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You have to try extra hard to make boats this ugly.

1' clearance isn't that big a deal for these vessels. Ships routinely pass through the Panama Canal with similar clearance. Of course, they have 4 or 8 locomotives holding them in the center of the lock.
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Thanks for the fun photos. You could have named this thread "Mirabella VS Simpson Lagoon Bridge!"
I'm with Faster on this as this boat is not to my taste, no matter how much money I had.
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Those boats are obviously major technical achievements on many levels, esp the systems on the Maltese Falcon, but beyond that, I dunno.......

OK - these are for you fans:











More to my liking:

Salperton



Sojourner



Endeavour



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I'm sorry but anyone who says this is ugly has all their taste in their mouths (with respect).

She may be huge and not as pretty as a Catalina 23 (yeah right) but geez, that's a serious piece of kit. And I bet she's tooling along at a cool 25 knots right there.



If you want to see ugly, have a look at Athena, she's presently under wraps in Auckland for a repaint and refit, you can see she needs it real bad.



Thanks for the loan of the picture BTW.
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Yep, that's kinda not pretty at all!
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So if its ugly just 'cause its big, then how about this trashy looking boat.





Launched in Auckland today by local superyacht builder Alloy Yachts. She's 67 metres - how ugly is that?!?!?

If you care about really ugly things, read about it here:

67m Sailing Yacht Vertigo launched by Alloy Yachts — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News
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So if its ugly just 'cause its big, then how about this trashy looking boat.





Launched in Auckland today by local superyacht builder Alloy Yachts. She's 67 metres - how ugly is that?!?!?

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67m Sailing Yacht Vertigo launched by Alloy Yachts — Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News


That right there is boatporn, pure and simple.
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Looks like a luxury submarine at this point!
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Looks like a luxury submarine at this point!
I've always kinda wondered why there aren't luxury submarines. If I had a couple billion dollars, after I bought a superyacht or two (sail, of course), I'd probably buy a submarine. Also, Vertigo is my new favorite megayacht.
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Probably just me, but I'd suggest that Joe Vittoria has better taste when it comes to tenders, than the Mother Ship...



For me, the true test of beauty in a yacht, is that she looks good from every imaginable angle... MIRABELLA V fails on that score, IMHO...

That's OK, he probably wouldn't think very much of my boat, either...
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