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#1 Estar

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:34 PM

So, latest International Superyacht Society(ISS) Design Awards and damn, what were they thinking - ugly a sin.

Here is the 24-40m winner (it's described as "an exterior of slender, modern lines"):

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Here is the 40m+ winner, not quite as bad, but still wrong:

Attached File  Alt_Best sail 40mVertigo.jpg   98.97K   124 downloads

I suppose it is quite possible these were the only two superyacts designed this year so winners simply by default.

#2 Bob Perry

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

I like the Briand big boat but the Dixon boat is like the rest of his work, boring.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 02:52 PM

The Dixon boat is like the rest of his work, boring.


The photographer didn't do him any favors catching the bow diving into a wave.

#4 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:29 PM

removed spambot and response. agree ESTAR...

UGLY!

#5 jhiller

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:32 PM

The Dixon boat has an old look to it. A 30 year old Swan hull with a silly deck that reminds me of the early saloon decks. The Briand boat has more appeal to me but even it looks like an exercise in knocking off a Wally.

#6 Jose Carumba

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 07:43 PM

I've always enjoyed Briand's designs. Dixon not so much.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:04 PM

some some of you must know . . . how many superyachts were actually designed (design completed and bid for build, I guess) last year?

#8 Jose Carumba

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:24 PM

some some of you must know . . . how many superyachts were actually designed (design completed and bid for build, I guess) last year?


Sail or power or both? We signed and started construction on 2 powerboats last year, (1) 130 footer and (1) 237 footer, with a 211 curently in build. We delivered a 164 earlier this year. I have not kept up with how the rest of the yards are doing though.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

Here, try this:

http://www.boatinter...news.asp?id=151

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:12 PM

Here, try this:

http://www.boatinter...news.asp?id=151


Thanks, so actually more than I would have guessed (+700) . . . and these two were voted the best . . . hate to see the rest!

#11 Bob Perry

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

Dixon doesn't have an original bone in his body. I probably shouldn't talk like that but what the hell.
Briand has always been one of my favorites.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:08 PM

I wonder how many of the 700 were sail....5~10%?

#13 Jose Carumba

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:23 PM

FWIW, the Apple i-Sore. Steve Jobs yacht just launched:

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#14 hobot

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

I'm not up to speed on motoryacht exhaust systems anymore.....do they exit underneath the hull into the water? (I was thinking about how pretty the ass end will be with the exhaust soot covering it).

#15 Jose Carumba

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:47 PM

Most large motor yacht exhaust is under water, either at the transom or near the aft end of the engine room with a reverse facing scoop to help extract the exhaust while under way. There is usually an above waterline bypass for use when the boat is going slowly or stopped to relieve back pressure and to prevent big exhaust bubbles from spraying all over when alongside a float.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 11:15 PM

FWIW, the Apple i-Sore. Steve Jobs yacht just launched:

Well that's funny.

Does that ass end open up and all sorts of 007 type water toys fall out? Maybe an i-sub?


Edit to add:
I clicked on the link and looked at the full size image. Is that duct tape on the headsail?

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#17 MoeAlfa

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:06 AM

I clicked on the link and looked at the full size image. Is that duct tape on the headsail?]

Yeah, they keep snagging it on the stanchions on the douse.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:00 AM

FWIW, the Apple i-Sore. Steve Jobs yacht just launched:

Attached File  Venus-1.jpg   55.65K   28 downloads
Attached File  Venus-2.jpg   53.97K   33 downloads
Attached File  Venus-3.jpg   60.08K   25 downloads


meh. I built a ship like that out of legos.




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