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Introducing the 3billion super yacht made of gold and platinum
Metro UK ^ | 20th July, 2011 | Joel Taylor

Posted on 07/21/2011 5:58:57 AM PDT by tlb

built for a Malaysian businessman by British designer Stuart Hughes. It is 30.5m (100ft) long and is claimed to feature around 100,000kg of solid gold and platinum – making it worth a reported £3billion.

Its main sleeping quarter is adorned with platinum accents, including a wall feature made of stone from a meteor - and bone from a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

The hull is also wrapped in a thin layer of gold, while precious metals were used to make the deck, dining area, rails and anchor.

‘He wanted a plane doing as well but the thing would never take off if we did.

The yacht, built in Italy, was completed in Malaysia about two weeks ago. ‘I believe it will be mostly in dry dock, it won’t be used, it is just for show,’ Mr Hughes said.

According to the World Gold Council, some 165,600 tonnes had been mined at their last estimate in 2009, meaning that the craft has nearly one per cent of the world’s gold.

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


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But it's not as fancy as the ruby yacht of Omar Kayam.


1 posted on 07/21/2011 5:59:01 AM PDT by tlb
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2 posted on 07/21/2011 6:02:29 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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sheesh what a loser. Complete idiocy. Icarus who flew too close to the sun with his wax wings.


3 posted on 07/21/2011 6:03:37 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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sheesh what a loser. Complete idiocy. Icarus who flew too close to the sun with his wax wings

Stupid, probably ... but it's his money.

How do you feel about $350 bottles of wine?

4 posted on 07/21/2011 6:08:32 AM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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Wait until the Somali pirates hear about this!


5 posted on 07/21/2011 6:09:18 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: tlb

Sounds extravagant, but this is probably one of the safer ways of storing one percent of the world’s gold. As in ‘safe from Government’.

Moor it in high-security marinas in tax havens: that way far-reaching kleptocrats like Obama can’t steal it.

(love that Ruby Yacht line, LOL)


6 posted on 07/21/2011 6:09:36 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: yldstrk

I was thinking that he’s just created his own Baal.

Are we supposed to worship him or his golden calf?


7 posted on 07/21/2011 6:09:57 AM PDT by Walrus (You can't begin a revolution with establishment leaders)
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It’s the guy’s money, but what a waste of money.

I can think a lot better things to do with my temporal existence then spend 3 bill on a yacht.


8 posted on 07/21/2011 6:11:08 AM PDT by Jonty30
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$350 bottles of wine are worth nothing to alcoholic, or if you are trying address the needs of children. Besides, I assume the wine price is based on age and rarity, not the price of the grape that went into it.


9 posted on 07/21/2011 6:11:22 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Yeah, I was thinking that too, that he is going to have to hire an Army and a Navy to keep thieves off it. What a loon.


10 posted on 07/21/2011 6:12:12 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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the ruby yacht of Omar Kayam.

Deep and painful ,,, GROOOAANNNNN

11 posted on 07/21/2011 6:13:18 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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I’ll trade him for our pontoon...


12 posted on 07/21/2011 6:14:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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‘I believe it will be mostly in dry dock, it won’t be used, it is just for show,’

If it don't go, chrome it.

13 posted on 07/21/2011 6:23:07 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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"How do you feel about $350 bottles of wine? "

I feel better once I've helped consume one.

14 posted on 07/21/2011 6:27:31 AM PDT by Paladin2
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Wow, the insurance must be huge. I hope he had installed the latest and greatest in theft deterrent, so he gets the 10% anti-theft discount.


15 posted on 07/21/2011 6:28:03 AM PDT by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: tlb

Oh Metro, check your figures. 100 tonnes of gold is not “1% of the World’s Gold”. More like 1/1656.


16 posted on 07/21/2011 6:29:42 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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It cost 3 billion dollars.

In four years time it will be worth maybe 24 billion dollars, simply because of the appreciation in Gold’s buying power. That’s in today’s dollars.

In the meantime this guy gets to live in it, and motor about at 70 mph AND rent the thing out to the Bond franchise.

I am in awe.


17 posted on 07/21/2011 6:36:53 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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I think this is just a scheme to lure our copper gutter thieves away.

“Hey, man! Sup? I doan got no copper fo you today, but I gots this here 300 foot long solid gold boat fo you. Gimme fie hunna dollah fo it an it yoze! Where I should put it?”


18 posted on 07/21/2011 6:40:31 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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I hope some terrorist doesn’t fly a gold-plated plane into it. /s


19 posted on 07/21/2011 6:46:25 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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70mph with 100 tons of gold?
Not likely.


20 posted on 07/21/2011 6:52:42 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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