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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 the Premium Yacht School Course receive an Amel Book (1 per client) with online updates and access to Yacht School Preferred Vendor Discounts on OEM parts and equivalents. 24/7 Support Subscriptions for 1-year, 2-year & 5-year are available. The course includes:
- Deck, Masts, Furlers, Winches, & Windlass
- Standing & Running Rigging, & Sails
- 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
- 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 BookExtended 24/7 Support is available.

New Amel Owners Yacht School Amel Orientation Cruise with Extras
This learning and Amel orientation cruise cost a couple less than one-half what it
costs to charter a cheap sailboat gives the couple a complete orientation of an Amel Yacht. 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 special access to my Online Amel Book and an Amel Owners Yacht School "Certificate of Completion." Annual 24/7 Support and Extended 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 
- Online access to the Newest Edition of my Online Amel Book
- Any Customs and Immigration fees that may apply.
- Any Cruising permit & Marine Park 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 




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