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post #11 of 14 Old 01-23-2011
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Oh what a shame!
Couple of years ago a nameless individual came over from BVI for a spot of golfing in Scotland .He flew and his 100 plus foot superyacht was sailed-they blew out the genoa-a mere 30,000 to replace.Then the crew all jumped ship in UK!-hehe!
Last summer a superyacht arrived in Arisaig Bay-did they come ashore by tender or even speed boat-no by helicopter from the helicopter deck.
Do you know you can get your superyacht shipped anywhere in the world by "drive on" so to speak ferry!-you dock it and they then pump out the dock so it can be polished whilst on its way! There is a regular service from Europe to west Indies!
One of the Russian mega millionaires has a super motor yacht which carries on board a 30 plus foot power boat and a similar sized racing yacht!
Another recently purchased a forty something foot very fast power boat here on Loch Ness and had it flown to Siberia to use on one of the inland seas!
Recently the brother of the owner of the worlds longest super motor yacht built a bigger boat.His brother then had his lengthened to retain its number one status(thats where all the oil revenues go!)
It has to be said that the 100 plus foot sailing yacht was a beautiful looking boat-just a bigger version of your 30 or forty something foot boat with push button hydraulic winches;furling etc.
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One of the Russian mega millionaires has a super motor yacht which carries on board a 30 plus foot power boat and a similar sized racing yacht!
I've got a photo of a mega yacht that's supposed to belong to some Russian tycoon/miafioso that has what was reported as a 65' sailboat and a similar sized express cruiser. The yacht itself is on the order of 300'. The sailboat has a 4 spreader rig with dual forestays (close together like a genny and a code zero vs a cutter rig) so I'm pretty sure its much bigger than 30'.

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You are obviously correct-I just couldnt believe the story when I heard it and thought it had been exagerrated and did not want to be accused of exageration!
The boat we had herabouts about 50 foot was built as a passenger ferry of welded aluminium and fitted with a pair of supersized waterjet engines normally associated with fast patrol boats and the like.
Latterly the owner tried to run it on Loch Ness but fuel costs were OTT.There was a dispute between the owner,builder and government grant provider which is when it was sold and flown off to Russia.
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$200,000 for a one week charter?
Meh.

Don't forget: the 200K charter price does not include fuel, and probably not food or liquor either. So I would plan to stop at Burger King and/or the liquor store before you board for your 8 minute charter.
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