Owner wants a quick sale and has authorized a $30,000 (25%) price reduction to $89,000 April 25, 2013.
The Liahona 43 “Amakama” (ama-aka-ama) is a capable offshore performance cruising trimaran designed by Australian Roger Simpson and built by Frans Aeyelts in Nova Scotia, Canada. She is constructed of high quality fiberglass foam sandwich and Bruynzeel Mahogany plywood.
“Amakama” is a proven offshore performance cruiser. She has successfully completed two round-trip passages between Nova Scotia and the Caribbean via Bermuda, showing an ability to regularly achieve passages of 200 nautical miles/day. Her retractable centerboard provides excellent upwind performance in the open ocean as well as a shoal draft of only 3’ with the board retracted. Her current owners have sailed “Amakama” in New England waters. They have completed numerous upgrades to her equipment and systems.
“Amakama” has a very comfortable accommodation plan that is optimized for long term live aboard use. Her asking price is very reasonable for a vessel of her size and capabilities; much less than a catamaran of similar size. She would be an excellent choice for sailors interested in a safe and comfortable offshore performance cruising multihull.
Additional Specs, Equipment and Information:
Builder: Frans Aeyelts, Nova Scotia, Canada
Designer: Roger Simpson, Australia
LOA: 43 ft 0 in
Beam: 27 ft 0 in
LWL: 40 ft 0 in
Displacement: 10000 lbs
Bridge Clearance: 53 ft 0 in
Engine Brand: Yanmar 3 cylinder fresh water cooled diesel
Engine Model: 3GM30F
Engine/Fuel Type: Diesel
Engine Hours: 500
Cruising Speed: 6 mph
Maximum Speed: 9 mph
Max Draft: 3ft./6.5ft.
Total Power: 27
Fuel: 47 US Gallons
Fresh Water: 83 US Gallons
Holding: Composting Head
- Main hull beam (max.): 8ft.
- Main hull beam (waterline): 5.83ft.
- Headroom: 6.25ft. (max.)/5.16ft. (min.)
- Working sail area: 846 sq. ft.
“Amakama” can accommodate 4 to 6 persons in a private forward double cabin and 2 x wing berths outboard of the main cabin. A private aft cabin is currently used for storage and as a workshop but can be easily converted to an additional private double cabin. All accommodation spaces are in the main hull. The interior is constructed of Bruynzeel Mahogany marine plywood with Canadian Maple trim and moldings and is finished with a combination of white painted and varnished surfaces. Cabin soles are 1/4” Teak and Holly. The forward berth has a custom Tempur-Pedic mattress (new 2005) and the wing berths are fitted with 4” mattresses. Wing berths, seating surfaces and seat backs are upholstered in color coordinated Sunbrella synthetic canvas, as are window curtains and wing berth privacy curtains (all new 2005). Hypervent ventilation material is installed under all berth mattresses (new 2005). Ventilation is provided by numerous deck hatches and opening ports (note: deck hatches are sound but the polycarbonate lenses are “foggy”).
Starting from the bow, there is first a forepeak area with a deck access anchor locker. Next aft is a private double cabin fitted with a 6’6” x 4’0” double berth with Tempur-Pedic mattress, 2 x LED reading lights, 2 x opening ports (new 2008) and fan. There is storage under the berth, Aft of the double berth is a large hanging locker to port and a seat with storage under to starboard. Additional storage areas are located within the wing cavities to port and starboard. A 24” x 24” Bomar hatch is overhead.
