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May 30, 2006 4:48 AM   Subscribe

Megayacht ... ing
posted by magullo (28 comments total)

 
They certainly make yachts big nowadays. Er, yeah.
posted by jack_mo at 4:56 AM on May 30, 2006


the i link is NSFW. Please Hope Us?
posted by Richard Daly at 5:17 AM on May 30, 2006


Paul Allen's little pleasurecraft was in town last week. We went past and checked it out. Quite nice.
posted by Jimbob at 5:20 AM on May 30, 2006


Jesus, Paul Allen and Larry Ellison have 400+ft yachts? That's getting beyond megayacht and is more like mini-cruise ship. Where on earth do you sail in something so big?
posted by mathowie at 5:24 AM on May 30, 2006


That thing was like a cruise-ship, mathowie. There was a helicopter on board (inside, behind the basketball court), and it was parked at the commercial wharf. Four or five radar domes. It was very nicely appointed, though. Shiny new paint, polished wood, a security guard standing by the gang plank.
posted by Jimbob at 5:30 AM on May 30, 2006


Jesus, Paul Allen and Larry Ellison have 400+ft yachts?

Allen and Ellison I can understand, but why does Jesus need such a big boat?
posted by mkhall at 5:37 AM on May 30, 2006


yachtpron. Some people have more than one.
posted by adamvasco at 5:39 AM on May 30, 2006


Haven't we done this before?

Anyway, you don't impress me unless your megayacht has a moon pool. With a shark shaped submarine. Which shoots lasers.

The global exploitation of the human race results in some more people being able to afford luxuries previously only known to those who could only exploit a bit of the human race.

What about that really fast yacht which you can't steer at its top speed? The one in which everything looks opulent, but is actually made of veneer, like a posh trailer, in order to cut down on weight. Extreme yachting!
posted by asok at 5:42 AM on May 30, 2006


Allen and Ellison I can understand, but why does Jesus need such a big boat?

Well, he never again managed to walk on water after they put those holes in his feet.
posted by Jenga at 5:43 AM on May 30, 2006 [1 favorite]


Jenga you are so going to burn in hell.
posted by Jimbob at 5:45 AM on May 30, 2006


This is the real meagayacht! Love went into this. Love and work. And dire midi music. Lifts made from fork lift truck parts and shower doors! Via the other website.
posted by asok at 6:00 AM on May 30, 2006


Jesus, Paul Allen and Larry Ellison have 400+ft yachts? That's getting beyond megayacht and is more like mini-cruise ship. Where on earth do you sail in something so big?

Some guys never get over losing the pretty girl to the football player. If you want a short explanation for the why any man does anything in this world the answer is "they are trying to get laid"
posted by any major dude at 6:04 AM on May 30, 2006


The yachts are nice and all, but I would rather chew my own arm out of a bear trap than go anywhere with that Kim ass ( in the NSFW "i" link). I don't know who he is, but wallowing in his self-promoting "Kimpire" made me queasy.
posted by Biblio at 6:27 AM on May 30, 2006


Yeah - who is that Kim guy? "The world's best web design company." Sure, if your design tastes run to swords, bad pseudo-heraldry and animated flames. And who is the guy designated "HRH" in that photo set? His Royal Highness of what?

The FPP raises more questions than answers!
posted by GuyZero at 6:31 AM on May 30, 2006


If you want a short explanation for the why any man does anything in this world the answer is "they are trying to get laid"

That really doesn't explain why I spend so much time on Metafilter.
posted by hydrophonic at 6:32 AM on May 30, 2006


Then the axiom should be amended to; trying to get laid, just got laid or can't get laid.
posted by Jenga at 6:35 AM on May 30, 2006


That Kim guy is awesome. At least he's straightfoward and honest about his ego. Also, he has run and a number of Gumball 3000 races, and won at least one of them. I thought he looked familiar.
posted by loquacious at 6:45 AM on May 30, 2006


GuyZero

Yeah - who is that Kim guy?

Kim Schmitz
posted by magullo at 6:46 AM on May 30, 2006


Single letter links make baby jesus cry.
posted by Rhomboid at 6:49 AM on May 30, 2006


Mirabella V, the largest single-mast yacht ever built is my favorite super yacht by far. Available for charter for $275.000 per week.
posted by insomnus at 7:36 AM on May 30, 2006


Ah, the lives of the fabulously wealthy. Soon, through the powers of globalization and free trade we will all have one or more of these fuel guzzling bitches in our back yards, yay to progress!
posted by Vindaloo at 8:24 AM on May 30, 2006


Well, he never again managed to walk on water after they put those holes in his feet.

Besides - Noah's a dick and won't share. Oh and you really don't want to know what the shuffleboard pucks are made of....
posted by mce at 8:45 AM on May 30, 2006


Oh, no - not "KIMBLE", the "Kimvestor" magnate (Warning: Flash link) of Megacar fame! He can safely be considered one of the Peter Pans of the Dot-Bomb era.
posted by Smart Dalek at 9:36 AM on May 30, 2006


Roman Abramovich's yacht Pelorus is apparently so big that when it was docked in Lisbon Harbour during the Euro Championships two years ago you couldnt see half of the harbour.

On the funny side someone put the 'wrong diesel' in it once. It cost a fortune to get it cleaned up apparently.

No matter how rich that Kimble might be, I am not in the least jealous. What an absolute arsehole.
posted by ClanvidHorse at 9:49 AM on May 30, 2006


Personally, I'd rather have a Phoenix 1000 than any of these wussy surface vessels.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:39 AM on May 30, 2006


Can we name that yacht?
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 10:45 AM on May 30, 2006


My favorite yacht is the one built by the Donald. Best crew, too...
posted by cenoxo at 8:13 PM on May 30, 2006


The media-shy Russian oil tycoon who owns Chelsea Football Club, Roman Abramovich, has a superyacht called Le Grand Bleu. Here's a writeup on the shenanigans that ensued when he decided to visit Auckland (NZ) in January, involving a verboten grey parrot, a hastily arranged Customs visit to Tonga, contraband ammunition, and a deckhand reported missing after a visit to the White House*. Postscript: Wayne Lee's body was found floating in the harbour several days after the 350-foot ship had weighed anchor.
*Auckland's premier strip joint.
posted by rob511 at 8:27 PM on May 30, 2006


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