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Old 26-08-2013, 08:50   #61
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I saw this Russian's yacht at Mustique in the Grenadines in 2010.

itīs "A" of Andrey Melnichenko, saw it in Kiel 2008. Built at HDW shipyard Kiel. Design Philippe Starck.
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Old 26-08-2013, 08:58   #62
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Roman Abramovich's "Eclipse" floated around New York Harbor most of last winter, something like 533 feet. Someone told me it's got anti-aircraft missiles on board, not sure about their source.....
Even "Eclipse" was built in Germany. Nice story Eclipse (yacht) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 26-08-2013, 09:19   #63
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I'm an old cold warrior (from before the breakup).
Pardon me asking, does it mean "drove a tank in West Germany" or "CIA resident in Norilsk"?

I was there, playing the same game, and seeing things happen (on a bit smaller scale).

Anyone flying above radar needed connections to some sort of muscle, but they were easy to make. A million people ranging from retired security/army officers to professional sportsmen, and from hardcore criminals to street hooligans were looking for arrangements like that. Handling this relationship so that your physical security doesn't suddenly become your owner, that was not as easy.
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Old 26-08-2013, 17:49   #64
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There's nothing I like better than Strut & Pose season on the cruiser's forum.
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Old 30-08-2013, 18:44   #65
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Abramovich's 115m yacht, Luna, which is the largest expedition yacht in the world, is anchored less than a kilometer away from S/Y Bash, at the moment.

Lots of huge boats coming in for the Americas Cup.

Motor Yacht Luna 115m Delivered to Roman Abramovich
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Abramovich's 115m yacht, Luna, which is the largest expedition yacht in the world, is anchored less than a kilometer away from S/Y Bash, at the moment.
She's a bad ass boat.

I like mega-yachts and don't begrudge the owners for building them. Since the beginning of sea-faring rich / powerful people have built extraordinary ships. Given the wealth of some of these people its amazing we haven't seen a personal yacht the size of Oasis of the Seas yet.
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Old 30-08-2013, 20:51   #67
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The ic in Hollywood Florida. I have never seen so many megayachts in one place. Was pretty meet. That being said, go to Cali and see the mega in the photo below
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It takes enormous concentration and effort to devise ways to spend all your wealth on yourself.
Some of these folks are also very big philanthropists. Look it up.

Those mega yachts contribute to many economies throughout their lives not just their builds.
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Is it just my old-fashioned sense of aesthetics, or are some of those yachts profoundly ugly?
To the point of being visual pollution !
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Old 31-08-2013, 01:15   #70
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Not mostly, they are all new money. "Russian billionaire" is a phenomenon that has not existed until mid 1990s.
at.least.not.since.the.communist.revolution.topple d.the.Tsar.Plenty.of.rich.old.money.Russians.previ ous.to.then.who.also.showed.off.
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The servant on the mega-yacht looks down on the super-yacht whose crew looks down on the owner of the 60ft'er who looks down on the 40ft'er who looks down on the 25ft'er who looks down on the fizz boat who looks down on the live-a-board'er who looks down on the mega-yacht owner......
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The servant on the mega-yacht looks down on the super-yacht whose crew looks down on the owner of the 60ft'er who looks down on the 40ft'er who looks down on the 25ft'er who looks down on the fizz boat who looks down on the live-a-board'er who looks down on the mega-yacht owner......
We had to have an emergency hallout in Cote D'Azur and I have to say that several mega-yacht captains came by to say how jealous they were that we were already cruising and that they were hoping at some point to be able to cruise themselves. Different perspective, eh?
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Money's a bastard if it owns you.
A blessing if you have enough.
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Bikes and diesel jerry cans for extra fuel, no room for them, but they could need them, think so?
The helos are to get from one end of the yacht to the other.
It saves having to walk so far.
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Especially if you ride the chopper from bow to stern to avoid walking.
I guess I should have read the whole thread before posting.
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