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  1. Yacht News

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    Project 'Boreas' was launched recently. We are not sure what her final name is as yet but this vessel was called Boreas under construction. The build started on spec at Heesen but seems to have picked up an owner along the way. Frank Laupman is responsible for the exterior design while Redman Whiteley Dixon finalized the interior decor for the owner. Twelve guests will be slept onboard in six cabins. MTU engines provide power for a top speed near 20-knots. Delivery is set for August 2019.

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    Seems like her final name is "ERICA". The yacht has this metallic silver grey exterior paint. It is believed to be the same owner of the "ERICA XII" which was sold not too long ago.
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    Awlgrip HDT Mercedes Grey, Another beautiful job by Finishing Deluxe NL and Scott Hampton.
    HDT two stage clear coat gives it miles of color depth and helps with minor repairs to difficult metallics.
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    It's going to take a full time crew just to keep the decks up.

    I also wonder; do any of the super yachts have their own barn like the one above?
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    I'm guessing that your referring to the flooded building hall? That's where this hull was finished out for the last yr. or so and then flooded for launching. Is this what your asking about?
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    Can you imagine a private boat house for a 200 or 300 or 400 footer? Behind your house (compound) in the Caymans, France, Turkey, Guam????
    Ease of wash-wax. Out of the sun at least for a few days.

    Sure could help the teak decks a (small) bit.

    Time share a bunch around the world for down time when the owner is off or in-between charters.
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    Is it safe to have the tender in the bow like that? Will it get dislodged by green water? There isn't much flare either.
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    It's the rescue tender which is required by class.
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    Erica is 49.52 meters and under 500 tons @ 499 so that would be her main tender up there due to the design. She may have accommodation for the tender placement aft when making long trips or crossings as the sports deck is rather large but I don't see an aft davit? Interesting placement of the passerelle low on this deck along with the large articulating swim steps.
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    That's the main tender on the bow. The bow has spray rails (of sorts). I haven't seen one of this class in bad weather (personally) to see how well these rails knock down or not but they have to at least do a decent job for them to place the main tender on the bow as a permanent storage solution. Here is "HOME", similar vessel in the class as "Erica".

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    "Erica" when she was on her first day of trials.

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    It appears she has satisfied her sea trials and has been delivered already.

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