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Old 22-08-2013, 13:03   #1
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This Just Floated Into Seattle




1 of world’s largest private yachts ties up on Elliott Bay

The Serene, 440-foot personal yacht of Russian vodka titan Yuri Scheffler, sits in calm waters reflecting its green neon glow while docked at Pier 90 in Seattle on Monday.
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Saw this one in Nassau a few years ago. How come all these big ones are owned by Russians? In addition to the sailboat and the helicopter there is a large motor yacht on deck on the starboard side.

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I saw this Russian's yacht at Mustique in the Grenadines in 2010.

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I saw this Russian's yacht at Mustique in the Grenadines in 2010.


She was in the Berrys and Lake Worth in May.
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(...) How come all these big ones are owned by Russians? (...)
Oh but don't you know Russians are a bunch half wits and know nothing about anything?

This fact has long ago been established by some CF members.

Frankly, very simple answer: 1) they cost money, and 2) Russians are mostly new money and new money wants to show off.

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1) they cost money, and 2) Russians are mostly new money and new money wants to show off.
Not mostly, they are all new money. "Russian billionaire" is a phenomenon that has not existed until mid 1990s.
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This is Larry Ellison's yacht Rising Sun. Larry is the CEO of Oracle/Sun, and yes that's his boats in the AC. One New Years Eve in St Barth's I anchored close by and he had a 30' guard boat standing by. Oracle/Sun builts most if the servers for the internet.
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Paul Allens "Big Boat" is pretty impressive as well. It's starting to look like there's some Billionaires convention going on.




His "Baby Boat" ain't too shabby either.

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I saw this Russian's yacht at Mustique in the Grenadines in 2010.

I saw that thing off the coast of Fort Lauderdale about a month ago
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Re: This Just Floated Into Seattle

Is it just my old-fashioned sense of aesthetics, or are some of those yachts profoundly ugly?
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Ya gotta call it a Mega Yacht when you must have a Helicopter on the bow and the stern.....
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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.....
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