LBSS proudly offers WAUQUIEZ AMPHITRITE 43 “MARIA LENA” For Sale as Central Agents.
Designed by Holman & Pye, built by Wauquiez, France and launched in 1985 in Canada she was cruised there by her original owner for several years. Her 2nd and present owners have now lovingly cared for her for 21 years. They sailed “MARIA LENA” the Nth American coast to Mexico for 2 years, the Hawaiian Islands for 4 years, down to Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and on to NZ for 18 months, back to Fiji, New Caledonia, and Australia for 2 years, through Indonesia, Singapore, Melacca Straits to Langkawi and have since cruised extensively in Thailand.
Purchasing “MARIA LENA” as novice sailors, the present owners noted that after a long Ocean passage they always arrived far more refreshed and comfortable than others, indicating the Wauquiez Amphitrite 43, with its heavy duty skeg rudder and modern fin keel combined with the ketch rig, makes it one the best and strongest long range cruising yachts ever built. She now has a custom designed and built pilot house with clears, a Cummins 4B 3.3-M 65hp diesel engine (new 2016 - 90hrs only) swinging a three bladed feathering prop, and a new Kubota diesel running a 200amp output DC alternator charging batteries directly. Her sail inventory includes 140% Genoa, Storm sail (2011), Mainsail with Stackpack, Asymmetrical Spinnaker with sock, Mizzen with Stackpack. The running rigging was replaced in 2014.
In December 2017 all deck fittings and hatches were removed, the hull stripped to gelcoat and repainted with 7 coats of Awl Grip. All hull windows are now 10mm lexan. Below the waterline was also stripped and new barrier coat with 3 coats of antifouling applied. “MARIA LENA” features 2 cabins with 2 Double berths, Saloon seating for 6, Dining for 4 and a large nav station. A Force 10 -3 burner stove with oven, dual S/S sinks, 2 fridges with freezers (2014) a new S/S microwave and twin tub washing machine complete the package..
This vessel is exceptionally well priced for a yacht of this quality and pedigree. “MARIA LENA” is beautifully maintained and in exceptional condition throughout and is ready for the lucky new owners to continue cruising the oceans of the world.