If you do not find exactly what you are looking for, I have several clients for whom I have designed a Custom Program. 

Free Consulting 

If you have any questions regarding anything Amel, I offer a free 1-hour consult on any subject. Ask anything you may want to ask and get experienced answers. Email me at to set a time for your 1-hour phone call.  

The Amel Course is perfect for those who are new to Amels. The course is taught aboard your Amel with as many members of the crew as desired. It is an intensive and complete training course. Attendees of Yacht School Course receive a printed and bound copy of the Amel Book (1 per boat) with weekly online updates and also receive free of additional charge 1 year of 24/7 Support and access to Yacht School Discounts on OEM parts and equivalents. Extended Support and Lifetime Support are available. The Amel Yacht School Course includes:
- Layout, storage, and watertight compartments
- Electronic navigation and interconnectivity
- Electrical systems AC & DC
- Convenience systems (A/C, washer, etc.)
- Watermaker
- Main Engine
- Amel C Drive and propeller
- Generator
- Bow Thruster – Use and Maintenance
- Freshwater system
- Greywater and Blackwater systems
- Sails and sailing techniques
- Rigging Running and Standing
- Amel Downwind Poles & Ballooners
- Windlass & Anchor Techniques
- Refrigeration
- House Batteries and 24VDC system
- Steering, rudder, and Autopilot
- Passage making techniques
- Heads and plumbing
- Spare parts management
Extra Days and Special subjects are available

Beginning 1 January 2019, Yacht School is offering the Yacht School FastTrack. If you have recently purchased your Amel,  I recommend the intensive and inclusive Amel Yacht School Course aboard your Amel. However, not everyone has the availability, time, and/or budget to take this course. If you choose to not take the Yacht School Course, the FastTrack is a pathway to gaining important operating and maintenance information. You also receive 2 years of 24/7 Support which will provide you answers to the situations you will find yourself in because of the lack of training. With the FastTrack, new owners of Amel Yachts will receive the 400-page Amel Book, 2 years of 24/7 Support, substantial Discounts on Amel OEM parts, and special access to the Online Amel BookExtended Support and Lifetime Support are available.

I now offer an Amel 7-day Learning Cruise aboard an Amel with an owner/captain at almost any part of the world. The learning portion will follow an Amel Owners Yacht School approved Orientation Learning Outline. This Cruise will include a copy 400-page Amel Book, as well as, an Amel Owners Yacht School "Certificate of Completion." Hosts Available Worldwide: US, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Pacific, French Polynesia, Australia, New Zealand, Panama Canal crossing between December 2019 - January 2020, and Atlantic Crossing from the Canary Islands to Martinique.
Experienced Owners Package  
Support, Amel Book, Updates, & Discounts This is for experienced Amel Yacht Owners who have owned their Amel for 1 year, or longer. Because they have 1-year experience with their Amel, they qualify to purchase Support including The Amel Book at special pricing. These Clients also qualify for Yacht School Vendor Discounts on Amel OEM and quality OEM substitute systems and parts. Extended Support and Lifetime Support are available.

Amel Yachts are the safest and most comfortable yachts in their class to cross
oceans and explore the world. Amel's components and systems are supplied by some of the best sources available. Amel's goal has always been to engineer the yacht, including the components and systems, in a logical, simple, and straightforward manner. This makes maintaining an Amel a joy rather than a chore. Your neighbors at anchor will be sweating while repairing many failures, while aboard your Amel, you and your sailing partner enjoy the surroundings and a beautiful sunset. However, any yacht completely equipped with the best systems can be a challenge to understand, maintain, and repair, especially in unfamiliar places. I believe having your personal consultant available for your Support is, at least, comforting, and sometimes, "priceless." Extended Support and Lifetime Support are available.

Lifetime Support 
(as long as you own your Amel) is available to most

clients. Included in Lifetime 24/7 Support is a new Amel Book each time there is a major new printing of the book, special access online to a realtime Amel Book, and Transshipment of Parts purchased from US retailers such as Amazon via DHL to anywhere in the world, charging only for the cost of transport to you. If you opt-out of the mailings of each time there is a major new printing of the book, the price is reduced by $300. NEW All Lifetime Support Clients receive special access to the Online Amel Book and when they are ready to sell their Amel, will be given absolutely free of charge a Pre-Sale Review. This is at least a $500 bonus. The Yacht School Lifetime Support solves the biggest challenges I had while cruising around the world: Knowing what to do, how to do it, and being able to get what I wanted and needed

Extended Support is available to those owners who have completed 1 year of Support and want to continue on a yearly subscription. Those owners who purchase 2 years or more of 24/7 Support receive special access to the Online Amel Book.

