Alien space ship?

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  1. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    One of our summer guests made these pictures last week in the city harbor.
    Judging from the houses in the background, the size must be enormous.

    Does anybody know who built this?

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  2. Arvy
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    Sure is a big one, but have no idea who built it.

    However I find it really hideous to see :)
  3. thudpucker
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    Streamlined pretty well though. It'd be interesting to know if that increased the Milage.
  4. Boston

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    that thing is enormous
    look at the number of steps on the back deck and then figure each is a maximum of a 8" rise and a minimum of a 9" run, or at least thats the old code around here. New one is 7 and 10 but I'm not sure thats aplicable to marine use. Its a fair bet that those steps are within an inch or so of 8" run and 9" rise. Basically that thing is huge
  5. daiquiri
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    Here you go:
    Designed by Norman Foster, engineered and built by Rodriquez Cantieri Navali.

    There's a presentation video:
    and technical data too:

    You can have it for nearly nothing - just slightly above € 1.000.000 for a 1/8th of the ownership... And for that money you are entitled to make 2 cruises per year. Fascinating, particularily from the psycological and anthropological point of view. :rolleyes:
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  7. tom28571
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    What? No escalator? Hey, they get a lot of people looking at them and that is probably the main purpose of this thing anyway. The ocean is still the ocean though and hopefully the working parts are designed for that.
  8. aranda1984
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    This must be a U F O?

    "Unknown floating object!"

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.....

    ... (There must be something wrong with my eyes... I just don't get it!)

    Do they really worry about wind resistance with a really fat design like that?
    You probably need at least a thousand HP to make that thing go.

    The aft section with the stairway to heaven, that idea must be from a whaler...

    Sorry, the picture brought out so strong reactions from me, I had to open up my big mouth!

  9. rwatson
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    Just watch out for the MIB and the 'forget you saw this' flasher.

    Its a favourite ALIEN technique to disguise their spacecraft as boats, so you cant see the spacedrive machinery under the water.

    This one looks like its just flown in from Asteroid 40874, where they are all rich from mining Uranium 49 - if you look carefully at the bow, there is just a slight burn mark from entry to the earths atmosphere ...
  10. CDK
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    CDK retired engineer

    Thank you Daiquiri.
    This is all very disappointing, spending 1 million of your "hard earned" money for just 1/8th ownership. That means 15 ft. from the 120 ft. waterline length....

    They told me that the ship entered the harbor, drifted from one side to the other, then clumsily turned around and left. Owning such a thing seems more like a punishment to me.
    But I envy their watermaker capacity of 2 times 3100 liters a day: in these scorching hot days we have a real hard time keeping the garden alive.
  11. terhohalme
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    terhohalme BEng Boat Technology

    Perhaps they can have their own fresh waterfall down the back stairs...
  12. claydog
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    If they painted the arches yellow, Ronald McDonald would feel right at home.:D
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  14. Deering
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    Imagine navigating those stairs in any kind of sea. That's a lot of bounces before the splash.

  15. Willallison
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    Before you start to feel too much sympathy for the owner(s) and guests, consider the poor fella who has to steer it... the visibility from the helm must be appalling!
    It poses the question as to how it passed classification....
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