” While a license to kill is hard to come by, the next best thing would surely be owning one of the many amazing cars driven by James Bond in the 23 films he’s been featured in since 1962.
Why settle for one car though? The Daily Express reports that the world’s largest collection of James Bond vehicles is up for sale, and the owner–real-estate mogul Michael Dezer–insists that it be bought as one lot. The asking price is 20 million pounds, or about $33 million at current exchange rates.”
The collection includes 59 vehicles, from a Fairey Huntress boat used in 1963′s From Russia With Love to an Audi A5 and Land Rover Defender used in the opening car chase of the most recent Bond movie, Skyfall.”
” Land Rover (Casino Royale)
Russian T55 tank (Goldeneye)
Cagiva motorcycle (Goldeneye)
Lotus Esprit Turbo white (For Your Eyes Only)
Aston Martin DB5 with gadgets (Man from Uncle George Lazenby)
BSA Lightening motorcycle (Thunderball)
Aston Martin DBS (OHMSS)
Toyota 2000GT (You Only Live Twice) Not used in film.
Triumph Stag (Diamonds are Forever)
Jaguar XKR (Die Another Day)
BMW 750il (Tomorrow Never Dies)
BMW R1200 motorcycle (Tomorrow Never Dies)
Aston Martin V8 with skis (The Living Daylights)
Lotus Esprit Turbo bronze with skis(For Your Eyes Only)
Lotus Esprit S1 (The Spy who Loved Me)
Aston Martin V8 (The Living Daylights)
Aston Martin DB5 (Goldeneye)
Lotus Esprit (Spare for parts)
Helicopter shell (The Spy Who Loved Me) Not used in film.
Lotus Esprit Submarine (The Spy Who Loved me)
Aston Martin Vanquish (Die Another day)
Fairey Huntress (From Russia With Love)
Cagiva motorcycle (Goldeneye)
Parahawk & figure (The World is Not Enough) Skidoo (Die Another Day )
Q Boat (The World in Not Enough)
Road version Hovercraft (Die Another day)
Glastron GT150 (Live and Let Die)
Alfa Romeo 159 (Quantum of Solace)
Wetbikes x 2 (The Spy Who Loved Me)
TUK TUK Taxi (Octopussy)
Kawasaki Z900 & sidecar (The Spy Who loved Me)
Renault 11 half car (A View to Kill)
Ford Mustang Mach 1 (Diamonds are Forever)
BMW Motorcycle (Tomorrow Never Dies)
GP Beach Buggy (For Your Eyes Only)
TUK TUK Taxi (Octopusy)
Speedboat (Live and Let Die)
Litte Nellie Autogiro (You Only Live Twice) Not used in film
Dragon tank (Dr No)
Replica Mini Bede Jet (Octopussy)
Gaz Volga (Goldeneye)
Mini Citroen 2CV (For Your Eyes Only)
Yellow 2CV (For Your Eyes Only)
Replica Yellow 2CV (For Your Eyes Only)
Replica AMC Hornet (The Man with the Golden Gun) Not used in film
MP Lafer (Moonraker) Not used in film
BMW Z8 (The World is Not Enough)
Q Boat (The World is Not Enough) hull
Renault 11 Taxi (A View to Kill)
Rolls Royce Sedanca de Ville (Goldfinger) Not used in film
Ford Thunderbird (Die Another Day) Not used in film
Land Rover (Skyfall)
Lada Riva (The World is Not Enough)
Lockheed Jetstar Jet(Goldfinger) Not used in film
Land Rover (Skyfall)
Audi A5 (Skyfall)
Lotus Mould (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Reef Ranger Mini submarine (Licence to Kill)”
” An emaciated man whose boat washed up on a remote Pacific atoll this week claims he survived 16 months adrift in the Pacific, floating more than 8,000 miles from Mexico.
The man, with long hair and beard, was discovered on Thursday when his 24ft (7.3m) fibreglass boat with propellerless engines floated on to the reef at Ebon atoll and he was spotted by two locals.”
” ” His condition isn’t good but he’s getting better,” said Ola Fjeldstad, a Norwegian anthropology student doing research on Ebon, the southern most outpost of the Marshall Islands. “The boat is really scratched up and looks like it has been in the water for a long time.”
