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Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by MYCaptainChris, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. MYCaptainChris

    MYCaptainChris Senior Member

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    What do you know about them?

    I know they went under (every pun intended) due to a court case after a yacht sank, but I want to know, are they any good..... REALLY???

    They have really suffered because of the court case and thus resale is very low. HOWEVER being jetdrives and aluminium they have a very shallow draft and IMHO would make pretty good Bahamas charter yachts.

    What do you think???
    Chris
  2. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    If all the anecdotal evidence is true, there are more of these boats that have suffered from a case of excessive humidity than not.
  3. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    Reunion

    I heard they were planning to have a Denison reunion next year...
  4. Ken Bracewell

    Ken Bracewell Senior Member

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    ...

    The idea got scrapped because nobody could decide at which depth to hold it.
    :D
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    I believe the story goes that out of the 11 boats built, 7 of them are on the bottom of the ocean and out of the remaining 4 left in service, one of them was refloated and refitted after it completly sank off of Ft lauderdale coast...
    The yachts on the bottom of the ocean (just to be fare to Denison), quite a few had a lot of speculations of insurance jobs from those within the industry, but the world may never know the truth...
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    Ken- Are you trying to tell us the whole idea has bottomed out?
  7. Garry Hartshorn

    Garry Hartshorn Senior Member

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    I did hear at one stage they were going to start up again building glass bottom boats. So they could see the rest of the fleet. :rolleyes:
  8. MYCaptainChris

    MYCaptainChris Senior Member

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    Very funny but not very informative. :rolleyes:
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    So I guess any jokes about the artificial reef programs generously donated by Denison would not be what you were looking for either?
  10. Garry Hartshorn

    Garry Hartshorn Senior Member

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    I think 7 out of 11 on the bottom is very informative
  11. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    LMFAO!!!
  12. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Chris: yer kidding, right? How much more "informative" are you looking for?

    Wait---wait--I know...will someone here who is knowledgeable about MTUs tell Chris what a W5 costs for a 396-series sixteen-banger?
    And, with that answer, compare the number to the value of a certain 112-footer currently on the market asking roughly a buck and a half.
  13. Neil Rooney

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    I "survived" a 4th of July cuise in Newport, RI...Years ago on THE Cookie Monster!
  14. MYCaptainChris

    MYCaptainChris Senior Member

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    OK I get the hint.

    lol