Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] watermaker

jose.esteller <jose.esteller@...>

Hi all,

I agree with the mail of Eric Mejean

I am owner of Amel boats from 15 years ( one Maramu 3 years, a first SM N 51 during 11 years and now a second SM N 426 )
I can say that i had not mayor problemes with this 3 boats, and every time in every part of Atlantic or Mediterranean I found the assistance of Amel, calling by phone or via email, and always receiving the spare parts that I need , with not any mistake, Amel beeing one of the constructors that has in computer all the story of each boat.

Best regards at all


----- Original Message -----
From: "G D" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, June 25, 2006 8:31 AM
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] watermaker

Dear All
I have been following this forum for many years. I found most of the topics
discussed very interesting as at the end, through the discussions, we got to
know our boat better. (I take this opportunity to thank all the members for
their helpful contributions)
Sometimes ago appeared the Watermaker issue. I initially found the topics
interesting, and then I quickly become a bit uncomfortable with the
different postings made by certain members. It seems that some of them have
some interests in keeping the topic alive again and again by bringing back
the same old issues which have been already discussed long time ago. Then I
got the feeling that there was an obvious hidden agenda and the exchanges
were lacking of honesty. Let's be serious for a while. How ones can claims
that the failure of the Watermaker has spoiled the washing machine, the dish
washer the pumps and the water heater not to mention other stories which I
read which don't make any sense. This is purely ridiculous. I don't even
want to argue on the technical feasibility of such scenarios as they sound
so unrealistic. I'm sorry to say that some of the stories which I read here
have more to do with the sailor than the boat or its equipments........
I have no interest neither with Dessalator nor Amel. I'm just the happy
owner of my SM. Obviously through my 7 years of ownership I had some
breakdown, I did change some equipments as every year, progresses are made
in terms of efficiency, electronic improves as well as many new equipments
are launched. With regards to my Dessalator, it has done his job extremely
well although through all these years I have made some improvements or had
to change some parts. To me this is absolutely normal.
Don't expect to own a sailing boat without having to make some repairs,
carry out extensive maintenance and regularly change some equipments. It is
part of sailing.... Owning a boat is not cheap.
Now let's be practical gentlemen. If your watermaker has spoiled your life
and you boat for so many years then buy another one and do what you think
you should do against the manufacturer. It is as simple as that. Accept the
principle that some equipment may fail. This is not a sufficient reason to
state that they are shameful equipments. Even the most sophisticated
equipments can fail. We are hundreds on this forum to make us of the same
boat without having the kind of problems that you are mentioning. Please
spare us the kind of discussion that you are overflowing the forum with as
long as you have an hidden agenda. Share what can be interesting for all of
us in an honest spirit. Don't make use of this forum to serve your own
interests. I believe that this is the spirit of this forum founder. To
finish spare me your answer as I believe it is of no interest to the rest of
the members. I don't want to open an additional sterile polemic.

Wit best regards

----Original Message Follows----
From: "" <>
To: Forum US <>
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] watermaker
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 04:24:04 +0200 (CEST)

Hi Ian,

I am very glad with your last post on this forum.

As to the letter to send to J.J. Lemonnier, I am about to write it. Did you
send it as registered mail?

I quite agree that this behaviour is breaking the Trades Description Act, or
similar in other countries. Does that mean that you are contemplating suing
Dessalator in a legal action?.


Blue Marine
SM 311

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