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Project Platinum Launched

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by capitan_buzo, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. capitan_buzo

    capitan_buzo New Member

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    Platinum HAS BEEN LAUNCHED. It is the world's largest yacht at 525'.
  2. capitan_buzo

    capitan_buzo New Member

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    May I say this is the best yacht in the world :D :D
  3. catmando

    catmando Senior Member

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    That's ok, Cap, put up pics and specs now. You KNOW we all want to see that monster!! :eek: :)
  4. speeder

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    hurry up please :)
  5. orion

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    The scale model , better than nothing :rolleyes:

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  6. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    Hi Orion,
    You forgot the most important note from the photographer;
    "Please feel free to distribute them if you so wish with the sole proviso that I be acknowledged. Thank you. Alan Warner, UK"
    But thank you anyway... ;)
  7. YachtForums

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    Thank you for the pics Orion! :)
  8. marcusra

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    Found some pics of the real thing!!


    Platinum 525 Ft started in 1998; finished it will become the Royal Yacht. This behemoth whose size and facilities more resemble a private mini cruise ship than a luxury yacht had its hull and superstructure built jointly by two of the most prominent German boatyards. She was then brought to the United Arab Emirates for completion, including outfitting of the interior. The vessel was originally ordered and intended for Prince Jafri of Brunei, but was eventually bought out by a Dubai businessman. When launched, she will become the Royal yacht, with accommodation for 24 guests in sumptuous staterooms, each with its own balcony. Facilities will include a barbeque area, a cinema, a disco, a squash court, a gymnasium, a helicopter pad, and a storage area for a submarine.

    Admin note: Pictures are courtesy of YachtForums member "GoMaarten". (Thank you Maarten!)

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  9. MedRascal

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    Don't you think this new MEGA yacht has several similarities with "Lady Moura"? Look at the end of the funnel where the helicopter is suppose to land, its lines and curves are a scaling-up of the 105m "Lady Moura". Or even the stern area dedicated to teh crew for mooring, it has the same "horizontal-bar" windows/openings!

    It would be awesome seeing one day "Golden Star" berthed next to "Lady Moura".... :eek:
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    Soon there be bigger.... :eek:
    Golden Star is rumored to cost more than $300 million and is built for
    Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.
    This area with Saudi, Bahrain, Kuwait and the Emirates will soon be "The Mecca"
    even for Megayachts.
    Look at Dubai, Emirates and the plans for the future developments. The Palm Islands, The World Island. The Dubailand. The Marina....and the boatindustry is booming there. Nothing is impossible and this will soon be the biggest market for superyachts.
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  11. catmando

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    Orion thank you, that is indeed better than nothing! :) :) What an awesome ship she is!
  12. skippyred

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    Remarkable luxury.
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    Looks like her beam is something close to 50', maybe more?
  14. capitan_buzo

    capitan_buzo New Member

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    Here are the specs.

    525' Long
    71' Wide
    16' Draft
    4x 9,9625hp MTU
  15. BillK

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    does anyone have a in the water shot I can publish?
  16. AMG

    AMG YF Moderator

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    She is intended to hit the water today I think...
  17. Capt Keller

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    This is really funny.

    I'm probably the only one here who can steer the **** thing, and I wouldn't own it even if I had that kind of cash. LOL


    Capt John S. Keller
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  18. Mike Hood

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    Does anyone have any details about which shipyard in Dubai is completing this vessel? Also, does anyone have any photos or know where to get photos of the vessel in Dubai?
  19. Ben

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    Why not Capt Keller?
  20. Capt Keller

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    Well, for one, I hate waste. The **** thing would be a waste of space, dockage, or otherwise. And two, I'm hardly ostentatious. I'm as happy aboard a thirty foot yawl as I am aboard a thousand foot ore carrier. So bigger isn't always better, just a more lubberly ride. Oh sure comfort is a key factor I grant you, but I've seen people get seasick on a calm sea on a Battleship. BB-62 if you must know. LOA 886, WOA 105. And yes, I steered it through the Panama Canal at the age of 18.

    Capt John S. Keller
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