Skip to comments.Britainís richest woman worth £11,500,000,000 poses on her luxury superyacht
Posted on 08/03/2017 8:43:32 AM PDT by simpson96
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My last two novels dive into megayachts and small warships extensively. In fact, the plot of my last novel involves an old steel trading schooner salvaging 96 barrels of diesel from an abandoned NATO base in Greenland, for resale in Ireland, post economic collapse.
If you want to talk about trading schooners, megayachts with bling, "research vessels" that are really low-profile megayachts and even small private warships, I'm the guy.
The smarter megayacht crowd go for "expedition vessels" and "research boats" that are luxury inside, but with no bling outside.
They can easily pose as govt. or NGO vessels, while just as luxurious as the Sunseeker inside.
I agree with you 120%. These millionaires/billionaires could just commission gold statues of themselves with the money.
Instead, they fund massive high-paid employment programs. A megayacht costs 15% of its initial construction/delivery cost PER YEAR to keep at “like new” condition. A ten million dollar yacht paid the salaries of 50+ skilled craftsmen for three years to build, then puts 1.5 million dollars into the local economy PER YEAR to crew and maintain.
The guys who buy and pay for the maint. of these yachts (and private jets, same deal) are heroes. Each one of them is paying the salaries of dozens of well-paid men who feed their families off those salaries.
Remember, they could just build a mansion with a gold statue, once, with the same money. Yachts (and jets) are “gifts that keep on giving” (to the local skilled trade community.)
Please read 63.
Can cross oceans on a tank of diesel, goes anywhere, can easily be disguised as an NGO or govt "research vessel."
Can even do charity work if you feel inclined, hosting medical teams, supporting missionaries, bringing the new generator to some needy island, etc.
Both are equally luxurious inside.
many missionaries could she support with what she wastes on that boat
There are a lot of hard-working people who are thankful because some of us can afford these luxury yachts.
Unfortunately our government has destroyed the “moving” of social class. It is not the middle class that is important, it is the freedom to move up and down the ladder. That is what we have lost.
That photo is from when she was young and into song writing........
not a direct descendent -
I couldn’t locate the little man.
Please read 61 to 65, but especially 65.
“Equals 396,000 bucks”
About 2-4 hours income to the super rich.
” They are basically like a guy wearing a gold Rolex and a diamond-crusted gold bracelet, and more gold around his neck. “
Well this dude does have a diamond earring and some kinda Rolex looking watch...
I think this is mostly for runs over to Catalina and down to San Diego. Weekend toy stuff.
Another of this coffee group used to own a charter fishing boat that operated off the SoCal coast. No bling there, just real boat.
Not how it works. But thanks for playing!
In a fit of virtue signaling the socialists who run California dumped a huge tax on yachts.
This didn’t deprive their rich friends of their yachts, it just got them to relocate the yachts down to Baja, along with all the support jobs that used to provide a good living to a lot of Americans.
Of course considering who now runs California that may have been the idea right from the start- their close relatives in Ensenada could be in the yacht maintenance business.
Mexicalifornistan = Venezuela Lite.
The half million dollar cost to refuel saves me from any envy problems.
“Mexicalifornistan = Venezuela Lite.”
And if Trump doesn’t get his immigration policy enacted.. and if he doesn’t deport millions of foreign nationals illegally camped in the United States...then the rest of the country will join us. This really is a last chance for the rest of you. I don’t know that California can ever be reclaimed.
I totally agree.
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