218' (66.70m) Arsenale, Venice, Italy
LOA: 218' 10" (66.70m)
Beam: 34' 9" (10.59m)
Min Draft:
Max Draft: Max 17' 1" (5.21m)
Cruising 9 knots @ 300 RPM
Max 10 knots
Year: Mfg-1965
Builder: Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Motor Yacht
Adventure Vessel
Price: $3,250,000 USD
Location: Panama
Additional Specifications For AMAZON EXPRESS:
LOA: 218' 10" (66.70m)
Beam: 34' 9" (10.59m)
Min Draft:
Max Draft: 17' 1" (5.21m)
Hull Material: Steel
Hull Config: Full Displacement
Hull Designer: Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Deck Material: Teak
Tonnage: 1058 Tonnes
Range: 12,000 Miles
Int Designer: Ettore Sottsass
Ext Designer: Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Fuel Capacity: 79,093 g (299,400 l)
Water Capacity: 14,000 g (52,996 l)
Holding Tank:
Flag: Cayman Islands
Location: Panama
Price: $3,250,000 USD
Year: Mfg-1965 Model-1965
Builder: Arsenale, Venice, Italy
Motor Yacht
Adventure Vessel
Top: Enclosed P.H. W/Sundeck
Cruising 9 knots @ 300 RPM
Max 10 knots
Engines: 1710 HP, Single, Diesel, 6AXA Wichmann, Wichmann
Staterooms: 7
Sleeps: 14
Heads: 7
Crew Quarters: 9
Crew Berths: 14
Captain Cabin: Yes
Lloyd's 100A1 Yacht Maltese Cross LMC
MCA: None ISM: Yes
Main Characteristics
Name AMAZON EXPRESS (name reserved) 


Private Expedition Yacht


Converted Fishing Vessel


Arsenale, Venice, Italy

Year of Build/Refit              


Hull Material                        


Deck Material


Hull Type                              

Full Displacement


218’10” (66.70m)


34’09” (10.60m)

Draft (maximum)                             

17’01” (5.20m)


Cayman Islands


Lloyd’s 100A1 Yacht Maltese Cross LMC

  Intermediate surveys completed December 2014 
  SMS renewed December 2014 





Fuel Capacity                                  

79,093 gallons (299,400 litres)

Water Capacity

14,000 gallons (53,000 litres)

Sea Water Ballast

25,000 gallons (96,000 litres)

Cruise Speed 9.5 knots @ 300 rpm

Max Speed                           

10 knots

Range @ 8 knots                            

12,000 miles

Gross Tonnage                               


Net Tonnage                        


Guest Accommodation                  

14 – Owner + 5 Guest Cabins, all ensuite, plus


double berth in cinema using sauna bathroom

Crew 14 (Captain + 13)

Crew Accommodation                    

Captains cabin, ensuite


13 additional crew, in single and twin cabins, all ensuite


Tank Deck:

Aft of a collision bulkhead on the tank deck level is the forward hold area for storage of additional tenders, wave runners, spares, stores, lines, spare anchor, fenders, deck and SCUBA compressors etc. The toys are lifted out by a massive 9 ton hydraulic crane through triple hatch covers, which are lifted by the crane and piggy-back to allow access to the hold. Aft of the hold is a large dry store area with two walk-in fridges and two walk-in freezers, as well as dry stores and a bonded customs locker. Aft of the stores space is the auxiliary engine room housing fridge and air-conditioning compressors, fans, twin reverse-osmosis water-makers, Evac and sewage system as well as the engine room workshop. Further aft is the main engine room, housing the main engine, generators, fuel and lube oil purifiers, electrical switchboard and main pumps.

Main Deck:

Aft of the forecastle deck, which has anchoring gear, a paint store and a ventilated gasoline store, there is the main tender deck which houses all the tenders and toys that are not stored in the hold underneath, or on the forecastle or poop deck. There is capacity for up to a 38’ (11.6m) tender on the starboard side and a 34’ (10.4m) tender on the port side, plus wave runners and smaller tenders as required. The 9 ton hydraulic crane is mounted forward and can launch any of the toys off either side of the ship. There is a bunker station further aft of the tender deck, from which diesel engine’d tenders can also be fueled.

The accommodations are from midships aft and are spread over four decks, including the ‘sundeck’.

Guest Cabins:

On the port side forward is a guest stateroom (Owners stateroom on GA), with a king bed, desk and audio/visual system. Attached is an en suite bathroom with twin sinks, bathtub with shower over, toilet and bidet. This stateroom also benefits from having a walk-in wardrobe which connects to stateroom (1 on GA), which has a king size bed with Pullman berth over, desk and an en suite bathroom with sink, bathtub with shower over and toilet, as well as ample hanging space.

Opposite to starboard is a cinema with large couches and an enormous bed measuring 82” x 92”. The cinema has been used as the 6th guest stateroom many times, using the toilet and shower adjacent to the sauna as the facilities for this cinema/stateroom.

