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Old 29-05-2016, 19:29   #1
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Longest routes generally traveled..

...because i'm curious at what point a large motoryacht might be considered well enough provisioned with enough fuel and supplies to truly be able to go anywhere off the beaten path...

What are some of the longest routes, obviously transoceanic, but possibly including modified routes to say route around high seas piracy areas of africa/asia and such where you might be giving things a very wide berth/staying hundreds of miles out to sea to avoid trouble to get between safe ports.

Especially curious about stuff near the poles - the northern passages and stuff - since I have no idea where the last ports of call for refueling even are. Long routes of the south pacific, made longer during times of political instability maybe a direct shot from Vancouver to Australia, things like that. It's not just seeking the longest route, just curious what some of the long routes even are and why if it's for reasons of avoiding political instability (even if theoretical/hasn't yet happened but might in our unstable world), weather, taking advantage of supercheap venezuela gas (maybe not anymore), and "other than straight lines". :) Feel free to list anything above 3000 miles or so.
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Old 30-05-2016, 14:49   #2
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Re: Longest routes generally traveled..

I suggest you look at this document: Distances Between Ports (Pub. 151)
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Re: Longest routes generally traveled..

Check out James Hamilton, of Amazon Web Services fame. He has been circumnavigating a trawler and blogging extensively.

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