Next aft is the head compartment fitted as follows:
AirHead composting marine head, new 2005
Corian™ countertop with Corian™ integrated sink with Whale Tiptoe fresh water foot pump and Fynspray faucet (all new 2009)
Shower sump with teak grating and manual sump pump
Storage lockers behind head and over sink with louvered doors
A door and a privacy curtain closes off the head compartment from the forward cabin and main cabin
Alpenglow water resistant overhead fluorescent/LED light (new 2009)
Hella white LED under cabinet light strip (new 2009)
12” x 12” Bomar overhead hatch
Next aft is the main cabin. To port is a dinette seating 4 x persons on a U-shaped settee with storage under and a 3’0” x 2’6” table. The table is pedestal mounted and is strongly constructed of foam core, ash and 1/4” Bruynzeel mahogany marine plywood. To starboard is a settee with storage under. Two 18” x 18” Bomar 2-way opening hatches and 2 x Alpenglow fluorescent/LED lights (new 2006) are overhead. Up and outboard to both port and starboard are 6’6” x 3’10” wing berths. These berths make excellent sea berths and are closed off from the main cabin with privacy curtains. The berth areas are each fitted with a large window (new 2008) with curtain, LED reading light and fan. Large storage areas are located at the head of each berth. An 18” x 18” Bomar escape hatch is located under the starboard wing berth
Aft of the main cabin is the U-shaped galley to port and the navigation station to starboard. The navigation station is equipped with a 2’ x 3’ chart table with chart storage under, book shelf, storage locker, seat with storage under, overhead Alpenglow fluorescent/LED light (new 2006) and Hella halogen chart light (new 2006). The electrical distribution panels, radio and electrical system monitors are housed in an easily accessible hinged module to starboard of the navigation station (all new 2006). A foul weather gear locker is aft of the seat. A ladder leads up to a sliding Lexan companionway hatch with Lexan drop boards giving access to the cockpit. The ladder is removable for engine room access.
A sliding Lexan companionway hatch at the aft end of the cockpit gives access down a ladder to the private aft cabin. This cabin is currently utilized for storage and as a workshop but may be easily converted to an additional double cabin. Presently, there is an L-shaped berth base with large storage spaces under. Access to the steering gear is below the berth base. A “Spronk” type head is installed in the hull flare with Anchor watertight aluminum hatch (new 2006). There is a book shelf, 3 x windows (new 2008), 12” x 12” Bomar overhead hatch, 12” x 6” Bomar opening port, Vetus ventilator with water trap (new 2008) and an Alpenglow overhead fluorescent/LED light (new 2006).
- Hille Range LPG stove with 3 x burners, thermostatically controlled oven and thermocouple shutoffs on all burners (installed 2007)
- Corian™ countertop with Corian™ integrated single sink with Whale fresh water foot pump and Fynspray faucet (all new 2007)
- 9 cubic ft. top opening ice box (2 x sections) with 4” polyurethane foam insulation (conversion to electric refrigeration could be easily accomplished)
- Storage lockers located overhead, under the stove and under the sink with louvered or sliding Lexan doors
- 12” x 12” Bomar overhead hatch
- 12” x 6” Bomar opening port
- Hella white LED under cabinet light strip (new 2009)
- Alpenglow overhead fluorescent/LED light (new 2009)
- Removable panel under sink for additional engine access
Design and Construction
“Amakama” is a “open wing” design with net areas between the main hull and the floats between the crossbeams. There are also bow nets. All nets and lashings were replaced with new Dyneema netting in 2008. The main hull is flared well above the waterline to provide additional interior volume, reserve buoyancy and a drier ride.
There are 2 x crossbeams and 6 x bulkheads, two of which are watertight. The forward watertight compartment, which also houses the anchor locker, has both horizontal and vertical bulkheads with inspection port. The bulkhead dividing the engine room from the aft cabin is also watertight. The forward wing cavities contain outside access lockers for deck equipment. There are two additional outside access lockers just forward and outboard of the cockpit. The cockpit has several storage areas in the coamings and under the seats. The port and starboard aft wing cavities each contain a storage locker accessible from bottom hatches for emergency equipment. There is an 18” x 18” Bomar access hatch in each float as well as a small watertight inspection port fore and aft in each float.
The bottom of the main hull is fitted with a minikeel through which a swinging centerboard passes. The centerboard is controlled with uphaul and downhaul lines leading to the cockpit. The single rudder is mounted on a skeg and is operated by an Edson pull-pull cable type wheel steering system. She is very well balanced on all points of sail and will self-steer when close hauled and reaching with the wheel locked.
“Amakama” was constructed over male molds. Wood surfaces are epoxy coated and glued with epoxy glue.
Hulls are of fiberglass foam sandwich construction. The core material is 5/8” Klegecell PVC foam except for the bow section of the main hull, which is 5/8” Airex PVC foam. The outer skin is 1 oz. chopped strand mat, 24 oz. woven roving and 1 oz. chopped strand mat. The inner skin is 1 oz. chopped strand mat and 24 oz. woven roving. Resin is 1027 waxless slow cure polyester. Total hull thickness is about 3/4”. The stem of the main hull is constructed of 14 layers of 1/4” Douglas Fir, laminated with epoxy. This provides a secure attachment for the forestay chainplate. Hulls are painted white with a blue stripe with polyurethane paint. The hull bottoms have a Devoe epoxy barrier coat. They are also coated with 3 coats of blue Pettit Hydrocoat ablative antifouling paint (new 2008).
