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Russian Billionaire's Mega-Yacht Makes Waves in NYC
CNBC ^ | 2-15-2013 | Robert Frank

Posted on 02/15/2013 5:10:49 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Edited on 02/15/2013 5:14:50 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

On Wednesday, a private yacht sailed slowly and quietly up the Hudson River and docked near midtown Manhattan. This wasn't just any yacht, however. It was Eclipse -- the largest private yacht in the world. And its presence is sure to touch off a frenzy of speculation about its owners and future.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: billionaires; megayacht; nyc; russian
Docks with a boatload of security with what kind of weapons in New York? How come they are able to have guns and the rest of New Yorkers are prohibited? Hmmmm???? Also, preggy girlfriend gonna stay until she has her baby on U.S. soil for citizenship purposes? What a screwed-up country we have become.
1 posted on 02/15/2013 5:10:55 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“What a screwed up country we have become.”

Bananas, bananas, come get ur bananas!!!

IMHO


2 posted on 02/15/2013 5:15:55 AM PST by ripley
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Dude, trust me on this one: Abramovich don’t care about the citizenship of his baby. If he wanted it to have U.S. citizenship, he would just buy it. Legally, I might add. For what to him is less than pocket change.


3 posted on 02/15/2013 5:18:29 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy
Abramovich don’t care about the citizenship of his baby.

I was thinking "natural-born citizen" so Abramovich could buy him/her the presidency with less controversy.

4 posted on 02/15/2013 5:22:24 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Docked in New York? The billionaire better make sure he’s not drinking a super-sized Coke.


5 posted on 02/15/2013 5:24:21 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Also, preggy girlfriend gonna stay until she has her baby on U.S. soil for citizenship purposes

What would be the point in that? Russia has much lower taxes, 14% flat tax and these people are wealthy, arguably more freedom and no obama to deal with.

6 posted on 02/15/2013 5:29:01 AM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Roman Abramovich...his kid is a royal a-hole. They have “family” in Conn. with, as 4 years ago strong connection to Wall Street!


7 posted on 02/15/2013 5:30:36 AM PST by WellyP (question!)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

ON YT http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPG75MbjsY&playnext=1&list=PLOeLKjijWrYHTX9YDvdv5u2ZAVMpy7KVY&feature=results_video

8 posted on 02/15/2013 5:31:47 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPG75MbjsY&playnext=1&list=PLOeLKjijWrYHTX9YDvdv5u2ZAVMpy7KVY&feature=results_video


9 posted on 02/15/2013 5:32:32 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Chode

ping


10 posted on 02/15/2013 5:33:39 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Nice boat.


11 posted on 02/15/2013 5:33:44 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

If I had that kinda money, I wouldn’t be showing up with a damned yacht... I would be showing up with an aircraft carrier.


12 posted on 02/15/2013 5:34:46 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I have the twin, spent the last four years scrubbing the first deck......


13 posted on 02/15/2013 5:35:22 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Bet that its hellish to get on the boat lift.


14 posted on 02/15/2013 5:38:58 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Why isn’t the boat’s name in Russian?


15 posted on 02/15/2013 5:42:26 AM PST by Vision (Obama is king of the "Takers." Don't be a "Taker.")
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To: Doogle
Is it registered in Germany?

Putin is not pleased.

5.56mm

16 posted on 02/15/2013 5:46:32 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Vision

Because it’s a German boat?

Anyway these modern nobles are above such petty things as nations...


17 posted on 02/15/2013 5:47:42 AM PST by LastNorwegian
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Bloomturd is trying to figure out a way to tax it.


18 posted on 02/15/2013 5:50:29 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: M Kehoe

http://www.superyachts.com/motor-yacht-4349/eclipse-specification.htm


19 posted on 02/15/2013 5:51:30 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: KC Burke

Our pontoon sits on a 10,000 pound-capable Polylift.
We might have to shop for something else for this big tub.


20 posted on 02/15/2013 5:54:18 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

21 posted on 02/15/2013 5:56:33 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I think if they take it to the Shootout it will block my view.


22 posted on 02/15/2013 6:01:29 AM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years. RSC)
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To: KC Burke

Back when I was fueling steamships on the Great Lakes, a big monster like this cruised into Duluth. One of the local shipping agents arraigned for 20 tons of diesel.
We never did know who owned the thing but the agent paid the bill...


