super yachts 60million+

super yachts 60million+

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p1stonhead

24,899 posts

131 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Speculatore said:
ecsrobin said:
The skipper has posted a video saying some lines broke and they were recording 60+ knots and other vessels 80+ knots. All just superficial apparently.
Yes. We got Captain Chris to post a video giving a brief explination and thanking the marina staff and other yacht crew for coming to their assistance. It is the yachts normal berth and we have spent quite a few months there in the past. As someone said the yacht has just had a drydock period with full hull respray..... Hopefully we have some spare paint left.
$$$$$uperficial

laugh

Speculatore

1,998 posts

199 months

Wednesday 17th February
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TheJimi said:
Link to the video?
On the yachts instagram page

the tribester

1,295 posts

50 months

Wednesday 17th February
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Speculatore said:
TheJimi said:
Link to the video?
On the yachts instagram page
It's removed now, and from FB, but there is an update video from the Capt.

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Thursday 18th February
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the tribester said:
Speculatore said:
TheJimi said:
Link to the video?
On the yachts instagram page
It's removed now, and from FB, but there is an update video from the Capt.
And a link to that ? ?

the tribester

1,295 posts

50 months

Thursday 18th February
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PushedDover said:
And a link to that ? ?
hopefully this'll work

https://m.facebook.com/pg/SailingYachtBlackPearl/p...

and scroll down

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Thursday 18th February
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Thanks. Was just watching 'when Superyachts go wrong' on the Superyacht captain....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmFEO4cpH8s

Skipper that caused it will never work again no doubt...

NickCQ

4,047 posts

60 months

Thursday 18th February
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PushedDover said:
Skipper that caused it will never work again no doubt...
I assume there are live criminal proceedings in France but the MAIB report just says he completed his missing training and got the relevant certificate.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/601...

TheJimi

19,395 posts

207 months

Thursday 18th February
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PushedDover said:
Thanks. Was just watching 'when Superyachts go wrong' on the Superyacht captain....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmFEO4cpH8s

Skipper that caused it will never work again no doubt...
That was sobering.

As someone on the youtube comments put it - a classic "watch this" moment gone very wrong.


Cupramax

9,507 posts

216 months

Thursday 25th February
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Not sure what’s going on here, but I’m guessing it’s expensive. Slight readjustment of St Maarten Yacht club, biggrin


Super yacht “Go” for info, I’m guessing there’s a major mechanical or electrical failure here rather than a severe lack of talent?

https://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/inside-...

Petrus1983

4,751 posts

126 months

Thursday 25th February
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Cupramax said:
Not sure what’s going on here, but I’m guessing it’s expensive. Slight readjustment of St Maarten Yacht club, biggrin


Super yacht “Go” for info, I’m guessing there’s a major mechanical or electrical failure here rather than a severe lack of talent?

https://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/inside-...
It seems very windy -

https://youtu.be/hq6hXKBTXmw

RM

349 posts

61 months

Thursday 25th February
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Cupramax said:
Not sure what’s going on here, but I’m guessing it’s expensive. Slight readjustment of St Maarten Yacht club, biggrin


Super yacht “Go” for info, I’m guessing there’s a major mechanical or electrical failure here rather than a severe lack of talent?

https://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/inside-...
Are the hulls of super yachts constructed of steel or fibreglass/composite?

21st Century Man

35,262 posts

212 months

Thursday 25th February
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RM said:
Are the hulls of super yachts constructed of steel or fibreglass/composite?
Money I reckon.

ecsrobin

12,647 posts

129 months

Thursday 25th February
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I’ve seen something suggesting computer malfunction lead to loss of control.

emicen

7,663 posts

182 months

Thursday 25th February
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RM said:
Cupramax said:
Not sure what’s going on here, but I’m guessing it’s expensive. Slight readjustment of St Maarten Yacht club, biggrin


Super yacht “Go” for info, I’m guessing there’s a major mechanical or electrical failure here rather than a severe lack of talent?

https://www.superyachttimes.com/yacht-news/inside-...
Are the hulls of super yachts constructed of steel or fibreglass/composite?
Depends where we're drawing the line for superyachts I think. MY Go in this instance (75m or thereabouts) is steel hulled, aluminium super structure.

Up to 50m, you still get GRP, think its pretty rare once you go longer than that.

Speculatore

1,998 posts

199 months

Friday 26th February
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ecsrobin said:
I’ve seen something suggesting computer malfunction lead to loss of control.
Old disgarded canvas sail sucked in to bow thruster causing catastrophic failure that upset the steering computers and electronics causing total loss of control from the bridge.

LimaDelta

4,602 posts

182 months

Friday 26th February
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Speculatore said:
ecsrobin said:
I’ve seen something suggesting computer malfunction lead to loss of control.
Old disgarded canvas sail sucked in to bow thruster causing catastrophic failure that upset the steering computers and electronics causing total loss of control from the bridge.
That's some impressive swiss cheese right there, will be interesting to see the exact chain of events.

Burwood

17,004 posts

210 months

Friday 26th February
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Speculatore said:
ecsrobin said:
I’ve seen something suggesting computer malfunction lead to loss of control.
Old disgarded canvas sail sucked in to bow thruster causing catastrophic failure that upset the steering computers and electronics causing total loss of control from the bridge.
Jesus, that's such an unlikely scenario. Given the potential hazard do any of these yachts have built in redundancy such as a back up thruster?

From the video it looks like the marina structure was just wooden planks so the damage is minimal?

NickCQ

4,047 posts

60 months

Friday 26th February
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Burwood said:
Speculatore said:
Old disgarded canvas sail sucked in to bow thruster causing catastrophic failure that upset the steering computers and electronics causing total loss of control from the bridge.
Jesus, that's such an unlikely scenario. Given the potential hazard do any of these yachts have built in redundancy such as a back up thruster?
I'm not sure, floating objects is a normal hazard of boating.
It shocks me that there was not some kind of firewall to mean that a malfunctioning bow thruster could not take down the main propulsion system.

PushedDover

3,204 posts

17 months

Friday 26th February
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I am surprised too. These arent DP rated I get, but surely....

emicen

7,663 posts

182 months

Friday 26th February
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Sure I saw somewhere that the captain was blaming the manufacturer not carrying out their warranty obligations for the computer failure, that ultimately caused the loss of control.