Quite large yachts!

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    I think I can see mine there too, thanks! :)

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    I have seen 4 or 5 of them in Athens and Skiathos.At the time I thought they were enormous but looking at the list they are about half way down.
     
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    I wonder if Mrs Eccelstone will be having half of Petara?
     
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    Hi guy's , just out of interest I actualy work on these yachts for a living, as a paint consultant :cool:
     
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    Cool , who do you work for ? International ?
     
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    (Trying to remember which Yacht manufacturer is based between Peterborough and Northampton (about as far away from t'sea as possible?!)

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    That be Fairline

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    It's quite impressive when the boats are loaded up for delivery....take up a fair bit of road!
     
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    I always understood that a yacht had sails, obviously that isn't true so what makes them yachts rather than boats ?

    Oh and at what point does a boat become a ship ?
     
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    On QI last week, according to the navy, a boat is a submarine & a ship floats.

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    I can speak with authority here being a fully qualified nuclear submarine captain, yes submarines are known as 'boats'. Ships are 'targets' !
     
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    one quick google and:
    A ship is large craft in which persons and goods may be conveyed on water. In the U.S. Navy the term boat refers to any vessel that is small enough to be hoisted aboard a ship, and ship is used for any larger vessel; all submarines, no matter what size, are designated as boats, and ship-sized vessels are often referred to colloquially as boats (e.g. steamboats).


    and from the oracle:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yatch
     
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    they do - they take the reverse route to my old commute - quite why the police think it's a good idea to do the transport at 8.30 am I will never know!

    Sunseeker provided one of their larger boats to Ambovonwhateverhisnameisidtch (78 footer I think but don't quote me on it) - he specficied some extra large "eye's" on the fore and aft decks and the builders couldn't figure out why. It was only when they delived the boat they realised they were for the hooks from "Le Grand Bleu" to latch onto as it was being used as a tender. They were rather unimpressed that somebody would use one of their £3m boats as a tender!
     
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    These pics make our old boat look like a dinghy!!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

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    But hey the kids enjoy it.

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    My brother has worked on these, a mix of private and charter yachts

    http://yachts.monacoeye.com/yachtsbysize/pages/ladymarina01.html
    http://yachts.monacoeye.com/files/oceanco_lady_christine.php#unique-entry-id-2032
    http://yachts.monacoeye.com/files/feadship_787_seaflower.php#unique-entry-id-685
    http://yachts.monacoeye.com/files/proteksan_turquoise_35_mosaique.php#unique-entry-id-1107

    He's currently at the Benetti shipyard overseeing a 70m private newbuild that launches in the new year. I went to visit him in October - incredible bits of kit.

    Can't help feeling that it's not the best industry to be in next year though...

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    He would have had to have told Sunseeker why he wanted them , as they would just have torn out of the deck when attempting to lift a 25 ton yacht. They would have had to have been worked into the structure of the boat in order to dissipate the stresses evenly .

    Sunseeker will do pretty much anything for anyone given the right amount of money , but think of the headlines if the boat snapped in half while it was being lifted because it wasn't designed properly. I was on the test bed Renegade 60 some years ago when Sunseeker were evaluating it , when the throttles were put down , the boat flexed so much that the internal doors came open. They were mortified.

    A good story though.
     
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