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|03-21-2011 02:12 PM|
+1 for Mine's Bigger. Even though it's a Maltese Falcon book, Kaplan goes into a fair bit of detail about Mirabella V and Athena (since this is a Mirabella V thread).
My problem is (as though it matters in the slightest bit what I think of it) whereas Athena looks silly, and Maltese Falcon looks unconventional (and I'm being charitable there), Mirabella V is just too big. And not in an egalitarian "he's-earned-enough-money" or "how-many-people-could-he-have-helped" kind of way. It's just cumbersome. For example, if gybing makes you nervous, don't even worry about it on Mirabella V; she is forbidden from doing it by the insurance company. To go from a port tack run to a starboard tack run entails a 320°+ turn and a tack, a process which, if I'm recalling correctly, takes somewhere on the order of 10 minutes to complete.
|03-21-2011 01:40 PM|
Originally Posted by chef2sail View Post
|03-12-2011 07:18 PM|
Gary...I read that book...some of the costs were staggering...I couldnt put the book down either
|03-12-2011 03:51 PM|
Originally Posted by Faster View Post
|03-12-2011 12:46 PM|
Originally Posted by Sabreman View Post
I never said Mirabella was 'ugly'.. just the impression you get is 'huge', even monstrous. From a mile away she looks, like any sailboat, nice enough. But even a Roberts Spray looks good under sail from a distance.
The mere 150 footers manage to still look like yachts up close.
But wandering places like the Antigua YC (whose clubhouse is extremely modest compared to many NA clubs, esp considering the yachts they host year round), and inside Simpson Lagoon at St Maarten where you see 150 foot poweryachts lined up like weekend rental runabouts really hammers home the incredible wealth of the relatively few.
What could these people do for the world if they 'helped out' instead of 'helping themselves'? (I know - a totally other discussion so pretend I didn't write it......)
|03-12-2011 11:49 AM|
|Sabreman||I think that the funniest part is the photo of Mirabella with the dark hulled boat next to her. The "poor" guy came in and had the most kick butt boat in the harbor until the white whale parked next to her. So she went from "wow" to "hey look at the cute little boat next to Mirabella".|
|03-12-2011 11:29 AM|
Originally Posted by LandLocked66c View Post
|03-12-2011 11:15 AM|
Originally Posted by Omatako View Post
Yeah, that was here too. Not inside the lagoon cos its too big. But its just a cruise ship type of thing. Not personal at all.
All the owners can say is they own it. They couldn't sail it (motor it - whatever). They couldnt even know where the keys are to turn the engine(s) on. So they may own it but they dont possess the space they bought... they would just sit their fat butts down like a restaurant anywhere in the world and have stuff shoved towards them by people they don't know, nor care about, until their lust for consumption is satiated. then they go home to work.
I prefer my life
|03-11-2011 05:12 PM|
|mstern||I think Mirabella's owner was clear on his vision for V: he wanted the boat with the tallest mast. Everything else was secondary. Someone else in this thread mentioned the book "Mine's Bigger", the book written about Tom Perkins' quest to build Maltese Falcon. That book also talks about Joe's vision for Mirabella and several other contemporary superyacht sailboats. Very interesting reading for those who like to see how the other 0.0001% lives. When someone noted to Joe Vittorino that his charter fees for Mirabella were really high, he said something like "I only have to find a few millionaires to charter to". Nice.|
|03-11-2011 04:55 PM|
Originally Posted by rmeador View Post
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And if you think the owner should rather have a sailing boat, well he's had/got three or four of these so he probably just doesn't like sailing.
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