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Old 11-12-2018, 00:09   #31
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Thanks for posting, can almost feel your excitement. What a cool boat, just awesome, well done.
You are welcome! I am very excited to take delivery and cruise the Med. I am also looking forward to the week long handover instruction.

Everything about this boat and company felt just right for us.
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Great thread, thanks for posting. I know it takes a bit of work to do worth it though because they are always very interesting to read. Do let us know the name - we will be heading to the Med next year and I will keep a lookout!
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Old 11-12-2018, 00:22   #33
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What an impressive yacht! I'm very impressed with Amel. Looks to me like you made an excellent choice. And the 'fake' teak decks looked quite good, in fact.
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We had no sailboat experience... So, we took an on-boat sailing course on a Catalina 30. We really enjoyed it and could manage the boat with ease. We later purchased a Catalina 22, which I still thoroughly enjoy, to practice on. I am convinced that a small monohull sailboat is the best way to learn how to sail, as the boat lets you know about every mistake you make.




Preach this!


Not much worse that recently retired or new-found money buying a large boat thinking they'll just "figure it out". These are the morons who cause all sorts of problems, but of course it's always somebody else's fault.


Glad to see you're both financially fortunate and intelligent.
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Old 11-12-2018, 04:52   #35
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Very nice and interesting pics and comments. Thanks!
I do share your interest in well-built, reliable boats. I never stop enjoying the quality of my Najad, the only thing I would change if it would make sense is the teak deck - itís now 18 year old and ageing a bit :-/ So all good choices made by Amel indeed.
Best wishes for the ę*knowledge share*Ľ week, Iím sure it will be an amazing learning experience!
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Old 11-12-2018, 07:00   #36
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Great thread, thanks for posting. I know it takes a bit of work to do worth it though because they are always very interesting to read. Do let us know the name - we will be heading to the Med next year and I will keep a lookout!
Thank you! We are struggling with the name... We made a commitment to decide by the end of the year. I will let you know. We'll start from La Rochelle end of May 2019 and go East. No other solid plans yet. I have all the pilot books already and I am researching. Any input is welcome!


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What an impressive yacht! I'm very impressed with Amel. Looks to me like you made an excellent choice. And the 'fake' teak decks looked quite good, in fact.
Thank you! We like the 'fake' teak also. It is a signature Amel item to simplify maintenance. I forgot to mention that Amel will use King Starboard on our boat, instead of teak, for the seats/steps, outside the cockpit. I replaced the stock Lagoon wooden bow seats with King Starboard and they were perfect. Very easy to make using the stock parts as a pattern.

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Preach this!

Not much worse that recently retired or new-found money buying a large boat thinking they'll just "figure it out". These are the morons who cause all sorts of problems, but of course it's always somebody else's fault.

Glad to see you're both financially fortunate and intelligent.
Thank you! I am trying. One thing I love about sailing is that I learn something new every time I sail or talk to another sailor. When I was in the S. Pacific, I was so humbled by the knowledge of fellow cruisers. I was so 'green', it was funny... I always say, when I stop learning, I will be dead...


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Very nice and interesting pics and comments. Thanks!
I do share your interest in well-built, reliable boats. I never stop enjoying the quality of my Najad, the only thing I would change if it would make sense is the teak deck - itís now 18 year old and ageing a bit :-/ So all good choices made by Amel indeed.
Best wishes for the ę*knowledge share*Ľ week, Iím sure it will be an amazing learning experience!
Thank you! Najad makes great boats that mean business.
I cannot wait for the handover week. I've never done Med mooring before and twin rudders make going astern fun... Fortunately, the 50 has a strong bow thruster. I plan to take the boat apart to see and understand as much as possible.
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boom23, is the Amel 50 insulated other than the core? How thick is the core?
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This thread needs pictures!!!!
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boom23, is the Amel 50 insulated other than the core? How thick is the core?
The Amel 50 does not have any other insulation, other than the foam core and I do not know the thickness. I assumed, maybe incorrectly, that there is a standard thickness core that builders use.

When I was in La Rochelle about a month ago, at the Amel dock area, I saw an Amel 55 setup for cold climates. It had a reinforced (thicker) bow area around the waterline and a windshield wiper (which I took a picture of as it was an interesting add on). I did not write down the boat name.

Amel is good at answering questions. If you want, you can contact them here: Contact Amel
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This thread needs pictures!!!!
Ha Ha! Funny that you mention that because I have a lot more pictures and videos...
I thought that pictures can speak better about the build process.
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It's good to hear that Amel is receptive to owners wanting a few changes during the build.

DeepFrz if you do happen to contact Amel about the coring, can you ask for the lamination schedule too? I'd love to hear what they are build the hulls with.

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Great thread! Thanks for posting. Envious to say the least! I owe my PE firm for about an hour of their time back I've spent inspecting all of the cool features of the yacht and the factory. The Delos crew did a factory tour and interviewed some of the staff in this video blog Same message you are making about the culture of the firm. Great cultures, not companies make great products.
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Ha Ha! Funny that you mention that because I have a lot more pictures and videos...
I thought that pictures can speak better about the build process.
I only mention it because of your posts that look like they are supposed to be captions to pictures but there aren't any pictures.

The only picture in this thread is the drawing of the interior layout...

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I only mention it because of your posts that look like they are supposed to be captions to pictures but there aren't any pictures.

The only picture in this thread is the drawing of the interior layout...

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Does anyone else have this problem?
There are many pictures in each post and they show up for me.
Maybe the moderators can help out?

Let me know.
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Does anyone else have this problem?
There are many pictures in each post and they show up for me.
Maybe the moderators can help out?

Let me know.
I can see them, they look exactly the same as in my build thread so I hope mine are showing up for those that are reading it!!
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