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2012-06-13 09:39:35 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?


I was wondering something similar. The sea has --zero-- allure for me, but isn't the point of being on the water....well, to be on the water? At that size, do you even have the sense of being at sea, or just in a building with an ocean view?
 
2012-06-13 09:40:38 AM  
cdn2.holytaco.com
 
2012-06-13 09:43:37 AM  

MythDragon: neversubmit: Is it submersible?

At least once....


encrypted-tbn1.google.com
 
2012-06-13 09:43:47 AM  
Omg, that job creator is being justly rewarded for all the jobs he created. Our economy would surely collapse if the job creators couldn't buy giant yachts and had to pay taxes instead.
 
2012-06-13 09:46:55 AM  

MayoSlather: Zukipilot: Funny how jealous people always through in the small penis joke when someone has the ability to enjoy the finer things in life... Sorry Subby, money does not shrink your man hood, nervousness, cold water and steroids do....

Yes, it's true. Derision of the wealthy is always based on jealousy. The "You just angry cuz you be jealous" argument was true when Jerry Springer guests bellowed it out with a drunken slur, and it is equally true now.


So you actually believe that the amount of money someone has determines penis size? How often do you see an old busted up car rolling down the road or pass a shiatty trailer and think, "WOW, he must have a HUGE penis?
 
2012-06-13 09:47:06 AM  
Seriously, what kind of sociopath would you have to be to enjoy floating around on this monstrosity?

"Yeah, I could have eradicated a disease that destroys the lives of millions of people, but instead I spent it on a boat."

I'm no fan of Bill Gates, but I seem to recall that around 15 years ago there were people in Africa whose cheeks would rot away due to a lack of iodine in their diet. Food doesn't do you any good if it just falls out of the side of your mouth.

Bill Gates used his billions to distribute iodine tablets in Africa.

Meanwhile that vapid POS Abramovich has spent hundreds of millions on trying to make Chelsea a power in European Football. Fark Chelsea and fark the Russia that spawned this prick.
 
2012-06-13 09:48:28 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: Zukipilot: Funny how jealous people always through in the small penis joke when someone has the ability to enjoy the finer things in life... Sorry Subby, money does not shrink your man hood, nervousness, cold water and steroids do....

This might impress people more if you had any greenlights and also knew English.


You actually try to impress people here? Get out of your moms basement much?
 
2012-06-13 09:49:03 AM  
My wife told me she's perfectly comfortable with a little penis, so I have no need to buy a massive boat.

/still wish she didn't have one though...
 
2012-06-13 09:50:50 AM  

beefoe: 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.


Good point. It's way better for everyone if that $600 million is wasted on a ridiculous yacht than spent on food, medicine, and education.

/Ayn Rand is the intellectual equivalent of L. Ron Hubbard.
 
2012-06-13 09:53:51 AM  
The former largest yacht, the Eclipse, is just gorgeous in that photo in the article. There's something incredibly aesthetically pleasing about the lines of that one. It looks like a finely crafted sword.
 
2012-06-13 09:56:39 AM  
 
2012-06-13 09:57:42 AM  
If I were buy a yacht, it would be one of these. Something you can actually go anywhere with.

Nordhavn 76

or the Horizon EP78

I would hop aboard one of those and never come back.
 
2012-06-13 09:58:12 AM  

my herniated disc: well then, I'm sure he'll be right at home amongst the nobles moored in Monaco.

geesh, sometimes I wish rich people had more imagination


Like....a personal ball washer...

//rinse rinse
//scrub scrub
 
2012-06-13 10:00:21 AM  
Funded by your SUV.
 
2012-06-13 10:00:25 AM  
Exclusive pic of the owner:

bullmurph.com
 
2012-06-13 10:00:46 AM  

Monkeylint: The former largest yacht, the Eclipse, is just gorgeous in that photo in the article. There's something incredibly aesthetically pleasing about the lines of that one. It looks like a finely crafted sword.


I thought the same thing.
After seeing the Eclipse, I was disappointed with the newer one.
 
2012-06-13 10:04:10 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.

For what he spent on that yact you could buy like a carrier group from the Russian's mothball fleet.

Hell get some country that doesn't even have a navy(like a landlocked country) to let you fly thier flag and call yourself thier navy and you could even have full on battle ready weaponry.
 
2012-06-13 10:07:58 AM  

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: 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.


The problem is more that it is trickling across instead of down.

It was a reasonable assumption at the time (1980's) that if a wealthy man were to reinvest in his business, everyone would benefit. What they didn't take into account was that in an effort to make even more money, some of those rich men would invest where the labor rates and tax laws were more agreeable.

