Amels SOLD Specifications
Name: TJ Esperanza
Year Built: 1999
Hull Material: Steel
Length: 50m / 164.04 feet
Beam: 9 / 29.53 feet
Cruising Speed: 11 knots
Max Speed: 14 knots
Location: France, Golfe Juan

Amels 50m yacht TJ Esperanza Sold



TJ Esperanza offers the chance to acquire a magnificent timeless pedigree Dutch displacement Amels Superyacht in superb condition with a classic Terence Disdale Interior and equipped with zero-speed stabilisers.

Operated under MCA and ISM since new, she has been maintained, regardless of cost, to the highest standards and is one of the best kept superyachts for sale of her type and age on the market. Her striking exterior design was also created by the renowned Terence Disdale and was built with steel hull and aluminium superstructure. Her vast deck spaces and luxurious interior ensure this beautiful motor yacht offers stately cruising with the emphasis on comfort for all on board.

TJ Esperanza  sleeps up to 12 guests in six staterooms. There is also room for up to 12 crew members to ensure the ultimate cruising experience. The full beam master suite is situated on the main deck and is decorated in calming white and cream colours. Soft lighting is used to create a relaxing atmosphere and emphasize the sense of space.The adjoining office area features an electric door (as does the master bathroom accessed via dressing room) so that each space can be accessed without awaking a sleeping guest (for example owner going to office or bathroom at night and not waking wife). The office has been modified to include considerable storage for files books and office supplies and is equipped with a LAN connection.

There are a further two elegantly lit double staterooms, two twin cabins and one single with Pullman berth, all finished to the same high standard. The single cabin with a pullman berth is situated near the owners cabin and is ideal for maid or nurse. Alternatively with pullman berth down it makes a super room for children.

The lounge area offers grand proportions and deluxe seating for all guests to relax together, leading into an elegant formal dining area. Rich woods, luxurious fabrics and demure lighting is used throughout to create flowing spaces with a balanced and sophisticated atmosphere.

The bridge deck salon area with bar is the ideal place to come together for evenings of entertainment with games  or watching movies on the flat screen television.  The bar is equipped with ice makers, fridges, bottle and glass storage so that hostess can serve guests in place. The polished walnut upper deck table has been modified so that it may be enlarged to 12 guests in total comfort.

Each of the bathrooms is finished in impeccable style with magnificent marble sinks and baths, retaining a modern yet luxurious feel.

This stunning motor yacht’s huge sun deck area houses a large, modern Jacuzzi and ample U-shaped seating with table, perfect for enjoying the breath-taking views during the day.  Also on deck is a shaded bar with seating and large sun lounging area, all designed with a clean and contemporary style.

The entertainment systems have been upgraded so that all rooms can watch a different TV channel with a choice currently of English speaking SKY  or European Satellite stations in multiple languages.

The galley has been equipped by the chef with "no expense spared" and the dumb waiter adds to the ease of service. There are also two huge wine cellars on board.

She has a cruising speed of 11 knots and a maximum speed of 14 knots with a range of 5500nm. 



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Steel hull and Aluminium superstructure           



BUILDER:                AMELS B.V HOLLAND   

YEAR:                      1999     

LOA:                         50m / 164' 0"      

BEAM:                      9m / 29' 6"           

DRAFT:                    3.2m / 10' 2"       

CLASSIFICATION:             MCA, Lloyds + 100A1 Yacht + LMC UMS              

GROSS TONS:                   603 Tons             

NET TONS:                         180 Tons             

DISPLACEMENT:               538 Tons (Light Ship)     

DESIGNER:                                      Terence Disdale              

NAVAL ARCHITECT:                        Amels  

INTERIOR DESIGNER:                    Terence Disdale              

HULL COLOUR:                                White  


CRUISE SPEED:                            11 Knots (approx)          

MAXIMUM SPEED:                        14 Knots (approx)          

RANGE:                                          5000 nm (approx)

Range and Fuel Consumption:



5000 n.m@1200 RPM


11knots-280litres/hr 4000n.m@1400RPM

Fast Cruising:

13knots-325litres/hr 3340n.m@1600RPM


14Knots-420litres/hr 3180n.m@1800RPM          

FUEL CAPACITY:                              95,380 Litres (25,196 US Gallons)            

WATER CAPACITY:                          17,430 Litres (4,604 US Gallons)               



Owners' suite with, bathroom, dressing room, lounge area and en suite office on main deck.

Two double cabins each with en suite bathroom and dressing area.

Two twin cabins with shower rooms en suite.

One twin guest / children's cabin (1x single and 1 x pullman bunk) on the main deck level with shower room.

All guest areas / cabins have new Tai Ping carpets fitted throughout, 2011.       

Crew accommodations consist of a Captain's double cabin with shower room en suite, four twin cabins with shower rooms and one triple cabin with shower room.   





