Delta 63 RPH Passagemaker 'Amante'
|Builder||Delta Marine Seattle Washington USA|
|Length||64' 8" - 19.70m|
|Engine||KT-19M 6 Cylinder 425hp "detuned" Turbocharged Diesel w/ "get home" capability utilising one of the two Northern Lights generators w/ a hydraulic PTO unit. Keystone pneumatic exhaust bypass valve|
|Fuel Consumption||32 litres/hour at 8.5 knots|
|Thrusters||Bow and Stern|
|Genset||2X Northern Lights (22kW and 36kW)|
|Water||Forward fresh water tank - 533 US gallons (approx. 2075 liters) Aft fresh water tank - 391 US gallons (approx. 1520 liters) Black water - 231 US gallons (approx, 900 liters) Grey water - 110 US gal|
|WaterMaker||Sea Recovery SRC 1200 AM Watermaker (50 gallons/hour)|
|Hot Water System||Yes - most freshwater pumps replaced 2020|
|Location||Auckland, New Zealand|
AMANTE was custom built by Delta Marine in Seattle Washington USA and launched in 1994. In 1984 Delta Marine (a Commercial Shipbuilder) was approached by a client and asked to build a “yacht” quality ocean passagemaker based on the the powerful lines of Delta’s Alaska commercial seiner hull – for a dream of a lifetime circumnavigation. Under power, and with family and friends along to share the adventure. Safety, reliability, range and comfort were the objectives of the design brief. Here we have an experienced Yachtsman on a mission and with a vision. Based on their successful commercial industry experience and the powerful lines of the Delta hull designed by noted Naval Architect Steve Seaton the quest was on! This first in this series of boats Delta launched was the incredibly successful and beautiful ZOPILOTE. Two years and 35,000 nautical miles later passaging under power was a reality and the “Expedition” class vessel was born. AMANTE is an excellent example of this design and the craftsmanship each and every Delta receives. AMANTE is ready for any NZ cruising adventure or a trip to the Islands. AMANTE is a small ship with “big boat” systems in a size easily managed by a couple, two couples or a small family.
AMANTE was painted from the top of the mast to the bottom of the keel in late 2019. The bottom was taken back to bare fiberglass, the hull faired and prepped to perfection to deliver an incredible finish. AMANTE will not disappoint and will meet the expectations of any rigorous inspection.
AMANTE is a true pilothouse layout with side access doors on both sides of the helm station and a full Portuguese Bridge forward. On the foredeck the ground tackle is easily managed here or from the helm. This ground tackle has been carefully thought out and over engineered, when properly deployed – an easy night’s sleep will be your reward! Up a short ladder from the Boat Deck to the Flybridge, you will !nd a full helm station with engine controls, engine instrumentation, electronics and port and starboard wing stations to make docking easily accomplished from either side of the boat. There are (2) pedestal helm chairs in addition to a settee with storage below. Back down to the pilothouse, most operation of the of the vessel underway is done from the raised helm seats (comfy for those long runs and overnight passages) with easy to read instruments, well placed engine and thruster controls, complete and ergonomically placed electronics. The pilothouse also features an “L” shaped raised seating area to starboard with table and a single “watch-berth” behind. There is a desk/workspace area to port and storage here for navigation gear. To complete the “cruising in style” theme is a fridge for cold drinks and a co”ee bar locker for hot drinks underway.
Down seven easy steps from the Pilothouse to the main level of the boat. Entering the main deck from the cockpit you !nd yourself in a “near” full beam salon that easily seats 10 to 12 guests or family or could easily do “drinks and nibbles” for 20. To port is a large 5 seater sofa with a beautiful raised teak table for meals, drinks or board games. To starboard is another large seating area that features a custom sofa for 5 and two occasional chairs. The entire salon is !nished in a warm teak with contrasting colours and touches that draw you in to the comfort and relaxation this space o”ers. All new “soft goods” and carpet throughout in 2017. There is a custom entertainment system, large screen TV (installed for easy viewing anywhere in the salon) and LED lighting throughout. This salon size is hard to !nd in 75-80 foot vessels. There is a three-seat breakfast bar that divides the salon from the galley and provides a casual space for occasional meals, snacks for the kids or a great position to share the Galley area with the cook. Forward, past the breakfast bar to starboard is a true “Chef’s galley”. “Starry Night” Quartz countertops ad an element of elegance and practicality to the Galley. Quartz tops are more durable and are scratch and scorch proof, so the average kitchen spill will not harm the surface. Full size “house” refrigerator, full size “house” stove and oven, dishwasher, trash compactor and co”ee machine. Nothing is missing from this galley and nothing to upgrade. To port of the Galley is a large bar area forward with glass and bottle storage, access to the lower cabin area is also to port. The stateroom located on the main deck is forward and to starboard and features a twin bed arrangement with ensuite head compartment, electric head, stall shower, sink, vanity and excellent storage. Continuing forward there is a passageway to port that is completely dedicated to pantry style storage providing the space that can keep you underway for months at a time. All the way forward on the main level is the Equipment room including a full stand up workbench and stair access to the engine room below. The engine room is a testament to excellence in design and systems engineering derived from Delta Marine’s commercial marine experience.
