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Old 15-01-2014, 09:19   #16
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This is the ONLY completed Alpha 42, the next few hulls are under construction.
Well that is going to be a PR nightmare for aeroyacht
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Any chance of linking the two threads..
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Old 15-01-2014, 09:25   #18
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Something I hadn't really considered before: Builders really vet their first few yacht buyers, not saying they didn't in this case.

The good side of this many more people will know the brand; as they say in Hollywood "there's no bad publicity"
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You can say that again....

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Hell... she's one ugly boat..
Thanks Gord..
That's what I was thinking, a smoothed-over Flying Hawaiian.
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Any chance of linking the two threads..
Merged.
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

I wasn't aware of this thread when I started the other. This boat is brand frickin new and the first of it's model and was just handed over to the owners last week. It wasn't a homebuilt but was produced by a builder with a very long track record but sh*t happens. Comparing it to the Flyin Hawaiin is just cruel.
Perhaps Boatman61 is just too old to appreciate this new design. I'm sure he said the same thing about those infernal combustion automobiles when they first appeared.
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Thought this was butt ugly as well..
great gimmick bow but nothing new.. and short lived last century...

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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

Here's a photo gallery of the boat undergoing sea trials. "Be Good Too" is Alpha 42 hull no. 1.

Alpha 42 First Sail Trials - Aeroyacht
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Re: "Be Good Too" rescue 300 miles off Cape Henry

The Alpha 42 is here and a similar thread on the other forum.
New Alpha 42 to be Built in the US
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I think the editor of Sail magazine was on that boat.

"ABSENCE ALERT: I’ll be AWOL for about 10 days hopefully starting tomorrow. Just got a gig helping deliver the new Alpha 42 catamaran, hull number one, from New York to St. John in the USVI. (First bit of the passage promises to be bitter cold!) I’ll fill you in on the details on my return."

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I think the editor of Sail magazine was on that boat.

"ABSENCE ALERT: Iíll be AWOL for about 10 days hopefully starting tomorrow. Just got a gig helping deliver the new Alpha 42 catamaran, hull number one, from New York to St. John in the USVI. (First bit of the passage promises to be bitter cold!) Iíll fill you in on the details on my return."

from: WEIRD SCIENCE AND GADGETS: Saildrones, Jet Packs, Dog Poop | Sailfeed
Should definitely get some inside info in that case.. but then again.. he's a journo.... lol
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Video of the Rescue from the USGC site:
MULTIMEDIA RELEASE: Coast Guard responds to disabled sailboat 300 miles off Cape Henry, Va.-
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I think that is Sail Magazine executive editor Charled Doane being rescued at about 9:27 in that vid. He's the one with the cooler and last off the boat.
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I think that is Sail Magazine executive editor Charled Doane being rescued at about 9:27 in that vid. He's the one with the cooler and last off the boat.
Good man... a real sailor.. save the beer..
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