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Old 13 January 2005, 06:45   #1
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If you won a rollover jackpot.....

Just dreaming here, but keeps my mind entertained whilst my company rents my body for the day!

If you'd won a rollover........how silly would you get with buying a boat.

1.) Would you stick with a RIB?
2.) If not a RIB then what would be your ultimate boat?
3.) If you are sticking with a RIB then how big would you go?
4.) What sort of RIB and configuration would you go for?

For me:

1.) Probably, but would go for Delta 115TX( http://www.deltapower.co.uk/main.htm ).....might even have a look at this without a lottery win in a few years.....although the Misses will kill me!!
2.) Also have my eye on an Interceptor 42 made by safehaven.
3.) As I'd be rich and all my mates would still have to work (hee hee) I'd still stick with under 12m to be able to handle the boat on my own.
4.) Definately go for twin diesels and as much as I could....in fact would probably take the default spec on the Delta.

Ahh what it is to dream!
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Old 13 January 2005, 06:52   #2
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Sorry Pettal
That link seems to give me a Mains electricity power supply company.
Do you mean Delta ribs?
If so, I heard they only supplied ribs to commercial customers and would not sell to the public.
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Old 13 January 2005, 06:53   #3
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Unfortunately even a rollover wouldn't be enough for my dream boat!!! Realistically though would buy an old ship - they are dirt cheap - tart it up - hang something like a Pascoe SR9 off it - stick a landrover in the hold and go exploring the world - not forgetting the helicopter of course!!!!
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However, to answer your question. Think I would go for one of these:
http://fbdesign.it/a55rib.php

PS Note the Jacuzzi. That should be fun at "over 70 knots......"
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Old 13 January 2005, 06:59   #5
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Sorry Pettal
That link seems to give me a Mains electricity power supply company.
Do you mean Delta ribs?
If so, I heard they only supplied ribs to commercial customers and would not sell to the public.
Sorry, getting carried away with myself should have been a .co.uk address and have ammended the post accordingly!

Delta are being a bit silly then if my 250k isn't good enough! Not that I have it you understand, but we are in dream world!
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I read about a rather nice boat a few years ago -- I'm almost certain it was called the "Simpson S" but Google has failed me this time!

It was a very large ocean going tug that had been converted into a super luxury mega-yacht-and-a-half. From memory, the tenders included a 40' Nelson, a 35' Cougar pwerboat, a thirty-ish foot folding catamaran, two 7.5m RIBs (one diesel jet, the other outboard powered) and a couple of jet skis. Oh, and a seaplane too I think.

That would keep me busy for a while, but it would need a rollover jackpot each year just for the running costs!

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Gentlemen

I believe your ideas have merits and you list a fine mix of fabulous craft but if you really had that much money would you really buy something "off the shelf"?

I think I'd go to someone like Vosper Thorneycroft and get them to build a RIB to a design that I had commisioned.
It would have to be 80 foot with a 15 foot RIB tender on the arse end.

Power would come from a pair of gas turbines to pods similar to those fitted to QM2 (just smaller!) via electric generators. It would have to have a range of at least 1500 miles.

The tender would be outboard powered, 200 hp I think should be enough.

Now, wheres that ticket?
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I read about a rather nice boat a few years ago -- I'm almost certain it was called the "Simpson S" but Google has failed me this time!

It was a very large ocean going tug that had been converted into a super luxury mega-yacht-and-a-half. From memory, the tenders included a 40' Nelson, a 35' Cougar pwerboat, a thirty-ish foot folding catamaran, two 7.5m RIBs (one diesel jet, the other outboard powered) and a couple of jet skis. Oh, and a seaplane too I think.

That would keep me busy for a while, but it would need a rollover jackpot each year just for the running costs!

John
I seem to remember seeing a similar beast moored off Bembridge some years ago. Wasn't this one by chance was it? :

http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/me.../0803seawolfe/
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I seem to remember seeing a similar beast moored off Bembridge some years ago. Wasn't this one by chance was it? :

http://www.powerandmotoryacht.com/me.../0803seawolfe/

220 Tons of fuel! Bl**dy 'ell.......it'd give me a coranary just thinking about fuelling up!

All very good suggestions keep 'em coming! I'm beginning to think I wasn't initially thinking big enough at my first stab as a lottery winner!
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I seem to remember seeing a similar beast moored off Bembridge some years ago. Wasn't this one by chance was it?
A bit like that, but bigger

It was owned by a French squillionnaire. I'll have a delve and see if I can find the original article somewhere.

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