Single Incident Support is available to any owner at any time, regardless of whether he has an Amel Book, has taken any Amel Course, or is an Amel Owners Yacht School client. 

I wrote this 400 page "Amel Book." I have it color printed on 100-pound gloss cardstock paper and 100-pound matte paper. It is 3-hole punched and inserted in a custom 3-ring binder with custom tabs. This book is an operation and maintenance reference-guide for many Amel models with the majority of the content pertaining to Amel Super Maramus and Amel 54s. Santorin and Amel 55 owners will find many common items.  The Amel Book will guide you through the most common maintenance and repair procedures, as well as, many operations procedures. Updates to the book are made frequently and are available to the Amel Book holders on this website on the CLIENT ACCESS tab. The Amel Book has recently been changed to a 3-ring binder book which allows additions and deletions as necessary. Many Yacht School clients submit ideas, photos, challenges, and solutions, which I incorporate in the next printing of the Amel Book. These new or revised pages are downloadable online to current Amel Book holders. This results in as many as 100 actual Amel operator experiences, resulting in the best and most complete source of operation and maintenance instructions and experiences available to the owners of Amel yachts.

The September 2020 printing of the Amel Book is available for shipping. Since the February 2019 printing, there have been 41 pages added and 101 pages updated. As the SM and 54 get older, there are things that have never needed attention before. For instance, in the September printing, there are 9 pages devoted to Steering Rack and Steering Cable service, maintenance, and replacement. This new printing includes all of the pages added since February 2019 AND includes over 260 "Pearls of Wisdom" from Bill Rouse and other experienced Amel owners. It also includes several "Amel Factoid" pages.

As a Yacht School Client, you qualify for Yacht School Preferred Vendor Discounts. Click for more information.

I  offer Amel Specific Pre-Purchase and Pre-Sale Consulting because I understand the complexities of selecting the right Amel yacht and the issues in the purchase process. I have helped a number of people with their purchase of an Amel. I am neither a broker nor a surveyor. I am a non-conflicted knowledgeable consultant to future Amel owners. I have already saved my clients hundreds of thousands of dollars in their selection, negotiation, and purchase of their Amel. I have figured out how to combine my experience and technology to remotely perform an evaluation of the Amel you may want to buy.

Pre-Purchase Consulting includes:
- "List of Specific Photos" to be taken by the buyer
- "List of Questions" to ask the owner before the survey
- "Amel Survey Checklist" to ensure a complete survey
- "Historical Search" to uncover additional information
- "Review and Report" on the advertised listing material & photos
- "Written Comments" on each of your photos of the proposed Amel
"Optional Summary Estimate" to return the boat to Above Average Condition
Yacht School Preferred Vendor Discounts on Amel OEM and quality OEM substitute systems and parts.
AND I provide you with experienced answers to your many questions

Pre-Sale Consulting includes a 
- "List of Specific Photos" to be taken by the owner 
- "List of Questions" for the owner to answer
- "Amel Pre-Sale Review, Grade and Comment" by Bill Rouse on about 200 items
- "Historical Search" to uncover additional information
- "Written Comments" on each of your photos 
"Optional Summary Estimate" to return the boat to Above Average Condition
Yacht School Preferred Vendor Discounts on Amel OEM and quality OEM substitute systems and parts.
AND I provide you with experienced answers to your many questions

Pre-Purchase Pre-Sale Consulting does not require travel or any other expenses
Pre-Purchase Consulting costs less than routine major engine service. 

When you purchase anything from Yacht School, you become a Yacht School Client for as long as you own your Amel, qualifying you for discounts on Amel OEM and quality OEM substitute systems, devices, and parts from Yacht School Preferred Vendors. Purchase discounts for our clients include sails, rigging, pumps, some critical engine parts, membranes, Yacht Transport, and others. The discounts range from at least 5% up to 20%. Yacht School is in no way affiliated with these vendors and receives no commission or referral. I leveraged the size of our client base to negotiate discounts for you and you alone. A client recently saved thousands over his best prices from other sources. More and specific Discount information is available when you logon to CLIENT ACCESS using your password.