Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Live aboard

Passion. Hobby. A Calling. Wouldn't it be great if you could combine all of it in your job?
I have met Simon about 2 years ago. Ever since, he has told me about boats. Well, yachts that is.
There is a lot more to it than just floating fiber glass constructions. Sailing looks easy on TV, but boy, there is a lot to it.

Last year Simon made a dream of his come true. He joined a company selling, building and brokering yachts (http://www.simpsonmarine.com/).
He had this amazing boat in town and he managed to let me have a look at it. Well, look... A personal tour. This superyacht (there are Megayachts too) is about 50 meters long.
It was a jaw-dropping experience. If you think these boats are uncomfortable, small and inconvenient... think again.


This "boat" left me breathless. With a permanent crew of 11, all the bells and whistles attached and the whole nine yards in terms of entertainment it was better than any 5 star hotel I have seen. If needed, a masseuse could be flown in with a helicopter, landing on the upper deck...!!! Dig this!

The craftsmanship was superb. The tabs were set in a way that you could properly read "hot" n "cold" when they were turned off.Tons of teak wood, plush sofas and an on-board gym got me thrilled. By the way, this beauty is for sale. Over the past years the crew (and boat) had been to Fiji, Haiti, Australia....

It is for sale! Let me see how I could finance it....

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