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What kind of boat in "Dead Calm"?

I just watched Dead Calm again for about the tenth time and I always try to see what kind of boat it is. There are very few long shots of the boat but it looks pretty big, lilke 50+ feet, it's a ketch but other than that I can't tell.

I've even watched the credits to see if it said there but it doesn't.

Any ideas?
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Google is your friend:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_compa...Dead_Calm'
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I have to say I'm a bit skeptical about that answer... It's been a while since I saw the movie but I don't think that boat was a) 80 feet or b) a former maxi racer.. My recollection was more of a Gulfstar 60 ish sort of boat..

But the only thing I'm sure of is that I'm not sure at all.
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Here's a trailer for the movie. You be the judge:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097162/...lay-E11986-314
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Smile leaning over the side

I don't have the movie, but didn't she lean over the side and grasp his arm. Shat angle of heel, what speed, and how much rfeeboard. Would this not give some indication of type of boat?
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typing errors

Sorry should have read before posting. Typing errors, what and freeboard were what was intended
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Here's a trailer for the movie. You be the judge:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097162/...lay-E11986-314
That's kind of inconclusive, though the old schooner the nutcase came from could be that long...

Anyhow the Wiki info could well be right.... but it is Wiki
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there you go...

http://www.equinoxe.it/extranet/Stormvogel/ext.htm
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Excellent! Thanks Sasha, looks like Wiki was right on.
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Yeah, except that 22 meters is 72 feet, not 80 feet. Maybe they counted the bowsprit :-)
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