Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller

Jean Boucharlat

On second reading I realize that, in my original message, inadvertently I dropped a small but significant word, thus altering the meaning of the sentence.

The sentence should have read “a number of improvements he had not been consulted about”.


Sorry about that.


Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: samedi 29 juillet 2017 01:53
To: 'Jean Boucharlat' jean.boucharlat@... [amelyachtowners]
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller



Sounds like our Henri. Fantastic guy
SM 299
Ocean Pearl

Sent from my Vodafone Smart

On 27 Jul 2017 8:25 p.m., "'Jean Boucharlat' jean.boucharlat@... [amelyachtowners]" <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


From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: jeudi 27 juillet 2017 03:45
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Amel propeller [1 Attachment]



[Attachment(s) from Bill & Judy Rouse included below]



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
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