Wow, not much below the waterline.I wonder how she would maintain stability without her array of sensors, electronics and computer controls? She looks like she would roll and become inverted in heavy seas. But what do I know? Not much, I have a degree in Architecture, not Naval Architecture. But this I do know, she sure is ugly!
After spending 6 years building a Dudley Dix designed sailboat in his driveway in Boulder, Bill Connor is ready to set sail. He and his son, Spencer, leave tomorrow for Connecticut. That's a long way to go for a splash test. Good luck!
The largest cruise ship in the world - three times longer than the height of Big Ben (talk about windage!) - has arrived in Southampton after its maiden voyage. Harmony, really? Somehow a giant floating box doesn't conjure up the image of harmony in my mind. But that's just me, and what do I know? Not much.
Ah, yes, cruising the big blue with 6,410 guests and a crew of 2,100. We are all harmoniously humming "om," until we elbow our way for a place next to the pool.
I wonder how long I will have to wait in line to take the launch to shore so I can buy a tee-shirt or a coffee mug that says "Barcelona" on it? Mind you, the ship does have a 10 storey waterslide. That's fantastic!
Talk about windage! In the back of my mind, I see a movie with this yacht out at sea in a storm. Up from the deep dark depths emerges a monster from some old sailor's tale who breaks off the curvy superstructure thingy and bites down crushing the terrified caviar eating Russian oligarchs (the targeted clientele).
Let's listen to the marketing spiel from the boy wonder "Designer," Gabriel Teruzzi.
“There are precious examples like the Tower of Babel, the Pyramids in Egypt and today in the magnificent skyscrapers.
“The wish to touch the clouds continues to be present in the most powerful minds.”