Annapolis Open Boat Saturday 10/16 4-8pm


Karen Smith
 

Everyone is invited to visit our boat Harmonie, Amel Super Maramu #160, on Saturday October 16 from 4-8pm on the dock at Bert Jabins Yacht Yard in Annapolis. Current and future owners please do come.

It’s always a pleasure to meet current and new Amelians and talk all things boat!

An RSVP is requested to KLS6917@...

Vaccinated or masks requested


Denis Angleton
 

Karen, Thanks for the gracious offer, I just messaged you and hope to be able to meet you in Annapolis.


Justin Maguire
 

For those of you looking – my amel 50 will be the amel show boat at Annapolis.

 

 

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From: Denis Angleton
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 2:18 PM
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Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Annapolis Open Boat Saturday 10/16 4-8pm

 

Karen, Thanks for the gracious offer, I just messaged you and hope to be able to meet you in Annapolis.

 


Paul Harries
 

Thinking of attending, any advice on best day to visit? Nothing on Amel site, is it necessary to prebook tour?
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Bill Kinney
 

Paul,

We have been going to the Annapolis Show for many years.  It seems everybody has their own approach, but we prefer the "Preview day" on Thursday as the best day to conduct real business.  In general, Saturday is the WORST with crowds of "gopher whistles" clogging the docks. The last day can be a good day for negotiating bargains if vendors have demo product they would prefer not to take home. (Not likely true of the Amel 50, however ;) )

I assume if you wanted details or to make an appointment for a "serious" viewing you would do well to contact Amel's US East Coast Brokers, McMichael Yacht Brokers in NY.  In the past years, pre-booking before the show hasn't been needed for a tour of Amel's boats.

Bill Kinney
SM160, Harmonie
Slowly Northbound in the Chesapeake...


amelforme
 

Hi Paul. Here is the view from the broker’s side of boat shows. I have presented boats in about 130 boat shows over a 45 year period. The best day to attend is the VIP day, usually at the beginning of the show. A premium ticket price culls the herd somewhat so waiting time to get aboard the most interesting boats is usually not very long. Sales staff usually pay extra attention to VIP day lookers AND to folks who show up on Monday if that is when the show ends. Especially if it is raining… Soggy Monday lookers are usually getting close to decision time.

 

Never hurts to send an email to any boat builder you have a solid interest in asking what their policy is to register for a showing. Be fair. If there is no way you would consider a new boat purchase, don’t pretend you would and spend hours with sales staff. We sales people develop a sixth sense about this in such an opportunity rich environment and can generally pinpoint those who would play ‘Stroke the Broker”. Represent your interests honestly and you can expect the broker to be equally as honest with his presentation.

 

Boat shows are a wonderful place to look at gear-equipment as well. Plan on a day just to visit all the booths. You can learn a lot from vendors who are knowledgeable about what they are peddling.

 

Have fun.

 

All the best,

Joel

 

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From: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io <main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io> On Behalf Of Paul Harries via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 9:13 PM
To: main@AmelYachtOwners.groups.io
Subject: Re: [AmelYachtOwners] Annapolis Open Boat Saturday 10/16 4-8pm

 

Thinking of attending, any advice on best day to visit? Nothing on Amel site, is it necessary to prebook tour?
--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Paul Harries
 

Thanks Joel
I am not in market for a 50.
If it were not for covid and associated hassles I would be seriously looking for a 54 or possibly an SM 
My goal from a show visit would be to get a better appreciation of Amel philosophy. See what it looks like new. Get an idea of how Amel feel lithium and solar should be ideally implimented. Does that make me a time waster from Amel perspective? If not who should I contact at Amel prior to show?

As a result of Covid timelines have gone out the window, Admiral's fear is of getting stuck overseas and not being able to return if kids needed her.

One thing I have gleamed is that unless Admiral is happy cruising is miserable.



--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer


Scott SV Tengah
 

Paul,

To assuage the Admiral's fears, we've been cruising more or less full time since 2018 and were in Panama when covid hit. Sailed to Hawaii, had a great 6 months and then sailed to French Polynesia, which we love.

We left the boat during the January worldwide surge and I (as an American) had no trouble getting into Europe despite the travel ban.

Sadly there's a surge here now and tomorrow, we are flying from Tahiti to the US and then to Europe. The bigger issue is that many maritime borders are closed. But that's surmountable too as we got into FP via a 2 page exemption form. When there's a will, there's a way. 

Karen - Sorry for thread drift.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com


Paul Harries
 

Thanks Scott.
The problem with fear is that it has an irrational component and so defies logic.
Strange times. Delighted you got down to French Polynesia.
Paul


On Wed, Aug 25, 2021 at 22:28, Scott SV Tengah
<Scott.nguyen@...> wrote:
Paul,

To assuage the Admiral's fears, we've been cruising more or less full time since 2018 and were in Panama when covid hit. Sailed to Hawaii, had a great 6 months and then sailed to French Polynesia, which we love.

We left the boat during the January worldwide surge and I (as an American) had no trouble getting into Europe despite the travel ban.

Sadly there's a surge here now and tomorrow, we are flying from Tahiti to the US and then to Europe. The bigger issue is that many maritime borders are closed. But that's surmountable too as we got into FP via a 2 page exemption form. When there's a will, there's a way. 

Karen - Sorry for thread drift.

--
Scott 
2007 A54 #69
SV Tengah
http://www.svtengah.com

--
Paul Harries
Prospective Amel Buyer