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In 2005 we fell in love with and purchased on a whim, a 40-year old wooden sailboat called ARAMIS.


In good faith, without regard for value-for-money, ignoring obvious requirements to get a detailed structural survey, we paid the asking price and climbed onto the learning curve of wooden boat ownership.


After some 10 years of extensive restoration, conservation and rebuilding and a further investment well in excess of three times the purchase price, ARAMIS is now a reliable, safe and comfortable Mediterranean cruiser.


ARAMIS came with a lot of history, including documents and photos going back to the early 1970s. For continuity, we therefore decided to document the trials and tribulations of our own ownership.


It was clear that ARAMIS had been well loved and had inspired previous owners; in spite of the ups and downs of boat ownership. The history provided us with much of the motivation to continue when our common sense was telling us to cut our losses and abandon the project. It provided us with a sense of duty-of-care for this small piece of Spanish naval history.


This site was initially started for our own purposes, to facilitate access to all information concerning ARAMIS; when we needed to remind ourselves of why we did something a particular way, to find a handbook for a particular piece of equipment, to solve a problem in the electrical systems or simply get the reference number for the oil filter, it was much easier exploring HTML pages than thumbing through boxes of documents.


Sadly, we now have to offer ARAMIS for sale to make way for a larger vessel capable of crossing oceans. This site will hopefully provide a prospective owner with all of the information necessary to make an informed purchasing decision.


The Captain


13 January 2017.

Everything you need to know about ARAMIS

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About ARAMIS Richard Carlson Gallart shipyard Spain Albin Sweden About Systems & fittings Renovation History Instruments & electronics Navigation & autopilot Electrical equipment Engine Comfort Sails Mast Boom Rigging & sail control Wiring Major refit (deck) 1994 Rudder replaced 1996 Sailplan changed 1994 Mast & rigging 2007 Hull phase 1 2007 Hull phase 2 2010 Deck replaced 2015 Repainted white 2010 New instruments 2007 Electrics / rewiring 2007 Lee cloths fitted 2012 Safety & signaling Holding tank fitted 2010 Hull damage repair 2011 Propeller & drive Through-hull/deck fittings Fuel tank


Engine rebuild 2016 Galley updated 2013 Coachroof renovated 2015 - Heads - Galley - Storage - Ventilation - Refrigerator - Berths - Water - Companionway window - Dining Magwhite Frame strengthened 2009 Systems shot New tiller strap 2014