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Old 05-27-2005, 02:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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"Floridian" (ex-Aussie Rules) Refit Complete!

The FLORIDIAN 228' (69m) Oceanfast has finished an extensive six month refit. A helicopter deck was added for the owner's 12 passenger EC155 Eurocopter. The MCA and Lloyd's compliant helipad has the special capability of refueling with Jet A fuel onboard. Below the helipad is a massive aft deck which is perfect for large social gatherings.

"Unique features are the four Quantum Zero Speed Stabilizers and state-of-the-art electronics package with Wi-Fi throughout the yacht via V-Sat." points out IYC's project manager Mike Napoli.

The FLORIDIAN, with a tremendous charter history as the ex Aussie Rules, will be chartering in the Mediterranean this summer for $375,000 per week plus expenses for 12 guests. Amenities include two 22' tenders and a 43' Cabo sport fisherman.
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Old 05-27-2005, 02:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A close-up of Floridian's new heli-deck taken last weekend in front of Bahia Mar...
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Old 05-27-2005, 05:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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THis used to be Greg Norman's yacht did it not? (world famous Ausie golfer! )
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It sure was, but he was rarely aboard. Maybe Wayne will use it more often. I remember being astonished at the size of Aussie Rules when it was first launched. It doesn't seem so large with the new crop of yachts out there.

Greg invited us aboard some time ago. We were docked close by. He was a consumate gentleman. His interest have moved away from water and more towards land. He's done quite well with his real estate investments.

I can't say I like the deck extension. It lost some of it's expedition qualities.
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Old 05-28-2005, 08:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sure, the deck extension makes it somewhat more 'normal' i really liked the rear shot prior to the revamp.

See here... and here

T'was a beautiful rear shot!
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Old 05-29-2005, 07:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree, the refit has taken away its main purpose of being an expedition yacht.
It was big news down here when it was bieng built so to see it go that way its is a touch sad.
Pitty Greg didnt utilise it more.
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:52 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I think that in a way it is more of an expedition yacht now. A helicopter is probably of more use than a big sportfish yacht at remote places.
Anyway, the best is that the red striping is gone....
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She looks better than I thought.
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Old 06-02-2005, 05:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Cabo tender onboard

I also heard about the new "Floridian" carrying a Cabo 43 Flybridge sportfisherman as a tender... but how does this get hosted onboard? Or is it just (as i presume) a towable or "run beside" tender?

This Cabo 43 is roughly the same size of the old "No Rules" by Garlington....
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What does Greg Norman have now? Why did he sell it?
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Floridian is up for sale @ Fraser Yachts for a cool $70m
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I also heard about the new "Floridian" carrying a Cabo 43 Flybridge sportfisherman as a tender... but how does this get hosted onboard? Or is it just (as i presume) a towable or "run beside" tender?

This Cabo 43 is roughly the same size of the old "No Rules" by Garlington....

I was wondering the same thing. It seems that those side cranes are useless now. Maybe the helicopter pad should have been put at the front like Pelorus or Carinthia VII?
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:59 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A notification to everyone. "Floridian" (ex. Aussie Rules) has been renamed "Nomad". It now reads Nomad (ex. Floridian, Aussie Rules)
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The FLORIDIAN 228' (69m) Oceanfast has finished an extensive six month refit. A helicopter deck was added for the owner's 12 passenger EC155 Eurocopter. The MCA and Lloyd's compliant helipad has the special capability of refueling with Jet A fuel onboard. Below the helipad is a massive aft deck which is perfect for large social gatherings.
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"Aussie Rules" was built by Oceanfast for golf-pro Greg Norman. Greg's not new to yachting. He's had a few sportfish yachts that scare great whites out of the water. "Aussie Rules" is an all aluminum, 285' expedition style yacht with a cost of around $70 million. I believe this is the largest aluminum yacht ever built. It took 300 workers over 3 years to complete.
I hate to bring up old threads, however, this caught my eye as I was reading. What Kind of refit was this? Never heard of a yacht getting shorter in refit. Or just a typo. I am guessing typo, but for those who may find the information here, it could get confusing for them.

Great site Carl. Still my first stop in the morning. Thanks.
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:33 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Good eye Scot! Guess Carl had alot on his mind then!
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