Re: ACMO Rigging - Standing Rigging Supplier to Amel for 40 years

Ian Townsend

Well done Bill and thank you. Great news for our entire community, as usual. 

Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II

On May 25, 2022, at 6:41 PM, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


I am very pleased to announce that I am in direct contact with Philippe Gazzurelli, owner of ACMO France. His company has recently experienced difficulties beginning with COVID, then with Supply Chain issues which continue to be a problem. Additionally, ACMO recently lost the rigging contract with Amel because of price. At about the same time, ACMO lost a key employee, Laetitia Boudon, who many of us got to know very well.

None of the above issues has changed anything in terms of my preference for ACMO quality and accuracy for Amel yachts. Today I made an agreement with M Gazzurelli that normally would benefit only my clients, however because of its significance I want to share it with all of you that own an Amel so that you may benefit also. If you mention my name as the person who referred you, ACMO will discount the rigging by 10% and this discount will be shown on the invoice. This is significantly better than we had in the past. More...

I need to explain this discount more to those of you who are not clients of mine. About 4 years ago I began to negotiate discounts for my clients with suppliers that I had personally used before. I was successful with every supplier I approached and today I am proud to say that I have done this with over 40 marine suppliers, worldwide, with the majority being in Europe and North America. The discounts range from 5% to 20%. I estimate that I have saved Amel owners between 250,000 and 500,000 €. I refuse any commissions or incentives from these suppliers and have received nothing from any of them.

Although all 40 of these vendors are available to my clients, only standing rigging from ACMO and sails from QSails & Incidence is available to all of the members of the Amel Yacht Owners Group.

If any of you have any questions about any of this, please contact me at brouse@....


CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

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