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Madsummer graces the docks of Ft. Lauderdale

Discussion in 'Boat Shows & Yacht Watching' started by CapLady, May 17, 2009.

  1. CapLady

    CapLady Senior Member

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    Here are some shots of the 257' Lurssen madsummer docked at Pier 66 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


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  2. revdcs

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    Good pictures.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Thank you CapLady. It appears you had two different viewpoints, one wet and one dry.
  4. CapLady

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    Sorry, I messed up putting the pictures on the original post. Here are the pictures of madsummer.

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  5. CapLady

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    Yes Carl, I took the first pictures from a boat. Later in the evening I had a charter and we docked at Pier 66 so I took some shots at the dock.
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    i love the light blue hull color on her, and the rolled top of the bow bullwark is beautiful and powerful when you are standing on the pier!!!!

    it made my top 5

    1. Pelorus
    2. A
    3. Skat
    4. Maltese Falcon
    5. Mad Summer
  7. CaptTom

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    M/Y Madsummer was down in Ft Lauderdale this weekend and if you have never seen her in person, she's GINORMOUS!.

    You know you have a big yacht when she towers above the Pelican Bar at Pier 66. Kind of like the tall kid you went to school with who stuck out from the crowd, but this with more beauty and style.

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  8. CaptTom

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    Things come big on Madsummer:

    Her bow is in another zip code.

    With a dome like that she can be picking up signals from outer space.

    That thing can defend the universe.

    Exhaust ports look like organ pipes that can belt out a tune

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    The wing station could be a nice perch when underway

    Madsummer dwarfs Ultima III

    Nice aft-deck with glass walls

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  10. CaptTom

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    Couple of profile shots from 17th St Causeway. That's it for now.

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  11. bigboatbill

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    very nice shots! Thanks for posting. Do you happen to have a shot showing both Mad Summer and Ultima III in the same shot? I would love to see the scale difference.
  12. CaptTom

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    Thanks. How about this one?

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    Thanks Captain. For those of us living closer to the mountains than the ocean it is really nice to see these shots. I have never seen a yacht, in person, the size of either Madsummer or Ultima III, and to have such a great photograpic opportunity to see these yachts with a clear scale in relation to each other, buildings, etc... is a real treat. Madsummer is a beautiful boat. I really like the hull color, beautifully flared bow and superstructure composition. Thanks again, great post!
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    Thanks, and a big thank-you to CapLady for whetting our appetite for Madsummer in the first place. She is a huge yacht and is much more impressive in real life. YF did a review on her so take a look around, or just do a search.
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    Bill,
    don't want you to think everyday is paradise down here in Florida. Just the day before we had torrential rain and heavy winds. That's when everything looks a bit more grey. I think they call it "liquid sunshine".

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    Captain Tom,

    I saw on the news that you guys had your share of the wet stuff! Hope that will be clearing out soon! The weather in North Alabama has been, dreary grey, windy with no absense of liquid sunshine for months now! The big difference I see between here and there is you get to see yachts like Madsummer and when I drive down to Decatur's Marina (on the banks of the Tennessee River), spoting a Nordhaven 43 footer is a tremendous thrill! I hope to one day take a trip down your way and spend some time hangin' round the docks with the hope of seeing one of these big beauties. I have looked at Madsummer in numerous pulications both on line and in print, and while the photos are all appreciated, there is something that appeals to me in the close-up nature of the photos in this thread. The closer photos lend to the human understanding of the vessel in a way a helicopter shot just dosen't deliver. I always enjoy and appreciate you guys down on the docks photgraphing and posting. These are always my favorite type threads; and yes, thanks to the Lady Captain for her wonderful shots as well. I liked this thread when it originated but neglected to post.
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    Still beats 12 inches of snow! Beautiful pics! Mad Summer is my current desktop wall paper:) :)
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    Tom, beautiful pictures, thanks, she is a beauty! especially from close where you can take in the details.
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    Ron,
    Here's some details you and Bill eluded to. I like arches as they do so much and are an integral part of the nav and security systems. Shooting photos in high resolution allow for zooming in with clarity and sharpness.

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    Thanks Tom! I wonder what is in that ball? Probably E.T searching equipment ;) Just kidding!