http://www.shaw650.com/

rapido banner ad 11

c c 8 7 ad

http://www.crowleys.com/

BBY_SA

karver ad 1 14

http://www.mauriprosailing.com/

http://www.dryuv.com

velocitek ad 11 1

ner 2

farr 280 banner 9 4

fireball banner ad

sound ad 4 23

hh banner green

c tech 9 22

weta banner 2 9

http://www.lymanmorse.com

pyi banner ad

helly 10 9 side banner

fastsailing_sailing_anarchy

tacking battle

http://www.quantumsails.com/

schwab tall banner ad

seascape banner

b&g banner 10 7

tan banner 10 14

GUNBOAT 55 Multihull Anarchy Banner

VX-One-550x150-Bnr_V3

mauri 3 1 SA-Top-Rotate

mcconaghy banner 8 11

nke 10 2 banner

southern spar 10 21 banner ad

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

hh banner purple

nautic banner 11 7

Gunboat 60 sailing in Annapolis, MD.

ewol banner ad

swing keel ad.jpg_sml

rbs banner ad

http://www.camet.com/

fisheries banner 9 4

whitecap fp ad

race q banner ad

FSS_SA

ropeye banner 3 25

salty tag 2

melges banner 10 14

fisheries watch ad 9 18

sapphire 27

ullman banner 7 24

uk ad 4 3

anchor new ad