[Amel Yacht Owners] Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?


Patrick McAneny
 

I have had limited sailing on Cats and then not on an ocean . One big con is the additional cleaning which was just mentioned , I have often made that comment to my wife as a reason that I would not own a cat. However as someone that has always loved sailboats and cannot take my eyes off of a beautiful boat , especially if sailing , slightly heeled ... well I will just say , I don't remember ever staring at the lines of a cat , at least not more than a minute. When is the last time you saw a cat depicted in a painting . It may not be the most important reason for choosing a monohull , but it is one reason.
Pat SM #123


-----Original Message-----
From: 'Mark Erdos' mcerdos@... [amelyachtowners]
To: amelyachtowners Sent: Wed, Jan 25, 2017 6:33 am
Subject: RE: [Amel Yacht Owners] Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?

 
Porter,
 
I will not be trapped into the cat vs mono debate. Both have advantages.
 
You need to make up your own mind about the boat that is fits YOUR needs. Only YOU can do this. You do not mention where you plan to sail. This alone should seriously sway you. If you plan to spend a lot of time on the oceans of the world then, buy a boat suited for that. It you plan to island hop the Caribbean then, buy a boat suited for that. If you plan to do coastal cruising, then buy a boat suited for that.
 
 
 
With best regards,
 
Mark
 
Skipper
Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff
SM2K #275 - Currently cruising: Ft Lauderdale, FL
 
 
 
From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 9:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?
 
 
Let me start by again thanking you for all your help along the way.
 
I’d set to purchasing an AMEL54  and am quite committed, researched the brand and boat for a long time now.  
 
Recently a friend and long time sailor also professional captain of a 200’ private yacht commented after i showed him the AMEL 54:
 
Having lived on my own sailboat and worked for years on other owners sailboats, I highly recommend you looking into a Catamaran!  Like the one the listing broker has like a Lagoon 500!
You get twice the space, 2 engines, they are faster and have a shallow draft for anchoring in many places you will not get into with a mono-hull.  The salon and aft outside seating area are very roomy so you don't get cramped.  Mono-hull's you are always sleeping at a angle and cooking too.  I would never run one again just because of not being able to relax more like you can with a Cat hull.  The only down-side is that you usually need to be docked on the end or T-head of the marinas because of how much wider their beam is.    The best part of sailing is getting to the next destination and relaxing and enjoying the freedom of where you are.  The Cat-hull lets you stretch-out and really enjoy where you are with much more inside and outside space.  
If you have not tried one, I think you should go charter for 2-3 days a Catamaran in the BVI's then a Mono-hull and see what you think!  
You are about to spend a-lot of money and do a major life change.  I just don't want you to jump into it without trying all the options available. I have spent years and thousands of miles on Mono-hull sailboats and would never do it again with the great Catamaran options that are out there. 
 
I am about to pull the trigger, am I making the right choice?
I was pretty certain i was until the above response.
 
 
Could you lend me your thoughts?
 
Were a family of four with plans for an around the world cruise for at least 4 years.  
Am i making a mistake?  I am the kind of person who once he makes a decision then makes certain it's the right one and goes with it.  
 
Its very much appreciated.
 
Thank you again Porter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Mark Erdos
 

Porter,

 

I will not be trapped into the cat vs mono debate. Both have advantages.

 

You need to make up your own mind about the boat that is fits YOUR needs. Only YOU can do this. You do not mention where you plan to sail. This alone should seriously sway you. If you plan to spend a lot of time on the oceans of the world then, buy a boat suited for that. It you plan to island hop the Caribbean then, buy a boat suited for that. If you plan to do coastal cruising, then buy a boat suited for that.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Yacht: Cream Puff

SM2K #275 - Currently cruising: Ft Lauderdale, FL

 

 

www.creampuff.us

 

From: amelyachtowners@... [mailto:amelyachtowners@...]
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2017 9:38 PM
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Is a Monohull (AMEL) the right choice?

 

 

Let me start by again thanking you for all your help along the way.

 

I’d set to purchasing an AMEL54  and am quite committed, researched the brand and boat for a long time now.  

 

Recently a friend and long time sailor also professional captain of a 200’ private yacht commented after i showed him the AMEL 54:

 

Having lived on my own sailboat and worked for years on other owners sailboats, I highly recommend you looking into a Catamaran!  Like the one the listing broker has like a Lagoon 500!

You get twice the space, 2 engines, they are faster and have a shallow draft for anchoring in many places you will not get into with a mono-hull.  The salon and aft outside seating area are very roomy so you don't get cramped.  Mono-hull's you are always sleeping at a angle and cooking too.  I would never run one again just because of not being able to relax more like you can with a Cat hull.  The only down-side is that you usually need to be docked on the end or T-head of the marinas because of how much wider their beam is.    The best part of sailing is getting to the next destination and relaxing and enjoying the freedom of where you are.  The Cat-hull lets you stretch-out and really enjoy where you are with much more inside and outside space.  

If you have not tried one, I think you should go charter for 2-3 days a Catamaran in the BVI's then a Mono-hull and see what you think!  

You are about to spend a-lot of money and do a major life change.  I just don't want you to jump into it without trying all the options available. I have spent years and thousands of miles on Mono-hull sailboats and would never do it again with the great Catamaran options that are out there. 

 

I am about to pull the trigger, am I making the right choice?

I was pretty certain i was until the above response.

 

 

Could you lend me your thoughts?

 

Were a family of four with plans for an around the world cruise for at least 4 years.  

Am i making a mistake?  I am the kind of person who once he makes a decision then makes certain it's the right one and goes with it.  

 

Its very much appreciated.

 

Thank you again Porter