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#1 Roleur

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Saw this in Valencia this morning. Has me scratching my head. Not so much what, but why? Also, saw the Alinghi catamaran sitting in a parking lot doing nothing.

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#2 Great Red Shark

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 09:14 PM

Good grief that IS funny-looking ! Kinda like one hull of a big charter catamaran....ick

#3 nolatom

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 10:36 PM

At least that beautiful (cough cough) boat off to their starboard has a boom..

#4 GnarlyItWas

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:08 PM

Luca Brenta / Maxi Dolphin ?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:40 AM

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:41 AM

Luca Brenta / Maxi Dolphin ?


May look look like a dolphin if upside down :ph34r:

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 06:44 AM

Looks like a bastard child of the last days of the IMS rule.

#8 hobot

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:16 AM

Korners are Kewl!

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#9 No Way

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:03 AM

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Check out the keel on their 39 - it's wacky too

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

Yipes, got beat with an ugly stick early and often. Hardly know where to begin....

"It's 44' and sleeps 30, ain't it grand?"

"The twin helms overlap since the boat's only 6' wide, but aren't they cool?"

"We went with diamond shaped port lights because it's been almost 30 years since anyone used them in a James Bond film."

"E-Boat grey is such an eye catching color, we just went for it!"

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#11 Soley

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:23 PM

It is so obviously French, pass the eye bleach please.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:12 PM

Luca Brenta / Maxi Dolphin ?


Have you ever seen a work by Luca Branta?
this ugly boat as nothing to share
If i were him I would sue you ;)

#13 Skiddy

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 01:38 PM


Luca Brenta / Maxi Dolphin ?


Have you ever seen a work by Luca Branta?
this ugly boat as nothing to share
If i were him I would sue you ;)


Agree. Almost bought a Maxi Dolphin 65 about a year ago and it certainly did not look anything like this - would not have made a bid if it did...

#14 bostonh

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:16 PM

Gorgeous & sleek overall, IMO. Just because it's modern, doesn't make it ugly y'farts!

Not sure the diamond ports are necessary, but certainly different.

#15 Drewbius

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

I'm a fan. It's not a beauty queen, but its kind of cool in the way that mid-80s BMWs were cool. Ugly, but you want to look at it. It's got character.

#16 soak_ed

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 02:33 PM

Gorgeous & sleek overall, IMO. Just because it's modern, doesn't make it ugly y'farts!

Not sure the diamond ports are necessary, but certainly different.


No, it isn't modern, it is just plain ugly. The diamond ports are only the beginning. Now pass the eye bleach please.




#17 GnarlyItWas

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

Done a bit of time on maxi dolphin 65, which I agree is a great looking boat.

I thought that the reverse sheer and and transom were reminiscent in an ugly way. Maybe like something Brenta had done after the pub.

#18 Undercoverbloke

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:39 PM

SEP is what it is, and why? Because people are stupid!

#19 Maxx Baqustae

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:44 PM

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A lot of odd shapes in that design. Reminiscent of the odd shapes of Jones or Whiting wtf?

#20 tuf-luf

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:52 PM

Korners are Kewl!

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Gawd! Another Italian, Med, floating oxygen lounge.

Que the Paul Oakenfold and serve plenty of bottled water.

Ferk. <_<

#21 dinghydock

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

Luca Brenta / Maxi Dolphin ?


Not even on a bad day!

#22 gwell

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:16 PM

It is so obviously French, pass the eye bleach please.


Not French, Belgian designer...

But French builder, & stupid mediterranean square-but-fashion-while-drinking-champagne interiors
I prefer not to talk about the outside design, I just dont wana be with Mr Brenta when he'll be aware to be compared to this...

#23 GybeSetŪ

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:31 PM

we've got a brand here named "half a cow"Posted Image

but Half a Cat ?

nah just doesn't work

#24 Caca Cabeza

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 08:14 PM

Vomit 45?

#25 Keith

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 12:46 AM

Interior by IKEA? :unsure:

#26 Woxbox

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:26 AM

Inspired while riding the subway?

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#27 rigguy

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.... Unfortunately, he had a sharp stick in his eye.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:31 PM


Ionic 48
http://www.ionicyachts.com



Check out the keel on their 39 - it's wacky too

Certainly innovative.

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