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Old 31-03-2010, 11:20   #1
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New Morrelli & Melvin Gunboat

Check out the photos of the brand new Morrelli & Melvin Gunboat model that cruised past my mooring yesterday. Under my login in the photo gallery. I want one.
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Old 31-03-2010, 14:20   #2
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danng. I love the bows' shape on those things but the rest leaves me kinda blah. I know they demand a good chunk of change but honestly... you either love 'em or hate 'em. I'm still undecided.
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Why is it called a "Gun boat" ?
Is it as fast as a speeding bullet (certainly looks like it) OR
Is it like a "Gun Shearer" = the fastest in the shearing shed OR
Is it bullet proof??
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Old 09-04-2010, 10:40   #4
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Not much buoyancy in those bows but I guess they allowed for that, I don't like the cockpit though.
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:42   #5
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Not sure why they called them "Gunboats". If I run into either of them I'll ask. As to buoyancy in the bows, I think (but am no expert) that is the very reason behind the shape of the bows, i.e. to provide buoyancy far forward and low in order to provide lift to the bows. Correct me if wrong.
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Old 09-04-2010, 13:27   #6
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not a Gunboat

The new M&M 65' is not a Gunboat.

This is a custom build yacht, designed by Morelli and Melvin and then constructed at the yacht of choice by the buyer. Westerly in CA has just completed the first one and sea trials are being done. The second one is scheduled for launch in August.
The reverse bows are meant to increase the water line length, thus increasing boat speed.

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FYI: Pete Johnstone calls the Gunboat by this name as the 'gunboat' is the first boat to cross the line after the gun for the start of the race.
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Old 09-04-2010, 13:44   #7
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Now if you were talking about the Nordhavn 60 on the hard behind it, that's boat porn.

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Lotta details on the boat I dislike.
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Old 09-04-2010, 17:22   #9
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apology

I stand corrected. The boat is a M&M 65 and not a Gunboat model. When looking at boat porn I sometimes get the name of the model wrong.
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Not much buoyancy in those bows but I guess they allowed for that, I don't like the cockpit though.
Yes, that is one ugly cockpit! I wonder if M&M didn't have an owner who said, "here is what I want in the cockpit". Is there a forward cockpit and/or inside steering station?

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