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sm 53 vs 54


james Hosford
 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

Thanks for your help


Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

I think you need to provide more detail if you want helpful answers.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

 

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

 

Thanks for your help


james Hosford
 


Not quite sure what details would help.   Just want to know from the group that knows the most about Amels, pros cons of the 53 vs the 54 for someone who is shopping.  Is the 54 obviously better and worth the extra money?  Little things like the switch to Bowmar furlers, that now have developed a reputation of not being as good as the Amel made ones on the 53....etc

Basically for a person that doesn't know as much , or have as much experience with Amels as you do, which would you prefer and why?

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:12:52 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:


James,

 

I think you need to provide more detail if you want helpful answers.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

 

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

 

Thanks for your help


james Hosford
 

Not quite sure what details would help.   Just want to know from the group that knows the most about Amels, pros cons of the 53 vs the 54 for someone who is shopping.  Is the 54 obviously better and worth the extra money?  Little things like the switch to Bowmar furlers, that now have developed a reputation of not being as good as the Amel made ones on the 53....etc

Basically for a person that doesn't know as much , or have as much experience with Amels as you do, which would you prefer and why?

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:12:52 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:21:22 PM CDT, james Hosford via groups.io <jay.hosford@...> wrote:



Not quite sure what details would help.   Just want to know from the group that knows the most about Amels, pros cons of the 53 vs the 54 for someone who is shopping.  Is the 54 obviously better and worth the extra money?  Little things like the switch to Bowmar furlers, that now have developed a reputation of not being as good as the Amel made ones on the 53....etc

Basically for a person that doesn't know as much , or have as much experience with Amels as you do, which would you prefer and why?
On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:12:52 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:


James,

 

I think you need to provide more detail if you want helpful answers.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

 

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

 

Thanks for your help


Ian Park
 

James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96


Mark McGovern
 

Bill Kinney and Karen Smith from Harmonie are SM owners who sailed a 54 up from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay with the owner earlier this year.  Blog post here:  https://fetchinketch.net/2020/05/17/compare-and-contrast-the-amel-54-vs-the-super-maramu/

Joel Potter owned both and has shared his thoughts on the subject on this forum several times.  Here is one I found:  https://amelyachtowners.groups.io/g/main/message/44201


--
Mark McGovern
SM #440 Cara
Deale, MD USA


 

Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

Maybe you should check this out.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:
James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96




Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

Things like, how many people in the family or sailing solo, where do you plan to sail, do you want turn-key or fixer-upper, etc.? People can then offer more tailored answers. What some people see as a pro or con may be completely different to you. For example, the main reason I would not want a 54 is it is powered by Volvo. But, if you differ in your opinion of Volvo engines, then me stating this is to you is futile. Hopefully you see my point. This is really like asking people which anchor they prefer.

 

Also, most of what you are asking can be answered by using the search feature of this group. There are several posts detailing the differences between Amels.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:21 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

 

Not quite sure what details would help.   Just want to know from the group that knows the most about Amels, pros cons of the 53 vs the 54 for someone who is shopping.  Is the 54 obviously better and worth the extra money?  Little things like the switch to Bowmar furlers, that now have developed a reputation of not being as good as the Amel made ones on the 53....etc

 

Basically for a person that doesn't know as much , or have as much experience with Amels as you do, which would you prefer and why?

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:12:52 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

 

James,

 

I think you need to provide more detail if you want helpful answers.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

 

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

 

Thanks for your help


james Hosford
 

Thanks Bill,
I will take you up on that.

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:50:57 PM CDT, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

Maybe you should check this out.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:
James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96




james Hosford
 

Mark,
That's kind of my point I'm more interested in what you see as a pro or con.  You have much more experience than I do.  Now I may decide your opinion on something isn't that big a deal in the grand scheme of things but I do think it's important to hear those opinions.   Never know what I might learn.

Cruising couple, but must be able to single hand.  Will be taking crew from time to time.  Boat will be for world cruising/live aboard.  It professional but grew up with a boaty diesel mechanic father.  Have rebuilt gasoline and diesel engines and winter chores included re varnishing our 15' wood runabout.     Don't mind a project but would like to  find a boat that has been taken care of and appreciated by their owner.

I just thought it could be informative, given the money.  Which you would buy?  If you are paying cash is the 54 worth the extra to you or would you pocket the difference and get the 53.

I was honestly all in on the 54 for but recently thought, well how many guests are you actually going to have?   Do you really like it 200g  more than the 53 which seems to be the going difference?  Just wondered what others thoughts were.  

