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Old Aug 10, 2010, 08:17 AM
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Russian billionaires yacht in San Diego

http://www.fox5sandiego.com/news/ksw...,5681886.story


Very interesting design. Too bad there's no pictures of the interior

Next kit from Dumas maybe ???
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 10:36 AM
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is it this guy?
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 10:51 AM
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That's a commercial for something but it might just be the inside of that yacht,who knows? Pete
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 05:12 AM
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Russian Mafia?

That guy has a commercial with a house cat sized giraffe. Too funny.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 06:11 AM
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Hi All

Megayacht "A" (SIGMA SF99) of Andrei Igorewitsch Melnitschenko in Mallorca (2008) (1 min 42 sec)


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Old Aug 11, 2010, 07:53 AM
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What nation'sflag was he flying in that video?

The bow reminds me of the ramming type from the 1800's.

Andy
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 08:05 AM
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Looks like the British Red duster, though I bet it is the Bahamas.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Interesting thing...

When she first left the yards, I remember seeing a couple of articles on her. Other than her incredible opulence, size and wave piercing design, one of the things that caught my attention was that she was said to have been built with the of best current generation anti-missile and torpedo defenses available, short of active CIWS, that a civilian could acquire; better it was rumored, in some cases, than some ships of the line.

Money may not buy happiness, but, in this case, it supposedly can give that warm, fuzzy feeling that only comes with knowing not even an exocet can interrupt an after-dinner cigar and brandy.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 12:13 PM
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Money may not buy happiness, but, in this case, it supposedly can give that warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing not even an exocet can interrupt an after-dinner cigar and brandy.
The owner probably needs that kind of protection.

Considering that the Soviet Union has only been extinct for less than two decades, he has amassed this much money in that short a time doing exactly WHAT---?
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 01:39 PM
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kind of amazing how this this loos kind of like Nemos Nautalis"in the movie " Legue of Extrodinary Gentalman".
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 01:45 PM
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kind of amazing how this looks kind of like Nemo's Nautilus in the movie "League of Extrodinary Gentlemen".
I was thinking the same thing---.

Kind of a cool movie, but you really had to be sharp on your literary skills to pick up on the characters---.
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What nation'sflag was he flying in that video?

The bow reminds me of the ramming type from the 1800's.

Andy
Can't tell what's on the main mast but it looks like a US flag on the stern.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 02:59 PM
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Main mast flag is the Spanish flag, she was in Majorca I think it said. The defaced Red Ensign might be the British Virgin Islands flag, just guessing.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 04:29 PM
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wow with that kind of money and the ship being made to break ice ,i would be out there running over the pirates just for the fun of it lol
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 05:49 PM
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Her bow is designed to pierce through waves at high speed, not ride over them. It, along with "air cavities" is the hot thing in boat design.
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