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(NYPost)   Is it not enough that this man owns a mansion and the world's biggest yacht that he can't get some privacy on Manhattan's West Side?   (nypost.com) divider line 90
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2013-02-16 03:17:44 PM
i291.photobucket.com

/I'll manage, Sir
 
2013-02-16 03:21:50 PM

Contents Under Pressure: A guy I know who owns a 26 foot Santana once told me that, while a house involves digging a hole in the ground and throwing money in it, owning a boat involves throwing money in the water.

I hope, at least, this guy is providing employment for people who like to live and work on boats.


A crew of 60 says the article.
 
2013-02-16 03:22:24 PM
arabiangazette.comFeh, this is how I roll.
 
2013-02-16 03:33:08 PM
Job creators.
 
2013-02-16 03:49:40 PM

pedrop357: JohnnyRebel88: 7th Son of a 7th Son: How the hell can they get something that big to dock so perfectly straight without hitting anything? I've never driven a boat let alone been on one 1/100th that size.

That is a great question, especially with the water working against you.  It's not like backing up an SUV into a small garage (carhole).

Probably a sophisticated system controlling a network of bow and stern thrusters.


I am not knowledgeable when it comes to boats, but I guess when you have laser beams aboard, the thing probably parks itself.  I was just thinking about how much of a pain in the ass it was for me to park a jet ski onetime.  I would like to take a look inside the boat though, but this was probably his intent of parking it there.  Everyone should just ignore it and wish the paper did the same.  He would be a sad Russian.  I bet then he would open it up for people to see.  You can see, but you can't touch...  He is trying to create the largest chic magnet in the water.  He probably succeeded.

How much horsepower does something like this have?  Excuse my ignorance if that is not what it is called in the nautical world.  How many engines would something like this need?
 
2013-02-16 03:57:32 PM
Pffft.

You call *that* a penis size anxiety compensation?
 
2013-02-16 04:08:56 PM

JohnnyRebel88: 7th Son of a 7th Son: How the hell can they get something that big to dock so perfectly straight without hitting anything? I've never driven a boat let alone been on one 1/100th that size.

That is a great question, especially with the water working against you.  It's not like backing up an SUV into a small garage (carhole).


Actually, quite easy. I've owned 20-fters and the trick is to manange the bow swing with port and starboard props and rudders. back-and-forth with alternating engines (one back, the other forward) and rudders swings with move the boat sideways.into the dock. Of course, once you get a line over, you just muscle it.

/practice, practice
//practice, practice,practice, practice
///practice, practice, practice, practice, practice, practice
 
2013-02-16 04:12:22 PM
It has two helipads and a mini-submarine and is believed to come equipped with bulletproof windows, intruder-detection and missile-defense systems, a crew of 60 - and lasers that sweep the perimeter, firing beams to foil gawkers and photographers.

I wonder if the TSA has thoroughly searched his para-military ship.
I wonder if this anti-missile defense system is passive or if it fires chaff.
I wonder if a chaff cannon could be used to disperse a biological weapon.
I wonder if anyone remembers that bio-weapon test the US navy conducted in San Francisco bay.
I wonder what the Russians have done with those thousands of tons of anthrax they've been sitting on for years.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_biological_weapons_program
I wonder if this tinfoil hat makes me look crazy.

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-02-16 04:13:50 PM
one engine will do.

gcaptain.com

and for anybody that's been to ft. lauderdale can tell you, it's not that close to the dock. the big ones stay out a little ways. i think the size and angle of the photo make look closer.
 
2013-02-16 04:13:50 PM

Glancing Blow: Think he gets laid much?



With a yacht that size?
 
2013-02-16 04:23:38 PM

Glancing Blow: Think he gets laid much?


I think he has 20, 16 year old, Japanese girls who give him blowjobs all day.
 
2013-02-16 04:27:21 PM

NutWrench: megarian: robodog: There's no way in hell it has a missile defense system. Does anyone honestly think the US Navy would allow a ship outfitted with such a system (which could easily be reprogrammed for offensive capabilities) into US territorial waters, let alone into Manhattan?

That's exactly why I clicked "comments". Can anyone explain? I haven't had my GED from WikiLawSchool renewed.

As someone else mentioned earlier, it's probably just a passive defense system, like flares and chaff. This seems kind of silly to me, because anyone who can afford to fire missiles at you can afford much more direct and lethal ways to express their displeasure. (aircraft, shipboard heavy guns, etc)


That's kind if what I was thinking. Why have all the defence crap when you have better offense crap? And thanks!
 
2013-02-16 04:30:37 PM

pdrake: one engine will do.

[gcaptain.com image 450x608]

and for anybody that's been to ft. lauderdale can tell you, it's not that close to the dock. the big ones stay out a little ways. i think the size and angle of the photo make look closer.


