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24-07-2020, 07:23   #16
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I would certainly consider it but a private jet would be more of a priority. Imagine not having to deal with the peasantry of commercial travel, airport queues, security, booking in advance etc.
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24-07-2020, 08:20   #17
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They cost so much money initially, you then have to factor in a running cost of circa 10% of the initial cost per year to run them. Would be far cheaper to rent one for the few weeks a year you would use them.
This. Or as one billionaire's advice went: Remember the three F's. If it flies, floats or f*uks, rent, never buy.
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24-07-2020, 08:24   #18
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Have two of them, bored of them now, thinking of just going back to the kayak
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24-07-2020, 08:43   #19
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Got chatting in an airport to a girl who was a maid on one of those superyachts, it sounded pretty awful - hard work, eff all time above deck, having to deal with the clients and their guests and families, months away from loved ones etc. She said the money was good, but 🀷*♂️

That kind of superyacht lifestyle would not be for me.

Give me a nice narrowboat any day. Would probably not object to having the very attractive maid, granted.

Edit: Ah, emojis don't work.. Fine, it's the guy shrugging his shoulders.
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24-07-2020, 09:40   #20
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Couldn't be arsed. I'd get a nice little 30-footer and berth it in Kinsale. I'd have taken one in Lower Aghada as well, but since Rosie's closed permanently there's no point.
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24-07-2020, 09:46   #21
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I'd just buy a regular yacht. I'd call it something classy for sure, like 'Dirty Oar' or 'How Nauti'. Then I'd make everyone call me Captain, or Admiral or something, even my own family. They'd get sick of me after a while, but they'd have to feel sorry for me because of my fake wooden leg and years spent guarding the lake.
Tidy. You should incorporate some Captain Ahab-esque "Belay there, Starbuck! Hast thee seen the White Whale?!?" kind of thing as well.
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24-07-2020, 10:29   #22
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I once did some carpentry work on a superyacht. The rich woman owner was a complete tyrant though and I walked off. Later on though, she fell Overboard and lost her memory. I had a bit of fun and convinced her that we were married. What started as a joke became real and we got married. The kids were glad to go from rags to riches. True story.
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24-07-2020, 10:33   #23
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Nah, I genuinely wouldn't have the interest in it.

Edit - I'm lucky my dream commercial items are really very achievable.
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24-07-2020, 10:37   #24
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I once did some carpentry work on a superyacht. The rich woman owner was a complete tyrant though and I walked off. Later on though, she fell Overboard and lost her memory. I had a bit of fun and convinced her that we were married. What started as a joke became real and we got married. The kids were glad to go from rags to riches. True story.
Did you use oak instead of cedar?
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31-07-2020, 21:05   #25
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I would certainly consider it but a private jet would be more of a priority. Imagine not having to deal with the peasantry of commercial travel, airport queues, security, booking in advance etc.



Unless you have your own airport or you only fly to very small airports you still need to queue and put up with security. Think you still need to book in advance to some extent with a private jet, create a flight plan and all that good stuff.
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31-07-2020, 21:35   #26
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I'd have a private jet over a private yacht.

I think I'd be wary of even being a guest on a super yacht because of the implication.
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31-07-2020, 22:14   #27
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Even if I were a Bajillionaire, I'd never ever buy a yacht. I'm more in favor of renting a boat and going out on a lake.


Rent a 5* hotel room though? You Betcha!
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31-07-2020, 22:39   #28
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Frankie Boyle explained why people buy these yachts.
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31-07-2020, 22:42   #29
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I was always told ‘if it flies, floats or fcucks, it’s always cheaper to rent.’
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31-07-2020, 22:45   #30
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Nope. I know exactly the old run down place I would buy and repair. It's complete with it's own nuclear bunker and everything.

I wouldn't be interested in this enough to justify it, maybe something small to dive off but that's it.

I don't even get the great advantage in owning your own Learjet. They actually don't strike me as that great.
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