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post #31 of 78
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And then there's the Crystal Ball, which, at 459" will be the largest yacht in the world when it's completed later this year: http://www.luxury-yachts.info/popup/popup_101.html "Blohm + Voss have signed a contract for a large Mega Yacht for delivery 2007. The order has been secured against international competition. The yacht will be constructed using the latest engineering and production technologies of the Hamburg yard, including virtual reality design and laser cutting and welding technology. Like with any yacht contract of Blohm + Voss, further details of the contract will be strictly confidential. The contract underlines the strengthened dedication of Blohm + Voss to Mega Yacht building." Notice how the helicopter on the second helipad can be protected from the elements...
Is this the direction of yacht design? Does Paul Allen have a sub aboard?
post #32 of 78
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Originally Posted by caelte View Post
Is this the direction of yacht design?
Does Paul Allen have a sub aboard?

Actually not too much information has been released about this project... it's pretty top secret - even the owner hasn't been announced yet... stay tuned...
post #33 of 78
I know nothing about boats and am still jealous anyway, but I think the Octopus is one of the more FUGLY boats, including the name.
post #34 of 78
Freaking sweet pictures everybody.

I'll say that Lady Moura is really not all that interesting on the inside, a friend of my dad's flies a helicopter for rich folk and has been commissioned to Lady Moura a few times. He has pictures, I'll have to dig them up for everyone.

JB
post #35 of 78
I've always wanted a submarine, perhaps a custom-built one that looks like a Jules Verne device and that would not look inappropriate in a Wes Anderson film.
post #36 of 78
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I know nothing about boats and am still jealous anyway, but I think the Octopus is one of the more FUGLY boats, including the name.

Very close in name to the yacht from this James Bond flick...









It's just mind boggling to think that he's spending $25 million per year just for upkeep, crew, fuel and slip fees!
post #37 of 78
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post

That is bewilderingly hideous. It looks like an mall atrium strapped to an aircraft carrier.
post #38 of 78
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That is bewilderingly hideous. It looks like an mall atrium strapped to an aircraft carrier.

I'd agree, but I bet it's pretty cool inside with all that floor to ceiling glass... the views must be amazing from inside...
post #39 of 78
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Notice how the helicopter on the second helipad can be protected from the elements...

You are just a nobody if you don't have a second helipad.
post #40 of 78
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
Yeah the rule of thumb is that annual upkeep will run you 10% of the purchase price. So a $24 million, 150-foot yacht will cost you about $2.5 million a year to run.

I saw Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's Rising Sun (second largest yacht in the world this year - second to the Al Salamah which is 456' 10". The Octopus mentioned above is the third largest at 414', and much further down the list is the Lady Moura at only 344.4') when I was in Palm Beach... that sucker is just over 450 feet long (452' 8") and is valued at $250 million. Like the Octopus, it was built by Lürssen in Bremen, Germany. Had a nice conversation with a cute young deckhand from South Africa... she said it was her "dream job" (and probably her first job!).

You know, I don’t ever recall paying too much attention to the particulars of the massive yachts / ships that are moored in Palm Beach during season.

Jon.
post #41 of 78
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You are just a nobody if you don't have a second helipad.

A good yacht should have a retractable helipad that lowers the helicopter into the boat and locks the entrance above it, in order to ensure that the helicopter is fully protected, plus it'll make for a kick ass sight to boot!

Jon.
post #42 of 78
Anyone ever been on a yacht of size? I have vacationed many times on a 137' yacht, and I cannot tell you how incredible these are. They are nicer than any hotel on any island they travel to and they offer great privacy. Only downside is it hold 10,000 gallons of gas, so everytime they fill it up...$30K!
post #43 of 78
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Anyone ever been on a yacht of size? I have vacationed many times on a 137' yacht, and I cannot tell you how incredible these are. They are nicer than any hotel on any island they travel to and they offer great privacy. Only downside is it hold 10,000 gallons of gas, so everytime they fill it up...$30K!

I believe there is a point of diminishing returns... someone who's sailed on the Rising Sun (second-largest in the world) said it feels like an empty mall inside! Pretty impersonal...
post #44 of 78
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Originally Posted by amerikajinda View Post
I believe there is a point of diminishing returns... someone who's sailed on the Rising Sun (second-largest in the world) said it feels like an empty mall inside! Pretty impersonal...

That makes sense; it would be quite an empty place. I would hire friends and disco dancers.
post #45 of 78
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I believe there is a point of diminishing returns... someone who's sailed on the Rising Sun (second-largest in the world) said it feels like an empty mall inside! Pretty impersonal...

I was told that by maritime law you can only have 6/7 staterooms and passengers of ~14/15, anything else must be declared a commercial vessel. Besides common space, toy space, and other unneccesities, there is not much of a difference in living space between a 137' and let's say 200'.
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