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TailUK

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Now you see it, now you don't!
« on: September 01, 2015, 05:04:54 pm »

What do these 2 ships have in common?             In fact they are the same ship!  Built as "HNIMS Piet Heyn", a Kortenaer class frigate of the Dutch navy.  She was converted in the luxury mega yacht "Al Emirat".  Extended by 11 metres and with a new composite superstructure, she's perhaps the ultimate in recycling!
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015, 05:24:29 pm »

Another Russian Oligarch owner?

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Re: Now you see it, now you don't!
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 05:36:30 pm »

Sounds more Arabian Emirates to me.
Why buy a worn out frigate and refurbished as
has been done.
Old engines, battered hull was it cost effective?
To register a rebuilt Watson lifeboat, as new, we had to
replace the perfectly good Gardner's with new Ford Sabres.

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Re: Now you see it, now you don't!
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 06:16:11 pm »

Not a rebuild but more money than sense. Look at the size of this private 'yacht' compared to the anchor handler moored in front of it.

Its a damn leviathan and shows that one person can amass too much wealth! The owner? Abramovich, as though owning a footy club isn't a waste of money as it is.

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Re: Now you see it, now you don't!
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2015, 06:28:02 pm »

Didn't the then Duke of Westminster have a post-WW1 V&W class destroyer converted to a private yacht?
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't!
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2015, 05:31:36 pm »

I thought - that's a lot of staterooms - then I realised its a cruise liner behind doh. its a tried and tested hull, providing they checked it for stress cracks from use in the north atlantic, stripping it out would have been fun, cant see them having the same internal layout below the main deck, bit of strengthening here and there for the opening side doors etc, oops again a different boat - okay a tax write off.
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't!
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 07:49:55 pm »

Didn't the then Duke of Westminster have a post-WW1 V&W class destroyer converted to a private yacht?

Are you perhaps thinking of the present Duke who bought his 'Ilona of Kylesku' and spent 6M restoring it?  It started life in 1907 as a private yacht but was requisitioned on both wars for naval service as a minesweeper.
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Re: Now you see it, now you don't!
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2015, 09:04:36 pm »

Back in the 1990's Canada was hoping to sell Halifax-class frigates to other nations. A representative from a Persian Gulf state came by for a look, and asked about a yacht conversion - complete with swimming pool! %) - Tom
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2015, 10:39:04 pm »

The motor yacht Christina O was formerly a WW2 River class Canadian frigate.

http://www.mychristinao.com/index2.html

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