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Old 03-10-2013, 07:37   #91
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Old 26-10-2013, 06:53   #92
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This pulled up next to us this morning, then the helicopter arrived. I guess a dinghy ride was out of the question.
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Old 26-10-2013, 07:31   #93
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This has been parked in front of me in Port Angeles for three weeks now. 3 or 4 other ones appeared shortly thereafter.

I have NOT been invited aboard as of yet. I patiently await my invitation to dinner.
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The florists and caterer are on board this one. The party later that night seemed energetic. My invite got misplaced I'm sure.
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This is what my stern DOESN'T look like.
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I've always thought Steve Job' self-designed iYacht looks like it was made with legos

Hmm. Without the wake I couldn't decide if the "thing" was coming or going!
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Ah this is a pretty lil boat with some pretty lil boat boys scrubbing away.
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Turmoil finally heading out. I think she has been here a year.
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Today in Kiel / Germany: Solandge ready for Caribic
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Turmoil finally heading out. I think she has been here a year.
It looks like a trawler. I hope it is more elegant inside. To be honest, none of these super-yachts looks all that appealing to me.

Maybe I am just a yachtie luddite who loves the flap of canvas (well, sailcloth).

Does anybody think that these boats look nice? The Steve Jobs one is spectacularly ugly.
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It looks like a trawler. I hope it is more elegant inside.
It is for sale for $48M so I would hope so too. At least it looks like it could actually go out in weather which is more than I can say for most of the ships coming and going from Rybovich.

I think it is fascinating how one even comes to own something like this and rarely use it. The amount of money floating by or sitting at doc boggles my mind.
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It is for sale for $48M so I would hope so too.


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At least it looks like it could actually go out in weather which is more than I can say for most of the ships coming and going from Rybovich.
Yes. It looks like it could cope with bad weather, whereas I would LOVE to see the Steve Jobs boat in rough weather. From the pictures of the bridge with the minimalist sea-chairs I suspect that the crew would not like to be caught out at sea.

Maybe the Russian one that looks like a U-boat would be OK as it could dive to avoid the weather?


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I think it is fascinating how one even comes to own something like this and rarely use it. The amount of money floating by or sitting at doc boggles my mind.
When I was down at the Southampton Boat Show last year they had a couple of "floating gin palaces" and I talked my way on to a few of them and they were stunning inside. I spoke to the sales crew and they happily admitted that most of these boats would spend their lives tied up on pontoons and being used for corporate parties. Apparently they go through a ruinous amount of diesel and only have a range of a few hundred miles on a full tank. Even for corporates they were just too expensive to run.
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Yes. It looks like it could cope with bad weather, whereas I would LOVE to see the Steve Jobs boat in rough weather. From the pictures of the bridge with the minimalist sea-chairs I suspect that the crew would not like to be caught out at sea.

Maybe the Russian one that looks like a U-boat would be OK as it could dive to avoid the weather?



When I was down at the Southampton Boat Show last year they had a couple of "floating gin palaces" and I talked my way on to a few of them and they were stunning inside. I spoke to the sales crew and they happily admitted that most of these boats would spend their lives tied up on pontoons and being used for corporate parties. Apparently they go through a ruinous amount of diesel and only have a range of a few hundred miles on a full tank. Even for corporates they were just too expensive to run.


Due to the extreme running costs, almost all of these boats are available for charter. Reduces the amount of time spent on the dock costing money while the owner works.



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Due to the extreme running costs, almost all of these boats are available for charter. Reduces the amount of time spent on the dock costing money while the owner works. Luxury Yacht Charter Search | superyachts.com
They are almost all listed for sale as well. Not surprised they are chartered out but just how infrequently I see them go out. I guess that is how it goes for most boats.
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We stayed at Marigot Bay, St Lucia, in the spring of 2012, and saw several mega-yachts in and around that tiny bay.

Pretty cool to watch, and the locals were kept busy washing and provisioning them. Moorings also had a charter base there.
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