The result was globalization.
Wealth trickled down to the poor elsewhere for gas and goods.

/We could stop beating around the bush and say we want to strip the wealthy to pay OUR bills.
/But that could kill the golden egg laying goose.
/Nothing dictates that people have to do business in the US.
 
2012-06-13 10:09:25 AM  

Chummer45: Good point. It's way better for everyone if that $600 million is wasted on a ridiculous yacht than spent on food, medicine, and education.

/Ayn Rand is the intellectual equivalent of L. Ron Hubbard.


Yes, because it's "everyone's" $600 million. This isn't an either/or choice. Gee, I'll either buy myself a $600 million yacht or help the poor today. hmmm, what should I do? That reality is that if that money isn't going to be spent on that yacht, it's going to be sitting in cash, which helps no one, or being spent on Cristal, hookers and blow. Spending money on a yacht at least stimulates the economy.
 
2012-06-13 10:11:55 AM  

bishop6042: Nordhavn 76

or the Horizon EP78


How much do those go for?
 
2012-06-13 10:13:29 AM  

Mose: 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 image 640x296]

/sorry, someone had to


Stingrays generally stay at the bottom of the sea.
 
2012-06-13 10:14:33 AM  
Subby has world's smallest manhood?
 
2012-06-13 10:15:49 AM  

Carousel Beast: 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?

I was wondering something similar. The sea has --zero-- allure for me, but isn't the point of being on the water....well, to be on the water? At that size, do you even have the sense of being at sea, or just in a building with an ocean view?


These folks don't care about the sea, boating, etc.

It's just another palace, but one that happens to be mobile.
 
2012-06-13 10:16:08 AM  

Grither: bishop6042: Nordhavn 76

or the Horizon EP78

How much do those go for?


They probably run around 4-5 million.
 
2012-06-13 10:18:27 AM  

Fissile: True, and once the ship is built, then what? It is a white elephant that does nothing except make money evaporate. Not every dollar spent has the same overall effect on the economy. It's call the multiplier effect, and apparently you've never heard of it because you've never studied economics......no reading Freakonomics doesn't qualify as studying economics. Instead of a super luxury yacht what if this money had been spent on some long term capital improvement project that would have produced jobs for decades to come? No, spending on pure consumption doesn't have the same effect.


I find your comments hurtful and now I'm going back down to my mom's basement to play xbox and sulk.

Yes, government infrastructure spending is soooo much better than private spending and has such a better multiplier effect. For a minute I'll suppose that this is really an either/or situation and this guy can either build a yacht or we'll take his money and spend on an infrastructure project like a new ship for the Navy. Oh wait, you didn't mean that kind of infrastructure, only the "good" kind, that is cost efficient and generates positive externalities like a solar powered unicorn factory. Sorry, your congressman instead voted to build a new destroyer because it creates jobs in his district and the company donated a crapload to his campaign. Oh yeah and it's going to cost $2 billion, will not have gold toilet seats (although by the cost you will assume that it did) and it will never see combat. Yes, that the kind of economy I want to be part of.
 
2012-06-13 10:28:06 AM  

bishop6042: They probably run around 4-5 million.


Hmmm.... I might have a new retirement plan!

Now I just have to convince the wife.
 
2012-06-13 10:31:23 AM  
way south: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: 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.

The problem is more that it is trickling across instead of down.

It was a reasonable assumption at the time (1980's) that if a wealthy man were to reinvest in his business, everyone would benefit. What they didn't take into account was that in an effort to make even more money, some of those rich men would invest where the labor rates and tax laws were more agreeable.

The result was globalization.
Wealth trickled down to the poor elsewhere for gas and goods.

/We could stop beating around the bush and say we want to strip the wealthy to pay OUR bills.
/But that could kill the golden egg laying goose.
/Nothing dictates that people have to do business in the US.


The Soveits tried the killing the golden goose thing, Didn't work out too well in the end.
 
2012-06-13 10:35:01 AM  

Butterfinger: Something you might find on a superyacht
[sexywomenblogs.com image 400x574]


Repurposed sand?

High-vacuum extractor?

Stern-to docking?
 
2012-06-13 10:36:12 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?


False dichotomy: the super-rich can, and do, buy both.
 
2012-06-13 10:36:33 AM  

HAMMERTOE: "Real Yacht" : Sails :: "Real Airplane" : No engine


upload.wikimedia.org

Your point?
 
2012-06-13 10:36:50 AM  
With a boat like that, the chicks don't comment on your manhood......
 
2012-06-13 10:37:27 AM  

Mose: 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.


I want a used military icebreaker. Check out Antartica.
 
