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Rogues & Ugly Boats!

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

  1. YachtForums

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    Saw this cruising down the ICW. Not sure if this was a refit or an original design. To my eye, the forward swept pilot house windows look awkward on this design, so it qualified for the Rogues thread...

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  2. Capt J

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    "Last call" is the name of that yacht. I think it was one of Westports first yachts.......or built by Westport. A friend of mine used to run it years ago.
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    I hope it was LAST CALL from that design team!
  4. olderboater

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    It's a Sarin design later lengthened to 124' and supposedly in an absolute auction in 2019, but can't find anything about it being sold and even indications it was going to be auctioned later so I have no idea. Can't blame the architect for it's appearance.
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    Air Control Towers use windows like that to reduce glare, they may have done that to make it easier to see forward in sunny conditions. Although... anyone who has spent time on the water knows the glare can be more noticeable when it bounces off the water and up into your eyes. So... who knows...
  6. NYCAP123

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    On boats it's to keep the weather off as well. That's the one thing I like about that boat.
  7. bayoubud

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    That forward slope is reverse of most other angles on the boat, but have always like that design for a pilot house. Shades the helm area and cuts glare, too much heat gain in tropical climates when glass slopes backward.
  8. Kevin

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    In principle forward sloping glass makes perfect sense, it just needs to be an integrated part of the yacht... not an afterthought. :confused:
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    It does look like they had 2 or 3 designers involved, each getting a section. I've run several boats with aft-sloped windshields that required me to put a towel on the dash to cut the reflection. The forward sloped windshields also help keep snow (up north :rolleyes:), rain and sea spray off. They do make perfect sense on boats. They're just not fashionable, and we all know fashion beats function today.
  10. Pascal

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    I think the opposing rake of the two white flybridge support is worst than the PH window. The fwd one sweeping aft just looks off
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    If you focus on the shear line and the huge salon glass favors a SF, the rest doesn't fit.
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    She’s a pretty old girl 1947 still going strong!

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    I’ll post an updated picture soon. Without the fish.

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    That puts me in mind of Disco Volante, Largos yacht in Thunderball.
    I'd expect separation at any moment.
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    Good name...
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    its a 36 Krogan Manatee
    its actually sought after boat amongst Krogan fans.

    its a nice costal cruser and great live aboard for a couple.

    A friend of mine has one. It has a very large salon for a 36' boat.
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    I went aboard one many moons ago. It was either the Manatee or Whaleback. Ugly as sin, but absolutely enormous inside. Well built, too.
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    This aesthetically offensive thing just pulled in here at Compass Cay. Interestingly it was rolling back and forth like crazy while maneuvering.

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  20. Pascal

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    And then this mutt pulled out... I know beauty is in the eye of the beholder but that forward section is just weird.

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