Superyacht time

Superyacht time

It’s the time of year when the private jets and super yachts come to Nelson. They’re very discreet,  We hear the planes, but only for a few moments. Unlike the occasional houseboats, from which the sound of parties can sometimes disturb a quiet evening, the superyachts don’t produce a lot of noise.  They do look impressive!  Here’s an example from a couple of days ago:

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I have to confess that I’m not sure that an 85ft boat qualifies as a ‘ superyacht’.  It certainly does in my book.  Nautical Web describe it as a ‘small large’ motoryacht.  I like its Italian lines:

superyacht

I imagine it’s quite a nice way to tour the Nelson waterfront:

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All they needed was for a few dolphins or orca to start trailing their boat.  I’m sure they’ll get that when they go through French Pass.

I was interested to find that in just a few seconds with the help of the Internet it was possible to find out quite a lot about this boat design. It is Italian, an ‘Azimut 85 Ultimate’.  Here’s a review with lots of pictures.  Like to buy one? Here’s one going for around $NZ3 million.  Seems very reasonable.

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