Date   

Re: In the market for a late model SM 2000

francesringley@...
 

And to be clear, Joel is THE man when it comes to knowing about Amels.


Ian
Loca Lola II
SM153


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

francesringley@...
 

In addition to Joel who is both knowledgeable and generous with his expertise, I would also recommend JP Bahuaud of Caraibe Yachts. We purchased Loca Lola II in 2014 and have been very satisfied. That being said, you've come to the right place. The forum is a great way to get to know about the boat which is key to make a successful purchase. Good luck!

Ian Townsend
Loca Lola II
SM153


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

karkauai
 

Any chance you could regalvanize it instead of buying new chain?  If it just looks rusty without loss of diameter, that might save quite a bit.  There are a couple of threads about this in the last few years.  Search Conversations for chain regalvanize.
Kent

On Jul 22, 2016, at 11:56 AM, Kent Robertson karkauai@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

Your gypsy should be marked to specify chain size.  If not, take your gypsy with you and confirm the chain size.  Even 1-2 mm per link can make a significant difference.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul 22, 2016, at 10:32 AM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

thank you Bill, very helpful.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

karkauai
 

Your gypsy should be marked to specify chain size.  If not, take your gypsy with you and confirm the chain size.  Even 1-2 mm per link can make a significant difference.
Kent
SM 243
Kristy


On Jul 22, 2016, at 10:32 AM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

thank you Bill, very helpful.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Jean-Pierre Germain <jgermain@...>
 

If you go for G70, you can reduce the size to 8mm without any compromise on strength

Check out Vyv Cox website; I know him personally and his knowledge is priceless. 

GL

Jean-Pierre Germain
Eleuthera SM007


On 22 Jul 2016, at 14:47, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

eric freedman
 

Peter,

If you are in the USA, McMaster Carr has it in stock.

Fair Winds

Eric

Kimberlite Amel Super Maramu #376

 

 

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 8:42 AM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

 

 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Peter Jaeger
 

thank you Bill, very helpful.


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Oh, good to know that you are in La Rochelle. You could also ask Amel for a chain supplier recommendation. 

Grade 40 chain was an ACCO grade only and may not be available. ACCO has conformed to other chain makers and now makes Grade 43 rather than 40. Either is good for your Amel. Grade 43 is better and stronger than 40...both are considered High Test. Grade 70 has a gold tint and is stronger, but overkill and possibly overweight for your bow.

I believe that in France you will see chain rated by strength category, however what you want is 10mm High Test chain with ISO4565 specifications, unless if your gypsy has been changed to 10mm with DIN 766 specifications. The difference between DIN and ISO is the "pitch" of the chain. Take a look at this photo. If this is the windlass you have, you have, it is ISO. https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/amelyachtowners/photos/albums/1454030119/lightbox/848353597?orderBy=ordinal&sortOrder=asc&photoFilter=ALL#zax/848353597

You should also download Anchor Chain, Galvanized dimensions and calibration.pdf from the Files section of the Amel Owners Group website. 
This link may work for that: 

I recommend that you buy French Made 10mm ISO High Test, beware that you may find Chinese made chain in France so be careful of super low prices and buy only from reputable sources.

Best,

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

The boat in La Rochelle

--------------------------------------------
On Fri, 7/22/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade
To: "amelyachtowners@..." <amelyachtowners@...>
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016, 12:47 PM

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@...
[amelyachtowners] <
amelyachtowners@...>
wrote:

>
>
> Hi there
>
> I have to replace my
rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL
> guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or
Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght
> 80m,
Size 10.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peter
>
> SM 003, SY WILSON
>
>
>



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

karkauai
 

Bill and Judy,
You will be sorely missed.  Congratulations on your round the world cruise, and on finding buyers so quickly.
I hope, but don't expect you to continue to follow the group and share your knowledge and experience with us.
All the best to you both.
Congratulations to Dan and Lori, you won't find a better kept and loved Amel than Bebe.

Kent
SM243
Kristy
Curaçao 


On Jul 22, 2016, at 9:07 AM, yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

 

All,


The best day of our lives was the day that we stepped aboard BeBe. She has been a wonderful home to take us to over 50 countries and sail over 35,000 miles in our journey around the world. We truly believe that we could not have made a better choice and we know that there is no other boat that we would want to sail on this journey.


Part of owning an Amel is being part of what I refer to as a group of likeminded individuals (Cult) that will accept nothing but the best. Many strive to keep their Amels ready for inspection by Captain Amel. I know that we do. The Amel Yacht Owners Group, and especially Olivier and Joel, have been very large contributors to BeBe being ready for the Captain's inspection; and we very much appreciate all of you who have contributed to the group and have helped us.

