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Old 21-10-2015, 02:13   #1
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RV of the Waterway

While not my cup of tea (I like sails), I can see this as a waterborne RV for those who spend their time on, say, the ICW following the summer north and south.

But docking this baby would be difficult since there are no side decks - so tying up astern and then having ot run through the entire cabin to get to the bow might be a bit of an issue.

No idea on price.


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While not my cup of tea (I like sails), I can see this as a waterborne RV for those who spend their time on, say, the ICW following the summer north and south.

But docking this baby would be difficult since there are no side decks - so tying up astern and then having ot run through the entire cabin to get to the bow might be a bit of an issue.

No idea on price.
$500K
ouch.
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$500K
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Not my cup of tea at all - but $500k isn't bad for anything 49 feet long and new, isn't it?
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Not my cup of tea at all - but $500k isn't bad for anything 49 feet long and new, isn't it?
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I would have put it at sub $300K.

A few design issues need fixing. Side decks required, seats for pilot, storage for all the cushions etc without losing living space. Its a lot of money for an oblong that looks like an oblong. A little more attention to the look of the vessel would not go amiss. It would be a great corporate day out, but again, a touch ugly. I dont like built in fixed seating on the flybridge. Makes it hard for everyone to get in close for a discussion etc. The website says it will build to personal design, but I guess it adds to the cost.

Does it fulfil its brief? I think so. Just would not want 1/2 mill plus in a plug ugly doofus.
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I would have put it at sub $300K.

A few design issues need fixing. Side decks required, seats for pilot, storage for all the cushions etc without losing living space. Its a lot of money for an oblong that looks like an oblong. A little more attention to the look of the vessel would not go amiss. It would be a great corporate day out, but again, a touch ugly. I dont like built in fixed seating on the flybridge. Makes it hard for everyone to get in close for a discussion etc. The website says it will build to personal design, but I guess it adds to the cost.

Does it fulfil its brief? I think so. Just would not want 1/2 mill plus in a plug ugly doofus.
Well you have to imagine that the upper deck is filled nubile young ladies in various stages of undress.

Assuming the boat will get you that kindo f crew, maybe $500k isn't expensive at all
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To each his own. But two things stand out right off. One, to clean those side windows looks a treat. Two, that aft seat (at 2:40) when the back is pushed back screams MOB.
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This thing would look great anchored in front of my million dollar house!
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To each his own. But two things stand out right off. One, to clean those side windows looks a treat. Two, that aft seat (at 2:40) when the back is pushed back screams MOB.
yeah - but think of the size of the spectra you could sell to a boat like this..............

People who own this would be water hogs
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yeah - but think of the size of the spectra you could sell to a boat like this..............

People who own this would be water hogs

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Well you have to imagine that the upper deck is filled nubile young ladies in various stages of undress.

Assuming the boat will get you that kindo f crew, maybe $500k isn't expensive at all


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We need to start hanging out together...
Well - If I get the boat and the nubile young ladies - I probably won't be needing any help (he said unabashedly despite being so old that he wouldn't know what to do with a boatfull of nubile young ladies if he ended up with one - sigh)
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Well - If I get the boat and the nubile young ladies - I probably won't be needing any help (he said unabashedly despite being so old that he wouldn't know what to do with a boatfull of nubile young ladies if he ended up with one - sigh)
Women in Denmark can breathe more easily now........
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Just bring yer girl along...........
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Half a million! Yikes. Pretty sexy canal boat though.

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Re: RV of the Waterway

If you get into the US river systems, you see a lot of these. We met up with family who were doing a rental on the Kentucky Lakes a few years back.

The blow the typical RV out of the water in terms of living space. Compared to a typical boat it's not even a comparison.

On the waters they were designed for, they are big enough and heavy enough that they simply don't move much when you hit a wake.

The nicer ones have bow thrusters and they typically dock them on slips with fingers, so washing the windows is fairly easy. You simply stand on the dock while doing it.

We've joked that when we get too old to handle climbing around, we may switch over (probably wouldn't go $500k on a house boat though)
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