I had this "boot", as Richard called it, retrofitted by Amel, at no cost.
Maybe this one you are buying already has it. It is easy to tell, because
it is a +- 10 feet long reinforcement.
Even if the job itself is arranged to be made after you take delivery, may
I suggest that you make it clear that the current owner is responsible for
this job. Mainly because he probably bought this boat directly from a Amel.
I must add that Amel did a great job on my boat, was very professional and
responsive. I have no complains at all.
Amel 54, #110, 2008
2012/6/30 Richard03801 <richard03801@...>
The early 54' s had a " boot" added to strengthen the main mast.
Cell 603 767 5330
On Jun 30, 2012, at 9:21, Tony Robinson <tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:
I am just about to take delivery of an Amel 54 (2008 model). I have beentold that there was a defect in the original mast/rig, and Amel re-called
all 54's back for modifications. Can anyone enlighten me what the problem
(s) were, and the solution ? I was also told there was a court case over
which we put up in the back and the dinghy slides down and up again with
Thanks, Tony Robinson.
From: Louise and Bengt Mårtensson <tintoamel@...>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2012 9:52 PM
Subject: [Amel] Re: Prospective Amel 54 owner slipway for rib
Hi, we have not checked this web page for a long time.
Did you find any solution for get the rib up and down? We have a slip
the electrical winch on the mizzen mast. We use it today on our 54 and used
it for 8 years on our circumnavigation with SM 53. It works fine.
Best regards Bengt<tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:
--- In amelyachtowners@..., "tonywrobinson51"
very seriously considering buying a 3/4 year old 54. I would welcome any
Hello everyone - I'm a new member to the group. I joined because I am
comments/things to watch out for - indeed anything you feel would be worth
knowing. Planned sailing area is the Med.
54. The tender was mounted right way up under the mizzen boom - and
Also, I have seen an ingenious RIB launching system on a french owned
launched a bit like a lifeboat off the back of the boat. The owner swore by
the system but I have lost contact with him. The advantage, of course, was
that you didn't need davits, although you did have to take the O/B on and
off each time. If anyone has heard of or seen this I would also be grateful
Regards, Tony Robinson
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