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    Bezos canít get his super boat down the river. Oops.

    Good for Rotterdam. I hope they make it hurt.

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    I suspect it'll hurt the builder far more than it hurts Bezos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndanteEd View Post
    I suspect it'll hurt the builder far more than it hurts Bezos.
    I suspect the builder didn't think it all the way through and hurt themselves. It is easy to take a bid but completing it to deliver is a next level stuff. Having a high profile client intending to take down small retail and main street shops didn't help in a place that cherishes their tight knit community and tradition of local merchants.
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    Yup, assumption is the mother of all **** ups

    They should have perhaps thought it through a little better.

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    Imagine the (insert philanthropic project) that could have been funded for $500 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedog225 View Post
    Imagine the (insert philanthropic project) that could have been funded for $500 million.
    Instead Bezos gets his money back, the builder folds, the workers lose their lively hoods and pensions, unemployment in the region goes up and small businesses in the area are sent reeling after years of Covid shut down.
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    I bet there is a number that gets that bridge lovingly and carefully dismantled/restored/reassembled, builds a few schools, and puts money in everyone’s pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fred Z View Post
    it does say the problem is the height of the schooner's masts which won't fit under the 130ft lift of the bridge. why not step the masts somewhere past the bridge? Attachment 114380
    It appears that this may be what happens. In spite of the clickbaity image, this guy explains it reasonably well:



    As an aside, he also goes on to talk about Starlink now being licensed to operate on moving vehicles. Useful for those who want it at sea.
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    Fred Z gets to the kernel of the matter.Just put the masts on a barge and crane them in once the boat is past the bridge.

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    Sikorsky helicopters, or a few blimps ought to do it

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    "This man has earned his money by structurally cutting staff, evading taxes, avoiding regulations and now we have to tear down our beautiful national monument?" Leewis said..

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    At our marina we had to raise a mast on a 25' boat in the dock. We tied ropes to masts of boats in adjacent slips. About 10 of us worked to hoist the mast and step it in place.

    Mr. Bezos can get his buddies who sail Sailing Yacht "A" and the Maltese Falcon on either side of his yacht and do something similar. It should be easy, just scale up by a factor of 20 or 30.
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    I feel very sorry for him. That's the only reason I don't have my own super yacht now, so many troubles with the marinas...
    I really hope my business will do better this year and I will be able to afford one of those beauties very soon.
    We have a very professional people working for us now and with the usage of microsoft teams sms the promotion wen on a new quality level too.
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    Poor you
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike9199 View Post
    I feel very sorry for him. That's the only reason I don't have my own super yacht now, so many troubles with the marinas...
    You mean you can't afford to buy the marina??
    We'll have a whip round for you.

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    https://jalopnik.com/bezos-didnt-eve...cht-1849376392

    So apparently there was a plan B it seemed to work out just fine. (FredZ called it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by switters View Post
    https://jalopnik.com/bezos-didnt-eve...cht-1849376392

    So apparently there was a plan B it seemed to work out just fine. (FredZ called it)
    Launching without the masts stepped, and then moving the hull to where it needs to be for final fitting out is a pretty normal thing. Has been for centuries.

    Like this one.

    https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2...ship-launched/



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    I’d rather have a modest fleet of sea planes

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    The idiots who wrote the linked article stated that at 417', the yacht would now be the largest sailing vessel in the world. Sailing yacht, perhaps, but not sailing vessel. Morons. They were also talking about "the mast", not bothering to find out it has three masts. Morons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Jones View Post
    The idiots who wrote the linked article stated that at 417', the yacht would now be the largest sailing vessel in the world. Sailing yacht, perhaps, but not sailing vessel. Morons. They were also talking about "the mast", not bothering to find out it has three masts. Morons.
    I do so loath sloppy reporting.

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    162 meters/532 feet, 5-masted barque..



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    ^We're going to Split in November. Maybe I can find her?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Davis View Post
    ^We're going to Split in November. Maybe I can find her?

    Can't be too hard find.

    Wonder what a cruise on her would run.
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    Here she is. Sails as GOLDEN HORIZON.

    https://www.tradewindvoyages.com

    Looks like all sailings are cancelled through October due to the war in Ukraine — seems their line of credit is [was] through a Russian bank, VTB Germany.
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