Specifications of Sabbatical III

Sabbatical III Amel Super Maramu Millenium, Hull #419
Built by Chantiers Amel, La Rochelle, France
Launched October 2003. We are the original owners.
US flagged and Coast Guard documented
MMSI: 366907550;  Call sign: WDB5248

Basic specifications:

Length Overall

52 feet 6 inches

(16 meters)

Length at Water Line

41 feet 4 inches

(12.6 meters)


15 feet 1 inch

(4.6 meters)


6 feet 7 inches

(2.05 meters)

Air Draft

65 feet 2 inches

(20.0 meters)


12,320 pounds

(5,500 Kgs)

Displacement (loaded)

35,840 pounds

(16,250 Kgs)


100 hp Yanmar diesel



7 Kw Onan MDKAV diesel

Kubota D114 block


158 gallons

(600 liters)


264 gallons

(1000 liters)

Sail Area:  Main

378 sq. ft.

(35 sq. m.)

Sail Area:  Genoa

(155%) 764 sq. ft.

(71 sq. m)

Sail Area:  Mizzen

204 sq. ft.

(19 sq. m)

Sails and rigging:

  • Main, genoa, and mizzen built by QSails (Izmir, Turkey) in 2016. Tri-radial construction, laser cut by Dimension Polyant in Germany using their HydraNet Radial (HNR) sailcloth.
  • Sail details: Foam luff pad for genoa, Spectra webbing reinforcement at clews, soft Spectra genoa clew, stainless steel rings for main and mizzen clews, Dyneema leach lines, Heminway Bartlett UV resistant thread, foot line for genoa, leather reinforcement used at clews, aluminum clam cleats for leech lines and foot line.
  • Sail cloth and weights: HNR 393/343 for main sail, HNR 303/343 for mizzen, HNR 393/HNR 343 combination for genoa.
  • Standing rigging new 2016 using ACMO (France) parts. ACMO provides standing rigging for all new Amel sail boats.  Swaging by ACMO at  French factory.  Installed by Ogemar Spars and Rigging (Izmir, Turkey).
  • Main, mizzen, genoa, and ballooner halyards replaced in 2017 with German-made Gleistein Mega-Twin Dyneema line.

Other sails:

  • Cruising spinnaker (1213 sq. ft.) built by Doyle (Marblehead, Mass.) out of 1.5 ounce nylon, on Selden GX 25 top down furler
  • Nylon ballooner (750 sq. ft.) set on pole (built by Deme Voiles,  Le Pouliguen, France)
  • Mizzen ballooner (nylon) (built by Deme Voiles, Le Pouliguen, France)
  • Blade jib (110 %, 475 sq. ft.) built by Quantum (Thurston), Bristol, Rhode Island
  • Storm jib built by ATN (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) (never used!)
  • Backup mainsail built by Calibre Sails (Whangarei, New Zealand) in 2008 using Challenge Marblehead sailcloth


  • 220V/50 cycle AC power.  24V DC power for house uses (lights, refrigeration, bowthruster, windlass, autopilot, etc.) and 12 volt DC power for instruments and engine start.
  • 175 amp alernator (24V, by Leece-Neville model 8SC3009ZA) and 55 amp (12V) alternator both belted to Yanmar propulsion engine.
  • 12 volt alternator belted to Onan generator.
  • Balmar Max Charge MC-624H charging regulator controlling 175 amp alternator.
  • 100 amp and 30 amp (at 24 volts) Dolphin (France) chargers powered by Onan generator or shore power.
  • House battery bank (24 volt):  Twelve Victron 12 volt deep-cycle AGM batteries (BAT412101080), 110 amp-hours each @ 12V
  • Starting battery:  one Victron 12 volt deep-cycle AGM batteries (BAT412101080), 110 amp-hours
  • Ambient Weather F007T 8-Channel Wireless Thermometers in battery compartment with external display
  • Charger for 12v start battery:  Marinco 27104 portable 4.3amp charger (110/220v AC input, 6/12v DC output)
  • All batteries in compartment sealed from interior of the boat and vented overboard
  • DC/AC Inverter:  1800 watt Xantrex ProSine 1800i sine wave inverter (220v 50 hz) with remote controller in galley
  • Blue Sea inline digital multimeter (220V) with LED display in galley
  • Promariner 22074 ProSafe 50-60 Amp Failsafe Galvanic Isolator
  • E-Meter battery monitor with LED display for house battery bank
  • Three Sailor 24 volt to 13.2 volt regulators for instruments, VHF, stereo, etc. (each installed unit provides up to 8 amps at 13.2 volts)
  • Two Sharp 123 watt solar panels (multi-crystal silicon, model ND-L3EJE) hinge-mounted on stainless steel railing connected to Prostar PS-15M by Morningstar 3-stage charge controller (24V, 30amps)

