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| VARD | 182.00M | REV - Research Expedition Vessel | 2021 |

Discussion in 'Unique, Custom or New Yachts' started by ELEMEENOOPEE, May 9, 2017.

  1. ELEMEENOOPEE

    ELEMEENOOPEE Member

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    A couple of days ago a famous yachting website came up with an article about a new yacht that is currently being developed. I haven't seen a thread about it here yet, so I thought i'd make one.

    The vessel that is being build is an REV. REV stands short for Research Expedition Vessel. The approach of the parties involved is that the ship will be used mostly for gathering knowledge about the oceans around the globe. I personally think this is a great concept.

    If you have a look around the web, you can find the actual website connected with this amazing project!

    Ps. I'm sorry for my english. I hope it is good enough
  2. ELEMEENOOPEE

    ELEMEENOOPEE Member

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    sorry! missed that one
  3. Norseman

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    Missed that one too.
    The owner is Kjell Inge Røkke, a well know guy in Norway, self made millionaire. He went to Alaska and worked on fishing boats, did good and came back to Norway as a wealthy man and kept buying and investing,
    Never met him but his private pilot is a buddy of mine.
    A 182 meter yacht seems excessive, but what do I know.:rolleyes:
  4. ELEMEENOOPEE

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    Well, it has a better purpose than any other yacht ever...
  5. Gage Rowden7

    Gage Rowden7 Senior Member

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    Yes I have read about this vessel. It will be interesting to see it when its done. Hopefully we can here about some research she does when complete.
  6. Capt Ralph

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    I may think there are enough research vessels already proven and collecting dust. Operating at less cost (boat already paid for) and not such luxury staterooms.
    Naw, a business expense that will stay in the red,,, forever.
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    REV update...at this stage completion should be early 2021 (no issues).

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  9. Gage Rowden7

    Gage Rowden7 Senior Member

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    Nice photos! Let's hope that everything will stay on time!
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    WOW. Great pictures.
    It is amazing what goes into building a ship this size and how it's done.

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