AU $450,000
53' - 16.15m
Gold Coast Region Southport Yacht Club
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Synthetic teak decks, fibreglass cabin top and roof with all round clears

Description: Amel 53 Super Maramu - The Ultimate Global Cruising Yacht
Amel yachts were, and are, famous for being the ultimate standard production yacht. The Super Maramu is an 'elite' cruising yacht with a solid reputation worldwide. This is not just a yacht, it is a luxurious and sturdy home that you can enjoy sailing in all conditions - easily.

Of distinct appeal and a huge advantage is the ability to sail and cruise this yacht comfortably and easily with as few as two people without leaving the cockpit with electric winches and furling systems for the main and Genoa. The ketch sail-plan means that the area of each sail area is smaller than on a single-masted boat. This enables you to sail safely and comfortably in significantly strong winds (short-handed or solo). Maintenance is minimal thanks to the fake teak grain moulded and painted into the decks.

Below decks everything has been taken care of in meticulous detail to provide functional, practical and living spaces with upgraded water-maker, air conditioning, washing machine and and lots more utilities so you can spend months off grid if that is your wish (while still staying in touch with the world).

Sueno Azul was launched in 1991 and was purchased in Southport in 2015. Her owners have completed significant upgrades and spent several seasons cruising between to New Caledonia, Vanuatu, and the Whitsundays.

Highlights & Features:
o Fibreglass construction with faux teak decks and wrap around stainless steel life lines and protected centre cockpit
o Sugar-scoop transom with wide steps for easy access
o NEW Lofrans Anchor Winch
o Above average electrical monitoring and navigation systems
o Reinforced grp hardtop Bimini with opening clear panels
o Yanmar 75hp turbo diesel engine with low engine hours
o Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with rotary drive unit / BnG instruments
o C-drive with 3-blade folding prop on new s/s shaft
o Highfield dinghy with new Suzuki 9.9hp outboard
o Standing rigging replaced 2021 (electric headsail furler 2023)
o New davits with new s/s BBQ and fibreglass gas bottles x 2
o Electric furling (North) Main -2018 & (North) Mizzen -2021
o Electric 2-speed primary winches - New anchor windlass
o 1000 ltr water / 600 ltr diesel capacity
o Up to date electronics and NMEA 2000 gateway
o Victron Cerbo GX controller and touch display
o Assymetric spinnaker and mizzen ballooner
o Eclectic 400w silent wind generator
o Radar / AIS / Autopilot / VHF / HF / Iridium Go Sat-phone
o Wifi Cellular antennaes x 2 and cellular router - 2021
o Lifeline 12v House Batteries x 8 - New 2021
o Large engine room under cockpit with deep lazarette lockers
o Beautiful interior fit out in Mahogany and teak
o Sony High Definition TV - New 2023
o New Isotherm fridge - 2021 (separate Breama ice-maker)
o New Force10 3-Burner Oven and Grill - 2021 - New Sharp Microwave 2023.
o Engine, Bow Thruster, W. Maker, Generator - serviced Nov 2023.
o Australian Ships Registered

Sueno Azul would be best suited to those intending to take to the oceans for some serious sailing adventures. She will make an ideal safe and comfortable cruising yacht for one or two people (or a growing family). She has just had a full engine, generator, water maker, air-con and furler service and is equipped to take you anywhere.

Sueno Azul comes with Australian Ships' registration, owner's operating manuals and several charts of the South Pacific. She would be an ideal choice if you are planning to take to the oceans for extended live aboard cruising either in Australia or farther offshore.

For full inventory details or to arrange a viewing, contact Sonia Robinson of EziYacht on +61 .

WATCH our full length guided tours sailing, on deck and below to fully appreciate this yacht. To VIEW in full HD video go to photos or search Amel Super Maramu on YouTube. Https://youtu. Be/GUBK-MKCEVs?si=sQ8Gn9Bs6uKuZp3Y

