SV Amarula was launched on the Clarence River, NSW, Australia on 21st July, 2001, as the first phase of our dream ‘to build a boat and sail around the world’!
Phase 2 of that dream is still ongoing…… but almost at an end, as Amarula is FOR SALE!
SV Amarula is an exclusive, 18.4 metre luxury catamaran designed, built and operated by her owner, Captain Eric Toyer and his wife, Lynne.
She is beautifully fitted out with the comfort of the long distance traveller in mind. She offers many luxuries, whilst providing us with the opportunity to travel to exciting places that relatively few people get to visit.
She has been designed specifically for blue water cruising and has all the comforts of home. She is self-contained with a large fuel capacity, generous battery supply, solar and wind power, air-conditioning, water-maker, dive-compressor and a large sail wardrobe.
After a number of years chartering in Tanzania and cruising the East African coastline we finally left Dar es Salaam in 2009 to sail to South Africa, where we spent 2 years mostly in Knysna and Saldanha Bay.
In 2012 we explored Namibia and crossed the Atlantic Ocean stopping over to visit St. Helena and Brazil before arriving in Grenada, where we spent the 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 hurricane seasons. Each winter we travelled up the Caribbean chain to the US Virgin Islands and particularly enjoyed Frederiksted on the west coast of St. Croix.
Now we are almost at the end of our circumnavigation, having departed Grenada a little over a year ago to head west through the ABC islands (Aruba, Bonaire & Curacao), followed by Colombia and Panama. Earlier this year we transited the Panama Canal and set sail across the Pacific Ocean back towards Australia, home and family! We are now in Tonga and plan to sail to Fiji very soon, from where we can deliver Amarula to her new owners in Australia, New Zealand, maybe elsewhere in the Pacific or even South East Asia. Let’s talk!
Consequently we are looking for a very special person/ family to buy our lovely home of the past 15 years. As part of the package we are prepared to negotiate delivering her and, as the original builders, we are willing to assist in preparing her for a whole new lease of life, according to her new owners specifications. If you feel that SV Amarula would suit your requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us and we can plan for her future
We have Captain’s Logs dating back to our initial Indian Ocean crossing in 2002. Now we are keeping a regular Blog and we also have a Facebook page Amarula Sail which we hope you will enjoy, ‘like’ and share.
Follow our travels as we continue to sail around the world. You can see where we are at any given time on the Find Us page.
We love to hear from you & look forward to your news & comments. Please do drop us a line via our contact us page!