LARGEST SUPER YACHT IN THE WORLD LAUNCHED – I’m in love; oh yes I am! When reports came through that the World’s largest super yacht had completed sea trials and is now undergoing a number of other tests my little jaw dropped in awe and I’ve seen nothing but love-hearts in my eyes since.
Yes, I’m one of those dirty capitalist pigs who crave for things other people can’t afford. I know, you could say that’s pretty shallow but I’m also a humanitarian and like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet if I had that sort of money I would pamper myself but I would also ensure that my money provided much needed help for others.
I think it’s a moral duty of the mega wealthy to pay back into society, both through taxation and charitable giving. Certainly as I toil on a daily basis to make meebal.com successful I have dreams of a very comfortable life but one that will also afford me the ability to help others.
If you are into boats then this super yacht is going to take your breath away. The Azzam, believed to be owned by a Middle-Eastern buyer, is a whopping 590ft in length. She’s cable of 30 knots; however at sea trials she achieved 31.5 knots.
If you have to ask the price; well you know you can’t afford it but for the record it’s reported to have come in at a staggering £400 million; which leaves me £399,998,368 to save before I become eligible to acquire such a vessel. Of course buying such an incredible super yacht is only half the battle as you’ll need an estimated £20 million plus a year to keep her afloat; although you could charter her out to the riff-raff if the finances were a bit tight.
I don’t, and never will, admonish someone for being rich. There are many times when wealth is created through sheer hard work and then again sometimes though inheritance or just plain luck. However an individual accumulates wealth is not the issue but rather having the foresight to enjoy such wealth and of course appreciate it.
The German firm Lurssen, was commissioned to build this latest behemoth of the seas which now knocks Roman Abramovich firmly off the top spt for owning the world’s largest super yacht.
There are rumours that Abromovich has commission another super yacht and it is likely to dwarf Azzam in order to regain the crown of having the biggest super yacht on the high seas – well boys will be boys and size always appears to matter.
As Azzam enters the shipyard for the final touches it is expected that the yacht will be delivered to its owner later this year and I am sure he or she will be completely delighted to own a truly unique and beautiful vessel.
As for you, me and Uncle Bob next door; well we’ll just have to wait until Saturday and see if those magical numbers come up – of course you will have to realise that even with a decent win on the lottery you still won’t be able to afford such a vessel; remember that with every mega millionaire there’s a frustrated billionaire trying to get out.
If money was no object would you commission such a vessel? Leave your comments below.