Monday, March 12, 2012

Bloomin Big Boat in Bristol…

Rosa+I had just finished our Monday morning coffee/orange juice+cake mid-morning break in the wonderful No.1 Harbourside Café (as you do) and were making our way to catch the small ferry across to the SS Great Britain when we suddenly became aware of an enormous boat making its way around the Capricorn Quay bend (accompanied by two tugs/barges). As you can see from the photograph, it absolutely dwarfed the SS Great Britain (even allowing for perspective!) and caused quite a stir amongst passing swans and pedestrians. I’ve checked the local news sites, but couldn’t find any reference to today’s visit (despite rumours that I’d bought it for Moira’s birthday). Thanks to Google (what WOULD we do without it?), “The Super Yacht Times”(!) provides the following key details: “The fabulous 74 metre yacht Mogambo is available for charter through the Hill Robinson Antibes office. Mogambo accommodates up to 12 guests with a spectacular Master Suite on the main deck which includes a private terrace, a VIP cabin on the bridge deck plus two double and two convertible cabins on the lower deck. Designed by Reymond Langton, Mogambo’s sleek and contemporary interior is a sensational blend of sophistication and extravagance which is certain to please even the most discerning guest. The sun deck features an air conditioned gym, Jacuzzi and on the lower deck, the beach club with sauna, steam room, massage room and rain shower all open onto the swim platform. Mogambo features Quantum zero speed stabilisers and is capable of a remarkably smooth and quiet 17.5 knots. With a 12m Novurania Chase tender and a 7.5m Novurania Launch tender, guests are taken ashore in style and comfort”.
I have to say, it seems somewhat farcical that this ENORMOUS boat only accommodates “up to 12 guests” (plus 19 crew)… but what do I know? It probably belongs to George Osborne.
Steve Broadway… Channel Four News… Bristol.

Photo: SS Great Britain and Mogambo.
PS: double click on image to view larger.

1 comment:

bigdaddystevieB said...

as ever, "Points West" are more than a day behind when it comes to cutting edge news...