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Old 18-01-2022, 07:33   #181
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Re: M/T Tropic Breeze Struck by Mega Yacht Utopia IV and Sinks Off the Coast of New P

Anything new on the investigation, or are we just sniping at each other?
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Old 20-01-2022, 19:30   #182
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Re: M/T Tropic Breeze Struck by Mega Yacht Utopia IV and Sinks Off the Coast of New P

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Anything new on the investigation...
Small update:

Spotted: 63m Utopia IV towed to Miami following collision
https://www.boatinternational.com/ya...pia-iv-bahamas

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Re: M/T Tropic Breeze Struck by Mega Yacht Utopia IV and Sinks Off the Coast of New P

There’s an article in the WSJ about the owners and a former yacht they donated and ended up paying penalties to the IRS after the donation was disallowed. Well worth reading.

Article is titled “These millionaires tried turning a yacht into a tax break. The IRS sank their plan.”
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https://www.wsj.com/articles/these-m...-plan-adb533b7
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Re: M/T Tropic Breeze Struck by Mega Yacht Utopia IV and Sinks Off the Coast of New P

The story without a pay wall. Great reading.
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp...T83?li=BBnb7Kz
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Re: M/T Tropic Breeze Struck by Mega Yacht Utopia IV and Sinks Off the Coast of New P

Interesting to read that Utopia IV had stability and vibration issues after launch and had to be retrofitted with stabilizers. The gyro was too small? Also that the owner died on a chartered yacht in the med last summer is a dark and sad coda to the story.
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Re: M/T Tropic Breeze Struck by Mega Yacht Utopia IV and Sinks Off the Coast of New P

To wit:

Go small, go now?
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Re: M/T Tropic Breeze Struck by Mega Yacht Utopia IV and Sinks Off the Coast of New P

The YouTube video of the launching and walk through with the wife is well worth a look, it really was/is a superb looking superyacht.
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Couple on interesting follow up articles https://open.substack.com/pub/loosec...ker-almost-had https://open.substack.com/pub/loosec...n-bahamas-ntsb
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