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| Feadship | 78.20M |"VENUS" | 2012 |

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

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  1. YES!

    YES! Senior Member

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    Well, to be a little precise, there is no efficiency realized by a non-flared bow until you are in seas such that the upper flared area becomes part of the wetted surface area, ie, high seas. It is not the axe bow that provides speed, it is the aluminum construction weight savings and length to beam ration.

    I have spoken with several operators onboard one of these vessels and they say it is "severely wet" in even the calmest conditions wherein the water slaps the bow and pops straight into the air and the yacht drives into her own spray.

    Just makes no sense for a vessel that is intended to transport and protect high-value, fragile cargo.

    Up to 3 cents.....
  2. discokachina

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    One of the most unique features of the Apple design is the wrap around bow window. The Feadship exhibit at FLIBS had a model of their latest concept yacht showing the same window detail including the wrap around bow window. Here is a page from the promo booklet "Realitivity" the future concept yacht for Albert Einstein showing a smoking lounge in the bow.

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    One of the reps said that we will be seeing this feature very shortly in a production yacht.
  3. K1W1

    K1W1 Senior Member

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    Hi,

    It would be interesting to know what AE would be stuffing into his pipe before lighting it.
  4. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Sea-weed of course...:)
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    You know, the more I see pictures of the "Apple" boat the more I am starting to like Venus. I think it will be cool to see more of her soon.
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    I think the bow leading edge is polished stainless steel and the windows stop at it. But it creates an illusion of the hull ending before it, in some of the pictures.

    It certainly looks like an architectural students boat design project... and the realization... appears as a model... not a real boat.

    And, it proves money overcomes all sense.
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  7. K1W1

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  8. ombreetsoleil

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    i just came back from The De Vries yard.

    I must admit that in real life "Venus" looks really cool!!!!

    Somehow in pictures it looks plump, but when your standing in front of her the lines are really sharp and make sense.
  9. lwrandall

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    We're you able to get any pics?
  10. ombreetsoleil

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    Yes, but they are the same as already shown here.

    Not worth placing.
  11. lwrandall

    lwrandall senior member

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    Thanks... Did you get any insight as to the placement or look of the mast?
  12. ombreetsoleil

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    All windows were taped off, so I couldn't look inside.

    I hope that the captain will have a good airconditioning on the bridgedeck with all those windows.
  13. discokachina

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    Thanks K1W1!

    What a beautiful hull shape! At around the 10, 46, and 51 marks you can see through the hull and get a good sense of the size of Albert's "pipe salon". The space from the bow to the anchor mechanical room, or about 3 sections of glass is completely open from side to side creating a unique first in yacht design.

    I can hardly wait to see pics and/or video taken from inside of the "pipe room" looking forward underway at speed. All the excitement of the Titanic bow first experience but with out freezing or getting soaked!
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    Looks like a c-rappy genius bar.
  15. discokachina

    discokachina Senior Member

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    Albert would undoubtedly be smoking Prince Albert in a can!!

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    Or his own private blend............................
  16. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Yes, especially these days when a lot of iMacs are there to replace a failing hard drive...:(
  17. brunick

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    imagine that in the middle of the atlantic :D
    err - we got a failure on all monitors - how do we navigate now?
    lets use our iphones with apple maps :D
  18. Old Phart

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    After having a look-see at the below link, perhaps iYacht will best serve its owner as a dock queen.

    Google
  19. Old Phart

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    Noticed the door ajar and cable taped to the deck.

    Exemplification of a brain phart?
  20. brunick

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    nope, the wifi on the navigation imac wasn't working ;)