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Seller's Description

Amphitrites are blue-water cruising vessels. I bought it in ST Lucia West Indies, sailed to the United States where it underwent a 5 month refit. nearly all of the wiring had to be replaced due to the previous owners indiscretion with wiring safety!

This is a very comfortable blue water sailing vessel with a reputation and ownership pedigree that can be found in groups on social media outlets such as Facebook.

Wauquiez, pronounced Vo-ke-yeah are still built today. Having sailed 2500 miles from the West Indies I can tell you this boat sails well and will take care of you in a blow. I was in 40 knt winds for 36 hours off Cuba in the Gulf stream and the boat took care of us. The center cockpit design has a built in hard dodger that will keep you dry at sea.

This is a Mark II boat meaning the second model, what this really means is the aft master cabin it both roomy and comfortable (see pictures) because the sail locker was moved to the starboard midships.

Amphitrite’s were built in France at a factory when boatbuilders still hand laid fiberglass rather than applying “chopped strands” through a gun. This means the boat was built to last. The hull is over 32 mm thick in the forefoot and bow areas.

The hull design is a cut-away forefoot keel with skeg hung rudder. This means the boat does not slap while sailing to weather. This also signals the boat can move through the water well. Henri Wauquiez speed and managed to balance comfort with reasonable speed in this hull design. With the new Cummins engine and 17 inch feathering prop it will sail a 7 knots very easily, it will reach hull speed of 8.1 breathlessly under 22 apparent beam reaches mildly loaded.

Let’s talk cargo, I have the boat loaded with 6 months provisions, parts and tools and yes its a knot slower but fully self-contained off grid.

1400 watts of solar and 400 watts of wind combine for a whopping 1.8 kW of power generation, with and additional 160 Balmar High output alternator on the engine.

Please see the equipment list for details

Equipment: Engine Repower Cummins 3.3 from Trans Atlantic Diesel (2016) Transmission ZF250 from Trans Atlantic Diesel (2016) Standing Rigging replaced (2021) Running Rigging replaced (2021) Water heater replaced (2021) Seawater Pro water maker installed (2021) Iceco 40 liter freezer installed (2021)runs on solar 2 addition refrigerators 12vdc in the galley runs on solar Hydrovane brand self-steering wind vane installed (2021) Furuno Bluetooth wireless radar installed (2021)couple to 2 tablets or phones at once Garmin MFD with sonar and chart-plotting via Active Captain and/or Garmin Express 800 watts of solar on the hard dodger and 400 watts aft on hinges to stow if needed. 400 watts of wind generation via Eclectic all power generation managed via mppt and charging a whopping 600ah of Dakota Lithium ion batteries with built in BMS (battery management system) The inverter is Xantrex XC Pro Marine 3000 watt/150 amp inverter charger installed with positive flow air cooling to it and the batteries. Aft Seawater air conditioning Washing machine in forward head can be disconnected and the new never used TWC electric head can be used. New Standard Horizon Explorer VHF in the nav station and a handheld in the cockpit. Twin Stainless water tanks port and starboard plus the main under the salon floor New Sink Faucet in the galley New power distribution panel. Twin 30 amp service so you can hook up to 30 or 50 amp marinas 50 of cords included for (full asking price) 12 Takacat Dinghy with 15 hp mercury engine Nerw carburetor starts one pull and idles. Rocna 35 kg anchor with 250 ft 3/8 galvanized chain. plus a second Danforth anchor, Dingy anchor Survival raft up to date 6 person


Kim Holman
Holman & Pye
# Built


Length Overall
43 0 / 13.1 m
Waterline Length
33 11 / 10.4 m
12 11 / 4 m
4 11 / 1.5 m
28,600 lb / 12,973 kg
9,900 lb / 4,491 kg

Rig and Sails

Reported Sail Area
775′² / 72 m²
Total Sail Area
Sail Area
Air Draft
Sail Area
Forestay Length

Auxilary Power

Fuel Type
Fuel Capacity
Engine Hours


Water Capacity
Holding Tank Capacity


Hull Speed
8.0 kn
Classic: 7.81 kn

Hull Speed

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.


Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

A more accurate formula devised by Dave Gerr in The Propeller Handbook replaces the Speed/Length ratio constant of 1.34 with a calculation based on the Displacement/Length ratio.

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio.311
Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

7.97 knots
Classic formula: 7.81 knots
Sail Area/Displacement
<16: under powered

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.


SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64)2/3

  • SA: Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D: Displacement in pounds.
<16: under powered
16-20: good performance
>20: high performance
<40: less stiff, less powerful

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.


Ballast / Displacement * 100

<40: less stiff, less powerful
>40: stiffer, more powerful
275-350: heavy

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.


D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
<100: ultralight
100-200: light
200-300: moderate
300-400: heavy
>400: very heavy
Comfort Ratio
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.


Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam1.33)

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
<20: lightweight racing boat
20-30: coastal cruiser
30-40: moderate bluewater cruising boat
40-50: heavy bluewater boat
>50: extremely heavy bluewater boat
Capsize Screening
<2.0: better suited for ocean passages

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.


CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet
  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
<2: better suited for ocean passages
>2: better suited for coastal cruising


Also sold in the US as the PALMER JOHNSON 43CR.
Based on the same design (and also from Wauquiez): AMPHITRITE MS 45.

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