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Old 01-09-2015, 12:48 PM   #1381
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In Sausalito Yesterday: (The Anti-Trawler)



The News Story behind it:

Boat of the future: Mysterious yacht appears in S.F. Bay - SFGate

Not at all pretty. But, wickedly cool looking!
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Old 01-09-2015, 10:40 PM   #1382
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Love them or hate them Wally yachts are definitely unique boats.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:28 PM   #1383
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At least it's not covered w bow rails and anchor pulpits. No FB either. Hmmmmm ... I'm gett'in to like this Wally thing.
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:31 PM   #1384
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Looking at the "scoop" on its side, is it jet propelled? (The link doesn't work for me.)
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Old 01-09-2015, 11:46 PM   #1385
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When I read the link yah... Gas Turbines. I hope that hull is strong material. Especially the leading edges. Wonder if it jet pumps or props and Spurs. Not a boat to just chill on.
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Old 01-10-2015, 01:00 AM   #1386
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Looking at the "scoop" on its side, is it jet propelled? (The link doesn't work for me.)

You'd love it Mark, it'll cruise at 60 knots give or take a few.
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Old 01-10-2015, 01:16 AM   #1387
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No, CP, six knots is more my style.


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Old 01-10-2015, 01:39 AM   #1388
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That is a wild looking boat but it just doesn't look like it would be much fun to cruise in.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:34 AM   #1389
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At least it's not covered w bow rails and anchor pulpits. No FB either. Hmmmmm ... I'm gett'in to like this Wally thing.
FB would be fun at 60 knots! At least you could see the floating telephone pole seconds before it punches through into the bilge. Article mentions cramped (crouch down) ER. That alone is no good for me. Wonder what propulsion gear... straight drive props, Howard Arneson drives, pods, water jets???

At 60 knots you'll much of the scenery with no FB. .29 mpg - Visa or MasterCard?

PS: I'm betting on the side of .15 to .10 mpg at WOT... Go Horsy... GO!!!!!
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:48 AM   #1390
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The upper one is the Aurora, launched as Wappen Von Hamburg in 1955 in Germany.
She was also called Polar Star, Xanadu, and most recently in California Faithful.
She's 293' x 40'
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1939 Adventure Yacht EX-LIGHTHOUSE TENDER Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:55 AM   #1391
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Here's a study in contrast. I'd take the one in the foreground, hands down.
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:08 AM   #1392
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Here's a study in contrast. I'd take the one in the foreground, hands down.


48' Tolly - Nice Boat!
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Old 01-10-2015, 11:04 AM   #1393
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Here's a study in contrast. I'd take the one in the foreground, hands down.
Not me.
I would take the one in the background, sell it, and then buy the one in the foreground with a private island, mansion, boat house etc.
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Not me.
I would take the one in the background, sell it, and then buy the one in the foreground with a private island, mansion, boat house etc.
Add in: Pay taxes on any gain on the sale.
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Old 01-10-2015, 12:37 PM   #1395
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The boat is registered in the Caymans. The owner pays no taxes, but the owner of the boat in the foreground undoubtably does.
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When I read the link yah... Gas Turbines. I hope that hull is strong material. Especially the leading edges. Wonder if it jet pumps or props and Spurs. Not a boat to just chill on.
Three RR water jets and five engines in CODOG (Combined Diesel or Gas Turbine) configuration, three turbines are 5,600 HP each, twin diesels are 370HP Cummins.

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118 Wally power is US$ 33 million for the triple gas turbine version, Fuel capacity 5800 US gallons.

At the maximum speed of 60 knots (110 km/h) the gas turbine uses 15 US gallons per nautical mile, 900 gallons - per hour! X $4.00 per gal = $3,600 per hr.

Visa or MC? LOL
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FB would be fun at 60 knots! At least you could see the floating telephone pole seconds before it punches through into the bilge. ...
... or wayward tree.


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118 Wally power is US$ 33 million for the triple gas turbine version, Fuel capacity 5800 US gallons.

At the maximum speed of 60 knots (110 km/h) the gas turbine uses 15 US gallons per nautical mile, 900 gallons - per hour! X $4.00 per gal = $3,600 per hr.

Visa or MC? LOL
And it still is not a large factor in the overall costs.
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I think the side "vents" are actually for firing torpedoes while submerged.
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