Welcome aboard! I first saw Skat in Ft. Lauderdale and the location of the boat is what appeared to be so awkward. Naval ships are stationed inside the port, but Skat was in a civilian location...at the Marriot Marina.
I can understand how some would dislike the appearance, i.e., the battleship theme, but I think the design is an ingenious ploy. In the Caribbean and on high seas around the world, there have been reports over the years of piracy, but with Skat... no pirate in his right mind would consider an attempt on this boat!
Although its presence is menacing, it is vastly different and one of the most memorable yachts ever launched. Don't get me wrong, my preference includes everything from sleek euro-yachts to ice-breaking expeditions, but I applaud Lurssen and the design team behind Skat for creating something truly different and unique.
There are a number of boats that hurt my eyes, but I still appreciate the diversity in design, the engineering talent and the desires of each owner that commissions a new build.
Just my opinion, but I'm often wrong.