238ft Lurssen Martha Ann. Very impressive boat. Crew of 20.
The Yacht Thread - Page 7
ah, interesting. i've actually read that article before, strange i forgot.
anyways, for commoners like meself, this is a ride i'd like to own one day:
I don't get why anyone would drop 200K+ on that little POS when you could have a beautiful sailing yacht in the same range. Of course I know next to nothing about boats, and it probably shows.
well i'd buy it used, in the $120K range, and this would serve a much better function than a sailing yacht, allowing us to motor our to our cottage on an island in Georgian Bay and rip around the open waters for fishing, scuba, and exploring. I love sailing and if we didn't have a cottage it would make a ton of sense to keep a sailboat in Toronto harbour.
I've always heard that a rough estimate to "keep it floating" each year will cost about 10% of the new price... This is supposed to cover fuel, crew, maintenance, etc. though I'm not sure what size threshold that is applicable for...
Obviously that doesn't cover depreciation. I've also been told that if it floats, flies or fucks, it's cheaper to rent it.
Edited by SomethingWitty - 7/10/14 at 11:04am
All of those boats burn fuel at an obscene rate. Your average 50ish foot mcyacht will burn a gallon every 30 seconds underway. On the really big ones the tanks are so big and contribute so much ballast that they need to be filled with water as they empty or the boat would sit too high and roll.
Just wiki'd it and Trump's yacht originally cost $100MM (he bought it used for $29MM; that hurts), so it would cost about $10MM to keep it fueled and crewed... Based on a $250k fill-up, that sounds about right.
Totally for different purposes, Living on the coast that would be a nice offshore fishing boat, however yes for 200k is much you can find similar or used for much better price