Langston: The last time the boat's owner saw that much money going up in flames at once was the day he bought the boat.
Rent Party: I'm going to guess that the insurance company is going to take a really hard look at the boatyard's insurance. That thing didn't set itself on fire.Any Fark law talkers ready to provide a brief?
Yaw String: It would be ironic if the cause was an electrical fire.
teto85: Drones are cool.
Misconduc: I'm pretty sure whoever insured the boat probably just committed suicide...
GonzoNihilist: Yaw String: It would be ironic if the cause was an electrical fire.How would that be ironic Alanis?It would be ironic if it were a water fire. But those don't exist so ...
ultraholland: I blame the Noldor.
fusillade762: Too bad there wasn't some water nearby that they could have used to put it out.
sparkeyjames: 24 million my arse. If that guy paid that much for that boat he got ripped of severely.
cryinoutloud: "Drone camera theater" Ha. And to think that I still get excited about looking at Google Earth. Soon, Google Earth will be in realtime.
rbuzby: We don't burn them here. We launch them and let them capsize for no reason.http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/6-people-rescued-capsized-boat/nfy8j /
ReapTheChaos: "Watching someone's dreams, someone's tangible proof of accomplishment, completely go up in flames is always a Sad Thing."No it's not. Watching someones home go up in flames, losing a lifetimes worth of memories and possessions, is sad. Anyone who can afford a luxury boat like that can obviously afford insurance.
Fuggin Bizzy: Of all the things I've feared in my life...my $24M yacht catching fire in dry dock has never made the list. My house, sure, but I live in my house. As much as this guy may have loved his boat, it's not like he's sleeping under a bridge because of this setback.
Lsherm: God forbid that ever happens, because I'll never leave the house. I spend less time per week looking at porn than checking out random places on Google Street View. I have a Google Earth problem.
LesserEvil: That yacht was big enough to hold a nother runabout![i.imgur.com image 765x517]
TuteTibiImperes: According to TFA he's an electrical engineer who built up a semiconductor company. So, while it's entirely possible that he's an asshole, there's really no evidence of it in the article. He sounds like one of the good rich people who actually earned it, as opposed to inheriting a trust fund or making his money bilking average Joes on Wall Street.
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