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Russian Sailboat

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by lehighsail, Nov 7, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. lehighsail

    lehighsail

    Joined Feb 21, 2008
    279 posts, 37 likes
    Hunter 33
    US Metedeconk River
    IMG_4411.JPG Saw this sailboat last week. Don't know if I would want something like this. Doesn't really seem like it would be sailing. More information on Wikipedia under "A" sailing yacht.
     


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  2. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    812 posts, 359 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    I have seen pics of that boat before. It's hard to believe anyone would pay SO much for that much ugly! IMO
     


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  3. Ken Cross

    Ken Cross

    Joined Oct 24, 2010
    1,858 posts, 281 likes
    Hunter 30
    US Everett, WA
    It's in the eye of the beholder, but like you not pretty to me.

    Ken
     


  4. Michael Davis

    Michael Davis

    Joined Jan 5, 2017
    812 posts, 359 likes
    Beneteau First 38
    Ca Lyall Harbour Saturna Island
    Interior shots were pretty posh but can't help wondering what it would be like after a couple of hours beating to weather with the lee rail in the water.
     


  5. Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Charlie Jones s/v Tehani

    Joined Mar 1, 2012
    1,525 posts, 459 likes
    1961 Rhodes Meridian 25
    us Texas coast
    He looks strange
     


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  6. jon hansen

    jon hansen

    Joined May 25, 2012
    1,095 posts, 566 likes
    john alden caravelle 42
    us sturgeon bay, wis
    i could have fun on that boat
     


  7. PotomacDaysailer

    PotomacDaysailer

    Joined Jun 14, 2010
    275 posts, 103 likes
    Seafarer 29
    US Oologah, OK
    Another vote for "ugly".
     


  8. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,577 posts, 372 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
    Before passing judgment, I'll wait to see what it looks like with the sails up on a close reach.
     


  9. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    7,325 posts, 2,803 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Steel and glass, arresting sheer. Not much in the way of warmth to the design.

    Not what I would term beautiful.
     


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  10. capta

    capta

    Joined Jun 4, 2009
    2,807 posts, 887 likes
    Pearson 530
    na Admiralty Bay, Bequia SVG
    I doubt one would or could put the rail under on something like that. Most of those are stabilized motor boats with masts when it comes to the reality of going on day trips.
    We very rarely see any of the "sailing" yachts under sail when they are going between anchorages down here.
    Another vote for way ugly.
     


  11. Daveinet

    Daveinet

    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    924 posts, 170 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    With that much freeboard, would it even sail on a close reach? Most sailboats have the cabin walls angled in, which should help spill the wind off, rather than trap it. The front of the boat is tall, and angled out, which would trap the wind rather than spill it.
     


  12. Justin_NSA

    Justin_NSA

    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,059 posts, 915 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    It's probably a Russian surveillance boat and those masts are antennas :liar:
    When we would deploy with the Midway back in the 70's, there would always be a fishing trawler following us.
     


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  13. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,617 posts, 1,267 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    I don't think they were going for graceful and beautiful but rather... I'm a bad a$$ M-F'er and I must break you...
     


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  14. agprice22

    agprice22

    Joined Aug 3, 2012
    2,188 posts, 449 likes
    Performance Cruising Telstar 28
    US Watkins Glen
    I would guess it is just for sailing on a beam reach or broad reach, kind of like that big square rigger. And that just for saving fuel on long runs. I cannot imagine why! Whoever can afford this can surely afford to dump basket-loads of $100 bills over the gunwhale!
     


  15. Benny17441

    Benny17441

    Joined May 24, 2004
    5,616 posts, 382 likes
    CC 30
    US South Florida
    We usually find futuristic designs ugly, at least for a while!
     


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  16. Joe

    Joe

    Joined Jun 1, 2004
    6,577 posts, 372 likes
    Catalina 27
    US Mission Bay, San Diego
  17. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,526 posts, 1,617 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I kind of like the way
    looks. Like a pirate ship from 'Adventures in the Forbidden Zone'. Designed by Starck, obviously part of the Avengers collection.
    Got to love Russian socialism.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  18. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,553 posts, 1,069 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    It's nice to look at a $500,000,000 dollar yacht, and be able to honestly say "mine's prettier". :)
     


  19. rgranger

    rgranger

    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,617 posts, 1,267 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    :thumbup:
     


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  20. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    3,526 posts, 1,617 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Seriously. When is the last time you looked at a mega yacht of any value and thought, that boat is prettier than my boat. I've seen appealing mega yachts, but none I would ever have called pretty.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     



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