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Discussion in 'Lurssen Yacht' started by gomaarten, Dec 15, 2004.

  1. gomaarten

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    90 meter Rainbow should be launched any time now at Lurssen. Has anyone seen her design yet? She designed by Tim Heywood, and is rumoured to be very spectacular..
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    Nope. I wish I cold see the design though.
  3. gomaarten

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    Carl, any response from Lurssen yet?
  4. YachtForums

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    I received an e-mail from Sylke yesterday. She was not able to furnish any information on the project. Sorry guys. :(
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    She's out and your right....spectacularly ugly :eek:
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    Looks awesome
    Great looking yacht. i'm not so sure about the super structure and windows but that is at first impression only and over all i love it.
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    Air arrived at Faliro Marina, Athens today. bad day to arrive though, overcast and its gonna rain heavily again.

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    another photo....

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    Beauty is only skin deep! Air is easily one of the most attractive yachts ever built... not because of its looks, but what's inside. ;)

    Techmati... you're the BEST! While I'm waiting for images to arrive from Lurssen for a feature review.... you beat 'em.

    I spoke with Lurssen last week. They offered pics of Northern Star because they still haven't got a photographer for Air yet. Techmati... this is your chance! :D
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    another pic taken later in the afternoon when the sun came out. what are all the white items in the aft window of the upper deck. tsk tsk very messy :eek: :D

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    another pic, yes we will have to dig deep and get a dslr and zoom lens cos this zoom sux from across the bay

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    i do like Tim Heywood's work in general. what about AIR then? well the hull is very nice. i do like the bulwark from the bow which makes the yacht 3d when viewed from the side, it could have been another boring horizontal line. i dont see any hull windows which would make me think "copy" or they are "recycling that again"..... they are Pelorus style though but that is a good thing. The proportions of the yacht are great. the grey of the hull is a nice dark colour which i like to see in cars. the curve of the bridge wing is a nice touch.

    the funnels are original and not offensive. There are no mickey mouse ears of satellite comms like octopus, they are quite small and inoffensive. the bow mast is also not ugly like some of the large yachts. the helicopter is nice also and colour coordinated.

    did anybody spot any ugly lifeboats? non solas class i guess......

    so what dont i like. well I dont like the lines of the accommodation, it is like they stuck an apartment block on the hull. however like Carl suggested, function was probably more important to the owner than the look of the design.

    Environmentally friendly, it is a paradox but a beautiful contribution to yacht history and it is hoped more owners take this into account in the future.
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    It's funny you say that, because the first time I saw a photgraph of Air my brain immediately clicked to think "a expedition/working version of Pelorus".
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    @kevin, lol i forgot Pelorus is also a Heywood design, no wonder the similarities. I saw AIR her again from the flyover on the way home. from above and from a distance the overall design did work and was not ugly. perhaps ahead of her time? i wish to see Pelorus live in order to compare.

    @Carl thanks for the nice comments.
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    i was looking through the photos and i missed the opening of the bow hatch. i am sure that will spawn some discussion. what is inside? :eek: there is also large tender hatches? at both sides at the aft.

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    Glad you pointed this out. I've asked Lurssen for more engine room pics than we've ever published for a review, because that's what AIR is all about.... the power and propulsion systems. I'll be sure to ask for pics & details on the bow hatch. Thanks Techmati!
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    AIR
    Flag : Cayman Islands
    IMO No. : 9332406
    Call Sign : ZCOE9
    MMSI Code : 319 411000
    Class : Germanischer Lloyd
    Notations : Maltese Cross 100 A5, MCA Code, Damage Stability, Unattended Machinery Spaces.

    Dimensions

    GRT : 3268mt
    DWT : 470mt
    NT : 981mt
    LOA : 90.08 m
    Registered Length : 77.71 m
    Breadth Extreme : 15m
    Breadth Moulded : 15m
    Moulded Depth : 5.5 m
    Draft : 4.845 m
    Freeboard : 0.413 m

    Construction

    Yard No. : 13628
    Shipyard : Lurssen Werft, Bremen Germany :cool:
    Built : 20/May/05
    Hull : Steel
    Partly Double Bottom (Interupted in way of machinery space)
    Decks 6, Watertight bulkheads 8

    Naval Architect : Lurssen
    Exterior Designer : Tim Heywood
    Interior Designer : Terence Disdale

    Machinery

    Main Engines : 2 x ABB AMZ 0710AT14 CAM Diesel Electric 2500 kW
    8 x 1000kVA Diesel Electric Generators (this indicated by some sources as main propulsion package but seems above is the real one)
    1 emergency generator 190 KVA

    2 x 2.5Mw ABB Compact Azipods (ABB mention AIR on their site and say first of 3 yachts to feature Azipod propulsion) On their list is 90m yacht 2004 Lurssen and specifying Electric Power / Compact Azipods / Automation. (the first yacht to feature azipods so must be correct?) they also mention AMBROSIA III from Benetti (Benetti list 65m) and a 72m from Alstom Marine understood that will have 1.5Mw compact azipods. AMBROSIA III must be delayed so AIR takes the crown as the first azipod yacht.
    GL lists them as 2 x Rudder propeller aft

    Speed : 18.50 Knots
    Thrusters : 2 x 250 kW front
    Dynamic Positioning System :cool:

    1 elevator

    Shipmanager : Seaforth Marine Services Ltd, Aberdeen UK. Listed elsewhere as Pettifer Yacht Services Ltd, Suffolk.

    Engineering- und Produktionsgesellschaft mbH of Bremerhaven
    lists on their site :

    Lόrssen Werft MY "Rainbow"
    Swimmingpool mit mechanischem Hubboden,
    Whirlpool mit Badelandschaft
    Wasseraufbereitung und Erhitzung

    Kooperation:

    Material: Leistungen: GHP Ingenieurbόro, Antholz Rohrleitungsbau, Edelstahl, Aluminium. Projektmanagement, Konstruktion, Elektrotechnik, Modulbau, Anfertigung, Montage

    i guess those guys installed the swimming pool and whirlpool?

    and Lolamat (Low Weight Laminated Material) list 2003 Rainbow Lurssen Werft? on their site

    Suppliers

    Kongsberg Electronic Logbook system
    Uniforms - Superfine, USA
    MCA Medical Kits and Training - Ocean Medical International, Spain/France
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  19. YachtForums

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    Good info! Thanks for specs. (want a job? :D )
  20. techmati

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    yeah to get a dslr and lenses looks like i will need another job :D :D