Boat/yacht thread? Boat/yacht thread.
Starting off with one of my favourites, the 143' "Esense" by Wally. Easily recognizable by its flush deck and sleek lines, this carbon fibre superyacht is (supposedly) sailable by a one-man crew.
Dude, dude, think about it. She's out in the middle of nowhere with some dude she barely knows, she looks around, what does she see, nothing but open ocean. "Oh, there's nowhere for me to run. What am I going to do? Say no?"
Always had a soft spot for the Waterworld tri
Pic related is a boat, and was briefly a yacht in order to get certified by british naval authorities for its trip to San Fransisco from Newcastle.
all of my boat boners. every single last one of them.
all I want in life is to steam around the world in a 1900's tugboat. I am a man of peculiar tastes.
Another exquisite sailboat by Wally, the 164' "Better Place"
jesus christ, i'm scared to take my 16 ft boat to t he pier.
Is there any real consequence form taking a fresh water only boat to ocean water?
like if i clean it out and wash out the engine for 10 minutes is that enough?
it wasnt till the mid 1800s that europeans were able to make ships as fast as arabs had for a thousand years
Say hello to the "Azzam". Measuring a staggering 590 feet this is the world's largest yacht. Thanks to its 94,000 hp gas turbine jets, this 14,000 ton monster is capable of speeds above 30 knots. Owned by an Arab, of course.
A yacht trend that has really made its mark over the lastest years, the "beach club". Here depicted by the 236' "Azteca".
tranatlantic crossing on the 100 ft Wally yacht Indio
May I present the god of blue water cruising, the Alubat Ovni 435. Aluminum hull, flat bottom, hydraulic lifting centerboard and rudder for 2'4" of draft. Fast, affordable, good looking, beamy; the brick shithouse of the seas favored and made popular by the master of cruising, Jimmy Cornell.
Any other blue water cruiser is just a shit.
I want one so bad.
I just want to sail and sail and sail across the oceans on this bad bitch
>tfw you will never tuck into a quiet, 3-foot deep, electric azure bay in Tonga on your 44ft Ovni
why even live?
all this big boat dreamin is stoping you from tiny boat being .
,, you dont feel so ba when you leave you little boat with pirates,, or you sink it!
, Every harbor has a "takeme" corner, its like a pile of old bikes needing rims, but there may be a GEM frame or a truely good boat.
,the fish dont care what you show up in! just show.
pic>2100$ CL, ready to sail!
Banque Populaire currently holds the 24 hour speed record, you have to see this boat in motion to appreciate what a trimaran this size is like
Esense has to have the most boring barebones interior Ive ever seen in a yacht...would not buy
the price is higher than usual because of the carbon fiber hull
Minus the sails, it almost looks like that on a normal day in the Arabian Gulf. It's fucking thick with them out there. They are the most annoying thing in existence. Nets stretching miles in either direction.
"Captain, captain! Please my nets captain! Please, you alter your course to starboard! Captain, captain please my nets captain! Please you alter your course to starboard!"
Followed by "fuck you I will cut your nets" in a thick Russian accent.
>How much does it costs?
Estimated price tag of $25m. Yachts like these are usually sold with non-disclosure agreements.
Fully electronic and hydraulic winches. Everything is controllable and adjustable from the touchscreens at the helm. Note however that this is a very competitive and fast yacht if sailed like a ocean racer. Wally prides itself with 2 things: aesthetics and speed. Hence the very minimal interior displayed by >>746623. It's all done to save weight.
hey guys. Cruiser here with 4000 NMs sailed in the med, carib and one transat crossing with the ARC. I want to start racing, so I'm thinking of doing the Fastnet this year (2015). Never raced before though.
Is Southampton a good place to find a crew with their own boat and join them? If not Southampton (chose it because it's the biggest city near Cowes), then where? Portsmouth? Plymouth? I'm in my 20s, not a really interesting job, so this year I just want to relocate anywhere where I'll have a chance of joining a Fastnet crew.
Better Place is stunning.
My favorite yacht is probably "Aglaia" by Vitters. Such simplicity and elegance.
I've always found sloop rigged yachts to be the most appealing, don't know why. Other ones I enjoy dreaming of are "Kokomo" by Alloy.
The exception to the rule above is the "Maltese Falcon" with its very interesting rigging.
I think it's a shame they just did another "layer cake" superyacht, and not something more like a PJ SuperSports for example.
I think PJ are on the leading edge of superyacht design, but with that said accommodation wont' be as good as a yacht the same length with two more stories.
