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AmazonI recently bought Amazon in the US and I have to say that I am still in the process of gathering more information of her past.

With the help of the office of Sparkman & Stephens in New York, I have found the first drawings of Amazon, dated December 1970. Mr John B Goulandris wanted a fast boat to race in the East Coast of the US, in particular the Bermudan race. I have been told that he was a close friend of george Cooomantaris who was the owner of Baccara, a 73' S&S design built in 1968 and he sailed extensively on that boat before launching his project.

AmazonAmazon had been built in 1971 by Camper & Nicholsons Gosport yard. She has been racing extensively on the north shore of the US until she was sold in 1977. She then belonged to a couple of different owners who used her essentially as a cruising boat in the US and in the South of Europe.

In 1992 her German owner, Mr Klaus Lower, decided to undertake a major refit in Holland respecting strictly her original design and sail plan. She came back to the US afterwards.

I became the owner of Amazon in July 2009. She has had a refit in La Rochelle and I will be sailing in classic races in 2010. This summer Amazao will compete in Brest Classic week,the Judith trophy (Douarnerez/Southampton) The British Classic Regatta and La Coupe de 3 Phares (Fowey/Brest/La Rochelle).

 

 

Yacht Description

Owner:

Olivier Pecoux

Designer:

Sparkman & Stephens

Class:

-

Year Designed:

1970-1

Year Built:

1971

Builder:

Camper & Nicholson Gosport



LOA:

22.2 m

xx ft

LOD:

xxx m

xx ft

Beam:

5.4 m

xx ft

Draft:

3.2 m

xx ft

LWL:

17.4 m

xx ft

LOD/LWL Ratio:

-

Displacement:

54 Tonnes

Thames Measurement:

-

Hull Material:

Steel

Hull Construction:

Welded

Hull Frames:

Steel

Rudder:

Skeg Hung

Sail Material:

Dacron

Deck & Superstructure:

Timber

Superstructure Profile:

Doghouse

Interior:

Classic Cruising

Steering:

Wheel

Transom:

Aft Sloping

Rig:

Bermudan Masthead Yawl

Engine Make:

Perkins 185

Engine HP:

185

Engine Mounted:

-

Propeller:

Folding

Propeller Blades:

-

Mast Material:

Aluminium

Mast Configuration:

2 Spreaders

Keel Configuration:

Fin

Keel Material:

Iron