OMG! Lookit the size of that crank!!

Actually they are parked at the pier. They have fenders holding it away from the pier about 4 ft. That's all. The fenders keep their shiny new yacht from rubbing up and down on the dock with the tide.They only park out if there's no spaces available or the area is to shallow for your draft.
 
2013-02-16 04:31:02 PM

RoyHobbs22: You should never . . .


Stick your dick in crazy?
Get a Liberal Arts degree?
Beer before liquor?
Buy a boat?
 
2013-02-16 04:58:25 PM

megarian: RoyHobbs22: You should never . . .

Stick your dick in crazy?
Get a Liberal Arts degree?
Beer before liquor?
Buy a boat?


Get involved in a land war in Asia.?
Go against a Sicilian when death is on the line?
Underestimate the predictability of stupidity?
Shove yer grannie aff the bus?
 
2013-02-16 05:01:57 PM
Hmm, interesting info here in the comments. So he is really a Bond villain with his raise to power?
I wonder how he manages to have 50 workers with him on the boat with that paranoia of his. Do they mysteriously vanish at sea sometimes?
 
2013-02-16 05:12:23 PM
There is no way that thing doesn't at least have shoulder fired anti ship and anti air missiles on board.
 
2013-02-16 05:28:22 PM

Fark Rye For Many Whores: How do you spend that much money? Not the morals of it, just, 1.5b what?


Union laborers?
 
2013-02-16 05:42:02 PM
Bigger question is how does a Russian go from Soviet Citizen to multimillionaire tycoon in the span of 20 years? I'll bet there's a LOT of Russian Mafia affairs that would explain such a fast fortune.
 
2013-02-16 05:46:20 PM
Dudes only worth $13 billion and spends $1.5 of that on a boat? Doesn't seem like a very wise use of his money.
 
2013-02-16 05:56:44 PM

JohnnyRebel88: pedrop357: JohnnyRebel88: 7th Son of a 7th Son: How the hell can they get something that big to dock so perfectly straight without hitting anything? I've never driven a boat let alone been on one 1/100th that size.

That is a great question, especially with the water working against you.  It's not like backing up an SUV into a small garage (carhole).

Probably a sophisticated system controlling a network of bow and stern thrusters.

I am not knowledgeable when it comes to boats, but I guess when you have laser beams aboard, the thing probably parks itself.  I was just thinking about how much of a pain in the ass it was for me to park a jet ski onetime.  I would like to take a look inside the boat though, but this was probably his intent of parking it there.  Everyone should just ignore it and wish the paper did the same.  He would be a sad Russian.  I bet then he would open it up for people to see.  You can see, but you can't touch...  He is trying to create the largest chic magnet in the water.  He probably succeeded.

How much horsepower does something like this have?  Excuse my ignorance if that is not what it is called in the nautical world.  How many engines would something like this need?


My guess is tens of thousands of horsepower.  Boats like this come with 1000 horsepower engines, then you have a beast like this with 2x1000 HP engines.  Just assuming scale, a 530 foot boat would need 4x that much power, so 8000 horsepower.  Could be 10,000+ depending on boat weight and desired cruising speed.
 As for maneuverability in tight spots, I'm guessing a lot of computer controlled and synchronized thrusters.  With relatively similar output bow and stern thrusters, a boat could be driven perfectly sideways (relative to the imaginary line between it's bow/stern).   There are youtube videos of boats maneuvering on thrusters.  It's neat to see 60ft, 30 ton yachts sort of glide sideways into tights spots
 
2013-02-16 06:04:16 PM
It's pronounced 'Throat-wobbler mangrove'.
 
2013-02-16 06:05:20 PM

DrPainMD: Dudes only worth $13 billion and spends $1.5 of that on a boat? Doesn't seem like a very wise use of his money.


Indeed.  He better be renting that thing out every time he's not using it.

I think I could extremely happy with this or this.  Both are in the $20 million range if the internet figures are to be believed.

I think I'd really want a nuclear power plant if I was buying a boat that put me into destroyer territory.
 
2013-02-16 06:06:34 PM

FloydA: megarian: RoyHobbs22: You should never . . .

Stick your dick in crazy?
Get a Liberal Arts degree?
Beer before liquor?
Buy a boat?

Get involved in a land war in Asia.?
Go against a Sicilian when death is on the line?
Underestimate the predictability of stupidity?
Shove yer grannie aff the bus?


Depends on the grannie? And the bus? And the Sicilian?
 
2013-02-16 06:24:05 PM
Pfft!

For $78 million I'll cram some torpedos onto  this and then we'll see what his precious anti-air system can do.
 
2013-02-16 06:38:55 PM
Did someone say boat?
i2.ytimg.com

I could completely understand if no one saw this movie.
 
