University of Washington research ship Thomas G. Thompson
University of Washington research ship Thomas G. Thompson
Yukon Queen II
Not sure, I think the name on the bow might be "Puffin".
At first glance I thought this was the Boeing yacht "Daedalus". But it isn't and I can't quite make out the name. I'm wondering if it might have been an earlier Boeing yacht.
Here is Daedalus for comparison.
M/Y Life Of Riley pulled up next to us at Campbell River in 2002. But I remember it being green. Looking at other pics online shows that that has to be it though.
Campbell River 2002:
http://www.yachtspotter.com/focard3.php?foo=FG003Marlinda (ex Life of Riley) being launched at Delta 10/14/07. Notice the change in hull color from green to steel blue.
There you go, mystery solved.Marlinda (ex Life of Riley) being launched at Delta 10/14/07. Notice the change in hull color from green to steel blue.
Socked in this morning, can't even see the other side of the channel. No sense in even snapping the shutter.
By the way, a big yacht called "Life of Riley" (and there have been a few so named, so I could have this wrong) in my experience generally means that the vessel is or was owned by Lute Riley (or his family) who had/has a string of auto dealerships in Texas. I believe he trades his boats regularly, just as you'd expect a guy who owns car dealerships to do. I did a quick google on this; nothing definitive came up, but I have been moored alongside a couple of "Life of Riley" big yachts and talked with the owner, even have his card somewhere. It's been a few years now, so I am not up on the latest developments in Riley's life, but from what I can tell, it has been a successful one, as ownership (or even prior ownership) of any late model Delta surely would confirm.
I even had talked my then wife into considering her for a liveaboard, but not much headroom. Guess she was made for short people.
From what I recall, locally built, and built as a yacht, not a conversion. I think 1920's, but not sure
Good background info Lew. I'm still a little curious why the current incarnation as Marlinda is the same, somewhat unusual color as Boeing's Daedalus. Is Daedalus also a Delta and is the color just a coincidence?
Wonder what happened to SchoonerRat. After I finally got a picture of a real schooner (Adventuress) a couple of weeks ago, we haven't heard from him. I certainly hope everyone saw the big green smiley grin face on my comment about no more bitchin'. (I'm sometimes told that my humor is often misunderstood ).
#596, #600: I spoke to the owner last year at the CWB. Magnificently built in Venice. I think she is named Serenissima. And IIRC correctly her as-built price was supposedly firmly north of $350K.
Il colore del cielo, la forza del mare.
Just for the record, the view out the window isn't always just big boats you know.
That's one fine specimen right there. A real tribute to her gender.
Goat Island Skiff and Simmons Sea Skiff construction photos here:
"All kings are not the same."
^ M.V Pudge by chance?
Where's Tad when you need him?
For wooden boat guys, surely Navita and Taconite would be the favorites, though.
By the way, I've always thought the name (Daedelus) was a great choice for an airplane company to name it's yacht; certainly far superior to Icarus!
I haven't thought about Navita in a while. She used to moor astern of me when I had my BSK at Shilshole. At that time I believed owned by the jewelry store magnate, don't remember the name. Is she still around? I believe she was Blanchard built?
According to this http://www.charterworld.com/index.ht...=daedalus-2869 The current Daedalus is indeed a Delta 151 launched in 1999, design by Delta/Ron Holland and interior design by Ardeo of Seattle. There is almost nothing to differentiate these big motoryachts except the colour and antenna arrangement but the reverse bulwark around the bow is a Ron Holland touch.......
Ah! Well, I am glad I invoked you then. She does look like a Delta, doesn't she, after all. And it makes sense, after all. Why would Boeing buy a Eyro yacht. They generally are pretty good about doing business locally, and there is nothing to be ashamed of in commissioning a Delta. I rarely see this one leave the dock; the older boat was out all the time.
Which raises another question, Mr. TR. What of the last one? Could you look into your magic twanger and tell us about what became of that one, Tad?
Last edited by Lew Barrett; 07-13-2012 at 12:27 PM.
The older boat was a Feadship (I believe) supposedly built in the mid 1960's, I don't know her original name but at some point she was lengthened to 120' by Diana Yacht Design and renamed Daedalus. Boeing sold her to Dennis Washington who gave her his usual over-the-top remake and re-named her Attessa xx(II? I think), then Dennis sold her to make way for Attessa III and IV.......boats are a great way to blow off excess money........Which raises another question, Mr. TR. What of the last one? Could you look into your magic twanger and tell us about what became of that one, Tad?
How to make use of that old concrete sailboat hull in your back yard that you built in the 70's.
Anybody we know?
John Goodman's boat (the Seattle developer, not the actor). Why does it look like an armored car? S'pose he's made some enemies?
Just so damn classy.
Ah......big Dutch deepsea tug conversion? Has Dennis got himself a new boat?I presume you're familiar with Itasca (I believe....the conversion yacht)?
I think that pic might have been yesterday Lew. They don't always get posted immediately.
Tug Parthia, a beauty and fast!
There are lots of these in tourist destination down south. Boat with ~50' of hose connected to a harness the person wears. Substantial pump(s) on the boat sends high pressure water to the suit & the person has controls to run it like a tethered jetpack.
I woulda done it in Key West, but it was $250 for 1/2 hour!
When peeing over the side,remember,one hand for you,and one hand for the ship.
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Gotta love the halibut schooners. This one is "Eclipse", we may have seen her before but that's okay. She is so bright and white she overexposed the picture.
It looks as though Eclipse may be heading out after Tuna. That's probably what the trolling poles (alongside the main mast) are for. They'll be a couple of tuna pullers (hydraulic shives) on the aft rail. If you look at the first picture in this thread you'll see a Halibut Schooner actually rigged for longlining. Key indicators are the pile of orange "bladders" on top of the bait shack, and the "highflyers" (weighted poles with flags) in the forward rigging. Eclipse is missing this gear which marks each end of a longline set. Plus she's missing a couple of guys sitting on the main hatch filing hooks, when longlining there are thousands involved and each must be razor sharp when they reach the fishing grounds.
Ted Geary design, if I recall correctly.
On the trailing edge of technology.