23 posted on 02/15/2013 6:08:22 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Doogle
Thanks.

Bermuda. Makes more sense.

5.56mm

24 posted on 02/15/2013 6:10:31 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Rodamala
If I had that kinda money, I wouldn’t be showing up with a damned yacht... I would be showing up with an aircraft carrier.

LOL! I'd buy an island and have my own country.

Who in their right mind wants to go to Nu Yawrk City?

25 posted on 02/15/2013 6:10:46 AM PST by MamaTexan (To follow Original Constitutional Intent, one MUST acknowledge the Right of Secession)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Abramovich needs to spend some money to get some decent players on Chelsea FC.


26 posted on 02/15/2013 6:12:31 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Did that thing come with its own navy?


27 posted on 02/15/2013 6:18:58 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
From Wikipedia:

specializing in the trading of oil and oil products. However, in 1992, he was arrested and sent to prison...

Gotta wonder about any involvement in the UN/Iraq Oil for "Food" program...

28 posted on 02/15/2013 6:32:57 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I think they ran out of bansai and filtered water for their petite lap giraffes.


29 posted on 02/15/2013 6:36:42 AM PST by warchild9
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To: Progov

Kinda, it has its own submarine and TWO helicopter landing pads. I am sure it has many personal water craft too.

I remember being up in Camden Harbor , ME a few summers back. There was a sailboat yacht(about 200’ long). The stern was opened up like the truck on a big car. Inside was a mastercraft ski boat and two personal watercraft. That vessel was probably worth a few million NOT billion.


30 posted on 02/15/2013 6:41:54 AM PST by woodbutcher1963
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To: Progov

31 posted on 02/15/2013 6:45:09 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I was up on the top deck on that thing. I’d had a little too much to drink and I didn’t know where the head/bathroom was, so I went out back on deck and peed over the rail. Hit Roman on top of his head while he was eating his corn flakes. He hasn’t invited me back.


32 posted on 02/15/2013 7:24:24 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Doogle

Big deal. Mine has a livewell and a fish finder.


33 posted on 02/15/2013 7:28:12 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
You’ve just gotta love Russia (and China).About one fiftieth of one percent of their populations are billionaires and the rest of the people live like animals.
34 posted on 02/15/2013 7:31:14 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: blueunicorn6

..he has expendable divers...*smiles*


35 posted on 02/15/2013 7:31:14 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

“Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port
Upon this tiny ship.”


36 posted on 02/15/2013 7:31:25 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Doogle

That’s a big dingy, but I want to see the pool table he has for that big, white cue ball.


37 posted on 02/15/2013 7:33:06 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Doogle
You give a piece of white trash a billion dollars and that's what he buys.If I was worth a billion I,too,would have a yacht.But mine would be about 55 feet and have a sticker price of a couple of hundred thousand.I'd be *embarrassed* to own a vessel like that regardless of how much...or how little..I was worth.
38 posted on 02/15/2013 7:35:20 AM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Gay State Conservative

not to anger you but:...you might want to pass it around your email list also......

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=Lvl5Gan69Wo


39 posted on 02/15/2013 7:37:40 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Look at all those poor passengers. They’ve been days with no power.....eating bread sandwiches.......sleeping with each other on deck.....feces and urine running up and down the halls........what?......,Carnival?.......oh.......sorry.


40 posted on 02/15/2013 7:38:17 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

..sometimes, you don’t get what you paid for...


41 posted on 02/15/2013 7:40:34 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Abramovich's yacht ECLIPSE is about the size of a modern missile cruiser at 13,000 tons and 533 feet long. It has a crew of 70, three on-board tenders, and two helicopters and landing pads. Here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eclipse_(yacht)

I will bet Mayor Bloomberg and a bunch of other rich liberals are wetting themselves with envy. Especially when they learn Abramovich's got four more (a total of five).

42 posted on 02/15/2013 10:13:49 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: blueunicorn6
Hit Roman on top of his head while he was eating his corn flakes.

I remember that day! He looked at me and said who did that and I replied "I don't know but don't invite him back...."....

43 posted on 02/15/2013 11:10:22 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
 

 

44 posted on 02/15/2013 12:05:20 PM PST by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: Doogle
friggin thing is the size of a Frigate!!!
45 posted on 02/15/2013 3:24:41 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

eyeah


46 posted on 02/15/2013 4:30:11 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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