An ideal large comfortable cruiser.

1987 Pelin Crusader 49′ ‘Amadeus’


A veritable super yacht in its day and now exuding a certain classic charisma all of its own. A mixture of relaxed kiwi retro inside and Mediterranean style sun area upstairs, the fine lines and relaxed luxury of this vessel transcend both worlds.  Lots of extras for summer fun. 4.5m tender 30Hp with crane.


Built using Glass over ply 1987 in Auckland, any work has been carried out when required to keep her in top condition. A long keel give her stability at anchor or under way and ‘on tracks’ like steering doing 9 knots from a single Volvo 225Hp diesel. Large diesel and water tanks give you enough range for real holiday cruising. Her main Tender is a 30hp 4.2m Rib capable of delivering all the water sports or exploring coastal islets and inlets.

This can be launched single handedly. There is also an Aquapro dinghy with 2hp. The last owner and his family have cherished Amadeus for 14 years. The owner before him since 1987. She makes an ideal large comfortable cruiser. Recently painted and with new canvas now she is ready for another custodian to continue to enjoy her simple stylish appeal or transform her interior for the ultimate traditional meets contemporary superyacht.  Price $320 000

View this Boat


Make: Pelin Crusader
Model/Year: 1987
Name: ‘Amadeus’
Builder/Designer: Pelin
Construction: Glass over Ply
Builder: Papatoeoe Boat Builders
LOA: 49 feet


  • Volvo TAMD 60 225 HP diesel single shaft
  • 2360 hours (2000 with last owner)
  • Diesel: 1200 litres  3 x 400l ss tanks
  • Water:  800  2 x 400 litre plastic tanks


  • Lowrance Chartplotter
  • Furuno Radar
  • Anchor counter
  • Autopilot
  • VHF  
  • Stereo
  • Separate start and 3 x house batteries, 800 amp hours


    • 2 x Cabins  
    • 1 x double island bed in forpeak
    • 1 x cabin with 2 x single beds
    •  Separate shower from toilet
    • Electric head. With Holding tank
    • Electric pump out
    • Outside shower


    • 2 burner gimbaled oven and microwave
    • Twin sink
    • Gas califont for instant hot water
    • Refrigerator and fridge/freezer 12V
    • Comments: large, light, fully functional, galley with stove and microwave, slightly retro look. Perfect to modernize or keep traditionally

    Additional Items included


    Primary Tender:

    • 4.5m RIB, centre steering console, retubed, with 30HP Yamaha 2 stroke Outboard.
    • Stocks on foredeck or easily towed.

    Secondary Tender:

    • 2.3m Aquapro with 2hp Yamaha 2 stroke outboard.
    • Sits on transom
    • Summer canoes x 2
    Safety & General Equipment
    • EPIRB MOB light
    • Lifejackets
    • 2 x lpg bottles
    • BBQ Magma
    • Crane for single handed launching and retrieving of dinghy.
    Ground Tackle
    • Primary with 80m chain  (Helm chain counter)
    • Secondary Grapnel with warp.
    *Important information

    Please Note:

    *The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.

    Download Information Here