I think she is a beauty

Discussion in 'Powerboats' started by dskira, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. dskira

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    Swedish yacht Alba
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    She is!
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    Sleek and elegant. Thanks for the pic. :)
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    It is a pleasure to look at a boat designed to run well and look beautiful
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    she reminds me of a yacht i knew called herga, 90ft, i think swedish, steel
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    Some boats just looks elegant. Nice picture
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    Nice drapes in the cabin windows.
    Do they match the upholstery? :p
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    Of course.


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    What a beaut!
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    I think it's terribly easy to make larger yachts handsome, from a technical stand point. That said, she's not hard on the eyes at all and her broken sheer line is similar to ones I've employed for many years. For some reason the water looks a touch funny, which is probably just the lighting, but it may also be a nicely built model. :rolleyes: :D
  13. dskira

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    In a way I agree with you, but right now 99% of the motor yacht her size are ugly as hell. (Feretti, Sunsiker, Princess and other monstruosity) So it is not that easy. As the brooken sheer line it started at the end of the nineteen century. And yes I also used it, like Hanna, Hand, Purdy, Cooper, Du Cane, Levis, and countless of other designer.
    That said, I am glad you use the broken sheer, it always give a nice touch to the motor yacht. And the sign of a good designer :)
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    I think you have to compare apples to apples. In her day, how well did she stand out or account for herself? Strictly from an aesthetic view point, styling is market driven and those spending the money want Clorox bottles. I think if you look at just custom designs, where aesthetics are carefully matched to client desires, you'd see a much high ratio of "classic" lines, compared to contempory styling. Very few of my clients want an "out of the future" look to their yacht. Most use terms such as stately, dignified and timeless, often voicing a concern about not wanting her to look "dated" in a few years.

    I don't think it's fair to say she's better then modern yachts of similar arrangement. I think of this much like I do cars. Yes, a 1934 Cadillac is a pretty thing, but I wouldn't want to own or drive it compared to a modern Cadillac. Sure the styling is "modern" but you also have anti-lock brakes, cruise control, A/C and air bags to replace the leather cover piece of 1934 steel I'd bang my head on in an accident, instead of the modern air bag. Yachts are the same. Yes, you can retro fit the "up grades" but then some purists would be all pissy and they're partly right.
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