Superyacht - what is it?

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Ranger 6

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6,508 posts

222 months

Sunday 8th August 2010
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Seen in the Solent today, traveling quite quickly with what looked like a RIB taking photos - So what is it?





RDM

1,822 posts

180 months

Sunday 8th August 2010
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Palmer-Johnson 170?

hidetheelephants

18,110 posts

166 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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Great; another boat where you can't see the water between your bow and 300m away from the bridge. WTF?

Jackleman

974 posts

139 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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PW said:
RDM said:
Palmer-Johnson 170?
Certainly seems to be.

Built at P&J's Southampton facility, apparently. Looks like it was a spec build, so if you wander down there with a big sackful of money, I guess it could be yours!
P&J have a Southampton boat building facility? I didn't think it was even built yet?

Jackleman

974 posts

139 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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PW said:
RDM said:
Palmer-Johnson 170?
Certainly seems to be.

Built at P&J's Southampton facility, apparently. Looks like it was a spec build, so if you wander down there with a big sackful of money, I guess it could be yours!
P&J have a Southampton boat building facility? I didn't think it was even built yet?

Simpo Two

77,142 posts

238 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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hidetheelephants said:
Great; another boat where you can't see the water between your bow and 300m away from the bridge. WTF?
You have a little man on the front. Or parking sensors? Mind you the owners might take the view that anything not large enough to show above the focsle deserves to be crushed to matchwood!

Ranger 6

Original Poster:

6,508 posts

222 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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Cheers - looks like it may have been the first one smile

maser_spyder

6,356 posts

155 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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hidetheelephants said:
Great; another boat where you can't see the water between your bow and 300m away from the bridge. WTF?
rolleyes

Didn't you know?

It uses frickin lasers.

hehe

Huntsman

7,416 posts

223 months

Monday 9th August 2010
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Jackleman said:
PW said:
RDM said:
Palmer-Johnson 170?
Certainly seems to be.

Built at P&J's Southampton facility, apparently. Looks like it was a spec build, so if you wander down there with a big sackful of money, I guess it could be yours!
P&J have a Southampton boat building facility? I didn't think it was even built yet?
Yes, over at Hythe, the old military port I think, although not quite sure. The new one on the old vosper site is not built yet.

She was trundling down Southampton Water yesterday afternoon too.

Legmaster

996 posts

180 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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Huntsman said:
Jackleman said:
PW said:
RDM said:
Palmer-Johnson 170?
Certainly seems to be.

Built at P&J's Southampton facility, apparently. Looks like it was a spec build, so if you wander down there with a big sackful of money, I guess it could be yours!
P&J have a Southampton boat building facility? I didn't think it was even built yet?
Yes, over at Hythe, the old military port I think, although not quite sure. The new one on the old vosper site is not built yet.

She was trundling down Southampton Water yesterday afternoon too.
And just about to axe it's Hythe jobs, with the Vospers site in doubt:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8322205.Superyacht...


JSS 911

1,815 posts

184 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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They always looked like a one boat company,and now the boat is finished have shafted there employees

Simpo Two

77,142 posts

238 months

Tuesday 10th August 2010
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JSS 911 said:
They always looked like a one boat company,and now the boat is finished have shafted there employees
If there are no boats to make, are they supposed to pay everybody to do nothing?

Edited by Simpo Two on Tuesday 10th August 22:34

Dickster

335 posts

218 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Slightly off but just still on topic, I saw a very odd boat anchored in Elba (southern part of the island).

It was black and silver, quite a large motor yacht and almost had the shape of an Egyptian eye if you get me....most likely not but I can't seem to be able to describe it as I ain't seen nothing like it before. Someone who was with us said it was quite a famous boat around that area?

I was in a mood that day so didn't think about taking a picture....

CraigW

12,248 posts

255 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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this?


Dickster

335 posts

218 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Nope, more point / oval really.

Huntsman

7,416 posts

223 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Legmaster said:
Huntsman said:
Jackleman said:
PW said:
RDM said:
Palmer-Johnson 170?
Certainly seems to be.

Built at P&J's Southampton facility, apparently. Looks like it was a spec build, so if you wander down there with a big sackful of money, I guess it could be yours!
P&J have a Southampton boat building facility? I didn't think it was even built yet?
Yes, over at Hythe, the old military port I think, although not quite sure. The new one on the old vosper site is not built yet.

She was trundling down Southampton Water yesterday afternoon too.
And just about to axe it's Hythe jobs, with the Vospers site in doubt:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/8322205.Superyacht...
Yes, great shame for the city.

I note from your profile the JST link, great organisation.

Dickster

335 posts

218 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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PW said:
Dickster said:
Slightly off but just still on topic, I saw a very odd boat anchored in Elba (southern part of the island).

It was black and silver, quite a large motor yacht and almost had the shape of an Egyptian eye if you get me....most likely not but I can't seem to be able to describe it as I ain't seen nothing like it before. Someone who was with us said it was quite a famous boat around that area?

I was in a mood that day so didn't think about taking a picture....
Ocean Emerald?

BINGO!

Even though I was in a mood, I just couldn't stop looking at it.

Very well done getting it from my description too!!


CraigW

12,248 posts

255 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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I love how you keep saying you were "in a mood"

Legmaster

996 posts

180 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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Huntsman said:
I note from your profile the JST link, great organisation.
Thank you very much. Been involved for over 20yrs, from deckies arse to almost running the show.

Tried to organise a PH trip a couple of years back - no interest unfortunately. I could try for again for 2011 perhaps. Say a drive to Southampton Docks (I'd organsise secure parking) and a day out on this:





Good idea?


JSS 911

1,815 posts

184 months

Wednesday 11th August 2010
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No but they kept telling the workforce there was a follow on boat

Simpo Two said:
JSS 911 said:
They always looked like a one boat company,and now the boat is finished have shafted there employees
If there are no boats to make, are they supposed to pay everybody to do nothing?

Edited by Simpo Two on Tuesday 10th August 22:34