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  1. YachtForums

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    SPLASH!
    55' Marquis Plunges from Crane


    Admin Note: Uploading these images on behalf of YF member Sharky.
    The following is his note...​


    Lift off...

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  2. YachtForums

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    Splash...!

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  3. YachtForums

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    Bottom's Up...

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    Newly reconfigured drive system...

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  5. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    The new Dockwise promotional material?
  6. brunick

    brunick Senior Member

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    OMG :eek:

    The second pic is just - well, I cant say - it's too hard. Notice the two people on the aft deck? Somebody will be very upset about this!
  7. Rene GER

    Rene GER Senior Member

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    The 2nd pic is my new desktop background. In deepest sympathy for the owner,
  8. MedRascal

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    Very very sad to see....

    We have many boats shipping from the US to Europe using this loading system, and every time the loadmaster performs 100's of check-up procedure to test the cable security....

    Such a mistake is 99% human error. Hard to believe it is gear failure...
  9. Kevin

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    I'd be very curious to know what's being said between the two men in the third picture...

    As for the progression of events, I'm trying to determine exactly what happened.

    Pic 1 - The yacht is being lifted with two straps... no problems yet.

    Pic 2 - The front strap is no longer there. Whatever it was exactly that broke (strap itself, boom, etc.) the yacht nose-dived into the water. It couldn't have been the aft strap since that end was still in the air.

    Pic 3 - I'm guessing that as the bow fell the stern just kept it's momentum and flipped up and over.

    Pic 4 - Now is where I'm a bit confused. Did the aft strap tear away the propulsion system as the yacht slid out?
  10. techmati

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    umm i have seen a fair bit of equipment failure where cranes are involved. The second pic is amazing though. finger on the button at the right time. I would have to disagree with the yacht being manned while lifting though. Is that normal? why not have the crew in a zodiac nearby?

    why is there all that diesel in the water?
  11. lwrandall

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    The victim: a Marquis 55'

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  12. revdcs

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    As photographer and tutor, I must say that I have serious reservations about the second image and suspect it may have been Photoshopped. Can anyone provide real provenace for these images?
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    At first glance, I questioned it too. What are the chances of having a camera ready and catching a Carver in free fall! But, we have the before & after pics that lend credence to the event.

    What really seals the deal for me is the splash. Let me explain...

    I have the hi-res image. Water spray, or a splash, is *extremely* difficult to digitize. Trying to accurately reproduce the pattern of spray created by a particular shape, coupled with velocity, reflection and shadows would be the Holy Grail in PhotoShop. I've checked for continuity of shadows as well as pixelization along hard edges. In my opinion, it's definately NOT P-chopped.

    There's no doubt in my mind this is authentic.
  14. revdcs

    revdcs Senior Member

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    Thanks Yachtforums,

    If you are happy with the original who am I to question authenticity ;)
  15. techmati

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    since it is now officially authenticated when can we order t-shirts with this image and appropriate slogan?
  16. CaptTom

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    I give it a 8.5. Entry was a litle sloppy, but nice recovery. Anchor chain being pulled, no, ripped out, was added surprise.
    Seriously, the yacht can be replaced, the guys can't. Glad to see they were relatively okay.
  17. CaptEvan

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    The anchor chain may indicate the forward strap didn't break but slipped up the stem and ripped the anchor off.

    These pictures beat the Sunseeker put on the hard from 100' feet up.
  18. SharkyFHB

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    I will do some digging this week to try and get some more details on this incident. Will let you know what I find out.
  19. Talon

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    I laughed:)
    I cried:(

    I fell out my hammock!! Something familiar to the pics!!

    Good to see that the guys on the aft deck were ok, not sure that they will forget it.

    Lets hope they use the following next time:-
    Bigger Straps
    Dockwise
  20. grumps

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    something is not correct !

    Great pictures splash will become my screen background!

    however:

    liftoff and splash were NOT taken on the same day - look at the background in detail, in liftoff no vessels at the quay wall - in splash lots of vessels.

    which is fake?

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