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YES! (Yacht Escort Ships)

Discussion in 'Yacht Escort Ships & Shadows' started by YachtForum, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. YachtForum

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    I'm happy to announce that Stan Antrim, the creative genesis behind Shadow Marine, has started a new company... "YES", an acronym for Yacht Escort Ships.

    Stan has two YES ships in the works, a 163 footer and a 205 footer. He's put together a small website while he gets these ships underway...

    www.YachtEscortShips.com

    Congrats Stan! Glad you're back! :)
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    Is this a renaming of Shadow Yachts to clarify their purpose? Or a new company? :confused:
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    It's a new company. Earlier this year, Stan decided to go his own way, allowing him more flexibility and control.
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    Kevin YF Moderator

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    Gotcha'!

    Congrats Stan, and best of luck with these great vessels. :)
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    Thank you, Carl, for the most generous introduction, and Kevin as well for the kind words.

    I am pleased with our new organization with a focus on custom builds and refits only while maximizing the benefits and functinality to the Owner. The highest possible quality of my hybrid "commercial yacht" fit and finish will remain as the hallmark.

    All the best and it is nice to be back, on my own!:cool:
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    Shadow boats are so cool...they try to personify the yacht they are attached to...even though their design isnt as elegant as the yachts themselves.
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    All the best! I know it will be interesting
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    You mean Yacht Escort Ships are so cool!!!!!!!!!!
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    Well said, Cognac! Thanks!;)
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    Might have to change your username now though Stan. :)
  11. YachtForum

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    Good idea Kevin. Stan... just say "YES".
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    Funny you should ask.......

    I went into my profile this morning and did not see how to change my username.

    Please tell me how and "YES!" it will be.
  13. YachtForum

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    Done! Also, I tweaked your signature for the acronym.
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    Belay my last email. I got it.

    Very much appreciated.

    Only YachtForums offers "yacht-quality" service!
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    CONGRATULATIONS, Stan!
    Wishing you and YES much success!

    :)
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    Curious avatar Stan. The chopper looks like it's about to crash! :eek:

    picky Kelly
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    Hi Kelly -

    That's a very good Bell 430 pilot making his baby dance. He liked to "dive" off the side of the helo deck when taking off - bit of a hot dog perhaps. Can you see the sea spray from the helo rotor wash?

    Picture of Lady Lola Shadow taken off Elba fIsland from the bridge of Lady Lola.

    An interesting aspect of a yacht escort ship that no one ever talks about is the conduct of underway operations, transfering passengers to the LLS for helo trips and sightseeing during coastal transits, etc.

    Thanks for noticing, Ms. Picky. Good to hear from you again.
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    I was thinking it was just a military style take-off... off the deck and move. :D
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    You are right, Kevin, as helos dive to gain air speed when taking off.

    I was trying to relate to yachties. The pilot had enough power in his twin turbine Bell 430 to pull straight up on the collective, thus the hot dog comment.
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    Generally, heli pilots don't "hot dog". An aggressive nose-down attitude is to help build forward speed and enter into translational lift quickly. Hovering wastes fuel and it also leaves you vulnerable when you are close to the ground. Altitude is your friend, whether it is fixed or rotor wing.

    Another protocol for safe operation is to get the machine off the deck and away from civilians ASAP, not to mention the importance of getting clear of a pitching deck and the peripheral equipment of the same.

    A Bell 430 has twin turbines and a 4-blade head, giving an excellent thrust ratio when lightly loaded. The flight attitude shown in Stan's avatar is nowhere near the the angle of attack this machine can achieve from a stationary hover.