Super Yacht – Atlantic Crossing – Engine Room Tour

Super Yacht – Atlantic Crossing – Engine Room Tour


This video is about an Atlantic crossing aboard a super yacht Every year at the end of the European summer many of the big boats make the migration across the Atlantic to the Caribbean for the northern hemisphere winter But the technical side of these big boats for me is really interesting So I’d like to share a peek into my daily routine as chief engineer aboard one of these big boats on a crossing from Gibraltar to St Martin in the Caribbean The crossing took 16 days. We departed Gibraltar at sunrise after refuelling the night before Anyway, lets grab a coffee and I’ll take you down the engine room for a look around These are our 2 main engines 2x V12 Caterpillars their rated at 1500 kW each that’s about 2000 Hp There’s 2 of everything on many of the systems on here so there’s 2 pumps on all of your critical systems so you can switch over if one fails Small workshop Lets step into the control room. It’s a bit quieter in here and cooler too! Control room while they drive the boat from upstairs on the bridge the nerve centre of the boat is down here in the control room, in the engine room. Here’s a mimic panel view of the tankage on the boat. fuel and water tanks We left Gibraltar with 160,000 litres of fuel and we only burned 70,000 litres for the voyage, travelling at slow speed. We could carry about 50,000 litres of water. That’s our air conditioning plant. We got 2 out of 3 compressors running. They chill water that gets pumped around the boat to air handlers that cools the interior. Here’s our electrical load. We’ve got 2 out of 3 generators on the board. Producing 120 kW each The main engines are controlled from the bridge but we’ve got backup control in the engine room too. Something from the engineers library ๐Ÿ˜‰ Even though we’ve got digital data for many of the systems that are running We still keep a manual log, every 4 hours with temperatures, pressures. Here’s one of the generators a 6 cylinder Caterpillar in a sound enclosure. These are our water makers. With both of them running we can make 20 litres of fresh water out of sea water, every minute. That’s nearly 30 tonnes a day of fresh water which is pretty cool! I used to log our position on my iPhone I didn’t trust them upstairs ๐Ÿ˜‰ In the fo’c’sle at sea. Just doing a bit of repair work here changing a, gauge There’s always something to do. This is only a tiny portion of the food we had onboard we had mountains of food. There was crew only onboard for the trip. There were no guests for this voyage. Fire and safety drills are part of the routine of living onboard and being at sea was no exception. This was our audio visual server rack including the controls for the Vsat for our satellite internet connection and the sat TV’s these were logged on a routine bases as well We were lucky with the weather on this trip the wind increased steadily throughout the voyage but it was always a following sea I even had time to grow a beard ๐Ÿ™‚ After 16 beautiful days at sea Land ahoy! I love the routine you get into and the peace and tranquility out on the ocean on a trip like this It was almost a shame for it to end. So, is it the same time every single day? Yep I hope you enjoyed this trip across the Atlantic with me. Thanks for watching…

100 thoughts on “Super Yacht – Atlantic Crossing – Engine Room Tour

  • June 4, 2017 at 4:38 am
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    first thing, thanks from another Aussie, you can't hide your accent mate. I have just bought a motor yacht, a little smaller than this at 34 metres, it is based in PORT DOUGLAS. you have given me an insight to what my crew gets up to. nice work on the video. I have a skippers ticket myself , a real one ! and a sympathetic ear for me engineer . thank you again

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  • June 17, 2017 at 8:34 am
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    20litres of fresh water = about 4 gallons every minuteย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Thanks or sharing.

    Paul I was thinking the same , a man who loves his job.

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  • June 17, 2017 at 8:36 am
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    Great video to share.ย ย ย  Nice one.

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  • June 17, 2017 at 9:42 pm
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    The Chief Engineer let me out of the stoke hold long enough to watch. Can't believe how clean your machinery spaces are!

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  • June 29, 2017 at 12:14 am
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    Tim, beautiful yacht and nice video.ย  My goal is to own a 65m motor yacht.ย  Thank you!

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  • July 6, 2017 at 4:41 am
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    quick math……over $43K US dollars in fuel used (CEPSA Gibraltar Fuel Terminal @.62 cents), wow

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  • July 13, 2017 at 9:32 am
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    You lucky bloke

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  • July 23, 2017 at 8:29 pm
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    Wow, you have the life.Living the life of paradise. Happy for you, wish I could.. lol, fantastic video….!!

