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    for a seriously ugly boat
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    True, dat...

    Pretty cool rig engineering, though.
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    Consider the employment opportunities their fabrication required.

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    Not only a whole new realm of engineering but new realms of sailing. Not only do they have request bridge openings but they also have to notify the local airport in advance of their passing.

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    Her carbon masts by Dykstra Naval Architects are the largest in the world and have been designed to withstand a Category 2 hurricane.
    Better not be in the Caribbean July - November.

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    His pants are too tight.

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    Correct me if I am mistaken, but I understand that not many superyachts visit the Caribbean ports in hurricane season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    Correct me if I am mistaken, but I understand that not many superyachts visit the Caribbean ports in hurricane season.
    True, but who knows what people that obtain superyachts of that 'ilk' would/will do.
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    Through the Strait but not under the bridge -- this should be interesting.
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    Where DOES one find spar spruce of that dimension THESE days?? <G>
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    Quote Originally Posted by webishop14 View Post
    Through the Strait but not under the bridge -- this should be interesting.
    Simple

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    Eye bleach. Ouch, my eyes!

    Why? Just... why?

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    if the masts giver her an "air draft" of 100m.. how long are those booms? The way she sits right now, her rig looks too small
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    "Her carbon masts by Dykstra Naval Architects are the largest in the world and have been designed to withstand a Category 2 hurricane."

    That's not too difficult if the boat capsizes in a 45-knot wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Carey View Post
    Eye bleach. Ouch, my eyes!

    Why? Just... why?

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    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    for a seriously ugly boat
    Thought for a moment that we were looking at a monster Kenjamin special.....
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    Eight pop-out balconies on the port side, at least six on the stbd side. I think that side decks would have been less involved to build. Here she is under sail:



    And bow-on:



    A peek on deck (I guess that the owner's brief was pretty insistant on privacy):



    And a group photo of probably the two most publicly reviled yachts, both named 'A', and owned by the same guy (I believe):

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    If I had to pick one of these two I would (strangly enough for one who likes sailboats) the lower one in the picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Money trumps good taste.
    See: Thorstein Veblen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rum_Pirate View Post
    Better not be in the Caribbean July - November.
    I was in Southern Spars factory recently, they'd just applied for a consent to lengthen their building to accommodate the making of a 124 metre mast that they had an order for, told me that would be the tallest yacht mast on the planet. They had a 90 metre one on the floor at the time. I could walk down the inside of it. Shaking my head.

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    Sooo I would think it pollutes less, so what if it’s ugly.
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    Ever bigger, eh? I must admit that, all things being equal, I would much rather have an 'arms race' for the biggest yacht than an actual arms race...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    Sooo I would think it pollutes less, so what if it’s ugly.
    The pollution involved in the construction would be enormous, surely?

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    Why more than any other 5000-ton ship?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Money trumps good taste.
    well, it looks better than some cats
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    ^ Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    I was in Southern Spars factory recently, they'd just applied for a consent to lengthen their building to accommodate the making of a 124 metre mast that they had an order for, told me that would be the tallest yacht mast on the planet. They had a 90 metre one on the floor at the time. I could walk down the inside of it. Shaking my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris249 View Post
    The pollution involved in the construction would be enormous, surely?
    that could be said of any boat that size.
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    sweet jesus.... that might be the ugliest structure i've ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CK 17 View Post
    that could be said of any boat that size.
    Yes, which is why some of us don't really think that a marginal reduction in pollution is very important. If reducing pollution is the goal (and it's a great one) then it's best served by not building a vast new boat.

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    why are the tops of the masts shaped like that? Is it an aesthetic thing or is the a purpose to the shape?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    ^ Really?

    yes, I think it looks better than that
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    Good grief that is a fugly boat!
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    Aren't the masts usually limited to the height of a bridge across the Panama Canal? The limit is named after the bridge......
    If you can't get through there, cruising options become limited - or lengthy.
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