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31-07-2020, 22:47   #31
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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.
They have their own VIP entry. They don't stand with us peasants
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31-07-2020, 23:40   #32
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I’ve met a good few captains, chefs, barmen/girls, general hands in the irishbars down the south of France. The common thing I’ve been told seems to be... hard work but really good wages.

A good boss will even on your night off, throw you a couple of hundred quid as you hit the town. These are mostly bonafide millionaires or not far off so keeping the troops happy by putting your hand in your pocket for a grand so the folks can go have a bit of fun and shake off cabin fever is the done thing.
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31-07-2020, 23:45   #33
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If you picked up the 49.5 million or made it big as a YouTuber(tm) or you sold your cloud-based startup to Jeff Bezos for a few 100m, would you be tempted?


It's in vogue these days to pretend you're bothered about the fact that they burn a fair drop o'daysul but after you park your Tesla Model whatever at the airport and hop on a plane nobody really has a clue where you're gone and if you're cruising around the med or some other place in a superyacht they won't know.



Just from looking at Marinetraffic I get the impression a lot of superyacht owners just go around in circles on in med and hang around the usual party haunts and posh spots. Was watching a documentary a while back about some English dood who already had a yacht that was quite super and he was commissioning a brand new one for about 50 mil because he felt he was growing out of the old one. This kind of craic wouldn't really interest me but I wouldn't mind a smaller boat with plenty of range for visiting places in the absolute backarse of nowhere.




Tis crazy the amount of money you can spend on these yokes if you want. An entire euromillions jackpot just for one boat if you want plus all the running costs



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01-08-2020, 01:08   #34
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you can pick up a second hand oil rig supply vessels for a million or two

Handles the roughest seas , has a crane and big flat deck at the back. Plonk down a marquee or caravan or helicopter or even an OT-64 SKOT 8×8 Amphibious Armoured Personnel Carrier for when you want to take a trip to the shops.
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01-08-2020, 01:12   #35
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Just from looking at Marinetraffic I get the impression a lot of superyacht owners just go around in circles on in med and hang around the usual party haunts and posh spots.
The boats might circle around but the owners normally direct the yacht to be at a certain place on a certain day then they fly down to meet it where it is moored. It is fairly rare for the owner to sail on the yacht particularly on long voyages.
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Btw as per op, if you only won 49 mil or got a couple of hundred mil you couldn’t afford a super yacht.
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01-08-2020, 01:22   #37
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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.
Uh ok, you had me going for the first part but the second part kinda threw me?
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Uh ok, you had me going for the first part but the second part kinda threw me?
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When someone registers one in an Irish port I will respect them.
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I was in a place a few years ago where loads of fancy yachts berth and as I walked along checking them out I was "meh", "blech", "nah", "uh uh", absolutely zero to covet in the big uncomfortable plastic lumps.
I'd say the lads on the boats were devestated
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no but i would buy a private jet
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no but i would buy a private jet
Same, you could fly somewhere in 3 hours, or be stuck at sea for 23 hours, to get to the same place.
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no but i would buy a private jet
Same, you could fly somewhere in 3 hours, or be stuck at sea for 23 hours, to get to the same place.
Do you guys not like airports or something? I think for a lot of people, the airport is an exciting place. Even when flying somewhere dull for work, like Liverpool, I find the whole process of flying enjoyable. Even if only to spot the planes, especially if you fly out if Dublin before lunchtime.

That's why I don't get the appeal of a private jet. You still have to go through passport controls, the only substantive difference is you don't have to queue, and have slightly more comfort on board (these benefits are hardly worth millions of euro).

Give me a yacht bobbing on the azure blue waters off Malta or Antibes, or Lough Derg, any day.
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Give me a yacht bobbing on the azure blue waters off Malta or Antibes, or Lough Derg, any day.
A 65ft Dutch barge on Lough Derg would be living the dream for me!
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