Re: [Amel] Perkins Diesel M50 Prima in 1993 Santorin

Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...>

Hello Stephanie,

In fact, the Perkins lump was in Ford transit vans in the EU market for what seems like eons...

Parts readily available outside Volvo Stealers!


On 20 Oct 2013, at 10:19, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:


Ciao Jean-Pierre!

In my research, I saw that Volvo had taken over the Perkins M50 Prima, but I was not sure if We were able to cross the Volvo parts with the Perkins engine.  Thank you for that info!

What a shame that I did not make the invitation a week ago!  We had just arrived and were still trying to get used to the 6 hr time change.

Hope you find you new SM at a bargain price -- I assume you sre looking for one VAT paid?

Fair winds!

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Oct 20, 2013, at 10:40 AM, Germain Jean-Pierre <jgermain@...> wrote:


Hello Stephanie,

Volvo use a Perkins diesel rebranded as Volvo.  My (now sold) old boat had a Volvo TMD 22 which is exactly the engine installed in SM and SM2k to an extent.

Get Perkins spares = 1/3 the price!!!  My engine manual had a timing belt change quite often; it is easily reachable.

PS:  I would have joined you in Rome last weekend.  But now in London.

PPS:  Searching for a near new SM at a bargain price... :-)

On 19 Oct 2013, at 16:01, nezih nezih <mahayana2004@...> wrote:


On Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:14 PM, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:
Hi Chris!  Hi Mike!

Thank you for your input.  The engine is in good condition.  But, Ezio being as particular as he is ( more like someone from Northern Europe, than from the Med!), he is having some preventive maintenance done.  At this time, there is no need to repower but I did read that this particular Perkins model had been taken over by Volvo.  

Many thanks for your input.
Fair winds, whether on land or sea!

Stephanie DiBelardino

On Oct 19, 2013, at 10:20 AM, Chris Smither <yachtakwaaba@...> wrote:

We   Reengined our Amel with a Volvo . On the faithfully Perkins the timing belt broke and damaged the top end of the engine. After 6 months searching in USA  and Europe we used D B Marine to send the engine to Phuket.
Richard Abadee
D. B. International Limited
Cookham Bridge
Cookham on Thames
Berkshire SL6 9SN
Tel:  +44 (0)1628 526032
Fax: +44 (0)1628 520564
email: parts@...
Contact them for Perkins  spares

Chris and Mike    Santorin 023

On 19 Oct 2013, at 08:52, Stephanie DiBelardino <stephiedib@...> wrote:

Does anyone have experience in sourcing parts for this engine? I know about TAD in Hayes, VA but is there any place in FL?

Many thanks and fair winds!

Stephanie DiBelardino

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