49VT09 Mamma Mia!
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HIN: OEY490090888 more photos
Hull Laid: 1988
Yard: Ocean Eagle Yachts, Taiwan
Ken and Madeline Bartig
Winners 2010 LNVT Tug Trek Trophy pdficon.gif
Getting ready to Splash in Greece, April 2010
Owner Bought Sold Boat's Name Home Port
Ken and Madeline Bartig 14 February 2009 Mamma Mia! Key West, FL
Alastair and Rosemary Bayne 1999 2009 Nelson's Lady Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK
Mike Brown 1999 Stella B. Marina Del Rey, CA
Ruth Foster
Koster Corp Donna Dee Coos Bay, OR

About the Owners (current and former)

Ken and Madeline Bartig Have been cruising the Med since 2009. She's currently in Leros, Greece (May 2014)

"… we are changing the name of Nelson's Lady to Mamma Mia! This is in honor of my mother, my Sicilian heritage and my great love of life. She will be an ambassador of good will and all that is marvelously Italian." from a 24 February 2009 email

"… I am excited and proud to announce that on Valentines Day (2009), we became the new caretakers of Nelsons Lady. The transactions were going on concurrently with the passing of Loren Hart, a dear friend of Alastair Bayne and of all LNVT tuggers. We are sorry not to be able to ever have the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hart personally but I'm sure his energy cruises with all his dear tugboats. Currently our tug is in Kusadasi, Turkey. We plan on flying there in late April to begin making preparations for some summer cruising in the Aegean. I will also send new photos of her to update her image on our fleet page. I have attached a recent photo of my husband Ken and myself on our schooner, which we sold a year ago. Obviously moving from a wooden gaff rigged schooner to a fiberglass trawler is quite a 180 switch but we are ready for the new and challenging adventures that our little tug will afford us."// from a 21 February 2009 email.

Alastair and Rosemary Bayne "…Apr 30, 2000 - We have recently completed a far too major refit, gone from single engine to twin 225hp John Deeres, Koop stabilizers, Koop hydraulic 35hp bow thruster, and twin hydraulic anchor windlasses, new fuel tanks, and water tanks, second generator, Trace 2.5 KW inverter, (with major problems, water maker, new vacuflush heads, new mast and electronics, total paint job on the outside, added bilge keels, etc etc … Currently living in the UK. Vessel is in LaPaz Mexico. It will be moving south and through the Panama Canal to Florida around the end of this year.

Meet our international crew: Mallory,(an African Grey Parrot) has made 3 transatlantic flights so far, in climate controlled cargo bins, accumulating lots of air miles getting to and from Mamma Mia!. His little Greek buddy, Brando, (a singing canary), is new to the crew but a welcomed addition. Mallory's chattering and whistling is enhanced by Brando's warbling and tenor arias. Rosie is a perfectly lovely petite calico feline, named after our past schooner, Compass Rose. She's shy and very selective in her choice of friends. Basically she loves her mom and that's about it. When aboard, Rosie is the princess of Mamma Mia! although Loud engines, generators and bow thrusters send her up a wall. Her hobbies are bird watching and moth chasing. Charlie, AKA Musafa, is a very large loveable Maine Coon cat. He was a cabin boy on our schooner Compass Rose for 2 years and chief cat look-out on Mamma Mia! last season in Greece for 7 months. This summer he decided to stay home on the ranch and work on our mole situation in the garden. Both he and Rosie will be joining the crew again on Mamma Mia! once she arrives in Key West.

Mallory an African Grey
Brando a Greek Canary
Rosie a shy calico
Charlie a big Maine Coon Cat


  • Hull and keel, hand laid GRP
  • Topsides timber sandwich from deck level
  • GRP Superstructure with mahogany sandwich flybridge sole
  • GRP deck beams and floors
  • Teak laid decks over GRP
  • Deck fittings: Stainless Steel, chrome and aluminium
  • Large single rudder, SS shaft, new bearings 2003, rudder angle indicators pilot house and flybridge
  • Interior: teak bulkheads, fronts and trim.
  • Bulkheads: 6 partial
  • All through hulls replaced (2000)
  • Hull, blue and grey Awlgrip, Berthon 2005, white Sterling 2000

Mechanical and Engine Detail

  • 2 x John Deere 6068TFM, 225HP each engine, 2200 engine hours as of Aug 06 (new 2000)
  • Aetna digital tachometers in addition to standard analogue
  • Kobelt commercial control systems (2000), pilothouse and flybridge
  • Approx speed: 8.0 to 11, knots economical cruising generally 8 Knts
  • RPM: 2500 max, cruising 1450 to 1700
  • Reduction gear: 2.85:1 (2000) ZF gearboxes
  • Hydraulic steering system, pilot house and flybridge with emergency tiller, cylinders rebuilt 2003
  • Blowers: twin Delta Coaxial (2000)
  • Engine beds: fibreglass (2000)
  • Bilge pan: bilge only
  • Fuel pump: mechanical and electric (2000/2)
  • Filters: primary twin Racors and secondary (2000)
  • Fuel polishing and transfer system installed: 400GPH (2000)
  • Vacuum gauges remote location so engine room does not have to be entered to check filter state
  • Eng. alternators (2003) – 120Ah
  • Separate engine digital ammeters
  • Shaft log: fibreglass and flex with tides no drip systems (2000), crossover lubrication allows single engine operation
  • Propellers: three blade 28” x 26”(2000)
  • Shaft: 2” stainless steel (2000),Struts: 2 x double arm (2000): cutlass bearings rubber (2004)
  • Air compressor: Hitachi (2000) Flybridge
  • Koop stabilisers with big ship electronics (2000) FAL124 – all stabilizer bearings renewed Nov. 2004, twin hydraulic pumps on engines with 30 gal hydraulic reservoir, water cooled
  • 35hp hydraulic bowthruster (2000)
  • Bilge pumps: one manual, 5 electric
  • Water maker: WGSI – 50GPH renewed membranes 2004
  • Heads: approved type 3 Vacuflush (2001)
  • Air conditioning (3 units): Mermaid (2x1800, 1 x 1600) 2000
  • Fuel polishing and transfer 400 GPH (2002)
  • Lazarette – new Bowmar hatches (2003)


