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Sat May 15, 2021, 04:36 PM

The World's most sophisticated "prepper."

Old Jeffery needs a place for "privacy" so he has a yacht built the size of a Navy Destroyer Escort. (actually I exaggerate, it is 17 feet shorter than the ship I served on.) It takes a crew of 60 to operate. I bet it will have better bunks, a better galley, and he won't have to stand the dog watch or swab the decks..... Privacy is simpler for me, I just close the bedroom door.

We really know that the purpose of the explosion of the sales of super yachts is that they rich want a way to get away from the zombie apocalypse when the breakdown of law and order hits close to home. Just pack up your troubles in your old kit-bag and smile, smile, smile.

Of course a half billion dollar boat is necessary for the world's richest man. The 50 million dollar annual expense of operating the thing is chump change for a man who made 17 billion dollars in one day in 2020. He probably has a lair hidden deep within a dormant Japanese volcano, complete with retractable roof and a goon squad of hundreds to man security for it.



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Reply The World's most sophisticated "prepper." (Original post)
Chainfire May 2021 OP
PoliticAverse May 2021 #1
Chainfire May 2021 #3
EYESORE 9001 May 2021 #4
Hassin Bin Sober May 2021 #2
John Ludi May 2021 #8
empedocles May 2021 #5
Chainfire May 2021 #7
hunter May 2021 #9
Chainfire May 2021 #6
flotsam May 2021 #10

Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 04:42 PM

1. "417ft" - wow. But couldn't he have just bought one of the many cruise ships...

being sold for scrap for cheap?

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sat May 15, 2021, 04:48 PM

3. Well, that would be a bit excessive don't you think? ;)

Besides, his little boat will be a lot more homey than a big old ocean liner, and will have that "new car smell" when it is completed. You have to wonder if some oligarch is not laying the keel for a 420 footer as we speak.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Sat May 15, 2021, 04:49 PM

4. A USED yacht? How GAUCHE!

Hoi, polloi.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 04:47 PM

2. Guess who will be the first to walk the plank if the shit DOES hit the fan.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #2)

Sat May 15, 2021, 05:03 PM

8. Exactly.

The people guarding him will use him as bait.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 04:49 PM

5. Having been in a still pretty large luxury yacht, the crew was still

kept in surprisingly modest, even tight quarters.

[Think Downton Abbey mentality afloat]

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Response to empedocles (Reply #5)

Sat May 15, 2021, 04:54 PM

7. Well, he wants "privacy, " I would think that he crew would be chained to their posts.

There is so much secrecy about the building of the yacht, and everyone is sworn to secrecy about the details, all of the workers will be killed at the completion of the project. I hope they are enjoying the time they have left. There is speculation that he ballast will not be lead, but gold......It also has the ability to sail in case fuel oil becomes an issue.....

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #7)

Sat May 15, 2021, 05:30 PM

9. Not lead or gold. Plutonium.

You can't be a super-villain without a black market Russian nuclear power plant.

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Response to Chainfire (Original post)

Sat May 15, 2021, 04:50 PM

6. So old Jeffery walks into the naval architect's office and asks,

"How big is the biggest private yacht in the world?"

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #6)

Sat May 15, 2021, 07:13 PM

10. Do you want that in feet

or cubits?

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