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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 free 1 hour consulting on any subject. Ask anything you may want to ask and get experienced answers. Email me at Bill@YachtSchool.us  to set a time for your 1-hour phone call.
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The 3-Day Training Course is perfect for those people who are new to Amels. The course is taught aboard your Amel with as many members of the crew as desired. It is at least a 3-day course with some owners choosing to add extra days. 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 3-day 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
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Beginning 1 January 2019, Yacht School is offering the Yacht School FastTrack. If you have recently purchased your Amel,  I recommend the intensive 3-Day Yacht School Course aboard your Amel. However, not everyone has the availability, time, and/or budget to take this course. Beginning Jan 1, 2019, I have something designed just for you. I call it the FastTrack. 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 1 year 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, 1 year of 24/7 Support, and substantial Discounts on Amel OEM parts and equivalents. Extended Support and Lifetime Support are available.

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.
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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 Support is a new Amel Book each time there is a major new printing of the 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. 
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Extended Support is available to those owners who have completed 1 year of Support and want to continue on a yearly subscription.
My 400 page "Amel  Book" is an operation and maintenance reference-guide for
Amel Super Maramus and Amel 54s and 55s.  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 NEW February 2019 printing includes all of the pages added since September 2018 AND includes over 220 "Pearls of Wisdom" from Bill Rouse and other experienced Amel owners. It also includes several "Amel Factoid" pages. It includes all of the new pages and many other pages which have been reformatted. The February 2019 book is also available for printing cost plus postage to clients that currently have an earlier printing of the book.

View the Amel Book Contents Page
View samples of select pages from my Amel Book:

I  offer Amel Specific Pre-Purchase 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 
- "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-Purchase 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 an 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 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.