Jeff Bezo's New Superyacht

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    "Employees now had even more reasons to wonder. What did the future hold for their founder? At least part of the answer to that could be found in the shipyards of the Dutch custom yacht builder Oceanco. There, outside Rotterdam, a new creation was secretly taking shape: a 127-meter-long, three-mast schooner about which practically nothing was known, even in the whispering confines of luxury boat builders—except that upon completion, it will be one of the finest sailing yachts in existence. Oceanco was also building Bezos an accompanying support yacht, which had been expressly commissioned and designed to include—you guessed it—a helipad." SOURCE: Bloomberg
     
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    It will be interesting to see what evolves. Glad he chose a sailing yacht.

    But then regardless, why is it that these people have to choose such gigantic ships,...certainly limits their true usefulness.
     
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    Pose value?
    It sounds like she might be something like a bigger version of Black Pearl -
    Secrets Leak About Jeff Bezos’ New 417-Foot-Long Sailing Superyacht https://www.forbes.com/sites/billspringer/2021/05/11/secrets-leak-about-jeff-bezos-new-417-foot-long-sailing-superyacht

    Very big motor yachts are almost a 'dime a dozen' now, so something like Black Pearl will stand out, and be uniquely different to the 'masses' (?)
     
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    On another forum there was reference made to a 45 minute long vide0 on Black Pearl. What surprised me the most was there was absolutely NO mention of Maltese Falcon,...the real original dynarig sailing yacht that introduced most of the technologies that Black Pearl utilizes. There was the fellow who took the big leap on unproven technologies. ( I wonder where she is now?)

    I often wonder how much really good down time an owner of one of these HUGE yachts gets. It would seem to me there is too much crew/support staff involved with such a huge yacht that the owner would not enjoy it as much as if he had a smaller yacht he could handle himself.

    Sure would be nice to find someone with his wealth (or considerable less) that might be willing to build this dynarig project,..
    DynaRig MotorSailer http://www.runningtideyachts.com/dynarig/
    ....dynarig on a multihull, and retractable electric rim-driven props
     
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    Maltese Falcon is currently in Sicily -
    MALTESE FALCON (Yacht) Registered in Malta - Vessel details, Current position and Voyage information - IMO 9384552, MMSI 249555000, Call Sign 9HUQ9 https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:289056/mmsi:249555000/imo:9384552/vessel:MALTESE_FALCON/_:

    Marinetraffic has not heard from Black Pearl since February, when she was in the Adriatic -
    BLACK PEARL (Sailing Vessel) Registered in Cayman Is - Vessel details, Current position and Voyage information - IMO 1012490, MMSI 319113100, Call Sign ZGGH7 https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:4766897/mmsi:319113100/imo:1012490/vessel:BLACK_PEARL/

    I like your Dynarig cat proposal Brian - that would be a much more sensible (in terms of how much 'bang for your buck' that you get) yacht than something like Maltese Falcon or Black Pearl.
    But she would not have the same amount of pose value.... and that seems to be what matters.
     
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    That word 'pose value' is a new one for me, but I think it refers to bragging rights?

    I seem to recall that Tom Perkins (the owner of Maltese Falcon) had something to say about this 'mine is bigger' subject. Don't recall the exact nature of his quote ( or maybe it was a book he wrote?). Old age is bad for the memory banks.
     
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    I think that pose value could be described as a kind of bragging rights.

    Tom Perkins had very distinctive and unique yachts - not the biggest, but certainly classy and stylish.
    I think he used to own the Herreshoff schooner Mariette -
    Mariette (yacht) - Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariette_(yacht)
    I remember seeing her at Antigua Classics about 25 years ago. Her 'tender' then was the classic motor yacht Atlantide.
    ATLANTIDE Yacht for Sale | 122 Philip & Son Ltd 1930 https://www.northropandjohnson.com/yachts-for-sale/atlantide-122-philipsonltd
     
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    I don't have a problem with Bezos building a superyacht, but with his money shared even a little bit; that could be several superyachts. Okay, more than a few.
     
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    The book about the Maltese Falcon (and about how Tom Perkins made his money) is called Mine's Bigger. I have it on my bookshelf, it is a good read and includes nice pictures and layouts.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mines-Bigger-Extraordinary-Greatest-Sailboat/dp/0061374024
    You can charter her for about half a million a week (plus tip) if you like.
     
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    Bezos is not "posing" as a man of incredible wealth, he is one ! And to think that "conspicuous consumption" was once regarded as socially retrograde.
     

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