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(Daily Mail)   How to put a Russian billionaire's nose out of joint? Build a bigger super-yacht   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 100
    More: Spiffy, Roman Abramovich, Business oligarch, Russians, Saudi royal family, Larry Ellison, design-build, Azzam, Nauta Yachts  
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2013-04-05 05:47:21 PM
And smaller giraffes.
 
2013-04-05 05:54:27 PM
That's more or less the size of a Ticonderoga-class cruiser. (a bit shorter, more displacement).
 
2013-04-05 07:45:17 PM
It's not a yacht...it's a freaking cruise ship.
 
2013-04-05 08:07:33 PM
We saw Lady Moura when she was docked and it was freaking ginormous. For scale, those little dinghy's docked next door are more than 200' long... that little orange dot by the stern is a VW Bus.


Hard to imagine a yacht almost twice as large as her.

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Sliding Carp: And smaller giraffes.


Also, this.
 
2013-04-05 08:12:36 PM
That design is a lot easier on the eyes than the Russian billionaire's ship.
 
2013-04-05 09:07:45 PM
Crying in my cat food casserole here
 
2013-04-05 09:09:24 PM
A lot better than that thing that Jobs commissioned,
 
2013-04-05 09:10:49 PM
Could use some deck guns in case of pirates, yar.
 
2013-04-05 09:11:20 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: That design is a lot easier on the eyes than the Russian billionaire's ship.

She's purty.  Bastards.
 
2013-04-05 09:13:26 PM
You'd think these losers would get the message that only space is cool. I wonder why the richest people on Earth aren't kicking down the doors for a tin can in the upper atmosphere?
 
2013-04-05 09:14:49 PM
So it's probably some Saudi prince or some other Arab oil monarch, eh?
If I was in there position I'd try to make sandboats a reality. If you're just throwing money away, you might as well be cool while doing it.
 
2013-04-05 09:15:55 PM
Called Azzam

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Oops, sorry. Misheard you.
 
2013-04-05 09:15:57 PM
God-is-a-Taco:
If I was in there position...

Err... their.
 
2013-04-05 09:16:19 PM

Deep Contact: Could use some deck guns in case of pirates, yar.


It has it's own missile defense system.
 
2013-04-05 09:18:31 PM
Yet in a few years it will end up as something you can lease out for cruisers.  Well we can't but other insanely wealthy people can.  I never got the point of that myself, if I had a super boat I'd live on the damn thing and be insanely picky as to who came on board.

I can only imagine the expenses involved in running this.  I have a 50 foot sailboat that when I purchased it I thought I'd recondition it and live out my retirement on it stooging around the Great Lakes.  That sucker eats money like no tomorrow even when tied to the dock and not used.

Deep Contact: Could use some deck guns in case of pirates, yar.


I'm sure it does, all those radar domes don't strike me as just for navigation.  It has to have some kind of threat detection and classification system stuffed in there.
 
2013-04-05 09:24:47 PM
I could probably stretch to one of these.

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2013-04-05 09:27:03 PM
Meh, just wait til someone commissions a private Type 212 sub.
 
2013-04-05 09:28:25 PM

ha-ha-guy: Yet in a few years it will end up as something you can lease out for cruisers.  Well we can't but other insanely wealthy people can.  I never got the point of that myself, if I had a super boat I'd live on the damn thing and be insanely picky as to who came on board.

I can only imagine the expenses involved in running this.  I have a 50 foot sailboat that when I purchased it I thought I'd recondition it and live out my retirement on it stooging around the Great Lakes.  That sucker eats money like no tomorrow even when tied to the dock and not used.

Deep Contact: Could use some deck guns in case of pirates, yar.

I'm sure it does, all those radar domes don't strike me as just for navigation.  It has to have some kind of threat detection and classification system stuffed in there.


Most of those are comms, 3 different nav and 2 separate weather, don't see any obvious mil spec stuff, but if it doesn't have a small arms locker then the dude is retarded.
 
2013-04-05 09:34:42 PM
How Long Untill They Just Start Buying Cruise Ships And Converting Them Into Floating Mansions?
 
