Classic Sail Yacht
AME


for Sale

14 Ton Gauntlet Sloop
Build 1948
41ft, 12.5m
Asking price: £49,500

Ame is canoe stern, 14 ton, Gauntlet sloop designed as an ocean racer by Rodney Paul and built by Berthons of Lymington in 1947. Construction is of African Mahogany planking on Oak frames. All seams are splined. Her Lead keel is fastened with Bronze keel bolts - all inspected 1998. Her hull has been epoxy glass sheathed below the waterline to give long term protection from marine borers in warm waters.
"Ame", formerly "Lady Emma Hamilton" and "Gemini", offers 4 berths in three cabins, the forepeak being given over to stowage and a workshop for long term live-aboards. There is 6ft 3ins standing headroom throughout.
Mechanical propulsion is by Mercedes OM636 4-cylinder 42hp diesel engine.
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
She comes with a complement of electronics including radar, GPS, Yeoman plotter, DSC VHF, autopilot and Navtex. An inflatable dinghy is also included.
Fractional sloop rig
Keel stepped Spruce mast with double spreaders 
Spruce boom with slab reefing
Dyform Stainless steel standing rigging mostly renewed 1997
Profurl Headsail reefing
Lewmar Bronze halyard winches
Mainsail - North Sea Sails 2004 ~460 sq ft 3 slab reefing points
Mainsail is cream Dacron
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.
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
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
Clock
Barometer
Sestrel hand bearing compass
Oil lamp
Engine
Mercedes OM636 4-cylinder 42hp diesel
fitted 60Amp alternator (2005)
Tankage
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)
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.
Designed "in house" and built by Berthons, the Gauntlet class can truly be described as a "classic" sailing yacht. Of strong construction and with excellent performance under sail the Gauntlet proved ideal for long distance passage making and indeed a considerable number of such voyages were undertaken.
"Ame", previously "Lady Emma Hamilton" and "Gemini" has been in current ownership 2003, her previous owner living on her since 1995. During that time she enjoyed over £20,000 being spent on materials, fittings and upgrading of equipment. Works included: new Teak deck, renewal of all cockpit brightwork and sole, new main cabin sole in Mahogany, chart table in Teak and all interior main cabin bulkheads being faced in 4mm thick solid Mahogany boards. The engine was removed and professionally rebuilt. She was rigged to suit shorthanded sailing.
That owner sailed her from Penzance to the Azores where she cruised the Islands and then made passage to the Canaries via Madeira and Porto Santo where she spent three years. During those passages she encountered full and severe gales with her owner commenting that her performance at no time gave him any cause for concern'.
 






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