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#2301 G-Man

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Posted 29 December 2021 - 09:54 AM

^ You are so correct on this one.


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#2302 Hotel Mike

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Posted 29 December 2021 - 11:54 AM

Maybe Ralmax will buy it. They already own much of the harbour operations.


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Don't be so sure.:cool:

#2303 m3m

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Posted 29 December 2021 - 02:01 PM

Maybe Ralmax will buy it. They already own much of the harbour operations.

 

A barge parking lot, perhaps?


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#2304 Spy Black

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Posted 29 December 2021 - 07:55 PM

I think the ban on commercial berthing of under 65' boats will continue to plague this marina for as long as such a ban is in place.

 

Ideally, and like most every other marina in the area, there would be no minimum size, which, along with some specific infrastructure changes to accommodate the increase in the actual numbers of vessels docked, would all but guarantee the marina as one of the, if not the most successful marina on the South Island.


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#2305 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 12:11 PM

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 01:57 PM

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#2307 spanky123

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 02:00 PM

I think the ban on commercial berthing of under 65' boats will continue to plague this marina for as long as such a ban is in place.

 

Ideally, and like most every other marina in the area, there would be no minimum size, which, along with some specific infrastructure changes to accommodate the increase in the actual numbers of vessels docked, would all but guarantee the marina as one of the, if not the most successful marina on the South Island.

 

Well at least the 65'+ crowd won't be as anxious about 2X diesel costs.



#2308 cnorrisvimarina

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 02:23 PM

Well at least the 65'+ crowd won't be as anxious about 2X diesel costs.

 

Just had a vessel request 60K Litres... and we usually expect them to stop in the US... but they chose not to. It's surprising given the cost difference but that happens more than you would think. Can't wait for electric to take over.


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#2309 lanforod

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 02:42 PM

Is electric viable for large boats?



#2310 cnorrisvimarina

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Posted 04 May 2022 - 02:54 PM

Is electric viable for large boats?

Yes, there are a number of them in design. Many have a backup diesel generator. You will see their tenders go electric starting this year... then you will see conversions and new vessels... 


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#2311 GaryOak

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Posted 05 May 2022 - 06:33 AM

Do they usually go for battery electric or for hydrogen electric?

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Posted 05 May 2022 - 07:48 AM

I did some googling, and seems to me its mostly battery electric. Very neat, definitely challenges keeping sensitive components protected from salt water corrosion.

 

I wonder if it could scale to something as big as a cruise ship, and be chargeable with shore power.


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#2313 cnorrisvimarina

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Posted 05 May 2022 - 08:17 AM

Do they usually go for battery electric or for hydrogen electric?

Electric and hybrid electric for now. As for which will become the norm... it bounces back and forth because changes/advancements in the tech are happening so fast. Electric seems to be closer than hydrogen... but as soon as a couple kinks are worked out, hydrogen could trump electric, especially for long-haul travel. But it is certainly difficult to bet either way at the moment. For obvious reasons, it is following the path of the land-transportation industry generally... who are ahead of the conversion game currently.



#2314 GaryOak

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Posted 05 May 2022 - 08:47 AM

I'm just starting out in the marine industry and it will be interesting to see it change over my career

#2315 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 12:49 AM

Victoria International Marina is packed with nearly 50 Nordhavn yachts in their largest-ever rendezvous, which had been postponed for two years because of the pandemic.

 

The first boaters arrived on May 4 and the event runs until Sunday. Most came from the U.S., with the rest from Canada.

 

It’s exactly the kind of event dreamed of by the late Bob Evans, who was behind the idea of the marina in Victoria’s ­harbour.

 

The Songhees developer, who died in 2021, believed the marina would attract high-end international yacht owners who would spend money in the capital region, renting bicycles and cars, going to restaurants and taking in local entertainment.

 

Craig Norris, chief executive at the marina, said boaters are keen to explore the area as soon as they arrive. Just as Evans envisioned, they are renting electric bicycles and cars and going to grocery and liquor stores. Some return to their boats toting art or clothing they’ve purchased.

 

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Norris said the marina is booked at about 25 per cent for the summer season, but he expects that to increase as boaters learn that Canada is now open for business after two years of pandemic restrictions.

 

Meanwhile, new ownership of the marina could be announced in about a month, he said.

 

 

 

https://www.timescol...-yachts-5364024


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#2316 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 09:16 AM

These full-displacement motor vessels travel at slow speeds - typically 6 to 9 knots (11 to 17 km/h) - but are able to cover thousands of miles on a single load of diesel fuel, and many have made long ocean passages.

Most Nordhavn vessels have a raised forward pilothouse - separate from the main salon and galley - or an aft deckhouse with the pilothouse raised on a second level above the salon.


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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 May 2022 - 09:17 AM.


#2317 Spy Black

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 02:27 PM

Nordhaven yachts, and their similar Portuguese Bridge/Raised Pilothouse ilk are the classic anti-gin-palace yachts ... their owners considered far more serious about all things nautical than ... say ... the owner of a Sunseeker of similar size.

 

They all cost millions of dollars, but the Nordhaven guys are taken far more seriously than the gin-palace guys ... and the Nordhaven owners most often Captain their own vessels ... with only a Chef, a Housekeeper, and perhaps one or two Deck Crew on board.

The gin-palace guys have half a dozen or more crew, including a Captain and Engineer ... so nothing whatsoever interferes with their relaxation and imbibing.



#2318 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 02:30 PM

the Nordhaven owners most often Captain their own vessels ... with only a Chef, a Housekeeper, and perhaps one or two Deck Crew on board.
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That sounds like my place. Super bare bones.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 13 May 2022 - 02:30 PM.


#2319 thaicobb

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Posted 13 May 2022 - 04:24 PM

In my experience, most Nordhavns are 40-60 feet in length and sailed by couples only.  One exception to this, in the club in Sidney I'm a member of, a 57 footer, sailed solo by a fur trapper from Northern Alberta.


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