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Britainís richest woman worth £11,500,000,000 poses on her luxury superyacht
Metro U.K. ^ | 8/3/2017 | Nicole Morley

Posted on 08/03/2017 8:43:32 AM PDT by simpson96

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To: NorthMountain; wardaddy
And fuel burn is mostly a function of hull design, props and speed. A megayacht optimized for speed, to get over 30knots, will burn several times more fuel per mile than one optimized for range that moves at ten knots with a max of 15.

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.


61 posted on 08/04/2017 5:00:20 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Pelham; wardaddy
The Sunseeker crowd are idiots. They are basically like a guy wearing a gold Rolex and a diamond-crusted gold bracelet, and more gold around his neck. Great if you live your life in a yacht club environment, terrible if you wind up in a third-world port run by the local mafia. Not only will the Sunseeker run out of fuel after a short run, not much more than a couple thousand miles, max, they suck in rough weather at low speed. Dangerously so.

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.


62 posted on 08/04/2017 5:08:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: NorthMountain; InkStone

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.)


63 posted on 08/04/2017 5:15:07 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Drew68; HeadOn; 60Gunner; wardaddy

Please read 63.


64 posted on 08/04/2017 5:16:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee
Tons of fun while burning tons of fuel. Totally sucks in a storm at low speed. Sure to get robbed/extorted/confiscated if you have to stop in some third world nasty port run by the local mafia. Better not go far from the yacht club.

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.


65 posted on 08/04/2017 5:31:14 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Pilgrim's Progress

many missionaries could she support with what she wastes on that boat


But then the missionaries would spend more time pleasing because she is the source of the money................


66 posted on 08/04/2017 5:31:22 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: Drew68

There are a lot of hard-working people who are thankful because some of us can afford these luxury yachts.


Especially in a mobile society where one can move up and down the social ladder. Because everyone imagines themselves moving to the top and owning one of those 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.


67 posted on 08/04/2017 5:35:55 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Thinking Caps are no longer being issued but there must be a warehouse full of them somewhere.)
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To: Victor
Hmmm...I see she also has a recording studio.

That photo is from when she was young and into song writing........

68 posted on 08/04/2017 5:44:51 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: definitelynotaliberal

not a direct descendent -


69 posted on 08/04/2017 5:51:09 AM PDT by vooch (America First Drain the Swamp)
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To: RightGeek

I couldn’t locate the little man.


70 posted on 08/04/2017 6:00:52 AM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: PeterPrinciple

Please read 61 to 65, but especially 65.


71 posted on 08/04/2017 6:18:32 AM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: wardaddy

“Equals 396,000 bucks”

About 2-4 hours income to the super rich.


72 posted on 08/04/2017 6:30:52 AM PDT by CodeToad (AA)
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To: Travis McGee

” 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.


73 posted on 08/04/2017 6:51:24 AM PDT by Pelham (Liberate California. Deport Mexico Now)
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To: Travis McGee

How true.


74 posted on 08/04/2017 8:22:41 AM PDT by wardaddy (Virtue signalers should be shot...conservative ones racked and hanged then fed to dogs)
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To: PeterPrinciple

Not how it works. But thanks for playing!


75 posted on 08/04/2017 9:00:17 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx D)
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To: Travis McGee

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.


76 posted on 08/04/2017 1:18:18 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate California. Deport Mexico Now)
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To: Pelham

Mexicalifornistan = Venezuela Lite.


77 posted on 08/04/2017 1:23:08 PM PDT by Travis McGee (EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: simpson96

The half million dollar cost to refuel saves me from any envy problems.


78 posted on 08/04/2017 1:23:51 PM PDT by steve86 (Prophecies of Maelmhaedhoc O'Morgair (Latin form: Malachy))
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To: Travis McGee

“Mexicalifornistan = Venezuela Lite.”

Yep.

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.


79 posted on 08/04/2017 2:03:08 PM PDT by Pelham (Liberate California. Deport Mexico Now)
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To: Travis McGee

I totally agree.


80 posted on 08/07/2017 9:54:34 PM PDT by 60Gunner (The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men. - Plato)
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