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Plotman posted 01-09-2015 07:24 AM ET (US)   Profile for Plotman   Send Email to Plotman  
Check out the smirk on this mega-yacht from Palmer Johnson.

ConB posted 01-09-2015 07:50 AM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     
That's one ugly object. Fortunately it has left the Great Lakes with out me having to look at it.


jimh posted 01-09-2015 07:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The line of that Palmer Johnson 48-meter SUPERSPORT yacht are not classic, but it certainly does have what we call a smirk in its bow and hull chines. More information is found at!48m-ss/c1vv9

Its fuel burn at 14-knots is 140-liters/hour. That is 0.43-MPG

wezie posted 01-09-2015 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for wezie    
That is truly beautiful as function and form. Wave piercer.
The black montra is a bit overdone. Like hotter than hell in southern waters.
foghorn posted 01-09-2015 09:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for foghorn  Send Email to foghorn     
This vessel stopped in Halifax, NS in early December for fuel. Attracted interest because delivery skipper is a local. Newspaper reported hull was made in Norway, then presumably shipped to PJ for finishing. Owner is reported to be a woman from Russia. Vessel now named " Kalilah ".
Vessel runs on " marine diesel fuel " which was reported as an " upgrade " from ordinary diesel fuel, and is hard to find in Canada.
boatdryver posted 01-09-2015 10:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for boatdryver  Send Email to boatdryver     
It would appear that fender placement was low on the priority list. (Thinking of Med style mooring, I'd like to see the final setup for fenders.)

Cruising speed must have been #1.

This is the third radical megayacht design I've seen recently, two now owned by Russian people, and the third by Steve Jobs.


jimh posted 01-09-2015 11:48 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The hull design has more similarities than just the smirk chine line at the bow. The hull uses sponsons outside of a center v-hull. The sponsons are completely separated from the main hull, which is quite different than the Boston Whaler hull sponsons.

Detail of sponson design here: 57b680_8d597bbc931f0af17d465feb05716ec8.png_srz_638_299_75_22_0.50_1. 20_0.00_png_srz

The hull design with sponsons is said to be "Three times more stable than a monohull."

The element we are calling a "smirk" is designated as a "wave deflector" and is said to deflect large waves and green water from coming on deck.

Hoosier posted 01-10-2015 09:33 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
As I recall the Whaler literature from way back they also said the "smirk" was there to deflect spray and keep the boat dry.
WhalerAce posted 01-10-2015 11:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for WhalerAce  Send Email to WhalerAce     
That hull is more reminiscent of the GULL WING hulls sported by the Evinrude and Johnson boats of the 1960's.


--- WhalerAce
(long-time Evinrude boat lover)

AllanR posted 01-11-2015 12:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for AllanR  Send Email to AllanR     
This reminds me of the Wellcraft Airslot.

A friend had one and I went out on it a few times. It was a very smooth riding boat in off shore water, easy in 2-4 footers.

Powergroove803 posted 01-12-2015 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Powergroove803  Send Email to Powergroove803     
Trihulls are back! I can clean up the 70's Glastron and make a furtune on it now!
Hoosier posted 02-03-2015 08:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
Here's another one...maybe... php?ref=obrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=obrain

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