2013-04-05 09:35:34 PM

whither_apophis: Meh, just wait til someone commissions a private Type 212 sub.


Based just on adjusting the Bismarck's price tag from 1941 dollars to 2012 dollars, it would set you back 740 million.  The beast in this article was 613 million dollars.  Not the cost of the Bismarck today would also adjust based on the fact that some things would be custom one off orders since no one regularly makes BBs anymore, but on the other hand you could likely modernize machinery and remove a lot of it.

I eagerly await the first crazy billionaire to order such a ship.

/actually I'd do a Scharnorst Battlecruiser but I couldn't find the construction costs for them
 
2013-04-05 09:35:40 PM

whither_apophis: Meh, just wait til someone commissions a private Type 212 sub.


Can't see Germany allowing one to get into Civ hands anytime soon but I could easily see a 206 or 209 being surplussed off and refurbed by someone with more wealth than sense.

/although a 212 and some mark 54s would equal a hella party in the Persian gulf......
 
2013-04-05 09:39:38 PM

Pribar: whither_apophis: Meh, just wait til someone commissions a private Type 212 sub.

Can't see Germany allowing one to get into Civ hands anytime soon but I could easily see a 206 or 209 being surplussed off and refurbed by someone with more wealth than sense.

/although a 212 and some mark 54s would equal a hella party in the Persian gulf......


I'm sure the Russians would sell you a Lada Class without asking too many pesky questions.  No idea if their AIP is any good though.

/the Swedes are also actually surprisingly flexible with arms sales, wonder what kind of bribes they'd need to build you a Gotland Class
 
2013-04-05 09:41:21 PM
Next week on Wicked Tuna!
 
2013-04-05 09:47:08 PM

"We're gonna need a bigger oligarch."


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2013-04-05 09:48:33 PM

ha-ha-guy: I never got the point of that myself, if I had a super boat I'd live on the damn thing and be insanely picky as to who came on board.


  Keeping details as vague as possible, a maintenance person my employer used spent a few years working on one of these. He told me the standing crew was over 50 and the owner was rarely on board. A high ranking government official once in a while. The crew were once instructed to take it to a southern island and have a nice time. I recall the figure was around $2000/mile to operate, but that's hazy. A completely different world.
 
2013-04-05 09:49:24 PM
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2013-04-05 09:50:06 PM
Abramovich: "We're gonna need a bigger boat."
 
2013-04-05 09:50:31 PM

Pribar: whither_apophis: Meh, just wait til someone commissions a private Type 212 sub.

Can't see Germany allowing one to get into Civ hands anytime soon but I could easily see a 206 or 209 being surplussed off and refurbed by someone with more wealth than sense.

/although a 212 and some mark 54s would equal a hella party in the Persian gulf......


Include a Letter of Marque and you're golden.
 
2013-04-05 09:50:53 PM

Manfred J. Hattan: Abramovich: "We're gonna need a bigger boat."


Curse my slow typing!
 
2013-04-05 09:53:36 PM

ha-ha-guy: Pribar: whither_apophis: Meh, just wait til someone commissions a private Type 212 sub.

Can't see Germany allowing one to get into Civ hands anytime soon but I could easily see a 206 or 209 being surplussed off and refurbed by someone with more wealth than sense.

/although a 212 and some mark 54s would equal a hella party in the Persian gulf......

I'm sure the Russians would sell you a Lada Class without asking too many pesky questions.  No idea if their AIP is any good though.

/the Swedes are also actually surprisingly flexible with arms sales, wonder what kind of bribes they'd need to build you a Gotland Class


I wouldn't trust a Russian sub any further than I could throw a Shkva (which I wouldn't trust not to detonate on me when I tossed it) too many safety margins cut for expediency for my peace of mind, as for the Swedes, the bribe would probably end up costing ya as much as the sub did, so ya might wanna wait till they get the new A26s going, and maybe a Gotland would come on the market where a enterprising billionaire could use some shell companies and a forged end-user certificate to get one on the cheap 8-)
 
2013-04-05 09:54:25 PM
Does it have a helicopter?
It's gotta have a helicopter.
 
