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The Radical NEW Marco Polo!

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

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  1. dbart9

    dbart9 Member

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    I think Captain Nemo had a little chat with Syd Mead or Geiger! Interesting...I like it just for the fact that it's so different, but I am also a huge Pelorus fan and I thought that was different. The interior renderings are beautiful. Nice 3-d modeling and excellent use of materials. Yeah, have fun washing those windows outside...
  2. catmando

    catmando Senior Member

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    I noticed that myself. And if all that rear glass is kept for production it better be REAL dark, especially from the 10:00 to the 4:00 positions.
  3. foundrycourt

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    Exterior not really to my taste, but certainly different. Interior though, is very elegant.
  4. Crewagency

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    Maybe this is the solution for all he window cleaners here :D
  5. CTdave

    CTdave Senior Member

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    Yep! Exactly what I was going to say.
  6. christo303

    christo303 Senior Member

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    The project 236 by Benetti-Fincantieri was revealed for the first time during the last Monaco Yacht Show, september 2005.

    Different design.

    Problem is that the aft part of the superstructure, that glass dome, makes it look like a bug... The association with a giant cockroach has already surfaced.
  7. foundrycourt

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    When I first saw the picture the first thing that came to my mind was that of a snail shell.
  8. GeminiRat

    GeminiRat New Member

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    Unique to say the least.

    My first impression when I saw the rendering of the new Marco Polo was that someone had been watching to many episodes of "Star Trek" on television. Because the yacht reminds me of a Shuttle from one of the most recent incarnations of the "Star Trek Series". [​IMG]

    I haven't made up my mind yet whether or not I like this new style. Looking back a few years at yachts that were once well ahead of their time they are now the norm. Who's to say what new style will take root and become the next industry norm.
  9. Codger

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    Not boring! Hope that it gets built.

    dbart9, funny, I thought of H.R.Giger when looking at the first images.:)
  10. Heather_Rae

    Heather_Rae New Member

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    Hmmmm

    While it certainly is "different," I don't think it is different in a good way. While I'm sure that the view from those aft windows is stunning, that is as far as my praise would go on this one. The outside just looks like a mish-mash of design concepts. The architecht must have just been doing some architectural masturbation...lol. What is wrong with boats looking like boats? I guess I get sort of romantic about yachts. Give me lots of teak and a beautifully shaped hull with plenty of decks to enjoy the sunset and the sound of the spraying water. This looks like a *******ization of something out of Star Wars.