Extra diesel fuel:

  • 100 gallon bladder tank (ATL) that can be strapped aft of mizzen mast when in use
  • 20 liter jerry cans x 5 (Mil-spec made by Spectre, Canada)

Engine and mechanical:

  • 24 volt Amel retractable bow thruster
  • Three-blade feathering prop (Autoprop H6-566 LH roller bearing propeller) with Spurs line cutter.  Painted with Velox anti-foul propeller paint.
  • ZF Hurth marine gearbox model ZF25
  • Vetus flexible coupling (new 2019)
  • Automatic fire extinguisher in engine room
  • Manual engine room fire extinguisher operated from companionway
  • Central bilge system with automatic (Vetus EMP14024B 24 volt waste pump) and manual (Henderson Whale Mark V) bilge pumps.  Plus complete spare pumps for both.
  • Extra spare bilge pumps:  Jabsco 50890-1100 Marine Filter-less Waste Pump (24-Volt, 7-Amp, 1.5″) and Rule 25 DA-24 Marine Bilge Pump, Non-Automatic, 500 GPH, 24 Volt
  • Aqualarm Bilge Pump Cycle Counter
  • SpeedSeal Life on Yanmar cooling pump
  • Three independent air conditioning and heating units 220 V (Climma “Compact Quatro”, Italy)
  • Spare AC pump: March pump #AC-5C-MD, 230v, 17gph, 1/8hp
  • Seven Hella two-speed fans, one Caframo 748CA24-BBX Bora 24-Volt Multi-Purpose 3-Speed Marine Ventilation Fan,  and two “Port Fans” by Hotwire (all 24 volt)
  • 150 liter per hour freshwater maker (Dessalator, France) with two Dow SW2540 RO membranes,
  • Two sediment pre-filters (20 microns and 5 microns) for watermaker (GE Hytrex, 10 inch)
  • Watermaker freshwater flush through carbon block pre-filter with 0.6 micron filtration (Matrikx CTO Plus, 10 inch)
  • Omega inline water quality monitor with LED display and alarm in galley (Model  CDCN 204)
  • 24 volt forced air ventilation system throughout
  • Dual Racor 500 fuel filters (10 micron elements) with vacuum gauge
  • Fuel polisher (150 gph, Reverso 24 volt fuel pump, Racor 1000 fuel filter with 10 micron element, Algae-X FPS-500A)
  • Hose teed to fuel polisher used to drain bladder tank and jerry cans
  • Vetus sea strainer with basket SET0187
  • Jabsco 24v engine room blower (model 35440-0010 )
  • Heat Extraction Fan:   FASCO 24 Volt 2807-513-122
  • Vetus WaterLock Type L Muffler

Sail control:

  • 11 Lewmar self tailing winches: 2 electric #58 primaries, 1 electric #44 mainsheet, 2 #44 self-tailling, 3 #40 self-tailing,  4 #16 self-tailing single-speed
  • AMEL electric furling jib (manual backup)
  • AMEL electric furling and reefing main (with manual backup)
  • AMEL manual furling and reefing mizzen
  • Double downwind AMEL pole system with complete rigging
  • Control of mainsheet traveler (Lewmar) with traveler winch (Andersen) in cockpit
  • Control of jib sheet car traveler (Lewmar) next to cockpit

Deck and anchoring:

  • Center cockpit with fully protected helm seat and leather-covered wheel
  • Hard dodger
  • Folding bimini with extension, side panels, and dodger cover (canvas made in Sunbrella by Canvas Creations, Phuket, Thailand; plastic enclosure made by Amel)
  • Shadetree brand canvas awnings completely shade deck from bow to mizzen
  • Two sail lockers forward, dedicated liferaft locker, deep cockpit locker, and large stern locker
  • Aluminum ladder/gangway combination
  • Stainless steel rub rails
  • Four hatches (Goiot) with mosquito screens by Bugbusters
  • Four opening portholes (Goiot “Traditional Portlight” Model #34.14) with mosquito screens by Waterline Design
  • Double bow rollers for anchors
  • Automatic anchor washdown (AMFA model A66B) with cockpit control
  • High pressure freshwater deck wash
  • Cockpit table
  • Freshwater hot/cold deck shower in cockpit with thermostatic control
  • Lofrans Tigress 1200 watt electric windlass 24 volts with controls at anchor and at helm station
  • Bow anchor: Buegel anchor (30 kg) by Wasi (stainless steel) connected to “Wasi Power Ball” anchor swivel
  • 10 mm galvanized Grade 70 anchor chain (90 meters, new 2017) made by Chainerie Limousine (France)
  • Anchor chain counter with display at helm
  • Stern anchor: Spade ALU 100 (aluminum) with 30 feet chain + 250 feet line
  • Storm anchor: Fortress FX55 with 6 meters chain + 350 feet of 3/4 inch double-braid  rope rode
  • ULTRALINE Flat Rope (60 meters, floating polypropylene) on stainless reel on transom