Pros and cons!
never mind, I googled. It's just a tiny flat section, just enough to keep the boat upright on the beach when the tide goes out.
I thought you meant flat enough to slam in big waves, common enough in shoal-draft island hoppers but pretty bad for blue water.
That's a really nice blend of qualities that boat has, man. I tend to dislike most things about the French, but boat design is def the exception.
yacht racers love flat bottom boats. even though the technology exists to use a heavy weight lead bulb at the bottom of the keel that would enable narrower boats, they would rather use wide boats that require them to sit on the rail
Nice pic, I was on the build team for that boat.
The reason modern boats have wide flat bottoms is for initial form stability. The wider and flatter, the more it takes for the boat to heal over and on top of having a deep heavy keel means you can have a more powerful rig then a narrower boat.
How did you get into the boat building industry?
Do you enjoy it?
If you don't mind me asking, is your salary comfortable?
Do you think with the skills you have it would be easy for you to relocate wherever there is a boat building industry?
I ask because I'm a cabinet and furniture maker, I've worked for companies that make high end furniture for super yachts, but recently I've been curious about the prospects of moving to boat building in the future (25 y/o atm).
context, my man. He said it was "the god of blue water cruising", and followed it up with a mention of flat bottom.
cruising and racing are completely different pursuits, with completely different priorities.
Flat wide bottoms are fast, especially downwind, but they pound like hell going upwind. Which wreaks havoc on cooking dinner, or mixing drinks.
L14,,, much molesting happen there.
,good times,, GREATIME!
,,, carrys a big load and costs 1$, or so.
Has anyone here worked as a yacht broker? I have an opportunity to start with a pretty well known brokerage agency. It costs $595 to get started with my licensing and their MLS system. I know it's tough work, but is it viable? I'm in south Florida so we have a 12-month boating season. Just curios if anyone has first-hand experience with it.
With OP's boat? Yes, but smaller ones have a really low ceiling. Pic related: a small boat's toilet.
Sorry about the lack of clothes, pic was initially taken for a /fit/ thread.
It looks so cozy and so pretty but although i live at the coast now i am a mountaineer/adventurer/explorer to the core :D.
Rapid river rafting, scearing off brown bears and wolves, fighting snowstorms and dangerous cliff paths at -20C even mountainbiking on the edge of whats possible - thats what i do.
Yes i am an occupational hazard :D.
Does this count? I've just volunteered to be a 3rd officer on board it (no pay, but food and travel paid). You need a CoC to do it, which I have, but I've not heard anything back yet. Crossing my fingers, as I'd really love to do it.
Mate, was that the River something? Fuck, I can't remember the second part of the name. There were two of them around the great barrier reef when I was on the Bauxite trade round there. I talked to a guy who had worked on them at one point and he said they were brilliant.
Not sure if this is the right place to ask, first time to this board.
I'm looking at getting a sailing license. The maximum I can get right now wouldn't let me go far from the coast, that's fine. I live in the EU, in a country touching the Mediterranean Sea. Could I possibly sail to neighbor EU countries without problems? Would I need to get some kind of international license?
Quick question, not worth starting another thread for.
How tall is the tallest mast, antenna, cargo box, anything on the tallest ship out there? Any ship type -- aircraft carrier, 1800s era "tall ship", modern container cargo ship, modern megayacht sailboat, whatever.
Five hundred feet? Six hundred? Two hundred? What type of ship is it?
they need to learn to lighten up and look at pictures of yachts. You can learn a lot about the world from the bow of a ship than with your face behind some dusty old papers
I can't believe there aren't any junk rigs in this thread.
Any liveaboard types/experience in here?
I have zero sailing experience but after looking at sites like hobosailer.com and perusing sailboatlistings.com I'm entertaining the fantasy of buying a project boat and someday doing some liveaboard sailing up and down the coast.
Stories, advice, ideas?
tallest mast on a sailboat is 292 feet from waterline on Mirabella V which is 246 feet long
Im sure the tallest floating structure is an oil rig or crane of some sort
Not sail powered but I do live on it for half of my time.
thanks for the lulz anon
April will make 24 years working on the river. The type of work we do, ship docking and assistance, means we run from the Gulf of Mexico up to Baton Rouge. The ships that transit can't go any further north than that.
The work is fairly steady and this segment of the shipping industry is really steady as far as economic tuturn-downs and such. We're very fortunate that the cargo facilities along the entire length of the river are pretty much split 50/50 grain vs petrochemical. The grain used to be seasonal like clockwork but the huge grain companies now harvest different types crops so they have something to ship/sell all year long.
