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Even Swan's are susceptible to the North Atlantic...

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I am sure someone will suggest it was a re-badged Beneteau.

Glad the got off ok.

Still assessing the multiple locations bit.

There have been lots of whales up that way...
Whales Keep Getting Hit By Ships Along The East Coast, Troubling Scientists

Good to see the Coast Guard actually trying to save the vessel too! :)
Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory Osborne, the rescue swimmer aboard the helicopter, was lowered down to the Irvmiren. A dewatering pump was lowered from the helicopter to the deck of the RB-M and transferred onto the Irvmiren.
Not relevant to Swan owers but.... I know people bleat on that the only thing thats worth anything is a life.... But if the boat is all you have then thats pretty bloody valuable too!ma destitute depressed person is a financial weight to any country when it could have been avoided like these guys have done.
 

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Can someone explain this to me, please?:

NOT FOR SALE TO US RESIDENTS WHILE YACHT IS IN US WATERS
Its a tax thing.

For example if the boat was sold in Florida it would encounter a state sales tax of 5% or whatever it is. 5% of $950,000 = $47,000 so its well worth it to drive the boat off shore 12 nms to close the deal.

:)

Mark
PS Laws vary, tax rates vary, this was just generalisation :)
PPS if you bring a boat to Australia to sell you pay 15% of the value of the boat to the government BEFORE you are allowed to advertise it.
 

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Emergency stop?
If it had been taking water for a while maybe they were heading into the closest port.

On some Swans the incoming through hulls all go into one big box. If the galss on the top fails theres a bloody big hole in the bottom of the boat that 10 foot swells would create a fountain inside.

It will be interesting to get the real story.
 
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