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  • August 20, 2017 at 9:23 pm
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    Excellent video. Excellent tour of the yacht.

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  • August 21, 2017 at 6:27 am
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    Brilliant, well paced video. Myself, as a control-systems guy, but strictly ashore, it was great to see a lot of familiar equipment, albeit in significantly tighter quarters! You run a tight ship! Everything apparently clean enough to eat off of, and a place for everything with everything in its place! Musical accompaniment spot on too! Very cool!

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  • August 22, 2017 at 3:57 pm
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    Kiwi accent. I expect that engine room is totally held together by no.8 fencing wire by now. nice vid. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • August 27, 2017 at 10:47 am
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    How much fuel and what cost to cross… Why not use a float-on float-off carrier ship to cross…. Isn't it cheaper?

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  • August 27, 2017 at 10:50 am
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    How big is this yacht?

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  • August 27, 2017 at 3:34 pm
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    I'm sitting here in my rocking chair and really like your video and life. Would like to see more technical stuff, you are using alot of KW of electric ? I wish I had the money you do so I could put my rocking chair on board …. Thanks Capt.

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  • September 2, 2017 at 9:45 pm
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    Thank you for that video I loved watching it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • September 10, 2017 at 11:17 pm
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    It must be fun to drive a ship like that when you donยดt have to pay for the fuel yourself.

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  • September 10, 2017 at 11:47 pm
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    Excellent video, thanks for posting!

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  • September 13, 2017 at 6:47 am
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    Loved the tour, thanks Tim. Such a tragedy in St. Barts etc. as I write this ๐Ÿ˜ž

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  • September 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm
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    What's happened to this boat after Irma?

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  • September 25, 2017 at 11:07 pm
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    Thanks for your video and showing some of your engine room. I also have a C/E Lic's for the much bigger cargo ships here in Hawaii. Like to see and learn more about the engine room. Thanks.

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  • November 6, 2017 at 1:24 pm
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    Beautiful movie…..Previously sailed merchant ships…….I was an Electrical officer on ships of Zim company

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  • November 15, 2017 at 12:38 am
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    Tim, that thing is a little bigger than the capt gig on the Indy CV62 Nice grub, who pays for that? LOVED THE ENGINE ROOM was a MM 2nd class, before leaving the navy. great CLEAN ship, Old One Legged Joseph T.

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  • December 7, 2017 at 3:12 pm
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    How much was fuel price total for this voyage?

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  • December 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm
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    Thank you very much have made us know for, could I Imagine measurement of the ship…… ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  • January 7, 2018 at 3:48 pm
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    What a great video, thanks for sharing. I am Engineer my self, and looking for job in the yacht industry.

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  • February 4, 2018 at 10:03 am
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    That was so amazing… I could watch this for hours, I like to know more about the engines, like cylinders, valves, how big are we talking on combustion chamber, and efficiency & performance max speed. Its so awesome riding in that boat. So fulfilling. More please!

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  • February 17, 2018 at 6:04 pm
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    Certainly she's north European built. ย  Looks like a Feadship?

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  • February 18, 2018 at 3:32 am
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    nice video…st.maarten is awesome

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  • February 27, 2018 at 1:09 am
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    Hi I always wonder about those computer screen type controls and modules. In machining equipment we have similar stuff and keeping them working all the time can be challenge especially as they get older , then parts become obsolete …… how does that still hold on long term in the saltwater environment? And what do you do if you have a failure, you did say there was 2 of everything ?
    Great film
    Thanks
    Warren

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  • March 14, 2018 at 6:12 pm
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    How come the main engines don't produce the electricity? Why do you have generators AND engines running at the same time?

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  • March 15, 2018 at 4:32 am
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    I really enjoyed that.

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  • March 28, 2018 at 9:31 am
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    thanks for sharing im looking for a super yacht , so that we can sail to pacific ocean and also atlantic ocean do you guys know if this yacht that i will buy for my self im planning to buy a RIVA 88 FLORIDA fast can go to 45 nautical mile so that i can sail faster if there is a pairate in the sea ….

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  • May 11, 2018 at 5:56 am
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    if you have shore power do you need gen. power

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  • May 12, 2018 at 10:50 am
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    Lucky You ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoyable watch, thank you

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  • May 13, 2018 at 10:57 pm
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    Type in: Sono Luminience – Star in a jar., The real stars. enjoy

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  • May 17, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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    Thank you sir,,,,,very enjoyable ,,,,you do indeed have a dream job,,,,

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  • July 10, 2018 at 1:07 pm
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    Tim, as I read all your replies I hear them in a relaxed Australian accent.

