c c 8 7 ad


sound ad 4 23

tactical sailing

lemon and line

farr 280 banner 9 4


schwab tall banner ad

karver ad 1 14


seascape banner

veilmails banner

weta banner 2 9

velocitek banner 12 16


fireball banner ad

helly 10 9 side banner

c tech 9 22

rapido banner 2 red

pyi banner ad

tacking battle

vela ad 12 16


ner 2

hh banner green



mauri 3 1 SA-Top-Rotate


nke 10 2 banner

southern spar 10 21 banner ad

tan banner 10 14

b&g banner 10 7

mc 31 banner

GUNBOAT 55 Multihull Anarchy Banner

Posts Tagged ‘abramovich’

Article Separator

The battle for ‘Yachtsman With Smallest Dick’ continues to rage, and this year, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Waleed bin Talal finally gets to beat up on poor Roman Abramovich with the launch of Azzam.  Obviously this ain’t the same Azzam that Ian Walker nursed around the world in the last Volvo – nope, at 590 feet,  this one is bigger than 100 Volvo boats, and takes over the title once held by Larry Ellison’s Rising Sun as ‘bigggest private yacht in the world’. Umm…wow?

What is impressive – or impressively obscene, anyway – is the price; over $600 million, the speed; over 31 knots, the draft – just 14 feet, and a Lurssen build that took just 3 years – a record for a boat of this size.

And how incredibly unimpressive it is to spend so much money on so much opulence entirely because you must have the biggest boat.  Allow us to suggest something that might help our Saudi friend get some perspective.

July 24th, 2013 by admin

whitecaps 12 8 ad

salty tag 2

fisheries banner 9 4


swing keel ad.jpg_sml

fisheries 12 1

hh banner purple

melges banner 10 14

Gunboat 60 sailing in Annapolis, MD.

race q banner ad

uk ad 4 3

rbs banner ad

nosa banner 12 18

ropeye banner 3 25

ewol banner ad


ullman banner 7 24