Launch of largest sailing yacht ever built

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    Besides the appearance, which is something very subjective, it is likely that the boat has great technological advances. For example, why a sailboat has bulbous bow ?. Does anyone have a technically reasonable explanation?
     
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    Masts

    I was laminating at green marine last week with a lancastrian laminator who laminated part of these masts
     
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    Hand laminated, infusion,..., glass, carbon,... ?. Do not let him escape without some questions.
     
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    carbon prepreg
     
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    While we're on old Phil's water designs, wouldn't this really neat faucet always even a good amount of water to fester, collect dead bugs and leave unsightly stains and generally be unsanitary?

    To my mind, even if you wash out the old water with new, the old water will have a "half life" of sorts and you only need one or two of some microscopic wee-beasties to make you sick.

    If I saw one of these in a public restroom I'd keep walking.

    http://www.ifitshipitshere.com/wp-c...-Starck-V-single-chrome-right-lever-IIHIH.jpg
     
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    To reduce resistance at cruising speed, and possibly to reduce pitching.
     
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    Maybe its got enough transferable liquid or solid ballast so that it would remain upright even when sailing, so the bulb would work.

    Maybe its got fins to both eliminate roll and keep it upright when moving.
     
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    Yes those are two reasons to justify the existence of the bulbous bow in a motor boat, with a medium or large block coefficient, but the first time I see a sailboat and I still do not know why in this boat really is helpful. I do not think that such a small bulb much influence on the trim (pitch) of the boat, it is much more effective a "U" shaped bow.
    Squidly-Diddly, they may want to get the boat under sail, without heeling, so it is not so uncomfortable for passage. But that the bulb bow can not help.
     
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    No, seriously - this ship is ugly as sh..
    Philipppe Starck has made a trully breakthrough design with the "A", followed by the questionable Venus (the late Steve Jobs' yacht).
    But this one is both aesthetically and practically below what I could call a nice design. Definitely original, but so, so, ugly.

    It might be as well a consequence of the owner's SOR. The fact that it is so closed, with such massively high sides and nonexistent promenade areas tells me that the owner might have put his privacy and physical protection from eventual aggressors at the top of the list of priorities. It actually looks like a military ship with sails. Even appears to have some mild stealth features. I wouldn't be surprised to learn that a hefty squad of Russian ex-marines will be permanently deployed on board for his protection, and God knows what else. That's so Russian billionaire-style. You know, with all that money earned in so honest and respectable way, they have many good friends around...
     
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    Running with the wind it might help.?
     
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