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post #61 of 78
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
I agree completely... I was at the Ft. Lauderdale boat show (one of the biggest in the States) a few years back and was able to tour some multi-million dollar yachts similar to the ones I just pictured, and the interiors were incredibly drab... they weren't much better than what you'd see in a model home, or Bo Concept even. You should see some of interiors of the monstrosities built in the 70s and 80s... ew.

All that money but so little taste...


True. However, just imagine that 90% of the interior is custom (hand) made for each individual yacht. So while interior decorations might leave a little to be desired, the craftsmanship to build all beds, cabinets and closest by hand is an art unto itself. Much unlike Bo Concept. Feadship is making the best yachts these days, their hull design is classic.
post #62 of 78
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
And here is a pic of Jim Pattison's yacht inside the Octopus


Pattison: WTF! That big hunk of crap just ate my boat!
post #63 of 78
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If you don't have quite the billions of, say, Lakshmi Mittal -

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post #64 of 78
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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post
True. However, just imagine that 90% of the interior is custom (hand) made for each individual yacht. So while interior decorations might leave a little to be desired, the craftsmanship to build all beds, cabinets and closest by hand is an art unto itself. Much unlike Bo Concept. Feadship is making the best yachts these days, their hull design is classic.

Good point! Didn't even consider that... but you're exactly right.

And I agree with Feadship! My friends in the industry say the same thing... Feadship rules.
post #65 of 78
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan View Post
You are just a nobody if you don't have a second helipad.


I think I'll just buy an old oil tanker and remodel it to be the biggest "yacht."
post #66 of 78
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Good point! Didn't even consider that... but you're exactly right.

And I agree with Feadship! My friends in the industry say the same thing... Feadship rules.

Thanks for the interior tour of the Attessa. I'm still working on getting invited to the real thing.
post #67 of 78
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
More Octopus pics:

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It must be good to live like a villain from a James Bond movie!
post #68 of 78
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Goodbye, Laurel, we hardly knew ye... At 240' long, manufactured by Delta Marine, the Laurel is the largest yacht built in the U.S. since the 1920s. And a pic from the web on a better day...
post #69 of 78
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Wow, NY Times, way to keep up with Styleforum... For the Yachting Class, the Latest Amenity Can Take Flight
post #70 of 78
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
[N]ow Larry realizes that size doesn't always matter -- turns out his Rising Sun is just too big to dock at many of the fanciest and most exotic "see and be seen" ports and marinas around the world -- he has to park at Cruise ship docks! Or he has to pull up alongside oil takers and container ships at industrial ports. (Not very posh.) So he's ordered a 260 ft (a little less than 200 feet shorter than Rising Sun) yacht to be built by the Dutch builder Feadship (one of the great yachtmakers) at Royal van Lent shipyard in 2010.
One can always tender in ... especially if one doesn't care about being seen.
post #71 of 78
Holy thread bump
post #72 of 78
i agree with some of the earlier comments, are those helicopters just for show? you need Jedi pilot skills to stick the landing on some of those helipads. especially if the ship is underway in anything but glass-smooth seas
post #73 of 78
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Originally Posted by imageWIS View Post
A good yacht should have a retractable helipad that lowers the helicopter into the boat and locks the entrance above it, in order to ensure that the helicopter is fully protected, plus it'll make for a kick ass sight to boot!

Jon.

I've seen one that not only lowers, it lowers and then slides inwards something like 6-8' because the owner was simply unwilling to stretch the stern out a little extra to make it work easily. Apparently it was a giant pain in the ass to engineer everything to move just the right way and not have the helicopter hit anything when it was being put away.

the other badass thing that is in style now is the helicopter pad, in the down position, being a pool.

also...3 40' tenders? One just for the crew? I can't even comprehend this. And I do tenders for a living.
post #74 of 78
Couple of guys that drink in my local bars work on these things. One on Octopus and the other one for Abramovich (not sure which yacht). 12 weeks on, four weeks shore leave seems to be the pattern. Both engineers, which these days means more IT than grease monkey. Lots of mixing with the stars stories as you'd expect, but both are pretty down to earth about it all and they don't volunteer what it is they do unless they get to know you quite well. (That might be a contractual thing as well ) The guy that works for PA is on mega money, but basically is on call 24/7 when on board, so a few three day shifts with four hours total sleep is not unusual if something needs fixing. (which happened on his last stint) Great job if you're in your twenties and want to see the world, but I think it would prove very tiring once you get beyond your forties.
post #75 of 78
That would get tiring after a year.
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