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#2241 aastra

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 05:26 PM

Monstrous & overwhelming view-blocking behemoths ain't what they used to be.



#2242 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 05:35 PM

that's not the boat tom harris fell off is it?

 

oh no that was just 70 feet.

 

https://www.timescol...ores-1.20843239


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#2243 m3m

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 05:53 PM

Anybody have any idea what the largest private yacht ever in the inner harbour has been?

#2244 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 05:57 PM

Anybody have any idea what the largest private yacht ever in the inner harbour has been?

 

the brittania.  they had to dredge the harbour to get it in.

 

HMS-Britannia.jpg?fit=700%2C437&ssl=1

 

1971

 

https://www.victoria.../hms-britannia/

 

1983

 

https://www.upi.com/.../6558416034000/


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 November 2020 - 06:03 PM.

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#2245 m3m

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 06:01 PM

Wow. 126m
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#2246 JanionGuy

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 06:01 PM

Anybody have any idea what the largest private yacht ever in the inner harbour has been?

 

When this one was coming into the Marina, i didn't think it was going to make it.  It's not parked in a slip, wouldn't fit.  But it is now currently blocking the slip right in front of it....


Edited by JanionGuy, 25 November 2020 - 06:02 PM.


#2247 JanionGuy

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 06:52 PM

the brittania.  they had to dredge the harbour to get it in.

 

 

 

Is that the one that ended up as a crappy restaurant in the currently remaining dockside green area or a different ship?



#2248 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 November 2020 - 07:23 PM

that was the princess mary.

the brittania is a tourist attraction in Scotland now.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 25 November 2020 - 07:24 PM.


#2249 Redd42

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 01:16 AM

last time I boated to Toronto I actually found Niagara Falls less friendly than Toronto.

Wyoming was also not very boat friendly.

 

Ok so I don't know why I'm going through old threads at this hour (actually I do - sleep and I have a tenuous connection). I used to work for the City of Niagara Falls. Got the business card and badge to prove it. Not a good place to boat. Was shocked to learn when I moved there, it is a big place for folks who want to commit suicide. Those gorge walls are high, that water is fast. You don't even have to be near the falls. Also a few drunk folks who did themselves in by going over the small vintage rock walls along the edge to uhm relieve themselves. Interesting place to live.



#2250 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 03:03 AM

when they shut off the American falls in the 70’s for some erosion repair they found a couple bodies.

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#2251 Redd42

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 03:37 AM

Oh they found lots of stuff when they turned off those falls. I love telling folks they turned off the falls. They can't wrap their hands around it.

 

At least when I worked there, so ancient history now, in the 90s, the falls pretty well disappeared every night, Canadian side, because the water would be diverted to the hydro plants. 



#2252 Mike K.

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 06:24 AM

Wow, i had no idea.

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#2253 weisguy86

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Posted 26 November 2020 - 08:00 PM

Dennis Washington's Attessa IV would likely be the largest modern day yacht to tie up in Victoria. 

 

https://www.superyac...iv-side-by-side

 

https://www.yachtcha.../attessa-iv.htm



#2254 Citified.ca

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 02:06 PM

Vic West's $24 million luxury superyacht Victoria International Marina listed for sale

https://victoria.cit...isted-for-sale/


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#2255 Barrrister

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 02:33 PM

They have been pretty empty since opening.



#2256 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 03:20 PM

the province should buy it.  put the homeless on boats.


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#2257 spanky123

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Posted 02 March 2021 - 04:58 PM

the province should buy it.  put the homeless on boats.

 

Well if it cost $24M to construct that means the Province would have to pay $72M for it.

 

I am thinking closer to $15M is the number in today's market.


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#2258 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 March 2021 - 06:49 AM

TC article.

everyone’s phones are ringing off the hook. on news of the offering.

https://www.timescol...mpty-1.24290024

#2259 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 July 2021 - 02:57 PM

press release:



Canadian Border Open August 9th
Visit the west coast's only dedicated superyacht marina.

Message from the CEO
Summer is here and, from the sounds of it, our fully vaccinated American friends will be able to visit as soon as August 9th!!! We even have an event ready for you so be sure to call us to reserve your berth ASAP.

Our team has been working with our partner Music by the Sea to bring you an exclusive musical event from August 17 – 22. Tickets for this bespoke, exclusive, professional, seaside music festival WILL NOT last. Details will be available in next weeks’ mailout – be sure to watch for it.

 



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