Aft of the cinema is guest stateroom (2 on GA), with a queen sized bed, desk, audio/visual system and ample hanging lockers. Attached is an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet and bathtub with shower over.

Aft down the passageway, there is guest stateroom (3 on GA) to port with twin, extra-long berths, desk, audio/visual system and ample hanging locker space and an en suite bathroom with sink, bathtub with shower over and toilet.

Opposite to starboard is a queen berth guest stateroom (4 on GA) with desk, settee, ample hanging lockers and an en suite bathroom with sink, toilet and bathtub with shower over.

At the aft end of the guest accommodations area is a sauna with adjoining toilet and shower.

Aft on this deck, and separated by a door, is the crew accommodations area with 8 cabins, all with en suite bathrooms, some with twin berths, some with single berths.

At the aft end of the crew accommodation are the steering gear compartment and laundry.

Saloon Deck:

The main salon is forward in the superstructure, looking out and forward over the tender deck. It is a lovely space with lounging couches, chairs, settees, a small game table, bar cabinet, audio visual equipment and pop-up flat screen television.

In the middle of the guest accommodation, on the starboard side is the main deck lobby with central staircase up to the owner’s accommodations, another day toilet and access to the sundeck, and down to the guest accommodation.

Aft of the main salon on the port side is the dining room which seats 18 around a rectangular table.

The extensively equipped main galley is immediately aft and full beam so it easily services the dining room, as well as the crew mess and day room immediately aft. A dumb waiter connects the galley to the sundeck, two decks above. There is additional provision storage space and a crew day head in the aft crew day section.

Bridge Deck:

The wheelhouse has a walk around console for the navigation equipment, with two helm chairs and a chart table and navigation area and small office space to port. The Captain’s cabin with a double berth and en suite shower room is on the port side and accessed directly from the bridge.

There is access aft on the starboard side from the bridge, past the staircase and day toilet, directly to the owner’s suite, which is aft on the bridge deck.

Owner’s Accommodation:

The bridge deck owner’s suite is large, light, bright and airy with a desk to starboard, a California king berth to port and extensive audio visual equipment. The en suite bathroom has a huge shower, toilet and bidet is accessed via a walk through closet. Sliding doors lead to the owner’s gym from where two sliding doors (to port and starboard) give access to the “outside salon” which is covered by the hard overhead. Both sides and aft are open but could be closed and protected with clear curtains in inclement weather. There is a lounging settee in this delightful airy area, with an unobstructed views to both sides and aft.


This absolutely stunning and really practical area is one of the many alterations/additions made by the current owner and, with 360 degree views, is the perfect area to lounge, enjoy the scenery as you cruise amazing locations, and dine or entertain a multitude of guests in comfort and style. Few yachts can boast such a space.

The forward section is totally enclosed but with large, sliding windows and folding doors that can be opened up for through ventilation, a large lounging area, dining table and the usual, audio visual equipment. The aft section has a large, circular dining table seating up to 12, but which can be extended to double this. A dumb waiter connects the sundeck directly with the galley, two decks below. Three divans offer ample lounging and, in the event of inclement weather, clear screens can be rolled down to offer protection from the elements.

Forward of, and slightly above the sundeck is an open air lounging area. Above the sundeck is the helicopter deck.

Helicopter Deck:

The “touch and go” helicopter deck is located above the sundeck. It is strengthened to land, for touch and go purposes, a large helicopter such as an EC 135 or EC 145 (or similar) since there are absolutely no impediments to significant rotor clearance.

Interior Notes:

The interior of AMAZON EXPRESS is generally finished in teak or light mahogany paneling with judicious use of painted and fabric areas. Most importantly the interior design is in the minimalist style by the very famous Milan architect, Ettore Sottsass. His brilliance shows throughout. The layout of AMAZON EXPRESS is smartly arranged, always with efficiency for owner, guests and crew at the forefront of the design brief. The layout takes advantage of the very best spaces available in all accommodation areas and truly brings the outside into the vessel and importantly takes advantage of many shaded areas.

Mechanical Equipment

Main Engine                                    

1 x Wichmann 6AXA 1710 BHP

  2,500 hours SMOH, with new pistons and liners
  Next MO due at 10,000 hours


Controllable pitch

Emergency Propulsion                  

Hydraulic drive from #2 generator, provides 3 knot speed

Bow Thruster                                   

197 HP (147 kw)

Bow Anchors                                   

2 x 910 kg with 32 mm chains

Stern Anchor                                   

660 kg with 20 mm wire

Bow Anchor Windlass                   

Rapp Hydema, 4 T pull at 10m/min

Stern Anchor Windlass                 

Rapp Hydema, 4.2 T pull at 11m/min

Capstan (aft)                        

