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Old 08-02-2017, 10:55   #1
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World's tallest superyacht sets sail

Sailing Yacht A: World's tallest superyacht sets sail - CNN.com

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I work on superyachts, and I love sailboats, but that thing is ugly and pointless. The only quality it has going for it is uniqueness.
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The owner is celebrated by yachting publications as having "exceptional vision". It appears that the boat has masts too tall to clear the bridges that ring the Baltic Sea and has a keel too deep to permit it to exit the Baltic by any channel that lacks a bridge...
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It left the Baltic monday Feb 6 going by Copenhagen
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I work on superyachts, and I love sailboats, but that thing is ugly and pointless. The only quality it has going for it is uniqueness.
The design reminds me of the old Spanish galleons. Only thing missing are the holes on the side for the oars.
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The design reminds me of the old Spanish galleons. Only thing missing are the holes on the side for the oars.
I can see that.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...rl_A_Seite.JPG

http://www.piratskelode.wz.cz/karavelasvedska.jpg

It does have quite a few portholes along the sides. The thing that gets me is how few windows total there are. It's mostly just flat walls of steel. There aren't even exterior walkways. How boring.

By comparison, Eos and Athena have something to look at.

http://www.superyachts.com/syv2/reso...ht-eos-969.jpg

http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/kt...ena@1800cr.jpg
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I had to go brush my teeth after I vomited in my mouth. That is one ugly boat...
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Be interesting to see if that ugly thing can even sail. Expect it to be up for sale soon.

Is there anyone who likes that behemoth?
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Be interesting to see if that ugly thing can even sail. Expect it to be up for sale soon.

Is there anyone who likes that behemoth?
It'll likely be able to do the quoted 16kts under sail. And I bet the guy who paid for it likes it.
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I'm just wondering, when they saw that on the drawing board, said, "that's a beautiful boat!"
It should be fast though, it's always going downhill.
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Heh heh. He didn't pay his bills.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...-2m-debt-claim
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