All great things must some day end and Judy and I believe that leaving BeBe should be done at a high point rather than forced to leave because of illness or the inability to properly maintain our Amel. This year is our 11th year and is certainly a high point after closing our circle around the world.

It is with a huge amount of regret that we have a contract to sell BeBe. However, we know that she is in good hands with her soon to be new owners Dan and Lori Carlson. They are members of the Amel Owners Group and they take the helm in January in the Virgin Islands.

Best,


Bill & Judy ROUSE

BeBe #387, but not for long

Trinidad


BeBe Amel Super Maramu 2003 Model #387

yahoogroups@...
 

All,


The best day of our lives was the day that we stepped aboard BeBe. She has been a wonderful home to take us to over 50 countries and sail over 35,000 miles in our journey around the world. We truly believe that we could not have made a better choice and we know that there is no other boat that we would want to sail on this journey.


Part of owning an Amel is being part of what I refer to as a group of likeminded individuals (Cult) that will accept nothing but the best. Many strive to keep their Amels ready for inspection by Captain Amel. I know that we do. The Amel Yacht Owners Group, and especially Olivier and Joel, have been very large contributors to BeBe being ready for the Captain's inspection; and we very much appreciate all of you who have contributed to the group and have helped us.

All great things must some day end and Judy and I believe that leaving BeBe should be done at a high point rather than forced to leave because of illness or the inability to properly maintain our Amel. This year is our 11th year and is certainly a high point after closing our circle around the world.

It is with a huge amount of regret that we have a contract to sell BeBe. However, we know that she is in good hands with her soon to be new owners Dan and Lori Carlson. They are members of the Amel Owners Group and they take the helm in January in the Virgin Islands.

Best,


Bill & Judy ROUSE

BeBe #387, but not for long

Trinidad


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Peter Jaeger
 

The boat in La Rochelle

--------------------------------------------

On Fri, 7/22/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@svbebe.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016, 12:47 PM

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@yahoo.com
[amelyachtowners] <
amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:

>
>
> Hi there
>
> I have to replace my
rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL
> guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or
Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght
> 80m,
Size 10.
>
> Thanks
>
> Peter
>
> SM 003, SY WILSON
>
>
>


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Anchor Chain grade

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

where are you?

Bill

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:42 PM, mallamok@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON



Anchor Chain grade

Peter Jaeger
 

Hi there

I have to replace my rusty chain on my SM. I am a quite unexperienced AMEL guy, what would you recomend, Grade 70 or Grade 40 (galvaniced).  Lenght 80m, Size 10.

Thanks

Peter

SM 003, SY WILSON


Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] AlaskaWings

James Alton
 

I have done a bit of internet research and have queried some contacts but so far have found nothing new about the fate of Morning Dove. 

James
S/V Sueno
Maramu #220

On Jul 22, 2016, at 8:45 AM, n33077@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:

Does anybody know what happened to the  Maramu from AlaskaWings?  Just curious.
Aras 
S/V FIASCO 
Sharki #163





Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Alexandre Uster von Baar
 

Thanks Bill,

This is why I started to post pictures, to help new owners like myself to be less intimidated

Alexandre



--------------------------------------------

On Fri, 7/22/16, 'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@svbebe.com [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: "amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com" <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
Date: Friday, July 22, 2016, 7:18 AM


 









Alex,
Nice detail. I wish I would have had
the same detail 10 years ago.
BillBeBe 387, but not for
long
On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at
10:42 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@gmail.com
[amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:















 









Great documentation. This will make
your life much easier.   With best
regards, Mark Super Maramu
2000Hull
#275www.creampuff.usCurrently
cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane
season From: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com]

Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:09
PM
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re:
[Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter
Installation  
Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary
and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea
AC Multimeter.

Electricity
is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was
an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow
fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete
installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico
de San Juan, Puerto Rico

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@yahoogroups.com>
wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel
Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@yahoogroups.com
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension
on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an
issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to
minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something
already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of
twists per inch
but just roughly match what
is already there.  The AC on
the line you
are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised
that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement
about line extension. They are
a very
responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you
find out
anything to the contrary, please
let us know.
This was one of the best
upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts
to assure we aren't
overloading
anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no
questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona


































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Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Alex,

Nice detail. I wish I would have had the same detail 10 years ago.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 10:42 PM, 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Great documentation. This will make your life much easier.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Super Maramu 2000

Hull #275

www.creampuff.us

Currently cruising:  Tampa Bay for hurricane season

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2016 6:09 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...


Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation

 

 

Good afternoon,

First of all thanks to Gary and Bill for recommending and helping me with the Blue Sea AC Multimeter.

Electricity is not my strong point, so as described in the link, it was an interesting experience to learn about fast versus slow fuse as well as other differences.

