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What's your favorite yacht?

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  1. Florbrant

    Florbrant New Member

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  2. Loren Schweizer

    Loren Schweizer YF Associate Writer

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    Really late to this party, but...

    Well, Carl, another fine thread with interesting and interested posters.
    The biggest 'n baddest boats, like "Limitless", I certainly expected for the "cost is no object" choice.
    Wallys, Sunseekers, Eco (jeez, she does look like an old Dreadnaught--not ugly, but kind of like the pretty girl with the eyes too far apart)...acquired tastes, I guess.

    Some of the posters actually thought that how the boats get used might be important, and kudos to them.

    OK. The envelope. pliz....For the expensive choice, make mine any Feadship that JM didn't own ( those institutional interiors probably only impressed the auditors) or an earlier Flushdeck Burger. Why? Because they radiated taste & class, were practical, and their interiors (mostly) were reminiscent of a gentleman's club.
    And isn't that what a yacht should do? Make you feel special? And, by gosh, they looked like Proper Yachts.

    Now to the choice of a poor schlub worrying about whether he should spring for the Heinekins as opposed to the Bud and does he have enough dough to pull up to the Shooters dock and entertain his sweetie while still pulling it off in a "cool" boat.
    Tough choice here. Pre-May markets crash, I'd take my 1980 all-original Bertram 31.
    Now poorer, here in June, choice number two would be the beautifully restored Boston Whaler Montauk 16 resplendent in freshly varnished seats & console.
    Oh, and a big fish half hanging out of the box for additional points!

    Both say "old money" but don't require it. Both are meant to be used for Everything you might do on the water and to have fun, and, finally, to look good while doing it.;)
  3. reidsatsea

    reidsatsea New Member

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    My two-cents worth

    Fortunate Son (ex Perfect Prescription) just does it for me.
    Her lines are absolutely exquisite. She always looks regal and classy, no matter where she is anchored.

    I prefer Rising Sun to Octopus, simply because she looks sleeker and less cruise-ship like. Got a great look at her exterior a few months ago here in the BVI. (And what's up with all the secrecy anyway?) But seriously, does a yacht have to be that big?

    Right now, I'm also a fan of the Ferretti 94 - simply because it has the nicest crew quarters I've seen in a while for a boat of that size.

    Yup, any boat with decent crew quarters would get my vote. My current "home" would be classified more as crew 'sixteenths' than quarters!
  4. Teenna

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    Gentlemen, you are forgeting completely where it all started. It's ok to quote Bannenberg for the contributions in the large yachts field, but when we get to the stylish sleek lines of so called italian style we have to mention Alucraft/Baglietto creations from the late 80' from the drawing board of Alberto Mercati, a forgotten hero of the italian design stable. And the best example of all this, and at the same time my favorite is M/YAdler.

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  5. YachtForums

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    Hi Teenna,

    Have you seen the NEW Adler...?

    http://www.yachtforums.com/forums/g...ical-new-yacht-check-out.html?highlight=adler
  6. Teenna

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    Wow, this one is new to me...ah, this is why the old one is so cheap...less than 3million euro for a 115 footer with a gas turbine, hihi! A real bargain for a still nice yacht.
  7. YachtForums

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    You're right. The old Adler is a bargain! I mentioned this in another thread a few months ago. Still a very nice yacht that has been well kept. I went onboard her at the Miami Show this year. The interior is looking dated compared to current offerings, but it's in very good shape. It was modern during the Miami Vice era, but now it looks like one big blend of beige.

    Adler has one major drawback... access to the engine room. Unless I somehow missed another entry/exit point during my tour, the only way to get to the engine room was down a very narrow corridor (and very steep ladder) from the exterior side deck.
  8. Rene GER

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    ADLER is a great design. It is owned by an german? because >>ADLER<< is in german >>EAGLE<<

    Two of my new fav's: Farr 36 and Brenta 30 [​IMG]
  9. Teenna

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    Well, at the time this was the only access Baglietto designed for their enginne rooms. I remember Nastasha, same thing. However, A biege interior base, now, with 70ies being trendi is very easy to refresh with a nice new loose furniture and a few panels of a trendy wood, like ebony or zebra wood.
    One should also change the beds, fittings like fossets, a million dollar outfit would make it look like built just yesterday. Great potential she has, and that is why I say it's my favorite. It really resisted the time. Did anybody ever saw what were yachts, even other Bagliettos looking like when Adler was built?
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    Been awhile since we visited this thread and we've added a few members. Let's hear from 'em... :)
  11. Yacht News

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    Maltese Falcon RULES....
    Pelorus
    Amevi (new one)
    Octopus
  12. WestAust

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    Predator 108 has my vote!
  13. paolo_ita

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    For the design:

    1. Pelorus
    2. Carinthia VII
    3. ICE
    4. Ecstasea
    5. Tatoosh
    6. Lady Moura
    7. Octopus
    8. New Amevì
    9. Ilona
    10. Princess Mariana
    11. Montkaj
    12. Skat
    13. Ambrosia III

    For the versatility:
    1. Octopus
    2. Le Grand Bleu
    3. Pelorus
    4. New Amevì
    5. Ilona
    6. Princess Mariana
  14. Yacht News

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    Versatility in the realm of...? tender and toy carrying capability?
  15. Neil Rooney

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    What I like....

    Limitless, for her lines as a BIG one.

    Jamaica Bay, for her canoe stern.

    Arriva, for her green hull.

    Lady Lola Shadow, for her concept and her 1966 Amphicar.

    Floridian, for the size of her helicopter.

    Phoenix, for her lines as a 200 footer

    Enterprise V, I like the deep blue hull color

    Moecca, more megayacht cats to come, even wave piercers.

    Heesens, like Sun Ark for their speed.

    Starship for her jet drives.

    Should I continue?
  16. Kevin

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    Short answer: If it floats, is comfortable, and my girlfriend/wife and I are alone on it as we cruise the oceans of the world... then it's my fave. :cool:
  17. Talon

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    These would get my vote:-
    New PJ 150
    Millenium 140 T.W.I.N.E.
    Sunseeker Predator 108 with Triple engine config.
  18. Surf Cruise

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    I like the Westport 130, great layout big enough and small enough. I also fell in love with Defiant the first time I saw it. Its probably the blue hull but what a great looking boat. I see its for sale, too bad its not in my budget. but its nice to dream.
  19. TSI AV

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    Hi,

    I like all Lurssen yachts, but...

    PELORUS - is my favorite.

    Also because she is equipped with my favorite brand of engine :rolleyes:


    rgds,

    Andrei