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Amel Owners Yacht School Course from an Experienced Specialist
The Amel Owners Yacht School 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 an intensive and complete 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 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. Beginning Jan 1, 2019, I have something designed just for you. I call it the FastTrack Course. If you choose to not take the Amel Yacht School Course, the FastTrack Course 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 Course, new owners of Amel Yachts will receive the 400 page Yacht School Amel Book, 1 year of 24/7 Support, and substantial Discounts on Amel OEM parts and equivalents. Extended Support and LifeTime 24/7 Support are available to FastTrack Clients.

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
- Amel Owners 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 regarding Food & Drink.


The following is a comparison between the Amel Course by Bill Rouse and the Orientation Cruise:


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


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