ENGINES:                                         2 x CUMMINS 1,200HP

ENGINE MODEL:                             KTA 38 M2 895kW          

ENGINE HOURS: Port: 13,230 hrs (4/9/2014) Stbd: 13,225 (4/9/2014)

Major overhal 2009       

GEARBOXES:    Reintjes WAF 541 reverse reduction     (4.45:1 ratio)     


Steering gear: Tenfjord JR2.160

Two rudders, One double acting ram

Emergency steering position aft             

STABILIZERS:                    Quantum Zero speed arc 3001 MK2(new 2008)    

GENERATORS:                  Port: 1x Caterpillar C9 DI 155kw (205 hp) New 2010

                                             STBD: 1x Caterpillar C9 DI 155kw (205 hp) New 2010

                               Emergency: 1x Cummins 4BT 3.9 28kw (located on main deck)

1 x Load Bank 75kw (new 2009)               

GENERATOR HOURS:                                   

Port: 6,081 hrs (4/9/14)

Starboard: 6,101 hrs (4/9/14)             

ELECTRICITY:                     380v AC 3 phase 50Hz

220v AC single phase 50Hz

4 wire with neutral earth

24v DC 

SHORE POWER:  380/ 400/ 415 V AC - 3 phase, 50 Hz, 90Kva (135 Amps)

ASEA 2 X 63 KvA (NEW 2012)     

BATTERIES: 24v Gel batteries with Mastervolt chargers serving:              

3 x sets for Generator starting

2 x sets for Emergency power for deck cranes

1 x set for Radio battery

1 x set for Ship's emergency 24v DC systems

1 x set for Watertight doors emergency power and supply          

 Air Conditioning              

* Heinen and Hopman of Holland. Marine Air systems

* 3 x chilled water units (185,000 BTU cooling capacity each).   

* 4 x Hermetic compressors per chiller unit.      

* Individual fan coil units with electric heater for each room.   

 * 2 x Fresh Air Make up Units   

Other Machinery           

 * Propellers: 2x Rubber Design 5 bladed outward turning          

 * Watermakers: 2x HEM series 30.540Litres/HR = 2x 12,960Litres/day  

 * Steering gear: Tenfjord type F803¬1301          

 * Bowthruster: 145 Hp. (110kw) Holland Roer Prop       

 * Fuel filtration: Vokes Coalescer type 361/1    

 * Oil separator: Facet CPS 2.5   

 * Dock water treatment: Silver ionizer and Octo Marine filter/ water softener unit      

 * Electric motors: 2 x Stork FRE 50-205 fire/bilge pumps driven by 11 kw            

 * Electric boilers: 2 x 12KW ACV              

 * Sewage treatment: Hamann Wassertechnik / Evac toilet system        



 Blue seal turbofan Oven                            Gagenau Char Grill        

 Eloma combi-steamer Oven                      Magimix Cuisine 5100 food processor  

 Technox induction glass cook top              Large walk-in fridge/ freezer    

 Menumaster Microwave oven 900 W                   Kitchen & cake mixer   

Deep fryer (Domino by Atag, 29cm)                      Miele Supercombi G7856 dishwasher  

Heating Mix Master                       Liebherr small domestic fridge 

2 x Liebherr cave a vins (new 2009)                        Ariane Iron        

 Ironing board                    2 x Miele Professional pt 5136 dryers   

 BT phone                            Black & decker dust buster        

 2 x Miele Professional PW 5065 washing machines           


Communications Equipment    

Two VHF Sailor radio telephones each with

VHF digital Selective calling (DSC ) unit, Two

Icom handled VHF radios                           

Cellular System two GSM transceiver with

voice/fax/data facilities interfaced to PABX      

One HP Proliant network server running 5 Stations throughout yacht                          One Sea-tel 4003 V-Sat enabling wireless internet throughout yacht and facility for Voice over IP Connection       

Panasonic Telephone exchange with direct trunkline access to Satcom, GSM and shoreline facilities. Printer to log calls              

One Sea-Tel 4098 TV system     

Five laptop computers                

One Inmarsat Standard C terminal Sailor

(GMDSS) with LRIT        

One Sailor HF/SSB radiotelephone DSC and

Watch Receiver                              

One Dell PC in wheel house with Dell monitor 

One Twist GPRS Modem with voice/fax/data facilities                              

Transas ECDIS chart system installed on bridge computer            

One Nokia GSM Premicell for data as backup to GPRS modem                            

One A3/A4 Wi-Fi pinter/scanner/facsimile / photocopier interfaced to telephone exchange (new 2011)        

Phonetech Command Intercom System 30 Two thrane and thrane fleet 55 voice, fax, data      

