Wow – it’s been 3yrs to the day that Cerulean joined the Hermanns Family, and what a amazing journey it’s been!
I wanted to share some of the older posts and photos that document the refit, and adventures that we’ve been through together.
Cerulean being Hauled out of the water in Ventura (first day of ownership):
Our delivery trip from Ventura Harbor to Marina Del Rey (month 2 of ownership):
The old brown and battered canvas – she looks tired doesn’t she?:
Selecting the new Sunbrella canvas color:
New beautiful canvas from Rosario and Mario installed + fitted:
Owners Aft Cabin – before and after:
Salon interior – before and after:
Foam being cut for new salon cushions:
New Salon cushions complete:
Flooring – before and after (yes there was awful carpet we had to rip it all up!!):
Flooring – beautiful Loncoin installed now:
Woodwork – before and after:
Woodwork after Antonio’s amazing refinishing:
Replacing the galley cabinet liners (these were in desperate need of replacement):
Running Rigging – before and after:
Running Rigging – After Dylan Pfeiffer had a chance to update:
Our trusty new Magma Grill (nom nom nom):
Picking out the name and new logo:
And the long awaited re-naming ceremony:
There is literally hundreds of other little improvements to point out that have made Cerulean much more livable – but the above are all the major projects.
As most boat owners know, ownership is a never ending journey of upgrades, repairs and maintenance work – but some of us are really passionate about our vessels and that includes me!
Wishing you a Happy 3rd Anniversary Cerulean – may we have many many more years to share together…
4 thoughts on “An Amel Maramu 3 year Refit Journey – S/V Cerulean”
Hi! Awesome job! Looks like a lot of hard work, but definitely looks like it has paid off! I am just finding your blog from crusierforum, and I am also considering an Amel. By chance do you know what your total refit cost was, and how much you did yourself vs. hired out? I am wondering about the costs/time to refit vs. buying a newer boat. Thanks in advance, and your new home looks wonderful!
Thanks Kyle, its been fun for sure! Its a ton of work, but learning so much along the way. The Amel is one of the most amazing sailing vessels I have ever Captain’d…
I never posted this! Lol – the boat was undergoing the engine refit when purchasing her, so I overpaid $170k vs going rate of $130-140k. But I was ok with that considering the repower was talked about a lot on the Yahoo Groups Amel owners forum. I spent another $35k on new interior (every cabin and salon reupholstered =$12k + Canvas =$6k + New A/V system = $3k + New Batteries AGM = $1.5k + New Running rigging = $3.5k, + $3k on a bunch of smaller stuff.
Note that didn’t include the $5k dinghy + Motor) etc.
Hope that helps!!!!
I hired all out – I learned and watched all work being completed, but wasn’t gonna mess up on my first dream boat!