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    Almost(?) looks like it was converted from a sailing yacht, i.e. original mast and rigging removed.
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    Designed and built from the git-go as a motoryacht.









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    Love the stern deck dining.

    Seems like a couple chairs are missing in the main dining area pics. Probably removed for the pics.

    In last pic, behind the bulkhead with the mirror, is there another cabin (entered from deck) or fender and chain etc locker?
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    Nice, has the look of a good sea boat too.

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    What's the functional purpose of the mast? At least it's on a tabernackle for going under bridges. Too bad that unsightly dingy crane can't be concealed.
    That is my idea of a proper motor yacht.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    What's the functional purpose of the mast?
    for flying flags
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    "What's the functional purpose of the mast?"

    It allows the navigation lights to be properly placed per IMO regulations.
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    How about, maybe, instead of the crane at the rail, a boom might be added to the mast to hoist the dingy? Actual question.

    I meant to add, it looks like I'm an old style European kinda guy. In spirit, if not resources.
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    Looks like an internal makeover, but the aft cabin looks almost original, if that is a Daglass Fluer de Lys MY. I did a few miles in the Med on one of those, but that looks a bit bigger.

    http://www.sandemanyachtcompany.co.u...rigged-MY-1967
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    That's a fine vessel. I agree that a boom for the dinghy could be added to the mast to replace the current method. I'll get that set up just as soon as they give me the boat!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    I'll get that set up just as soon as they give me the boat!
    But...but...I bags that boat! She's a beauty.

    The Dutch have always built some handsome boats. We get a lot over here in the summer - mostly fine boats, well maintained and handled, by pleasant, friendly people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by downthecreek View Post
    But...but...I bags that boat! She's a beauty.

    The Dutch have always built some handsome boats. We get a lot over here in the summer - mostly fine boats, well maintained and handled, by pleasant, friendly people.
    Friends recently bought a canal boat that lives in the Netherlands. They have thoroughly enjoyed the cruising & even more, the people.
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    Pretty boat.

    Too bad that unsightly dingy crane can't be concealed.
    You can see from the other pics that the dinghy davit is removable and stowable.

    "What's the functional purpose of the mast?"

    It allows the navigation lights to be properly placed per IMO regulations.
    Her sidelights are installed atop the house. It's likely there's a white light at the masthead, but it doesn't have to be such a big installed-in-the deck-with-stays-sorta deal. A short simple mast atop the house would get the job done. For this reason, I agree that the mast is for aesthetics and ceremony, such as flying flags.

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    Love the whole boat, style, plan, furnishings, etc, and agree with Garret about a boom on the mast for handling the dinghy.

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    Is it a coincidence of the two underway photos, or does she run with her bow down like that all the time?
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    I think the inside is far too froofy for me, but I think the vessel is lovely.

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    Kevin, the vertical distance between lights has to be a minimum of two metres, requiring any mast (regardless of where or how simple) to be a minimum of four metres (thirteen feet) above the wheelhouse roof. An unstayed mast would be rather bulky, and besides, stayed masts look so much more 'shippy' and of the era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Is it a coincidence of the two underway photos, or does she run with her bow down like that all the time?
    I was gonna say . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Figment View Post
    Is it a coincidence of the two underway photos, or does she run with her bow down like that all the time?
    Perhaps the Admiral and her two dogs are late risers and still occupying the forward stateroom, away from engine noise.

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    Kevin, the vertical distance between lights has to be a minimum of two metres, requiring any mast (regardless of where or how simple) to be a minimum of four metres (thirteen feet) above the wheelhouse roof. An unstayed mast would be rather bulky, and besides, stayed masts look so much more 'shippy' and of the era.
    I bow with supplication and gratitude for your knowledgeable and concise reply, Michael. Thank you!

    Though, how do we get 4 meters? The sidelights are on the house. The white /mast light needs to be 2 meters above that. Where does 4 meters come in?

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    nice!

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    Awwww... 'twarn't nuthin'.
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    I like it quite a lot. Does it come with a Gardner or similar?

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    Bureau Veritas?
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    Old-style European motoryacht uber alles !

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