The boat

SY Ultimo
Ultimo is a 54 feet sail ketch from Chantier Amel in La Rochelle, France. Amel boats are often referred to as the ”Rolls Royce de la Mer”.

Main Technical data
Length over all 17,2 m 56,5 ft
Hull length 16,4 m 53,1 ft
Beam 4,8 m 15,9 ft
Draft 2,2 m 6,9 ft
Weight incl ballast 23 t 45 200 Lbs
Sail area on wind 140 m2 1 507 ft2
Total standard sailarea 192 m2 2 006 ft2
VW Turbo Diesel engine 140hp
Fuel capacity 900 L 237 Gal
Water capacity 900 L 237 Gal

Black water waste holding tank 90 L/each

4 genuine watertight bulkheads
with isolating valves (quite unique)

VW diesel 140 HP
Dual RACOR fuel filter with vacuum gauge
Variable pitch/feathering propeller
 with SPURS propeller line cutter
Automatic engine room CO² fire extinguisher
Bow thruster, retractable 15 HP

Generator and charger/inverter
Diesel generator – Onan MDKBN 11 kW
Battery charger/inverter Victron Quttro 220/24V, 120 amp 5 KvA
 with Global Remote
110 amp 24V alternator on main engine

12 Full River AMG
1 starbatteri Gel 12 V 80 Ah2

Sail and rigging
Mainsail 41 m²
Jib 75 m²
Staysail 28 m²
Mizzan sail 22 m²
Mizzan balloner 52 m²
7 self-tailing Lewmar winches of them are 3 electrical
There are electrical furler for the jib, staysail and mainsail.
The electrical furlers and winches are operated from the cockpit

Windlass controlled from cock-pit with chain counter 
Rocna anchor 40 kg with stainless chain 100m, chain washer
2nd windlass with foot switch
. Anchor, 30 kg with chain (10 m) and 80 m rope

7 watertight lockers on the deck with secured locks:
Front: 1 large locker containing
1 sail locker
2 chain lockers
Locker for cooking gas (2 bottle) and outboard fuel
Locker for all safe equipment
Locker, very large for fenders, el bicycle, Seabob and diving kit
3 lockers in the cockpit for various
Very comfortable helm seat with backrest and all sailhandling is done from the cockpit.

Interior fittings
3 Aircondition, 1 in aft cabin, 1 in saloon and 1 in forward cabin
Diesel fired forced air heating ducted throughout the boat, 24 V/5000 watt
Watermaker Desillator 24V, 150 L/h
Seagull drinking water filter with separate tap in the galley
2 Rib Promarin devices to keep the saltwater tube for AC and fridges/frezzers clean
Stov gas, 4 burners and owen/grill
Microwave oven
Refrigerator front loading
2 Fridges/Freezers
Integral sun curtains/mosquito screens for all the overhead hatches
Mosquito screens for all the vertical portholes
2 electrical toilets
Washing machine 4 Kg

Media and music equipment
TV/DVD package, 26” LCD flat screen TV vertically retractable with remote control and DVD player.
Bose Lifestyle 28 Home theater system in the saloon
26″ flat screen TV in aft cabin with
Bose Acoustimas 3 stereo system with MP3 player in aft cabin &
ASTON demodulator for satellite HD TV
24/220 V, 2500W inverter for PC and media system

Communication equipment
Fleet Broadband 250 satellite telephone (antenna on port mainmast spreader) (284 kbps) &
Icom 505 VHF radio                                                                                                                              2 Handheld Vhf                                                                                                                                Icom 802 SSB transceiver and antenna tuner ATF140
Sailor TT-3020C GMDSS (Inmarsat-C)
YB Tracker
2 GPSs – GP320B active antenna

Garmin ”marriage saver” intercom

Electronic- and navigation equipment
Furuno Navnet 3D Blackbox
MAXSEA Time Zero integrated with NavNet 3D with chart for the hole world.
Furuno ARPA 11 Navnet
Navionics on Ipad
17″ radar/plotter navstation
12″ radarplotter in cockpit
Interphase forward looking sonar in cockpit
2 complete installed and connected Autopilots (for safety) + Furuno Navpilot 511
DFF1 Navnet sounder with bronze temperature sonar
AIS FA50 transceiver/receiver with VHF antenna
B & G Hydra 3000 Graphical Function Display at navstation
B & G Hydra 3000 Graphical Function Display in cockpit

12″ repeater for Navnet 3D, integrated in laminated fiberglass console
Interphase ISCAN V90 forward scanning sonar/depth sounder at helm station
B & G Hydra 3000 Graphical Function Display
2 Analog displays B & G – Wind and Deep.
1 Analog display for speed – Sonic Speedometer (without wheel)
2 Furuno Navpilot 511
Remote controller for VHF
Remote controll for anchor

Rib Caribe
Yamaha 15hp with powered tilt/trim

Diving equipment

Navigation lights
LED navigation lights
Masthead LED tri-color running lamp with 360º white anchoring lamp.
Set of LED floodlights in mainmast and mizzen mast spreaders (14 pieces)

Hydraulic retractable gangway – remote controlled

Davit set (Lift 300 Kg)

Viking liferaft – 6 seaters                                                                                                                         2 Lifesling Rescue                                                                                                                                     1 Dan buoy Man overboard Rescue                                                                                                       2 fully equipped Grab bags, food, water, medicin, flash lights, GPS,  etc

Man-Over-Board Lifetag
4 Personal EPIRB

Set of cockpit cushions
Aft deck sunbed cushions with cover
Cockpit vertical weather cloth with zippered door
Cockpit complete winter enclosure
Mosquito net to cockpit

Other equipment
High pressure freshwater pump with cockpit hose
Flashlight/Tactical light