I've been fascinated by boats in general and superyachts in particular since I was a kid. How many 15 year olds design yachts with complete GA/deck plans in all their notebooks at school, and use all their money subscribing to Power & Motoryacht, Boat International and The Superyacht book series?
Being a bit older now, and regrettably not working within the boating industry, I still do a few sketches and plans occasionally, just for fun. And Bannenberg always was and still is number one.
A few recent trips to the south of France have renewed my interest in large yachts, seeing those beauties up close in real life. The Internet makes it even more fun, enabling me to keep updated on the latest launches, design trends, refits, yacht spotting and so on.
And then I discovered this forum. I have been reading your posts with great interest for a while, and I'm fascinated by the detailed knowledge you all possess. Looking forward to contributing to the discussions!
Greetings from Norway, the country that built Moonraker :-)
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