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Premium Course: Amel Owners Yacht School Course 
The Amel Owners Yacht School Course is my premium course 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 an intensive and complete course. Attendees of any 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 Preferred Vendor Discounts on OEM parts and equivalents. Extended Support and LifeTime 24/7 Support are available. The 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
- Gray water 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 


The Amel Owners Yacht School Course includes setting all sails and all poles, as well as close-quarter maneuvering in reverse.







NEW Amel Owners Yacht School FastTrack Course
I now offer the Yacht School FastTrack CourseIf you have recently purchased your Amel,  I recommend the intensive 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 Premium Amel Yacht School Course, the FastTrack Course 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 FastTrack, new owners of Amel Yachts will receive the 400-page Amel Book, 2 years of 24/7 Support, the Yacht School Training and Orientation Outline for self-education, Owners Manuals, Amel Book Supplements, and substantial Discounts on Amel OEM parts, and access to the Online Amel Book (click for a sample view)Extended Support and Lifetime Support are available.

New Amel Owners Yacht School Amel Orientation Cruise with Extras
I now offer an Amel 7-day Orientation Cruise aboard an Amel with an experienced owner/captain in the US, Caribbean, Mediterranean, French Polynesia, Australia, and New Zealand. The learning portion would follow an Amel Owners Yacht School approved outline. This course will include a copy 400 page Amel Book for the attendee, as well as, an Amel Owners Yacht School "Certificate of Completion." Extended Support and LifeTime 24/7 Support are available to Orientation Cruise Clients. Link here for the Orientation Learning Outline.

Included and Provided:

- Berth for up to 2 adults for 7 days and 6 nights accommodation and instruction on-board the Amel
- Experienced, Amel yacht owner/captain/instructor/host
- Yacht School approved curriculum prepared especially for you by Bill Rouse
- Newest Edition of my 400-page Amel Book (1 book) with online updates
- Any Custom and Immigration fees that may apply.
- Any Cruising permit & Marine Park entry fees that may apply
- All Fuel and water
- Fully equipped Amel….just bring your clothes and personal items
- Amel Owners Yacht School Certificate of Completion
Excluded and On-Your-Own:
- Airfare
 -Taxi transfers from/to the airport
- Shore accommodation, if required
- Food & Drink. You will make advance plans with your host 





The following is a comparison between the Premium Amel Course and the Orientation Cruise:

Premium Amel Course with Bill Rouse

Orientation Cruise with Host

400-page Amel Book by Bill Rouse

Included

Included

1 Year of 24/7 Support

Included

Additional cost

Online updates to your Amel Book

Included

Included

Preferred Vendor Discounts on OEM and replacement parts for as long as you own your Amel.

Included

Included

Part 1 Deck

Windlass, Chain, Anchor Counter, Controls

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Bow Locker

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Hawse Pipe

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Genoa & Possibly Staysail Furler

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Genoa Furler Swivel

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Bamar Genoa & Staysail Furlers A- 54

Operation & Maintenance

Operation

Setting Downwind Poles SM, 54, 55

Operation & Maintenance

Possible if conditions allow

Standing Rigging

Operation & Maintenance

Show and Explanation

Running Rigging

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Mainsheet Traveler

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Outhaul Car Rigging

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Outhaul Service (Gearbox)

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Outhaul & Furling Motor

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Genoa Car Rail

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Jib Car Pulley SM

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Masts

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Booms and Preventers

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Boom Bungee

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Mast Climbing

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation

Miscellaneous Deck

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Main & Mizzen Manual Furling SN, SM, 54

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation

Hatches & Ports SM & 54

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Dinghy – Lifting, Outboard Lifting

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Aft Bumper(s)

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Fuel, Water, Waste Cap Styles, Pump Out, and Black Water Valve

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Keel Ballast – Cast Iron & Epoxy

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Part 2 Electronics & Electrical

N/A

Shore Power Connections

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation w/Amel Book

Navigation Equipment (each device)

