How the new model yacht is getting the new love
New York City luxury yachtmakers have been making waves for years with their design choices.
Now, luxury yacht designers like JB Straus, whose new design is inspired by an iconic piece of art from the 1940s, are looking to their own heritage for inspiration.
The designer is designing the “Mighty Marlin,” a replica of the famous sea-going vessel.
The ship is going up for auction on March 22 and the sale is expected to gross a cool $2 million.
In an interview with the New York Post, Straus said the ship was inspired by the original sea-battling ship, the USS Maine.
The Maine, which was named after its captain, Commodore Edward Maine, was the first warship to sail from New York to New Jersey in 1820.
When the Maine was in service, the country’s biggest port was in Philadelphia, which served as a staging ground for many of the Civil War’s battles.
The sea-faring vessel is designed to be the flagship of a fleet of vessels, the “Marlin,” and is equipped with a crew of three.
The vessel was built by the company that created the Titanic and is currently in storage at a sea-side facility in Maryland.
Straus is using a 3D printer to print parts and fabric for the new yacht, which is expected in a few months.
“The boat is the vessel of my dreams and I have no doubt that I will make it a winner,” he said.
The yacht was designed to feature a large, floating bridge.
It is powered by an electric motor and is built to be a floating home, Strauss said.
Strauss’s wife, Lisa, said the inspiration came to him after the Maine sank in the Battle of Trafalgar.
“It was such a powerful piece of history,” Straus told the Post.
“I just wanted to create something that is as beautiful as the Maine.”
The $2.2 million sale will include a ship’s cabin and the mast of the vessel.
For Straus’ latest project, the designer wanted to build a model of a seaplane that will allow him to see the world through his eyes.
Strauses said the “Flying Fish” is meant to be “the ultimate dreamboat,” according to the Post, and he said he hopes the vessel will be an inspiration to other designers who want to replicate the designs of the original Maine.
Straush is currently working on the ship, which has a gross weight of more than 3,500 pounds, according to a listing on eBay.
The listing includes a quote from a member of the design team who said the design is “about capturing a sense of wonder and wonderment in the sea.”
The listing also states that the “Fishing Boat” is designed with the goal of “rebuilding the experience of cruising on the water.”
Straus says the design process started about a year ago when he went out to the water with his wife, who was visiting from New Zealand.
Straids said he wanted to see what the water was like.
“We did a lot of underwater photography, but we were still very much in the boat,” he told the Times.
“So I got out there to take pictures of the waves.
I couldn’t believe how calm it was.”
Strauses told the paper he did this for a month.
He said he has no idea if the “flying fish” will become a real boat, but he hopes it will.
“To be able to be in the water and see the ocean through your eyes is very important to me, so it will be great to be able see that through the eyes of this boat,” Strauses added.