• Dgredy

    HOLLY COW!!!

  • don miguelo

    I’d rather see some sort of Mad max type freighter than this, but More importantly:

    Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd told Japan today to commit to stop whaling or face international court action this year.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100219/wl_afp/australiajapanwhalingdiplomacy

  • ddpalmer

    Well of course he did.

    There is another election coming up so he has to tell the people what they want to hear. Just like the last 4 or 5 times he said this.

    If the Australian voters believe this again then they shouldn’t be surprised when nothing happens again.

    If they have wised up and don’t believe it this time then whoever they replace Rudd with will have to decide what they are going to do.

    So for Rudd it is a win-win. If the believe him then come November he can do nothing again, if they don’t believe him then come November it is not his problem.

  • sea shepherd supporter

    wow this thing is HUGE any Idea on the cost?

    maybe Sea Shepherd could get one, that’s a double deck design, with out all of the luxury goods (that will make it lighter) with a ice class double hull design, a helipad, overboard boats, and all of the radar goods….

  • http://squarearearugs.org/ Teresa

    That is absolutely beautiful. So when can the average “Joe” get aboard? It took alot of genius to pull that kind of machinery off.

    • Gary

      Teresa – sorry to say but the “average Joe” will never step foot on this boat, or any other like it, unless they are in tight with either the owner or crew. I am in this business and the security is beyond great.

  • Jay

    Beautfull boat I agree, but aren’t we against in your face opulence and luxury. Think of the environmental costs of construction. The fuel required to shift it’s bulk at 50 knots. The exhaust, the noise pollution on whales and dolphins. If a fur coat is seen as a blatant display of needless wealth and vanity, then a luxury yacht like this is disgusting and way over the top. What a complete and utter waste of valuable resources. Even stripping it out would not make much difference

    • Gary

      Another one that has no idea as to the economic impact that the design, construction and operation of a mega-yacht has on the economy. To you, this is a waste but think of all those employed in this business and the trickle-down effect. You may snub your nose at the wealthy but it’s not their fault that you are not in the same financial position. To the beggar on the street, you are rich and the may snub their nose at you for what you have. Wealth is all relative and you need to understand that the world runs on money. If you have a job, up the line from you are many that are wealthy and if they didn’t spend their money then you would NOT have a job!!! I ask you this – how many millions of dollars do you pump in to the economy and how many people are employed because of your efforts?

  • http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-MV-Bob-Barker/249736727804?v=wall Hart

    Prosecute the poachers.

    • enola gay

      Paint ‘Research’ onto the side of a torpedo and send it the Nisshin Marus way…

      • joe

        lol, right on

  • Farley Marshall

    personally I don’t like this concept. The Ady Gil was special because it was small and could submarine waves. the next Ady Gil should be a metal slightly bigger version of the original

  • Poacher News

    Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has issued a November deadline for Japan to bring a halt to its so-called scientific whaling program in the Southern Ocean.

    Read more: http://www2.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=431497

  • Poacher News

    New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully: “I am simply trying to make sure that we win friends and influence people.”

    “We’ve managed to see meaningful discussions with the parties that hold opposite views and that’s very welcome,” he said. The only way to quickly stop whaling was by diplomacy, he said. “All of the alternatives involve time, expense and frustration. We may have to go down that path [legal action], but before we choose it, we should exhaust the diplomatic process.”

    Read the full article: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/3356430/Govts-hand-may-be-forced-on-whaling

  • http://sparrowmedia.net Andy

    This is stupid.

    Why would you waste countless dollars on fancy equipment only to put it in harms way? Emphasis should be on cheap, durable, and expendable. Frankly I think most regular folks are tired of the showmanship & flash and just want to see people help the wales. No-one who actually cares about the issues cares about fancy equipment or rotten butter, they only want to see the waling stop. Spend a 2 million on some crooked-ass lobbying and you may get even further…

    Andy

    • http://www.ecorazzi.com Michael d'Estries

      It’s a tongue-in-cheek post, Andy. Nobody here really believe the SS would ever spend such an obscene amount of cash on this boat. Like I said in my post it’s completely impractical and a perfect example of excess.

  • Jae

    This is just another manufactured press release for the Sea Sheep …and another example of ecorazzi’s fascination with the elements of the commercial animal protest industry that have done so much to enfeeble and undermine environmentalism.

    • From MN, with hope…

      This concept was not created by Sea Shepherd. It was made by the guys who built the Earthrace/Ady Gil. This concept was made by them when Earthrace was still circumnavigating the globe, so it predates the Ady Gil by more than a while. No way that Sea Shepherd would be willing to spend that much on such a gigantic boat. They say the design, and thought it was cool. If you dont like Ecorazzi, than get off Ecorazzi. You arent forced to be here. You came here willingly. And just so you know ecorazzi is an environmental based site, so conservation and animal protection is obviously fitting.

  • joe

    it’s cool, but way over sized. they dont need somthing bigger then the nisshin, because there will be almost no use for it in other campagins. maybe 4 of these about 1/5 the size, add water cannons, and make the top wiade and flat for chucking the rotten butter. maybe a catapult too.

    i think a mini aircraft carrier might work better. or , if were talking about wild dreams that’ll never happen, a nimitz class. id like to see the whalers try to ram one of them.

  • Ady Gil

    Hey guys,
    Do not get too exited about this one. The cost to build it is 1 billion Dollars. That will make it one of the most, if not the most, expensive yachts in the world.
    I honestly think that this ship will never be built by anyone.

    :)

    Ady

  • TitaniumTotem

    Actually this would make more sense for use in the Med…properly sunk it would make a nice underwater hotel.

  • joe

    lol. better add another 5 million to make it airtight then.

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