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  • July 10, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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    love it. well done!

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  • July 11, 2018 at 6:04 am
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    Routine and peaceful, shame for it to end. Spoken like a true "Swabby".

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  • July 12, 2018 at 8:34 pm
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    Love the engine room! Great video!

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  • July 12, 2018 at 11:43 pm
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    Glad you guys got to eat like kings during the crossing. =)

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  • July 15, 2018 at 2:22 pm
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    You have a great job! Bless you and your voyages!

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  • July 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm
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    Talks so fast I had to slow the video down. LOL, I'm old too. Great upload, thanks!

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  • November 4, 2018 at 6:49 pm
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    Thanks for the tour I enjoy your videos! I like the format.

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  • November 7, 2018 at 3:23 am
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    16 days!!?

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  • November 9, 2018 at 11:58 pm
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    Loved your video. I am looking into buying a yacht, older one nothing this amazing, but any advise you can offer me, love to hear it!!! ty again for this amazing video!

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  • November 10, 2018 at 4:19 pm
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    I am just watching this video almost 2 years later. What brand and size yacht is this?

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  • November 16, 2018 at 1:32 pm
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    160,000 liters of diesel… how much does that cost? more than a years salary lol

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  • December 30, 2018 at 6:41 pm
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    Damn! Definitely a bit bigger than mine!

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  • December 30, 2018 at 6:42 pm
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    I have 2 1050 HP MAN Diesel's but in a 48' … speed is much faster but I will take this superyacht instead. Trade? lol? no?

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  • January 16, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    2:53
    OwO what's this

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  • January 16, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    can you tell me more about the engines exhaust systems…. i have been using 2,000 f degree ceramic coatings on exhaust systems to reduce the radiant heat that these parts create. most indistrial caterpillar engines use thermo blankets and i find them retro technology. would be interested to see a thernal temp gun on these parts to compare the efficiently of my personal modifications vs the industry yacht standards for engine installs.
    i have also used simple computer fans to flow air through electrical modules to reduce wear on electrical systems

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  • January 23, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    how much diesel did it take ?

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  • January 26, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    thanks
    would be great if down the line you could have a thermal gun to take temps of the vatious engine parts.
    does the a/c work of the engines?

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  • January 29, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    hello, what size ship was this one…..? thanks

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  • January 29, 2019 at 3:16 am
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    Very well done! Understated and informative with beautiful sights along the way. Thank you for taking me along with you!

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  • January 29, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    This is like a damn ship, so what is so great about crossing the Atlantic., but what would be interesting is a 30 or 40 ft. boat (small yacht's) crossing the oceans.

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  • January 29, 2019 at 8:53 pm
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    Nice post. Need more like these.

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  • January 30, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    Thanks for sharing!

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  • January 31, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Iโ€™d like to have seen more of the outside.

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  • January 31, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    who owns this boat? 120,000 litres of fuel woah!!!

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  • January 31, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    That was excellant, not one loud yank endless sentence dialogue. Dont stop with just this vid.

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  • January 31, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Carrier chiller use ship in side

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  • January 31, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    all that expense and trouble for what,for nothing; now,what? cross back the other way?; damm…in the meantime, lots of folks in the world canยดt even pay their light bills.

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  • February 2, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    Hey tim what app did you use??

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  • February 2, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    I did enjoy that. Been in industrial support for 30 years so… wow. What a clean rig. All that complexity and cost. I would have liked to see a whole shot of the exterior, if the owner was ok with that.

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  • February 2, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    A, Feadship????

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  • February 3, 2019 at 5:41 pm
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    Cleaner then my tug boats

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  • February 7, 2019 at 11:19 pm
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    If someone could please cover the costs of having ANY internet while at sea – when the coastline and the towers on it disappear over the horizon.

    A former Microsoft employee owned two yachts and paid a minimum of nineteen dollars per minute for internet

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  • February 8, 2019 at 2:02 am
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    we are immersed in the haves and have-nots and awash in fossil fuel so why not ? this is not a slam, just and observation. Anyone watching this will be long dead before it sorts itself out. Great video

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  • February 10, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    Sounds a lot like the ocean crossings we do in the C-130. We logged everything. The only difference is that in my day I shot cel (celestial navigation). GPS makes things easy! Well, that and the fact we'd cross the pond in several hours rather than 16 days. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • February 13, 2019 at 10:44 pm
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    Nice!

