shadow yachts - how are they classified

Discussion in 'Class Societies' started by Armada01, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. Armada01
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    Armada01 Junior Member

    Under which class falls a "shadow yacht", like Arcadia's Sherpa?

    - no sleeping passengers
    - some cabins for crew aboard

    Is it still a pleasure yacht if it were used to support another yacht, merely transports toys and berths crew? Or is it a cargo vessel?

    Does it have much lower requirements in terms of design than a true pleasure yacht?
     
  2. Squidly-Diddly
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    Squidly-Diddly Senior Member

    Looks like its got berths for passengers. Crew don't get king or queen beds.

    I do remember reading about a class of boat solely designed to accompany or more likely preposition ahead of a mega yacht and carry other boats, maybe a copter, etc.

    I guess you'd call them "utility", "service", or "support".

    "luxury utility"? The Cadillac Escalade of the Seas?


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  3. fcfc
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    fcfc Senior Member

    The arcadia 85 is a recreational craft Under EU RCD. (ISO Hull Length Lh = 23.97m)

    Passengers does not mean sleeping passengers.

    Tenders [for pleasure crafts] (at least in France) that have Lh between 2.4m and 24m are recreational craft and have to comply with EU RCD.
     
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  4. The Q
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    The Q Senior Member

    You are either a commercial vessel with paying passengers / cargo and a commercial vessels legal requirements.
    Or you are not a commercial vessel and have a recreational vessels legal requirements.

    If I've understood the blurb corretly then this boat would be called in old terminology a tender, as it supports another vessel, it could be a commercial tender or a recreational tender.

    Calling things "Shadow Yachts" is just advertising.
     
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