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(Daily Mail)   A new contender for world's largest yacht, world's tiniest manhood   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 181
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2012-06-13 12:12:07 AM  
I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?
 
2012-06-13 12:18:49 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?


It's worth pointing out that large boats generally have extremely high emissions.

Yeah, it's a cool toy, but I'd rather have a baller penthouse.
 
2012-06-13 12:56:13 AM  
Goldman Sachs or Bank of America?
 
2012-06-13 01:21:30 AM  
Quite likely Prince al-Waleed's newest boat. And despite what TFA says there are lots of places that can handle the boat.
 
2012-06-13 01:41:03 AM  
Jump you f*ckers
 
2012-06-13 01:47:15 AM  
That boat belongs to the next Bond villan.
 
2012-06-13 01:59:14 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Quite likely Prince al-Waleed's newest boat. And despite what TFA says there are lots of places that can handle the boat.


...but enough about your mom.
 
2012-06-13 03:08:37 AM  
It's a bit much, but just think about how many jobs these billionaires are creating with their mega-yacht one-upmanship!
 
2012-06-13 03:47:09 AM  
Dinghy envy much, there, subby?
 
2012-06-13 04:28:43 AM  

propasaurus: ...but enough about your mom.


I set myself up for that didn't I?
 
2012-06-13 07:14:11 AM  
The old line about them creating jobs gets tiring though, because it implies that when poor people spend money on boring shiat like food and shelter, somehow that isn't creating jobs.

Jobs are created when people spend money, and it doesn't matter who that money comes from. If the poor and middle class don't have money, they aren't creating demand for goods and there are less jobs around.

The economic engine is cyclical. Money has to trickle up as well as down.
 
2012-06-13 07:16:47 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?


The problem is that we've allowed them to buy both.
 
2012-06-13 07:17:39 AM  
216.77.188.54
 
2012-06-13 07:20:54 AM  
That's not a yacht. That's a floating peener!

i.dailymail.co.uk

Boats = holes in the water you throw money into.
 
2012-06-13 07:21:47 AM  
If I had $400,000,000.00 to spend on a boat, I sure as hell wouldn't spend it on a boat.
 
2012-06-13 07:25:02 AM  
Hey Smails! You scratched my anchor!
 
2012-06-13 07:25:32 AM  
If I have that kind of money, I'm buying a used cruise ship, sailing around the world, and picking up chicks at every port.
 
2012-06-13 07:25:36 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?


I'd rather they buy food, clothes, and medicine for the poor. But it's not for me to judge.
 
2012-06-13 07:27:07 AM  
pft!
Farquin' stink-pot!
Sails, Mate, sails!
 
2012-06-13 07:33:17 AM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?


If only they had to choose between one or the other.
 
2012-06-13 07:33:48 AM  
"You call *that* a boat?"

*rowing away furiously*
 
2012-06-13 07:34:27 AM  

Betep: pft!
Farquin' stink-pot!
Sails, Mate, sails!


Aye
 
2012-06-13 07:36:29 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Quite likely Prince al-Waleed's newest boat. And despite what TFA says there are lots of places that can handle the boat.


Really? Because that part of the article didn't make sense to me. Why would they say that it can only fit in two ports?
 
2012-06-13 07:38:33 AM  

puffy999: If I have that kind of money, I'm buying a used cruise ship, sailing around the world, and picking up chicks at every port.


Most cruise ships aren't really designed with crossing open oceans in mind.

I'd still rather have a 40 - 50' catamaran. Aluminum hulls, dagger boards, rigid foam reserve bouyancy, high semi enclosed bridgedeck with all sail controls at the helm... sail the carribean, the east coat, the maritime provinces... maybe ski sail in iceland or norway, make my way down to the med... damn. I need to win the lottery. Too bad I never play.
 
2012-06-13 07:42:33 AM  

propasaurus: Jump you f*ckers


THIS.
 
2012-06-13 07:43:48 AM  
It must be the Disco Volante.

"Jettison cocoon."

/oblig
 
2012-06-13 07:43:55 AM  

MAYORBOB: That's not a yacht. That's a floating peener!



Boats = holes in the water you throw money into.


Looks more like a pier with a super structure on it.
 
2012-06-13 07:43:58 AM  
Hilariously sad that this is linked on the bottom of the page.

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2012-06-13 07:45:24 AM  
Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose beyond a certain size? I thought part of the appeal of your own boat was a certain coziness and sense of intimate/personal space. I mean, obviously a 50-ft yacht beats a zodiac, but wouldn't a 600-footer just feel anonymous and impersonal?
 
2012-06-13 07:45:37 AM  

weave: The old line about them creating jobs gets tiring though, because it implies that when poor people spend money on boring shiat like food and shelter, somehow that isn't creating jobs.

Jobs are created when people spend money, and it doesn't matter who that money comes from. If the poor and middle class don't have money, they aren't creating demand for goods and there are less jobs around.

The economic engine is cyclical. Money has to trickle up as well as down.


That's what my economist grandfather taught me, too.
 
2012-06-13 07:47:42 AM  

Maturin: Betep: pft!
Farquin' stink-pot!
Sails, Mate, sails!

Aye


Ten largest yachts, real yachts, you know, with sails.
/I'll have the Hetairos please.
 
