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100% agree with below.
Bill was my pre-purchase consultant in 2017; inviting me to their house in GALVESTON TX. Without Bill (AND Judy’s) information, honest feedback on AMEL cruising (look at Judy’s detailed spreadsheet on their 10 year cruising costs) I would have never bought
Then becoming a YACHT SCHOOL member as well as purchasing the lifetime 24/7/365 consulting, combined with Bill flying all the way to NEW CALEDONIA to be on board for close to 10 days has really helped me to understand the boat better and bring AMELIT (almost)
completely back in OEM condition.
As Porter mentioned in an earlier Email last week - these boats are the ultimate & fantastic travel (sea) machines and (Judy +) Bill as well as this forum have, for me, been indispensable.
On Aug 4, 2019, at 05:26, Porter McRoberts via Groups.Io <portermcroberts@...
Bill Rouse and the Yacht School was our secret weapon to understanding our Amel 54 quickly and logically. I basically had zero experience fixing boats. Through Bill I came to understand not only the ethos of Amel, but how to deal with what seems
like insurmountable problems (new furlers, new engine, etc...) in far away places, with a smile on your face. We, my family and myself shake our heads often thanking Bill, without telling him how much we’ve appreciated his help, candor, and amazing attitude
as we’ve sailed for the past 2 years. Now we’re in FP with a few miles under our keel. I haven’t walked onto any other sailboat or catamaran I’d rather have. (Also read Fatty Goodlander’s storm proofing your boat, you won’t want anything but an Amel). Thank
you Bill for all you’ve done for us and I’m sure they’ll be some echos from all the other folks on this forum: thank you for what you’ve done for Amel!
Porter, Helen Grace and Lilly McRoberts
S/V Ibis. A54-152
Excuse the errors.
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I forgot to add a shout out to Bill himself... I never had the scratch for the school, but the remote photography-based evaluation service was a god-send. I highly recommend it to any prospective buyers.