Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What the heck is this?



  A few weeks back I was coming home from church when I noticed this unusual craft anchored in the bay off of Graveyard Island. I didn't know if it was a submarine, a boat or what. I was surprised a week or so later when I saw the same boat on the Anchorage news. It is named simply, A. According to the Sun Sentinel it is owned by a Russian billionaire  who named it after himself (Andrey Milnechenko, and his super model wife, Aleksandra. It is reported to be 394 feet long and having a price tag of a cool $300 million. I can think of other ways to spend $300,000,000.00. That's just the initial cost. As the owner of a boat that initially cost me a cool $16,000.00 I can promise, that no matter how much you spend on a boat, it will just be the beginning of sorrows. The difference between him and me is that he can afford to make the repairs. Oh, he may be a billionaire now, but by the time he gets done owning the boat, he'll most likely be in debt to some shipyard or another. From what I can gather, the boat interior is lined with, I believe shark hides, dyed white and the chairs are comprised of alligator hides and kudo horns. I think if I were to spend that kind of money on a boat, I'd want it to at least look good. This thing looks kind of goofy to me. He ought to at least have put some trolling poles on it. Then he could write it off on his taxes

9 comments:

  1. LOL, that sounds ridiculous! I'll take a troller over that anytime! ;)

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  2. Well, in a few years I know where one will be available and for a fraction of the price!

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  3. As someone once aid, "A fool and his money are soon parted" - seems like a silly waste to me, too.

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    1. There are just so many things that it would seem that the money could be better spent on. However, it's his money. God forbid that the government would be the ones to decide how one should spend their big bucks.

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  4. i've seen power skiffs that look better than that.

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    1. No joke! Probably not as luxurious though. At least this boat has a top to keep out of the weather.

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  5. He has way too much money......Liz

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  6. So it would seem. I'd gladly help him take care of a fraction of it.

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