Super private motor yacht sets 'sail' from Plymouth

  TopCat® 18:24 03 Mar 2012
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'THE LARGEST private motor yacht ever to have been constructed in Britain has sailed from Plymouth on course to its new owners....'

From the photos given, I reckon the owners will be leaving the handling and navigation to the skipper and crew. No thrill of the do-it-yourself then just to see how she handles. What a shame! :) Agreed? TC.

MY Vava II

  Aitchbee 18:51 03 Mar 2012

I would want to know if I could get a good game of snooker on it...

  Quickbeam 18:55 03 Mar 2012

Maybe the queen would like to charter it this year seeing as she can't afford her own.

  Aitchbee 18:55 03 Mar 2012

...if it was a hurricaine outside?

  john bunyan 19:00 03 Mar 2012

Captain Francesco Schettino is looking for work....

  morddwyd 19:19 03 Mar 2012

If you've got it, flaunt it!

That's what you call a company mission statement!

  HondaMan 20:42 03 Mar 2012

Ugly thing innit?

  Aitchbee 22:00 03 Mar 2012

TopCat - when I drew a yacht at school, aged 7, it had sails on it. (with reference to 'sail' in your header).

I could draw ocean liners as well...I might have another go...at both.

  TopCat® 00:19 04 Mar 2012
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Several years ago the 'in thing' then to be included in some new merchant ships designs was a computer controlled mast and 'sail'. This was to be used when wind conditions allowed to aid in the ship's propulsion, thereby hopefully saving a few hundred tons of engine fuel by its use.

I remember seeing film of one converted, medium sized ship underway on trials, but I can't recall any others in actual service. TC.

  OTT_B 11:06 04 Mar 2012

TopCat®

From the looks of this company who made some fairly high profile press releases a few years ago, the idea hasn't 'taken off', so to speak.

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