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And there goes Bezos' 4 knot shitbox on her maiden tow through the beautiful Dutch rivers.

 

She looks a little bit pregnant,
but with 3 schooner masts on her she will be a prom queen.

Anyone knows the designers/stylists? Her exterior styling looks a bit like a Dykstra, but then those are done in correberation with different stylists.

 

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You have to hand it to the Dutch - they certainly know how to move things around.

I haven't seen renderings of the rigs.  Did he go for square-top mains, or gaff, or pinhead?  Or wishbone on 1 and 2?  Or a mix?

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On 10/24/2021 at 1:56 AM, Fiji Bitter said:

And there goes Bezos' 4 knot shitbox on her maiden tow through the beautiful Dutch rivers.

 

She looks a little bit pregnant,
but with 3 schooner masts on her she will be a prom queen.

Anyone knows the designers/stylists? Her exterior styling looks a bit like a Dykstra, but then those are done in correberation with different stylists.

 

Can't rich people have a bit of taste ?

If you insist on spending gazillions on a yacht, at least don't get an architect specialised in whales to design the hull!

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On 10/24/2021 at 2:44 AM, P_Wop said:

You have to hand it to the Dutch - they certainly know how to move things around.

I haven't seen renderings of the rigs.  Did he go for square-top mains, or gaff, or pinhead?  Or wishbone on 1 and 2?  Or a mix?

I was thinking Dynarig. Far more easily controllable & reefable than gaff/bermuda. 

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You can do Dynarigs with top sections that can be lowered, although not as easy. One advantage of dynarigs though is that they don’t need backstays and long booms that get in the way of helipads.

 I know of a far sexier, similar sized boat that will be moving from drawing board to build very soon. Probably about half the displacement of Bezos thing and genuinely sailable- probably!

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21 hours ago, slug zitski said:

A friend if mine is working on that boats  masts 

he tell me that they are enormous , pharaonic in scale , and retractable or foldable so that the vessel can pass under bridges 

I've had foldable masts for years. These chaps should try to keep up.

One day I'll work out how to unfold them

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5 hours ago, European Bloke said:

I've had foldable masts for years. These chaps should try to keep up.

One day I'll work out how to unfold them

A quick DIY for foldable masts...

easy to do.....

the difficult part is the UNFOLDING....

 

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Is this the rig design developed undercover?

 

 

"This Windjammer Project is a 86 meter (loa) three-masted barque. Her hull will be from Alustar aluminium, the masts from aluminium to the height of the cross-trees, then carbon fibre. The yards (also carbon fibre) will feature ingenious in-yard furling for the square sails.

This project is a design study."

https://www.dykstra-na.nl/designs/windjammer-project/#

 

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4 hours ago, Trevor B said:

How many friends and/or servants can a person have?

 

I doubt he has any friends.

People like him have an entourage, not friends.

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1 hour ago, Presuming Ed said:

For one thing, no obvious jib tracks or evidence of chainplates?

 

And another thing.  If there's going to be a bowsprit on her (which the shape of the bow would suggest) there's no hole for it, and no tangs for bobstay or dolphin-striker either.  Curious.

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1 hour ago, P_Wop said:

And another thing.  If there's going to be a bowsprit on her (which the shape of the bow would suggest) there's no hole for it, and no tangs for bobstay or dolphin-striker either.  Curious.

In the spirit of xkcd 386, I’m not sure about that? By the chafe plate, and in line with the second yellow hull support for the bowsprit shrouds.

Who knows? We shall find out at some point.

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7 hours ago, Presuming Ed said:

In the spirit of xkcd 386, I’m not sure about that? By the chafe plate, and in line with the second yellow hull support for the bowsprit shrouds.

Who knows? We shall find out at some point.

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Yes, both a dolphin striker mount (the upper one) and a bobstay fitting on the waterline.  This suggests not a Diana Rigg.  Shame!

Remembering Dame Diana Rigg | Leisure | Yours

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6 hours ago, P_Wop said:

Yes, both a dolphin striker mount (the upper one) and a bobstay fitting on the waterline.  This suggests not a Diana Rigg.  Shame!

Ah, Diana Rigg. A nice eulogy from her daughter, Rachael Stirling. 
https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2021/oct/24/diana-rigg-rachael-stirling-interview-edgar-wright

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She once took a very recognisable national treasure to a sex shop. He had confessed to her that sex with his wife was on the wane so she took him to Soho, marched into the emporium and loudly instructed: “GRAB A BASKET, DEAR!”

 

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Am I alone in seeing a hull shape from when, the 1880's??  Way tapered, and long overhangs. 

I know squat about design, but looks like not much of a keel.  Is there a retractable keel extension for upwind work?

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1 hour ago, nolatom said:

Am I alone in seeing a hull shape from when, the 1880's??  Way tapered, and long overhangs. 

I know squat about design, but looks like not much of a keel.  Is there a retractable keel extension for upwind work?

Gentlemen don't sail upwind

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58 minutes ago, TheDragon said:

Gentlemen don't sail upwind

Because a helicopter and a private jet is much faster.

I'll be quite happy to go upwind in that 1880's hull shape though, champagne and caviar sailing is ok for me. Can't wait...

 

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6 hours ago, plenamar said:

This boat is a monstrosity....I wonder whether Bezos sails at all

You mean a monster, ok. And why wonder or worry about Bezos?

I bet he’s got enough brains to know how to set an autopilot, or even which way to turn the wheel. Unlike you when you'd grown out of your Optimist and you turned the wrong way, jibed the boat, and the boom flattened your head. Or do you have a degree in electrical engineering and computer science?

 

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17 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

It's not about sailing - it's his entry in the billionaires dick swinging contest.

If I ever be billionaire I will buy one of these to serve as personal yacht. I heard that used ones are quite cheap. Just weld few office blocks on top of it and call it a day. There wont be larger one in Monte Carlo when I park this on the bay.

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Needless to say, I wont be a billionaire...

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1 hour ago, Pertsa said:

If I ever be billionaire I will buy one of these to serve as personal yacht. I heard that used ones are quite cheap. Just weld few office blocks on top of it and call it a day. There wont be larger one in Monte Carlo when I park this on the bay.

Knock-Nevis-samyj-bolshoj-korabl-8.jpg

 

Needless to say, I wont be a billionaire...

No swim platfrom. Pass.

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