'd include in "interior", but here is our list:

  • We upgraded our galley with a 4 burner stove (from the original 2 burner), and added a microwave/convection oven as well to replace the original microwave. The head cook on board is really happy with those changes. Previous owner replaced the tile countertop with Corian.
  • Much of the cushion foam has been replaced inside the original covers. Not really an "upgrade" just replacing stuff worn out. 
  • We upgraded the seat for the nav station.
  • A previous owner added some fantastic magnetic insect screens for all the opening ports.
  • Alpenglow lamp in the main saloon, and LED bulbs everywhere. New shades for the lamps in the saloon.
  • As part of a major deck repair we replaced the hatch in the saloon, and added an interior shade and screen.
  • We replaced the hand wheels on the companionway with cams.  
One thing that hasn't changed is the original interior fabric Amel chose.  The synthetic velour-like material seems to be pretty bullet proof. We like the pattern, and will change it out when it does wear out, whenever that might be.  I think Bill Rouse has predicted 100 years. A few other things have needed replacing, but in general we have stayed as close to the original design as possible.

It's not a long list, we are pretty happy with Capt Henrie's choices.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Charleston, SC, USA


eric freedman
 

I was just wondering what physical upgrades owners of the super Maramu have done to their interiors besides

A change of curtains etc.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376