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"Ame", Gauntlet Class Sloop Lying  Suffolk

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Sails and Deck Gear
Mid Cabin
Nav Station


Ame is canoe stern, 14 ton, Gauntlet sloop designed by Rodney Paul and built by Berthons of Lymington in 1948. Construction is of African Mahogany planking on Oak frames. All seams are splined.  Her Lead keel is fastened with Bronze keel bolts. Her hull has been epoxy glass sheathed below the waterline to give long term protection from marine borers in warm waters. The Teak laid decks were fitted in 1996. 

Approximate Dimensions

Length Overall  41ft 12.5m
Waterline Length  33ft 10.06m
Beam  9ft 6ins 2.9m
Draft  6ft 1.83m
Sail Area 830sq ft 77sq m
Displacement  11.51tons 11,700kg
Ballast  5 tons 5,080kg
Registered Tonnage 8.46
Thames Tonnage 14 tons

Rig, Sails and Spars

Fractional sloop rig
Keel stepped Spruce mast with double spreaders 
Spruce boom with slab reefing  (2004)
Dyform Stainless steel standing rigging mostly renewed 1997


Profurl headsail reefing gear
Lewmar Bronze halyard winches
Mainsail - North Sea Sails 2004 ~460 sq ft  3 slab reefing points
Mainsail is cream Dacron

Mainsail cover (2007)
Furling Genoa Padded Luff ~370 sq ft
Hanked genoa ~300sq ft
Hanked working jib with reefing points to reduce to storm jib ~200sq ft
All headsails are tan Dacron
Highfield levers either side for running backstays.

Deck Equipment


Bruce anchor 22kg  on 70m 12mm galvanised chain
Custom bow roller assembly makes the Bruce anchor self stowing
Maxwell electric windlass
9kg Danforth Kedge anchor on 10m 3/8in chain and 30m Nylon Multiplait warp
Monitor servo windvane self steering 


Massive Lewmar sheet winches 
Double handed winch handle

Simpson Lawrence Anchorman manual windlass on after deck

Sestrel steering compass
Motor sailing cone
Anchor ball

General Equipment

Taylor's diesel heater



Sestrel hand bearing compass

Oil lamp


Mercedes OM636 4-cylinder 42hp diesel
fitted 60Amp alternator (2005)


Diesel 2 x 15 gallon Vetus tanks
Water  1 x 36 gallon tank + 2 x 15 gallon tanks 
Paraffin 1 gallon for the cooker by the galley

Electrics / Electronics

2 x 125 AH 12 Volt general service batteries
1 x 75 AH 12Volt engine start battery
230Volt AC shore power installation 

Custom fused switch panel
Most of the wiring has been refurbished
2 x Solar panels - charge an additional 85AH 12Volt battery for the Anchor windlass through a Fox 350 charge regulator


Raymarine RL70 Radar (2005)


Garmin GPS 152 (2004)
Yeoman Pro Plotter (2004)

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Nasa Electronic compass
Nasa Log / speedo
Nasa Echo sounder
Nasa wind speed 

Icom  601 DSC VHF radio telephone (2004)
Horn / hailer - can be connected to VHF


Autohelm 2000 autopilot

Sestrel hand bearing compass


Nasa Navtex pro 
Nasa SSB communications receiver

Twin solar panels

Safety Gear

GME 406Mhz digital EPIRB (2005)


Lifebelts x 2
Webbing jackstays

Firdell Blipper radar reflector


2 x manual bilge pumps
Electric automatic bilge pump

4 x Fire extinguishers (2004)
Automatic fire extinguisher in engine compartment (2004)
Ocean flare pack (2004)
Klaxon fog horn
6 x life jackets and life lines

Shore Gear

Quicksilver Inflatable tender

Data and Spares

Original Sail plan and boat drawings 
Much historical data
Receipts and instruction manuals for equipment.

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For further details or to arrange to view, please contact Adrian  Espin at: - Astonbury Marine Services 
19 Colne Road, Brightlingsea, Essex, CO7 0DL  Tel: 01206 305 996  or +44 1206 305 996
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In this case we are acting as Brokers only. The Vendor is not selling in the course of a business. Whilst every care has been taken in their preparation, the correctness of these particulars is not guaranteed. The particulars are intended only as a guide and they do not constitute a term of any contract. A prospective buyer is strongly advised to check the particulars and where appropriate at his own expense to employ a qualified Marine Surveyor to carry out a survey and/or to have an engine trial conducted.  All Content is copyright - all rights reserved.