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Old 07-19-2013, 12:30 PM   #26
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Anyone know of any prestigious yacht design firms/builders in the North West?
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Buddy used to work for Richmond yachts they build like 80-120 footers but they are spec yachts
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I yacht like that can easily carry a good sized security team or mercenaries.
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i was yachting this past weekend and when we were coming back to coal harbor under the Lions Gate Bidge this yacht was heading out..



was so massive my iphone couldn't fit it all.
I believe that is Dennis Washington's boat. Atessa 4
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here's a thought -->how about using one's wealth for the betterment of mankind instead of ostentatious purchases that serve no purpose but to spew more pollution into the atmosphere and oceans..$605 million could do wonders in sub-saharan africa providing basic needs like potable drinking water..or how about a cause closer to home like aid given to help in the care of the 1 million+ refugees from the syrian conflict residing in Lebanese territories..the possibilities are endless!!

or better yet, in sticking with the theme of boats, why not build a hospital ship of sorts. Maybe something along the lines of a Mercy Ship..a ship that makes port of calls in impoverished countries and supplies medical care to those who would otherwise not have access to.

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No pictures of the Azzam's interior yet. -did find a video of a pretty luxurious interior of this yacht named Nirvana.
According to the video, it's ranked 43rd in the 100 largest yachts of 2012.

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This yacht was much bigger than Washingtons. Infact we saw Washingtons boat moments after seeing this one (Serene) docked at its usual spot on the north side.

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>spend 605 million on a boat.
>own it for 3 years, spend 180 million just to operate the thing.
>Sell it for a loss, probably 400 million
>385 million dollars flushed down the crapper
>because it's awesome
I know I can't greentext here, but i felt like I needed to. Such a ridiculously over excessive culture we live in where there's a top 100 list of super yachts. Hope they get taxed for that purchase instead of going through their bs Luxemburg bank account.
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>spend 605 million on a boat.
>own it for 3 years, spend 180 million just to operate the thing.
>Sell it for a loss, probably 400 million
>385 million dollars flushed down the crapper
>because it's awesome
I know I can't greentext here, but i felt like I needed to. Such a ridiculously over excessive culture we live in where there's a top 100 list of super yachts. Hope they get taxed for that purchase instead of going through their bs Luxemburg bank account.
why are you hating? they can spend it on whatever they want. They are also creating jobs just by operating the boat.
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>spend 605 million on a boat.
>own it for 3 years, spend 180 million just to operate the thing.
>Sell it for a loss, probably 400 million
>385 million dollars flushed down the crapper
>because it's awesome
I know I can't greentext here, but i felt like I needed to. Such a ridiculously over excessive culture we live in where there's a top 100 list of super yachts. Hope they get taxed for that purchase instead of going through their bs Luxemburg bank account.
If you can afford to "lose 385 million" you're probably making 5-10x that.
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here's a thought -->how about using one's wealth for the betterment of mankind instead of ostentatious purchases that serve no purpose but to spew more pollution into the atmosphere and oceans..$605 million could do wonders in sub-saharan africa providing basic needs like potable drinking water..or how about a cause closer to home like aid given to help in the care of the 1 million+ refugees from the syrian conflict residing in Lebanese territories..the possibilities are endless!!

or better yet, in sticking with the theme of boats, why not build a hospital ship of sorts. Maybe something along the lines of a Mercy Ship..a ship that makes port of calls in impoverished countries and supplies medical care to those who would otherwise not have access to.

p.s: really nice ship, but utterly useless!
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turns out the yacht I took a pic of leaving coal harbor (Serene) is 440 feet and owned by the owner of Stoli Vodka - it cost 330M.
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So there?s this megayacht parked outside our office (10 Photos) : theCHIVE

The 450 ft. yacht boasts an onboard helicopter, a 50-foot pool on the upper deck, multiple lounges, bars, and spas. The serene even carries a submarine built for two.

The Serene has 12 state rooms and can accommodate almost 30 overnight guests. But aside from this, not much is known.
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This is also a pretty special one a few years ago. Built by Blohm & Voss in Germany, designed by Philippe Starck (who also worked on a yacht for the late Steve Jobs).



Guess how much to fill in the tank? US$1.4 million.

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Philippe Starck yachts that have been built are incredibly ugly. His concepts are far more luxurious and aesthetically pleasing.

Last fall, I've had the opportunity to take a specialized marine design class at Art Center in Pasadena and the school flew in a couple of yacht designers including Glade Johnson (who is based in Seattle) every week to give us feedback on our projects. I'll be taking another marine class this Fall and hopefully land an internship for a yacht builder next year.
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Here are my two favorite yacht design under 15M/50'

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why are you hating? they can spend it on whatever they want. They are also creating jobs just by operating the boat.
Because that money can be going to so many better things then being flushed away on operating a yacht the size of a school. Hell, it could probably build a few schools. maybe even a hospital or two. Yet it's being used for a weekend luxury liner for one fat dude in a suit and his spoiled children.
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Because that money can be going to so many better things then being flushed away on operating a yacht the size of a school. Hell, it could probably build a few schools. maybe even a hospital or two. Yet it's being used for a weekend luxury liner for one fat dude in a suit and his spoiled children.
And every time a super yacht like this is commissioned, it helps employees the following the people, though obviously not limited to:

Ironworkers
Electricians
Plumbers
Engineers
Architects
Master carvers (if there's wood involved in the design)
Mechanics
etc
etc
etc

It's not simply a matter of money being dumped down a deep, dark well, never to be seen again... It's being used to employ hundreds of people, not just for the construction phase, but over it's life it will employ dozens of people to upkeep and repair it.

Would the world be better off with another hospital? Maybe. But this is in no means a pure waste of money.

And are people not allowed to spend their own money on things they want? Or should we all drive around in the cheapest car available, while living in the most meagre of homes and eating the barest of necessities to keep ourselves alive and instead give the rest of our earnings to random people? Sure, that may work for you, but I prefer to drive around in a car with leather seats and a gas guzzling engine, and then go home to a large piece of property and sprawl out on a big leather sectional and watch TV on my big screen while eating a steak and drinking an import beer. I earned that money myself, so I'm damn well gonna spend it on what I want.
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>spend 605 million on a boat.
>own it for 3 years, spend 180 million just to operate the thing.
>Sell it for a loss, probably 400 million
>385 million dollars flushed down the crapper
>because it's awesome
I know I can't greentext here, but i felt like I needed to. Such a ridiculously over excessive culture we live in where there's a top 100 list of super yachts. Hope they get taxed for that purchase instead of going through their bs Luxemburg bank account.
I remember reading somewhere these super yachts are often sold for more than what the original owner had to paid for....
People can get one built for cheaper, but ordering one takes 5-10 years and when rich ppl want something, they usually want it now regardless of price (at least when the economy is good...
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And every time a super yacht like this is commissioned, it helps employees the following the people, though obviously not limited to:

Ironworkers
Electricians
Plumbers
Engineers
Architects
Master carvers (if there's wood involved in the design)
Mechanics
etc


It's not simply a matter of money being dumped down a deep, dark well, never to be seen again... It's being used to employ hundreds of people, not just for the construction phase, but over it's life it will employ dozens of people to upkeep and repair it.
Yes, but this will keep those electricians, plumbers, engineers, etc from doing other meaningful work
So...a lot of these resources are in-fact wasted, dumped into a deep dark well, never to be seen again...

Which reminds me of a Warren Buffett quote:
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If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don't do that though. I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die.
But then we live in a free and capitalist society, it is their money, you have no right to judge how they should spend it...
make your own 600 millions and you can do whatever you want with it..
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