Fjeldstad said the man, dressed only in a pair of ragged underpants, claimed he left Mexico for El Salvador in September 2012 with a companion who died at sea several months ago. Details of his survival were sketchy, Fjeldstad added, as the man spoke only Spanish, but he said his name was Jose Ivan.”
The Guardian has more
Jeff Burton 46′ Boat Construction Time Lapse
Uploaded on Feb 17, 2011
” NASCAR driver Jeff Burton’s 46′ custom boat being built by Jarrett Bay Boatworks. This video covers the entire 1 year build process from January 2010 – 2011. http://www.jarrettbay.com/jeff-burton ”
” Slick operation by the Blohm + Vosss shipyard in Hamburg.”
” It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood.
But forget all those images of a long vessel with a pointy bow – the original Noah’s Ark, new research suggests, was round.
A recently deciphered 4,000-year-old clay tablet from ancient Mesopotamia – modern-day Iraq – reveals striking new details about the roots of the Old Testament tale of Noah. It tells a similar story, complete with detailed instructions for building a giant round vessel known as a coracle – as well as the key instruction that animals should enter “two by two.”
” It sounds like a plotline to a Stephen King story — a ghost ship afloat on the high seas is drifting toward the British Isles; its only passengers are cannibal rats who have had nothing to eat but each other since the ship was set adrift.
Many people would probably pay good money to read such a story or watch it on the large screen, but they can watch it play out on the small screen — in the news. It’s a real happening involving a real ship — the Lyubov Orlova — cut loose off the coast of Canada in January 2013. It is believed to be infested with rats that have nothing to eat but other rats in order to survive their high-seas ordeal. And, it’s unaccounted for.
Built in the former Yugoslavia, the Ice-class passenger cruise ship (featuring a strengthened hull to withstand impacts with ice) has seen duty as on Antarctic and Arctic expeditions. It was seized in Newfoundland in 2010 due to outstanding money owed to a cruise charterer and it was revealed the crew had not been paid in five months. To settle debts, the ship was sold off and towed to the Dominican Republic to be scrapped. However, the tow rope snapped in stormy seas and the ship began to drift eastward off Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula (near the Hibernia oil fields).
Under contract from Husky Oil, the offshore supply vessel Atlantic Hawk regained control of the derelict ship but was ordered to set her adrift once in international waters because it “no longer poses a threat to the safety of offshore oil installations, their personnel or the marine environment.”
” You might think remote-controlled ships are the preserve of toy companies, but huge crewless versions could soon be roaming our oceans.
European researchers have plans underway to see shore-based captains working in a replica 3D bridge to remotely-control dozens of ships at a time.
Not only would this cut down on cost, but scientists claim it would make ships more efficient and safer, reducing risks such as piracy.”
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” The Keystone State was in trouble.
Big waves slammed into the wooden steamer’s sides as it rocked in the water near Port Austin under the weight of a powerful November storm.
And then it was gone, swallowed up by Lake Huron that day in 1861, claiming the lives of all 33 on board.
The ship’s final resting place was a mystery for 150 years.
But today, veteran shipwreck hunter David Trotter, 72, of Canton plans to announce he and his crew found the side-wheel steamer in July at the bottom of Lake Huron — the latest in the nearly 100 vessels Trotter has discovered in more than 35 years of Great Lakes shipwreck hunting.
Trotter — who will announce the discovery on his website,www.shipwreck1.com — said he didn’t think he’d ever find the Keystone State. “
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” Mercury Marine promoted its Joystick Piloting for Outboards with a demonstrator at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. In this video, Mercury’s Chuck Miller, goes through the highlights of the system, including Skyhook, which lets you electronically anchor your boat over a hot fishing spot. For an on-water video demo, check out our blog from the Miami boat show. To see more Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show coverage, visit our FLIBS page.”
Above is a video of the new Pursuit 26 C for your enjoyment . In addition to this one , the link will take you to a host of other videos about new boats , electronics and other boating accessories . Included in the boating videos are ones for World Cat , Regulator , Yellowfin , Invincible , Edgewater , Grady-White and more . If you couldn’t attend the show then this is the next best thing to being there . Enjoy .
