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$175K to ship your "yacht"

Always interesting to see how the other half live.

http://http://t.nbcnews.com/business/need-ship-your-yacht-no-problem-if-you-have-175k-6C10037796
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Re: $175K to ship your "yacht"

that is a pretty wild service. Never knew they welded things to the decks of the big ships for transport.

Wonder who much a 35 footer would cost?
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Re: $175K to ship your "yacht"

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Always interesting to see how the other half live.
Other half? As in "the other half of 1%"?

I'm sure the cost of boat shipping is tax deductible for them.
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Re: $175K to ship your "yacht"

That's it - I'm quitting real estate, recertifying in SCUBA, learning some foreign languages, getting a yachty starched uniform with the bird poop on the shoulders and stocking up on SPF. Then I can practice saying YES, MI-LORD!
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Re: $175K to ship your "yacht"

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that is a pretty wild service. Never knew they welded things to the decks of the big ships for transport.

Wonder who much a 35 footer would cost?
I helped friends load their 50-footer a few years ago on Dockwise, for a trip from Lauderdale to Ensenada, Mexico (Dockwise can't ship directly between 2 US ports) Fascinating experience, extremely professional and well-coordinated, very impressive operation...

Jim Carrier wrote a piece for CW a few months ago about shipping his 35-footer back from the Med:

How To Take Your Boat Transatlantic | Cruising World

This will definitely become the way of the future for many cruisers, seems to me... It's one thing to ship a powerboat incapable of making the trip on her own bottom to a place like the Med for a year or more, although perhaps it's just me, but I always find photos of yacht transport ships packed with Bluewater-capable sailing yachts more than just a tad depressing...


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Re: $175K to ship your "yacht"

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Other half? As in "the other half of 1%"?

I'm sure the cost of boat shipping is tax deductible for them.
Most likely it is. Yachts over 100' are usually available for charter when the owners aren't using them to defray costs. Since the yacht is "in charter" I would think expenses like shipping it to a seasonal location for its "charter business" would be a deductible expense.

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Re: $175K to ship your "yacht"

Reminds me of the "bikers" I used to laugh at for trailering their bikes to bike week. The only thing missing is the cool leather outfits fresh from the Harley shop with a "ride to live, live to ride" patch ironed on....

My favorite was a poser with a chopper on a trailer...his wife was driving. My wife almost fell off the back laughing at him
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Re: $175K to ship your "yacht"

I don't think the person who wrote the article has a clue about the yachts he's talking about. Most of these vessels are operated by professional crews and the owners spend on only a few weeks a year on them. They certainly never would do a crossing. If they are chartering, they are in no way offsetting the normal maintenance costs, let alone a $175,000.00 transport bill. Many of these vessels are paying upwards of $4000.00 a day for dockage in various marinas around the world and crew pay can exceed a quarter million dollars a year, never mind food, fuel and repairs.
It's actually economically expedient for these boats to cross oceans in this way, as long ocean voyages are very hard on many of the lightly built, speedier boats.
But all in all, if I could afford it, I might consider it.
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Gatsby could never have imagined the wealth gap that exists today.
Yes he could - it's pretty well back to the same as it was then. If the right wingers continue to have their way, you can look forward to a social structure on the order of Guatemala in the 60's soon.
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Reminds me of the "bikers" I used to laugh at for trailering their bikes to bike week. The only thing missing is the cool leather outfits fresh from the Harley shop with a "ride to live, live to ride" patch ironed on....
Those people should have Live to Ride, Ride to Brunch on their backs.
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