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Warby12 28-12-2013 16:33

Wauquiez Amphitrite 43 ?
 
It's getting closer! Soon be a forum member with a boat!
We have moved on from a possible cheoy lee 35 as being a bit small for live aboard and are looking closely at a Wauquiez Amphitrite 43. I don't know how to pronounce it yet :D information seems very scarce. Does anyone know anything about these boats.
Cheers Stephen :whistling:

DoubleWhisky 28-12-2013 17:23

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Warby12 (Post 1425561)
It's getting closer! Soon be a forum member with a boat!
We have moved on from a possible cheoy lee 35 as being a bit small for live aboard and are looking closely at a Wauquiez Amphitrite 43. I don't know how to pronounce it yet :D information seems very scarce. Does anyone know anything about these boats.
Cheers Stephen :whistling:

Hi,
never sailed one but met several in Med. Built from about 1975, but it took some time for them to catch on the market and most were built in eighties (probably about 100 from overall production of about 140, if I do remember well). May be a yard can put You in contact with owners association. It is always good source for info.
The owners I met were happy with the boat, and Waquiez was at this time well known for producing sound boats. If You can get hands on well mantained one it should be good buy, I think.
Cheers!

Warby12 28-12-2013 17:41

Re: Wauquiez Amphitrite 43 ?
 
Thanks double whiskey! They a little whacky looking but huge cockpit and very heavy construction. I found an owner website but it was in French, I will keep searching :thumb:

CAELESTIS 28-12-2013 17:46

Re: Wauquiez Amphitrite 43 ?
 
Welcome. It is pronounced, "Vo-key-yeah". Considered the French Swan as that was Henri Wauquiez's goal.

There is an owners group on yahoo. Click on "history" and scroll to your boat. Wauquiez | Les Bateaux Lumières

DoubleWhisky 28-12-2013 18:01

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Originally Posted by Warby12 (Post 1425612)
I found an owner website but it was in French, I will keep searching :thumb:

Just try to e-mail them in English.
And I do believe the yard will be helpful - met their people at the boat shows and they are really nice guys.

I was invited to visit one of Amphitrites I've met in Katapola on Amorgos. I found the interior well executed and well suited to longer trips with up to four on board. as there were four proper seaberths, rather not usual thing for today. And exterior look was may be a little surprising, but quite proportional for me, especially when under sail.

Boatguy30 28-12-2013 18:41

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Owned one for about 4 years. They are excellent sea boats despite the huge cockpit. You're in a bit of a cave in the main saloon below decks, but aft cabin especially on newer ones makes up for it.

They made a 45 MS which I think is the same hull but cutter rig (mizzen mostly useless anyway) that has a deck saloon. I would really check one if those out if you can find it.

138 were built. I owned hull #126. The oyster 39 is very similar.

malbert73 28-12-2013 18:55

Look up Fatty Goodlander's articles in Cruising World or online. You may find an email for him as he is circumnavigating again on a 43. He likely had good insight on the boat as a sea boat as he's in the South Pacific after crossing from Panama Canal.

DoubleWhisky 28-12-2013 19:03

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Web site worth to visit.

MS 45 had a very similar, but not the same hull. They were built in different moulds, and MS 45 are slightly longer and minimally broader.

Otherwise very similar boats.

DoubleWhisky 28-12-2013 19:10

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I think the boat to the same design of Holman & Pye was built in USA as Palmer Johnson 43 CR, but I'm not sure about this.

Warby12 28-12-2013 20:23

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Hey thank you all so much! It is an intriguing boat, had a second look at one yesterday and will put an offer in tomorrow. The exterior is unusual but on second look it actually looked quite striking in a stylish way. Great to hear it is a good sea boat. I will look up all of this clues to information :D

Fingers crossed we can grab it!

leftbrainstuff 28-12-2013 20:29

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You can follow Fatty Goodlander on Facebook. Plenty of shots of his Waiquiez. He can answer any questions you have on this vessel.

We looked at one in Miami in 2012 but the owner had trashed the boat. That crouch down walk thru to the aft stateroom and the bizarre deck / stateroom lazzarette made the sleeping accomodations useless for us.

They were near the top of our list but we ended up picking up a beautifully maintained, fully equipped Liberty 458 which proved a much better option for us. Good luck.

Boatguy30 28-12-2013 20:33

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I did some work on the one in Miami, it had been damaged in Katrina and trucked to Ft Lauderdale for repairs.

Is the boat your looking at in OZ have an AC unit installed in the seat in the aft cabin? Named MArie Elana or something? I was on that boat in Tonga in 2006.

Or it could maybe be my boat which I believe crossed the Pacific in 2011 with a French Canadian family.

I remember telling fatty how great a boat it was. He thought it was a bit extravagant for his tastes, but I guess Carolyn thought different!

Boatguy30 28-12-2013 20:43

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Must be the 1975 model. Whew boat prices have come down in OZ! I sold my Wauquiez Pretorien in Brisbane in 2006 for the asking price on that A43.

