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    Default A Classic Ship-Yacht

    I've posted a few photos over the years of cruises on Seawolf, a 1956 ocean-going tug turned into a yacht. This is an article published last year in BOAT about her story in recent years, and owner.

    Those engines once towed 2 surplus aircraft carriers, in tandem, around Cape Horn to Japan to be scrapped -- east-to-west!

    https://www.boatinternational.com/lu...seawolf--39453

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    Default Re: A Classic Ship-Yacht

    I spent time aboard, and did some minor work for, Seawolf when she was lying in St. Vincent off-season in the late '90's. A lovely ship.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: A Classic Ship-Yacht

    I remember her as a working girl - in the mid seventies I worked for the London law firm - Constant and Constant - who acted for both Smits and Matsas (who bought her) doing Lloyd’s Form salvage cases. I recall that for some reason Smits renamed her from “Clyde” to “Smit Salvor”. Smit had a class of tugs named after rivers - I recall the “Clyde”, the “Thames” and the “Elbe”.

    The generic problem with a salvage tug as a superyacht is that she won’t have that much accommodation and she will surely need stabilisers. They all roll like pigs but the gold medal for rolling went to Bugsier’s “Pacific”.
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    Default Re: A Classic Ship-Yacht

    She rolls, yes, but has stabilizers, and I wouldn't call it excessive. The crew do their best to keep the ride smooth.

    Often the plan is to cruise at night and explore a new place each day, depending on the locale.

    The owner has it very nicely set up for a dozen or so friends to join him, plus the crew.

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    Default Re: A Classic Ship-Yacht

    i'd be happy with her stuart knockabout
    lovely daysailors
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Default Re: A Classic Ship-Yacht

    I must boast here as I have sailed with several MAN engines ranging from a Polish built Halberstadt-MAN, a Hayashikani-MAN in a Jap. whale-chaser to a Dutch passenger ship with twin in line 10cyl. 4 stroke MAN's. they were all good engines too, despite their age and 1950's designs.

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