Gold Coast Region Southport Yacht Club
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Launch Year
Rego Expiry
Henri Amel and Jacques Carteau
Chantier Amel, France
53' - 16.15m
4.6 metres
2.2 metres
Approx 16,000 kg
Keel / Ballast
Bulbous lead - bolted to base of an L-shaped moulded keel, with skeg hung rudder fabricated from moulded, single skin "E" glass reinforcemen
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Synthetic teak decks, fibreglass cabin top and roof with all round clears
Deck Material
Fibreglass decks and cabin top with laminated balsa core, synthetic teak decks and plastic rub rail. Fibreglass hardtop dodger fitted 2015. Targa stainless steel davits with 'loveseats' - 2021. The cabin top has a non-skid finish.
Engine Make
Yanmar 75hp turbo diesel engine (4JH4-THE) with ZF30M gearbox transmission and C-drive coupling unit - last serviced Oct 2023. The s/s exhaust box was upgraded in 2018. Auxiliary alternator installed to charge house batteries - 2018. Engine installed by Marine Mechanical Services at Boatworks ( by previous owner). Diesel engine accessed via a deck hatch under the centre cockpit floor. The space is fitted with 4v bilge blowers. Single wheel helm port side in the centre cockpit. Morse pedestal throttle and gears. Worm drive system connects to a bracket attached to the rudder post located in the aft cabin. An emergency tiller is located in the lazarette and attaches to the rudder post in the aft cabin. Rudder re-built - 2021. Service History: Main engine, Bow Thruster, Generator, w/maker - all serviced Nov 2023. Thru-hull fittings are moulded grp and bronze (wired to prevent galvanic corrosion). New exhaust fitting from the engine and generator replaced in 2021. Fuel hoses replaced - New Aug 2021. Balmar MC624 Alternator regulator with harness - 2017. Full out of water survey - August 2021.
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Diesel in s/s tank with manual fuel shut-off valve. Tank located in engine room.
Engine Hours
Max Speed
Cruise Speed
C-drive turning a 560mm 3-blade folding prop via a 38mm stainless steel shaft - new shaft 2021
Retractable Bow Thruster accessed from forward cabin. Serviced with new contactors Nov 2023.
Sole Mini-17 6KVA diesel generator - serviced Oct 2023. New starter motor: Nov 2023.(Note: generator does not have a cover).
600ltr stainless steel tank located in engine room under cockpit.
1000ltr - keel tank. Shurflow Master Blaster 24 fresh water pump and accumulator tank located under galley floor. Additional fresh water foot pump at galley sink. Meter gauge in companionway.
The yacht interior is fitted out in solid mahogany with a satin finish and a teak floor in the saloon, galley with carpeted accommodation areas. The saloon features a large dining table and wrap around seating. An extra leaf can be added for banquet dining. Air Con is available throughout the interior.

Sueno Azul has the standard 2-cabin interior layout but offers numerous sleeping quarters for additional guests or family. The yacht sleeps a total of 8, in two large cabins which convert from twin singles to a double and a single. Each have adjoining heads with showers and ample cabinetry for liveaboards. Both cabins are fitted with collapsable bedside tables and lots of cabinet storage. A permanent single berth is available in the aft passageway with dedicated storage cabinets, with a pull-out bed available for overnight guests in the saloon. Berths can be fitted with lee boards for extra security on passage.
The large open-plan dining/saloon/galley and nav station really enhance the yacht's interior living space.
(2): Master cabin aft and guest cabin forward - each with double and single berths.
(8): 2+1 (aft), 2+1 (forward), 1 x single (saloon), 1 x passageway. Bedding provided for all beds.
Extremely functional deep U-shape galley with full forward facing bar counter. Equipped with laundry, dish washer, microwave (2023), espresso machine (2019), 2x fridges and abundant storage lockers. An ice-maker is fitted opposite the galley aft of the chart table. The galley sinks and countertops have been upgraded, along with refrigeration (top and front opening fridge). There are two additional fridge/freezers located in the saloon and opposite the forward head. Upgraded stainless steel sinks x 2 with a hot/cold taps and fresh water foot pump. Substantial crockery and utensils accompany included. Beautiful large entertainer's dining table with storage underneath.

Breama ice-maker - 2016
Sharp 240v (750w) microwave oven - 2023
Sova Baby Nova 240v washing machine
Lava Bascile 240v dishwasher.
Breville Espresso Machine - 2019.