Published on Jul 29, 2013
” Christian Hampl, aboard his boat “Kamila”, succesfully released, by IGFA rules, 14 Pacific Blue Marlin. 07/15/13. 11 fish were tagged.
Capt. Edgar Montero
Wireman: Ronald “Memín” Chacón
Tagman: Sergio “Yeyo” Cascante
Cameraman: Rolbin “Popín” Marchena”
” The Honolulu Star is reporting that China has moved ” spy ships” in to Hawaiian waters, believed to be as an act of retaliation against U.S. occupation of the East China Sea. China’s navy has never entered these waters. One media outlet aimed at an asian-American audience, the gold sea, is reporting that a 4000 ton electronic reconnaissance ship from the People’s Liberation Army was spotted within 200 miles of the Exclusive economic zone by Hawaii.
The ship “is equipped with various electronic gear for eavesdropping on radio communications and tracking ships and aircraft. It is also believed to have jamming equipment to interfere with the radio communications of other ships,” according to the report.”
Original story here , behind pay wall .
Dear Leader sure knows how to win friends and influence people . Where would we be without the smartest president ever and his “reset buttons” and “smart diplomacy” ?
” Police in a southern Indian port city arrested the crew of a U.S.-owned ship Friday for entering Indian waters illegally with a large cache of weapons and ammunition on board.
The MV Seaman Guard Ohio was detained Oct. 12 by the Indian Coast Guard and is currently anchored at a port in southern Tamil Nadu state. Eight crew members and 25 security guards were arrested after they failed to produce documents allowing them to carry the weapons, Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh told reporters Friday.
Virginia-based security firm AdvanFort– which owns the ship– claims that all arms and ammunition on board are licensed and were necessary to support their anti-piracy mission in the Indian Ocean.
The ship’s captain told investigators that the company provides armed escorts to merchant vessels traveling in pirate-infested waters in the Indian Ocean. AdvanFort said the vessel was used primarily as an accommodation platform for its guards between duties on commercial ships as they travelled through dangerous areas.
According to Advanfort the men were equipped with uniforms, protective equipment, medical kits and rifles and ammunition to help them provide counter-piracy protection. Police seized 35 automatic weapons and nearly 5,700 rounds of ammunition from the security guards on the ship, police said.”
” A violin believed to have played on the Titanic before the doomed vessel sank was auctioned for more than $1.6 million Saturday, a fantastic figure which one collector said may never be beaten.
The sea-corroded instrument, now unplayable, is thought to have belonged to bandmaster Wallace Hartley, who was among the disaster’s more than 1,500 victims.
The story of Hartley’s band, which stoically continued playing on the ship’s deck until the disaster’s final hour, is a memorable part of James Cameron’s “Titanic,” when Hartley and his colleagues are seen playing “Nearer, My God, To Thee” as the passengers around them scream and drown in the icy water.”
” With its sleek weave of intertwining curves and its spacecraft-like design, it looks more akin to Beijing’s famous ‘Bird’s Nest’ Olympic stadium than something that would take to the open water.
But this is the superyacht of the future, likely to become the latest plaything for the uber-rich and the envy of everyone else who will be unable to afford it.”
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“ This is the first yacht designed by award-winning architect Dame Zaha Hadid, the brains behind the iconic Aquatics Centre built in London for last summer’s Olympics.”
Much more at the Daily Mail
” Sean Hummel, president of Atlantic Extreme Watersports in Poquoson, Virginia, thinks so. Hummel runs one of the few companies that sell motor-powered kayaks, but it might be the first to market them for fishermen.
The Jet Kayak features a 9.5-horsepower, electric-start engine capable of trolling at 2 mph, plus much higher speeds that max out near 25 mph. With a run time of two hours at wide-open throttle, Hummel says that’s a range of 30 to 40 miles.
“The Jet Kayak is quieter then any personal watercraft out there,” says Hummel. “We were using it on the Chesapeake Bay and had a pod of 20 to 30 dolphins swimming on all sides. They weren’t disturbed by the noise.” “
” Thousands of spectators gathered on the shores of San Francisco Bay early Wednesday, where they scrambled for vantage points to watch Oracle Team USA capture the America’s Cup in one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.
