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Old 05 June 2014, 12:08   #11
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Wasn't it Abramovich's yacht that had a couple of recreational submarines? Or was it some other (overly) rich guy?

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Yeah his new one does, I think it's Pelorus. It also has a special laser system which prevents paps from taking pictures of it by blinding the lens.. hmmmmm
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Old 05 June 2014, 12:29   #12
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A few years' ago I read the book about him by a couple of Sunday Times reporters: 'The Billionnaire from nowhere'. Absolutely fascinating.

Born with absolutely jack-all in one of the wildest, remotest parts of the old Soviet Union, orphaned as a young child, brought up by an uncle in Moscow, started working on a building site, moved to selling Mercedes Benz in Russia's first Merc dealership, etc, etc.

Right place, right time (when vodka-sozzled Yeltsin defaulted on some loans) allied to a degree of charm, utter ruthlessness, political savvy, a survivor's instinct and a set of loyal lieutenants, it's a good read, to say the least!
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The next fashionable toy will be a tender to carry your toys - so you don't even have to hoik them up on your own deck.

One of the Dutch yards has a 24m boat which has a sole purpose of carrying the toys. It looks a bit like a fancy offshore supply boat.
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Yep, taken in Malaga 2 days ago....


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Wasn't it Abramovich's yacht that had a couple of recreational submarines? Or was it some other (overly) rich guy?

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Yeah his new one does, I think it's Pelorus. It also has a special laser system which prevents paps from taking pictures of it by blinding the lens.. hmmmmm
Could also be Paul Allen of Micrsoft she is called Octopus

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This one's ok I suppose, but a bit slammy in the chop

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This one's ok I suppose, but a bit slammy in the chop

At least that's better than Steve Jobs'
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Here's the real Whispermax, my ribs just the tender

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The next fashionable toy will be a tender to carry your toys - so you don't even have to hoik them up on your own deck.



One of the Dutch yards has a 24m boat which has a sole purpose of carrying the toys. It looks a bit like a fancy offshore supply boat.

They've been around for a few years - known as "shadow boats" they follow the main yacht around and carry the toys.
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Could also be Paul Allen of Micrsoft she is called Octopus
Might have been who I was thinking of. Don't remember.


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