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  • February 16, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    The part with following seas over the swim platform and up on the steps was very nice

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  • February 17, 2019 at 12:26 am
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    Only did Esbjerg Harwich Esberg for 5 years. The donkey man would have loved that engine room…

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  • February 17, 2019 at 6:48 am
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    Loved the video and all the technology . Would have donated some body parts to go on a trip like that. Thanks

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  • February 18, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    How much fuel cost for that trip?

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  • February 19, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    It amazes me a very few have so much, and the vast majority on the planet have so little…and that is ok with everyone..

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  • February 21, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    Nice engine room. How many engine crew are there?

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  • February 27, 2019 at 4:36 am
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    That's 42,267 gallons of fuel for those who are counting.

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  • March 2, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    BYE,, BORING..

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  • March 13, 2019 at 7:43 am
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    Lol when I was at sea on a warship UPSTAIRS was always referred to as UP TOP

    and downstairs was referred to as DOWN BELOW

    also all FLOORS Were referred to as the DECK

    all bathrooms referred to as the HEAD lol ๐Ÿ˜†

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  • March 19, 2019 at 9:41 pm
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    What about iceburghs?

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  • March 29, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    Retired 56 yr old US coast guard 6 pack license..Any opportunities?

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  • April 5, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    Having made several long voyages in both the Navy and Coast Guard, I can really relate to the peaceful isolation of time at sea. Thanks for the video.
    LT Jerry Lentz USCG (retired)

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  • April 9, 2019 at 12:48 am
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    Omg!!! Drool!! Love that engine room! Wow!

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  • April 9, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    Thanks. Don't know why but lately I've come crazy on ship and aircraft engines. Very fascinating subject matter.

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  • April 9, 2019 at 5:52 am
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    How many in this crew for this trip?

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  • April 9, 2019 at 12:10 pm
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    Hi Tim, great video, great surname, us Westons always seem to figure out a fun way to travel!

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  • April 15, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    Very enjoyable Tim.
    I take it you are an Aussie. One of the girls sounded Aussie too.
    I understand the sweet spot for yachts is around 50m.
    If they are bigger, they cannot berth in many of the prized harbors around the world, like St Tropez….and must anchor off shore.
    Most owners and guests would prefer walk on/off access for hitting the restaurants and entertainment, as would the staff I imagine.

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  • April 26, 2019 at 12:56 pm
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    Did you ever have a more serious repair work to do? Such as, a system breaking down and having to restore it? And if one of the two pumps (for example) fails and the reserve one takes over, what do you do to restore the safety level?

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  • April 28, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Thats about 48gph?

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  • April 28, 2019 at 9:58 pm
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    How blessed you are to spend your life on the sea.

    Im 56, I spent the better part of my life on the sea, grew up a commercial fisherman in Alaska and the west coast with my father, and other captains. I haven't been back for almost 30 years. I miss it. My sister and i have been toying with the idea of purchasing an older hatteras between 58 and 70 feet. The more I think about it, the more I like the idea. We want to do the pacific crossing to the islands. But who knows.

    Thank You for such a detailed and fun video. What a beautiful engine room, and vessel.

    Smooth sailing my friend

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  • July 22, 2019 at 3:38 am
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    I would like to see more, "Super Cool," Thank You!"

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  • July 29, 2019 at 3:27 am
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    Very Informative, checklists could be put on digital media via a small Ipad.

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  • August 9, 2019 at 3:15 pm
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    Excellent video – thanks !

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  • September 17, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    That is an amazing career to have, love it.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    I would love to cross the Atlantic on yacht like this. 16 days is nothing, in fact the longer the better. The risk of storms makes it more exciting

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  • October 12, 2019 at 10:03 am
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    As a ex marine engineer l thought it was a great video…cheers baden

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  • November 20, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    Wow the job u have no wonder u sold Tokyo express wen ever u feel like sailing u go to work and dont even need to climb the mast or and ride a billion dollar ship nice job im shure it sucks being away from famaly but still if your going to work nice kinda job

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  • December 8, 2019 at 2:13 am
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    Who gets to sleep in that big master bedroom bed on a voyage like this??? Hahaha

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