1992 Amazon 46CC

£ 142,822
Seattle - OUR DOCKS, WA
Interested in this boat? Tel: (206)378-1110
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Seattle - OUR DOCKS, WA
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Current Price:
US$ 175,000 (£ 142,822) 


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Welcome to blue water cruising! Storm Vogel is the real deal. A complete package. This proven and capable blue water cruiser has it all and is ready to go again. Comfortable and safe. Fisheries and West Marine hate this boat: it’s all there including the cleaning gear, tools, paint, fishing gear, charts, spirits, linens and galley ware. The sellers have retired from boating and wish to bequeath this special boat to a couple or family ready to explore the world now!

Amazon steel yachts of British Columbia are well known for their construction quality and blue water capability. Dieter Pollack fabricated this Grahame Shannon design in 1990. The owner fitted out the interior, installed deck gear and outfitted this boat over the course of three years before undertaking an extended circumnavigation and returning to Seattle. Having owned a Pollack-built 51-foot center cockpit cruiser and sold dozens of metal boats, I can attest that Storm Vogel was done right. Initial coatings, proper materials and fitting selection, systems design and installation, and final outfitting are superb. This is a boat that will deliver years of pleasurable ownership and not haunt the next owner with endless maintenance and failed expectations.

Here are a few of the reasons:

Coatings: It’s evident that the initial coating system was properly done by blasting all steel surfaces to white metal and applying epoxy primer, fairing compound and top coats correctly. There will always be some annual touch up and coatings maintenance to a painted metal boat, but with the coatings and fabrications details found on Storm Vogel, this work will be kept to a manageable few days annually.

Bilges: Keeping water from rusting the bilges can be a challenge. Storm Vogel's bilges are absolutely spotless and have sprayed foam over the initial coatings and then topped with painted fiberglass sheathing to keep water far away from steel surfaces. The insulation will also eliminate condensation in cold waters.

Maintenance: Storm Vogel has been superbly maintained. Detailed maintenance logs and records are available. A comprehensive spare parts inventory has been left aboard. All tools and consumables are aboard. The bottom paint was just done by Seaview West boatyard in Seattle in late July 2015. The bottom is smooth, well adhered and without excessive build up. This is as squared away as a boat gets.

Steel: Metal boats are unquestionably stronger than fiberglass boats. Run aground, hit submerged objects, get struck by lightning, get shot at by pirates and you’ll appreciate having a steel boat. The Amazon series of steel cruisers that Dieter built including the 37s, 44PH and some center cockpit boats have successfully plied the far reaches of the word for the last two decades. 

Storage: Most boats are designed and built to sell at boat shows. Space sells to the unknowing buyer. A huge galley, wide open spaces, a home sized bed and huge windows may have appeal to the unknowing. But an experienced cruiser realizes that there is a cost to open space. A blue water cruiser needs storage space for spares, provisions, safety gear and belongings. Storm Vogel has copious deck accessible and interior storage lockers and cabinets. A massive bow locker, full beam stern locker and numerous lockers and cabinets will hold all the gear a family might deem reasonable for a circumnavigation.

AB RIB and Kato davits: Any cruiser knows that the proper dinghy and storage system are paramount to happy cruising. The AB 9L is a perfect tender for a 45-foot cruising sailboat. At 79 lbs it is one of the lightest RIB’s made, allowing a couple to drag it up a beach well above the high tide line. The unpainted aluminum portion of the hull is strong and with enough “V” and bow rise to rip through chop. The Kato dinghy davits on the stern allow quick and easy stowage while in port or coastal sailing. The dinghy can be easily lifted with a spinnaker halyard and stored upside down on the foredeck for offshore sailing. And the Kato davits can be swung inboard to minimize overall boat and slip length. Dinghy, outboard and davits are in excellent condition.

Sails and Schaefer Furl Boom: Four years ago to make sailing easier in their advanced years, the sellers added a Schaefer Furl boom and new mainsail along with an electric mainsail halyard/reefing winch. And a new Schattauer full batten mainsail and genoa were purchased. These hand-made highly detailed sails, made in Seattle, are respected for their workmanship. The mast and boom were repainted as well. Schattauer also built the cockpit dodger and full enclosure. Due to her deep keel and ample sail area, Storm Vogel will be fast on passage.  

White is right:  Dark hulls can be beautiful but difficult to maintain. Storm Vogel is wisely painted white on the deck and hull with a rub rail to protect the hull sides and easily maintained and functional Vetus non-skid traction mat on the deck and coach roof. There is no exterior wood except in the cockpit, which is protected by the enclosure. Go sailing and exploring instead of doing “less than bright” work.

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