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Old 09-09-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Le Grand Bleu

Working in my home office overlooking the Thames Estuary all day and using www.marine traffic.com to casually identify the shipping movements, I see that RA's yacht 'Le Grand Bleu' has been anchored off Allhallows, East Bligh bouy since lunch time and she's still there.

Could it be RA's answer to a Travelodge for tonights England game?

So which did he use to get up to Wembley, the launch or the helicopter, earlier both were strapped to the back.

She's a big bugger!
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Old 10-09-2009, 01:58 AM   #2
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Gotta friend who worked on this boat for years in the toy department.

Infact come to think of it another friend in London showed me the blueprints. She did all the organising of all the accessories onboard down to the monogrammed pyjamas.

Agreed the boat is bloody huge.

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Old 10-09-2009, 02:00 AM   #3
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Actually didnt RA give the boat to his accountant or somebody in his group
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Old 10-09-2009, 02:29 AM   #4
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according to wikipedia, thats true (so it must be!)
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Old 10-09-2009, 07:50 AM   #5
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its been in sandown bay over here on the iow for a few days this week ...cheaper than mooring in london..plus the crew could do spot of fishing when not playing with all the goodies on board
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Actually didnt RA give the boat to his accountant or somebody in his group
You're right, and Dave showed pictures of the Buzzi rib that was one of the tenders!
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bet its cheap to run....
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It was off Cowes for the CTC weekend and moved around to Sandown Fri/Sat
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Le Grand Bleu

Its moored up at Sheerness docks at the moment.
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Its moored up at Sheerness docks at the moment.
Just found the new one..
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...submarine.html
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Barry, never knew about www.marinetraffic.com
A world of intresting infomation here mate, thanks.
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Its a wealth of information.....you can even find the path the boat has taken if you click one of the buttons..


http://www.boatmad.com/forum/f3/marinetraffic-com-14182.html
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Grand Bleu is over in Guernsey today, for fuel.
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Its been off Yarmouth for a few weeks and occasionally goes round the other side of the needles and anchors up. they take the rib ashore and play golf on freswater coarse
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Grand Bleu is over in Guernsey today, for fuel.
300 tonnes of it...

which costs?
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been moored right in front of my parents house at yarmouth for a couple of weeks now novelty factor worn off now wish it would go away and the views of solent returned...not tosay its not a fantastic ship..but gets boring looking at the same thing all the time ...
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Grand Bleu is over in Guernsey today, for fuel.
I looked at it there this morning on the web site, can't find it now!
Has it gone into stealth mode?
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been moored right in front of my parents house at yarmouth for a couple of weeks now novelty factor worn off now wish it would go away and the views of solent returned...not tosay its not a fantastic ship..but gets boring looking at the same thing all the time ...
you should've asked them to rearrange all them boats on the back to change your view
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good point will ask them tomorrow
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La Grand Bleu

What a big girl she is indeed..... And its no longer RA as he now has the largest M/Y named Eclipse ..... heres the link....http://www.luxurylaunches.com/transp...new_record.php as for LGB the crew must of visted us well over 100 times with there toys... I think the best one had to be the launch that could carry the cars... all tho the one carrying the very nice girls also scored highly with us here in the Harbour Office. I don't think they have a problem with $$$$ on there as we now have boat covers ali storage boxes props and even a table football of free from them!
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