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The Radical NEW Marco Polo!

Discussion in 'Fincantieri Yacht' started by YachtForums, Feb 21, 2006.

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  1. YachtForums

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    I'm getting the editorial prepared right now. Will upload shortly. This one is a STUNNER!!! Benetti, in conjunction with Fincantieri Yachts, introduced a new Camillo Costantini design at the Miami Boat Show. Here comes Marcopolo...

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  2. Kevin

    Kevin YF Moderator

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    I like it.
  3. mariog

    mariog New Member

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    um, no.

    I don't mind new designs but this one is to far from my traditional tastes.

    I'll pass.

    my humble .02 cents
  4. KCook

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    For once I'm speechless ....
  5. Remy

    Remy New Member

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    Very special design indeed !

    Must be very impressive at scale 1...
  6. Arniev

    Arniev Senior Member

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    Looks like it was designed to be in a James Bond movie!
    :)
  7. Ben

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    Sold. Love the all glass rear. waiting on edge of seat.
  8. brandonw

    brandonw Senior Member

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    interesting...........
  9. WestAust

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    Nice sky lounge!
    I would have thought that there would be more deck area for dining / parties ect.
    Looks a bit too enclosed.
  10. catmando

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    Far out design I like it. But I see no way for the crew to get to the bow. Is there a website for that builder?
  11. Ben

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    If you look at the picture of the top of the yacht, you can see a dark grey cross on the bow, just in front of the bridge, I think that cross has stairs leading up from a curved walkway running under the overhang under the bridge windows. You can just see the end of the walkway if you look at where the hull makes it's final step up for the bow.

    Did I make sense?:eek: ;)

    I've seen two other pics of this yacht before, there is a pool under the glass rear that looks beautiful.
  12. sailronin

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    I really hope the designer will do the first washdown on those aft windows!
    Oh I forgot nobody minds salt spots and streaks on the windows.


    Dave
  13. Billy1119

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    While it has some neat aspects to it, there's more not to like about this design visually for me. I'll give the designer some credit for thinking outside the box, though. At first glance, I think the only aspect I really like about it is the stern (see model pic). It's got a neat, retro style to it, seemingly pulled from a classic car or one of the many tenders that have this style (see tender thread). Definitely different...
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    In Carl's review he wrote:

    We evidently think alike... yesterday afternoon as I was driving home I suddenly thought to myself "that yacht should be named Nautilus, not Marco Polo..."
  15. Go5go

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    Probably after Disney buys it for an upscale cruiser to send parents on.. :D

    Pretty cool design, love to see when someone sees the box is not made of concrete or metal, but of something more pliable.

    Cheers,
    Pete
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    hmmm.... I don't now whether I like it or not... :confused: but very interesting
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    While all the comments are about her "lines" ,I,m sure looking from the inside out the veiws are outstanding. If your a fan of climate controlled conditions this is yacht is for you !

    On a world cruise what percentage of time does the weather permit use of the sun decks. Just guessing I bet most owners spend more time under roof or glass in this case.

    From a techinical stand point I wonder if the curved glass is single or multiple pane. I"ve never seen multiple pane curved glass is it even made?The heat load of a atrium that size would be tremendious. What about wind loading not even to mention downwash from the aproching chopper. It's the mechanicals of these megayachts that intrest me more than anything.
  18. AMG

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    Double-curved glass has been used on Eco by Blohm+Voss. Not without initial problems. On the Marco Polo project, I think you should consider it a design concept to get attention, more than final drawings for construction...
  19. KCook

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    The glass will be expensive, but is easily within current technology. Just a matter of writing a big enough check.

    Kelly
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    there are very little outside decks to walk on. doesn't it strike anyone? I would like to go outside every once in a while. Heck, just buy a sub.