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(CNN)   Maybe they should relocate the shipyard? Just sayin', but I don't speak freaky-deaky Dutch   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Strange, Alphen aan den Rijn, Tugboat, Netherlands, North Sea, Amsterdam, Transport, Yacht, Rhine  
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2021-04-22 11:33:06 AM  
FTA: The photographer was particularly keen to document this journey, as he believes it may be the last time a vessel of this size is transported along this route.
Feadship opened a new facility in Amsterdam that has the capacity to build superyachts up to 160 meters long.


Ahh crap I read the article.. Sorry.
 
2021-04-22 2:14:45 PM  
She's going to sea and she will never come back again

No refunds, no returns.
 
2021-04-22 2:15:30 PM  
Tugboat due to absence of Dutch rudder?
 
2021-04-22 2:16:22 PM  
Who the hell are the people who can afford those things?! And why would you even want one?
 
2021-04-22 2:18:23 PM  
Seems like a missed opportunity to make a pretty amazing one of these:

Travel from Rotterdam to Amsterdam in 10 minutes by boat: a 4k timelapse
Youtube HfPCdJapIXA
 
2021-04-22 2:20:34 PM  
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2021-04-22 2:22:52 PM  
You gotta have a crew of 57 just to sail over to your friend's house to pick him up so you can go fishing.
 
2021-04-22 2:28:24 PM  
"This seems like a good spot for a shipyard." - the Dutch

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2021-04-22 2:33:12 PM  
Ostentatious waste but at least people are employed by wealthy egos being satisfied temporarily. My lazy view is the more stuff you own, the more stuff you gotta do & pay for.
 
2021-04-22 2:35:32 PM  

BigNumber12: "This seems like a good spot for a shipyard." - the Dutch

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That land is all reclaimed from the sea.
 
2021-04-22 2:35:33 PM  

BigNumber12: "This seems like a good spot for a shipyard." - the Dutch

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I'm willing to bet it was a good spot four hundred years ago, before they started filling in the land along the seaways.
 
2021-04-22 2:36:54 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: BigNumber12: "This seems like a good spot for a shipyard." - the Dutch

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That land is all reclaimed from the sea.


in retrospect, perhaps not the best idea.
 
2021-04-22 2:37:05 PM  
Will I still be able to stick my finger in a Dike?
 
2021-04-22 2:40:11 PM  
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"Who are the Dutch...?"
 
2021-04-22 2:40:16 PM  
Eet de riijken?
 
2021-04-22 2:41:45 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Who the hell are the people who can afford those things?! And why would you even want one?


So that its owner can stand atop it and trickle down on all of the peons gawking along the sides?  People need reminding of their station in life.
 
2021-04-22 2:44:38 PM  

StevieRayPalpatine: Eet de riijken?

Z

eggen ze eigenlijk niet, maar leuk geprobeerd.
 
2021-04-22 2:45:12 PM  
You know what would produce jobs? Sinking that farker with a torpedo.

Oops, now you need a new one. Time to hire!
 
2021-04-22 3:06:13 PM  
First, I question subby's ability to speak Amurkan English.

Second, maybe a better idea would be to tax the hell out of anyone who owns a "yacht" this big until they can't afford it.
 
2021-04-22 3:10:17 PM  
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Not a lot of room for error there.
 
2021-04-22 3:17:46 PM  

whitroth: First, I question subby's ability to speak Amurkan English.

Second, maybe a better idea would be to tax the hell out of anyone who owns a "yacht" this big until they can't afford it.


That assumes that the owner isn't a member of some royal family that writes the tax code in their home country.
 
2021-04-22 3:22:51 PM  
If they intend to make more that big, it's time to move the business, or, at least opens another facility. The Dutch can be very strange.
 
2021-04-22 3:23:26 PM  
You'd be surprised how much Dutch you understand.

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2021-04-22 3:49:34 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: You'd be surprised how much Dutch you understand.

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Reckon machine sounds quite Southern.
 
2021-04-22 3:50:06 PM  

Uranus: StevieRayPalpatine: Eet de riijken?

Zeggen ze eigenlijk niet, maar leuk geprobeerd.


I blame Google Translate.
 
2021-04-22 4:34:10 PM  
I suspect usually they don't cut the margins quite so close.


That said, it's a once per ship deal.  I mean, sure, ideally the human body would have a giant gaping hole for babies to come out of but most of the time not having a giant gaping hole is better.  Same goes for a shipyard.  You want to be sheltered from the sea but have access to the sea.  Sure, that canal will never be as tight as it was before...  wait, I think I'm getting the different parts of my metaphor mixed up...
 
2021-04-22 5:12:06 PM  
Last time I squeezed down a Dutch canal...


Let's play end the sentence.
 
2021-04-22 5:28:27 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Who the hell are the people who can afford those things?! And why would you even want one?


There are now 2200+ billionaires in the world. This is how they compete.
 
2021-04-22 5:32:36 PM  

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Not a lot of room for error there.


There's a computer program in that town that can tell you just how large, and what shape, a ship can be and still make it to the ocean.

50 years ago, they probably did the calculations by hand.
 
2021-04-22 6:37:53 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: Who the hell are the people who can afford those things?! And why would you even want one?


I'd love a yacht like this, myself. Maybe a little smaller. But head out to sea where it's quiet, the sun is warm and I don't have to deal with people?

Can't afford it of course, though yachts are starting to be more affordable than houses.
 
2021-04-22 6:51:02 PM  
The Dutch government has also confirmed plans to widen the locks at nearby Kornwerderzand, which ultimately means larger vessels will be able to sail directly from Makkum to the North Sea in the future.

...and so ships from Kornwerderzand,
squeeze to the sea,
eventually
 
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