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03-07-2012 05:59 PM
mike dryver
Re: Superyacht sinks off Greece

I think I read some where that the capt of t he Italian cruise liner changed down to a smaller vessel ????? no! maybe! oooh never mind. are they probably owners of Greek dept and are having to take a super shave (money failure) on their returns??? must be the same for that French one before!!!???? just kidding
02-24-2012 02:51 PM
casey1999
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Originally Posted by Minnewaska View Post
In the general population, I think most don't intend to impress anyone, but some do.

However, what's impressive in one circle is not necessarily impressive in another. Folks that own mega yachts know that. It's their fellow mega yacht owners that will be most likely to judge whether they look like the can afford it. We are not on their radar.
There was a song written about that:

Shania Twain - That Don't Impress Me Much - YouTube
02-24-2012 02:22 PM
Minnewaska
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Originally Posted by -OvO- View Post
The only reason I would care whether it "looks like I can afford" something is if I cared what other people think about what I can afford. Many (most?) people do own boats and cars (and sometimes houses and people) merely to impress others. Some don't.
In the general population, I think most don't intend to impress anyone, but some do.

However, what's impressive in one circle is not necessarily impressive in another. Folks that own mega yachts know that. It's their fellow mega yacht owners that will be most likely to judge whether they look like the can afford it. We are not on their radar.
02-24-2012 01:28 PM
neverknow
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Originally Posted by -OvO- View Post
The only reason I would care whether it "looks like I can afford" something is if I cared what other people think about what I can afford. Many (most?) people do own boats and cars (and sometimes houses and people) merely to impress others. Some don't.
It amazes me that people attempt to judge what others do. To put it blunt it's non of anyone's business what the owners do with their money.
02-24-2012 09:03 AM
-OvO- The only reason I would care whether it "looks like I can afford" something is if I cared what other people think about what I can afford. Many (most?) people do own boats and cars (and sometimes houses and people) merely to impress others. Some don't.
02-24-2012 06:45 AM
Minnewaska
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And that's why you don't own a mega yacht...or a chopper...or a jet...or an island (at least I think you don't )
Well, let's just say, I'm not doing too badly. I own one of the things on your list and considered partnering on another.

I don't misunderstand the practical reasons for chartering your mega yacht,or begrudge the tax deductions.

But I know many who own their own private jets. Some charter them out when they aren't using them, others don't. The chartering never pays for the plane, but it does marginally reduce the total cost. As I think through those examples, the difference is definitely between who can afford it and who can't. Those renting out their stuff are doing it so they can afford more plane than they could without.

So I return to my original premise, it makes it look like you can't afford it. I'm not saying they shouldn't do it.
02-23-2012 11:44 PM
Sabreman
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How can something this size only accommodate as many people as a 60 footer?
In style, in great style. The master stateroom is larger than my house.
02-23-2012 09:45 PM
mstern
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How can something this size only accommodate as many people as a 60 footer? This thing is bigger than a Philippines ferry where sinkings routinely kill hundreds.
If they accept more than 12 paying guests, then the boat has to comply with the SOLAS regulations. Under that number, its a private yacht; over, its a cruise ship. I don't know the SOLAS regulations by heart, but the design criteria are very stringent. And its not just the obvious stuff like fireproofing, fire fighting and other safety equipment; SOLAS compliant ships have to carry their butt-ugly-safety-orange lifeboats in a prominent location (which really can ruin a bazillionaire's view). And the crew quarters have to be much, much bigger. There are much bigger yachts than this that have accomodations for only 12 passengers.
02-23-2012 07:35 PM
delite How can something this size only accommodate as many people as a 60 footer? This thing is bigger than a Philippines ferry where sinkings routinely kill hundreds.
02-23-2012 05:56 PM
casey1999 Good points. Does not look like it would take much of a wave to smack and break one on those water line rectangular ports.
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