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Old 27-08-2015, 22:49   #16
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It's his money, maybe, he can do what he wants with it. FWIW, the name 'A' is the first letter of his wife's name. She of course is an ex model who looks way better than the boat. His other yacht, a motor vessel also named 'A' was anchored off our shore for a while last year. It is also a monster and very spacey looking with its wave piercing bow and overpoweriing top side.
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How many skeletons in those lockers? He who dies with the most toys......is dead.
It's really Russian taxpayers money as Mr. Melnichenko was among the folks who made his fortune by the transference of state owned assets to friends and supporters of the regime in the 90's, and by keeping favour with Putin. You don't Putin built the largest house in the world outside of Sochi on his 150k salary did you?

And that is ugly. Ick.
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Jealousy will get you nowhere, guys.
No, but, AK-47s and ex-KGB goons with a propensity for violence will!
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Old 28-08-2015, 18:05   #18
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Traveling in the last few years, at least in the parts of Europe I know, Russians have now replaced (whoever you used to dislike) as the loud, obnoxious, more money than taste, people that you try to avoid.

It all goes around. They'll eventually calm down and someone else will take over.

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Old 28-08-2015, 21:45   #19
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Traveling in the last few years, at least in the parts of Europe I know, Russians have now replaced (whoever you used to dislike) as the loud, obnoxious, more money than taste, people that you try to avoid.



Toronto-nians?
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Old 28-08-2015, 22:17   #20
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Toronto-nians?
Being from Western Canada, that's funny, truly funny.

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Old 28-08-2015, 22:23   #21
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Re: Insane huge sailboat built by Russian billionaire

Did a quick 'Sailing Yacht A' google image search, to no avail. Has anyone seen an actual photograph?


Seems odd that nothing came up immediately...


And 'insane' seems the wrong adjective...maybe ridiculous is more accurate?
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Did a quick 'Sailing Yacht A' google image search, to no avail. Has anyone seen an actual photograph?


Seems odd that nothing came up immediately...


And 'insane' seems the wrong adjective...maybe ridiculous is more accurate?
"A" is his motoryacht, the sailing yacht will be named "WHITE PEARL"... Some pics of her under construction here:

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Nice,but I prefer my Flicka.
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Old 30-08-2015, 18:00   #24
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Nice,but I prefer my Flicka.
Much prettier, and more fun to boot!
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Re: Insane huge sailboat built by Russian billionaire

Something has to be the biggest. Not too pretty at all, in my eye.

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Re: Insane huge sailboat built by Russian billionaire

Inspiration comes in many forms:
Biggest
Fastest
Largest
Most expensive interior
Most technically advanced
Most efficient
Most controversial etc...etc.

My point is that these Alpha multi billionaires are spending their money in copious amounts to support and advance the marine industry and could care less what we in the peanut gallery think about their taste or right to pay for such a high profile floating home.

Don't kid yourself.... They are realizing their pipe dream and pinching themselves just as we would IF we managed to afford to build our personal dream boat......

I applaud those who can afford to inspire yacht Builders to reach new extremes.:thumbup:
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