Sinah Design : Published 1943 


Amiri, a Sinah class Harrison Butler yacht

A New Custodian For Christmas
The Sinah design features heavily in all editions of Harrison Butler's book Cruising Yachts : Design and Performance, although the latest fifth edition has an extra three high quality photographs of Amiri - included to illustrate this important design being realised. Amiri, based in Melbourne, Australia, has recently been put up For Sale by her long time caring owners David and Elizabeth Stamp. David has been a frequent contributor to the HBA Journal for many years and so you can read and see more of this lovely boat by following the links provided at the foot of this page.
Update : Amiri is now SOLD; Meaghan & John Flannery are the new custodians and have just joined the Association.
Message On A Bottle
Amiri's home port is in Melbourne, Australia. Her previous custodians, David & Elizabeth Stamp, were puzzled over the origin and meaning of her name until they came across a bottle of Amiri wine. The label on the bottle summed up their boat perfectly; Of Maori origin, Amiri is 'the East wind' referencing the cool coastal winds of the Marlborough Sounds. This delicious Sauvignon Blanc is intense, lively and brimming with tropical flavour.

Amiri Statistics
Built in 1976 by John Hartley, Melbourne, Australia
LOA : 9.45 metres
Beam : 2.7 metres
Draught : 1.5 metres
Displacement : ca 7t

Amiri Custodians & Home Ports
Meaghan & John Flannery (2016-2017...) Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia
David & Elizabeth Stamp (1991-2016) Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne
Richard and Maureen Lee (1980-1991)
John Hartley (Builder, 1976-1980)

Amiri Links
Amiri featured in the Summer 2014 issue of the HBA Journal 
Amiri's Burgee, HBA Journal 73, Summer 2015
Amiri's Tiller Immobilising Lashing, HBA Journal 74, Autumn 2015 
Design Genius Realised, HBA Journal 76, Spring 2016 
Amiri FOR SALE, - Now SOLD, December 2016

Page last updated : April 2017


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