Portable Cookout Gas BBQ-Deluxe - mounted on aft rail with cover - New 2021.
3 units :
Isotherm Cruise 130 s/s fridge - 2021.
Built-in 24 volt freezer.
Engel 24v portable top loading fridge freezer - 2016.
Brema Ice-maker - 2015.
1 freezer
Force 10 3-burner gimballed LPG stove/oven/grill - 2021. Sharp 750w Microwave Oven - New 2023.
Water Maker
Dometic SeaXchange - New 2015. Self flushing when connected to shore power.
Hotwater System
40ltr hot water cylinder - heated by engine or from inverter - located in engine room.
3 - (2 internal, 1 cockpit). Showers drain to bilge and are pumped o/b by submersible bilge pump.
2 x electric flushing toilets (2016). Retro-fitted 80ltr holding tank for forward toilet with 'Y' diverter valve. Toilet pumps are located at the base of each toilet. New hoese and holding tank valve - Oct 2023.
Fusion Marine amplifier and AM/FM receiver with DVD player - New 2023.
Sony KDL-50w800c bulkhead mounted saloon TV
Internal and Cockpit speakers
Air Conditioning
2 x Air Con Units - one for main saloon and forward cabin, one for aft cabin.
Highfield UL 2.9m rigid bottom inflatable dinghy.
Suzuki 9.9hp 4-stroke outboard with cover - seated on aft rail mounting bracket - New 2021.
Cockpit hard-top with all-round clears, and forward solid dodger with opening window at helm. Cockpit windows - 2017. Full boat shade sails in weathermax (royal blue)- 2021. Interior saloon sofa protective covers. BBQ cover. Thick cockpit cushions with vinyl covers. Saloon removable (navy) covers. Additional cushions for cabins, saloon, cockpit.
Ground Tackle
Lofrans Tigres 24v (1200x) vertical windlass fitted with a chain gypsy and a rope roller-New 2021. The unit is operated via operational two-way foot controls on the foredeck and a two way control at the helm station. The gypsy is fitted with 94m x 10mm short link colour - coded galvanized chain attached to a 40kg plough anchor seated in one of two stainless steel bow rollers. Access to the chain locker is from the forward cabin. An operational salt water deck wash pump is fitted under the forward berth and when activated washes the chain at the bow roller. Spare CQR plough and Danforth anchors with chain and warp are located in the fore deck locker and the lazarette respectively. Bluetooth 'Marriage Saver' headsets - 2021.
Safety Gear
BEP Marine Gas Detector with 2 sensors -2018. Gas shut-off located above galley bench.
Ocean Signal Personal AIS beacon x 2 - 2023.
Epirb: GME MT600G-expiry Jun 2026.
Torch, V-sheet, Signalling mirror. Horn.
Inshore flare kit (coastal) - expires May 2024.
Foredeck spot light.
Fire Extinguishers: 4 x Dry powder (chart table, companionway, passageways x 2). Fire blankets x 2 in galley.
Dyneema jacklines.
Gas Alarm / Co2 Alarm in engine room.
Horseshoe life rings x 2 with lanyards and lights.
SOS Danbuoy (port rail)
Grab Bag with First Aid kit.

Sueno Azul Boat safety gear inspected April 2023:
Life jackets / Personal Locator Beacons (PLB) / Flares -Coastal pack Expires 05/24 / Fire Extinguishers / EPIRBS / Torches / Yellow Grab-bag / Life Raft fitted with:
Inshore Flare Kit - expires 05/24
Handheld VHF - disposable battery adapter - requires 5xAAA
RYA Sea Survival Handbook
Ecoblast signal air horn and hand air pump
Orange hand-held bailer
Leather gloves
Berkeley multi-tool
Survival blanket
Signalling mirror
Pack of small playing cards
Dolphin Mini waterproof torch - replaced 2xD cells
Lifestraw personal water filter
Emergency drinking water - individual packets -(expired)
Whitworths marine first aid kit Category 5-7
Bilge Pumps
1 x electric / 1 x manual. Auto Gulper with float switch in engine room. High water alarm.
Life Raft
Survitec Ocean pacific life raft (6-pax) - serviced 2017 - fitted with Epirb (Kannad)
GME MT600G-expiry Jun 2026.
Life Jackets
7 x Lifejacket - Type 1 with tethers. Various other adult and child pfd's.
Inshore flare kit (coastal) - expires May 2024
Fire Protection
4 x Dry powder (chart table, companionway, passageways x 2). Fire blankets x 2 i
State of the art electrical systems allow for accurate monitoring of the yachts' power systems. With over 1000w of solar power, a 400w wind generator and recently upgraded battery bank with a 3000w inverter/charger and independent alternator, and independent generator, there should be no concerns regarding power consumption.

