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21 hours ago, Waterfun said:

That is so cool.  Thanks, Waterfun!  Yeah Azimut doesn't know how to advertise, do they? lol.  Just plop their brand new S6 in the middle of Times Square for the boat company's 50th anniversary.  So they probably paid the city of New York a pretty penny not only to rent the spot, but get the permitting and all that but I guess that's about as much exposure as you can get.  I must say, I am partial to their flybridges, though.

But interestingly enough, we launched yesterday and we have a new slip location this year in our marina and it was way in, the 3rd spot from the walk-down ramp) and they had just launched a blowboat which made the waterway even tighter.  I don't think I had enough room to straighten out before entering the slip so I had to go in at an angle which makes is much harder to straighten out.  But a couple of aggressive bump throttles back and forth and all was good.  I can't imagine trying to slip a 50 ft boat, let alone a 60 that's worth a couple of mil like that Azi!

 

 

 

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@Waterfun, what's your dream boat?  Might as well make good use of this thread which I was reminded of last night while I was sifting through my pics looking for something and ran across these.  This was the New England Boat show in 2015 where they brought in a brand spanking new Azimut 45 flybridge.  I took a crapload of pics but when I got on it, I noticed that even at only 45 feet and having a lower and especially an upper helm, I couldn't imagine captaining a boat of this size, especially through a tight marina.  And it also had 3 joysticks.  1 at the lower and upper helm and one on the starboard/transom gunwhale but still, you would need camera screens near the joysticks just to see the other blind ends!  I was even wondering how they got it into the Boston Exposition Center building.  Even though it's a massive complex, still must've been tough trafficking that thing into there.

Couldn't even fit the whole thing into the viewfinder!  But I noticed this thing had a much taller windshield on the upper flyridge than most models.  Look at the size of that glass.  You don't usually see that on flys.

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This was the craziest part, the boat show special!  They almost knocked down $400K off the retail price.

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I love the lines of the Hatteras Sport fish. The ride is apparently amazing. That's a great discount on the Mut. Should have picked her up!

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55 minutes ago, Waterfun said:

I love the lines of the Hatteras Sport fish. The ride is apparently amazing. That's a great discount on the Mut. Should have picked her up!

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Hahaha, yeah I could've just reached into my pocket, I might've had enough in there to cover that. :D 

Do you fish a lot or just like that style?  I can't believe how much those go for.  They are amazing boats but seem a bit overpriced.

Here's the other thing I don't get on some of those sportfishers is that front windshield and why they cover it!?  Obviously there's no lower helm but why lose the view and light?  I don't understand this design whatsoever.

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The Carolina boats are designed without a windows due to the conditions they operate and running the inlets.  The sport-fishers are purpose designed and evolved for sportfishing.  

 

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37 minutes ago, TidalPotomac said:

The Carolina boats are designed without a windows due to the conditions they operate and running the inlets.  The sport-fishers are purpose designed and evolved for sportfishing.  

So no front windshield basically because of crashing waves over the bow?  I thought that was possibly the reason but wasn't sure.  I suppose that makes sense, just seems like a huge sacrifice, especially when now you have to captain the boat from the top of the tower, and those things must really rock and roll in heavy seas.

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6 hours ago, Hatem said:

Here's the other thing I don't get on some of those sportfishers is that front windshield and why they cover it!?

 

 

5 hours ago, TidalPotomac said:

The Carolina boats are designed without a windows due to the conditions they operate and running the inlets.

Always wondered as well. Now we know. Thank you Tidal Potomac.

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The Carolina flare boats evolved over time, they were originally smaller with windows, in the mid-eighties they use fiberglass instead of glass on the front facing portion     of the boat, many were converted as well.   The inlets in the south can be formidable, therefore the sport fishermen started building larger boats with more flare to handle the inlets.  In North Carolina there are many inlets that pose a challenge, Oregon Inlet is one of those inlets and has been feature on Wicked Tuna -Outer Banks.  Early on in the series, the northern fishermen  in there lobster boats were a bit put off by Oregon inlet shoals and waves, many returning to the docks or being helped by the locals.   

YouTube has many videos of waves, damage and navigational hazards of Oregon inlet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNFMFOh5898&app=desktop&persist_app=1

Do not underestimate a sport fisherman’s desire to go fishing offshore, fishing is the reason sport fishing boats were created and evolved.