Rapp Hydema, 3 T pull at 20m/min

Waste Treatment

Hamworthy and EVAC


240/120 volt AC, 60hz

Diesel Generators               

Caterpillar C9 232 kw


Caterpillar 3406 230 kw


Caterpillar 3406 230 kw


Caterpillar 3304 85 kw

Shaft Alternator                               

A. Van Katch 250 kw


Vosper Thornycroft Fixed Fins

Rudder & Steering Gear                

Single Frydenbro, Rotary Vane

Steering Gear Pumps                    

2 x Electro-Hydraulic Pumps


Matrix and SRC

Navigation & Communication Equipment

Radar 1                                             

Racal Decca BridgeMaster ARPA

Radar 2                                             

Racal Decca BridgeMaster



GPS 1                                               

Simrad CP33

GPS 2                                               

Simrad CE33

Echo Sounder                                 

Furuno FCV-582

Gyro Compass                                 

Anschutz STD22

Magnetic Compass             


Fluxgate Compass             

KVH GyroTrac

V Sat                                     

Sea Tel 4006

Fleet F77                              

Nera F77

Inmarsat B                            

Nera Saturn B

Inmarsat C                            

Sailor TT-3020C


Iridium Base Station


Sailor TUS150

Telephone Exchange                    

Panasonic Digital Business System

Safety Equipment

Life Rafts                              

4 x 12 person Viking life rafts

Lifebuoys, with                                

(9) 2 M/Os, 2 lights, 2 lines, 3 others


McMurdo CSTA 163


McMurdo S4 Rescue SART

Audio Visual Equipment

Satellite Television             

Sailor 100

Owner & Guest Cabins                  

Satellite & Apple TV, BluRay & video

Video Room                         

Satellite & Apple TV, BluRay & video

Captain Cabin                                 

Satellite & Apple TV & video

Crew Mess Television                    

Satellite & Apple TV, BluRay & video

Tenders & Toys

33’ Marchi Superbly, 2 x 300 hp diesel

22’ Novamarine HD7 RIB 250 hp o/b

16’ Novamarine HD1 RIB 50 hp o/b

16’ Novamarine HD1 RIB 50 hp o/b

11’ Caribe RIB 25 hp o/b

Deck Compressor:  


Dive Compressor:   



Massive, very elegant, rugged, economical and well proven expedition yacht that has cruised the world from Greenland to Australia, for sale for the first time in 20 years. With a very refined interior design by the famous Italian architect, Ettore Sottsass,  she has 7 staterooms including a very spacious owners suite on the upper deck. She can carry a vast array of large tenders on deck and in her massive storage hold below deck. With Lloyd’s class, simple systems, a single medium speed economical main engine and controllable pitch prop, she is the ultimate go anywhere ship that can also carry a 4 ton helicopter.



** Not available for Sale to U.S. Residents while in U.S. waters. ** 


External sundeck furniture

Divan aft of the owner’s gymnasium

Saloon dining table and chairs

Two small, round coffee tables and chairs

Nautica X36 RIB

Munson Packman landing craft

Wave Runners


Quad bikes

Scuba gear (but the SCUBA/CABA air compressor remains)

Mountain bikes

Guest crockery

Guest cutlery

Guest glasses

Guest bedding, pillows, linen, towels and robes etc.

Some of the artwork


All speeds, measurements, capacities, consumptions, etc. may be approximate or estimated.  Specifications provided for information only.  Data was obtained from sources believed to be reliable and is not guaranteed by owner or brokers.  Buyer assumes the responsibility to ascertain the correctness of all data contained herein and otherwise provided and must instruct his agent and surveyors to confirm all details for accuracy prior to purchase.  Subject to prior sale, price and inventory change, or withdrawal from market without notice.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.
Main Salon
Main Salon Looking Forward
Main Salon Looking To Starboard
Main Salon Looking Aft To Dining Salon
Dining Salon
Main Deck Foyer Looking Aft
Sun Deck Lounge
Covered Sun Deck Salon
Covered Sun Deck Looking Aft
Dinette On Sun Deck
Lower Deck Passageway
Owner's Stateroom On Bridge Deck
Owner's Stateroom On Bridge Deck
Owner's Stateroom To Starboard
Guest Stateroom #1
Guest Stateroom #2
Guest Stateroom #3
Guest Stateroom #4
Main Engine Room From Forward
Main Engine From Forward
Main Engine From Aft
Main Switchboard
Engine Room Workshop
Watermakers And E-Vac
Air Conditioning Compressors And Storage From Forward
Air Conditioning Compressors And Storage From Aft
Fridge And Freezer Compressors
Main Saltwater Strainer Portside Aft
Saltwater Piping Portside
Sea Water Pipes Starboard Side Aft
Salt Water Cooling Pipework
Salt Water Dosing Unit
Sewage Treatment Plant
Lube Oil Cooler
Helicopter Deck
Aft Deck, Also With Tender Chocks
Anchor Deck
Fore Deck With Toys
Fore Deck With Toys
Fore Deck With Toys Off
Side Deck
Teak Decks
Floor Plan
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