Arctic Cruise Ships


#41

[QUOTE=Fraqrat;195528]X-Bow and the rest is square like his head.[/QUOTE]
You must be the only one that can see anything square with a curved design like the Ulstein X-bow.

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[QUOTE=Lee Shore;195531]I’d rather sit on the beach and gnaw on a piece of driftwood.[/QUOTE]

You just gnaw on whatever and somebody else will take the jobs.
Then you can complain about the unfairness of life to your hearths content.


#42

[QUOTE=ombugge;195532]You just gnaw on whatever and somebody else will take the jobs.
Then you can complain about the unfairness of life to your hearths content.[/QUOTE]

Life is so unfair and I’m so depressed and you just had to come along and make it worse.

Oh wait, never mind. I’m retired… so I don’t have to drive boats that look like giant steam irons.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002JIGTDI/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B002JIGTDI&linkCode=as2&tag=bestprodtag56329-20


#43

I like the front end of that yacht. I’ve worked on an xbow before: pretty dreamy, and a skookum ride when the weather’s up. I can’t say I like the look of the back end though. Looks like she’s not finished yet, or that she’s broken in an unspeakable way. I’m not a yachty type of person, though. I like scooting around on a sail-boat, races are a total kick… but just cruising around with the jet-set trying not to get the furniture dirty, and expending my precious intellectual resources on picking up the correct fork? Doesn’t sound like my thing. I think I was playing hooky the day they taught table manners. Even the officer’s mess on a working ship makes me feel like the barnyard animal that accidentally got invited to high tea with the queen.


#44

[QUOTE=Emrobu;195536]I like the front end of that yacht. I’ve worked on an xbow before: pretty dreamy, and a skookum ride when the weather’s up. I can’t say I like the look of the back end though. Looks like she’s not finished yet, or that she’s broken in an unspeakable way. I’m not a yachty type of person, though. I like scooting around on a sail-boat, races are a total kick… but just cruising around with the jet-set trying not to get the furniture dirty, and expending my precious intellectual resources on picking up the correct fork? Doesn’t sound like my thing. I think I was playing hooky the day they taught table manners. Even the officer’s mess on a working ship makes me feel like the barnyard animal that accidentally got invited to high tea with the queen.[/QUOTE]

You are in no danger of being invited to tea with the Queen, but don’t worry you’r not the only one: http://royalcentral.co.uk/uk/thequeen/will-the-queen-cancel-her-visit-with-donald-trump-over-the-muslimban-75751

I believe there is a tradition to teach the correct etiquette to anybody that is invited though. Let’s hope that Mr. Trump take the time to attend, If he should get invited.


#45

[ATTACH]4551[/ATTACH]

HA HA HA Is that what they call an X-bow?!!!


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#47

[ATTACH]4552[/ATTACH]

This brand new 468’ sailing yacht can give the X-bow yacht a run for its fugliness. It is currently under arrest in Gibraltar for being $16.2 million US behind in payments. The name of the yacht is “A”.


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[QUOTE=Lee Shore;195557][ATTACH]4552[/ATTACH]

This brand new 468’ sailing yacht can give the X-bow yacht a run for its fugliness. It is currently under arrest in Gibraltar for being $16.2 million US behind in payments. The name of the yacht is “A”.[/QUOTE]

isn’t she aweful? looks like she’s sinking by the bow. What a pity. And named A? damn shame. You’d never make yourself understood on the radio with a name like that. Maybe its pronounced ‘alfa.’


#49

[QUOTE=Lee Shore;195557][ATTACH]4552[/ATTACH]

This brand new 468’ sailing yacht can give the X-bow yacht a run for its fugliness. It is currently under arrest in Gibraltar for being $16.2 million US behind in payments. The name of the yacht is “A”.[/QUOTE]

It may be ugly, but it packs a lot of new gear, including the masts and sails. You MAY see more of these in the future, but on commercial vessels.

Here is some background info and a lot more pictures: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4195730/Incredible-360m-Sailing-Yacht-delivered-owner.html

She made her first port call in Kristiansand, Norway for some testing of equipment there: http://www.hegnar.no/Nyheter/Kuriosa/2017/02/Super-yacht-paa-besoek-i-Kristiansand


#50

holy smokes. I’m starting to get it, despite it “challenging the expectations of conventional aesthetics.” These Melnichenko folks seem nice enough. The masts are the “largest and strongest composite freestanding structure in the world.” But no renderings of her under sail. Only 35 crew… that’s not enough people to take care of the teak, who’s left to make the sandwiches? The more angles I see this ship from, the more I think she’s kinda awesome. Too bad its a private vessel: I’m dead curious about her technical and artistic details, now. I would learn to use the correct fork and eat like a civilized person if I could have a look around.

And the lawyers worked out something. She’s as free as a man who feels like his yacht needs a bomb shelter. http://chronicle.gi/2017/02/futuristic-yacht-leaves-gibraltar-after-arrest-is-lifted/


#51

I’m sure it’s wonderful just like the X-Bow. I make fun of their looks but I respect the innovation that’s gone into them and I’m sure they’re seaworthy as all get out.
Challenging the expectations of conventional aesthetics is out of the question on my budget so I’ve selected a pedestrian 25 year old Grady White Seafarer for my private expedition yachting needs.


#52

The first Expedition Cruise ships with X-Bow will be a reality soon: ​http://www.smp.no/naeringsliv/2017/03/18/Ulstein-med-fire-x-bow-salg-til-nye-cruiseskip-14466365.ece?cx_front_click=baseline_test&cx_front_click_place=5&cx_front_click_articles=4


#53

New Expedition ship (but not Polar) order for Vard: http://maritimt.com/nb/maritimt-magasin/australia-kontrakt-til-vard

Here is Coral’s announcement of the new vessel: https://www.coralexpeditions.com/au/news/new-generation-ship/