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AMORE 157' Christensen Christensen 157 2005

$ 19,750,000

United Yacht Sales is pleased to assist you in the purchase of this vessel. This boat is centrally listed by Northrop and Johnson. It is offered as a convenience by this broker/dealer to its clients and is not intended to convey direct representation of a particular vessel


  • Price USD:$ 19,750,000
  • Builder:


  • Model:

    Christensen 157

  • Year:


  • Location:

    West Palm Beach, Florida, United States

  • Type:

    Power Yacht

  • LOA: 157 ft 0 in
  • Display Length: 157 ft
  • Beam: 29' 7"
  • Yacht Category

    Motor Yachts

  • Water Capacity: 1969 gals
  • Fuel Capacity: 15000 gals
  • Engine Details: MTU 12V 4000
  • Engine 1: None 12700.00 HRS 1800.00 HP
  • Engine 2: None 12719.00 HRS 1800.00 HP
  • Engine 3: 13903.00 HRS 0.00 HP
  • Engine 4: 14306.00 HRS 0.00 HP
  • Engine 5: 19455.00 HRS 0.00 HP
  • Engine Fuel: Diesel
  • Days on Market:

AMORE was built by an exceptional team at one of the premier yacht builders in America, Christensen Shipyard in Vancouver, WA. AMORE was originally built for a knowledgeable yachtsman with close relations to the shipyard. Her subsequent current owner has kept the tradition of keeping AMORE in immaculate condition by consistently maintaining an exceptional Captain and crew.

The beautiful contemporary interior of AMORE was designed by interior designer Carol Williams & Associates and handcrafted in-house by Christensen. Her outstanding features include striking walnut walls and cabinetry and some of the world’s finest marble inlay and stonework.

She has an incredible 6 stateroom layout that includes a full beam master stateroom on the main deck, 5 guest staterooms below, all ensuite, comprised of a full-beam VIP stateroom, 2 King guest staterooms and 2 guest staterooms with a full, a single and Pullman berth, giving her accommodations for up to 16 guests.

The elevator can access all four decks, from the guest cabins up to the sun deck.

Built to ABS class, AMORE can be privately or commercially registered, allowing her to charter anywhere in the world. In fact, she has been an incredibly popular charter boat because of her incredible flexible layout, elevator, and reliable service.  

AMORE has been extremely well kept and improved over her lifespan. She has had exceptional ownership, keeping her to the highest standard possible. With a completely new top to bottom paint job which is currently being completed along with a full shipyard service, she will be ready for her new owners to enjoy and explore for many years to come. AMORE will prove an outstanding opportunity for any buyer looking for a high-quality pedigree with superb fit and finish, 6 staterooms, large outside deck space, elevator to all decks, and a 4000+ nautical mile range.

Entering AMORE from the starboard side through the formal entrance, one will reach the foyer to find stunning marble floors, beautiful spiral stairs and an elevator that services all decks. A spacious and well-appointed main deck day head is in the forward section of the foyer. Further forward through a private Owner’s study is the full beam on-deck master stateroom with his and her oversized walk-in closets and ample storage throughout.

As you go up to the skylounge deck by stairs or elevator you will find a spacious and comfortable skylounge with ample seating, entertainment, a sunken bar with large comfortable bar chairs, and huge windows throughout for views as far as the eye can see. Forward of the skylounge is the upper deck foyer with day toilet. Passing through the foyer one will reach the bridge, the control center of this fine yacht, equipped with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment.

One can enter AMORE from the aft deck into the main salon where you will find a huge salon for relaxing and entertaining with large windows on either side, allowing unimpeded views of the water and surroundings. Forward of the main salon, one finds formal dining for 12.

Continue forward past the dining to reach the foyer. This area is also accessed through the formal entrance on the starboard side of the vessel.

AMORE has the most spacious outside deck space of any vessel of its size. The main deck offers seating tables, bars and comfort with the lower deck having a full covered walk-around. The upper deck offers wonderful seating areas, covered dining for 12 and roomy entertaining areas.

The sun deck offers a shaded bar with seating for 9, additional seating at lower table, sun pads, Jacuzzi, and elevator access. In addition, the sun deck, has the ability for a touch and go helicopter pad.

