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Owner Chris Wilcox
Design Hylas 70
Length Overall 69 feet 7 inches
Flag Marshall Islands
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Amante is a blue water cruiser. German Friers design. The hull is laid up in fibre (FRP) and stiffened with longitudinal and transverse FRP beams, laminated to the interior. Bulkheads separate the sail locker, accommodation area, machinery space, and aft storage.
The topsides are finished in grey-blue polyurethane.

The lead-antimony ballast is bolted to the hull with stainless-steel fasteners. A recess inside the ballast holds an FRP centreboard. The board pivots on a pin at the forward edge. A hydraulic ram raises or lowers the board via a line-and-pulley assembly bolted to the deck.

The FRP rudder on stainless-steel stock is hung from bearings set in the hull. Lower bearings are set in a shoe bolted to the skeg.

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Amante - blog introduction

Amante is a hylas70, sort of an American twist on an Oyster… with lots more shiny stainless to polish.Owner’sare keen technical divers, looking for the chance to explore the planet respectfully. Our skipper, Simon is a former RYA instructor with many sea miles experience and the patience to match… Riccardo is our chef, blame hound and all round superhero. . read more...

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