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Famous Yachts

Discussion in 'Popular Yacht Topics' started by alloyed2sea, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    I wish we will see Nabila in her nice original colours again one day!

    On Bond movie yachts it is however still the original Disco Volante that has impressed me the most http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/disco-volante.php

    The scene where she is diveded in two and takes off, is simply unforgettable.. :cool:
  2. Merijn

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    I agree with you about the colours AMG.

    Do you have more info about Disco Volante or wasn't she a real yacht?
  3. AMG

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    She was an old hydrofoil named Flying Fish which had been in traffic between Venezuela and Mexico, that the scenographer Ken Adam bought in 1964 and had rebuilt at a cost of GBP 200.000...
  4. Crewagency

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    Haida G ex Rosenkavalier

    The extensive two year refit by new European Owners, with a passion for the yacht, has restored her to her former glory! The beautiful HAIDA G is a first class luxury gentleman's yacht built in 1929 from a bygone age, fitted out with traditional quality furniture and fittings.

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  5. Chesapeake Dan

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    Hello forum, am a new guy here, well not to new, feeling my age after so many years working on boats, but that is a another story, many actually...lol!!!

    Here is a fairly famous yacht, I had the privalidge to work on and play on back in the early 90's when she was berthed in North Palm Beach , a buddy of mine was the mate on it then.

    http://www.el-presidente.com/
  6. YachtForums

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    Welcome aboard Dan!

    El Presidente is a 1939 96' Mathis-Trumpy. She underwent a major restoration in 1996. She spends summers in Chicago and winters in South Florida.
  7. AMG

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    Many celebrities has been onboard Rosenkavalier, especially during the period she was owned by record and movie producer Robert Stigwood. There is a good page with a brief history of the yacht here; http://www.best-yachts.com/medyacht/rosenkavalier/page3.htm
  8. oheka

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    I found this picture in the german edition of GQ, it is supposed to be "Marlin", formerly owned by President Kennedy.

    The text literaly says:

    "Kennedys longest affair

    Shoemanufacturer Diego Della Velle, whose pebble-soled leisure shoes by Tod´s sailors also like to wear, just purchased by auction on the phone at Christies´s New York, while he was having lunch with Ralph Lauraen, "Marlin", which John F. Kennedy cruised before cape Cod. This is the reason the owner raises the flag of the american president at the stern. "

    No wonder Mark Twain poked so mch fun at german grammar.

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  9. MYCaptainChris

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    I would have to add

    being an englishman I have to add the 'Royal Yacht Britainnia' RIP!!!

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  10. MYCaptainChris

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  11. alloyed2sea

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    Castro's Invasion Yacht

    Thatz right - invasion yacht, "Granma" , si?
    Well, that what the history books (channel) sayz.
    60 or 65 feet in length, I'll leave it to the yachtsperts to identify the maker.
    My guess would be Huckins - Fairform Flyer, no?
    Well, here's the photo, some of the history and a couple relevant links:
    "A leisure yacht named Granma was secured for the trip to Cuba. Although seaworthy, the ship was not in the best shape. Badly worn gears prevented the ship from achieving significant speed, and the radio could only receive, making it impossible to communicate with allies in Cuba. The craft was overcrowded with weapons, ammunition, and 82 soldiers. To make matters worse, the ship's tanks held 1,200 gallons of fuel, not nearly enough to reach Cuba, so an additional 2,000 gallons, in cans, were stored on deck."The departure was hasty," writes Matthews in The Cuban Story, "for the Mexican authorities were after him. There was little food; the boat--which could comfortably accommodate no more than a dozen men-was dreadfully overcrowded; the Granma's engines were bad. Everything seemed to go wrong. It had been arranged that his 26th of July followers in Santiago de Cuba would rise on November 30, the day Fidel and his band were supposed to land. There was a brave, but of course, futile uprising on November 30, with Fidel far out to sea."

