Re: Tender Amel 54 #dinghy

Mohammad Shirloo

Thanks Arnold.


Which manufacturer, model and size did you end up? What size outboard? What has been your general experience in ride, comfort dryness etc.?


Happy Sailing;



Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099


From: <> On Behalf Of Arnold Mente via
Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 3:33 AM
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Tender Amel 54


Hi, here my personal ranking in quality:


Company                                                                             Prod. in


1. R.I.B. Line Pischel (D)                 Germany

2. Caribe                                                                              Venezuela

3. AB                                                                     Colombia

4. ZAR Tender (I)                                              China

5. Highfield (AU)                                               China

6. Nautend (GR)                                China

7. Zodiac (F)                                                       China

8. 3D-Tender (F)                                               China

9. Plastimo (F)                                                   China


All manufactures offering Hypalon, the first 3 only Hypalon!





SV Zephyr

SM 203


Am 06.10.2020 um 10:09 schrieb Ian Park <parkianj@...>:


My PVC dinghy suffered and expired in the Caribbean and we were recommended Highfield which we bought in hypalon. Pleased with it although no longer in the Caribbean. If headed there, most cruisers fit ‘chaps’ which IMO are worth the expense ( also an engine ‘chap’). Hypalon seems to be the best choice for tropical climate. 


Ocean Hobo SN96

North Wales



SY Zephyr SM203

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