2013-02-16 06:45:20 PM
That yacht spent much of last year moored in a semi-secluded area of the port of Montreal. We are now in the midst of a major public inquiry into corruption in the way political parties are funded.  Coincidence ?
 
2013-02-16 06:49:43 PM
I wonder how many Russians got to starve to death so he could have his toy.
 
2013-02-16 07:28:54 PM
Maybe this guy is just the smartest drug dealer.
 
2013-02-16 07:29:22 PM

Wookie Milson: /Wants one, too...
//Am I the only one that still has that record cassette?


I have it on vinyl. :)
 
2013-02-16 07:31:19 PM

Just_a_Bear: I wonder how many Russians got to starve to death so he could have his toy.


Probably zero, unless the yacht is made out of food.
 
2013-02-16 08:35:38 PM
I heard there was a cheap fixer-upper for sale in Mobile, Alabama.
 
2013-02-16 08:39:30 PM

The_Homeless_Guy: DarkSoulNoHope: robodog: There's no way in hell it has a missile defense system. Does anyone honestly think the US Navy would allow a ship outfitted with such a system (which could easily be reprogrammed for offensive capabilities) into US territorial waters, let alone into Manhattan?

Depends. How many US politicans has he bribed so far?

It doesn't have to be a minigun based system ala the us navy. It coyld be a simple jamming system (flares radar etc) or laser system to destroy the guidance systems of missiles.


Other articles describe it as a RADAR-based missile detection system that simply gives the captain warning so they can "change direction".  I'm not sure how that information could really help though, as it must take all of five minutes to bring that farker around.

I'm guessing "defense" got shoehorned in there at some point by some clueless writer.
 
2013-02-16 08:46:47 PM

Thunderboy: The_Homeless_Guy: DarkSoulNoHope: robodog: There's no way in hell it has a missile defense system. Does anyone honestly think the US Navy would allow a ship outfitted with such a system (which could easily be reprogrammed for offensive capabilities) into US territorial waters, let alone into Manhattan?

Depends. How many US politicans has he bribed so far?

It doesn't have to be a minigun based system ala the us navy. It coyld be a simple jamming system (flares radar etc) or laser system to destroy the guidance systems of missiles.

Other articles describe it as a RADAR-based missile detection system that simply gives the captain warning so they can "change direction".  I'm not sure how that information could really help though, as it must take all of five minutes to bring that farker around.

I'm guessing "defense" got shoehorned in there at some point by some clueless writer.


well I think he has an escape hatch (if I remember right) in his state room that goes directly to the submarine/escape apparatus. So if there is a missile launch he goes down the tube and gets off the boat, everybody else is screwed.
 
2013-02-16 09:08:23 PM

pedrop357: DrPainMD: Dudes only worth $13 billion and spends $1.5 of that on a boat? Doesn't seem like a very wise use of his money.

Indeed.  He better be renting that thing out every time he's not using it.

I think I could extremely happy with this or this.  Both are in the $20 million range if the internet figures are to be believed.

I think I'd really want a nuclear power plant if I was buying a boat that put me into destroyer territory.


Or, you know, he realized that he could still live perfectly comfortably on $11.5 Billion, with income still streaming in from investments, even after he bought the boat.
 
2013-02-16 09:17:52 PM
 
2013-02-16 09:21:16 PM

Badgers: Fark Rye For Many Whores: How do you spend that much money? Not the morals of it, just, 1.5b what?

Union laborers?


Have a room paneled in rare woods, some of which can run you into tens of thousands for a few square feet of veneer. Combine that with some very nice craftsmanship to make delicate and intricate carvings and inlays of similar rare materials, maybe commission a few works by artists. Some nice booze, a crew, this and that.

That, of course, in addition to the custom design and construction of a technically advanced yacht that includes a farking submarine. One off design of something like that is expensive, especially when you want things like a submarine to serve as a luxury escape pod in the event some dissidents get a hold of a few small missiles. When you're talking the Navy, you can spread the cost of designing a new destroyer across 50 or so new ships. With something like this, you probably also have the plans destroyed, so nobody could build another one even if they wanted to.
 
2013-02-16 09:24:12 PM
Security are on high alert for this guy:
upload.wikimedia.org

/Rafa's under no illusions on the terms of his employment; when asked about whether FrankLamps contract would be extended the other week, he basically said "how the fark should I know?".
 
2013-02-16 09:37:45 PM

megarian: FloydA: megarian: RoyHobbs22: You should never . . .

Stick your dick in crazy?
Get a Liberal Arts degree?
Beer before liquor?
Buy a boat?

Get involved in a land war in Asia.?
Go against a Sicilian when death is on the line?
Underestimate the predictability of stupidity?
Shove yer grannie aff the bus?

Depends on the grannie?


I can't see how adult undergarments figure into this
 
2013-02-17 09:50:47 AM
 
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