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    $2.5. million Chinese yacht goes straight down on its maiden voyage

    $2.5. million Chinese yacht goes straight down on its maiden voyage

    If you're going to spend $2.5 million on a yacht, you'd like it to be able to float. Alas, the SS Jiugang wasn't able to meet that basic requirement.

    The Chinese vessel made her maiden voyage in the Yellow River. Although "voyage" probably isn't the right word. "Fiasco" is more appropriate, because the boat instantly sank as it was pushed into the water.

    The above video of the vessel's inglorious found its way to tech blog Gizmodo. It's both heartbreaking and hilarious, watching the excited people push the boat into the river only to watch the boat's stern quickly sink into the muddy waters. (Cue Celine Dion, and the sweeping "Titanic" theme, "My Heart Will Go On.")

    According to Gizmodo, the accident was caused by "improper handling from the builders who mistakenly estimated the water level causing the water level to exceed the limit."


    Either way, rescue workers eventually pulled the boat from the water for repairs. No word on how much what it cost to retrieve the beleaguered vessel. Thankfully, there were no injuries.

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    $2.5. million Chinese yacht goes straight down on its maiden voyage | The Upshot - Yahoo! News

    Crap looking boat... $2.5 huh, maybe Yuan 2.5... insurance job...

    That launch, with those stupid logs and the long nature of the 'yacht', the angle of the decent... dense fukers...

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    ^ I'd rather be on the team that is using the 1,000 boats to help the river flow...

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    It's sinking. Should we keep raunching it?

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    Fancy yacht not always need to fwoat to be bettah dan neighbor's boat. Twue fancy yacht is in eye of behowdah. Boat had to fwip ovah to showing world MADE IN CHINA stickah on bottom.

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    Never mind.
    Can sell bloat to Thai Navy.
    Say it's a bland new submaleen.

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    that POS cost 2.5m USD ? someone is mistaken with the numbers, wouldn't be the first time

    typical Chinese fuckup,

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarangRed
    the boat's stern quickly sink into the muddy waters.
    Shite I forgot to install the GarLock Seal on the DriveShaft!
    We need to copy that from the Kiwis, quick send money for flood relief to NZ.
    ohhh we fukup send to Thailand then, get garlock seal flom trihand.
    Oh lo, get from alsalia, pay Brisbane plice onlee.

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    A yacht is stretching it a bit!

    Looks like an elongated river boat!

    Not to get all nautical But since you asked. The angle of the bank x the displacement of the vessel x negative bouncy in the stern x low freeboard x big heavy engine in the stern= 1 sunk boat.

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    They call them junks for a reason lads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    The angle of the bank x the displacement of the vessel x negative bouncy in the stern x low freeboard x big heavy engine in the stern= 1 sunk boat.
    Rocket Science

    not

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    The angle of the bank x the displacement of the vessel x negative bouncy in the stern x low freeboard x big heavy engine in the stern= 1 sunk boat.
    Rocket Science

    not
    NOOOO, Their Aircraft Fighter Demo had the same result Yesterday! Lawn Dart and Anchor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IceSpike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Sailing into trouble
    The angle of the bank x the displacement of the vessel x negative bouncy in the stern x low freeboard x big heavy engine in the stern= 1 sunk boat.
    Rocket Science

    not
    NOOOO, Their Aircraft Fighter Demo had the same result Yesterday! Lawn Dart and Anchor.
    Buttfuck will be crushed. China will continue to suck cock.

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    NATO is Cowering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    They call them junks for a reason lads.
    At least junks float

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