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Are you getting bored with your yacht?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by TheHoff, Aug 21, 2007.

  1. TheHoff

    TheHoff Senior member

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    Montana businessman Dennis Washington has his yacht, Attessa, sporting a new toy today. This 225 ft. beast (#69 largest in the world) has been in a slip in the harbour here all summer. I guess the yachting hasn't been that great with our miserable spotty summer weather so he's now got a new vehicle parked on top of the yacht...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    I'd like to know if he has a personal sub dry docked in the hold.
     
  2. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    That's the smallest helipad I've seen.
     
  3. Beckwith

    Beckwith Senior member

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    Malcolm Forbes's Highlander, which can be seen cruising the East River in NYC has a fake helicopter on it for show!
     
  4. Dragon

    Dragon Senior member

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    I don`t know anything about helicopters (or boats) but that looks like a tricky landing!
     
  5. MCsommerreid

    MCsommerreid Senior member

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    That can't be safe. I forsee that all ending in tears one night.
     
  6. amerikajinda

    amerikajinda Senior member

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    Wonder who makes that yacht... Azimut?
     
  7. visionology

    visionology Senior member

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    You aren't a real high roller until you have two helipads on your yacht.
     
  8. dr.no

    dr.no Senior member

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    How much does that Chevron charge for premium?
     
  9. TheHoff

    TheHoff Senior member

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    How much does that Chevron charge for premium?

    It is apparently cheaper than the other stations because they don't have to charge the road tax... so in Canada that is probably around $3 per gallon. Unfortunately the Attessa holds 35,000 gallons. The larger boats will sit docked, refueling, for hours.
     
  10. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    How did Dennis Washington make his money?
     
  11. sonick

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    Hoff: Judging by the location the pics were taken from, do you live in Coal Harbour? Pretty damn nice area there.
     
  12. TheHoff

    TheHoff Senior member

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    How did Dennis Washington make his money?

    Owner of C-Span, among other things. That there is senate-watchin' money.

    Hoff: Judging by the location the pics were taken from, do you live in Coal Harbour? Pretty damn nice area there.

    It is nice, yea.. especially the 62 days out of the year it isn't raining.
     
  13. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    No wonder he is bored. [​IMG]
     
  14. JetBlast

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    That really is a perilously-small helipad. Must be a hell of a chopper pilot to stick that landing. The canopy in front is an FAA hazard as well if it's less than 100 feet from the rotor. Why the f*ck do I know all this?

    I much prefer Pelorus, owned by Roman Abramovich:
    [​IMG]
    The cream colored hull is nice, the helipad is on the front.

    JB
     
  15. caelte

    caelte Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That really is a perilously-small helipad. Must be a hell of a chopper pilot to stick that landing. The canopy in front is an FAA hazard as well if it's less than 100 feet from the rotor. Why the f*ck do I know all this? I much prefer Pelorus, owned by Roman Abramovich: [​IMG] The cream colored hull is nice, the helipad is on the front. JB
    hmmmm....much nicer.
     
  16. GQgeek

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    hmmmm....much nicer.

    I believe the designer was a star wars fan. I like it!
     
  17. JetBlast

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    A selection of some of the world's largest, so we can realize how inferior our boats are that we own.

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    Golden Star, set to be the world's largest yacht owned by Emir in Dubai. People keep saying it's been built but I haven't seen any pictures of the actual boat itself.

    [​IMG]
    Prince Abdul Aziz, which, not surprisingly, belongs to the Saudi royal family (or at least it did last time I saw it).

    [​IMG]
    Al Salamah, idk who owns this one. Used to go under the name Mipos.

    [​IMG]
    Octopus, built by Lurssen for Paul Allen.

    [​IMG]
    Lady Moura, the only one out of these boats I've actually seen. She was moored in Dubai when I visited last year, the S-76 helicopter on the back is a nice touch!!

    JB
     
  18. Artisan Fan

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    Sure those boats look nice, but can you imagine what a moneypit those things must be?

    My dad had a high performance boat and it cost tens of thousands in maintenance every year.
     
  19. JetBlast

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    If you can afford to buy the boat, I would assume damn well these people can afford the upkeep [​IMG]

    JB
     
  20. LabelKing

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    I want a '50s yacht with marquetry and chrome.
     

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