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Old 29-11-2006, 12:34   #1
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Hi All,

I just came back from a trip to Monaco and became a huge fan of all the beutifull yachts anchored there in the bay. I'd trully love to own one of those but sadly am not rich enough.
From all the boates listed here:
http://www.abc-articles.info/cruising-sailing/5086.php

I saw the Tatoosh, Montkaj and the Delphine. Do any of you guys own boates like this???

Or is this more a forum for sporty people instead of leisurly 'rich' people.

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Old 29-11-2006, 13:53   #2
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Welll, I'm not a leisurely rich person, but I do own a truly beautiful yacht... O.K, she'll be thirty this year and recently I had to have the bottom planed and hot-vac ed and rebuilt with vinyl esther, and then the engine packed a sad and had to be replaced. Then I re-wired her and re-newed the plumbing as well, and now the sails are starting to look a little aged, in fact all things considered she's a damned expensive nuisance.
But for all that she's still a lovely old lady which just goes to show that with boats as with everything, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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Aloha John,
I was in Monaco a couple of times and remember seeing the outrageously beautiful vessels. Like Chrisc above I own a vessel that is not much like those. My goal is getting out on the water and cruising parttime on a retirees budget while keeping a home and a home base. So far I've got the home, home base now just need to get the boat back in the water.
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Old 30-11-2006, 00:46   #4
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Why?

Those boats sure look nice but imagine trying to take one of them anywhere.
One would need skipper, crew, land based manager and planning permission from every country touched (one could hide a small army on one of them) and from insurance and finance companies.
Not to mention how hard it would be to find a nice anchorage or that every crook withing 100 miles would be watching.
Me, I like a comfortable boat that does not cost much and I don't cry if I get a scratch.
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Years ago my boat was anchored at Mansion house Bay, Kauwau Island while I was sitting on the shore eating an icecream with my wife. A huge french Superyacht came into the bay (had to anchor in the main channel it was too big for the bay) and a tender the size of our boat was lowered over the side. A few crew in white suits ferried the owners (a french man and women) to the shore where they proceeded to have the biggest argument I have seen. We just sat there with our $1 icecreams and enjoyed the view of our little trailer sailer. Money certainly didn't look to give them any happiness that day
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Now that's pricless.

I have a super yacht. She is a whole 46ft long, painted a beautiful dark blue. It has it's own super crew of wife and two cats. We go on super outings to some realy stunning places and have super friends come on board and drink super wine with super snackes. We have super entertainment on board and a super bed and really super shower. What more could a man ask for. :-)
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Certainly. I own a drop dead gorgeous Cape Dory. All of 25 feet long!! All I'd need to have one of those vessels would be a billion or two in the bank.

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I saw the Tatoosh, Montkaj and the Delphine. Do any of you guys own boates like this???
It appears the group opinion is: "Yes we all do." Some are just bit shorter than others. We don't argue about a few feet give or take.
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I helped with the purchase of Tatoosh, I have spent a bit of money on Microsoft products
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Any of you good folk see the Pamela Stephenson Murder or Mutiny show ? Stupid bloody program, waste of time and effort but omigod the Takapuna (sp ?) is a piece of work. That said, as I much as I can appreciate (read drool) over such a ship the idea of having to have all those people on board is not my cup of tea at all. If it needs more than two people (one at a pinch) to run it then it's too damn big.
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Those boats sure look nice but imagine trying to take one of them anywhere.
One would need skipper, crew, land based manager and planning permission from every country touched (one could hide a small army on one of them) and from insurance and finance companies.
Not to mention how hard it would be to find a nice anchorage or that every crook withing 100 miles would be watching.
Me, I like a comfortable boat that does not cost much and I don't cry if I get a scratch.
Come on..............
If you had the dosh to waste, you surely have one - wouldn't you?
I know I would, if only I could.............
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Dosh to waste...

If I had the "dosh" to waste I'd make sure I could "suggest" that any or all crew could leave and that I would still be able to handle the boat myself.
I could not do that with most of the big boats that I saw in Monaco.
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Ulysses, stinkboat owned by Kiwi gazzillionaire Graeme Hart was in Sydney last week. Oh my goodness ! Almost big enough to live on.
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Got given first boat..ufa fox designed "jolly boat" 18 ft of joy ....Sunk it in a southerly buster storm...put hundreds of hours into her. Bought a wrecked Kan Walker designed ferro ...put hundreds of hours into her 30 ft of joy......building a "big boat (38 ft) put hundreds of hours into her and has given me hundreds of hours of joy.....bbeep loads more fun than bank managers, and crew meetings........cheers. Martin
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