Designed by legendary Captain Henri Amel to be robust, maneuverable
and sea-kindly 276 Kirks were built by his company at La Rochelle between
1971 and 1980. My Amelie is number 215 built in 1977. Many have completed ocean
crossings and circumnavigations.
Since buying Amelie in late 2009 I have cruised with crew along
the Algarve between Lagos and Cadiz and in 2018 and 2019 I single-handed
her from Portugal to the Azores (1,000 miles each way). I was preparing Amelie
to repeat the trip in summer 2020 when covid got in the way. Amelie has been
maintained and equipped to be safe and comfortable on long ocean passages as
well as for relaxed coast hopping.
I have the original factory bill of sale. She has been on
the British Small Ships Register since in 2009 but has never been brought to
the UK. She is ashore in the Sopromar yard on the Algarve, as always when she isn’t
sailing. She is as I left her in January 2020 thinking I would be back and
getting her ready for sailing by May 2020. Some hope. I expect to be at the
boat in June or July, depending on covid, and will tidy and prepare her for
sale then. Till then I don’t even have a decent set of photos but am willing to
show what I have, including a video I took to show friends how Amelie was, inside
and out, as I left the Azores for the 1,000 miles to Portugal in 2019. This was
taken by smart phone and never intended to be a selling video but there you are: Amelie, warts and all.
36ft 4in / 11.1m
29ft 10in / 9.1m
9ft 11in / 3m
5ft 4in / 1.63m
updates and improvements since 2010 have made Amelie fit my type of sailing, included removing much of the obsolete gear accumulated over the years. The
end result is a trim, quality-built 36 footer in good working order capable of safely
and comfortably sailing coastal and offshore. This is the ideal long-distance
cruising yacht for a sailor on a budget.Email me for the technical details that could not be loaded here and and to see the video.
Current Price: £17500.00
This Offshore Cruising Yacht For A Sailor On A Budget: 36 Foot Amel Kirk Sloop. boat is located in Bath, BA2*** and is being sold on eBay by sail2105.