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Yacht Sky Bridge

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  1. Nikee Cheella

    Nikee Cheella New Member

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    Hello,

    Kindly let me know on...Are there any disadvantages with the Sky Bridge on Motor Yacht?

    Thank you,
    Nikee C
  2. rcrapps

    rcrapps Senior Member

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    Weight
  3. Nikee Cheella

    Nikee Cheella New Member

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    Thank you very much for the response...Much appreciate it...
  4. Glyn willmoth

    Glyn willmoth New Member

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    Just guessing but will knock about 7/8 knots off your WOT.
  5. Nikee Cheella

    Nikee Cheella New Member

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    Thank you
  6. rcrapps

    rcrapps Senior Member

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    Are you fender kicking or just wondering?
  7. Nikee Cheella

    Nikee Cheella New Member

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    Trying to understand before I get into it...
  8. Capt J

    Capt J Senior Member

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    UMMMMM no. Maybe a knot.

    Disadvantages are some extra weight, boat will rock a touch more, not a lot of outdoor space if you prefer outdoors.

    Advantages, totally sealed from elements, a/c and heat, only need 1 set of electronics and no need for a lower station for 99% of owners so more usable interior space. Quieter on the bridge when underway and less sun exposure.
  9. Pascal

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    No significant difference in speed, a knot at th most... certainly not 7!

    more weight may indeed increase rolling a little although I don't think it's significant

    I ve grown to really like skylounges. You re out of the elements, no leaky soft enclosures, no FB to clean and dry after a rain shower. Yes you loose some exterior space but with a decent size aft deck it s not a big deal. This is also less of a problem on bigger boats (over 70/75) as you still have a lot of outside space behind the skylounge. The 84 Lazzara skylounge I run has a nice settee Rea with table and chait, electric grill, fridge, etc... under an awning.

    And has capt J mentioned, you eliminate the need for a lower helm saving space on the main deck
  10. rcrapps

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    Were on a 72 Hat with sky lounge and sun roof.
    Still looking for that dry environment.
    Never watched factory installed Naiads swing so far in a river (St-Johns) in a chop, mid beam wind.
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    I'd rather own a boat with enclosed fly bridge, but would be hesitant to charter one again. You loose a lot of space for boats under 100.

    Of course this has all been solved w tri decks.
  12. Nikee Cheella

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    Thank you all...Much appreciate all your responses...

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