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Old 11-13-2020, 08:44 PM   #1
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Only $200 Million!

Currently for sale.

She does look beautiful in the flesh though.

Saw her on the way through downtown two weeks ago and they had the toys out of the garage on our way back today!

https://www.boatinternational.com/ya.../kismet--97299
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Old 11-13-2020, 08:49 PM   #2
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Yuck.

Not my style.

Rather go for this bargain basement $15,900,000.00 smoooooth running SWATH hull beauty:

https://www.moranyachts.com/luxury-y...achts-for-sale
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Old 11-13-2020, 09:25 PM   #3
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It takes a crew of 28...
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It takes a crew of 28...
For a fifth of a billion dollars, you ain't expected to wash your own boat, cook your own meals, do your own massages in the spa, be a mechanic in the garage, helm you own toys etc. etc.

And to think he arrived in America with $18 in his pocket.

Hard work and intelligence...

When he went to the United States, he spent his first night in a $2/night room at the University YMCA,[3] and his first job was washing dishes for $1.20 an hour.[3] He joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the school.[11] He graduated from the UIUC College of Engineering with a BSc in Industrial Engineering in 1971. He later was awarded the Mechanical Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999.[12][13][14]

Epitomizing the American Dream.

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For a fifth of a billion dollars, you ain't expected to wash your own boat, cook your own meals, do your own massages in the spa, be a mechanic in the garage, helm you own toys etc. etc.

And to think he arrived in America with $18 in his pocket.

Hard work and intelligence...

When he went to the United States, he spent his first night in a $2/night room at the University YMCA,[3] and his first job was washing dishes for $1.20 an hour.[3] He joined the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the school.[11] He graduated from the UIUC College of Engineering with a BSc in Industrial Engineering in 1971. He later was awarded the Mechanical Science and Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999.[12][13][14]

Epitomizing the American Dream.

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Interesting... I went to the same school he did, just a few years earlier.
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:42 PM   #6
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Interesting... I went to the same school he did, just a few years earlier.
I went to the same school as Jimmy Carter and look what happened to me. Sorry, couldn't resist.
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:45 PM   #7
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Heís probably upgrading.
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:51 PM   #8
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Heís probably upgrading.
Could be he is using it to finance a couple of really major projects in JAX. Lot J project and the new Brick Yard.
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I went to the same school as Jimmy Carter and look what happened to me. Sorry, couldn't resist.
You earning peanuts?
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You earning peanuts?
No, is getting ready to be president...
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Old 11-15-2020, 06:25 AM   #11
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Currently for sale.

She does look beautiful in the flesh though.

Saw her on the way through downtown two weeks ago and they had the toys out of the garage on our way back today!

https://www.boatinternational.com/ya.../kismet--97299
All the charm and pleasing lines of a butt ugly mega cruise ship. Glad it's large enough to only blight the harbors of major cities.

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Old 11-15-2020, 06:44 AM   #12
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May not be to everyones taste , but think of the hundreds and hundreds of jobs created to build , and now operate it.


We need more folks like the owner!!! KEEP SPENDING successful folks!
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Not my American dream..... at least without hearing a lot more about his personal life....business success can be had a lot of different ways.

If that was his goal and he got there with honesty and honor....good for him. Being wealthy isn't everyone's dream....

I usually don't comment on boat appearance as it is deeply personal opinion...no right or wrong.
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All good points Scott.
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I kinda like it
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I kinda like it
No helipad ?.....
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:36 PM   #17
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It takes a crew of 28...
Boy I can't even find a crew of one to buff and wax the hull.
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Old 11-15-2020, 07:58 PM   #18
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No helipad ?.....
Number 10. Seems the basketball court doubles as the helipad!

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Old 11-15-2020, 10:19 PM   #19
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Number 10. Seems the basketball court doubles as the helipad!

https://www.rightboat.com/blog/10-of...yacht-helipads
From the article....

"The helicopter canít be stored on board"


Big deal, I could touch down almost anyplace and let off or take on passengers....a boat underway without a helo onboard full time is no better than a dugout canoe....
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One of two mega yachts in Homer Alaska this past September, the other was a mono hull, this one a cat. The heli-deck, five outboards powered auxiliary launch, and crew made it worth a picture. The other was just as nice, also had a helicopter on deck... not my taste in boats :-)
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