  • Diesel fuel tanks (2000), 1200 US gallons in 6 aluminum tanks, amidships and aft, bonded, fills: flex and chrome, valves: approved type (2000), lines: flex and copper, overflow runs: overboard to decks
  • Water tanks (2000), 500 US gallons in 2 stainless steel tanks, located in outboard engine room, their shape is rectangular tothe hull (water maker capacity approx 50 gals per hour)


  • 2 x Auxiliary generators:
    • 8kw Northern Lights, 120V 60hz - approximately 2900 hrs (December 2005)
    • 6kw Panda, 120V 60hz (2000) - approximately 500 hours (December 2005)
    • Location: aft engine room port and starboard
    • Eng. cooling : fresh water
    • Exhaust lines: flex hose, Silencer: fibreglass
    • Filters: primary and secondary, Bowls: metal and plastic
    • * Fuel pump: mechanical and electric
  • Step down isolation transformer – 220v to 110v (Forward stateroom)
  • Battery chargers: Newmar 110v HDM70, Charles 220v – 1 x 80 amp battery charger dual voltage (2005)
  • Inverter: Trace 2.5kW True Sine Wave (2002),with 120 amp battery charging capacity
  • Switch panels: port wheelhouse
  • Batteries: 10 x LC16HC approx 2200AH (three banks one six and two of two, with switches to isolate or combine), 2 x 12 volt dedicated separate generator (2005) all batteries in engine room secured, with lids


  • Stove: LPG gas 3-burner hob & oven 2000, lines flex and copper, electric shut off with propane sniffer
  • Three propane cylinders, located in vented stack on top deck
  • Twin Stainless steel sinks
  • Microwave (2002) and convection oven (2005)
  • Refrigeration
    • Glacier holding plate system, deep freeze and refrigerator in galley, separate compressors (2003)
    • Deep-freeze/refrigerator aft deck, separate compressors (2002)
    • ULine icemaker (2004)
  • Hot water: GE 15 gallon (2000)
  • Washer/drier: 2005


  • Antennas: 7
  • VHF Radio x 2: Icom M127, Standard Horizon.
  • SSB M600
  • EPIRB: ACR 406 Mini B
  • Log/speed: Autohelm
  • Autopilots: 2 x Comnav (1440 & 1101) (2000) Constant running Octopus hydraulic pump, with back up reversing pump
  • Compass: Ritchie,
  • KVH Navtrac electronic gyro 2000
  • Radar: 2 x JVC (2000/02) – 6kw and 4kw
  • Loran: Furuno LD90
  • GPS:
    • Trimble NavTrac
    • Furuno GP56
    • Leica APChartNav Mk40 (2000/03)
  • Depth sounder
    • Autohelm
    • Raymarine L365 (2003)
  • Stereo separate systems salon and master stateroom
  • Autohelm wind instruments,
  • Furuno weatherfax (2002)
  • Emachine computer with Nobletec charting software (2003/4)
  • Clock: & Barometer: Boston Weems & Plath
  • Horns: Kahlenberg air whistle and separate dual horn (2000) compressor on flybridge with air line to engine room
  • Bell: brass
  • TV: Flat screen with dvd player master stateroom
  • KVH tracphone sat system
  • KVH tracvision gyro tracking television system, (note both KVH systems are for USA and Caribbean and modifications would be required for Europe)


  • Anchors: 2 x 120lb (55kg) Forfjord (2000), 65lb Danforth (30)kg
  • Ground tackle: 2 x 450’ x 3/8” chain several rope rodes (2000)
  • Windlass: 2 x Muir hydraulic (2000) (anchor windlass controls on long lead also with bow thrusters controls, so as to enable bow thrusters to also be operated at same location and time as anchor being raised)
  • Winches: 2 boom, 1 capstan
  • Masts and boom aluminium – new in 2000
  • Marquip hydraulic1000 davit, with power lift and rotation on straight line wire 2004
  • Standing rigging: stainless steel
  • Running rigging: stainless steel and Dacron
  • Awnings: bimini top on bridge and cockpit
  • Inflatables
    • Novurania MX430DL (integral fuel tank, and seven person capacity) with Yamaha F50TLRY (30 knots), VHF, echosounder and fire extinguisher
    • Caribe 3m with 2hp Yamaha
  • Fishing outriggers, two aft

Safety Equipment

  • Lifejackets: 8 adult, 2 child
  • Liferaft: Avon 6 person (1999)
  • Portable extinguishers: 2.75lb dry chemical in engine room, 1lb & 5lb in galley, 5lb on bridge, sundry other small extinguishers
  • Built-in extinguishers: Halon 1301 and FE241 (2000/1995) in engine room, each system independently with capacity to fully extinguish engine room fire

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