Navigation and electronics:

  • Radar display/chartplotter at nav station Raymarine RL80C Plus
  • Radar display/chartplotter at helm station Raymarine RC530 Plus
  • C-Map digital charts cartridges
  • iNavX navigation app running on iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 using Navionic charts
  • vYacht NMEA wifi router wirelessly broadcasts all instrument and AIS data to iPads and laptops
  • Raymarine Pathfinder 4 Kw radar with radome mounter on mizzen mast
  • Raymarine autopilot ST7001+ with 400G AST course computer with Gyro-Plus heading sensor
  • Backup autopilot is Raymarine Evolution EV-400 Sailing Vessel Autopilot Pack with Actisense NGW-1-STNG NMEA Gateway for SeaTalk ng System
  • Raymarine Type 2 24 volt long linear drive autopilot motor (M81134) on rudder quadrant (with backup linear drive in box)
  • Second installed autopilot motor (Raymarine Type 2 24 volt rotary (chain) drive model M81137) as installed backup
  • Raymarine ST60 depth, speed, and ST70 wind instruments with displays at helm and nav station
  • Raymarine Raytalk 240 VHF with handsets at helm and in companionway
  • Raymarine  Raynav 300 GPS (Raystar 125 GPS as backup)
  • Raymarine wireless “Smartcontroller” autopilot remote
  • Extra Seatalk network ports at helm, nav stations, and galley
  • Raymarine PC/Seatalk/NMEA interface box (Model 85001)
  • Hawkeye H22PX portable depth sounder
  • SOLAS/USCG flare kits
  • Digital Yacht AIT1000 Class B AIS transponder attached to dedicated antenna at masthead and broadcast as wifi signal via vYacht NMEA router
  • AIS Backup (uninstalled): (i) spare VHF antenna,  (ii) Digital Yacht SPL2000 VHF/AIS Antenna Splitter, and (iii) QK-A026 Wireless AIS+GPS Receiver by Quark Electronics
  • ICOM M802 SSB radio with ICOM AT 140 automatic tuner, whip antenna
  • Ubiquiti Bullet M2 Titanium – Wireless Access Point – AirMax (BM2-TI(US)) with Alfa 9 dBi AOA-2409TF outdoor Wi-Fi omni-directional antenna N-female connector
  • TP-Link Hgh Powered Wireless Outdoor CPE TL-WA5210G directional wifi repeater
  • Cisco/Linksys E3200 High-Performance Simultaneous Dual-Band Wireless-N Router
  • Two Iridium satellite phones (Motorola 9555 and 9505)
  • Redport Optimizer satellite hotspot (router) for Iridum satellite connections
  • Xaxero SSB weatherfax demodulator
  • Steiner Commander 7×50 binoculars
  • SeaMe active radar transponder at top of mizzen mast
  • Aqua Signal Series 40 tricolor (LED), deck-level, and anchor lights (LED)
  • Aqua Signal Series 43 LED Masthead (“Steaming” / Foredeck Combi-Light
  • Holux 1200e GPS logger with bluetooth
  • Garmin inReach SE+ provides 2-way text messaging from anywhere via Iridium satellite network. Tracks location on web site. Also may be used to trigger an interactive SOS to SAR monitoring center.  (new 2018)


  • Two 24V electric deep freezer/ refrigerators in the saloon (Frigoboat)
  • Digital thermometers with displays for each fridge/freezer above (DROK 100096 Micro LED Digital -55 to 125F degrees Temperature Meter Gauge Panel DC 7-30V 12V/24V Temp Tester Monitor with Bright Blue Digital Display and DS18B20 Waterproof Sensor Probe)
  • Camco Fridge Airators in each fridge/freezer
  • Front-opening 24V stainless steel refrigerator in galley (Frigoboat)
  • Top-loading stainless steel dishwasher (Eumenia 5500)
  • Eno four-burner stainless steel propane stove with oven (Eno No. 0743 “Marina cooker + grill”)
  • Microwave oven:  Samsung ME83M  220v 50/60 Hz
  • Top-loading clothes washer: Hotpoint-Ariston WMTG 723 H C IT  7kg 1200RPM White 220v in mohagany box, new 2017
  • Isolated and airtight propane gas compartment with solenoid valve
  • One 20 lb and one 10 lb aluminum US standard propane bottles in sealed gas compartment
  • Extra 10 lb aluminum propane bottle stored on rail
  • Galley exhaust fan
  • Corian countertops


