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Old 02-03-2015, 05:19 PM   #1
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Here's what I'd really like to do with my stash..

At Dallas Boat Show today... list price was over 2m, show sale price 1.684m. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, washer and dryer... huge and beautifully made, everything 1st class (copy of the Robb Report magazine on nightstand. 3 big screen tv's... makes my pontoon boat look like a bathtub toy. One pic is my DW standing on the deck.
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Old 02-03-2015, 05:27 PM   #2
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Nice boat, but I don't see where the mast and sail boom goes...
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Old 02-03-2015, 06:15 PM   #3
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I like.
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I could almost buy this with what you'd save. Go for it!




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Old 02-03-2015, 07:57 PM   #5
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I'd get a leopard cat for 1/3 the cash.


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Old 02-03-2015, 08:22 PM   #6
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I'd go for several of these. They won't sink and I don't have to be a good swimmer.
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Does DW come with the boat?
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What is that and how big (looks like maybe 60')? I don't have a clue as to boat prices, but thought that price tag was higher than I would have expected.
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What is that and how big (looks like maybe 60')? I don't have a clue as to boat prices, but thought that price tag was higher than I would have expected.

here's a pic of the sticker... I don't know how big it was length wise, but it was huge
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I say go for it!
And now that you've been given permission, please let us know the schedule for the ER.org invitational shakedown cruise.
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here's a pic of the sticker... I don't know how big it was length wise, but it was huge
For that price, one would have to know the price, or not!
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Dang, missed the boat show...
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What is that and how big (looks like maybe 60')? I don't have a clue as to boat prices, but thought that price tag was higher than I would have expected.
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here's a pic of the sticker... I don't know how big it was length wise, but it was huge
If you look closely at the pics you can see it's an Azimut 54, so a 54-footer. Azimut is a luxury Italian brand, a cut above a SeaRay for example (apologies to any SR owners here, still a good yacht, better value?).

And it's not a boat, (there's no actual rule but) anything over 40 feet qualifies as a 'yacht' - ahem, tsk-tsk, yada-yada.

Azimut 54 | Azimut Yachts official | Luxury yacht sales
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Does the lifestyle come with ghd boat or is it extra?
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Tailgate,

I found you a better price than the show price:

2015 Azimut 54 Flybridge Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
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I found you a better price than the show price:

2015 Azimut 54 Flybridge Power Boat For Sale - www.yachtworld.com
thanks... I probably couldn't afford the deposit
I wonder how much commission a salesperson would make on these...probably would only sell a few a year...
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thanks... I probably couldn't afford the deposit

I wonder how much commission a salesperson would make on these...probably would only sell a few a year...

Or filling it with 618 gal of fuel...


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I'm more the airplane type so I'd like one of these, also for just under $2 mil.
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A guy down the lake from us has a 127' Christensen mega yacht, and it's a 350 ton hull. It takes a licensed boat captain and 2 other guys to run it. With 12 cylinder diesels, its range is 4500 miles which means he can make the Mediterranean with it. As far as I can tell, such a boat is around $25 million.

The boat comes up from Ft. Lauderdale from time to time. I would assume he's not running Florida licenses, as our state has no ad valorem taxes on boats.
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Or filling it with 618 gal of fuel...
Not a boating enthusiast, but I suspect a mere 600-gallon tank of diesel will only get you out for a weekend cruise and back. I read a blog by a couple who moved from a big custom motorhome with a 300-gal fuel tank to a recreational trawler with 10X the fuel capacity. Here's their description of the boat:
The boat is a one-off custom build, a steel hull and aluminum superstructure, completed in 2003. She's 52' long, 15' wide, and displaces (weighs) 85,000-100,000 pounds, with a tonnage of 66 Gross, 52 Net Registered Tons. She's propelled by a single 300 horsepower diesel driving a conventional propeller and shaft ahead of a skeg-hung rudder. A bow thruster allows for easy maneuvering of the single-screw boat at the dock, and hydraulic active-fin stabilizers minimize rolling at sea. With 47.5 feet to the waterline and a full-displacement hull, she has an absolute top speed of 10 knots (11.5 mph), and a cruise speed of 8 knots. With 3,300 gallons of diesel fuel, her range at 7 knots is better than 6,000 nautical miles, more than enough to cross the Atlantic or Pacific oceans.
They did not disclose the purchase price, but I have seen trawlers of the same size but newer going for less than $500K. What impressed me most when reading the above blog was the amount of work he put into it next to fix things up. Some were pretty major, such as emptying and repairing the cavernous fuel tanks.

I think I'd rather go back to work. It would be less stress and physical labor, and they even pay me for it. How 'bout that?
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