The winner-take-all race against challenger Emirates Team New Zealand sent roars of jubilation among the race crowd after Team USA captured sailing’s most prestigious and best known race.
“You couldn’t have written a better comeback story,” says Jason Deitch, 44, from nearby Mill Valley, Calif., who cheered from shore on Marina Green. The social media consultant predicts a big impact from Oracle’s huge win.
“I think we are seeing the emergence of a new sport for Americans to cheer about,” he says. “It’s technology meets tradition. There will be a lot more commercial interest, too.’‘ “
” Not so long ago, many experienced tournament skippers and anglers felt a boat over 70 feet was on the cusp of being too large to effectively compete on the tournament trail. But the Viking 74 Convertible launched in May 2004 proved differently. Fast forward to the fall 2008 when the launch of our 82 Convertible continued the upward trend demonstrating beyond any doubt that Viking hit another grand slam with its then new flagship. Now we approach the threshold of another amazing achievement, the Viking 92 Convertible, as we continue to lead the industry with new product and unrivaled innovation. Scheduled for a spring launch in 2014, the Viking 92 Convertible will be available in Open Bridge and Enclosed Bridge configurations.”
” The yacht’s interior is a showpiece of elegance and luxury. The 23-foot beam not only opens the salon but transforms it into a majestic living room with built-in furniture and plush appointments like a 60-inch flat screen television that rises on a lift out of the teak cabinetry. An L-shape island in the galley complements the work area and all countertops feature custom selected granite. A pair of walk-in pantries and a full day head are forward and characterize an excellent use of space. Nearby, a formal dining area accommodates eight guests.”
” The 92 Convertible has six staterooms, each with its own private head and shower. The full beam master suite features a king size walk around bed, a walk-in closet, a dressing table, and his and her private facilities. Crew quarters are aft with access from the cockpit. The full beam area includes a head with a shower, a small galley area, and upper and lower berths in a private cabin.”
” Propulsion choices include offerings by Caterpillar and MTU. The communication, navigation and entertainment electronic package will be designed and installed by Viking sister company, Atlantic Marine Electronics. The first Open Bridge boat will have a tuna tower designed and fabricated by Palm Beach Towers, another Viking subsidiary. Selecting our subsidiaries for standard and optional accessories allows us to deliver the 92 Convertible turnkey ready.”
Length Overall (LOA): 93′ 4″ (28.45 m) Beam: 23′ 5″ (7.03 m) Draft: 5′ 10″ (1.77 m) Gross Weight*: 195,000 lbs. (88,450 kg) Fuel Capacity: 4,000 gals. (15,141 l) Water Capacity: 450 gals. (1,703 l) Cockpit Area: () * Standard Fuel Load
Prefer an enclosed bridge ? Here are the floor plans for that model .
Here is the salon layout for the enclosed bridge model.
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The 210IS Is A Good Value In A Versatile Size That Offers Remarkable Fuel Efficiency To Stretch Your Angling Budget
” If you plan to fish mainly bays and other protected waters — with an occasional run off the beach when the weather’s decent — EdgeWater Boats’ new 210IS might prove the ideal angling platform for you. I put this bay boat through its paces last winter on choppy South Florida waters, and found it remarkably roomy, smooth riding and fuel efficient, an important consideration as gas prices continue to climb.
Yamaha’s compact new F200 four-cylinder outboard on my test boat propelled the 210IS to plane in a snappy 4 seconds; it accelerated to 30 mph in 6 seconds. At 6,000 rpm, I found a top speed of 48.4 mph with a full tank of gas and three people aboard. Even more impressive was the fuel efficiency — a pleasing 5 mpg at 3,500 rpm and 25.5 mph during my test. That translates to a range of 275 miles, enough for a couple of days of fishing.
The 210IS rode smooth and dry over the one- to two-foot seas on test day. I was surprised by the gentle landings after launching off some big wakes at speed. In lateral maneuvers, I found the hull tracked well, provided I trimmed the motor down. My test boat featured the optional Lenco trim tabs, but the 210IS needs little tab to run well; the tabs are there primarily to level out unbalanced side-to-side loads.
A sturdy, comfortably upholstered leaning post — with a cooler below — offers room for the helmsman and co-pilot to lean back and brace themselves while under way.”