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Excellence III by Abeking & Rasmussen Yachts

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  1. christo303

    christo303 Senior Member

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    This 188 ft yacht was launched by Abeking & Rasmussen in 2001. These photos were taken at Nice on August 9th around 10.30h when Excellence III came into the harbour.

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  2. christo303

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    Excellence III

    She was designed by Donald Starkey from the UK.

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    Excellence III

    two 16 cylinder 1998hp Caterpillar's onboard.

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    Excellence III

    Excellence Docked

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  5. aficionado

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    Owners

    Would like to know who Excellence III's owners are Thx
  6. DBowman78

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    Herb Chambers, a New England based car dealer, owns Excellence III.
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    I've seen Mr. Chamber's yacht a few times from the water. But yes, he is New Englands Largest car dealer...I believe that he started out by selling copy machines and now is a millionaire. If your lucky, in the summer, you can see his yacht at home on the CT River in Connecticut. Nice boat!
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    She appears to me to have a very similar design to Alfa IV, hasn't she ?

    Brilliant anyway...
  9. christo303

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    Excellence III

    Remy, not exactly ALFA FOUR - I think the color of the hull makes you think that - but look some more at ZENOBIA and you'll see almost her twin sister.

    Another yacht, from a different yard, clearly based on the same idea as the A&R yachts, is SARAH from Amels.
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    After so many years of being for sale the A&R "Excellence III" was sold quite recently. Name change already too! "Dream" fits onto her nameplates now.
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    Last I knew, Herb Chambers owned Excellence III, do you know what he owns now?
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    A used Hinckley.
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    I thought these were going to be real photos. Unfortunately they are still the renderings. Nothing different from what we have seen before.
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    More about Herb Chambers

    After return from serving in the navy during WWII Mr. Chambers having grown up poor his options were limited and he started out tending bar for an uncle. Ending his copiers sales career by selling A-Copy he became a multi-millionaire and rather than retire early got into the car business. To date the car business has been good to Mr. Chambers owning some 45-50 dealerships he is living the American dream as a self made billionaire!
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    Abeking & Rasmussen's superyacht "Dream" (ex-"Excellence III") looks abit different now. She has a new LOA of 60.05-meter and a spanking grey-coloured hull with a new Bannenberg & Rowell interior. She's in te Caribbean now.

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