Maria Elena Dias on the market a few years ago I think in Brisbane for around 250K. 85 seems like a VERY good value for your market.

good luck!

Warby12 28-12-2013 23:04

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Yes the prices are falling here and about time!! Mining boom is over it's back to reality :D
I agree about the lazerette in the back cabin already considering some careful surgery if we get it. This one has no air on in the rear, could well be the one your thinking of boat guy as this particular broker picks up a lot of French boats it seems.

Warby12 28-12-2013 23:09

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Hey boatguy, if this is the boat you repaired, how bad was the damage ? I'd be a dill not to ask ? This boat is pretty tired but structural damage would be good to know about :whistling:

Jim Cate 29-12-2013 00:22

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Originally Posted by DoubleWhisky (Post 1425668)
I think the boat to the same design of Holman & Pye was built in USA as Palmer Johnson 43 CR, but I'm not sure about this.

IIRC, the PJ 43 was an S&S design, also built by Swan as a Swan 43. Very neat boats... almost bought one long ago. Young and foolish...

Cheers,

Jim

Boatguy30 29-12-2013 05:46

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Originally Posted by Warby12 (Post 1425808)
Hey boatguy, if this is the boat you repaired, how bad was the damage ? I'd be a dill not to ask ? This boat is pretty tired but structural damage would be good to know about :whistling:

No, the boat in Miami. Kings Ransom was in Katrina. Was actually not that badly damaged, but lots of water damage to the interior. I was told it ended up deck down in the mud. These boats are total tanks. The area where the cockpit drains go thru the hull, the hulls is about 1.5" thick solid glass. and that was on my 1985 model.

the older models also have less headroom in the walk thru as well as the locker in the very stern. I had a look on yachtworld and the one I was thinking of with the AC unit is now for sale in Malaysia with the same broker. Yacht domain.

there really are quite a few for sale at the moment. When I bought mine there had only been 2 for sale in 3 years in the USA. Now there seem to be about 6 for sale here.

I guess Fatty has really tarnished the image of this model!

Warby12 29-12-2013 16:36

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Hi boatguy I just pm'd you about the damage please ignore! Even though I have been on this forum for ages I simply missed there was another page of replies :flowers: by the way I've just read your entire blog :popcorn: fantastic stuff! I want one! Have an offer on the WA, waiting to hear :D

DoubleWhisky 30-12-2013 04:34

Re: Wauquiez Amphitrite 43 ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cate (Post 1425829)
IIRC, the PJ 43 was an S&S design, also built by Swan as a Swan 43. Very neat boats... almost bought one long ago. Young and foolish...
Cheers,
Jim

PJ 43 and PJ 43 CR were different boats, I believe.
Did a little Google'ing and found this:

PALMER JOHNSON 43CR sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

I do not know story behind it, but may be it was like PJ 43, which was Swan built, but marketed for some time in US under PJ brand (with some other models).

By the way, I tried to find some info regarding Your boat, but didn't find anything on Sayer website. Is she custom one-off?

Regards

Tomasz

Warby12 19-01-2014 22:07

Re: Wauquiez Amphitrite 43 ?
 
Well we bought it! :cheers: :eek: :whistling: :thumb:
And yes now the fun starts but it's great to be back in a boat! I'm off now to the rigging forum as the insurance co says I need a new rig before they'll cover. This fine as we were going to anyway but not for a couple of years,:banghead:

Never mind :cheers:

robert sailor 19-01-2014 22:16

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Congrats...quality boat that will take you anywhere.

Warby12 19-01-2014 22:30

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Great to hear :) bit scary :)

Mindelo 23-02-2014 09:59

Re: Wauquiez Amphitrite 43 ?
 
A French Website is entirely devoted to the Amphitrite. You can get many informations about her.
Le Monde des Amphs
With the help of a translater you can read a lot of articles or messages about this sailing boat.
English speaking sailors are registered on this site and after (free) registering you can contact them.
I purchased one of these boats 11 years ago and I'm very satisfied.
Mindelo, hull 98/138.

Izikalvo 18-02-2016 08:02

Re: Wauquiez Amphitrite 45 ?
 
dose anybody know anything about this boat?


> Bach Yachting - Wauquiez Amphitrite 45 MS

Barney Post 18-02-2016 12:34

Re: Wauquiez Amphitrite 43 ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DoubleWhisky (Post 1426726)
PJ 43 and PJ 43 CR were different boats, I believe.
Did a little Google'ing and found this:

PALMER JOHNSON 43CR sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com

I do not know story behind it, but may be it was like PJ 43, which was Swan built, but marketed for some time in US under PJ brand (with some other models).

By the way, I tried to find some info regarding Your boat, but didn't find anything on Sayer website. Is she custom one-off?

Regards

Tomasz

But you missed the link:
AMPHITRITE 43 (WAUQUIEZ) sailboat specifications and details on sailboatdata.com


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