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Yacht of a different color; Jeff Koons Yacht Art

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by CaptTom, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. CaptTom

    CaptTom Senior Member

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    Here's an interesting departure from the white/blue hulled yachts we are so used to seeing. I thought this was a gag at first, seeing it in a magazine. But found several websites that had info on it.

    The photo is courtesy of Andrea Ferrari and here are some of the specs:

    overall lenght 35,30 mt
    beam 7,40 mt
    light displacement 155 tonnes
    full load displacement 178 tonnes
    draft 1,50 mt
    engines 2 x MTU 16V 4000 M90
    power KW 2.720 at 2.100 rpm
    fuel LT 26.500
    water LT 3.200
    class RINA Maltese Cross
    guest accomodations 7 GUESTS +2 OWNER
    crew accomodations 6 CREW MEMBERS
    Naval architect Arrabito Naval Architects
    interior design Ivana Porfiri – Porfiristudio (assistant Paola Gorla)
    exterior design Ivana Porfiri – Porfiristudio (assistant Paola Gorla)
    exterior camouflage design Jeff Koons
    shipyard Cantieri Navali Rizzardi in Sabaudia
    interior outfitting Cantieri Navali Rizzardi -Cantù Contract – AP Montaggi

    Thoughts?

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  2. Kevin

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    Sort of a modern art take on the WWII vessels with the jagged paint schemes to confuse the u-boat targeting sites.
  3. Brian

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    ...leaves me kind of speechless...
    What do you say to the owner as he comes ashore from this?
  4. CaptTom

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    "Far out, Dude" or "Gnarley" come to mind.

    Should carry a caution sign: "Staring at this yacht may cause seizures".
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    an additionn for the ROUGES Thread i guess *hehehe*
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    Some people say yachts are big white canvasses waiting for paint. To these people... are you happy now?
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  8. brunick

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    ya - for sure i'm happy now - and now we can sink this one, its the prove that it isn't a canvas to draw on, therefor we got the good old real canvas and the masters

    by the way the one who designed this one, does he know this wasn't supposed to be a picture for the art gallery??
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    Are you a Museum Of Modern Art supporter?
  10. brunick

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    naa - more the body-art ;)
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    Yikes!!!!
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    There is no accounting for taste. It took me a few moments to even figure out which end I was looking at. BTW is that bow square? On the upside they'll never notice a scratch.
  13. Neil Rooney

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    Thankfully he wasn't a Jackson Pollock fan
  14. Codger

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    Not my taste, to put it mildly. Good on the owner for having the strength of his convictions to do something that sure isn't boring.
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    Her name is "Guilty" if I remember correctly. Her interior is just as whacky as the dazzle scheme.
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    Do you own the Steelers? :eek: :D
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    LOL that boat would feel right at home docked at Miami's Art Deco South Beach.
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    "Guilty" as charged!

    Guilty is her name and the exterior was done by artist Jeff Kooms. I dug this up..."Koons has stated that the finish was based on a World War I camouflage pattern designed to confuse rather than hide. The dizzying, chromatic graphics did make the unusually jutting planes of the ship, designed by architect Ivana Porfiri, hard to make out on the water. The touchy-feely interior was all mirror, silver leather, and dyed materials."
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    I am "confused" !! These yachts with no deck around are a missionn to keep clean. The designers must have realised that and painted to try camoflauge the dirt!! Guilty as charged!!!
  20. Yacht News

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    [QUOTE='roundthehorn]Guilty is her name and the exterior was done by artist Jeff Kooms. I dug this up..."Koons has stated that the finish was based on a World War I camouflage pattern designed to confuse rather than hide. The dizzying, chromatic graphics did make the unusually jutting planes of the ship, designed by architect Ivana Porfiri, hard to make out on the water. The touchy-feely interior was all mirror, silver leather, and dyed materials."[/QUOTE]

    YachtNews wrote
    :)