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Capacitor - Checking

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Brush Replacement DC Motors

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Bulbs – LED conversion & Plugs Receptacles

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

B&G Hydra Speed, Wind, & Depth

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Electronics Flowchart Amel 54

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

GPS Failure Amel 54 Workaround

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Electronic NMEA Data Sharing SM 54 55

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Planning for New Navigation Electronics

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Alarm Security System

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Converters 24VDC to 12VDC

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

SSB Grounding & Bonding

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

VHF Radio & AIS

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Inverters 24VDC to 220VAC 50htz

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Battery Compartment & Jump Starting

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Show

Battery Monitor

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Battery Replacement

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Battery Testing and Temperature

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Galvanic Isolator

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Battery Chargers

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Bonding Check

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Agua Signal Fixtures

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Solar Power Wiring

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Wire Splicing & Connections & Rope Finishing

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Lithium/LiFePO4 Conversion SM & 54

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Part 3 Mechanical

Bow Thrusters SN, SM, Amel 54 & Amel 55

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Struts, Gas for Engine Room Hatch

Operation & Maintenance

Air Conditioning - Climma

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Dessalator Water Maker

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Diesel Fuel Quality & Pre-Filtering

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Main Engine & Generator

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Isolated Ground (12VDC Negative)

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Exhaust

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Yanmar Most Common Service

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Vetus Coupling Replace SM

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Transmission Oil Cooler – Service & Clean

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Volvo Most Common Service

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Onan Most Common Service

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Fridge & Freezers Frigoboat

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Clothes Washer SM2k Remove & Service

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Clothes Washer/Dryer 54 Remove & Service

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Stove ENO & Dishwasher Remove & Service

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

C-Drive – Detail and Service

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Show

AutoProp

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation Show w/Book

Shaft Brake

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation Show w/Book

Replacing the Rack Gears/Cables SN SM 54

Operation & Maintenance

Engine Room Pumps and servicing

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Gray Water Sump and servicing

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Saltwater Damage and mitigation

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Sea Chest, operation and connections

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Part 4 Plumbing

Head – Toilets

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

-Macerator Pump

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

-Freshwater Flush for SM & 54 Solenoid

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

-Discharge lines Replacing

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

-Shower Valve Repair - GROHE

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

-Ball Valves Replacing

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

-Saltwater Supply Pump (SM)

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Fresh Water Pump

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Fresh Water Tanks

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation Show w/Book

Anchor Wash Pump

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Gray Water Sump and “Bilge” Pump

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Bonding Strap - Cast Iron Ballast & Keel Bolts

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation Show w/Book

Water Heater System and Accumulator

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Sea Chest

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Saltwater Manifold & high Water Alarm

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Gas for Cooking (Gaz & Propane)

Operation & Maintenance

Explanation and Operation

Pumps OEM to MARCO Replacements

Operation & Maintenance

N/A

Part 5 Miscellaneous

Haulout and Maintenance 2-Year

Explanation w/Amel Book

Explanation w/Amel Book

Ordering Parts from Amel

Explanation w/Amel Book

Explanation w/Amel Book

Hard Storage Preparations

Explanation w/Amel Book

Explanation w/Amel Book

Lubricants & Oxidation Treatments

Explanation w/Amel Book

Explanation w/Amel Book

Maintenance Schedule SM 54

Explanation w/Amel Book

Explanation w/Amel Book

Spare Parts

Explanation w/Amel Book

Explanation w/Amel Book

Basic Tools for a SM, 54 or 55

Explanation w/Amel Book

Explanation w/Amel Book

Part 6 - Training Session Customized for each client based on needs

Customized Portion based on client needs

Every day an effort should be made to show and explain different points of sail and to experience each of the above. Have FUN.

If you are interested in either taking this special orientation cruise or being the Amel yacht owner/captain/host, please contact me at Bill@AmelYachtOwnersSchool.com