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    Cwater is offline
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    Who does this belong to?

    Good morning St. Barth friends. I have noticed this yacht moving in and out of port constantly lately. Any info? ThanksName:  FB448C5E-9228-4E3E-87A9-B2757A2CE26B.jpeg
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    If you have a picture that identifies the name you could find out a good deal of information on line.

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    I think it's called Gene Machine

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    I just checked MarineTraffic and I can't find a vessel that looks like that in port.
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Yep. We know who the owner is too!

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    I think it's called Gene Machine
    We saw it in harbour last night. It is MASSIVE!!

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Gene Machine is sleeker…is that a word? I could go with sexier too.
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    As I recall, there was a Washington Post article about him a few weeks back - https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...me-detect-cue/

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterLynn View Post
    As I recall, there was a Washington Post article about him a few weeks back - https://www.washingtonpost.com/techn...me-detect-cue/
    Can not open. Is the yAcht GENE MACHINE pictured?
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by amyb View Post
    Is the yAcht GENE MACHINE pictured?
    No. All about the testing method he's developing. Just a mention that he's docked in Gustavia. The title is just click bait.

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    OK, I tried and now I know...a ghost ship.
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterLynn View Post
    No. All about the testing method he's developing. Just a mention that he's docked in Gustavia. The title is just click bait.
    It belongs to the person who recently developed what might be the most sophisticated at home test kit available called Detect. I just got mine in the mail yesterday, the test plus the "hub" which is separate and necessary. He and his family walked by me on their way to Shellona and I overheard him say, "Wow, I haven't been off the boat in three weeks." Evidentially, he has a lab on board. He has a matching tender as well.

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    It looks like Excellence V which is parked in that first space all the time

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Gene Machine has had that first spot for the past month or so, not Excellence V... Gene Machine also has that distinctive red stripe on the hull,
    Excellence does not. I'll stick with Gene Machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    Gene Machine has had that first spot for the past month or so, not Excellence V... Gene Machine also has that distinctive red stripe on the hull,
    Excellence does not. I'll stick with Gene Machine.

    The tender for Gene Machine

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Eve View Post
    It looks like Excellence V which is parked in that first space all the time
    The previous owner has moved on from Excellence V, which was about the maximum size permitted to moor stern-to on the quay. His new yacht is Excellence, which with a length of 75-80m (depending on the source) exceeds “St Barth Size” and no longer fits on the quay. Excellence, when it is in port, is often moored closer to the commercial port.

    The yacht at the beginning of this thread sure looks like Dream Machine to me, and I’ve seen it moored in the spot at the end of the quay where Excellenve V was sometimes moored for weeks if not months.

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    just curious: the maxed out yachts moored stern-to at the quay, do they require assistance from some sort of port auxiliary vessel to position themselves and tie up as well as to cast off and get underway ?
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by JEK View Post



    The yacht is absolutely 100% GeneMachine owned by Jonathan Rothberg. I watched it come and go every day for 10 days.
    Below is a pic of the Gene Machine and matching tender I took from my terrace


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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    just curious: the maxed out yachts moored stern-to at the quay, do they require assistance from some sort of port auxiliary vessel to position themselves and tie up as well as to cast off and get underway ?
    Backing into the quay and mooring is a maneuver that the yachts are skilled at, but they also need to set out bow anchors, which can require assistance. The anchors and chains are set at an angle from the bow. The anchor chains typically cross over the chains of the adjacent yachts. In Gustavia, assistance setting and retrieving the anchors, as well as untangling the chains, is often provided by a dive team on a little red boat named Kuka. They use skill, experience, muscle, and lift bags to do the job.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve View Post
    It looks like Excellence V which is parked in that first space all the time
    Eve, I find EV has been renamed and is currently in Spain.
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinS View Post
    Backing into the quay and mooring is a maneuver that the yachts are skilled at, but they also need to set out bow anchors, which can require assistance. The anchors and chains are set at an angle from the bow. The anchor chains typically cross over the chains of the adjacent yachts. In Gustavia, assistance setting and retrieving the anchors, as well as untangling the chains, is often provided by a dive team on a little red boat named Kuka. They use skill, experience, and lift bags to do the job.

    And for their fees, if you have to ask you can’t afford it!!!
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Jackie is retired, not sure Kuka still exists, check out the current issue of Harbour Magazine (which I write/edit) for a story on the current divers for the port
    online version Harbour Magazine
    (and Ed Gudenas does a lot of the photos)

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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Thanks, Kevin
    I assumed it was tricky.
    Easier just to cast off from outer harbor mooring but have to tender in ?
    Unfortunately, never been a dilemma I’ve had to contend with
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    Re: Who does this belong to?

    Quote Originally Posted by elgreaux View Post
    Jackie is retired, not sure Kuka still exists, check out the current issue of Harbour Magazine (which I write/edit) for a story on the current divers for the port
    online version Harbour Magazine
    (and Ed Gudenas does a lot of the photos)
    I lost my preferred seats for watching the anchor diver activities with the closing of La Marine and Harbour's Saladerie, and with Irma's destruction of Coté Port. New blood, whether an additional supplier or the new and only supplier, is a good thing.

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