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len mazza
11th May 2012, 01:17 AM
Hi,
Just got a book out of the local libarary titled From Salvage Tug To Super Yacht.
The author is English,grew up in Hant, and writes for Yachting Mag's,.
My understanding of what a yacht is,is something with masts and sails,not a deepsea salvage tug converted to a great looking motor cruiser.
In my doteage things like that get right on my wick,
Rant over!!,
Len.

happy daze john in oz
11th May 2012, 06:05 AM
You are correct in considering sails to be a component of a yacht. But what about the Royal Yacht Britania? The term is used for many craft used for pleasure, not ust sailing.

john sutton
11th May 2012, 07:06 AM
The boat you are talking about was converted for an english tycoon who,s name escapes me at present.He owned landsend tourist centre among other things also I seem to remember ran a yatch in the Americas cup.
john sutton

len mazza
12th May 2012, 06:28 AM
Hi John,
The tug in question was ex Simpson of Bugsier Co. of Hamburg.The book says she was converted in Malta '93/94 for oneJack Sutton,Lone Ranger,her present name, is owned by Peter B. Lewis.

As a deep sea salvage tug she she rally was a piece of work,good really that she is still going strong after all these years.

Len.

john sutton
12th May 2012, 06:43 AM
have recalled name of tycoon who converted a tug.De Savery
john sutton