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specialk
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December 5, 2012 12:16 pm  

Currently watching a huge dark hulled motor yacht crusing east along the north shore of STX...it has a helo on the rear deck! Big toys indeed!


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December 5, 2012 5:40 pm  

do you know the name of it-we see them frequently in christiansted from our dock. there is a dark lue hulled one that comes often


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December 5, 2012 5:55 pm  

Could be the new Legislative research vessel.

"SS Chuckey"


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December 5, 2012 6:29 pm  

Here the link to marine traffic: live tracking of yachts....

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?centerx=30&centery=25&zoom=2&level1=140

STX


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December 6, 2012 10:54 am  

men and their big toys.:P


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specialk
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December 6, 2012 11:03 am  

do you know the name of it-we see them frequently in christiansted from our dock. there is a dark lue hulled one that comes often

I couldn't see the name - it was too far out and appeared to be passing through on her way down island. i know the boat you're thinking of. Can't think of the name right now. But I don't think this was it. This boat was much bigger. If you can imagine.


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speee1dy
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December 6, 2012 12:05 pm  

now that is hard to imagine. would loved to have seen that one though. hubby gets out the binoculars and checks out the name and then looks them up on line.


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December 6, 2012 12:21 pm  

Cool website!


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December 6, 2012 12:38 pm  

looked like one of Sea Dream Yacht Club's to me.

They frequent the VI's this time of year.

http://www.seadreamyachtclub.com


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December 6, 2012 10:51 pm  

Tis the season starting so sure all our islands (hopefully) will be seeing more yachts come for a visit and spending their money to help the economy!.


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December 10, 2012 12:28 pm  

http://www.superyachts.com/motor-yacht-4775/vibrant-curiosity.htm

Docked at Gallows Bay right now.


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December 10, 2012 12:42 pm  

Saw that thing yesterday. Larger then a large home.. Looks like it has four floors. Hope they are spending some of that cash on island.(:


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December 10, 2012 2:06 pm  

Hmmm, a 280' Motor Yacht. It's Ownerd by the German Billionaire Reinhold Wuerth, built in 2009 in Holland, $100 million building cost...


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December 10, 2012 2:22 pm  

i think it has 5 floors and an elevator, no interior photos of the inside i could find


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December 10, 2012 4:30 pm  

Here the link to marine traffic: live tracking of yachts....

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?centerx=30&centery=25&zoom=2&level1=140

That's awesome!

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December 10, 2012 5:48 pm  

Here the link to marine traffic: live tracking of yachts....

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?centerx=30&centery=25&zoom=2&level1=140

That's awesome!

Am I missing something, or does this site not track ships at STX?

Bernie


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December 10, 2012 6:33 pm  

Here the link to marine traffic: live tracking of yachts....

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?centerx=30&centery=25&zoom=2&level1=140

That's awesome!

Am I missing something, or does this site not track ships at STX?

Bernie

The site only tracks ships where someone has installed an AIS receiver and fed the data to the site. This is not a government service it is done on a voluntary basis by individuals. The US Coast Guard does have AIS equipment but do not feed their data to this site.

Anyone can set up an AIS receiver. All it takes is a scanner and a computer. The software is available free at http://www.coaa.co.uk/shipplotter.htm .

The same service is available for aircraft. It is called ACARS and there are many free packages for this as well.

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bathiel
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December 10, 2012 7:23 pm  

Here the link to marine traffic: live tracking of yachts....

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?centerx=30&centery=25&zoom=2&level1=140

That's awesome!

Am I missing something, or does this site not track ships at STX?

Bernie

The site only tracks ships where someone has installed an AIS receiver and fed the data to the site. This is not a government service it is done on a voluntary basis by individuals. The US Coast Guard does have AIS equipment but do not feed their data to this site.

Anyone can set up an AIS receiver. All it takes is a scanner and a computer. The software is available free at http://www.coaa.co.uk/shipplotter.htm .

The same service is available for aircraft. It is called ACARS and there are many free packages for this as well.

Got it, thanks!

BAT


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December 11, 2012 3:01 pm  

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100 (Map link)

According to the map, it looks like a big boat called "Vibrant Curiosity" is leaving STX for STT ... its a beauty ...

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?imo=1010002 (boat photos)


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December 13, 2012 8:46 pm  

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100 (Map link)

According to the map, it looks like a big boat called "Vibrant Curiosity" is leaving STX for STT ... its a beauty ...

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?imo=1010002 (boat photos)

I just volunteered with this site to provide AIS data for them! STX is usually a black hole, a few bigger boats (possibly satellite linked?) are shown. I contacted them and they are going to send me a receiver so hopefully more traffic soon come will be shown on their site around us!

Sean


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rotorhead
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December 13, 2012 8:54 pm  

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/default.aspx?level0=100 (Map link)

According to the map, it looks like a big boat called "Vibrant Curiosity" is leaving STX for STT ... its a beauty ...

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/showallphotos.aspx?imo=1010002 (boat photos)

I just volunteered with this site to provide AIS data for them! STX is usually a black hole, a few bigger boats (possibly satellite linked?) are shown. I contacted them and they are going to send me a receiver so hopefully more traffic soon come will be shown on their site around us!

Sean

Hopefully you are putting it at your office instead of your house. VHF reception depends on having the antenna at a high elevation.

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December 13, 2012 9:18 pm  

Hopefully you are putting it at your office instead of your house. VHF reception depends on having the antenna at a high elevation.

I've been on the roof of Sean's office....its not for the faint of heart....but what a view.


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rotorhead
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December 13, 2012 9:42 pm  

Hopefully you are putting it at your office instead of your house. VHF reception depends on having the antenna at a high elevation.

I've been on the roof of Sean's office....its not for the faint of heart....but what a view.

I have an AIS antenna on my roof and I can receive ships all the way from Culebra and Anegada all the way to 50 miles south of STX.

I also have ACARS and can receive planes for hundreds of miles around. As far away as the southern Bahamas.

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They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
the sinners are much more fun...
You know that only the good die young.
BJ


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December 14, 2012 11:18 pm  

Didn't get to see it this time but that same yacht was docked in Gallows Bay last year for several days. Owned by a german billionaire who owns a screw manufacturing company. From what I read online, he 'screwed' his employees so as to have the ship built. Don't have the links anymore but you'll find it when you search the yacht name. Very nice ride, indeed...


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December 15, 2012 12:50 pm  

Didn't get to see it this time but that same yacht was docked in Gallows Bay last year for several days. Owned by a german billionaire who owns a screw manufacturing company. From what I read online, he 'screwed' his employees so as to have the ship built. Don't have the links anymore but you'll find it when you search the yacht name. Very nice ride, indeed...

Sounds kinda Screwy:D

Alan
St. Croix resident since 2000


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