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MDT

335 posts

55 months

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Even one of these http://www.nordhavn.com/models/40/ will do 3450nm on a tank and the company even took one round the world to prove a point.

mickrick

2,927 posts

56 months

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Dashew looks interesting. I'll have a good read when I get more time.
Before I do. where are they built?
Nordhaven are built in Taiwan. Done that, never again!

tank slapper

7,920 posts

166 months

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They are built in New Zealand by these guys: http://www.circamarine.co.nz/

Yachtworker

891 posts

38 months

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tank slapper said:
The 64 foot version will go even further. About the only motor yacht that appears on my Euromillions list.
The Dashew is a great boat but, if your going all Euromillions on an expedition type vessel, you really want Senses. she is ugly as sin:



Has a great range of 6500nm at 11.8 kts (roughly), carries multiple tenders inc a 42' Nelson:



Has a helicopter and is great for fishing



Not stupid big at 60m and I reckon could be had for circa €30 million.

mickrick

2,927 posts

56 months

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Ah, Jackies old boat. He showed me around her. I worked for him on Simson S, he had that old Nelson on her, and took it with him when he sold Simson S. fortunately I managed to convince the new owner to get another Nelson.
Senses was quite nice inside, but strange engine room split in two with that tender retreval system.
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ALawson

4,945 posts

134 months

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Went round Senses in Antigua in 1999 when she was new, could have been Jan 2000.

From memory the chopper pilot got killed later that year? He took a few of us out around Antigua when we were moored up next to her on a W60. Our skipper Paul Jeffes knew the Skipper/Captain and the 1st mate who was the first woman to sail solo the "wrong way round" in a converted BT Challenge Boat (Cannot remember her name).

Senses was a bit of an ugly thing but very functional! Memories....

Huntsman

4,275 posts

133 months

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ALawson said:
the 1st mate who was the first woman to sail solo the "wrong way round" in a converted BT Challenge Boat (Cannot remember her name)
Dee Caffari?

ALawson

4,945 posts

134 months

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I think Dee Caffari first did the BT in 2003/4 ish.

This girl sailed in the early 90's.


Edited by ALawson on Tuesday 6th March 20:59

SpeedYellow

2,526 posts

110 months

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Dee was the first woman so sail the wrong way solo on a Challenge boat and any boat come to that. So guess it was just someone who had done the Global Challenge at some point?

Spent time on Windhorse, the Dashew boat as he was moored next to me at the start of the ARC a couple of years ago. Amazing boat and budget aside the perfect two person world explorer. His sailing boats are quite something as well!

Very utilitarian exterior with a superyacht shaming interior unashamedly devoted to two people. The guest accom was designed as Steve said to make sure people weren't comfortable enough to want to stay two long. Windhorse was the insperation for the production boat and differs by being longer and having twin engines.

We had very rough weather on the northern routing across that year on the ARC, my Challenge Yacht (now dead thanks to Yacht Haven Plymouth dropping it) bounced around, British Soldier had some rigging failure and headed for the Verdes and a Swan 80 regatta managed to turn half of it's interior into flatpack. Steve arrived several days before anyone else with no damage what so ever with two pensioners on board, definitely the way to go after sailing looses its appeal.


SpeedYellow

2,526 posts

110 months

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And the written off, sad state of my boat now after 180,000 miles at sea a very sorry end to a race winner



Edited by SpeedYellow on Tuesday 6th March 23:22

ALawson

4,945 posts

134 months

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SY sorry to see further pictures to those that I read in the YW article about the dimise of your Yacht.

Are you planning on getting another one of the many that are on sale at the moment or something different!

mickrick

2,927 posts

56 months

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ALawson said:
Went round Senses in Antigua in 1999 when she was new, could have been Jan 2000.

From memory the chopper pilot got killed later that year? He took a few of us out around Antigua when we were moored up next to her on a W60. Our skipper Paul Jeffes knew the Skipper/Captain and the 1st mate who was the first woman to sail solo the "wrong way round" in a converted BT Challenge Boat (Cannot remember her name).

Senses was a bit of an ugly thing but very functional! Memories....
Memories indeed!
Rumour has it the chopper pilot didn't have a night rating, and was under presure to get the chopper back (No pressure from Jackie! laugh ) and got dissorientaded.
As I said though, just a rumour. Very sad affair.
Been up in that MD500 a few times!

I wonder what Jack Setton is doing now? Entertaining Guy to work for. wink
Last I heard he had a converted trawler called Pink Shrimp with a Lady skipper.

Paddy_N_Murphy

16,138 posts

67 months

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ALawson said:
SY sorry to see further pictures to those that I read in the YW article about the dimise of your Yacht.
+1, and a legal nightmare by accounts on liability / insurances....

Ali2202

3,044 posts

87 months

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Rower

1,207 posts

149 months

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SpeedYellow said:




And the written off, sad state of my boat now after 180,000 miles at sea a very sorry end to a race winner



Edited by SpeedYellow on Tuesday 6th March 23:22
Such a sad story , I understand that you and my mate Peter had a narrow escape whilst on your way to check the Anode...

Rower

Edited by Rower on Wednesday 7th March 14:58

Ali2202

3,044 posts

87 months

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Very sad to see that SY. Hope it all works out and the right thing is done for you.


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Hooli

27,333 posts

83 months

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SpeedYellow said:
The guest accom was designed as Steve said to make sure people weren't comfortable enough to want to stay two long.
That's my sort of hospitality hehe

SpeedYellow

2,526 posts

110 months

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Thanks for the kind words from everyone. Still stuck in the legal nightmare. No admission of liability yet and no settlement expect my insurers paying out for the value of the hull so a very long way from being back in business frown

Would like another 72 but none have been sold since we all bought them when the fleet was disbanded and none are for sale just a few older 67's which are very different yachts. So back to drawing board but until I get a settlement can't afford to do anything.

One interesting fact for guys out there not familiar with the large superyachts, around 40m plus (the ones with masts and sails) is when they are doing their delivery runs back and forth across the Atlantic most motor as the fuel costs so much less than the wear and tear on the sailing gear!

SpeedYellow

2,526 posts

110 months

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Rower, if I hadn't been finishing a ciggy and Peter hadn't been rabbiting on the phone we'd have both been underneath the boat when she fell, as it was we were only about 20-30 feet away. Much too close and still makes me very nervous everytime I'm in a boatyard now.

Sam_68

9,939 posts

128 months

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Yachtworker said:
Has a helicopter and is great for fishing...

rofl That really is taking the piss in terms of conspicuous consumption - using your helicopter to ferry you a couple of hundred yards from your super yacht to a gravel spit for a spot of fishing!
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