AMORE can accommodate up to 16 guests in 6 staterooms. The master stateroom, the largest cabin on the vessel, has a King-sized bed with His and Hers walk-in closets and ensuite bathrooms with a bathtub and a shower.

The VIP stateroom is the second largest cabin with a King-sized bed, His and Hers closets, a bathtub, and a shower. The two aft cabins both have King-sized beds, closets and showers.

The two forward guest staterooms each have double beds, a single bed and a pullman also with ensuite bathrooms, the port side with bathtub and starboard with a shower. Both cabins have ample closet space and storage.

The crew have separate quarters that are located further forward. The crew can access the guest cabins through a walkway for housekeeping purposes.

Pedigreed fiberglass construction on hull and superstructure, built to ABS classification and MCA certification for worldwide cruising and service.


Length Overall: 157’ (47.85m)

Beam: 29’7” (9.02m)

Draft: 8' (2.44m)


Fuel Capacity: 15,000 USG

Water Capacity: 1,969 USG

Grey Water: 700 USG

Black Water: 580 USG

Lube Oil: 250 USG

Waste Oil: 140 USG

Fast cruising: 13.5 knots, 105 USG/hr, 1,735 nm range, 1,500 RPM

Cruise speed: 12.0 knots, 75 USG/hr, 2,240 nm range, 1,350 RPM

Cruise speed: 10.5 knots, 55 USG/hr, 2,577 nm range, 1,250 RPM

Economic speed: 9.5 knots, 28 USG/hr, 4,580 nm range, 1,000 RPM

Main Engines

Main Engines: Twin MTU 12V 4000, 1800 hp each

Engine Hours: Port: 12,700 hrs / Stbd: 12,719 hrs, August 2023 – top end rebuild completed during yacht repaint in 2022

Gearboxes: ZF 4650 A

Drive: 5” Stainless shafts with Tides Dripless seals & 5 blade Nibral props

Generators & Electricity

Generators: 2 x Northern Lights 99 kW and 1 x Northern Lights 65 kW

Generator hours: Port: 13,903 hrs, Stbd: 14,306 hrs (August 2023)

Aft: 19,455 hrs (August 2023); 1,235 hrs since rebuild in 2022 (August 2023)

Gen. Fuel Consumption: 6 USG per hour

Shore Power: HIAK Electroworks 2x 50 KVa shore power converters with frequency drives connected to line reactors installed to minimize harmonic distortion. Shore power comes in through x2 100amp cords in the bow or stern. Aft inputs have Glendenning reels.


Main Engines: Lifeline GPL-8DL AGM 24V

Generator Starting: Lifeline GPL-8DL AGM 12V

General Service: Lifeline GPL-8DL AGM 24V

Emergency: Lifeline GPL-8DL AGM 24V


Dometic – 6 Copeland 5-ton scroll compressors (new 2019) with titanium condensers with 32 fan coil units. Reverse cycle heating available or numerous individual heating elements (Chill Chasers) installed.

Other Machinery

Watermakers: 2 x Bluewater Legend LX 2700

Stabilizers: Naiad Zero Speed stabilizers

Bow Thruster: American bow thruster

Steering System: Jastram, PSM Dual SPD

Emergency Steering: Jastram

Fuel Separator: Spot Zero Alva Laval 2 GPM flow rate Dometic SZ300

Waste Treatment: FAST MX-15 (300 GPD)

Oily Water Separator: Bilge Boy 2.5gpm @15psi

ER ventilation: Delta T Exhaust fans

Antifouling: Cathelco anode system in seachests

Elevator: Christensen customized “Cemco Lift” with 500 lb limit

Communication Systems 

SatCom(s): Vsat and Fleet 1

Satellite TV System: KVH HD 11

Cellular Phone System: Isotropics, VOIP

SSB: Furuno

VHF Fixed: Furuno

Ships Computer: Mac

Ships Printer: OfficeJet Pro 8710

Navigation Systems 

Radar #1: Furuno

Radar #2: Furuno

Autopilot: Anschutz

GPS #1: Simrad

GPS #2: Simrad

Plotter Software: Time Zero

Depth Sounder: Furuno

Video Sounder: Furuno

Night Vision: Flir

Gyrocompass: Anschutz  

Navtex: Furuno

Weather Fax: Furuno

Wind Indicator: Brooks and Gate house LTD

Speed Indicator: Simrad and B & G

Entertainment System

Video Equipment: Crestron NVX A/V System

TV’s: Samsung

DVD’s: Pioneer

Stereo’s: Crestron

Main Galley Equipment

Galley Refit in 2023 including 2x new Rational iCombi Ovens, 2x new Gaggenau Stove Tops, Heat Lamps and Extraction Hood.