2012-06-13 07:49:31 AM  

Debeo Summa Credo: WhyteRaven74: Quite likely Prince al-Waleed's newest boat. And despite what TFA says there are lots of places that can handle the boat.

Really? Because that part of the article didn't make sense to me. Why would they say that it can only fit in two ports?


They mean a double-wide.
 
2012-06-13 07:51:31 AM  
I wonder what the crew requirements are going to be like on that thing. And then of course all the cooks, maids, ass wipers, etc.

Hey if your that rich, you don't wipe your own ass. You have a peasant girl do it for you.

And then there's the matter of security. That thing is like a huge floating target.
 
2012-06-13 07:52:02 AM  
I'd rather just buy an old Navy corvette or destroyer escort and cruise around in that. You could probably tool around in the Straits of Malacca or off the Somali coast without fear, even if the guns have all been decommissioned.
 
2012-06-13 07:54:20 AM  
I bet I could still beat it in a race even if I was sailing a seafood restaurant.
 
2012-06-13 07:56:56 AM  

Ablejack: Maturin: Betep: pft!
Farquin' stink-pot!
Sails, Mate, sails!

Aye

Ten largest yachts, real yachts, you know, with sails.
/I'll have the Hetairos please.


Phocea, or Maltese Falcon. But I'm not picky, I'd take any of em if I weren't paying.
 
2012-06-13 07:57:01 AM  
i somehow got connected with a wealthy guy for a short period of time and one day i was at a marina with him and a luxury yacht salesman. the salesman[excuse me broker] was showing us the biggest boat they had. it had a device on the deck that raised from the floor a golf ball on a tee. you would hit the ball and the tee would sink and then load another ball and raise up again. when it wasn't being used the deck was perfect to walk on. even when used the only thing above deck was the tee and the tiny hole the tee/ball raised and lower through.
anyway, i said something like isn't it polluting to be hitting balls into the water and why not have half a tee sitting on a disk to use as the golf tee and put the ball on the tee yourself and hit into a net to save the balls. they looked at me like i lost my way out of the turnip patch, my pants were on backwards, and i stepped in pig crap in my bare feet and didn't know it.
 
2012-06-13 07:57:43 AM  

Maturin: Betep: pft!
Farquin' stink-pot!
Sails, Mate, sails!

Aye


Your username is apropos.

/One of my favorite series of books
//"Jack, you've debauched my sloth!"
 
2012-06-13 07:58:01 AM  
farm5.static.flickr.com

it's pronounced throatwarbler mangrove!
 
2012-06-13 07:58:48 AM  
unsoliciteddatingadvice.com

If I had such a ridiculous object, I would name it this.
 
2012-06-13 07:58:59 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: I'd rather just buy an old Navy corvette or destroyer escort and cruise around in that. You could probably tool around in the Straits of Malacca or off the Somali coast without fear, even if the guns have all been decommissioned.


Doesn't look terribly seaworthy to me...

www.motorera.com

/sorry, someone had to
 
2012-06-13 08:01:09 AM  
so what do they do with their old yachts?
 
2012-06-13 08:01:31 AM  

State_College_Arsonist: I'd rather just buy an old Navy corvette or destroyer escort and cruise around in that. You could probably tool around in the Straits of Malacca or off the Somali coast without fear, even if the guns have all been decommissioned.




John Wayne had an old Navy minesweeper that was pretty badass. It used to show up in Juneau all the time.
 
2012-06-13 08:01:56 AM  

Yankees Team Gynecologist: Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose beyond a certain size? I thought part of the appeal of your own boat was a certain coziness and sense of intimate/personal space. I mean, obviously a 50-ft yacht beats a zodiac, but wouldn't a 600-footer just feel anonymous and impersonal?


No, not on this scale. It's all about appearances, trying to impress people.

However, I've seen the Prince Abdulaziz, and it elicited not much more than a 'meh'.
 
2012-06-13 08:02:28 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Quite likely Prince al-Waleed's newest boat. And despite what TFA says there are lots of places that can handle the boat.


If you don't mind parking it at the oil terminal or freight docks, then yes, you are technically correct. I recall Larry Ellison selling his yacht exactly for this reason i.e. he had to park in in the commercial areas of the cities he was visiting. What's the use of having a mega yacht if you can't park it next to the smaller ones.
 
2012-06-13 08:06:43 AM  
'If it has been commissioned for the Saudi Royal Family it is unlikely it will leave its dock very often. It is more of a question of prestige, to have the world's largest yacht.'


www.clearpathtofitness.com
 
2012-06-13 08:07:07 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I'd rather they buy food, clothes, and medicine for the poor. But it's not for me to judge.


Yes, because that $600 million spent at the shipyard magically evaporates once it is spent and doesn't go toward steel, aluminum, wood, electronics, engines, stone, paint, etc. And the companies that make those items just have them magically appear and don't hire and pay anyone to help create those things.
 
2012-06-13 08:09:21 AM  

BigBooper: And then there's the matter of security. That thing is like a huge floating target.


It's supposedly owned by a Saudi Prince. Do you think al queda is really going to bite the hand that feeds it?
 
2012-06-13 08:09:38 AM  

FishyFred: Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?

It's worth pointing out that large boats generally have extremely high emissions.


Check out the fuel consumption of yachts sometime... it's even more awesome than the yacht.
 
2012-06-13 08:12:16 AM  

torch: Goldman Sachs or Bank of America?


Saudi Oil.
 
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