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Old 11-26-2017, 09:51 PM   #1
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I saw this the other day. Wow park the dinghy in the onboard swimming pool! The Admiral and I didn't like the shape of the hull/bow

https://youtu.be/H0ZIRvnnCXg
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Old 11-27-2017, 01:39 AM   #2
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I saw this the other day. Wow park the dinghy in the onboard swimming pool! The Admiral and I didn't like the shape of the hull/bow

https://youtu.be/H0ZIRvnnCXg
What do Wider and Grand Banks have in common?
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Way over the top!
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Just stupid!
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:41 AM   #5
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Just stupid!
What makes it stupid? I understand not your tastes and that's fine, but Wider is extremely innovative.
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Old 11-27-2017, 11:44 AM   #6
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What do Wider and Grand Banks have in common?
Answer: Largest shareholder of each is the Genting Group. Also own Star Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Resorts World and about 60 casinos in total.
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While I'm not too crazy about the hull design of the tender, it likely is the way things will be in the future so maybe I'd best adjust my thoughts.
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What makes it stupid? I understand not your tastes and that's fine, but Wider is extremely innovative.
Being pertentios is stupid and this is the most pretentious thing I’ve seen in a long time.
One could photograph a room full of money .. same thing.

But from an engineering point of view it probably has merit. So perhaps it should be under “interesting boats”. Sorry BandB.
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Being pertentios is stupid and this is the most pretentious thing I’ve seen in a long time.
One could photograph a room full of money .. same thing.

But from an engineering point of view it probably has merit. So perhaps it should be under “interesting boats”. Sorry BandB.
So, it's automatically pretentious because it's beyond something you can afford? The boat itself doesn't have to be. It could be for a very large family that cruises all the time. Why so judgmental?

There are some very interesting aspects of the boat. I think the diesel electric propulsion system is just one. All the lounge areas are most interesting to me. I love the idea of waking and then just stepping out and sitting on a nice balcony. The hardtop roof on the forward lounge is something I love. So much better than the canvas tops many have to raise. The ability to carry a 32' rigid tender is very unique in it's size range.

We just had a long thread in which electric was discussed and it's potential. Seems likely to be a very efficient boat with this system and pods.

The Wider 42 got my attention first a couple of years ago with the way the deck can be widened when anchored. Astondoa does interesting things with their Top Decks.

Some of the innovations start with larger boats and people willing to pay for them. But could a similar propulsion system find it's way into trawlers at some point? I don't see why not. It's not pie in the sky, it's running a real boat. What if your aft deck could be widened another 6' or 8' with the push of a button? Does that allow for a smaller boat?

Does owning a boat like the Wider 150 show someone has money? Obviously, but that doesn't make it stupid or pretentious. The owner might have chosen it versus a 250' Lurssen. Calling them stupid, judging them, seems more so to me.
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No engine room and quiet...wow, regrading the extended balconies, I have owned a 45' motorhome for years now, slideouts in the RV industry have been commonplace for many years. I have been waiting for someone to apply this feature to a boat...Wider did it...cool..
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Reading about, and looking at boats of all types is enjoyable. Arguments can be made against the super yachters such as massive carbon footprints, but they also provide a lot of people with jobs. Good or bad, doesn't matter, is what it is.

I recently read a book called Grand Ambition about the construction of a large Mega. It definitely did not showcase the owners in a favorable light, but an interesting read.
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BandB,
I can judge.
It's just my opinion.
But if you can't see that it's super pretentious ??????
There are interesting features but to what end?
Conversation? that's fine. I love conversation.
But lets converse about something that has merit for real people.
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Reading about, and looking at boats of all types is enjoyable. Arguments can be made against the super yachters such as massive carbon footprints, but they also provide a lot of people with jobs. Good or bad, doesn't matter, is what it is.

I recently read a book called Grand Ambition about the construction of a large Mega. It definitely did not showcase the owners in a favorable light, but an interesting read.
Grand Ambition is a very telling story of the owner but also how sad and desperate the situation at Trinity was. It's also a great example of the danger of dealing with a builder with inadequate capital. A lot of idiocy in it. I felt so bad for the workers who were in such difficult conditions. But lessons learned for buyers of any type boat.
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BandB,
I can judge.
It's just my opinion.
But if you can't see that it's super pretentious ??????
There are interesting features but to what end?
Conversation? that's fine. I love conversation.
But lets converse about something that has merit for real people.
Now, you're saying they aren't real people?

To what end? To the enjoyment of the buyer.
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