  • Two Jabsco electric toilets (Model 37245-1094, 24V, EMC) each with Jabsco Par-Mar 4 flush water supply pumps(Model 31631-1094) and Jabsco macerator pumps (Model 37072-0094)
  • Two interior showers with thermostatic controls
  • Two blackwater holding tanks (60 liters each)
  • Two interior and one cockpit shower with thermostatic control
  • Clothes washer: Hotpoint-Ariston WMTG 723 H C IT Freestanding 7kg 1200RPM White Top-loading 220v, new 2017
  • Seagull IV water filter with tap in galley
  • Jabsco VFLO 5.0 GPM (19 LPM) Constant Flow Water Pressure Pump (Model 42755-0094) (plus spare)
  • Marine hot water tank:  IndelWebasto Isotemp Basic 40L MODEL 604031BD00003 with 750 watt immersion element and dual coils  (new 2018)


  • Speakers in saloon and cockpit plus JBL Charge Portable Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Speakers and Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II
  • Epson WorkForce WF-100 Wireless Mobile Printer
  • iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Pro with waterproof cases
  • Portable/foldable solar panel for charging iPads, VHF, AIS/GPS in event of power failure
  • Boat PC:  Intel NUC6i5SYK running on 24v DC current stepped down to 19v DC by Intelligent DC-DC converter with USB interface (model “DCDC-USB-200″ from Ituner Networks). PC connected to USB powered GeChic 2501H 15.6” 1080P Portable Monitor
  • Boat laptop:  Lenovo – Yoga 710 2-in-1  15.6″ Touch-Screen Laptop with Intel Core i5
  • Fishing gear for trolling offshore


  • 7 watertight compartments
  • Two EPIRBs:  (1) ACR Globalfix Pro GPS EPIRB Cat II (Model 2844), (2)ACR GLOBALFIX V4 CATEGORY 2 EPIRB (new 2017)
  • Forespar WL-1 Floating Strobe LED Water Light
  • LED emergency light “STELLA” with MED-SOLAS approval. Automatic ON when in the upright position, 60 pulses per minute
  • Weems & Plath SOS Distress Light (certified to replace traditional pyrotechnic flares)
  • MOM8-A man-overboard module
  • KADEMATIC – MOB heaving line / 30 m
  • SEATEC X-ADVANCED 300 Life Jackets (new 2018) with buoyancy of 300N
  • Wichard tethers and jacklines
  • Lifesling man overboard module in hard plastic case
  • Zodiac Open Sea ISO9650 6-person liferaft (new 2017)
  • Dedicated liferaft locker
  • Abandon ship bags (ACR RapidDitch Express Abandon Ship Survival Bag) with water, emergency rations, signaling devices, etc.
  • Hand-pumped emergency watermaker (Katadyn Survivor 06)
  • Handheld VHF radios (Standard Horizon (2) and Icom)
  • Raymarine Lifetag man-overboard alert system connected to Seatalk network with four Lifetags PLDs
  • Personal AIS emergency transmitter  by easyONE (Germany) installed in two Seatec X-ADVANCED pfd’s
  • Padeyes in cockpit and Wichard jacklines on deck
  • Continuous stainless steel railings full length of the boat (25 mm diameter)
  • Storm drogue: Galerider (42″ x 48″ – 30,000 to 55,000 lbs) with 350 feet of 3/4 inch double-braid line
  • Electric hookah diving apparatus (Brownies Third Lung E140 220v/50 hz)
  • Whale Titan manual emergency pump mounted on wooden board
  • Masthead tricolor (Aquasignal Series 40) and deck-level running lights
  • Aqua Signal LED Combination Steaming Light / Floodlight S43
  • Masthead emergency strobe light
  • Floorboard lockdowns
  • Lee boards at all berths
  • Plastimo emergency boarding later
  • Universal Security Instruments SS-770 Battery-Operated Ionization Smoke and Fire Alarm
  • Fireboy-Xintex Carbon Monoxide Alarm – Battery Operated Model CMD5-MB


  • Highfield Dinghy Ultralite 260, Model #UL260 (new 2019, aluminum hull and Hypalon tubes) with Tohatsu 9.8 hp outboard (2-stroke) (Model M9.8)
  • Backup dinghy:  Zodiac Cadet roll-up (Model C310,10.4 feet) with Yamaha 6-hp 2-stroke
  • West Marine inflatable kayak