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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:12 am    Post subject: Jeff Bezos' new sailing yacht Reply with quote

Jeff's will be bigger.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wPEsvEmhTI


Here is Jeff's

https://i.redd.it/pups04ascdv71.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If that's Bezos new sailboat, it looks like he doesn't like sailing. That's like being on a container ship and saying "I like being on the water." You'd need a map to find the water.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least is doesn't look like a sex toy, unlike his other toy.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a very satisfying feeling to be so comfortable with a capable, well build boat of modest length.
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He will also need to hire a very capable captain. I've met the captain of the Black Pearl, who was then captain of the Maltese Falcon. I had a brief but very interesting conversation with him. Yes, a lot of stuff is automated, but these are still sailboats, and very big ones, and they have a lot of high tech gear that you have to get comfortable with. Most of his time, though, is spent hanging out in some European port, while the boat is docked.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Most of his time, though, is spent hanging out in some European port, while the boat is docked.


Like 350+ days a year.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2021 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pcg wrote:
. . . I've met the captain of the Black Pearl, who was then captain of the Maltese Falcon. .. .


I took some photos of the Maltese Falcon off Cap Ferrat, near Monaco, a couple of years ago.



In many ways, these boats are ridiculous toys of the rich and famous, but I have to admit I am fascinated by the technology. Then too, I can't get my knickers in too big a twist over how Jeff Bezos wastes his money when I know people who squander what little they have on things a lot less useful and more damaging than a boat. The Maltese Falcon is theoretically capable of being single-handed. But as you say, that single hand really has to know its stuff!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I were rich I would buy the new 16 footer at Master Marine in Mt. Vernon.
($45,000). Then I would have it put in dry stack at the Coal Creek ramp in Bellevue. They would put it in the water for me and I would cruise passed Bill Gates house where we would exchange a friendly wave. Then I'd putter under the 520 bridge and tie-up at Ivar's Salmon House for dinner. The next day I would leave home and fly first class to NJ. I would then punch "diner" into the gps in my Ford Focus rental. Yup, if I were rich that's what I'd do.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dotnmarty wrote:
If I were rich I would buy the new 16 footer at Master Marine in Mt. Vernon.
($45,000). Then I would have it put in dry stack at the Coal Creek ramp in Bellevue. They would put it in the water for me and I would cruise passed Bill Gates house where we would exchange a friendly wave. Then I'd putter under the 520 bridge and tie-up at Ivar's Salmon House for dinner. The next day I would leave home and fly first class to NJ. I would then punch "diner" into the gps in my Ford Focus rental. Yup, if I were rich that's what I'd do.


Sounds like heaven. I might splurge on a 26 and risk being labelled a philistine. Of course, it's hard to know how I'd really act if I had 10's of billions of dollars, but I'm pretty sure it wouldn't involve buying a boat or house big enough to cover a football field.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or you could charter Maltese Falcon for the princely sum of only $500,000 a week, plus expenses (I have no idea of how much that is...but suspect food, beverages and mooring, plus fuel etc...). I suspect you could drop a cool million a week entertaining your closets 10 friends....

Or. by a really nice C Dory and live happily ever after..

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thataway wrote:
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Or. buy a really nice C Dory and live happily ever after..


Ain't that the truth, Bob!

Through a really bizarre set of circumstances involving a New York relative's winning bid at a charity auction, we ended up spending a week in an apartment in the little town of Villefranche on the Cote d'Azure. Our visit coincided with the Monaco Yacht Show, just next door up the coast. I saw more big boats and more Russian Oligarch's than you can imagine. What I didn't see was very many happy-looking people getting on or off the mega yachts.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2021 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter & Judy wrote:
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Most of his time, though, is spent hanging out in some European port, while the boat is docked.


Like 350+ days a year.


And of those 15 days or so at sea, how many are actually under sail vs. engine power.

The hull listing from sailing probably causes the billionaires to roll off their piles of money so they don't do it very often.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dotnmarty wrote:
If I were rich I would buy the new 16 footer at Master Marine in Mt. Vernon.
($45,000). Then I would have it put in dry stack at the Coal Creek ramp in Bellevue. They would put it in the water for me and I would cruise passed Bill Gates house where we would exchange a friendly wave. Then I'd putter under the 520 bridge and tie-up at Ivar's Salmon House for dinner. The next day I would leave home and fly first class to NJ. I would then punch "diner" into the gps in my Ford Focus rental. Yup, if I were rich that's what I'd do.


Marty, I remember well the day we did part of that trip with you, and I still feel rich just remembering the good time we had.

Thank you.

Harvey
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2021 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harvey- your kindness blows me away. I guess we are really rich already. Like the hymn says, " I was blind but now I see."
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