Main hull decks are of fiberglass foam sandwich construction. The core material is 1/2” Klegecell PVC foam. The outer skin is 1 oz. chopped strand mat, 9 oz. woven roving and 1 oz. chopped strand mat. The inner skin is 1 oz. chopped strand mat and 9 oz. woven roving. Resin is 1027 waxless slow cure polyester. Total thickness is about 5/8”. The deck over the galley and navigation station is constructed of 3/8” Bruynzeel mahogany marine plywood to facilitate deck hardware attachment. Deck beams are Douglas Fir. Deck stringers and hardware backing blocks are Ash. Companionway slides and trim, anchor well, rub rails and net attachment cleats are Teak. Decks are painted beige with Interlux Interdeck non-skid polyurethane paint (new 2008).
Ama decks are constructed of 3/8” Bruynzeel mahogany marine plywood covered with 1 oz. chopped strand mat/epoxy.
Crossbeams are Douglas Fir and 3/8” Bruynzeel mahogany marine plywood box beams bonded and coated with cold cure epoxy. Crossbeam fairings are built of cored fiberglass using 1/2” Airex core with reinforcing ribs. Bulkheads are 1/2” and 3/8” Bruynzeel mahogany marine plywood
The centerboard is constructed of Western Red Cedar sheathed with copper where it turns within the trunk. The rudder and skeg are laminated layers of 1/2” Bruynzeel mahogany marine plywood.
Interior furniture is constructed of 1/4” Bruynzeel mahogany marine plywood. Floors and furniture are framed with Douglas Fir and Spruce.
Through hull fittings and sea cocks are Marelon. Hoses are secured with double stainless steel hose clamps.
Main and aft cabin windows are scratch–resistant polycarbonate (all new 2008).
Rig and Sails
- Masthead cutter rig
- Isomat anodized aluminum double spreader mast, new 2004 (Note: There is a hairline crack in the deck mounted aluminum mast step casting. This has caused no problems to date.)
- Isomat anodized aluminum boom
- 5/16” 1 x 19 type 316 stainless steel standing rigging including lowers, intermediates and cap shrouds, babystay, inner forestay, forestay and backstay
- Backstay fitted with Sta-Lock insulators for use as an SSB antenna
- All shrouds terminate on deck and have Merriman 5/8” turnbuckles with toggles, Sta-Lock lower terminal fittings and swaged upper terminal fittings
- Intermediates, cap shrouds, forestay and backstay were new in 2004
- 1/4” 1 x 19 type 316 stainless steel running backstays with block and tackle adjusters (new adjustors 2005)
- 2 1/2’ x 2” x 1/4” type 316 stainless steel chainplates
- Harken jib roller furling system, new 2004
- 4 x internal rope halyards, new 2004
- Topping lift
- All lines led to cockpit
- Sail Area: 846 sq.ft
- Sails are Dacron by North Sails, all in good condition
- Mainsail, 360 sq. ft., 12 oz., full batten, slab reefing (3 points), serviced 2010
- Roller furling high cut jib, 362 sq. ft., 12 oz., serviced including new sun cover 2009
- Staysail, 124 sq. ft., 9 oz., with reef point, serviced 2004 deck storage bag (storage bag new 2005)
- Mack-Pack™ self-storing mainsail cover with integrated lazy jacks, all new 2007
Deck and Hull Equipment
- All lines led to cockpit
- 2 x Harken #40 2-speed self-tailing primary winches, new 2008
- Barient #21 2-speed winch
- Barient #18 2-speed winch
- 18 x Lewmar rope clutches, new 2005/2006/2008
- Garhauer 10-sheave ball bearing deck organizer, new 2006
- Cam cleats on cockpit bulkhead for fast jib sheet release
- Ronstan and Schaefer blocks and shackles
- Curved mainsheet traveler
- Harken “big boat” 6:1 traveler controls, new 2005
- Merriman jib and staysail tracks and cars
- Double lifelines with 24” stanchions on the amas, new lifelines 2008
- 33 lb. Bruce anchor with 20’ BBB chain and 200’ 3/4” 3-strand Nylon rode
- 30 lb. Danforth anchor with 20’ BBB chain and 200’ 3/4” 3-strand Nylon rode
- Anchor roller on main hull bow
- 4 x 12” and 4 x 8” Schaefer aluminum mooring cleats
- 2 x chainplates on ama bows for anchor, mooring and sea anchor bridle attachment (new 2008)