For those interested, I just added the complete installation on the Blue Sea AC Multimeter
http://nikimat.com/blue_sea_ac_multimeter_8247.html

Sincerely, Alexandre
SM2K #289 NIKIMAT
Club Nautico de San Juan, Puerto Rico

--------------------------------------------
On Mon, 6/13/16, amelliahona <no_reply@...> wrote:

Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Blue Sea AC Multimeter Installation
To: amelyachtowners@...
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016, 8:26 PM


 









Hi Alexandre, I can confirm that an extension on
the ammeter (torrid) wires will not be an issue. Do use a
twisted pair of wires to minimize RF noise being broadcast
(something already twisted or you can make your own twisted
pair). Not terribly critical the number of twists per inch
but just roughly match what is already there.  The AC on
the line you are measuring induces a small current in the
lines going to the meter.  I'm surprised that BlueSea
doesn't make a statement about line extension. They are
a very responsive company and I would bet a phone call to
their tech support would confirm this.  If you find out
anything to the contrary, please let us know.
This was one of the best upgrades I
made and we usually monitor watts to assure we aren't
overloading anything. The first one I bought lasted 6 mo and
the display failed. They replaced no questions
asked.
All the
best, Gary Silvers/v Liahona




Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Patrick McAneny
 

Craig, I will remember to avoid having any work done in West Palm Beach . At an hourly rate of $235.00 ,I assume he could replace a heart valve as well as a vhf radio or chartplotter . I would consider doing the work myself , but have already made a commitment to the mechanic and arranged for a  haul out .
Pat SM#123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners
Sent: Fri, Jul 22, 2016 7:03 am
Subject: Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

 
Hi Pat,
Yes, it was crazy high. Same situation as yours, with Pantaenius paying for nearby lightning damage. Boat was on a freighter so it was shipper's Pantaenius policy for "marine cargo" insurance. As such, they apply full depreciation to equipment (unlike their "Yacht Policy" which is new-for-old) so they paid $7233.00 for equipment but full amount for installation. (Actually the installation labor rate was $235/hr from a West Palm Beach installer, recommended, amazingly, by the insurance adjuster.) They sent the check to me, and I took the installation job myself - sorry guys. (For completeness, there was some other equipment involved.)
Cheers,
Craig, SN#68, Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

Craig, That's a crazy high quote. My i nstallation is being covered by Pantaenius Insurance ,( which has been prompt and fair ), due to a lightning strike , not a direct hit , but must have been very close. The settlement  includes the mechanics time , and I expect the insurance co. expects those monies to go to him. If I was just upgrading my boat, believe me , I also would be doing my own installation. I also find it hard to pay anyone $100.00/hr. for something that I can do.

Pat SM123


-----Original Message-----
From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 12:18 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

 
Hi Pat,
Other replies have given you good input on B&G, which I think is still great. Your "ton of money" quote from your mechanic is interesting. I got a $64,000 quote. It included about $14,000 of equipment and the rest was labor. Believe me, this stuff is not rocket science, installation is easy plug and play and if you run the wires and install the units yourself you'll know where to look for future troubleshooting. B&G has excellent free tech support and can talk you through any issues you may encounter. Then again, I'm a DIY guy and hate to pay $100 an hour to mechanics.  (I did have one come out after I did the installation to "bless it" so I could get an extra year of warranty - he had good generic knowledge, but had to call B&G support to find out how to set parameters.)< /div>

If you do go B&G, their WR10 handheld Bluetooth remote Autopilot Controller is super and let's you move arou nd the boat while still being able to steer. If you'd like more details about what my system looks like, send a pm. And if you want a real expert, go to Francesco on Perigrinus!

Cheers,
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



---In amelyachtowners@..., wrote :

I will be replacing all of my instruments. The mechanic doing the work ,Its a ton of moneysuggest I go with B&G as opposed to Furuno chartplotters and raymarine instruments that I have now. I know the Amels came with B&G instruments , but did they also come with B&G chartplotters and radar ? What autopilot ? I think B&G was sold , are they still a quality instrument ? Its a ton of money and I want to make the right choices. I guess it makes it easier to integrate if everything is one brand. Go all Furuno or all B&G , any thoughts .

Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans # 123



AlaskaWings

n33077@...
 

