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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:34 AM

 

The Latest Trend In Yachts Is A 'Support Yacht' To Carry All Your Toys

The arms race in mega-yachts has reached a new level, with the launch of the "mega support-yacht."

Support yachts are for people who have outgrown their mega-yachts and need more space for their helicopters, speedboats, launches and submarines. The support yacht acts as a floating garage, trailing alongside the main yacht with all of the owner's oversized "toys."

While support yachts have been around for a while, the yacht-maker Amels has launched the Rolls Royce of support yachts the SEA AXE 6711, a gleaming 220-feet ship that can hold a mega-chopper, loads of speedboats, a submarine and all the scuba gear, jet skis and floaties an oligarch or sheikh could ever want.

Take the helicopter conundrum, for example. Landing a helicopter on a mega-yacht can be highly disruptive to the owners and guests,Caminada said.

"You have to get all the passengers inside, take in all the pillows, get the crew to a fire-safety area," he said. With a support yacht nearby, "you can land on the support yacht and free the mother ship of all that hassle and interruption."

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/the-latest-trend-in-yachts-is-a-support-yacht-to-carry-all-your-toys-2012-12#ixzz2EdkSgj3k

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HiPointDem Dec 2012 OP
dballance Dec 2012 #1
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #5
Scootaloo Dec 2012 #2
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #4
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #3
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #10
brokechris Dec 2012 #6
lastlib Dec 2012 #7
malaise Dec 2012 #12
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #8
LeftyMom Dec 2012 #9
SammyWinstonJack Dec 2012 #11
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2012 #13
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #14
Arugula Latte Dec 2012 #15

Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:41 AM

1. Good Grief

So now it's not going to be enough to just have a yacht. You're going to have to have your own personal fleet? All while we're still allowing people to live under bridges and allowing people to die from lack of health care.

Yep our priorities are all good aren't they?

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:10 AM

5. It's clear that this is the highest use for the money. And think of all the job creation!

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:43 AM

2. Wow.

These are the fuckers telling us they'd rather fire us than pay a few cents extra on taxes.

Fuck it, can't we just eat the rich now? I'm not even kidding, fire up the damn grill, let's go.

EDIT: alternate response...

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:10 AM

4. You are what you eat

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:07 AM

3. Jeezus! The rich fucks are building PRIVATE navies

Can we raise their taxes now?

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:15 PM

10. to complement their private armies.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:21 AM

6. good thing you told me about this before I finished

my holiday wish list LOL.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:39 AM

7. George Bush's "Own a Ship Society"....

...tax cuts for everyone who has a yacht...

(you just THOUGHT he said "ownership society"...!)


Tax these fucks until they scream for mercy!!! . . . . . .

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Response to lastlib (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:27 PM

12. That's very good

DUzy

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:41 AM

8. I really think a great shortening is in order for the super rich.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 09:59 AM

9. God forbid anybody raise taxes on those struggling Americans.

What a tragic hand to mouth existence.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:22 PM

11. In your face obscene wealth.

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:41 PM

13. Will they be able rent them from U-Haul?

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #13)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:45 PM

14. U-Haul: strictly for the proles. you can maybe rent one of these:

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:49 PM

15. Well, of course. Single yachts are for peons, like you people.

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