Re: [Amel] looks like somebody stole the maramu hull mold.


Howard Berger
 

The listing (in German) says the boat's builder was a predecessor to Amel.

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: jfpottercys@...
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2011 15:36:15 -0400
Subject: RE: [Amel] looks like somebody stole the maramu hull mold.




























There is no truth to any statement in this yachts listing saying it is in

any way related to an Amel. The yard that built it was a small French

shipyard that built a limited number of rather high quality cruising

sailboats of which I sold a few on the brokerage market in the 1980's. I

showed one of these to George Day, the past editor of Cruising World now

the editor of Blue Water Sailing, many years ago before he took his family

on a circumnavigation. They eventually selected a Mason 43' for their voyage

but George was impressed with the strength and attention to detail that was

very evident. I believe that perhaps the yards name is spelled incorrectly

in this listing and any reference to this having any relation to the Amel

Shipyard simply is not true in any way.



Sweet boat but NOT an Amel.



All the best,



Joel F. Potter



Joel F. Potter - Cruising Yacht Specialist, LLC



Amel's Sole Associate for the Americas



Mailing Address: 401 East Las Olas Boulevard #130-126



Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301



Phone: (954) 462-5869 Cell: (954) 812-2485



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From: amelyachtowners@...

[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of eric

Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 2:18 PM

To: amelyachtowners@...

Subject: [Amel] looks like somebody stole the maramu hull mold.



stumbled across this on yachtworld.



not interested in buying it but i'm kinda surprised to find a amel look

alike, yet kinda surprised that a yard in China didn't try to copy the boat.



Any thoughts?



http://www.yachtworld.com/core/listing/photoGallery.jsp?slim=quick

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=USD&units=Feet&seo=0&checked_boats=2378094&boat_id=2378094&back=/core/boats

/1980/Amel-Nautic-Saintonge-44-2378094/Mallorca/Spain&boat_id=2378094>

&currency=USD&units=Feet&seo=0&checked_boats=2378094&boat_id=2378094&back=/c

ore/boats/1980/Amel-Nautic-Saintonge-44-2378094/Mallorca/Spain&boat_id=23780

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