Start x 1 / Generator x 1: Optima Blue 12V 50AH - 2019
House x 8: Lifeline 12v 600vva 195RC - NEW 2021
Note: All batteries are located in the engine room. The house bank are charged by the Victron Energy Inverter/Charger, the solar panel, the wind generator, and by an independent alternator on the main engine. An independent Victron Energy 12v battery charger is fitted to charge the engine start battery.

There are 2 x 240v shore power inlets (portside of cockpit) with a Victron Multiplus 24/3000/70-15 Inverter charger.
Victron Energy 12v/25amp battery charger for start battery.
(Note: The main circuit breakers and electrical switch panel is located in the galley. )
Victron Smart Shunt x 2 - 2021
Hikvision Mast Camera - 2021
Power monitoring system with smart shunts to measure energy from generator and solar cells fitted 2021.
Victron Cerbo GX Smart Controller and GX touch display - 2021
(The Victron Cerbo GX controller (located above the sink) monitors inputs from Victron Battery Monitors, solar charge controllers, Inverters, temperature sensors, tank sensors, and much more - and organizes that data for display on an external touch screen or remotely through the Victron VRM Portal. Https://www. Victronenergy. Com/communication-centres/cerbo-gx

Eclectic Energy D400 Wind Generator - 2015.
Sunpower Solar 345w panels x 3 mounted on davits tower - 2016
Victron MPPT BlueSolar regulator 150/60 - 2016.

Internal: Halogen and LED. All cabins fitted with ceiling and over-bed reading lights. (Stbd bedhead light onstarboard side not working. /w) on bow.
Navigation/Deck: Hella masthead tri-colour-2017. Other: Hella Deck Lights (Blue/White) - 2021. Anchor Light (describe). Any others?
Other: Alternating Blue/White deck lights mounted on underside of davits (control switch mounted to the left of the low voltage switch panel above the sink).

Cruise Air x 2 x 240v independent units with fans and temperature controllers in saloon and aft cabin. Vents in forward cabin controlled by saloon unit. Air Conditioning pump is located in engine room.

Sony HDL Television (saloon bulkhead) - New 2023.
Fusion MS-RA755 Marine amplifier and AM/FM receiver with DVD player - 2023.
New Fusion speakers (4) fitted above galley, nav station and two in cockpit.
Cell phone antennas fitted on main spreaders, and cellphone router - 2021.
Aft cabin TV with remote.
The chart table and navigation station is located at the foot of the companionway, and is fitted with clock, barometer and thermostat, storage for charts and manuals. Electronic aids to navigation include a Garmin GPS colour chart plotter with Radar, and AIS. Telecommunications include HF and VHF radios, Iridium-Go with 2G and 5G connectivity through the yacht (with spreader mounted antennae feeding to an onboard router). A Teltonika router increases the range of Cellphone reception.

Single wheel helm port side in the centre cockpit. Morse pedestal throttle and gears. Worm drive system connects to a bracket attached to the rudder post located in the aft cabin. An emergency tiller is located in the lazarette and attaches to the rudder post in the aft cabin. Rudder re-built - 2021.

GPSMap 7012 Navigation MFD (helm) - 2015
Garmin GPSMap 5012 MFD (nav station).
Airmar DST810 - 2023 (Depth / Speed / Temperature) transducer fitted through hull beneath companionway opposite forward head) and is connected to the NMEA 2000 network
B&G instruments and Garmin chartplotter.
B&G 508 wind sensor fitted on main mast.
Raymarine Evolution Autopilot with rotary drive unit - 2016

BnG Triton 2 MFD's x 2
Raymarine p70 Auto pilot control panel
GPSMap 7012
BnG Triton 2 MFD x 1 at Nav Station
GPSMap 5012 at Nav Station
GALLEY: Cerbo GX touch display (above sink).
Olympic compass - New 2023.
Clock/Temp/Barometer mounted on navigation station forward bulkhead.
Digital Barometer - 2023.

