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Old 30-06-2008, 03:36   #1
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What the devil is this?

I spotted this craft during Kiel Week. Anybody got a clue what it could be or possibly which billionaire owns it? (Sorry about the image size but I only had a mobile available.)
The only clue I can give is a huge "A" on the transom. Abramovich perhaps??
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Old 30-06-2008, 04:07   #2
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It is a reverse bow design we had a thread by that name a while ago where I gave 2 examples. The one you saw is Sigma

Is this the shape of things to come and would this have any application on a cruising sailboat?

Feadship’s 72-meter Reverse-Bow "Predator"; new images… http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/yacht-news-builds-launches/8670-new-launch-feadship-72m-reverse-bow-predator.html

Blohm & Voss; Radical New Reverse-Bow 118-meter "SIGMA"… http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/yacht-news-builds-launches/8672-new-launch-blohm-voss-118-meter-sigma.html
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Just that - at once - Abramovich!
We saw one of the yachts of Abramovich in Bozburne (Turkey) - a large boat with a helicopter deck. Her name is - "Aurora."
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Isn't that a 30's look?
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Old 30-06-2008, 06:15   #5
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It is a reverse bow design we had a thread by that name a while ago where I gave 2 examples. The one you saw is Sigma

Is this the shape of things to come and would this have any application on a cruising sailboat?
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I reckon it will be a while before it becomes common. The boat buying public are very conservative, as are the house buying public. There are fixed attitudes about what a boat looks like.
I plan to have reverse bows on my Harryproa, with some flare coming just before crossbeams
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All i know is that I wish i had that much money from the picture it looks like it cost around $2million or more.
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Old 30-06-2008, 09:34   #7
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Little otter. You might want to add at least one more zero to that figure.
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Boat International Magazine had a recent article on reverse bow design.
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Old 30-06-2008, 16:44   #9
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Little otter. You might want to add at least one more zero to that figure.
Kai Nui ...closer to 2 more zeros.... Rule of thumb on a Feadship standard superyacht is about 1 million Euro per meter to cut the mustard....Grey poupon or otherwise
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All i know is that I wish i had that much money from the picture it looks like it cost around $2million or more.

When I worked at LLoyds Ships in the early 80's , something like this
Brokerage / Sale - Motor Yacht DANIELLA by Lloyds Ships

which is only 110' cost around $5,000,000



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