Range: Viking

Oven: 2x Rational iCombi (new in 2023)

Grill: Lynx

Microwave: Electrolux

Refrigeration: 2 x Sub Zero fridge & freezer, walk in fridge R Plus imperial

Freezer: Amana x 4 Stand up

Icemakers: Scotsman x 3/ Galley, MD aft & BD saloon

Wine Coolers: Euro cave MD Foyer / U-Line x 2 Drystalls

Dishwasher: Kitchen Aid x 2 / LG in Crew mess

Laundry Equipment 

Main Laundry Washer: UNI MAC x 3 washer and dryer in laundry room

Inflatable/RIB: 15’ (4.5m) Nautica RIB

Paddle Boards: 4 x Paddleboards inflatable

SeaBobs: 2 x Seabobs


  • E-foil
  • Waterslide
  • Assorted towables
  • Snorkel, dive and fishing gear
  • Inflatable pool w/jellyfish net, inflatable island w/loungers, and water trampoline, Jetski dock

Security Equipment

CCTV System: Axis with remote – crew lounge

Cameras: x 8

Door Alarms: Sensor pads on main deck x 5

Ship Safes: x 4 - captains cabin, Master x2, VIP

Fire Fighting Equipment

Fire/Heat/Smoke Detectors: 15 Smoke / 2 heat detectors

Fixed FM 200 System: Engine room

Portable CO2: 2 x CO2

Fire Extinguishers: 18 x ABC / 1x Foam /1 x Wet chem

Fire Fighting Bunker Gear: 2 x sets MD aft

Seawater Firefighting Station: MD aft crash pump

Safety Equipment

Life Rafts: 4 x 16 person Survitec zodiac

Life Rings: 2 x ring w/ light and lifeline & 2x ring w/ lifeline

EPIRBs: 2 x - grab bag and sun deck

SART: 2 x - bridge and grab bag

Flares: Variety 

Medical Kit: MSOS class B


Galley Refit in 2023 including 2x new Rational iCombi Ovens, 2x new Gaggenau Stove Tops, Heat Lamps and Extraction Hood.


Repaint of hull and superstructure at Rybovich (including antifouling)

Major rebuild of main engines MTU QL3 (12,000 hour service)

Gearbox/transmission overhaul

Stabilizer service

Props balanced to Class 1, shafts removed & trued, new cutlass bearings

Generator soot cookers installed on generators (Metcalf)

Galley equipment upgrade and modifications (May)

Many other small projects while the yacht is in the shipyard


New interior and exterior soft goods

New toy package acquired for charter upgrade

New water makers

Overhaul night generator


15 year ABS special survey completed

All ship’s through-hulls removed and replaced

Complete LED lighting package installed

New HVAC cooling plant

Crestron A/V system and TV upgrade

New VSAT installed – Sailor 900 High Power 20W

New magnetrons installed on two (2) S-band radars

New X-band radar installed

Anschutz Gyro STD22 replaced

New teak on swim platform

Both Cranes full service plus line changed and safety weight tested

Rudders replaced (2018)

AMORE has an extensive spare parts and watersports inventory which will be included except as noted below. Excellent condition after an extensive $2.8mm refit in 2022, including paint job, engine overhaul, transmission rebuilds, and much more. In her renewed condition, she represents one of the best values in the 50 meter market. She will be a turnkey charter machine or ready for many years of private service for her new owners.

  1. Owner's and Crew's personal items
  2. A full list of exclusions will be provided upon request

Engine and generator hours are as of the date of the original listing and are a representation of what the listing broker is told by the owner and/or actual reading of the engine hour meters. The broker cannot guarantee the true hours. It is the responsibility of the purchaser and/or his agent to verify engine hours, warranties implied or otherwise and major overhauls as well as all other representations noted on the listing brochure.

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.


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