Apart from additional guest cabins, which are likely to include one or more "VIP suites"
besides the owner's suite, extra facilities compared to a 50-metre (160 ft) yacht will
include some or all of indoor jacuzzis, sauna and steam rooms, a beauty salon, massage
and other treatment rooms, a medical centre, a discothèque, a cinema with a film library,
plunge pool (possibly with a wave-maker), a playroom, and additional living areas such
as a separate bar, secondary dining room, private sitting rooms or a library. There will be
more boats and "toys" than there are on a 50-metre (160 ft).
Savage Yachts:Weekender yachts are slightly larger, at under 30 ft (9.5 m) in length.
They often have twin keels or lifting keels such as in trailer sailers. This allows them to
operate in shallow waters, and if needed "dry out"—become beached as the tide falls. The
hull shape (or twin-keel layout) allows the boat to sit upright when there is no water.
Such boats are designed to undertake short journeys, rarely lasting more than 2 or 3 days
(hence their name). In coastal areas, long trips may be undertaken in a series of short
About Savage Yachts
Until the mid 19th century most boats were of all natural materials; primarily wood
although reed, bark and animal skins were also used. Early boats include the bound-reed
style of boat seen in Ancient Egypt, the birch bark canoe, the animal hide-covered kayak
and coracle and the dugout canoe made from a single log. By the mid 19th century, many
boats had been built with iron or steel frames but still planked in wood. In 1855 ferro-
cement boat construction was patented by the French. They called it Ferciment. This is a
system by which a steel or iron wire framework is built in the shape of a boat's hull and
covered (troweled) over with cement. Reinforced with bulkheads and other internal
structure it is strong but heavy, easily repaired, and, if sealed properly, will not leak or
Racing yachts try to reduce the wetted surface area, which creates drag, by keeping the
hull light whilst having a deep and heavy bulb keel, allowing them to support a tall mast
with a great sail area. Modern designs tend to have a very wide beam and a flat bottom, to
provide buoyancy preventing an excessive heel angle. Speeds of up to 35 knots can be
attained in extreme conditions. Dedicated offshore racing yachts sacrifice crew comfort
for speed, having basic accommodation to reduce weight. Depending on the type of race,
such a yacht may have a crew of 15 or more. Very large inshore racing yachts may have a
crew of 30. At the other extreme are "single handed" races, where one person alone must
control the yacht.
Savage Yachts Info
Sailing is a sport. The invention of sailing is prehistoric, and the racing of sailing boats is
believed to have started in the Netherlands some time in the 17th century. Soon, in
England, custom-built racing "yachts" began to emerge. In 1851, a challenge to an
American yacht racing club in New York led to the beginning of the America's Cup, a
regatta won by the New York Yacht Club until 1983, when they finally lost to the Royal
Perth Yacht Club of Australia, which entered the Australia II into the contest. Meanwhile,
yacht racing continued to evolve, with the development of recognised classes of racing
yachts, from small dinghies up to huge maxi yachts.
This term began to appear at the beginning of the 20th century when wealthy individuals
constructed large private yachts for personal pleasure. Examples of early luxury motor
yachts include the Cox & King yachts, M/Y (motor yacht) Christina O and M/Y
Savarona. Early luxury sailing yachts include Americas Cup classic J class racers like
S/Y (sailing yacht) Endeavour and Sir Thomas Lipton's S/Y Shamrock. The New York
Yacht Club hosted many early luxury sailing yacht events at Newport, Rhode Island,
during the Gilded Age.
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