Originally Posted by noelex 77
A lot of their parts
are custom. If you break anything say a furler
you don't find a local Profurler dealer you ring Amel and they ship the part out to you.
The good news is that the customer service
is excellent, the factory knows exactly what part is needed because all the boats are identical.
Like everything about the boat it is very different to a normal production boat.
We became friends with a German couple that had a 46. It was a rare version that was not a ketch
. Oddly, all Amel done was make the boom longer so it had the same area as a the main and mizzen on the ketch
version. Which makes you wonder what the point of the ketch is really.
His in mast furler
did break. He contacted Amel and they said the part was custom Amel, as is every part on the boat. After some research
he was able to determine the actual manufacturer and buy the part for 1/4 of the Amel price
The boats are probably not that good looking thanks to the fact the designer
was blind! The fit and quality of the vessel is second to none. However we absolutely smoked them in our hunter
. Pic as we passed them.