Amélie is a safe & fun small sailing yacht, ideal for adventurers, families and first time sailors alike. Pop her on her trailer and take her wherever you wish (the trailer is also a great money saver when it comes to boat storage, even keep her on your drive if you like!).
As a Swift 18 (18 feet / 5.5 metres) she is said to be unsinkable thanks to her extensive foam linings. Plus with the lifting keel she can easily explore skinny waters, requiring less than a foot to float in!
I’ve enjoyed owning her over the last 4-5 years and taken great care to ensure she is in tip top condition.
In 2015 she benefited from a brand new stack pack & lazy jack setup (making raising and lowering the sail as easy as pie).
In 2016 a complete refit of the cabin was undertaken, with re-furbished cushions, new shelving installed and refreshed headlining. She also benefited from a new anchor and chain.
All cushions and perishables etc have been stored at home during the winter months. She theoretically sleeps 4, with 2 in the forepeak and 1 in each of the 2 saloon berths.
Amélie is currently on her trailer in Hoo Ness Yacht Club (River Medway, near Rochester Kent) available to view by appointment.
By agreement local transportation may be arranged or in any case assistance with preparing her for transport (or even re-launching if desired) can be organised if desired.
|Vessel type:||Sailing Yacht|
|No. of engines:||1|
|Engine model:||Yamaha F4A outboard|
|Fuel type:||Petrol (Gas)|
|Length over all:||5.50m|
|Length at waterline:||4.98m|
|Hull material:||Glass Fibre|
|Hull colour:||Painted blue|
|Keel type:||Lifting Keel|
|Fuel capacity:||22 Litres|
Yacht of GRP construction. Hull painted in navy with high grade UV resistant two-pack polyurethane paint (International Perfection) thus avoiding any risk of osmosis.
Designed to be unsinkable thanks to foam throughout the hull.
Sleeps 4, with 2 in the forepeak and 1 in each of the 2 saloon berths. There is only one main cabin.
Her equipment is extensive for a small yacht:
-Swift 18 - constructed in 1982, with a range of documentation
-Hull painted in navy with high grade UV resistant two-pack polyurethane paint (International Perfection) thus avoiding any risk of osmosis
-Professionally anti-fouled (including keel) in Summer 2018, only lightly used since
-Furling genoa & stack-packed mainsail (both washed & repaired in 2019 and unused since)
-Spare main & genoa (in so so condition)
-Yamaha F4A 4hp engine (serviced in 2017 and rarely used)
-Outboard stand (for storing Outboard ashore)
-Yamaha outboard bag (for storing outboard in the cabin)
-22L fuel tank (new in 2015)
-Brand new fuel transfer syphon (unused)
-Avon dinghy (seen better days, in need of attention and without oars)
-Spinnaker/whisker pole (although no spinnaker)
-Mast on tabernacle (for easy raising/lowering for transport etc)
-Raymarine Tiller Pilot (ST1000) less than 3yrs old
-4.5kg galvanised crown/stock anchor + 2m chain and rode
-Road trailer (unbraked)
-Exide Marine Equipment Battery 450Wh, 40Ah, 12v (new in 2017, stored ashore and kept topped up)
-Solar Panel to top up battery
-2 Falcon Mugs
-Campingaz Bistro stove (brand new and unused)
-Thetford PortaPotti (new in 2015)
-Selection of fenders & warps
-Boom pre-setup with 2 reefing lines & outhaul
-Winch handle - to operate keel and winches
-Trailer winch handle
Furling genoa & stack-packed mainsail (both washed & repaired in 2019 and unused since).
Spare set of both (unsure of the condition though).
Nasa depth sounder