    On the last day of the journey, ex-navy lieutenant Roque fell overboard. "The Granma's search lights were turned on for the first time," recalls Faustino Pérez in Diary of the Cuban Revolution, "when it was more dangerous than ever. Nothing helped. Our comrade was being swallowed by the deep. Never willing to give up, Fidel ordered one more search. We heard the cry "Here!" again, weaker but inexplicably closer now. Pichirilo Mejías, our brave, efficient Dominican helmsman, saw him first and miraculously rescued him. His strength, his ability, his level headedness, as well as Fidel's faith and the efforts of his comrades had saved his life."

    The landing of the Granma, in December 1956, was planned to re-enact the route that José Martí had followed to begin Cuba's War of Independence in 1895. The target landing spot was a town called Niguero, in Oriente province. Still waiting for them on December 2 was Celia Sánches, one of the founders of the July-26-Movement, with an assortment of trucks, jeeps, food, weapons and about 50 men.

    Leaking and running days behind schedule, the Granma was spotted by a helicopter, and the rebels were forced to beach the ship at a spot called Playa de los Colorados, near the village of "Las Coloradas," about fifteen miles south of the designated spot. The new landing area was more of a swamp than a beach, and the rebels were unable to unload most of their weapons due to the muddy waters, the thick undergrowth plant life and small crabs.

    "Just consider where the landing took place," says Celia Sánchez in The Twelve, a book by Carlos Franqui about the early days of the struggle against Batista. "If they had debarked right on the beach instead of at the swamp, they would have found trucks, jeeps, gasoline. It would have been a walkaway."
    http://www.historyofcuba.com/history/granma.htm
    http://www.rcgfrfi.easynet.co.uk/ratb/cuba/cuba_rev.htm
    http://home.earthlink.net/~servando/cm0104.htm
    Cheers!
    Happy Nude Rear. :eek:
    Yikes!!
    Eric
    PS - Batista did try hard to sink it:
    http://espanol.geocities.com/aviacuba/Mil2-3-e.html
    PSS- Now a museum piece:
    http://muller.lbl.gov/cuba/Cuba-Pages/Image167.html
    http://www.tiogaadventures.com/L23-Granmere.jpg

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  12. Acrylico

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    I hear Fidel still holds on to a sportfish after all these years. Either a Rybovich or a Cubavich - anybody have any pictures???
  13. MacMcL

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    For a number of years Fidel fished on a Striker, which was confiscated when it drifted into Cuban waters.
  14. Les Paul

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    The Goodwill

    http://www.davearcher.com/goodwill.html

    I was on board her in 1967 for a tour. Our yacht, "The Locura", an old 70 foot Annapolis owned by my Dad had tied up behind her in San Diego on our way to Mexico that summer. I was 14 years old at the time.

    The Goodwill was 161 foot long 2 masted schooner. She won the Trans Pacific race 2 times during the 50's.

    Mr. Archer who writes of his experience with the ship in 1965 has captured what it must have been like with her alcoholic owner and sailing the seas with little or no experience.

    Goodwill sank off of Sacramento Reef outside of Cabo San Lucas in 1969 taking everyone on board her at the time to a watery grave..
  15. YachtForums

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    This 118’ Burger, "Chanticleer", was formerly owned by Ralph Evinrude (of the outboard motor fame). His widow, Ms. Francis Langford, kept the boat and used it frequently for fishing trips. She passed away in 2005, but Chanticleer remains docked in Jensen Beach, Florida. If her name sounds familiar, she was a famous actress and singer who accompanied Bob Hope during WWII’s USO tours. Maybe some of our senior members remember Les Brown and his band of Renoun?

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    I've been on her , took a plentlyful of pics
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    that's been up for sale for a while now
  20. SeaEric

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    Saw this "Uptown Girl" docked off Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. "Vendetta" sure is a beauty. I'm always amazed by the quality of the photos generated from my "smart" phone. I actually had to size these shots down for posting here!

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