2012-06-13 10:40:45 AM  

HAMMERTOE: "Real Yacht" : Sails :: "Real Airplane" : No engine


Those don't correlate. The Wright brothers used an engine on theirs. And since they were the first and all...
 
2012-06-13 10:53:57 AM  

puffy999: msupf: But, it has been shown repeatedly, that one big purchase does not in any way come close to the economic impact of hundreds/thousands of people buying and using small goods. Yeah, it's big and exorbitantly expensive, but in the end it is still one single thing. Not a sustainable economic model, relying on the rich for one-off products.

Basically, if you're buying something that large at that price, you're usually paying for the design and concept, not the materials that make the object or the true "work" that went into it. Not only that, but you can increase the value by 50%-500% just by the "prestige" factor.

I mean, an Airbus A380 takes a lot of manpower, a lot of work, and a lot of materials. It's not often that some guy buys one. And that thing "only" costs a tad under $400m, which is overpriced just like everything else in this world, but not nearly as overpriced as it would be if, say, it were produced in much more limited quantities or were partially customized (with less detail... seats can be a lot of work) for rich guys who just want big f*cking airplanes and a dozen or so rotating sex rooms.


Rotating sex rooms you say ? Keep going...
 
2012-06-13 11:00:22 AM  
I figured I would get a little disproof of the "small dick = big yacht, fancy car, whatever" meme.
Si i checked out Ron Jeremy.
My thinking was - "hey - he's a minor celeb who's been smart with his money and is well off - I'll bet he drives some sweet wheels! And, we all know he's well endowed!"
Turns out he drives a crappy old Saturn with faded paint.
Make of it what you will.
 
2012-06-13 11:02:48 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 have no problem either, but it being unlikely to ever leave port is super lame.
 
2012-06-13 11:17:43 AM  

Lionel Mandrake: It's a bit much, but just think about how many jobs these billionaires are creating with their mega-yacht one-upmanship!


Or for 400 million you could give half a million children braces.
 
2012-06-13 11:23:25 AM  
I'd like a house boat type that can be closed up and become a submersible to avoid storms or pirates.

I'd say something with at least 7-8 bedrooms, enough rooms for moving around, a small library, an office, a billiard room, entertainment room.

It would need to have a garage hangar with expandable ramp for at least 3 vehicles such as cars and a few ATV or such.

A smaller landing boat, with capacity to drop a car on a beach or such....so maybe an hovercraft or similar.

And I'd have to wonder if there's any sort of legal defensive weapons I could put on it. (small torpedoes, machine guns or such). Just enough to give it a chance to get rid of pirates and such.

I can't see this costing 600 millions, a few millions sure...

*sigh*
 
2012-06-13 11:46:03 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Your point?


... is that it required a "real airplane" to get it to a gliding altitude. Sails, or lack of them have not a thing to do with a yacht being a "real yacht." More like a "primative yacht".
 
2012-06-13 11:55:49 AM  
Ha! Jokes on this dude, his boat probably depreciated in value up to 40% in the first year!

Never buy new. Sucker.

/proud owner of a pontoon boat
//So, I should know!
 
2012-06-13 12:00:43 PM  
static.guim.co.uk


Pssssh boats.
 
2012-06-13 12:13:53 PM  
Kinda a waste of money in my eyes if its just going to sit there docked for the "prestige" of it. If I had that monster I would live on it and sail around the world a few times.
 
2012-06-13 01:00:19 PM  
For some reason, none of these nouveau riche billionaires have taken up my idea of converting a full-size oil tanker into a yacht, or more accurately, floating island.

Assuming it is a quarter of mile long, there's room for a village to house the crew and staff at the bow, and room somewhere for a small chateau, conservatories, formal and informal gardens, retractible swimming pools with their own built-in oasis and a bridal path.

If you used the interior space, you could build a small city, or else use the tanks for carrying enough fuel, fresh water, farms, etc., to make the thing virtually self-relient for years at sea. I bet you could carry enough stuff to keep you going for ten years without making port.

Naturally you'd want to be able to land a small plane as well as large helicopters, and to carry a few smaller yachts and plenty of lifeboats. You could probably make it pay by accepting paying guests to gamble at your casino or shop at your mall. Naturally, a boat that large would need its own brothel, church, synagogue, mosque, and other services. A couple of oil-well platforms could supply you with the oil and also allow you to dock for supplies without going into territorial waters.

Being a good green, you would eschew coal and bunker oil for something more refined, or possibly even natural gas, and solar panels, discretely hidden from sight of guests, could supply most of the electricity.

