Owner, Michael McGowan spent years as a merchant seaman and promised himself that he would one day sail oceans free of other people's schedules. Together with his wife Lynne, Maxsamba evolved. Maxsamba, named after their children: Max, Sam and Amber.
Maxsamba was built suitable for sailing in extreme locations. She has an aluminium hull and an aluminium mast. Her pilothouse allows good visibility and her steering station is sheltered. The stairway from the pilothouse has a stainless steel balustrade which leads forward and down to the saloon.
Having spent some time in Hong Kong, Michael and Lynne decided to apply the art of Feng Shui to Maxsamba to obtain a balance of space and light.
There are five heads, one for the crew cabin, one for each guest cabin, one day head and one for the Owner's cabin.
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Forward is a two-bunk crew cabin, and two identical guest cabins, one port and one starboard.
The galley sole is one step lower than the saloon but remains central. Maxsamba's powerhouse is beneath the cockpit, with switchboards nearby.
Upon completion Maxsamba headed for the Whitsunday Islands, off the Great Barrier Reef, the Seychelles, followed by a trip to Malta where she stayed for the winter.