Re: [Amel] Rigging problems Amel 54


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.


Richard Piller

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 been
told 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
the issue.

Thanks, Tony Robinson.

From: Louise and Bengt MÃ¥rtensson <tintoamel@...>
To: amelyachtowners@...
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
which we put up in the back and the dinghy slides down and up again with
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

--- In amelyachtowners@..., "tonywrobinson51"
<tonywrobinson51@...> wrote:

Hello everyone - I'm a new member to the group. I joined because I am
very seriously considering buying a 3/4 year old 54. I would welcome any
comments/things to watch out for - indeed anything you feel would be worth
knowing. Planned sailing area is the Med.

Also, I have seen an ingenious RIB launching system on a french owned
54. The tender was mounted right way up under the mizzen boom - and
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
to hear.

Regards, Tony Robinson

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