Aquarius is a 48ft aluminum hulled Samoa 48 designed by van de Stadt and built in Enkhuisen in Holland by Spiro Ships. She is similar to a Garcia with lots of space, excellent build quality using AlMg4,5Mn high grade aluminum and fully insolated for sailing into high latitudes. Built in 1993, she was the demonstration boat for several years before being sold as new to her first owner in 1997 and then to her 2nd and current owner in 2013. This is a boat that has proved her value as an ocean cruising boat, having already circumnavigated via Patagonia.
The interior is very spacious with 3 double cabins, 2 aft and one forward, 2 bathrooms and a large saloon with quality wood paneling and table. The boat is insulated so cool in the tropics and warm in colder climates and there are 2 heating systems. The bathroom fittings are Grohe and the boat has black and grey water tankage.
Aquarius has benefitted from several refits and recent maintenance, here the notes for the last 10 years:
- 2011 the mast, boom, hull were repainted with Awlgrip bi-composite and the teak deck was redone
- 2017 new standing rigging in compact Dyform cables
- 2015-2017 new mainsail, genoa, saysail and code zero
- 2019 new Tohatsu 9.8hp outboard
- 2020 new propellor
- 2021 bowthruster refitted
- 2021 new 70m 12mm chain
- 2022 new full set of B&G electronics including Zeus 3 and Vulcan 12, Raymarine VHF
- 2022 new lewmar windlass
- 2022 new watermaker membrane replaced
- 2022 antifouling done
The Samoa 48 Aquarius is fully equipped so sail to remote locations with solar, wind generator, northern lights 5kW generator, watermaker. The safety equipment is fully up to date and includes SSB as well as IridiumGO setup, EPIRB and up to date liferaft.
This is the ideal boat for a family or group that wants to explore the adventurous parts of the seas, safely and comfortably. Available in French Polynesia from February 2023, ideal starting point for exploring the Pacific, a boat for sailors and adventurers.