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:57:00 PM CDT, james Hosford via groups.io <jay.hosford@...> wrote:


Thanks Bill,
I will take you up on that.

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:50:57 PM CDT, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:


Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

Maybe you should check this out.

Bill
CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School
Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 
View My Training Calendar


On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:
James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96




Courtney Gorman
 

Contact Joel Potter he is a wealth of information 
Cheers 
Courtney 
Trippin
54#101


On Jul 2, 2020, at 1:53 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



James,

 

Things like, how many people in the family or sailing solo, where do you plan to sail, do you want turn-key or fixer-upper, etc.? People can then offer more tailored answers. What some people see as a pro or con may be completely different to you. For example, the main reason I would not want a 54 is it is powered by Volvo. But, if you differ in your opinion of Volvo engines, then me stating this is to you is futile. Hopefully you see my point. This is really like asking people which anchor they prefer.

 

Also, most of what you are asking can be answered by using the search feature of this group. There are several posts detailing the differences between Amels.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:21 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

 

Not quite sure what details would help.   Just want to know from the group that knows the most about Amels, pros cons of the 53 vs the 54 for someone who is shopping.  Is the 54 obviously better and worth the extra money?  Little things like the switch to Bowmar furlers, that now have developed a reputation of not being as good as the Amel made ones on the 53....etc

 

Basically for a person that doesn't know as much , or have as much experience with Amels as you do, which would you prefer and why?

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:12:52 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

 

James,

 

I think you need to provide more detail if you want helpful answers.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

 

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

 

Thanks for your help


amelforme
 

I have owned two 53’ Super  Maramus as well as a Amel 54, as have several other people in this group and can tell you all about the differences and relative pluses an minuses. I also sold all the 53’s and 54’s that were sold to customers in North America so I am pretty familiar with why people like which one better.  

 

All the best,

Joel

 

           JOEL F. POTTER ~ CRUISING YACHT SPECIALIST, L.L.C.

                                         The Experienced AMEL Guy

UNSURPASSED AMEL MARKETING EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE

                                  Office 954-462-5869  Cell 954-812-2485

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Courtney Gorman via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 2:22 PM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

Contact Joel Potter he is a wealth of information 

Cheers 

Courtney 

Trippin

54#101



On Jul 2, 2020, at 1:53 PM, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:



James,

 

Things like, how many people in the family or sailing solo, where do you plan to sail, do you want turn-key or fixer-upper, etc.? People can then offer more tailored answers. What some people see as a pro or con may be completely different to you. For example, the main reason I would not want a 54 is it is powered by Volvo. But, if you differ in your opinion of Volvo engines, then me stating this is to you is futile. Hopefully you see my point. This is really like asking people which anchor they prefer.

 

Also, most of what you are asking can be answered by using the search feature of this group. There are several posts detailing the differences between Amels.

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 7:21 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

 

Not quite sure what details would help.   Just want to know from the group that knows the most about Amels, pros cons of the 53 vs the 54 for someone who is shopping.  Is the 54 obviously better and worth the extra money?  Little things like the switch to Bowmar furlers, that now have developed a reputation of not being as good as the Amel made ones on the 53....etc

 

Basically for a person that doesn't know as much , or have as much experience with Amels as you do, which would you prefer and why?

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:12:52 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:

 

 

James,

 

I think you need to provide more detail if you want helpful answers.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 6:31 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io
Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

How man 53 owners would trade up for a 54 if money were no object.  Why or why not?

 

Very interested in a 54 but maybe a better choice to keep the extra 200g and get a 53?

 

Thanks for your help


Mark Erdos
 

James,

 

IMO – both boats are great boats. They have multiple advantages over other production yachts. Both will get you from A to B safely.

 

You don’t state where you are located (200g is not a currency). I’m assuming you are USA. If so, Bill and Joel are great resources. If not, in Europe Olivier Beauté is a person to contact.

 

Regarding the 200g, if you are full-time cruising, this will go a long way to being able to take tours, eat out, marina stays, trips home, add a dive-tank compressor etc. For us, this is about 3 years cruising budget. But then again, this amount of money might not be that important to you.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:14 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

Mark,

That's kind of my point I'm more interested in what you see as a pro or con.  You have much more experience than I do.  Now I may decide your opinion on something isn't that big a deal in the grand scheme of things but I do think it's important to hear those opinions.   Never know what I might learn.

 

Cruising couple, but must be able to single hand.  Will be taking crew from time to time.  Boat will be for world cruising/live aboard.  It professional but grew up with a boaty diesel mechanic father.  Have rebuilt gasoline and diesel engines and winter chores included re varnishing our 15' wood runabout.     Don't mind a project but would like to  find a boat that has been taken care of and appreciated by their owner.

