Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>


I am happy that you have chosen to buy an Amel. One word of advice in your search is: the previous owner's care of your Amel is more important than anything in your search. 

Also, if you don't already know it, you will learn that some of us, like me, are Amel purists. I will likely be the first to tell you what you do not want to hear, but also, what you need to know. 

You can buy an older Super Maramu or a 54 and it will come with wood flooring that almost all other boats have. Or, you can find marine floor vendors that are in the business of replacing this "wood flooring" to make wood flooring for you. Their businesses were created because the wood flooring gets scratched, cracked, and broken. 

Or, you can do what you should do about your island berth request and all other things that you "think" you should change so that you can make your Amel look like other boats. That solution is: wait for at least a year. After one year, you will likely change your mind about most things that you think you might want to change.

I liked the appearance of the blue floor, but, I loved the blue floor for more than how it looks. AND, the aft berth against the Port side has more than one advantage that you do not yet understand. If you plan to buy an Amel to safely and comfortably cruise the seas of the world, an Amel is the boat for you. If you want the best looking boat to stand out in a marina, maybe something else would be a better choice. 

Henri Amel never let his vision of what his ultimate cruising boat become influenced by what other builders did. 

Good luck with your search. 


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


On Jul 31, 2017 7:16 AM, "'Volkmann, Uwe' volkmann@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Hi SM 2000 owners,


did anybody try to get rid of this wonderful blue floor? What is the best way to change it into a wooden surface?


Has somebody experience with  installinng  an island berth in the aft cabin?

Thank you for helping, I am searching for a SM 2000 in nothern Europe…


Uwe Volkmann

Amel Maramu





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Gesendet: Samstag, 29. Juli 2017 00:35
Betreff: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey



If I am not mistaken the red line also has a suite of Raymarine included as an option.

Fair Winds,


sm376 Kimberlite

----- Original Message -----
From: "SN 108 Vagabundo stilemare@... [amelyachtowners]"
Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 4:49 pm
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] SM Survey

> Olivier Beaute can help you absolutly, very professional and
> cheap I think.
> Br
> SN 108 Vagabundo
> Sardinia
> Inviato da iPhone
> > Il giorno 25 lug 2017, alle ore 16:28, 'Bill & Judy Rouse'
> yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]
> ha scritto:
> >
> > Uwe,
> >
> > The best surveyor for Amels in the world is Olivier Beaute 
> . He is located in France and travels
> anywhere.>
> > The primary difference in Red Line Super Maramus is cosmetic,
> with the use of colors designed for the 54. This included
> leather trim colors, boot stripe and rub rail. There are a few
> more differences because suppliers to Amel changed models. For
> instance, Dolphin chargers in all Red Lines are a newer model
> that that used in most Super Maramus, however some Super Maramus
> produced before the Red Line also had a later model Dolphin
> charger. Some Electronics in Red Line are also different, such
> as NavNet for Furuno chartplotters...these types of small
> changes occurred throughout the production years. BTW, the last
> 54s were "Sand Line" models because the leather boot stripe, and
> rub rail colors of the 55 were used on the last 54s.
> >
> > Are you looking to have your Maramu surveyed, or looking at
> another Amel?
> >
> > Best,
> >
> > CW Bill Rouse
> > Admiral, Texas Navy
> > Commander Emeritus
> > Amel School
> > 720 Winnie St
> > Galveston Island, TX 77550
> > +1(832) 380-4970
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >> On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 8:47 AM, volkmann@volkmann-
> [amelyachtowners]
> wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi, are there any good suryeyors gor Amel SM in northern
> Europe? What is the difference of the Red Line models? Thank you
> in advance
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Uwe
> >>
> >> Amel Maramu
> >>
> >> SY Kerbian
> >>
> >
> >

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