The boat – SV MAMO

SV Mamo
SV Mamo

General Specs

  • 1979 Allied Princess Ketch
  • LOA: 36′
  • Beam: 11.5′
  • Displacement: 15,000lbs
  • Perkins diesel engine
  • Hull ID: CYKPR124M79D
  • MMSI: 367587130
  • Ship Call Sign: WDI6329

<<Mamo’s layout is almost identical to the one above except we have a nav station (desk with all the electronics and drawers) in between the quarter berth and port settee, you guys already know how much we love center console boats! We do not have a fixed dinette table, instead we have a folding table that can be stored away, which makes the interior really spacious, making it a great area for Zoe to play and move around. >>



Although small, s/v Mamo features a full kitchen with a fridge and a tiny freezer on the right, a three burner stove and oven in the center, and a small sink to the left. Fortunately we have lots of storage and prep areas.


port settee

The salon has two seating areas on opposite sides of the boat. A table on the wall folds out to sit 4 to 5 people comfortably. Behind this table we have a fully-stocked bar. The port settee slides out and coverts to a full size bed for guests. The starboard settee can also become a twin size bed. Under both of them we have storage space. We keep our packable fishing rod here.

Main salon with dining table completely down

In between the galley and the salon, underneath the floor, there’s an 80 gallon water tank. So far conserving water has been one of our challenges, we might add more water storage down the line possibly underneath the V berth.

Head & Shower

Head & Sink

One of the big upgrades we did to Mamo when we bought her was switching her marine style head for a compost head. We love it! It’s worked great for us so far, let’s hope things stay that way. The shower is pretty basic and we don’t use it much since most of the crew’s cleaning and rinsing takes place outside in the cockpit.


v berth
V Berth

Mamo features two sleeping areas besides the convertible areas in the salon.

Mom and dad sleep in the V berth cabin, the berth is about the size of a queen size bed with the obvious shape differences. We have storage compartments below the bed, shelves on each side and a great hanging locker. The sink and vanity area are inside the cabin (we love having it here instead of the head).

quarter berth
Quarter berth

The second sleeping area is the quarter berth next to the companion way stairs, which is where Zoe sleeps. The size of a twin size bed, Zoe’s little nook holds all her toys and sleeps her comfortably.

Nav Station

Here’s where we have all the electronics, charts, laptops, etc. Basically where all things technical take place.


General view from bow to helm



Apart from all the electronics that are inside, we mount a chart-plotter outside in the cockpit while sailing. The Allied Princess 36 model has a particular helm arrangement different from the usual wheels, where it is connected directly to the shaft as opposed to having pulleys that bring it forward. Besides letting us sail our boat from the cockpit, it becomes an extension of our salon, sort of like our patio. We like hanging out here, setting up the cockpit table and having our meals outside. The lockers out here are really spacious.


We are pretty stocked with tons of gear that came along with the boat, and some we have purchased ourselves:


  • 80 Gallon fresh water internal tank
  • 40 gallon diesel tank
  • 200 watt solar panels
  • Wind generator
  • 4 Trojan 125T batteries for house bank – 460 Amp Hours capacity
  • Dedicated Starting Battery
  • SSB and VHF radios
  • Marine AIS
  • Rayteon autopilot
  • Chartplotter and GPS
  • Am/Fm/Cd player & speakers in and out
  • 3 anchors (Danforth, Bruce and Manson)
  • 2 Propane tanks inside exterior vented locker
  • Propane bbq
  • Dinghy Davits
  • Wind Dodger
  • Hard bimini top with side weather cloths
  • 4 5 gal water jerry cans
  • 3 5 gal diesel jerry cans
  • 1 5 gal gasoline jerry can
  • Achilles 9.5′ dinghy and Tohatsu 6hp outboard