Re: battery balancers /A54/ Victron AGM

Peter Forbes

Bonjour Alain,

Thank you - I have seen the video - can you tell me who made it and could  they make another. Your 54 is beautiful.

I am at ppsforbes’at’



Peter Forbes
The Old Rectory 
DT11 8 DE
00447836 209730
07836 209730

On 28 Dec 2020, at 09:41, Alain Durante <info@...> wrote:



For your information,  hardtop set up on my Amel 54 #021

, photos attached.




Alain Durante



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I too am very interested in this new hardtop set up. Carango has a half (forward half) hard top which we sailed around the world but we are interested in replacing that with the Soleil Blue version. Ours has a top window so we can see the set of the main sail from the cockpit which we like. But we do not have solar panel on top because of that. 


Can someone tell us where this new hardtop was made and who owns the design.


I would like to ask prices of the manufacturer.


Can anyone help with that.



Peter Forbes


Amel 54 #035

La Rochelle

00447836 209730

07836 209730

On 27 Dec 2020, at 21:38, Brent Cameron <brentcameron61@...> wrote:

I won’t speak for the rest of the forum but I’d also be very interested in hearing about the excellent and beautiful hardtop on Soleil Blue.  For those who haven’t seen it, check out this great video.  This hard top looks like it came off the A54 assembly line. Super well done. I’d love to hear how it has worked out. 


Brent Cameron, Future Amel owner & Amel Owner's Registry Moderator

On Dec 27, 2020, 12:01 PM -0500, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...>, wrote:

Hello Ulrich;


Sorry about this question about a completely unrelated issue. But since I did not have your direct e-mail, thought I’d reach out to you  on the forum.


We are considering adding a hardtop to our 54 and would like to discuss your experience with the hard top on Soleil Bleu. Would you mind sending me an e-mail directly to mshirloo at


I apologize to the rest of the forum for this unrelated post.


Happy Sailing;



Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099


From: <> On Behalf Of ULRICH DANGELMEYER via
Sent: Sunday, December 27, 2020 4:34 AM
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] battery balancers /A54/ Victron AGM


Hello Ameliens,

I hope you are all healthy and in good spirits, wherever you are. Inspired by some comments here about better battery condition and performance, I decided to install Victron battery balancers. We have a 54 #088, and replaced all 12 service batteries in Victron AGM 110Ah deep cycle this summer. Here I have the following questions specifically to other 54 friends who have done this optimization themselves:

- where did you install these blue boxes? Directly in the battery compartment or next to the bulkhead where all the cables and the main switches are mounted?Victron recommends mounting vertically, out of the battery vapor. since I can't get directly into the boat at the moment, I have no idea where and how to mount.

- 2nd question: what is the best way to wire? Victron recommends for 12 batteries 2 balancers connected in parallel. so 1 balancer between 6 batteries. If you have better pragmatic experience, I am very grateful. Since we do not know when we come back to Greece, I would with your recommendation then provide the electrician of the marina with the parts and installation instructions, so that he can install the balancers in the meantime optimally.

I have already asked twice at Pochon, Mr. Geniteau, who make the electrical installations at all Amel. But until today unfortunately no answer or feedback get. pity.

Therefore, I hope for your tremendous practical experience and exchange in this great forum and thank you very much in advance.


For 2021, wherever you are, I wish you only the best: health, happiness and fair winds.

Stay healthy!


Best regards
"Soleil Bleu" / A54#088




Brent Cameron

Future Amel Owner & Amel Owner Registry Moderator

Oro-Medonte, Ontario, Canada

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