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Discussion in 'Feadship Yacht' started by Rene GER, Oct 28, 2012.

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  1. davidwb

    davidwb Senior Member

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    Maybe they are retractable? I don't know if it's technically possible to have radars concealed and working, but if they pop up, the clean lines of the yacht are not disturbed by radars when she's in a marina?


    (There was a two minute video on bloomberg.com with Dick van Lent in which he told about superyacht Venus, alas the vid is no longer available)
  2. Liberty

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    Yes, Steve was famous for when he was doing a presentation, he would act like he was finished but would then say "Oh and One More Thing..." and then release the next bit of Apple awesomeness.

    Kind of fitting seeing as the boat was launched after he passed away.

    I dont mind the design actually. Kind of zen like.
  3. German Yachting

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    Maybe "Venus" should be added to the thread name?
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    I was looking at the shot of the yacht at the beginning of the video. From that view you can see the radomes and I think the radar. The material above the bridge looks like some type of perforated aluminum.
  5. MaxPower

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    from someone who gave us the iphone, imac & ipad ...

    well ... the less said the better ...

    :eek::eek::eek:
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    Well count me as someone who thinks different, because, well, I like it. Then again I'm also a Huckins fan and they're known for having a flat sheer and high transom with a near vertical bow and few curves... This is like the modernist version of a big Huck.
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    Considering how sad it is that one of the most influential people of the last 50 years not only died way before his time, but before he had a chance to spend a day on his yacht.......well I reckon it is a good thing that at least no one will forget who this yacht was designed for and partially by.
    Guess he didn't manage his "bucket list" as well as he did his Apples.
  8. Liberty

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    And yet non-boaties wonder why we put so much time and money into our hobby. You only live once.
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    Definitely a blend of Wedge Too and A. At first I thought WTF! But the more I look at it and understand the philosophy, the more I like it. And how cool is that bridge!!! :)
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    BTW
    Any photos of your Hatt coming through the Panama Canal, or am I jumping the gun?
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    windows

    There are no fake windows on the boat,,, its a room and its super cool.
  12. Liberty

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    See other thread. :)
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    omg i hope microsoft is gonna sue them for using windows :D
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    To me, it looks like a Dashew on steroids.
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    All that glass looks dangerous, but then again Mr. Jobs allways had his issues with windows...
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    Wonder how sea worthy it is... ???
  17. Beautiful Boat. I loved. Like every iApple thing, very simple and white clean.
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    Thanks for the welcome:)
    As a yacht fan whose current dinghy is a mcraft x2, I don't think I have any authority to judge PS's design.
    But to many people who said how simplistically beautiful this thing is, I feel the obligation to address the difference between Apple products and yachts.
    Cellphones came to the world 3 decades ago, most components inside wouldn't hinder the design of outside form. We have slide-out, flip-up or just as simple as brick, the only restriction needs to be comply with is being close to one ear and mouth at the same time.Apple's another big success: Ipad is probably the first product in human history that make people rush to buy one so they can figure out what the heck it is. My point is: designers don't have to compromise.
    Yachts or boats, exist more than thousands years, have a basic form, follow tons of rules. As radical as Philippe Starck, designer has to compromise. Even this Apple yacht has pilot house on the bridge deck, try-so-hard-to concealed sat antennas, tender garage near stern...etc as other modern megayachts do.
    Surely it looks zen, or at least zener than most yachts. But I'm confident to bet that this yacht is still not what Jobs really wanted, what he really wanted is a pebble or a brick look-like, if that can float.
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    Two exhausts are visible, haven't seen the radar (yet)
  20. davidwb

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    From the side the bow looks more narrow and pointy than from the front. I've seen the yacht, and the front windows look real. (There seems to be more volume in the bow than would appear on some photos)

    If it would indeed be possible to walk almost literally to the bow (on the inside) and look out of window number one, that would be seriously spectacular. And technically challenging.