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Old 10-08-2017, 12:08 AM   #61
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:08 AM   #62
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Found this one (about the ugliest I've ever seen) which made me bump this thread back into existence:
2007 Winston Marine Commercial/5 Decks Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
Well, if you want to see the entire collection,

www.winstonknaussmarine.com Home

They're banquet and inland and close to shore tour boats.

Here's where they are now.

http://www.winstonknaussmarine.com/about-us

Weddings seem to be one of their most popular uses.
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:13 AM   #63
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:27 AM   #64
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Yes, but where else can you find a 120' boat that is certified for 400 people. I know Burger has built some tour boats for the Chicago area, but don't think any like that. Some of the houseboat builders have done similar. I just look at it and could never be comfortable on it. Perhaps before I knew anything about boats and stability and rolling and things of that sort, I would have been fine. Now, even knowing it's approved, I see some wind and one toppled boat in my mind.
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Yes, but where else can you find a 120' boat that is certified for 400 people. I know Burger has built some tour boats for the Chicago area, but don't think any like that. Some of the houseboat builders have done similar. I just look at it and could never be comfortable on it. Perhaps before I knew anything about boats and stability and rolling and things of that sort, I would have been fine. Now, even knowing it's approved, I see some wind and one toppled boat in my mind.
Apparently the Coast Guard sees it the same way. It's licenced for 400 people up to 3 miles off shore.

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Apparently the Coast Guard sees it the same way. It's licenced for 400 people up to 3 miles off shore.

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Yes, strictly an inland and close to shore boat. I'd bet a lot of rentals it never leaves the dock.
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Some of these cruise ships are fascinating to explore and the interior finishings look very lavish.

However, I've done my one and only cruise and that was plenty. Cruise was cheap, the shore trips were brutally expensive if booked thru the boat.

Went with a group of 8, one was our "leader" and an experienced travel agent. The whole benefit of the trip was being with friends.

The food was mediocre, entertainment fair, pools included kids in diapers in the adult pool, communication with the outside world brutally expensive and didnt work.
Not my thing.

And I really don't like being captive with thousands of people with limited escape. Just too tight. And the boarding and deboarding is reasons enough to not go.

You couldn't pay me to repeat that.
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Time for Mark to come explain the beauty of cruising to you, Seavee.

I'm not interested in cruise ships and being prisoner under someone else's control is one of my reasons. I just don't like relinquishing control of my destiny. I've never been one to ride with friends to gatherings. I want to be able to leave when I want to. I guess some relative of Claustrophobia.
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Time for Mark to come explain the beauty of cruising to you, Seavee.

I'm not interested in cruise ships and being prisoner under someone else's control is one of my reasons. I just don't like relinquishing control of my destiny. I've never been one to ride with friends to gatherings. I want to be able to leave when I want to. I guess some relative of Claustrophobia.
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Good points. Riding with folks to a destination can get awkward, especially if you all get together when you have choices, perhaps on one persons boat. I'd much rather just "let's all meet at xxx" and see you when you get there. I belong to another group that does that and it works well. Everyone can come and go as they wish.

Now, crowded onto an ocean liner..... worse.
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I feel I have to defend cruise ships a bit, as a good vacation option. We admittedly haven't been on the latest generation of mega-ships, but I think most of my observations will apply.

There's really something for everyone on a cruise ship, and overall the price is pretty good for a vacation where you wake up in a new place every day, or every few days.

My own tastes run contrary to the masses, so I have an advantage. During the day, the hordes are jostling for space on the sun decks and around the pools, working on their skin cancer. The interior spaces (all air-conditioned) are deserted. At night, the lemmings move to the casinos and bars, while the decks are clear for stargazing.

As for embarking and disembarking, it's no worse than going to the airport. Admittedly, that's not a good thing, just something to be endured. To minimize the aggravation, make sure you're never in a hurry. Arrive the night before and stay at a hotel near the port, preferably with a shuttle. Likewise, plan to leave town hours, if not a day, after the scheduled disembarkation. Stay in your cabin, or favorite bar, until the crowd thins.
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Capt Tom,

Good points, but you loose a good half day or more on each end. Reason enough not to go. And, yes, the basic price is a bargain, but you don't get quality food, and drinks are exorbitant, and the shore trips are expensive. We did do our own thing a few times on the shore, but has some challenges.

And I'd rather have a root canal than go to the airport (commercial).

Not for me.
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