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Old 02-15-2013, 06:52 PM
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A vulgar display of wealth.

Nice Yacht!

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Old 02-15-2013, 07:22 PM
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I saw that boat last month in Bermuda.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:11 PM
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The guy is some kind of shrewd operator, I'll give him that:

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That is pretty freakin pimp. That missile defense system should keep them Somalian pirates away
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:33 AM
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Wow. Looks like it could land an F-16 at the front of the ship!
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:57 AM
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Very nice. I wouldn't know what to do if I were this rich.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:06 AM
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Very nice. I wouldn't know what to do if I were this rich.
If you were that rich, you wouldn't NEED to know what to do.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:25 PM
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Vulgar? Hardly. It's amazing, and employs a lot of people. There is nothing better than wealthy people spending their money on items with expensive up keeps. It's a lot better than sitting in some bank account....
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If he can afford to let it be. Nice boat and I am sure he earned it. But then he might sell it later down the road when things gone south for him.
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I wouldn't know what to do if I were this rich.
I'd be afraid to leave my armed island fortress. When you're that rich, you're a prime target for kidnappers etc.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:35 PM
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Vulgar? Hardly. It's amazing, and employs a lot of people. There is nothing better than wealthy people spending their money on items with expensive up keeps. It's a lot better than sitting in some bank account....
Supposedly, yachts > 200' generally take up to 20% of their purchase cost just to operate annually.

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He visited my home town a couple of years ago in his old boat, and it caused quite a stir. Small Norwegian town, during winter, is not a typical distination.

Eclipse makes the old one look small.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:46 PM
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He visited my home town a couple of years ago in his old boat, and it caused quite a stir. Small Norwegian town, during winter, is not a typical distination.

Eclipse makes the old one look small.
It reminds me of a Star Wars Imperial Cruiser.
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So much for my 17' Boston Whaler...crap.
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Supposedly, yachts > 200' generally take up to 20% of their purchase cost just to operate annually.
Boat : hole in the water you pour money.

Its similar for any power boat. The difference is 20% of $15k boat is only $3k which would be reasonable for fuel, insurance, storage, etc.
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Annual running costs for his fleet are around $25million including full tanks of petrol at around $110,000 per yacht.
From the original article.
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He visited my home town a couple of years ago in his old boat, and it caused quite a stir. Small Norwegian town, during winter, is not a typical distination.

Eclipse makes the old one look small.
And fuel is not cheap in Norway lol.. Must have costed him a finger of his to fuel that beast up in Norway.

A very very beautiful yacht though.
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Boat : hole in the water you pour money.

Its similar for any power boat. The difference is 20% of $15k boat is only $3k which would be reasonable for fuel, insurance, storage, etc.
LOL!

I've always heard:

BOAT: Bust Out Another Thousand
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:50 PM
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LOL!

I've always heard:

BOAT: Bust Out Another Thousand
That guy must own a printing press that prints money for the governments.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:21 AM
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You can't possibly believe you know how much he has by what wiki says? 3rd party source can be taken into consideration when talking about a legit money earner, but this dude has mafia written all over him. I bet he has twice as much of what's shown on books hidden somewhere.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:54 AM
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You can't possibly believe you know how much he has by what wiki says? 3rd party source can be taken into consideration when talking about a legit money earner, but this dude has mafia written all over him. I bet he has twice as much of what's shown on books hidden somewhere.
Luckily he isn't a US citizen or they would have hunted them banks down looking for a percentage of what he has.
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