Re: Tender Amel 54 #dinghy

Mohammad Shirloo

Hi Teun;


Nice to hear from you. We’re in the same “boat”. Have not been at the boat since October 2019 and hopeful that 2021 season will not be affected by COVID.


Which model of the offshore cruising tender did you end up with and what do you feel are the advantages over the inflatable ones?





Mohammad Shirloo

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From: <> On Behalf Of Teun BAAS via
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 7:15 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54


Hi Aty & Mohammad,


Hope you guys are doing well with this COVID situation – I am not sure when I can get back to the boat in AUSTRALIA but I don’t think it will be before Q2 2021.


Although you asked about the HIGHFIELD just wanted to share since I know you appreciate (very) high quality stuff. 😊


I had 5 tenders in 18 months – 2 of them were HIGHFIELDS; I will save you the story.

Best dinghy, bar none, is the Offshore Cruising Tenders. They are located in NZ and only custom build. Expensive but, in my opinion, well worth the extra $$$$$


Best Regards Teun

AMELIT – A54 #128

October 6, 2020 07:12:44




From: <> On Behalf Of Mohammad Shirloo via
Sent: Monday, October 5, 2020 23:48
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54


We are looking for a new tender, as our existing 12 year old Zodiac Classic foldable with aluminum floor planks that came with our Amel, is starting to have some of the glue joints fail. It has been a great stable ride that planes with a 20HP with 4 people. We have been considering the Highfield line and will not be onboard prior to ordering, Therefore, we would appreciate comments on the following issues:

  1. How does the CL310 or CL340 fit on the Davits?
  2. PVC or Hypalon? We will most likely be in the Med for another 3 years and then onto the Caribbean. AT this point our ongoing plan is to continue sailing West. about 6 months every year.
  3. Our existing 3.5 Meter Zodiac, does present some challenge trying to leave the dock, while Med Moored in a cross wind, if we have yachts at both sides. The tender is about 18-24 inches wider than the stern, therefore the bow on the tender can get caught in the stanchions of the adjacent yacht. In extreme conditions, we lower the tender and tow behind until we are clear of the dock and then bring the tender up on Davits. Does anyone have a better solution?
  4. What is your general impression of the quality, ride and longevity of the highfield line?
  5. What other tender lines have you used that you could recommend?

Thanks in advance for all input.

Mohammad & Aty
B&B Kokomo
Amel 54 #099

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