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Old 04-13-2013, 08:17 AM   #1
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Airstream Land Yacht - It's Back

Airstream Brings Back the Land Yacht. - Driver's Seat - WSJ

I can't afford one, but I like the addition to the line. Gorgeous.
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #2
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News travels fast...Here's another take on the same article...

Airstream to Build Luxury Land Yacht Trailers | RV Business

Was there really any doubt?

IMHO, that's about the best looking interior ever - a true definition of the model name, 'Land Yacht'...

Kudos Airstream, well done, with the exception of those 'hanging' furnace outlets - maybe they will refine that part a bit...

Direct from the AS...

http://www.airstream.com/travel-trailers/land-yacht/
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:28 PM   #3
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We have no competent interior design firms here in the US?

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Old 04-13-2013, 07:46 PM   #4
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Still has Series 24 batteries. I wonder whether it still has the same one stage converter? How about solar? Not much counter space, though the same as the FC 28'. LT or ST tires? Ducted A/C is a good change, but the ducts on our furnace create a lot of noise, so these may too. Seems like mostly cosmetic changes, but underneath, not much different than less expensive models.

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Finally a "True Land Yacht" Would only change the "Serving Counter " so there is a split so you could lift that folded portion up to gain access to the sink. Love it. I want one !
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We have no competent interior design firms here in the US?

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Good question. I don't know the answer. I do know that when it comes to style in cars, it is hard to beat the tradition of the Italians. And those Riva boats are kind of like nothing produced in the USA. Maybe they just have a flair for such things?

OTOH, A/S has used Christopher Deam extensively.
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Good question. I don't know the answer. I do know that when it comes to style in cars, it is hard to beat the tradition of the Italians. And those Riva boats are kind of like nothing produced in the USA. Maybe they just have a flair for such things?

OTOH, A/S has used Christopher Deam extensively.
I believe the Good Old USA can match anything that Riva and the Italians can produce.



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As to the StanCraft boats -- I think their own tagline says it best: "A Passion for the Past." I'd call that design a revivalist type design, not a contemporary one. Nice looking boats though!
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Not too far in the past though.....




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I love Modern as a design statement, but the photos look a bit austere and slightly bland. Maybe it will look better in person. And as Gene says, some of the technicals remain the same as always.

The SOB's are equally silly though. I was reading the specs on a 30+' trailer with 4 slides and lots of other have to's these days, and it only had 1 group 24 battery. Amazing, guess they are made to always be plugged into power.
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As for the "engineering" stuff, like better power systems, I don't count that as the kind of "design" that is being sought from the Christopher Deams and Italian designers for the Land Yacht. This is strictly appearance and layout stuff.

Sure, I'd love to see the engineering improved too. I can add a list of stuff I'd like to see improved.

Some people love smooth, sleek and contemporary, and some like "Kountry Kottage Kutsey." I assume AS will continue to serve both tastes.

What should be good news for all of us is that there is fresh demand for high end trailers, and AS is meeting the challenge!
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BTW Robert - those boats look wonderful. I had never heard of them. Thanks for those liinks!
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BTW Robert - those boats look wonderful. I had never heard of them. Thanks for those liinks!
No problem, we be boat nutz too....

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Here is an answer from Airstream in regards to the new Land Yacht Concept:

Unfortunately, no actual details are available yet on the Land Yacht. We do know that the MSRP will be around $150k and production will start later this year in July/August. You can find your nearest dealer on airstream.com. Please contact them and make them aware of your interest so they can get you better details as they come about.

Thank you for your interest in Airstream.


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