Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Berth conversion

Ryan Meador

I agree that a centerline berth is not a good modification, but even if one wanted to do such a thing, I don't see how it would be possible.  The berth is as long as the aft cabin.  If you were to slide it over to the centerline, how would you access the floor space on the port side?  It seems like you'd be trapped over there, which completely defeats the purpose of a centerline berth.

SM 233 Iteration
Boston, MA, USA

On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 7:51 AM, Jean-Pierre's MacBook Air jgermain@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


Hi Gang, We modified our bed in the aft cabin and it is a successful change.  We started by removing the single bed from the stbd side and replaced it with extra cabinets.  This is very good.

Then we widened the base of the bed and reduced the width of the aisle.  Bed is still 190 CMS long but 165 CM at the head and 140 at the foot.

I can provide photos if needed.

It was a costly mod and not very well done by the "turkeys in Turkey"; you know the ones I’m talking about.  But after a good carpenter fixed the issues, it is a lovely place to sleep and retains the lee boards etc.

Jean-Pierre Germain,
SY Eleuthera, SM 007
Pacific Panama

On 28 Feb 2018, at 21:14, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <> wrote:


I had that nightmare once.😀 I don't want to be rude, but the very best advice I can give to you, or anyone considering an Amel is wait until you own your Amel for a year before you start redesigning it. If you are like every Amel owner I  know, you will be thankful for this advice. And if there is a feature that Amel doesn't offer that you want and cannot do without it, you are looking at the wrong brand. 

BTW, Amel 54, 55, and 64 have center line berths. They are not so good for passage making.


CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus
Amel School
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550
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On Mar 1, 2018 10:51, "Jay Hosford  [amelyachtowners]" <> wrote:

Anyone ever thought of converting the master berth to a centerline? Saw a super maramu done this way the other day. Looked nice. Interested in what the pros and cons are

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