2013-04-05 09:54:35 PM
Impractical as all get out. Where are you going to park that thing? I would imagine there are very few  private docks or harbor that can accomodate that monster.
If I am that rich I would rather just fly to my destination on my own helicopter and then rent out the entire floor in a hotel for privacy.
 
2013-04-05 10:06:55 PM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Hard to imagine a yacht almost twice as large as her.


As her what?  Finish the sentence!!
 
2013-04-05 10:06:58 PM

Deep Contact: Could use some deck guns in case of pirates, yar.


16" naval rifles, you know just to be sure.
 
2013-04-05 10:07:15 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: AlwaysRightBoy: That design is a lot easier on the eyes than the Russian billionaire's ship.
She's purty.  Bastards.


Ass always, the apprehension of the stern lines in the design is what defines a good...
 
2013-04-05 10:11:12 PM

SuperNinjaToad: Impractical as all get out. Where are you going to park that thing? I would imagine there are very few  private docks or harbor that can accomodate that monster.
If I am that rich I would rather just fly to my destination on my own helicopter and then rent out the entire floor in a hotel for privacy.



You don't park a ship, you dock it.  And most with ships like this never dock them anyway, they moor them and then use their smaller vessels to go ashore.  Docking a vessel this size is difficult and besides, at a dock, there is more of a security risk than moored.
 
2013-04-05 10:11:41 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: That design is a lot easier on the eyes than the Russian billionaire's ship.


Agreed, the architects of that ship got their design right:  low, lean, and long, as opposed to fat, squat, and short.
 
2013-04-05 10:12:42 PM
So, when do we start killing these people off?
 
2013-04-05 10:13:21 PM
,,and a Blimp
and a helicopter on the blimp

and a submarine
but no helicopter
'cause that would be stupid
 
2013-04-05 10:14:18 PM

Oldiron_79: Deep Contact: Could use some deck guns in case of pirates, yar.

16" naval rifles, you know just to be sure.


Do you know how much I would pay to see him try to fire a 16 incher from that ship, it would be epic to see the damage the recoil would do to that ship, not to mention the muzzle blast damage to the skin of the ship.

/BTW I would only watch from a safe distance, like from a sat feed....
 
2013-04-05 10:15:18 PM
I glad they found something useful to do with their wealth.
 
2013-04-05 10:18:53 PM
These ships are larger than Fletcher class Destroyers of WWII
 
2013-04-05 10:21:27 PM

tinyarena: ,,and a Blimp
and a helicopter on the blimp

and a submarine
but no helicopter
'cause that would be stupid


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2013-04-05 10:21:29 PM
Oh Russia....
 
2013-04-05 10:22:12 PM
you could stowaway for about a year before they catch you .
 
2013-04-05 10:27:25 PM
590 feet, thats longer than HMS Dreadnaught
 
2013-04-05 10:31:07 PM
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2013-04-05 10:33:09 PM

Pribar: whither_apophis: Meh, just wait til someone commissions a private Type 212 sub.

Can't see Germany allowing one to get into Civ hands anytime soon but I could easily see a 206 or 209 being surplussed off and refurbed by someone with more wealth than sense.

/although a 212 and some mark 54s would equal a hella party in the Persian gulf......


54's are deck launch and airdrop only - maybe you would like a surplus 48 ADCAP or DM2A3 ?  Better yet the Swedes are sluts and will sell a few of their 62's...
 
2013-04-05 10:35:45 PM

Pribar: Oldiron_79: Deep Contact: Could use some deck guns in case of pirates, yar.

16" naval rifles, you know just to be sure.

Do you know how much I would pay to see him try to fire a 16 incher from that ship, it would be epic to see the damage the recoil would do to that ship, not to mention the muzzle blast damage to the skin of the ship.

/BTW I would only watch from a safe distance, like from a sat feed....


Well his ship is longer than HMS dreadnaught which I believe had 12 inchers.

Insert subway foot long joke here.
 
2013-04-05 10:36:06 PM
Pribar:
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Womyn comics: Not even once.
 
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