- 2 x large Suncor stainless steel snatch blocks attach to the above chainplates (new 2009)
- 6 x fenders, 4 with Polarfleece covers (covers new 2005)
- 4 x 5/8” x 35’ New England Ropes black double braid dock lines, new 2005
- Boarding ladder with attachments on float deck
- 16’ x 18’ blue synthetic canvas deck awning
- Dri-Deck cockpit sole (new 2007)
- Sunbrella wheel cover, new 2007
- Cockpit cushions, new 2007
- LPG Barbecue grill
- All fuel injectors overhauled with new nozzles, 2009
- Max-Prop 14” x 31 degree pitch bronze, 3-blade self-feathering propeller
- Crane dripless shaft seal
- Fiberglass waterlift muffler and flexible exhaust hoses, new 2005
- Racor primary fuel filter
- Engine fuel shutoff valve
- Fuel use about one quart/hr. @ 6 knots (1800 rpm), approximate range 960 nautical miles
- Engine access through door behind the forward companionway ladder, panel beneath galley sink and cockpit sole hatch
- Edson pedestal steering system with 36” Colorwheelz™ blue covered wheel (new 2007), pedestal guard, Teflon wire conduits and silicone lubricating cups
- 2 x 20 lb. aluminum LPG cylinders w/solenoid shutoff in separate safety container located in vented wing locker, new 2005
- 83 US gallon integral water tank to port of the centerboard trunk with 3 x interconnected compartments, each with inspection port
- 40 US gallon fuel tank to starboard of the centerboard trunk with 3 x interconnected compartments, each with inspection port (tank currently empty and disconnected for local cruising-can easily be reconnected)
- 7 US gallon aluminum fuel day tank in engine room with manual fuel transfer pump, mechanical and remote electric level gauges, all new 2006
- New fuel and vent hoses and fittings, 2006
- 12VDC electrical system
- 110VAC electrical system (not yet completed)
- Complete rewiring with tinned duplex wire, terminal strips, tinned battery cables and bus bars, all new 2005
- NAPA engine starting battery
- Battery boxes for 4 x 6 volt batteries (420 ampere-hour)-new batteries needed prior to launch
- 2 x Blue Seas battery selector switches, new 2005/2006
- 55 ampere Hitachi alternator on main engine
- Solavolt 85 watt solar panel, new 2005
- Xantrex C40 solar charge controller with Xantrex CM/R50 remote LCD display panel, new 2005
- Blue Seas 8-circuit DC distribution panel for solar panel control with indicator lights and label backlighting, new 2005
- Blue Seas 24-circuit DC distribution panel with indicator lights and label backlighting, new 2005
- Xantrex Prosine 2.0 2000 watt 115 VAC pure sine wave inverter/100 ampere battery charger with remote control panel, new 2006
- Aqua-Signal steaming/deck light combination, new 2004
- Aqua-Signal tricolor light/anchor light combination, new 2004
- 6 x Alpenglow teak-framed 9 watt compact fluorescent interior lights with red LED night lighting, new 2005 and 2009
- 2 x Hella white LED under cabinet light strips (new 2009)
- Hella halogen chart light at navigation table, new 2005
- 4 x white LED reading lights in berth areas, new 2004
- 3 x Caframo fans in berth areas, new 2005
- Bosun grid compass at steering pedestal, new 2006
- Raymarine C120 12” multifunction color LCD radar, chart plotter and fishfinder display on cockpit swivel mount, new 2004
- Raymarine 2D 18” 2kW 24NM radome on Edson mast bracket, new 2004
- Raymarine Raystar 125 12-channel GPS receiver, new 2007
- Raymarine DSM300 depth sounder module, new 2004
- Raymarine bronze through-hull combined depth, speed transducer with high speed fairing, new 2004
- Navionics XL3 Gold chart chips for Eastern Canada to New York, new 2004
- ICOM IC-M402S VHF radio w/DSC and Metz masthead antenna, new 2005
- Raymarine ST4000+MKII autopilot, new 2004
- 4 x dry chemical fire extinguishers, new 2004
- 6 x life jackets
- Lifesling, new 2004
- Radar reflector
- Emergency tiller (mounts to rudder post)
- Engine spares kit
- Electrical spares
- Rigging spares
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.