Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Let the white boys go free!

After joining the crew on a private yacht sailing from Columbia to Jamaica, two students find themselves in a jail in Ocho Rios. They were freed when their fellow prisoners began serenading them with the latest reggae song about young Caucasian males. Lesson learned - sometimes your better off paying bribes in the third world.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Maltese Falcon Yacht Charter featured in the Robb Report

The Maltese Falcon charter yacht is the largest sailing yacht in the world. It was recently featured in the Robb Report's Best of the Best June 2007 issue. Available for charter starting at $406,250 per week.

Prince Phillip's yacht restored - The Bloodhound

Prince Phillip's former yacht is up for sale for 1.5 million pounds or almost 2 million dollars. Rare wood from American Elm, Teak, and Honduran Mahogany bring back the classical lines of this beautiful restored yacht. Won the Fastnet in 1939.

Friday, May 25, 2007

The war against luxury yachts

Saddam Hussein's presidential yacht, the Al-Mansur.

Yesterday, the U.S. Congress approved increased spending for the war in Iraq. Thought it was a good time to revisit what happens when a 500 pound bomb slams into your luxury yacht. Miraculously, it would at least still float. Lesson learned - don't serve yellow cake aboard to your guests.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bill Gates leaves Phuket on the mega yacht Octopus

After visiting Phuket, Bill Gates proclaims he had one of "the best holidays". Subsequently, Phuket developer Lalvani proclaims a new ultra exclusive mooring to be built there.

The yacht is owned by the other Microsoft honcho. It is the fifth largest superyacht - Octopus. This is the yacht Bill Gates is aboard currently cruising the southern coasts of Asia. Just recently, he took the yacht on a jaunt down to Antarctica.

Charter Yacht Paloma. C'est Magnifique!

French socialists attempted to make a scene over French President Sarkozy's relaxing vacation on the Yacht Paloma. Owned by billionaire Vincent Bollore, Yacht Paloma is a charter motor yacht that Marie Antoinette would be proud of.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Saudi yacht runs aground at Cannes festival

One of the world's top yachts , the Lady Moura, runs aground at Cannes and forces the closure of several beaches.

How the rich spend their summer months

The wealth report blogs on how the rich spend their summer.
Yacht charters top the list.

Luxury, Leisure. Yachts and Mega Yachts

Would You Pay $70,000 for Your Vacation? Don't Laugh, Many Do. Blog post mentioning the flexibility and cost of a berth on a super yacht.