 

I just thought it could be informative, given the money.  Which you would buy?  If you are paying cash is the 54 worth the extra to you or would you pocket the difference and get the 53.

 

I was honestly all in on the 54 for but recently thought, well how many guests are you actually going to have?   Do you really like it 200g  more than the 53 which seems to be the going difference?  Just wondered what others thoughts were.  

 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:57:00 PM CDT, james Hosford via groups.io <jay.hosford@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks Bill,

I will take you up on that.

 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:50:57 PM CDT, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

 

 

Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

 

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

 

Maybe you should check this out.

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:

James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96



james Hosford
 

I'm sorry In America so that would be 200,000.  54's are going between 450,000 and 500,000, conservatively you can get a 53 for 200,000 less than that.  Purchase cash is separate from cruising cash, it would be nice to move that much over to the cruising amount but not necessary.  I will be retired when doing this and have good pensions coming in, the boat will be paid for.  So it does turn into, well get the more expensive boat with the nicer layout, you can't take the money with you vs is it really worth the extra money just get the 53.  Or even the 53 is better and you just don't know it yet....etc

Sorry if this offends anyone I'm not trying to be crass or offend any of our international friends.  Just weighing my purchasing options and asking questions and seemed like the group wanted to know more about my situation to be able to help


On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 01:48:28 PM CDT, Mark Erdos <mcerdos@...> wrote:


James,

 

IMO – both boats are great boats. They have multiple advantages over other production yachts. Both will get you from A to B safely.

 

You don’t state where you are located (200g is not a currency). I’m assuming you are USA. If so, Bill and Joel are great resources. If not, in Europe Olivier Beauté is a person to contact.

 

Regarding the 200g, if you are full-time cruising, this will go a long way to being able to take tours, eat out, marina stays, trips home, add a dive-tank compressor etc. For us, this is about 3 years cruising budget. But then again, this amount of money might not be that important to you.

 

 

 

With best regards,

 

Mark

 

Skipper

Sailing Vessel - Cream Puff - SM2K - #275

Currently cruising - Tahiti, French Polynesia

www.creampuff.us

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io [mailto:main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io] On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 2, 2020 8:14 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

Mark,

That's kind of my point I'm more interested in what you see as a pro or con.  You have much more experience than I do.  Now I may decide your opinion on something isn't that big a deal in the grand scheme of things but I do think it's important to hear those opinions.   Never know what I might learn.

 

Cruising couple, but must be able to single hand.  Will be taking crew from time to time.  Boat will be for world cruising/live aboard.  It professional but grew up with a boaty diesel mechanic father.  Have rebuilt gasoline and diesel engines and winter chores included re varnishing our 15' wood runabout.     Don't mind a project but would like to  find a boat that has been taken care of and appreciated by their owner.

 

I just thought it could be informative, given the money.  Which you would buy?  If you are paying cash is the 54 worth the extra to you or would you pocket the difference and get the 53.

 

I was honestly all in on the 54 for but recently thought, well how many guests are you actually going to have?   Do you really like it 200g  more than the 53 which seems to be the going difference?  Just wondered what others thoughts were.  

 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:57:00 PM CDT, james Hosford via groups.io <jay.hosford@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks Bill,

I will take you up on that.

 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:50:57 PM CDT, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

 

 

Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

 

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

 

Maybe you should check this out.

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:

James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96



Mohammad Shirloo
 

We reviewed both boats thoroughly. For us, It really came down to staysail, which we have come to use in most conditions above 25 knots apparent with wind forward of the beam,  a bit extra space due to the beam being caring aft, more spacious master cabin with walk around master bed, upgraded finishes, Washer/Dryer and availability of more newer models on the market. There are many more smaller differences, but these were the main ones for us.

 

Both boats will get you where you want to go safely and in comfort and in my opinion, only limited to the crew experience. You will get substantially more value than any other boat on the market, a great yard that stands behind their product with decades of support and a group like this that jumps in to help anyone they can. Also, you have to figure that the extra $s you pay for a 54 is not totally lost and you will, most likely, get some or most of it back at the time of sale.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of james Hosford via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 11:14 AM
To: main@amelyachtowners.groups.io; main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

Mark,

That's kind of my point I'm more interested in what you see as a pro or con.  You have much more experience than I do.  Now I may decide your opinion on something isn't that big a deal in the grand scheme of things but I do think it's important to hear those opinions.   Never know what I might learn.

