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(Daily Mail)   A missile-detection system, two helipads, a luxury spa, swimming pool and a miniature submarine are just some of the features on the worlds largest and most expensive private yacht   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 56
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2009-06-14 11:26:22 AM
To keep the oligarch safe, the Eclipse has a military-grade missile defence system, armour-plating around Abramovich's master suite and bullet-proof windows.

Sounds prudent. I wonder what kind of missile defense system it has? Is an active or passive system?

I would expect at least a few Oerlikon 20 mm cannons. Shooting clay pidgins with a shotgun gets boring. If I had that kind of money I'd be shooting at R/C planes and Somali Pirates.
 
2009-06-14 11:45:46 AM
Obviously they're not going to brag about illegal weapon systems
 
2009-06-14 01:27:49 PM
I'd rather have a full size submarine and miniature yacht, but that's just me.
 
2009-06-14 01:27:58 PM
I expect this guy to appear as the villain in the next Bond film.
 
2009-06-14 01:31:11 PM
Man, why does the color have to be white? For that kind of cash I would at least paint some shark teeth on the bow.
 
2009-06-14 01:32:09 PM
Crosshair:

I would expect at least a few Oerlikon 20 mm cannons. Shooting clay pidgins with a shotgun gets boring.


Shooting clay engrish? or clay creole?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin


/snark
 
2009-06-14 01:32:17 PM
If he would have spent some of that money on his team, maybe Chelsea wouldn't suck.

But probably they would.
 
2009-06-14 01:33:32 PM
And filled with mega-babe chicks catering to your every billionaire-worthy wish.
 
2009-06-14 01:34:05 PM
That shiat would still get overtaken by Somali pirates in minutes.
 
2009-06-14 01:34:14 PM
That makes sense.
 
2009-06-14 01:34:39 PM
They see me kremlin, they hatin'.
 
2009-06-14 01:35:01 PM
ptomblin: I expect this guy to appear as the villain in the next Bond film.

When he was a kid he probably saw the Bond flicks and said to himself that "One day, I will be the super villain".
 
2009-06-14 01:36:18 PM
I've heard of overcompensating for "shortcomings", but how small does it need to be to have four yachts?
 
2009-06-14 01:36:58 PM
Ed McMahon: A missile-detection system, two helipads, a luxury spa, swimming pool and a miniature submarine

Carnac: What a shemale naval officer carries
 
2009-06-14 01:38:52 PM
Probably has both laser and minigun CIWS anti missile systems for that kind of cash.
 
2009-06-14 01:39:43 PM
That the yacht dwarfs the nearby corvette is amusing.
 
2009-06-14 01:42:11 PM
I hope everyone working on it is charging the guy triple.

You know, just to make sure it's the most expensive yacht in the world.
 
2009-06-14 01:45:55 PM
Raymond Luxury Yacht?
 
2009-06-14 01:50:13 PM
TheOther: I'd rather have a full size submarine and miniature yacht, but that's just me.

Me Too...

Link (new window)
 
2009-06-14 01:55:50 PM
I am Roman J. Abramovich, millionaire. I own a mansion and yacht.
 
2009-06-14 01:57:03 PM
Nice boat.
Wonder if having the world's largest yacht makes up for having the world's smallest dick.
 
2009-06-14 01:57:49 PM
devin_mm: Raymond Luxury Yacht?

It's pronounced "throatwarbler mangrove"!

/sheesh
 
2009-06-14 01:59:20 PM
LightGiver: TheOther: I'd rather have a full size submarine and miniature yacht, but that's just me.

Me Too...

Link (new window)


That's pretty sweet.
 
2009-06-14 01:59:39 PM
There are some who would say, "They should have taken the money away", to feed people or build a road or something. I think capitalism is a lot more fun.
Think of all the jobs this guy created by producing something like this, and every kid who will see it and say, "Hey, if I study instead of slough off..." or even the one that says, "If I study and become a politician, I can stop people like this in the future..."
At least it keeps 'em off the street.

Good for this guy!

/the obamination is coming
//say goodbye to anything you ever gave a cr*p about
 
2009-06-14 02:01:36 PM
Also built by Blohn & Voss:
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2009-06-14 02:02:18 PM
I agree with slithering_wombastage up to the troll part
 
2009-06-14 02:08:36 PM
Shocktopus: I am Roman J. Abramovich, millionaire. I own a mansion and yacht.

No, your name is Elmer J. Fudd.
 
2009-06-14 02:11:42 PM
CygnusDarius: LightGiver: TheOther: I'd rather have a full size submarine and miniature yacht, but that's just me.

Me Too...

Link (new window)

That's pretty sweet.


Decades after it was proved effective, they STILL don't put a snorkel into the design? Fark that!
 
2009-06-14 02:20:21 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk

All that money and he still wears a cheap piece of shiat watch. I guess money doesn't buy taste.
 
2009-06-14 02:23:14 PM
Samwise Gamgee: All that money and he still wears a cheap piece of shiat watch. I guess money doesn't buy taste.

No, that's actually a Dick Tracy two-way radio watch, upgraded for the 21st century with shock proof polymers.
 