The petroleum tankers run nonstop all year round. We have crude refineries, storage tank facilities, chemical additive refiners, plastics distillers....you name it.
Go check out Google Earth or something similar, type in Pilottown, Louisiana. That's pretty much where they start to calculate distances up river from. The Mississippi is measured in statute miles instead of nautical. Scroll northwest or zoom out from there. The furthest upriver we go is 230 miles from there to Baton Rouge. This place is huge and there are probably 100 facilities that take ships for import or export.
Oh I know it's busy. I work for the railroad here on the east bank. Grain work is far more seasonal for us, though.
I know IMTT and Valero by Destrehan are really starting to pick up on our end, so I can only assume they're just as busy on yours.
I was always curious about how you guys gave location on the river. It's kind of cool that it's basically like an interstate with mile numbering.
Haha, that damn TWIC card. Good for just about nothing and hardly anyone ever checks it. I swear that whenever I'm buying ammo the cashier will ask if I'm a veteran because they see the TWIC card and assume it's a military ID. That might be the only thing it's good for.
Oh man, I know how you feel. I saw some absolutely incredible live-aboard tugs (even more so because prior to that the only tugs I'd ever seen were tiny little tenders) in marinas when I was in Alaska and ever since then I've been having this recurring fantasy of operating one as a tramper in the south pacific.
There are other boats with it's-totally-not-a-daggerboard-we-promise keels out there and while I like metal more than glass for a hull I think that the lines of those boats (inside and out) are butt-fucking ugly. I have that same reaction to pretty much all French yachts (Beneteau, Jeanneau, Dufour, etc.); it's not just that one.
That said, if I win the lotto or come into an inheritance but don't come away with a sum of money that would let me buy something truly obscene I'd like to buy one and then have it ripped apart and re-built it because virtually all of my issues with it are little more than aesthetic; performance-wise it seems great as far as I can tell from secondhand experience and a draft that shallow in a 40+ cruiser really is exceptional.
I have a question. I've been becoming increasingly curious about boats lately but I know literally nothing about them.
Why do sailboats still seem to be the standard for moderately-sized pleasure use on the ocean?
I can understand the romantic appeal, I guess, but it seems like using an engine should be vastly preferable and easier for 90% of normal people who want to go out on the ocean. What gives?
Because what exactly are you doing out in the ocean with a motor boat?
It's not like your moderately-sized please boat is a yacht.
If you want a sea-doo, buy a sea-doo. The reason why most people are out in small pleasure boats in the ocean is for recreational sailing or smuggling.
>Why do sailboats still seem to be the standard for moderately-sized pleasure use on the ocean?
Why do people go hiking, or on scenic drives? The sense of isolation and freedom you get from sailing is, for my money, impossible to describe with words.
>I can understand the romantic appeal, I guess, but it seems like using an engine should be vastly preferable and easier for 90% of normal people who want to go out on the ocean. What gives?
First of all, do you know how much it costs to operate a powered vessel? If you're going to use your boat a lot, sailing is much, much more economical.
Secondly, sailing is much more relaxing and enjoyable than motoring for most people and if you don't have a boat to relax on then why the hell do you even have a boat in the first place?
I also forgot to mention that many people get an immense sense of satisfaction from sailing because how well the boat performs correlates directly with your skill as a skipper - you're in charge of every little detail and being a competent or better sailor is a point of pride just like for any other hobby.
I'd be happy with a dutch barge - puttering about the canals and with quiet weather perhaps coastal sailings.
Fuel costs a lot. Noise. No fun in piloting it, with sails the feel of the wind transfers through to the tiller or wheel wonderfully, feeling the vessel stiffen when the breeze picks up, cutting through the water, it's beautiful. There's pride in the skill of sailing too.
My sailboat I inherited when my father passed away. It's not the best boat but I love her.
(I don't tow it with my Jeep. I was just moving it around my driveway to clean it)
if you have the money to buy the really high end ones, you don't buy the cheapest model either. I bet for an extra million or two they'll put a whiskey bar or something similar down there, like Maybach with their ginormous luxury deathcages.
>Well you also need to be rich.
No you don't. Not at all. You can get perfectly sound used daysailers for the price of a used car and the upkeep is usually pretty cheap if you're going to haul it, even seasonally.
If you believe James Howard Kunstler and his ilk, the minute that society falls over the oceans will be awash with pirates