 

Cruising couple, but must be able to single hand.  Will be taking crew from time to time.  Boat will be for world cruising/live aboard.  It professional but grew up with a boaty diesel mechanic father.  Have rebuilt gasoline and diesel engines and winter chores included re varnishing our 15' wood runabout.     Don't mind a project but would like to  find a boat that has been taken care of and appreciated by their owner.

 

I just thought it could be informative, given the money.  Which you would buy?  If you are paying cash is the 54 worth the extra to you or would you pocket the difference and get the 53.

 

I was honestly all in on the 54 for but recently thought, well how many guests are you actually going to have?   Do you really like it 200g  more than the 53 which seems to be the going difference?  Just wondered what others thoughts were.  

 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:57:00 PM CDT, james Hosford via groups.io <jay.hosford@...> wrote:

 

 

Thanks Bill,

I will take you up on that.

 

On Thursday, July 2, 2020, 12:50:57 PM CDT, CW Bill Rouse <brouse@...> wrote:

 

 

Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

 

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

 

Maybe you should check this out.

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

+1 832-380-4970 | brouse@...

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:

James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96



Mohammad Shirloo
 

I would definitely take Bill up on his offer. If we had access to Bill’s knowledge at the time we purchased our Amel, we would have had a much steeper learning curve.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 10:51 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

 

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

 

Maybe you should check this out.

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:

James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96



james Hosford
 

Thank you so much for the info it is greatly appreciated.  

I forgot about the staysail a lot of 53 owners have said the wish they had one 


On Jul 2, 2020, at 4:17 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



I would definitely take Bill up on his offer. If we had access to Bill’s knowledge at the time we purchased our Amel, we would have had a much steeper learning curve.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 10:51 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

 

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

 

Maybe you should check this out.

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:

James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96



james Hosford
 

Yep just waiting on a reply with a schedule,  may not be one with all the COVID going on but seems like a no brainer and money well spent to me


On Jul 2, 2020, at 4:34 PM, james Hosford via groups.io <jay.hosford@...> wrote:

Thank you so much for the info it is greatly appreciated.  

I forgot about the staysail a lot of 53 owners have said the wish they had one 


On Jul 2, 2020, at 4:17 PM, Mohammad Shirloo <mshirloo@...> wrote:



I would definitely take Bill up on his offer. If we had access to Bill’s knowledge at the time we purchased our Amel, we would have had a much steeper learning curve.

 

Happy Sailing;

 

 

Mohammad and Aty

B&B Kokomo

AMEL 54 #099

 

From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of CW Bill Rouse via groups.io
Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2020 10:51 AM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io Notification <main@amelyachtowners.groups.io>
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] sm 53 vs 54

 

Both the SM & the 54 are good Amels. There are differences, advantages, and disadvantages.

 

You may not be aware, but I offer 1 hour free consulting to non-owners of Amel yachts.

 

Maybe you should check this out.

 

Bill

CW Bill Rouse Amel Owners Yacht School

Address: 720 Winnie, Galveston Island, Texas 77550 

 

View My Training Calendar

 

 

On Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 12:38 PM Ian Park <parkianj@...> wrote:

James,
The majority of us have probably only owned one Amel. A lucky few will have upgraded to a newer model. There is much expertise in this group about each model, but I don’t think there is a font of knowledge about comparisons of pros and cons between each model.
I think you need to do some more personal research and then ask some specific questions about the ones you are interested in.

Good fortune with your research. Whatever the result, you will like most of us, be very happy with the AMEL you choose.

Ian

Ocean Hobo, Santorin 96



Trevor Lusty
 

Hi James,
                Either one will deliver what you aspire to do.  One major difference that I have witnessed several times.
Back in 2008 I spent a summer on the Amel pontoon in La Rochelle. Fascinating to watch and sometimes celebrate with new owners receiving their new 54. In every single case when they were trading out from the SM to the 54 there was a pile of their property sitting on the pontoon that came out of the SM but wouldn't fit into the 54.


james Hosford
 

Yeah I their I read somewhere the nice windows in the salon cost you storage.


On Jul 2, 2020, at 4:56 PM, Trevor Lusty <trevlusty@...> wrote:

Hi James,
                Either one will deliver what you aspire to do.  One major difference that I have witnessed several times.
Back in 2008 I spent a summer on the Amel pontoon in La Rochelle. Fascinating to watch and sometimes celebrate with new owners receiving their new 54. In every single case when they were trading out from the SM to the 54 there was a pile of their property sitting on the pontoon that came out of the SM but wouldn't fit into the 54.