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Conversion Project?

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Marmot, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Marmot

    Marmot Senior Member

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    Not for the faint of heart but maybe something for a SE Asian yard to work on:

    http://tinyurl.com/2337ecz They have a Harrier as well, it might make a nice bow ornament.

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  2. Ward

    Ward Senior Member

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    Wouldn't that be the ultimate Yacht Escort? Land a private jet, not just a helicopter.
  3. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    If the sale conditions are anything like the Ark Royal will be the use as an Aircraft Carrier will not be permitted.
  4. Zeke

    Zeke New Member

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    The Terms and Conditions state that you can't use it as a "warship", but they don't say you can't use it as a recreational aircraft carrier. I quote:

    Prospective purchasers who intend to refurbish and re-use the vessel for non-warlike
    purposes must provide a detailed plan of their intentions, including information on where they
    intend to perform such activity, the refurbishment facilities and ultimate destination of the
    vessel. Included within such a plan should be the provisions for eventual disposal that fully
    meet the criteria set out in HMG Ship Recycling Process together with proposals to offer
    surety in the longer term. This vessel is not to be re-used as a warship.


    I'm thinking of submitting a bid. I need to make some phone calls.
  5. Marmot

    Marmot Senior Member

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    No problem. The Harrier I mentioned is a non-flyer. I just figured it would make a nice centerpiece for that deck area forward of the island. Not to mention that repowering would be a problem unless you have good friends in Alang.
  6. Jorge Lang

    Jorge Lang Senior Member

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    I can picture a nice botanical garden area, tennis courts, and a the ultimate ramp for a skate boarding teenager.
  7. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    The two dozen words extracted from the "fine print" might be the catalyst to really rip your nightie when you actually get into it.

    There are a few old USN Ships that were towed to the UK for recycling about 5 yrs ago or so, they are still there in one piece owing to the tree huggers and greenies jumping up and down abut the whole process.
  8. ScotL

    ScotL Senior Member

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    Talk about irony.
  9. JWY

    JWY Senior Member

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    LoL! Great pun!
  10. SHAZAM

    SHAZAM Senior Member

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    Come on guys, this one is far more interesting as a conversion project. Think interior volume and parking space...
  11. CatTech

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    Oh wow. If I had the money i would buy it just for the memories I have on that boat.
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  13. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    The Chinese will buy it, claiming it's to either make a hotel out of, or for practice purposes :rolleyes:
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  15. KnitWit

    KnitWit New Member

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    what a shame, it was a good looking vessel

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