Ramaela is a 2001 Custom Steel Boats 65 Expedition Yacht currently listed for sale in Beaufort, North Carolina. Our team at SI Yachts can answer all of your questions on this boat and research any additional information you might need. SI Yachts is the Northeast's most powerful brokerage firm and new yacht dealer for Viking, Valhalla Boatworks, Princess, Prestige, Absolute, and HCB Yachts.
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Ramaela was built as a true expedition yacht with a open checkbook. Built in Merritt North Carolina by Custom Steel Boats Inc. under the direction of Naval Architect R.C Johnson.
Ramaela has been continuously maintained and upgraded and ready to cruise!
Ramaela has sleeping accommodations for 7 in 3 full size staterooms. There are 3 heads.
Voluminous, quality, and comfort are the features that stand out upon entering the salon from the aft deck watertight door. To port is door entry to the utility room/engine rooms. Forward is a large seating area; to starboard is the entertainment center and storage. Forward starboardside is a separate dining area; portside is the galley separated from the salon with a breakfast bar. Up a few steps is the pilothouse. Down from the galley, steps lead to a foyer. Off to starboard is a full office/guest stateroom. Forward is a VIP suite which is closed off by a solid door and additionally separated by a watertight door. Aft in the companionway is a day/guest head with shower. Another watertight door separates the king size master suite. Aft is a utility room with stairs leading to the salon or furthest aft to a watertight door to two watertight engine rooms. Access to the flybridge is from stairs on the port sidedeck. Ramaela's owners have had successful careers in the legal industry and their attention to details show in many of the amenities. The cherry wood cabinetry is finely executed with rounded corners and door frames with custom carved embellishments. Brass light switch plates and outlet plates throughout. Attention was paid to lighting details. Storage is exceptionally generous in each room and in general throughout the vessel.
Entry to the 6'6" headroom salon is from a watertight sliding door aft.
The door has a large inset window. Along with the numerous bolt-in
tempered glass windows, there is almost panoramic viewing. Cherry
cabinetry and soles; recessed air conditioning, halogen lighting,
soffits, and elegant window treatments all enhance the feeling of
warmth, brightness, and openness when entering the spacious salon.
Aft and to port is a conveniently located vented hanging locker for foul weather gear. There is a full size door to the stairs that lead to the utility/engine rooms. Also to port is a large seating alcove, providing comfort and a hub for lounging. A large lighted china cabinet and storage area is forward. The salon is separated from the galley by a large breakfast bar/serving counter and bar stools.To starboard is a large storage area that also serves as a buffet serving counter, work area, and entertainment center. The dining area is also starboardside and forward. Stowage is more than generous including cabinets, drawers, and shelving. Finishing touches include lined, cushioned storage drawers specifically for crystal and silverware. Excellent lighting is provided by overhead halogen lights, reading lights, and lamps.
Warmth and quality continue in the galley with cherry cabinetry and
sole, granite countertops, and ceramic tile backsplashes. The separate
dining area includes a double pedestal mounted table with seating for 8.
The convenience of having the galley easily accessible to the salon and
dining, yet separated by the breakfast bar/serving counters also allows
for flexibility in entertaining and dining service options. There are
no down-hanging cabinets to block visibility. Gourmet galley includes
top of the line equipment in abundance and excessive stowage in numerous
The pilothouse is a few steps up from the salon and galley areas. Access
is also through port and starboard watertight doors. A complete helm
mock-up was beneficial in designing the helm area to have emphasis on
visibility, convenience and ease of safe and comfortable navigation. All
electronics and controls area within easy reach and visibility with no
above helm electronics to obstruct vision or require extended reaching.
The settee aft offers seating for family or guests while the large
pilots berth is generous for night passages. Full size chart drawers and
numerous storage cabinets complete the practicality.
Forward of the galley are lighted stairs, with large overhead storage
compartments, that lead to the foyer. From the foyer, to starboard is a
guest stateroom and office or crew cabin. Forward is a solid door with a
full size head to port and forward is a watertight door that opens to a
large VIP stateroom. Aft of the watertight VIP suite is a companionway
full size head and further aft the watertight door opening to the master
stateroom suite. All staterooms have cherry wood cabinetry and
paneling, overhead halogen lighting, reading lamps, carpet, and are
generous in size, stowage, and amenities.
This third stateroom is large and offers flexibility in sleeping
arrangements and use. It has a large desk and work area that includes
numerous drawers, bookshelves, and storage. There is a double bed
athwartship and also houses a Pullman drop-down berth.
The VIP suite is a watertight compartment in that entry is through a
watertight door and forward is a collision bulkhead. The full size head
is to port which is closed off by a separate door to the stateroom. The
stateroom is oversized with a full size centerline queen bed. Hanging
lockers, drawers and cabinets supply more than generous stowage.
The full beam master stateroom is humongous; headroom is 6'6". Designed
to be comfortable and warm, it offers storage and amenities that one
would find in a large residential bedroom. The king size bed in
centerline with cherry headboard and valance that includes recessed
lighting. There is a nightstand and reading lamp on each side. A couch
is on the portside. Further aft is a door that leads to the utility
room, stairs to salon, and the engine rooms. On the starboard side is a
vanity and dressing. Also to starboard and aft is the master head. The
forward bulkhead has a wall of cabinets and lockers that includes the AV
equipment and full length hanging lockers.
The utility room is accessed from the master stateroom, from stairs from
the salon, or from the port engine room. It serves as a buffer between
the engine rooms and master stateroom and is a practical area for
storage, equipment and service.
Redundancy is ultimate in having two complete self-sufficient engine
rooms. The port and starboard engine rooms are almost identical and are
separated by a watertight door. Entry into the port engine room is
through a watertight door from the utility room. The duplication of the
engine rooms offers the ability to completely shut one room off in case
of fire or flood. Each engine room has a Caterpillar engine, Kilopak
generator, sea chest, and watertight hatch to the aft deck as well as
fire extinguishers, manifold systems, and pumps. All systems and
equipment are easily accessible and serviceable; headroom up to 6'2"
Steps on the portside of the main deck comfortably lead to the upper
deck and flybridge. The deck area has plenty of room for comfortably
accessing the equipment that support the entertaining aspects of the
yacht. The flybridge is an ideal area for piloting and/or entertaining.
The helm has excellent visibility and includes a complete array of
electronic equipment. The cushioned U-shaped seating accommodates
numerous guest, all under an aluminum half-tower with canvas. Radar
electronic mast can be lowered with available winch to allow clearance.
The aft deck provides roomy area for entertaining. Seating for nine
around the hi/lo double pedestal Corian table with handy Raritan
icemaker in convenient cabinet with Marble top. Access to the swim
platform, with 2 boarding gates, is from gently curved integral stair
port and starboard.
Six full bulkheads, 3 watertight areas. Steel tanks integral to hull
creating a double bottom. Bilge keels allow for vessel to sit on her own
bottom, whether for haulout, intentional grounding for bottom cleaning,
or safety in shallow waters. Props are skeg protected; shafts are
Insurance survey 5/09: 200 random audio gauge readings performed and all fell within normal range and showed no signs of wastage. Hull bottom painted and new zincs at haulout.
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