lemon and line

farr 280 banner 9 4


seascape banner


helly 10 9 side banner


west system fp banner ad 1 15

fisheries splice

vela banner 2 15


weta banner 2 9


schwab tower ad 1 15

rapido banner 2 red


karver ad 1 14


ner banner 3 24

velocitek banner 12 16

hh banner green

c & c 30 banner ad 3 8

c tech 9 22

pyi banner ad

columbia banner 2 15

oceanvolt  3 9 banner ad

fisheries top banner

b&g banner 10 7


nke 3 15

mauri 3 1 SA-Top-Rotate

southern banner 2 15

mc 38 31 banner

Gunboat 5501 in Newport, RI.

tan banner 10 14

Posts Tagged ‘rising sun’

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

ullman banner ad 2 15

infiniti vanner ad 12 14

fast sailing banner 2


whitecap fp ad

melges banner 10 14

ropeye banner 3 25

uk banner ad 3 15

race q banner ad


nosa banner 12 18


fisheries ronstan


sail racer 3 15

hh banner purple

rbs banner ad

ewol banner ad

swing keel ad.jpg_sml

Gunboat 60 sailing in Annapolis, MD.