Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] First SM 2000 Hull Number

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>

Thanks Olivier. I am sure Chris is also thankful for the information.


Bill Rouse

On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:22 PM, Beaute Olivier atlanticyachtsurvey@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hello Bill and Chris,

hull # 167, 174, 202, and 210 have AUTOPROPS, first model with open stainless steel ball bearings. 146 and 156  have MAX-PROPS.
159 has a fixed prop. I think AMEL started with AUTOPROPS in 1996. However, at that time, some SMs still had a Maxprop (original), upon buyer's request (who didn't trust/like the cocker ears looking like strange prop!!).
I'm sure that hull 224 C-drive can bear an AUTOPROP.
I confirm the C-drive design has been modified in order to bear an AUTOPROP.
The first installed AUTOPROPS had open stainless steel bearings (for the blades).
The sealed bearings (steel balls) probably started in september 1999 with hull number around 275 (273 has it, 265 has open stainless steel bearings).

Have a good evening.


On Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:43 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <> wrote:


Thanks for the information. BTW, I got my information on the first SM 2000 from Amel. 

I am absolutely positive that your hull 232 was not built in 2008. Did you accidentally make Satchimi 10 years younger? 😀

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


On Jul 27, 2017 03:25, "'Jean Boucharlat' jean.boucharlat@... [amelyachtowners]" <> wrote:
Bill (Rouse),
Just for the record : SM hull N° 232, delivered in late July 2008, was in fact the first SM 2000, even though it did not get the label on its rubbing strake. And she was fitted with an Autoprop.
I know that because I was the original owner, she was then named Satchimi and now Lady Anila, and this SM was built surreptitiously in the yard to avoid prying eyes while the “standard” SM’s were still being marketed.
She is the boat where Henri Amel threw a tantrum when he discovered a number of improvements he had been consulted about. So much so that, to put his mark on the new model, he came back the following day and ordered that all further model would have the, in my opinion infamous, blue floor boards! Just a piece of Amel trivia.
All the best to all,
Jean Boucharlat
Formerly SM 232
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Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller [1 Attachment]
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Are you absolutely sure that hull 224 will 
 an AutoProp? 
As you may know the C-Drive case was modified during the Super Maramu's production to accommodate an AutoProp
. Prior to that modification Amel offered MaxProp
I know that Hull #240 was the first Millennium, or Super Maramu 2000, and I believe that all of the SM2ks had AutoProps, but I am not sure about 224.
ou will 
compare the attached photo
of Hull #387
to your C-Drive, you may be able to figure it out.

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
+1(832) 380-4970


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