Re: sm 53 vs 54
We reviewed both boats thoroughly. For us, It really came down to staysail, which we have come to use in most conditions above 25 knots apparent with wind forward of the beam, a bit extra space due to the beam being caring aft, more spacious master cabin with walk around master bed, upgraded finishes, Washer/Dryer and availability of more newer models on the market. There are many more smaller differences, but these were the main ones for us.
Both boats will get you where you want to go safely and in comfort and in my opinion, only limited to the crew experience. You will get substantially more value than any other boat on the market, a great yard that stands behind their product with decades of support and a group like this that jumps in to help anyone they can. Also, you have to figure that the extra $s you pay for a 54 is not totally lost and you will, most likely, get some or most of it back at the time of sale.
Mohammad and Aty
AMEL 54 #099
From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 11:14 AM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54
That's kind of my point I'm more interested in what you see as a pro or con. You have much more experience than I do. Now I may decide your opinion on something isn't that big a deal in the grand scheme of things but I do think it's important to hear those opinions. Never know what I might learn.
Cruising couple, but must be able to single hand. Will be taking crew from time to time. Boat will be for world cruising/live aboard. It professional but grew up with a boaty diesel mechanic father. Have rebuilt gasoline and diesel engines and winter chores included re varnishing our 15' wood runabout. Don't mind a project but would like to find a boat that has been taken care of and appreciated by their owner.
I just thought it could be informative, given the money. Which you would buy? If you are paying cash is the 54 worth the extra to you or would you pocket the difference and get the 53.
I was honestly all in on the 54 for but recently thought, well how many guests are you actually going to have? Do you really like it 200g more than the 53 which seems to be the going difference? Just wondered what others thoughts were.
On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:57:00 PM CDT, james Hosford via groups.io <jay.hosford@...> wrote:
I will take you up on that.
On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:50:57 PM CDT, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:
Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.
You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.
Maybe you should check this out.
On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote: