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Discussion in 'Popular Yacht Topics' started by YachtForums, Jul 16, 2005.

  1. Fishtigua

    Fishtigua Senior Member

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  2. kkreicker1

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  3. ombreetsoleil

    ombreetsoleil Senior Member

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    MY GOD THIS WAS LAUNCHED TODAY
    FROM A TURKISH YARD.......:eek:

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  4. NYCAP123

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    I haven't looked in on this thread since July. Fish, that boat looks like someone should take out a big fly swatter. ombreetsoleil, I don't know what to say about that. It looks like a pre-fab house gone terribly wrong.:D
  5. Felipe

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    May god save us all! What really impresses me is... there is someone out there willing to spend a fortune on that thing! There are lots of bad designers, but they don't get to build much, except this one. That thing is going to get a lot of attention, but for the wrong reasons!
  6. franzmerenda

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    Actually it is a pre-fab house almost submersed by a huge flood! :D
  7. Ward

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    Looks like a budget version of "Rising Sun!"
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  9. Old Phart

    Old Phart Senior Member

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    I dunno
    The top is too big for the bottom.

    Some men prefer the proportions, most do not.

    If you like the proportions, perhaps you will find Chelsea Charms normal, too. :rolleyes:

    Chelsea Charms - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  10. Kafue

    Kafue Senior Member

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    If you see the boat in real life, the flybridge looks as though it is the same used for the larger model of the series, and could well be.
    The rest of the boat is attractive, the design flows and the internal is beautifully finished.
    I believe they may have changed this design now.
  11. 'RoundTheHorn

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  12. discokachina

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  13. Capt Ralph

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    Sonnenkönigin

    Wow, it is a real boat.
    Must have a heck of a thruster system
    How does she keep upright. I keep thinking she's gonna roll over.
    ,rc
  14. Felipe

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    When you think you've seen it all, here comes this thing! It's amazing that thing floats. I wouldn't party on that thing, I would be scared all the time the thing could tip over, with so much glass! It's only for rivers, no?
  15. HTMO9

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    Sonnenkönigin

    This "ship" is located and was build on the Lake Constanze and flying the Austrian Flag. Because this lake has no connection (for ships) to any ocean, thanks god, it will never see one of them. It is designed as an pure Eventcruiser / Partyboat and is allowed to carry a pretty large amount of people during her "cruises" on the lake. So it can be assumed (and hoped), her stability was calculated correctly.

    When it gets stormy on the lake Constanze (which happens quite often, it is called Fönsturm) all boats are recalled via a public alert system and all public tourist boats are landlocked by the authorities. So it will hopefully never encounter heavy seas in her life.

    BTW, she was mentioned already on this forum some years ago. For sure, she would still get my vote to be the winner in this contest. :)
  16. olderboater

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    Beauty is in the mind of the beholder. Guess ugly is too. To me she is just sort of too much. The concept of the glass and view and the entertainment nature of the boat is quite logical. However, the extreme to which they took it is a bit much for me. That said, it does seem to serve it's designed purpose quite well, plus I'm sure gets a ton of attention.
  17. discokachina

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    Yes indeed she sure is a real boat as you can see from her stats on her website:

    Weight: 950 t
    Length: 70 m
    Width: 15 m
    Height: 11 m
    Admission: up to 1,000 people
    2 passenger lifts
    Maximum speed: 30 km / h
    Drive 2 x 900 kW / current: 3 x 370 kW
    Above-average quality label: German Lloyd

    With a draft of only 6' she is reminiscent of Mississippi River paddle boats who were long and wide like Sonnen Konigin and could carry large payloads.
  18. olderboater

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    American Queen is 418' x 89' with 8'5" draft. 436 Passengers. 222 staterooms. 160 crew. Height 109'. So larger but cabins as opposed to all observation. I do see the similarity you see. But she dwarfs the Sonnen Konigin.
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    Sonnenkönigin versus American Queen

    It is very hard to compare those two ships. If you compare the two hulls with their totally different hull shape and block coefficient and the distribution of weight in conjunction with their low freeboard, American Queen is a more stable ship. Also both ships are not seaworthy for ocean cruise, Sonnenkönigin would have never gotten the permission for cruising on rivers with more than very low current. I doubt very much, Sonnenkönigin would survive a 180 turn on the Missisippi river comming downhill at a speed of 16 Kts plus current, without capsizing. I would never attend a river cruise on her. Whereas would I have no problem at all, sleeping in a cabin on the top deck of American Queen during a river cruise.

    Static stability is one thing. Both ships must have past some kind of certification for their specific purpose. The Lake Constanze and the Missisippi River are not the Yellow River in China :). But I do not want to see the stability curve or the result of a recalculation of the damage stability of both ships as done on ferries or RoRo Ships. That why those big floating boxes do not belong onto the seven seas.

    BTW, I love those Missisippi Steamers, pure romantic !!!!

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  20. Marmot

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    Only its builder could love this one ...

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