Two Sailor RT 4822 VHF-DSC                     

One VIA Sailor TT3000E SAT-C              

One Sailor TT3000E                        

One Seatel 4894             

One Sailor HC4500                         

One Seatel 4003 V-SAT. ( New WIFI throughout 2012)           

Navigation Equipment 

One C.Plath magnetic compass with transmitting magnetic compass ( TMC) unit                      

One Furuno echo sounder with graphic display 

 ne C.Plath autopilot                   One C.Plath gyro compass         

Two Leica GPS units                  One C.Plath Doppler Speed Log              

 Walker wind speed and direction indicator One JRC GMDSS Navtex receiver   

 Two x Decca Bridgemaster ARPA colour radar

(96 mile range) X band                 One Saab AIS/GPS positioning system 

SIMRAD GC80 Maintenance Free (New 2012) Two Furuno Far 2117 X Band (New 2009)              

One Plath Naviknot III                  One Furuno FCV 582 L  

One Transas Navisailor 3000      

 Entertainment Equipment         

 Sony LCD Televisions,DVD players and

Amplifiers in Main Salon and all Guest cabins,

linked to 10 x Sky Digital Television decoders

8 x Bis TV decoders and controlled via pronto

touchscreen controllers                             

Owners Cabin: 52" Pioneer Plasma TV, HD sky television receiver, HD DVD player and

Denon Amplifier driving B&O speakers.

Central Jukebox and all controlled via Phillips Pronto Pro        

Sony 200 disc Jukebox interfaced to Owners cabin, Main Salon and Bridge Deck Salon                            

Playstation Game Console including assorted games 

Crew mess 128cm Plasma TV with dedicated

Sky television digital receiver                   

Sundeck 8 seater, 12kW heated Jacuzzi with 2 hydromassaging pumps              

Wii Game Console including assorted games 500 + Catalogues Dvd library         

 Upper salon wall mounted 42" Pioneer Plasma

TV with HD DVD player, Sony 7 Channel

Amplifier, interfaced with Central jukebox and all controlled via Phillips pronto                              

External speaker system on Main Deck,

Bridge Deck and Sun Deck each with remote volume control

Crew cabins with LCD televisions and DVD players


 Nautica 5.6M RIB 115 HP Yamaha 4 strokeoutboard (New 2009)                  

Nautica 5.6M RIB 115 HP Yamaha 4 stroke outboard (New 2008)  

Both 12 person capacity launch weight approx 1,100kg               

Yamaha GP 1300 Wave Runner 2 stroke (rebuilt/repainted 2011)                             Yamaha GP 800 Wave Runner 2 stroke (rebuilt/repainted 2011)             


Windlasses - Bow: 1 x STEEN 19-2-50-5 Chains -Port: 4 shackles 22mm Studlink chain cable

Starboard: 5 shackles 22mm Studlink chain cable        

Stern passerelle - Aljo Technoship                        

Capstans - Stern : 2 x STEEN 59-48-3      

Anchors - Bow: 2 x 360kg High Holding Power "Pool-N"                            

Sea stair ladder - marquipt        


2 x Acquamarine single arm & boom SWL 2,000kg

1 x beam crane for jet ski launching lazarette (New 2012)                            

One IMAX 354C searchlight (can be fitted onort or stbd bridge wings)         

Swimming platform with shower                            Davit - Yachtec 2000 KG               


6 x watertight bulkheads                            Aldis lamp          

2 x Jotron 9 GHz SART                              3 x GMDSS handheld VHF radios            

2 x Immersion suits                                     4 x Rocket line throwing appliances       

 Kannard 406 WH EPIRB                            8 x Lifebuoys    

Air horn with automatic signal control          Galley Hood fixed CO2 installation         

Portable fire extinguishers                            Alarms on all escape doors        

 3 x Tebul Oy hydraulic sliding watertight doors Engine room Ajax Fixed automatic CO2


 Fire fighting Ring Main with 12 hydrant hoses Coded locks on Port and Starboard entrance and nozzles doors   

Simac Deltamacs CSI 8506 Central Alarm System 122 channels used for UMS system                      

Two CCTV monitor split - screens in both wheelhouse and crew area       

Fresh/Seawater sprinkler system    Minerva Marine Fire detection system T890     

Panasonic WJ410 closed circuit security television (CCTV) with four cameras                    

4 x 16 man RD davit launched inflatable life rafts in glass fibre valises            

Two breathing apparatus with firemans oufits 2 x Draeger EEBD            

 22 x Thermal protection aids                     4 X Surviva 16 person   

Nautika 5.6M RIB 115 HP Yamaha 4 Stroke Outboard                          

32 + 2 child life jackets 

CO2 Fixed system galley             


"TJ Esperanza" has been maintained, regardless of cost, to the highest standards and is one of he best-kept yachts of her type and age, afloat. She boasts an excellent reputation throughout the industry with a fully documented history.      



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.


Mark Seaton