Welcome to the website of my ENJOY , a sailing yacht of Mekamarin.
I am looking to contact with other owners for the mutual exchange of ideas and experiences.
I own the sturdy ship ENJOY since 2016 and have since then done a lot of renovations and repairs and upgrades – because it was just about time. In the process, I enjoyed the amazingly good sailing performance, with much – and with little wind or wave – and enjoyed the comfort on board.
The shipyard “Mekamarin” in Turkey does not exist anymore and the distribution was stopped.
But I could gather some more information – and transferred it to the layout of my ship:
– More than 20 years ago, the idea to build a deck saloon yacht was born. Not on pomp and bells and whistles should be placed value, but it had to be a ship, which should be to sail and use. It should be equipped with good ingredients, safe to handle, comfortable and with plenty of space. Just as many people imagine a ship. Model was a Moody, known for quality, safety, comfortable sailing characteristics and value stability. A ship built in the north also meets the weather conditions of the Northern latitudes. Unfortunately …. for the normal sailor often too expensive.
A way was sought to make a dream come true. Together with a shipbuilding professor, who drew for Moody, a ship was designed, which is probably unique in its kind. In 1976, the prototype of a deck saloon yacht was built. The hull of a Moody and the deck layout of an Oyster. The second ship, the Tupapau, which was built, sailed since the summer of 1997, well over 35,000 nm. The first two years in the Baltic Sea and North Sea, 1999 One hand outside on the Atlantic into the Mediterranean where she spent two beautiful years. In many harbors she gained popularity and lively interest.
At over 11.5m in length (37.7ft) and 3.60m width, the skipper will find everything that makes a cruiser yacht. The space impresses with its deck saloon. Large windows allow a good all-round view from a raised seating area, which can comfortably accommodate up to 8 people. No one feels like sitting in the basement anymore. That was very important to me. Under the benches you will find ample storage options that are second to none.
Approx 400l water, 40l hot water boiler, 120l sewage tank, 220l diesel and sufficient battery capacity (70Ah starter battery separate from additional 270Ah special on-board batteries) ensure independence. A wind generator with 400 W (115cm diameter) is installed on the gear tray at the rear and ensures further independence, eg. on long trips under autopilot or in anchor bays.
For navigation, speed, depth and wind instruments and a Raymarine Axiom GPS chartplotter are available. VHF marine radio and liferaft is also on board. In bad weather, the helmsman may steer from inside (via autopilot remote control), outside he stands behind a Lewmar control with leather-covered wheel. If he does not feel like steering, the latest Raymarine self-steering system EV100 + P70 takes over. The new autopilot leads the ship either by fingertip to waypoints (GPS), wind angle or compass heading safely to the destination.
In colder weather, an Eberspächer on-board heater provides warmth in the cabins and the salon.
Residential wood was used for interior work. Ceiling lights or halogen spots provide a cozy light.
For bathing in anchor bays a folding bathing platform is available. Also available is a stern shower. And a lot of space for sunbathing! The deck and cockpit is covered with teak. Overall, the wood is rather habitable and gives the ship an appealing warm touch.
The rig consists of a roll mast of Nordic with split backstay and Sparcraft Oceanis boom. The furling main sail has about 29sqm, the furling genoa about 40sqm cloth. “Harken” winches help to trim. When the winds are strong, a spi provides propulsion.
Halyards and sheets are diverted into the cockpit.
In harsh weather, the yacht shows its true character. The ship, built on the basis of a “Moody” for northern latitudes, goes gently through the waves, is good-natured and is well on course even with stronger winds. (2.4t lead in ballast bomb, draft approx 1.8m)
In tight harbors, the new Vetus bow thruster helps with 3.0kW – 185mm.
In a slump a Yanmar 38 hp with Saildrive pushes the Enjoy powerful through the sea …
My 37.7ft ENJOY deck saloon yacht from 1996 has three cabins and a maximum of 7-8 berths, which are also for tall people. The standing height in the salon is about 2m.
Only the best ingredients are used, basically.
For example, only isophatic GRP and gelcoat were used for the construction. A material that makes the hull insensitive to osmosis.
In addition many small ingenious things like for example the concept of the pantry or the bathing platform.
There is an electric windlass, land connection with the latest charging technology and -control, electric bilge pump, 2 flame gas oven stove. Double sink in the pantry – an electric refrigerator and a large insulated compartment (about 150l) to keep fresh.
Bathroom with shower facility, a new toilet, sink – and adequate ventilation. HiFi, TV and DVBT-2, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
All upholstery and mattresses have been renewed – the engine is constantly maintained and is economical and reliable. The Lewmar throttle was renewed, the Saildrive revised.
For later yachts, the Mekamarin shipyard has taken up many ideas and improvements from the 35.000 nm the Tupapau had sailed -even in some severe conditions- before my yacht was build
All Mekamarin ships obviously have a CE approval and a certificate of conformity of Germanischer Lloyd. They become better and more robust than requested by the guidelines, with love and dedication built by hand.
The test is based on ISO CD1 12217-2 and describes the approval A offshore. –
So far the adapted text of a former sales prospectus – adopted here for my ship.
If you also have a Mekamarin sailing yacht – so I would be glad if you contact me. (Mooring at Kiel, Germany). Certainly some information can be exchanged – I wish you all the best and a hand’s breadth below keel.