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Old 03-08-2011
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Exclamation Mirabella V trys Simpson Lagoon Bridge!

The Facts:

Mirabella V, 2004, Length 75.2 m (247 ft), Beam 14.8 m 49 ft, Weight 1004 tonnes.

Simpson Lagoon Bridge, St Martin width 16.75 m 55 ft. , Weight: Attached to the Earth

Skipper: Some Aussie Dude.

Reason for Entry: Dude looking for new job????????????

Audience: Cruisers in dinks and viewing platform at Yacht Club

Action: See Photos Below

Photo 1: "The Bow was easy...."
Photo 2: "Cap'n the puffy thing won't fit!"
Photo 3: "If you look up you'll see the spread.....ers...!"
Photo 4: "Witnesses"
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That thing really is a bit of a 'see what I can buy' white elephant. It's not particularly attractive, esp amongst the many gorgeous classics you find at the various Caribbean ports, and it's too tall for most any harbour bridge worldwide.
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That is such an awesome boat. I seem to recall seeing Mirabella IV for sale recently. If I only had a spare $7M or so...
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That thing really is a bit of a 'see what I can buy' white elephant. It's not particularly attractive, esp amongst the many gorgeous classics you find at the various Caribbean ports, and it's too tall for most any harbour bridge worldwide.

It's certainly a status symbol, but I disagree with your opinion. I think she's a beaut!
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That's INSANE!!! What do they use for rigging, bridge cable???

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I was going to charter her for a week @ 300,000/week (2007). I called 300 of my friends and asked them if they would join me. Ok we had a plan - then I went back to the website and it said that the max number of guest was 14!!!!! OMG.

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It was probalby good that the plan did not work I cant imagine calling a diesel truck to fill her up at $5 a gallon with twin 1066hp engines and 15,000 gallons fuel capacity. The asking price is 29,000,000 euros/50.000,000 US
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Then I wanted to charters this one because the beam is only 42ft and could easily passs thru the Simpson Lagoon bridge....... and then I woke up!!!!

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