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Offline sferrin

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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2018, 06:13:21 pm »
Out of curiosity... Do you assume everyone has these fantasies about killing strangers?

Your average schmoe is not going to have the funds to buy a ginormous submarine. What kind of person would? There would be those who inherit wealth, of course... but there would also be those who make their own billions. And the kind of person who becomes a billionaire by their own effort are almost universally *not* truly pacifistic. One way or another they tend to have a "killer instinct."  So it's best to have good outlets for that instinct for these people. And a "bait yacht" seems like a good, productive, socially acceptable - nay, praiseworthy - outlet.

And one cannot discuss the tpic of "fantasies about killing strangers" without pointing out that in the current political climate there are a *large* number of people who think it praiseworthy to physically assault other people merely for their political views. T

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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #16 on: December 17, 2018, 06:35:00 pm »
Anyway, to try to approach back-on-topic: a yacht, from small to large, is obvious to one and all that it is a yacht, and is easily trackable. A submersible yacht, on the other hand, is necessarily a stealthy vehicle. One with long range would be of interest to military and police forces: perhaps not for them to own and operate themselves but they would probably want to watch these things very closely. If you're tootling about the Caribbean  taking in the sights, don't be too surprised if every time you surface there's a Coast Guard cutter nonchalantly sitting off your port bow.

That said, I wouldn't be too surprised if one or more of the owners of such a yacht turns out to have a co-owner who works for a three-letter agency.
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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2018, 07:14:05 pm »
There's a reason this has 205k likes in less than 24 hrs:



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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #18 on: December 18, 2018, 12:21:11 am »
Dear members please, try to stay on topic

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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #19 on: December 18, 2018, 01:37:12 am »
Pipe organs in submarine yachts, yay or nay? Essential accessories for the discerning billionaire.

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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #20 on: December 18, 2018, 01:44:11 am »
Arjen, yes absolutely. If you are a m/billionaire with a submarine called nautilus then the pipe organ is required.

Rest, yes this is the ideal mega-toy for billionaires who may or may not use it for world domination. The vertical ocean interface is basically a missile silo ;) and the forward ocean interface is big enough for recovering lost nuclear bombs
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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #21 on: December 18, 2018, 02:45:40 am »
Rest, yes this is the ideal mega-toy for billionaires who may or may not use it for world domination. The vertical ocean interface is basically a missile silo ;) and the forward ocean interface is big enough for recovering lost nuclear bombs

In 1960-70s it has bee a great plot for the next "007" movie.
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Thank you for sharing this very entertaining and neat-designed project!

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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2018, 04:19:43 pm »
What! No panoramic Windows ala Seaview? So one can see the inky blackness at 300 meters.

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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2018, 10:27:22 pm »
Please complete your drawings before posting them on this forum.

Where is the hangar for the personal helicopter?
Even millionaires can afford personal helicopters.

Where is the hangar for the two-seater Harrisr jump-jet?
Will you extend the Skyhook retrieval device from the port or starboard side?

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Re: concept design of luxury private submarine mega-yacht
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2019, 07:42:48 am »
The skyhook should be extended via the periscope so you can see what it is doing.  No point jabbing pilot number one in the eye with the thing, old chap.  But, and this is a big but.  Where is the inside out microwave for top secret paper technology security.  After all, much money in working out whether multi-billionaire X has gone for the more luxurious and much softer, ten ply.  I would LOVE to have some ten ply softness, wouldn't you?