Does anybody know what happened to the  Maramu from AlaskaWings?  Just curious.
Aras
S/V FIASCO
Sharki #163



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

Craig Briggs
 

Hi Pat,
Yes, it was crazy high. Same situation as yours, with Pantaenius paying for nearby lightning damage. Boat was on a freighter so it was shipper's Pantaenius policy for "marine cargo" insurance. As such, they apply full depreciation to equipment (unlike their "Yacht Policy" which is new-for-old) so they paid $7233.00 for equipment but full amount for installation. (Actually the installation labor rate was $235/hr from a West Palm Beach installer, recommended, amazingly, by the insurance adjuster.) They sent the check to me, and I took the installation job myself - sorry guys. (For completeness, there was some other equipment involved.)
Cheers,
Craig, SN#68, Sangaris


---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

Craig, That's a crazy high quote. My installation is being covered by Pantaenius Insurance ,( which has been prompt and fair ), due to a lightning strike , not a direct hit , but must have been very close. The settlement  includes the mechanics time , and I expect the insurance co. expects those monies to go to him. If I was just upgrading my boat, believe me , I also would be doing my own installation. I also find it hard to pay anyone $100.00/hr. for something that I can do.

Pat SM123


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From: sangaris@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...>
To: amelyachtowners <amelyachtowners@...>
Sent: Thu, Jul 21, 2016 12:18 pm
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Original instruments

 
Hi Pat,
Other replies have given you good input on B&G, which I think is still great. Your "ton of money" quote from your mechanic is interesting. I got a $64,000 quote. It included about $14,000 of equipment and the rest was labor. Believe me, this stuff is not rocket science, installation is easy plug and play and if you run the wires and install the units yourself you'll know where to look for future troubleshooting. B&G has excellent free tech support and can talk you through any issues you may encounter. Then again, I'm a DIY guy and hate to pay $100 an hour to mechanics.  (I did have one come out after I did the installation to "bless it" so I could get an extra year of warranty - he had good generic knowledge, but had to call B&G support to find out how to set parameters.)

If you do go B&G, their WR10 handheld Bluetooth remote Autopilot Controller is super and let's you move arou nd the boat while still being able to steer. If you'd like more details about what my system looks like, send a pm. And if you want a real expert, go to Francesco on Perigrinus!

Cheers,
Craig, SN#68 Sangaris



---In amelyachtowners@..., <sailw32@...> wrote :

I will be replacing all of my instruments. The mechanic doing the work ,Its a ton of moneysuggest I go with B&G as opposed to Furuno chartplotters and raymarine instruments that I have now. I know the Amels came with B&G instruments , but did they also come with B&G chartplotters and radar ? What autopilot ? I think B&G was sold , are they still a quality instrument ? Its a ton of money and I want to make the right choices. I guess it makes it easier to integrate if everything is one brand. Go all Furuno or all B&G , any thoughts .

Thanks,
Pat
SM Shenanigans # 123



Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] In the market for a late model SM 2000

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>
 

Jamie,

Judy and my time on/with BeBe is limited. All great things must end.

I will post more about this when it is appropriate.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 10:41 AM, James Wendell ms42phantom54@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 

Bill, I just noticed your tag line there - "but not for long." Are you going to sell BeBe?
Jamie
 
s/v Phantom Amel 54 #044


On Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:32 PM, "'Bill & Judy Rouse' yahoogroups@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Paul,

Joel Potter will be the best source for the best Amel...no doubt about it.

Bill
BeBe 387, but not for long
Trinidad

On Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 4:04 PM, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:
 
Thank you for the warm welcome Bill.

I received that same advice a while back and have acted on it.  I have met Joel and he is actively looking for me.  I wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of Joel.  I have been very impressed with his knowledge of the Amels and his character.

I put this post out there as I have come to realize that sometime, some really good boats don’t ever make into his stables.  Some deals get done on the golf course.  Hence, I’m trying to cover all my bases.

Thanks again for the warm welcome I look forward to getting to know many of you in the future.

Paul Stascavage
SM# ???
Connecticut


On Thursday, July 21, 2016 11:47 AM, "Bill Kinney greatketch@... [amelyachtowners]" <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


 
Paul,

Welcome, and good luck with your search.  

I will give you the same excellent advice I got from the people here when I was in your shoes. If you are considering a boat located in North America you should contact Joel Potter (jfpottercyc (at) att (dot) net)  He is a broker who specializes in Amels and is an honest and straightforward guy. He is picky about which boat he lists. He’ll steer you to a boat that will meet your needs, and is a font of knowledge about Amels in general and also about individual boats and their histories.


Bill Kinney
SM #160, Harmonie
Highlands, NJ
“Ships and men rot in port."





On Jul 21, 2016, at 11:31, Paul pstas2003@... [amelyachtowners] <amelyachtowners@...> wrote:


I have joined this group for the sole purpose of eventually becoming a real member.  I am an Amel Yacht Owner Wanabe.  

I am in the market for a late model SM 2000 (preferably 2003-2005 but will consider 2000+)  Should any of you know someone who is even talking about plans to swallow the anchor, even if it’s a year or more in the future, please let me know about it.  I would be most appreciative.

Paul