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6 hours ago, TidalPotomac said:

YouTube has many videos of waves, damage and navigational hazards of Oregon inlet - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNFMFOh5898&app=desktop&persist_app=1

Not surprised to see that tower get shanked off.  Those things take a lot of abuse because they're essentially a mast with a lot of weight to them.  Surprised it doesn't happen more often.

6 hours ago, TidalPotomac said:

Do not underestimate a sport fisherman’s desire to go fishing offshore, fishing is the reason sport fishing boats were created and evolved.

Reminded me of these pics I posted on the witnessing an accident thread.  These are our waters up here in New England and southern Cape Code in late summer & fall,  This is some hairy @#$%@#!  Talk about die-hard sportsfiher.

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I'm a little depressed right now, Bruins just lost the Stanley Cup to the St. Louis Blues.  We've suffered a long drought since the last championship here in this city..... :D 

@tomnjo, congrats to you and your team, ma man. 

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9 hours ago, Hatem said:

 

I'm a little depressed right now, Bruins just lost the Stanley Cup to the St. Louis Blues.  We've suffered a long drought since the last championship here in this city..... :D 

@tomnjo, congrats to you and your team, ma man. 

Thanks HG, needless to say, I've been waiting most of my life for this. Back in January I figured I would be boating now and not paying any attention to hockey. This team turned out to be quite a story. What a run!

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On 6/13/2019 at 9:04 AM, tomnjo said:

Thanks HG, needless to say, I've been waiting most of my life for this. Back in January I figured I would be boating now and not paying any attention to hockey. This team turned out to be quite a story. What a run!

Yeah man, they seemed to play with more heart and will than the Bruins, whom incidentally are getting ripped by fans and the media here lol.  It just seemed like the Blues played like they wanted it more.  That's probably unfair to say about the Bs but it is the impression.  Plus they played oldschool hockey, pound the net and play physical instead of that rinky dinky Euro trash finesse crap the Bs play.  :haha-7383:

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I'm sorry, but did anyone read the Az invoice in the picture above?

$2,550 for an ICE MAKER?!?!!

   Is the ice in the shape of the boat?

And $1,500 for  a "set of towels with Az logo" !!!

   I cringe when I spend over $25 for a thick towel at Macys...

 

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On 6/14/2019 at 10:08 AM, Hatem said:

Yeah man, they seemed to play with more heart and will than the Bruins, whom incidentally are getting ripped by fans and the media here lol.  It just seemed like the Blues played like they wanted it more.  That's probably unfair to say about the Bs but it is the impression.  Plus they played oldschool hockey, pound the net and play physical instead of that rinky dinky Euro trash finesse crap the Bs play.  :haha-7383:

Seemed that way. They made Marchand cry.   whistling.gif

Besides, we needed a parade worse than you guys. The celebration was unreal. Players were partying for three days straight and the fans had a great time. One of the most memorable moments was at one of our locals establishments where the players hang out, a couple of law enforcement officers handcuffed Binnington and were going to arrest him for "Stealing The Cup." This was something that this city and this franchise really needed.

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9 hours ago, tomnjo said:

Seemed that way. They made Marchand cry.   whistling.gif

Besides, we needed a parade worse than you guys. The celebration was unreal. Players were partying for three days straight and the fans had a great time. One of the most memorable moments was at one of our locals establishments where the players hang out, a couple of law enforcement officers handcuffed Binnington and were going to arrest him for "Stealing The Cup." This was something that this city and this franchise really needed.

Hahaha, biatches! :D That's awesome.

On ‎6‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 3:20 PM, summerpenguin said:

I'm sorry, but did anyone read the Az invoice in the picture above?

$2,550 for an ICE MAKER?!?!!

   Is the ice in the shape of the boat?

And $1,500 for  a "set of towels with Az logo" !!!

   I cringe when I spend over $25 for a thick towel at Macys...

 

Hey, those are extra soft towels and the ice is in the shape of anchors.....LOL!  Just kidding.  Yeah, hey, when you're at the level of buying boats of that caliber, what's an extra $2,500 for anything, really?

Here's the same exact model I saw a year before that show in Miami, the center of Azimut boats 2nd to Italy, of course.  Great side view and you get a good glimpse at how high that flybridge windshield goes.  And a 55 in the background.

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One that swung by our Salem harbor one day when we were out. I believe this was a 60?

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