ICOM VHF Radio (Nav station) - 2021.
Garmin AIS 600 Transceiver.
Standard Horizon handheld VHF - 2023.
JRC SSB/HF Radio - (antenna replacement required)
JRC Antenna Tuner NFC176
ICOM VHF Command Mic (in cockpit) - 2021
Garmin Radar GMR18HD
Garmin Sonar system GSD 24 - 2015.
Iridium Go Sat Phone - 2017.
NMEAGateway NGT-1 to USB Gateway
Teltonika Cellular Router RUT-X11 - 2021*
Teltonika PoE (4-port) switch - 2021**
Notes: * There are two cell-phone aerials installed on the main mast spreaders. These connect to the Teltonika cellular router for 2G and 5G connectivity. The boat's Wi-Fi can connect to an external provider's internet by installing a SIM in the router.
** The Power over Internet (PoE) switch provides power and an internet connection to the camera on the mainmast. (The HF antennae requires replacement. )
Sail Inventory
Ketch Marconi (in-mast furling mainsail). Aluminum main mast with two inline spreaders. Mizzen mast with single inline spreader/ Manual hoist/drop. Both masts are deck stepped with the fore mast fitted with a compression post forward of the keel.
Mast / Rigging
Masthead Ketch with Centre cockpit, rounded hull and bulbous keel with skeg-hung fibreglass rudder. Sugar scoop transom with steps. Bumper replaced 2021.
The masts are fitted with white painted booms and have various sizes (8 to 12mm) of stainless steel wire rigging with dual back stays. The rigging is terminated with new (2021) stainless steel swage fittings and turnbuckles attached to stainless steel chain plates. A security camera is fitted on the main mast. This can be accessed via Hikvision app or via web browser. Both main and genoa are fitted with electric furling devices which are controlled form the helm station.

Standing rigging replaced 2021. Running rigging is controlled by a variety of two speed Lewmar manual self-tailing winches and two Arco Hutton electric two speed self-tailing winches. The deck is fitted with two spinnaker and jockey poles.

Boom preventers x 2 (stored in small locker port side of mizzen mast). Chain plates inspected 2021 and rated in 'above average' condition.

Solid stainless steel life lines. Pushpit s/s rail upgraded to fit davits, dinghy winch, gas bottles, BBQ and outboard hoisting bracket and teak love seats. All new 2021.

Main: North electric furling main - New 2021.(Mainsheet winch is manual).
Genoa: Electric furling Genoa. Genoa UV strip repairs - 2023.
Mizzen: North - New 2021. Mizzen Staysail.
Spinnakers: Asymmetric spinnaker and mizzen Ballooner (coloured) - 2016
Electric furling Main and Genoa
Replace mainsail furler motor- 2018.
Replace genoa furler motor - 2023.
Deck Gear
A large lazarette locker runs the length of the aft deck providing storage for dive bottles, surfing or water sports gear, spare inflatable and outboards, fuel and more. The newly fitted davits houses a dinghy with winch and outboard hoist and practical 'princess seats' and BBQ.
Cookout Portable de-luxe gas BBQ - New 2021. Twin 5kg composite gas bottles fitted on pushpit with additional line running to the BBQ on port rail - 2021.
Davits and solar panels installed 2016 with floodlights. Small cockpit table. (Large table no longer fits). Port cockpit locker: Drogue, Sea anchor, Bosuns chair, Grab bag, Life Jackets, Waterproof BDH wiyh flare pack. Torch. Anti-chaafe moororing line guards. Boat hook. Gaff hook. Main battery isolator switch.
Aft locker: Weight belt. Jerry cans x 2, Spare prop, Dinghy accessories.
Winches - cockpit: Arco Hutton st99 x2 electric 2-speed (primary). Lewmar st40 x2 (secondary). Lewmar 16 (mizzen outhaul), Lewmar st40 (mainsheet). Main Mast: Lewmar st43 x 2 (1x spare, 1x genoa halyard), Lewmar 16 x 2 (1x spin halyard, 1x spare).
Henri Amel set out to build boats to be robust, comfortable and easy to manoeuvre. The Super Maramu (produced between 1988 - 1998) was designed to enable two people to sail around the world in comfort and safety. With a long fin keel and skeg hung rudder, these ocean going passagemakers were built with the exact equipment needed for extended live aboard cruising. Most operations can be safely carried out without leaving the cockpit. The AMEL spirit of "Perfection, Passion and 'Savoir-faire" is behind every stage of construction and AMEL continue to provide service to customers around the world.

AMEL provide an owner's operating manual for all Super Maramu 2000's. Some items on Sueno Azul's inventory may differ, however these are noted in the owner's operating notes. All owner-installed operating manuals are stored on board. An extensive out of water survey was completed in July and August of 2021 and rated the vessel as in 'above average' condition. Hull #39.


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