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80 knot yacht?

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by tantetruus, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. tantetruus

    tantetruus New Member

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    hope they can get a shot at her; infuriating that they're testing her, they tow her back and no one takes a picture:mad: :mad: :mad:
    (even the bloody bbc was present and still no coverage???)
  2. Talon

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  3. tantetruus

    tantetruus New Member

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    the Llyods report Talon refers to

    PROJECT 305
    London, Aug 4 — press report, dated
    today, states: A multi-million-pound
    superyacht was towed into Plymouth
    yesterday when a ‘severe’ blaze in the
    engine-room halted sea trials. The
    ‘Project 305’, one of Devonport
    Dockyard operator DML’s most
    ambitious builds and shrouded in
    secrecy, was rescued after the fire
    started 11 miles out to sea. The vessel
    was south west off Rame Head when
    the fire broke out. A spokesperson for
    Brixham coastguard said a lifeboat
    was on standby after they had
    received reports of the fire at about
    1300 hrs, but the yacht’s master had
    said their help was unnecessary. The
    spokesperson said: “The master
    insisted he did not need any
    coastguard assistance. He said he had
    it under control and arranged for
    DML’s own tugs and fire vessels to
    help. “We informed the fire
    authorities.” The vessel, and its 28
    crew members, were towed by three
    tugs to Devonport where three
    appliances, two from Camels Head and
    one from Crownhill, and the
    Plymstock fire boat were ready to
    make the engine-room safe at about
    1630 hrs. A spokesperson for the fire
    service said the fire was contained at
    sea and no one was injured but the
    engine-room was ‘severely damaged’.
    They said: “We went out when we were
    called by the coastguard and
    shadowed the boat in from the
    Breakwater. “Four breathing
    apparatus, one jet and a thermal
    imaging camera were used to secure
    the engine-room while the yacht was
    moored at Devonport.” Details of the
    Project 305 superyacht have been kept
    a closely guarded secret by DML as
    part of a confidentiality agreement
    with its hugely wealthy buyer. His or
    her identity may never be revealed
    although it is believed the person is
    ‘well-known’.
  4. tantetruus

    tantetruus New Member

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    p.s.

    I read somewhere that the "wealthy person" was the Aga Khan:confused:
  5. marc@fenton3149

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    project 305

    hiya there ,just passing through ,concerning project 305 ,she does exist and she is owned by the aga khan. i started work on her in november of 2000 she has an aluminium hull(alustar) approximately 50 mtrs and a composite super structure ,triple rolls royce gas turbines not sure what type marinised gnome i think powering triple jacuzzi waterjets .she weighs about 400 tons metric ,she was moored in 2 basin for a while and she could be seen from the ferries linking torpoint to devonport .i dont know where she is now hope this helps.ps rumour has it 305 stands for how many weeks she has taken to build ,only joking.
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    tantetruus New Member

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    I'm going to kill myself;
    all the:mad: se witnesses and not one d....d picture
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    guess what;
    i just returned from my gym, which is about 50 mtr. from my house(****, im lucky!) and i ran into a superyacht captain there who's member of the same club for a few months:)

    We had a short talk about the 305 which is captained by a friend of him;
    he wasnt' surprised one bit about the fire; 20 of the 50 mtr. is engine:eek:

    They changed something in this whole configuration to gain an extra 10 knots; all this tinkering is a bit of a bad sign designwise
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    It sounds like the exhaust was not properly wrapped.
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    Or they were using to much kerosene to light the BBQ in the Turbine bay!!

    Who has tried looking down at DML Devonport Plymouth with Satelite imagery!!
  10. marc@fenton3149

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    here it is (i hope) not a perfect picture but a picture at least and at last of 305.

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    tantetruus New Member

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    Great!
    Finally a picture of the most secret yacht ever:cool:

    It looks a bit like the fortuna;

    any more pictures coming?
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    tantetruus New Member

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    the most noticible detail are at the back of the superstructure;
    are these exhausts/air-intakes for the turbines?:confused:
  13. marc@fenton3149

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    not for a while .she has disappeared again.not sure where she is, out on trials doing what she was designed to do? or back in the frigate repair complex sheltering from the rain.
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    any clue whether or not she is fully repaired?
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    the exhaust exits from 3 large dia.pipes situated at the stern between the stairways that lead down to the boat deck.they are covered by 3 separerate hydrualic doors fabricated out of titanium unfortunately you cant make them out in the photo . if i remember correctly the intakes are situated in the pods at the rear of the superstructure. i am trying to find out what state of repair she is in
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    Thanks Marc!
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    I read some months ago (in 2004 I think), that the turbines burn. The engineers try to squeeze to much power out of the blades.

    If my informations are right, she has 6 (yes six !!! - 3 big and 3 small - ) gasturbines, two on one jetdrive. This is a complicate solution.