Armel 40 Amel Custom Sloop

US $49,950
40' - 12.19m
Vessel Location
Langkawi, Malaysia
Launch Year
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Composite double skin fibreglass plus Airex core

A heavy displacement, strongly built, ocean cruising yacht from South Africa, SENTA is a fast, easily handled sailing boat perfect for two people but also setup and easy to sail single handed. She has proved herself in both light and heavy weather at sea for over twenty years, as well on the yacht racing scene in the five years prior to going cruising by the previous owners.

Designed By Henri Amel and built by Henry Vink Boat Builders in South Africa in 1979 as Henry's personal yacht, SENTA was raced and cruised in SA before being purchased by her previous owners who raced and cruised her continuously for over twenty years in many exotic locations.

Strongly built in GRP with an Airex core, SENTA is a proven and well documented offshore voyager and has been very well equipped and maintained.

Under power she cruises comfortably with a Volvo-Penta MD17D 35hp Diesel, steers beautifully with the tiller and balanced rudder and carries an extensive wardrobe of sails to cater for all sailing conditions.

Accommodation for six in a forward V-berth, two saloon pilot berths and two quarter berths aft plus two settee berths in the saloon if required. Henry Vink, the boat builder who built Senta for himself before building many others like her, was a tall man, so all of the berths are 7ft long. Plenty of space to stretch your toes and lots of head-room down below.

SENTA has often been away in remote areas for periods of up to six months so is equipped with a massive inventory of Charts, Pilot Books and a comprehensive medical chest with manuals plus five anchors with chain and warps, large house battery bank, solar and wind generator, large capacity fridge/freezer, all required safety equipment and an eleven foot sailing / rowing dinghy with O/B.

Whether you envision completing a solo circumnavigation or embarking on an unforgettable sailing adventure, SENTA is the ultimate vessel to fulfil your seafaring dreams. She is realistically priced and a serious blue water passage maker, ready for long range cruising.

Recent update works include:

New stainless steel standing rigging, mast base plate and bow roller.
All seacocks and thru-hill fittings replaced with Forespar Marelon throughout.
New depth sounder display
New Em-trak AIS transceiver
New cockpit single lever engine controller.
New Volvo exhaust elbow and Vetus waterlock
New twin fixed blade aluminium propellor, cone and anode.
All windows and hatches replaced with tinted acrylic.
Main anchor and 130m of chain re-galvanised
New custom mattresses in forward V-Berth
New house LiFePO4 batteries, Victron Smart MPPT charge controller, Victron smart shunt and Victron smart 12/2000w inverter
New sunbrella shade cover
Topsides and deck fully prepared and painted
Recent Antifoul in 2022

US $49,950   
Vessel Name
Senta 2
Launch Year
40' - 12.19m
Keel / Ballast
Fin keel moulded into hull. Bottom portion 3.5t lead ballast
Vessel Location
Langkawi, Malaysia
Family, Cruising, Live Aboard
Rego Expiry
Henri Amel
Henry Vink, Walkerville, South Africa
Hull Material
Fibreglass/GRP Composite double skin fibreglass plus Airex core
Decks Material
Composite double skin fibre glass plus Airex core
Engine Make
Volvo Penta
Number Engines
Fuel Type
Engine Hours
1100 hours since top end overhaul
Max Speed
6.5 knots @ 2000 RPM
Cruise Speed
4 knots @ 1500 RPM
Volvo S120 Sail drive with new twin blade fixed aluminium propellor
Built in fresh water tanks hold 600 litres. A further 100 litres stored in Jerry cans.
Spindrift 11ft unsinkable Sailing/rowing/outboard powered dinghy
Honda BF2D, 4 stroke 2HP
New Sunbrella shade cover over main deck (2023)
New stainless steel cockpit bimini and cover (2022)
Awnings and shade nets for fore deck and cockpit.
Fore cabin, head, saloon, galley and navigation area, quarter-berths
Shower head fitted but not connected.
Lavac manual toilet
Ample cupboard and storage space.
Induction hot plate, electric pressure multi cooker and other appliances for use with house batteries.
Alipcool TW75 75ltr fridge & freezer. 12v/240v
Large ice box under chart table
Ground Tackle
45lb CQR. Main anchor re-galvanised 2022
60lb CQR anchor
45lb Danforth anchor
35lb CQR anchor
Dinghy anchor

Two lengths of chain, 80 meters and 50 meters re-galvanised 2022
One anchor rope 80 meters

Manual anchor windlass
Bilge Pumps
Automatic bilge pump 1100 GPH in rear bilge with manual pump backup. Manual pump in forward bilge.
GME MT600G GPS Epirb (2023)
Life Jackets
Six lifejackets, several harnesses plus webbing for deck clip-on.
New 12v house solar system installed 2022.
4 x 230AH LifePo4 batteries in parallel to total 920AH
Victron Smartsolar MPPT 100/50 charge controller
Victron Phoenix Smart Inverter 12/2000
Victron Smartshunt 500A for entire system management over bluetooth
New switched and unswitched DC fuse panels.
Total of 680w solar. 3 x 170w flexible solar panels secured on top of bimini and 1 x 170w flexible solar panel positioned if needed.

Wind generator - Rutland 913. Blades, bearings, nose cone and nacelle replaced 2023. Very silent while running. Connected to engine start batteries.
Electronics / Navigation
Sestrel Moore compass built in to cockpit. Plastimo Iris 50 Hand bearing Compass.
ICOM IC-M45A VHF radio (no sound). Shakespeare Mast Top VHF Antenna replaced 2022.
ICOM IC-M25 handheld VHF
Em-trak B922 Class B AIS transceiver with Wifi & BT
Vesper Marine Watchmate 850 model WMX850 AIS as backup.
NASA Marine Target 2 depthsounder. New display 2022
Autohelm ST1000 Tiller autopilot
Henry Vink wind steerer windvane.

An extensive library of charts covering the Indian Ocean, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Sail Inventory
Main sail on boom, new around 2008, hardly used.
Genoa on foil with new sunbrella UV suncover.
Sails in locker behind quarter berths, all recently aired, inspected and in good.
Spinnaker, spare Genoa, working jib, tri-sail, high cut Genoa. Also a storm jib requiring new luff wire and new piston hanks.
Mast / Rigging
Aluminium mast. New stainless steel mast base plate and fixings (2022). New mast sheaves and rollers.
All stainless steel standing rigging replaced 2022. Chainplates inspected and reinstalled with new SS fixings.
New stainless steel bow roller (2022).
Deck Gear
Five winches on mast, four in cockpit.
Turning blocks for jib and spinnaker sheets and for roller furling line.
2 jib sheet tracks, 4 jib sheet cars, 5 stanchions each side of the deck.
2 lifelines, upper and lower, each side of the deck.
Stainless steel pushpit and pulpit.
Swim/boarding ladder on transom.
Boson chair and mast solo climbing equipment.
Fully equipped and ready to go with tools and spares for all equipment.

I Cowen
Sydney NSW

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