2009-06-14 02:23:32 PM
When I worked on Put-in-Bay Island back in the early 90s, this thing came to dock. My buddy was a dock hand, and the deck hand of the Highlander tipped my buddy $50 for catching the rope.
They docked for a couple days, and eventually some of us got invited on board by the crew. Helicopter, Donzi, and a Cigarette Boat..

The chef on board told us his salary was $80,000yr with 3 months off, and he'd only been at it 2 years.

img140.imageshack.us


More shot of the thing here (new window)
 
2009-06-14 02:27:55 PM
Samwise Gamgee: All that money and he still wears a cheap piece of shiat watch. I guess money doesn't buy taste.

It's supposed to be ironic. He's a secret hipster.


/I hate hipsters
 
2009-06-14 02:28:17 PM
santadog: this thing came to dock.

Why oh why did they paint it garbage-can green?
 
2009-06-14 02:29:35 PM
So, is he 40 or 41?
 
2009-06-14 02:30:56 PM
TheOther: santadog: this thing came to dock.

Why oh why did they paint it garbage-can green?


right!
 
2009-06-14 03:28:25 PM
I'd love to tour that boat... Not much of a nautical person myself, but fancy boats like that have always seemed kind of cool to me. Not sure what good a missile detection system is really going to do though. How much warning would you get? Unless you have some other defensive measures (possible for a Russian oligarch with a friend in Putin) it won't help you that much.

I suppose you could always scuba up to the thing in port and give it a few limpet mines.
 
2009-06-14 04:05:53 PM
I met a guy who was head chef on a luxury cruise boat.

He said he works 16 hours a day, 7 days a week for 8 months, with 4 months off, and earns $165,000 per year--out of the country, ergo tax free.

Sounds like a mothersticker of a job, but if you could last 10 years, you could retire with $1 million plus.

Might be a good deal for a young man who wants to advance quickly.
 
2009-06-14 04:05:53 PM
Missile detection system warning.

"Warning. Missile will impact in 10 seconds......kiss your ass good-bye"

That is the silliest thing I have ever seen. It must be like regular a**holes that buy Corvettes, just on a bigger scale.
 
2009-06-14 04:07:04 PM
No On A Boat references? For shaaaame.
 
2009-06-14 04:11:33 PM
It would be funny as hell to take that thing, load it with heavily armed mecenaries, and sail it right through the middle of "Pirate Alley" off the Somali coast!
 
2009-06-14 04:21:30 PM
Necrosis: I suppose you could always scuba up to the thing in port and give it a few limpet mines.

It has a diver detection system.
 
2009-06-14 04:44:19 PM
Samwise Gamgee: All that money and he still wears a cheap piece of shiat watch. I guess money doesn't buy taste.

He started off in black-market goods with approximately $2,000 dowry gift from his first marriage. He came from nothing so I can see why he wouldn't be that flashy clothes/ jewelry-wise.
 
2009-06-14 05:24:30 PM
olddinosaur: I met a guy who was head chef on a luxury cruise boat.

Once met a couple of guys who were the captains/crew of a luxury boat.

Basically the owner had a ton of money a house in NY (hamptons) and a house in FL. He hated actually going out past where you could see land, but still liked taking guests out on the boat and out and around the harbor for a few hours.

The guys I met were in charge of getting it from NY to FL a few times a year. Owner really didn't care how long it took (with in reason) as long as the boat was there next time he needed it. They'd pull off at every major town along the way. And use the boat to get chicks.
 
2009-06-14 05:48:58 PM
Larry Ellison remeasures penis and places priority one call to his shipyard....
 
2009-06-14 05:56:59 PM
The son of Jewish parents, Abramovich began his business career selling plastic ducks from a grim Moscow apartment but, within a few years, his vast wealth spread from oil conglomerates to pig farms.

That's a roundabout way of saying "thieving Jew bastard".

Anyone who tries to take over that yacht would almost certainly find themselves tangling with a squad of Spetznaz/SAS/Mossad types armed to the teeth with weapons you never even dreamed existed, who miraculously appear out of the hold.
 
2009-06-14 06:28:01 PM
Palpatine laughs at this man's shenanigans.

Behold, a real Eclipse

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2009-06-14 06:43:08 PM
hope he brings it to the wine mixer
 
2009-06-14 06:48:46 PM
"darkscout:" My closest friend in college was a woodworking wizard, won prizes for it every year in high school.

He was an intellectual genius, but had no ambition to speak of; whenever he needed money, he would go down to the docks, get some yacht owner to pay him a small fee for fixing something---and then do such a bang-up job, it stood out against the rest of the boat--like a freshly varnished length of trim railing for example, finished so well it made the rest of the woodwork look shabby.

By that time, the owner would be asking him to replace ALL of the woodwork. . . and ten other people would be hounding them to fix their boats as well.

A big yacht sucks more than just money, it also sucks time and skill. You have got to be a first-class craftsman in a dozen different fields to keep that sucker bristol, and who has that much time? Not the owner, that's for damn sure! He spent all his time working to make money to buy the boat, now he has no time to maintain it.

That means if you are young, skilled and willing to work--- you always have a job waiting for you, where you can pretty well write your own terms.

If you are good enough it's a seller's market, and you never have to take orders from some sh*tass boss.

You also have a million-dollar "chick magnet" to play with, that helps too.
 
2009-06-14 10:02:49 PM
NEEd
 
2009-06-14 10:04:20 PM
My hookers keep calling
 
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