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Big Eagle, Barges and Berlin

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Last year when the Olympics were taking place, West India Dock was crowded with Super Yachts.  The arrival of the Big Eagle in West India Dock attempts to bring a bit of that glamour back to West India Dock.

Big Eagle was a regular visitor to the Cannes Film Festival and hosted a number of  Festival parties. However recently she was sold and now is used as personal yacht for her new owner.

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Although built-in 1980 , she had a major refit in 2004 , there is luxury accommodation for up to 12 guests and has a crew of 10.

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She has a Length of 172′  (52.43m), Beam: 26′  (7.8m) and Cruising Speed of  12 knots.

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Also in West India Dock is around 15  Barges, part of a rally organised by the DBA (the Barge Association )

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Many are Dutch barges which are already popular in the UK  as  houseboats or venues, Millwall Dock has a number of Barges resident and near the Museum of Docklands there is the Leven restaurant.

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There is a wide assortment of barges which a few times a year come together for rallies both in the UK and on the continent.

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Finally to close our nautical post, I just happened to be walking near the Blue Bridge when the Cruise Ship Berlin was passing the O2 on its way to Tower Bridge.

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1 Comment

  1. […] used to be available for $165,000.00 – $175,000.00 a week to charter but I learned from Isle of Dogs Life that she recently been bought by a new private […]

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