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    Default Time for a big classic yacht pic

    It's even got an Arabic name, so that there is more to hate...

    Al Diriyah, 78.65m 11.31m x 4.88m, 1344 gross tonnes, twin 10-cylinder 1800 hp Fairbanks-Morse main engines, range 6300nm, originally built for American shipping magnate Daniel K. Ludwig in 1960 by National Bulk Carriers in Japan. Accommodations for 16 guests and up to 41 crew.

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    Default Re: Time for a big classic yacht pic

    I quite like it. It's actually boat shaped.

    Delete a couple of the tumors growing on top, and swap the tender for something else (anything really) and go see the world!

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    Default Re: Time for a big classic yacht pic

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    It's even got an Arabic name, so that there is more to hate...
    Don't quite get that comment..

    But as to the 'yacht', she has nice lines.... very long legs, and isn't half as hideous as many you have posted recently.

    If I liked that sort of thing, I might like her, which I don't because, of course, I don't.



    Got any B+W photos of elegant yet workman-like traditionally rigged fishing sailing boats held together by tar and a prayer and covered in lobster unction?

    Much more my cuppa tea..

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    41 crew & 16 guests? With so few crew, I know I wouldn't get the kind of service I require.

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    I rather like the form, too. Long, low, sweeping sheer, bold but not excessive bow, destroyer stern, nice superstructure proportions. I sorta understand the want/need for the 'tumors', but it would be nice to reposition them so that they were a bit less obtrusive. Tenders are easily changed. The detail I would like see changed is the vertical structural supports among the forward-canted ones; I think that it would be visually more harmonious (howz that for arty-speak?) is they were all at the same forward-cant angle. Finally, lose the standing knuckle crane on the bow and replace it with a flat-lie-down model so it disappears when not in use. I'll score it a 9 out of 10.

    lupussonic, the Arabic comment was a snark comment in reaction to the all-to-common hate speech about Arabs in the media and common conversations. Sometimes I can't resist, even though I know I should.

    Garret, yes, good cadence. My understanding is that the boat originally carried much less crew, but accommodations for such a large number of staff were made after the boat was bought by a Saudi government official and director of OPEC. From a friend who currently lives in Qatar, I have come to understand that the Saudi wealthy are very fond of their large staffs, and can afford them.
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    Default Re: Time for a big classic yacht pic

    Quote Originally Posted by J.Madison View Post
    I quite like it. It's actually boat shaped.

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    Same here

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    Do they need any crew?
    Nice boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    It's even got an Arabic name, so that there is more to hate...

    Al Diriyah, 78.65m 11.31m x 4.88m, 1344 gross tonnes, twin 10-cylinder 1800 hp Fairbanks-Morse main engines, range 6300nm, originally built for American shipping magnate Daniel K. Ludwig in 1960 by National Bulk Carriers in Japan. Accommodations for 16 guests and up to 41 crew.
    Daniel K Ludwig, the billionaire entrepreneur, spent considerable time between the late 60s and late 70s personally overseeing innovative projects that he initiated in the Brazilian Amazon.

    The majority of Brazilians were skeptical about his motives, although a minority identified his efforts with those of entrepreneurs eternally insatiated with their achievements.

    If my memory isnt failing me, the above yacht used to be moored in the Amazon and served as his office.

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    He had an earlier yacht named “Danginn” that was anchored off Vaucroft Island in Welcome Pass one summer in the 60’s. None of us could believe a boat that big was simply for pleasure.. A bunch of us kids swam out to it one day. The crew was polite but our request to come aboard was greeted with smiles and heads slowing shaking side to side.

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    Default Re: Time for a big classic yacht pic

    It looks like it has been lengthened at least two times.
    Not a fan of some of the details, but over all looks very old school yachty.
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    41 crew and nobody thought to take in the fenders!
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    Default Re: Time for a big classic yacht pic

    Looks kinda like they got the bow off one boat, the stern off another and put something else in the middle. Rich people clearly have no taste at all. Might as well put a bowsprit on it.

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    Those engines would sound pretty nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Y View Post
    Looks kinda like they got the bow off one boat, the stern off another and put something else in the middle. Rich people clearly have no taste at all. Might as well put a bowsprit on it.
    My thoughts too. Not positively ugly, like some of the more exotic creations, nice bow, nice stern, but, to my eyes, the proportions are all wrong.
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    That thing has more domes than a mosque, which is a shame because they really spoil her lines.

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    Put me in the disappointed column too. I was expecting at least fifty million megapixels. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: Time for a big classic yacht pic

    Do you think she might roll a bit?

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    Default Re: Time for a big classic yacht pic

    I prefer this one:



    She carried twoi 5" guns, two 3" guns, searchlights and quick firing guns, so maybe the super rich were just as paranoid then as they are today.

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    Default Re: Time for a big classic yacht pic

    Nice enough lines on the OP yacht.
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