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M/S Armelea

Marconi (or Bermuda) Ketch.
Length o.a. 23 m.
Waterline length 18.5 m.
Beam 5.7 m.
Draught 2.2 m.
Displacement 47 tons.
Sail area 385 sq.m.
Boatbuilder Cantieri Valdettaro – Le Grazie (SP) - Costr. No. 143.
Naval architect Franco Anselmi Boretti 1967/1968.
Italian flag, year of registration 1969 - SP 2310 D.
One master cabin with bathroom.
Three guest cabins with two bathrooms.
One double cabin for crew, with bathroom.

Building materials: mixed structure (oak frames and steel floor plates); keel, stem, sternpost, planking, shelves and beams in iroko; teak deck and bulwarks; Douglas fir masts with an oval cross-section; interiors in mahogany, rosewood, maple, teak, iroko; stainless steel and brass.
Two Iveco Aifo 8210 engines 220cv/each.
Two Onan generators.
Schenker Modular water maker 100M24 100lt/h.
Two Gianneschi pumps. Three bilge pumps.
Hawker gel battery bloc.
CO2 fire extinguisher.
Complete Furuno electronic instruments (GPS, autopilot, sat nav, radar, VHF, sat phone, TV sat, echo sounder, Epirb).
Novamarine 4m tender with Yamaha motor 30cv 4T.
Two inflatable rafts for 10 people each.
Hydraulic jib roller-furler and anchor windlass. Electric winches.
Harken sails.
Fuel tanks capacity 5,000 litres.
Water tanks capacity 6,000 litres.
Maximum speed 11.5 knots.
Cruising speed 10 knots.

A classic yacht illustrated and described in various publications and books; completely restructured in 2003/2004, fully maintaining the original design.
In 2013 further refurbishment work was carried out (dinette, bathrooms) and the instrumentation and water maker replaced (Furuno and Schenker).
Annual maintenance and checks: all the equipment and instruments are efficient and functional; the certification and safety equipment comply with current ocean sailing legislation.

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