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Old 15-12-2006, 05:49 PM   #1
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British boat launch

Prince Michael launches new performance UK boat

By IBI Magazine

HRH Prince Michael of Kent, the Queen of England's first cousin, was on hand at the official launch of the XSR48 on the Solent yesterday. The £1 million boat is being billed by its manufacturers, XSMG in Lymington, as the "world's fastest and most exclusive diesel production boat".

Manufacturer XSMG told the website "This is Hampshire" that the boat combines the DNA and high performance of a supercar with superyacht styling to create the "world's first true superboat". Only 100 will be made.

The boat was built at Lymington's Berthon Shipyard in partnership with local companies such as Green Marine and superyacht designers Redman Whiteley Dixon of Beaulieu.

XSMG employs 20 people, with up to 90 workers, largely from the New Forest, involved in production of each boat. About 24 will be built each year. XSMG CEO Ian Sanderson told the website that he had signed ten provisional contracts, and has 70 more expressions of interest.

The boat will be marketed with a series of attempts on world endurance speed records next year by Sanderson and director Peter Dredge, who are both world powerboat champions and multi-world record holders.

Sanderson said that the "ultra-rich" were buying supercars, but that there was no marine equivalent.

"The boat is the product of three great British attributes: innovation, entrepreneurship and a taste for adventure," said Prince Michael at the opening ceremony. "It's a true super product of which British industry should be proud."

The company noted that over 55,000 man hours went into the development of the XSR48.


(15 December 2006)



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Old 15-12-2006, 06:53 PM   #2
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Heard about this on the radio the other day! Anyone got a piccy?
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wonder if he fancies launching ours!! not feckin likely!
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Old 15-12-2006, 09:15 PM   #4
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I was told it was a Buzzi hull, just fitted out in the UK - same as the sunseeker XS.

Anyone have more information?
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Old 15-12-2006, 09:22 PM   #5
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Ok, I have been told it IS the same design as the Kerakoll P1 boat. It is basicall the same hull, which has been internally refitted to be a top of the range boat.

Buzzi's website with the hull form http://fbdesign.it/pagstableisure.php
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wonder if he fancies launching ours!! not feckin likely!

Perhaps you could get Lily Savage to launch yours.
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Perhaps you could get Lily Savage to launch yours.

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more like the one ronnie!
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Old 15-12-2006, 10:02 PM   #8
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How about Julian Clarey, he'd probably take a non monetary payment!

Im sure he could be a right pain in the arse though.
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How about Julian Clarey, he'd probably take a non monetary payment!

Im sure he could be a right pain in the arse though.
i'm sure he'd need a deposit first thats the problem!
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Funny looking at that link were are back to a Fletcher looking front end...... funny old world
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2 Pics in todays (Sat 16th) Daily Express too 100mph a bit of fast cruising.....
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It all seems to be the same as the old XS racing, alot of talk and no action.
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http://www.xsmgworld.com/
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This for £1,000000?
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I prefer the XS shape..
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LIES LIES LIES........

Looks like Ice Marine are doing this boats advertizing as well...

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With up to an awesome 2000hp, the XSR48 is the world’s fastest production diesel powered boat and capable of speeds exceeding 100mph.
So this is a Diesel powered boat capable of speeds OVER 100mph!!!


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Fuel: Diesel
Maximum speed : up to 85 knots [98mph/158kph]**
Cruising speed: 50+ knots [50+mph/90+kph]**
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( conditions will never be good enough to get this speed we have published. It is the speed we calculated we could get, given perfect conditions and zero slip.... )
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I´m just not sure if it looks right. The height of the cockpit roof puts me off. And in reality I´m not sure there are many people who would want luxury AND high-speed. If you want high speed buy a Cigarette. If you want luxury, buy a Sunseeker. Good Luck to them, but I can´t help but think it will disappear all too soon.
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The 100+ speeds are attributed to a pair of 1200hp petrol engines.

Interesting it then says

"Fuel: Petrol (not available in Europe due to emissions regulations) "

And we thought that the diesel debate was a problem!
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15-25 identical boats racing together, seem to remember having read this before!

http://www.sunseekerxsracing.com/xs.html
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15-25 identical boats racing together, seem to remember having read this before!

http://www.sunseekerxsracing.com/xs.html
Well, according to that website, Sunseeker hold the record for the circumnavigation of the UK....
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I prefer the XS shape..
For the price tag & I'd prefer a 46 Rough rider & a 36 gladiator still have some change left, well lots of it in fact.
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