Papageno, 1969 Amel Euros for sale.



TYPE : Ketch


YEAR : 1969

PRICE : €13 000 (open to offers)

TYPE : Quillard

HULL : Fiberglass

LOCATION: Le Marin, Martinique


LENGTH : 11,75 mètres (39 pieds)

WIDTH : 3,3 mètres

DRAFT : 1,50 mètre

HEIGHT : 13,21 mètres

WEIGHT : 6 650 kg

BALLAST : 2,5 tonnes





Brand : YANMAR

Head gasket  – transmission checked 2018

Engine : Diesel

Capacity : 200 L

Power : 1 X 55 CV

Number hours : 1


Equipment inside

WC marin JABSCO (2018)

Water tank 470L.

Shower room

Gas cooker brand GASCOGNE

Electric bilge pump and manual (pipes changed in 2018)

Pipes of water changed in 2018.



5 batteries

2 solar panels + regulators

Wind turbine to install

Electric system to be restored



Depth sounder (2018).

Long distance radio

VHF fix and VHF hand


Used sails- Good to Fair condition



Masts spliced by the yardship of le Marin (972)

Turnbuckles in fantastic shape to put towards new rigging

Enrouleur de génois.

Ridoirs et ferrures are ok


Equipement extérieur

Guindeau éléctric


2 flat anchors

2 anchors « soc de charrue »

50 metres of chain of 8

10 meters of chain of 5


3 new lifejackets

Lots of tools (electric devices + complete toolbox)

Hull fairing in June 2018

Sold with a dinghy Carib 8 feet + engine Yamaha 8CV run very well

Lots of lines of all sizes

Plan of construction + plan of rigging

Paper charts of Caribbean and Europe


Work to be done



Cosmetic (paint, bedding …)

Safety rail on portside

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Roll up, roll up! A fantastic opportunity for someone to get a piece of Amel history! Papageno was one of the first fiberglass boats built by Henri Amel in 1969. Perfect for someone with enthusiasm and determination, Papageno has the ability to become a spectacular boat. We have come so far with her already but it is time to hand over the reins to someone else. Instead of a boat, she has become a home to our crew, and I am sure that she will make a beautiful home for another sailor. With six berths, she has the ability to sleep 8 people. The aft cabin has a desk, sink, wardrobe, plenty of space to store your secret stash of biscuits, a single bed for whoever drew the short straw and a small double for the victor. There was a toilet in the aft cabin originally but we removed it, after considering that maybe crew mates may not want to expose too much of themselves to each other. However, I am assured one can easily be reinstalled.

The centre cockpit is deep, comfortable (and is currently the crew’s favourite nap spot). Armed with two solar panels, the engine room beneath the cockpit boasts five batteries, a Yanmar 55 engine and a new head gasket. The transmission has recently been inspected and has been dubbed in “phenomenal shape” we were very pleased to hear. Everything works in the engine room, however we would recommend that all wiring is replaced for a fresh start.

Down in the belly of Papageno, we have a small comfortable kitchen with a pull down chair (Henri Amel really did think of everything) table, cupboards benches with TONS of storage everywhere! The electricity needs to be redone everywhere, but water, navigation lights, main light and bilge pump is functioning. We have a ton of tools available to get you started on finishing the restoration of Papageno, and when you’re ready to pass out, the back cabin has a big comfortable bed you can drop into.

When you fancy a break with a glass or rum with friends, Papageno boasts a piano, small drum set and her very own guitar. So sing away, me hearties, yo ho!

All in all, she’s a good boat. We’ve taken her as far as we can and are now ready to move onto our next project. Her original masts are being fixed currently in the workshop and are ready to be set up with a new rig. The turnbuckles from the previous rig (it was only 2 years old before the storm hit and it was stolen) are intact and are ready to be arranged into a new rig by the local workshop. Everything is ready and waiting for someone to say, “Go for it!”

We are leaving this project with heavy hearts. We had hoped for her to be our home for many years to come, but the truth is that due to unforeseen personal circumstances, we are destined to return to Europe.

We hope whoever takes on our beautiful Papageno will love her as much as us. And deserve her even more.

If you think Papageno is the lady for you, send us a message below- or email us at

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