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It's big , It's beautiful

My guess at least 150' . I saw this boat in my marina a few years ago , and now she's back . Anybody know her ?

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My guess at least 150' . I saw this boat in my marina a few years ago . Anybody know her ?

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I don’t think she is Meteor, but she looks a lot like her. I saw her as I rounded Pt Judith 12 miles in the distance.

We saw Meteor two years ago in Natagasett Bay. Radar showed her going over 15 knots. She flew by with a rooster tail with me watch her with my tongue hanging out


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Re: It's big , It's beautiful

doing laundry yesterday there was this magazine aimed at the owners and crews of boats like that

their issues aren't anything like "ours" and by the time I got to back of the mag I realized just how much boat scum I really am

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I wonder if it's Rupert Murdoch's old yacht Morning Glory. It was docked in front of my boat at Chelsea Piers New York were he got married on it with his previous wife.

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Or maybe it's actually Rupert Murdoch's new yacht VERTIGO. Exhibit A:
https://www.superyachtfan.com/supery...t_vertigo.html

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Maybe I'm nuts, but I wouldn't take it if you gave it to me. Annual operating expense exceeds the purchase price of my boat. And even if that's play money for you, you gotta manage a pile of people who work for you to keep this thing running.

You don't own your stuff, your stuff owns you.

I know a guy who could buy it. He owns a 46 foot sailboat. I asked him why not buy something like a Perini Navi? He said "I've had employees my entire working life, the last thing I want is to manage a group of people working for me on my boat."

Put your hand on the wheel, the other on a sheet, and go sailing without requiring a coordinated ballet of everything from sailing crew to kitchen staff. And I've watched that TV show about what goes on below decks, enough said .

Wise advice I think. Fun to look at though.
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Well, capecodda is kinda right.
Over 150 feet long or over 300 Tons you need to have a professionally qualified Captain on it.
So if you've just spent your $10 million and you jump into the Bridge and grab the Wheel the Captain is gunna tell you where you can shove your dirty mitts. You tell him you wanna have a go with your own boat and he tells you to nick off! You tell him you wanna go up that river and anchor off that beach and the Captain says "Oh, I dont think so theres a cloud in the sky".

Nope. The Owner aint got no say on the big boats. He just pays the bills.


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It could be, The 188.62ft /57.49m Custom 'Twizzle' was built in 2010 by Royal Huisman and last refitted in 2015.
One year I took a jump drive to then in the Tobago Cays and they downloaded Passage WX for us. Considering the cost of sat internet, I think it was very kind of them.

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This boat is carrying multiple communications domes similar to other boats I have seen. What exactly are they for and why is more than one necessary?
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Re: It's big , It's beautiful

She is flying the Red Duster , I can't make out the emblem on the right quarter .

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