The Master stateroom and third stateroom are located one level down and accessed via a stairway opposite the galley. The Master features a Queen size walk around bed, large built in settee, sumptuous fabrics and !nishes. Here there is a queen size, walk-around bunk situated in the middle of the compartment. To starboard is a lounge/settee with bookshelves and special reading lights, to port is the large head/shower compartment. Hidden in the forward bulkhead is the Master’s entertainment center. W/ TV and Nakamichi sound equipment. There is abundant gear storage in both hanging lockers and drawers. Easy to be away on this boat for several months or years. The 2nd stateroom on this level also features and Queen berth, ensuite head with shower compartment and abundant clothes and gear storage.
Thermador #ESC30B electric convection ovenw/4 burners, griddle and grill, range hood Gaganau electric grill (Cockpit)
Astoria automatic espresso machine
Kitchen Aid #KUCS181T trash compactor
Dishwasher (NEW 2018)
Thermador #WD24 warming drawer
Vitantonio Tortilla Chef
Fagor pressure cooker
Grunert/Marine Air Systems freezer in cockpit (huge) Laundry:
Down a semi-spiral stairway from the galley (port side), the laundry/linen locker is forward from the passageway. Whirlpool large capacity thin-twin combo machines are nicely !tted into this space which also includes a extractor fan in the compartment.
Fortress FX-125 stern anchor
V-Mac 5500 Sea Hornet alarm system Crewsaver 6F Cat 1 life raft
MOM 9 man overboard module Alden 406 EPIRB
Kahlenberg air horns
(2) Sea Fire 1301 Halon automaticmanual cylinders over main engine
(1) Sea Fire 1301 Halon automatic/manual cylinder over engine room work area (1) Sea Fire 1301 Halon automatic/manual cylinder over aft lazerette
(9) additional hand held US Coast Guard approved ABC !re extinguishers
Red parachute solas $ares
Red handheld solas $ares
Water proof canisters
Twin Northern Lights Generators: 25kW (13,188 Hours w/ recent rebuild)
36kW (6519 Hours)
Danforth Constellation compass Ritchie Powerdamp compass SEA 2250 SSB radio
SEA 225 SSB radio
(2) Icom IC-M125 VHF radios
(4) Icom M5 6 VHF radios
(2) Standard Communications HX350S handheld waterproof VHF radios
(4) Radio Shack PTT FM personal radio Transceivers
Trimble Navigation NavTracXL GPS
Furuno Navnet GPS
Furuno Navnet C-MAP NT-CVI 15″ LCD
Dimmable Sat Chart Plotter system
Furuno DFAX weather fax
Furuno 81000D 72 mile radar
Furuno 11931 36 mile radar
Furuno WASP Sonar System (NEW 2017)
(2) Speedtech hand held digital depth sounders
W-H AP-12D autopilot
W-H AP3 autopilot (backup)
B&G network wind with (2) display units
B&G speed and log with (4) display units
Panasonic Hybrid System with (7) telephones
The Stick voice/fax/modem call processor
Panasonic Easa-phone answering system
Nera Worldphone Liberator satellite telephone
Sea Tel 2498E satellite television
Trimble Galaxy Inmarsat C/GPS TNL7100 C-SAT
B&G network depth with (4) display units
Nick Jackson hydraulic crane rated to 1500 lbs. W/14′ reach, pickup stem, port and starboard. Kolstrand hydraulic deck winch w/90′ of 3/4″ stainless chain and 600′ 3/4″ galvanised wire 300 lb stainless steel navy anchor
Fortress FX-125 stern anchor
Bauer Utilus 10-El dive compressor
2) Maxwell winches #3500 VC 24V 100TDC wide drums with foot switches
(2) Glendinning Cablemaster M439D/HE/3GL power cable winders
Deck washdown system w/3hi-pressure connection areas (cockpit, upper aft deck, and forward deck)
A must see if you are considering doing some serious cruising under power with family and friends.
Fiji is an easy “steam” for AMANTE. You can go anytime!