Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] points to check before buying 2003 Amel SM 2000
I echo the comments of others on this topic.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
My wife and I are in the process of purchasing an Amel presently.
We initially looked at Amel SM2000’s without the help of anyone with expertise with these unique boats. After we had looked at a boat, we decided to ask Bill Rouse for pre-purchasing consulting.
His advice and experience was invaluable in the process for us. If I did it over again, I would have had Bill help from the very beginning before even looking at a boat.
I would also echo the opinion that an experienced surveyor who has specific expertise with Amels is critical. If you hire a surveyor who doesn’t have that experience, you will be throwing away $1500 or so, and have little useful information from the survey, in my opinion. I can say that from personal experience!
I have learned a great deal about Amels in the short time that I have known Bill R.
Similarly, this forum has been a fount of knowledge, opinions, and overall useful advice for new owners like ourselves. I’m compiling a book of my own from many of the threads generated on this forum.