Supplies would be driven directly into the hold in container trucks. Your submarines would be hidden away below deck and exit from the ship near the keel so nobody needs to know you're out.

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL SUPERVILLAIN CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS! If you are the type who can lose a few billion dollars every time the heroes thwart your evil plans for global domination, who needs global domination? The Great and the Good will beat a path to your door, no matter what they might think or say behind your back. You can have your pick of Heads of States, let alone Senators.
 
2012-06-13 01:10:38 PM  
A lot of these new cruise ships and yachts look like erasers. If I were to buy a boat of any size, I would like something ship-shaped, literally as well as figuratively. About the only way I'd actually buy a boat of any size or shape is if somebody else did the sailing. A crew would be a sine qua non, far more important than the boat itself. I'd sooner be eaten alive by blackflies than be a sailor. Go-tel or go home.
 
2012-06-13 01:20:19 PM  
She may not be a mega yacht, but my operating cost is a heck of a lot lower.
sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net
/would like a mini-sub though.
 
2012-06-13 01:23:37 PM  

ProdigalSigh: Hilariously sad that this is linked on the bottom of the page.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x446]


I read that the other day; and you'd think Doctors Without Borders or whomever would get on that. It seems a highly visible case; unless the stuff has gotten into bone structure. /shrug

Further I was irked she could not afford the procedure. /pfft some Communist paradise China is. More like robber baron oligarchic paradise? If they only cover life care; then i'd say this condition has advanced to life threatening; or quality of.

On topic re the yacht. Is this one the largest by a few feet? The one near completion to the rear of the photo, while not as large is not dwarfed by this one either.
 
2012-06-13 01:28:41 PM  

imfallen_angel: I'd like a house boat type that can be closed up and become a submersible to avoid storms or pirates.

I'd say something with at least 7-8 bedrooms, enough rooms for moving around, a small library, an office, a billiard room, entertainment room.

It would need to have a garage hangar with expandable ramp for at least 3 vehicles such as cars and a few ATV or such.

A smaller landing boat, with capacity to drop a car on a beach or such....so maybe an hovercraft or similar.

And I'd have to wonder if there's any sort of legal defensive weapons I could put on it. (small torpedoes, machine guns or such). Just enough to give it a chance to get rid of pirates and such.
I can't see this costing 600 millions, a few millions sure...

*sigh*


You want a modified shadow yacht. Though doesn't submerge.

Shadow Yacht
 
2012-06-13 01:30:54 PM  

brantgoose: For some reason, none of these nouveau riche billionaires have taken up my idea of converting a full-size oil tanker into a yacht, or more accurately, floating island.

Assuming it is a quarter of mile long, there's room for a village to house the crew and staff at the bow, and room somewhere for a small chateau, conservatories, formal and informal gardens, retractible swimming pools with their own built-in oasis and a bridal path.

If you used the interior space, you could build a small city, or else use the tanks for carrying enough fuel, fresh water, farms, etc., to make the thing virtually self-relient for years at sea. I bet you could carry enough stuff to keep you going for ten years without making port.

Naturally you'd want to be able to land a small plane as well as large helicopters, and to carry a few smaller yachts and plenty of lifeboats. You could probably make it pay by accepting paying guests to gamble at your casino or shop at your mall. Naturally, a boat that large would need its own brothel, church, synagogue, mosque, and other services. A couple of oil-well platforms could supply you with the oil and also allow you to dock for supplies without going into territorial waters.

Being a good green, you would eschew coal and bunker oil for something more refined, or possibly even natural gas, and solar panels, discretely hidden from sight of guests, could supply most of the electricity.

Supplies would be driven directly into the hold in container trucks. Your submarines would be hidden away below deck and exit from the ship near the keel so nobody needs to know you're out.

NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL SUPERVILLAIN CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS! If you are the type who can lose a few billion dollars every time the heroes thwart your evil plans for global domination, who needs global domination? The Great and the Good will beat a path to your door, no matter what they might think or say behind your back. You can have your pick of Heads of States, let alone Senators.


How do you know they don't already have these? Would you tell the masses you had one? As a billionaire, you could certainly afford to keep it secret.
 
2012-06-13 01:49:58 PM  
He rocks that biatch up and down the coast.
 
2012-06-13 02:02:01 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: ProdigalSigh: Hilariously sad that this is linked on the bottom of the page.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x446]

American Decency Association: ProdigalSigh: Hilariously sad that this is linked on the bottom of the page.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x446]

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x400]

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i feel horrible that that elicited a small smile. i'm trying to tell myself that it was something else that made me giggle.

but i know it was this.

/better help an old lady across the street or something to balance out my karma
 
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