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She Sought Police Help to Flee
Yacht. Then Came the Raid
Sep 7, 2023 12:00 PM CDT
She Sought Police Help to Flee Yacht. Then Came the Raid
Retired physician Scott Anthony Burke allegedly found with drugs, guns, prostitutes
- A 911 call about a woman in distress on a yacht anchored in Nantucket Harbor has led to drug trafficking and weapons charges against the vessel's owner, a retired physician. Nantucket police say they received a call shortly before 8am Tuesday with a "report of a female party,...
It's the Ultimate
It Killed Him
Jun 3, 2023 10:00 AM CDT
It's the Ultimate Sailing Adventure. It Killed Him
The 'Guardian' looks at the Clipper Round the World yacht race
- "Simon Speirs is exactly the sort of person Robin Knox-Johnston, the veteran sailor, had in mind when he founded the Clipper Round the World yacht race more than 25 years ago," writes Sally Williams for the
. Speirs is also dead, killed in 2017 while partaking in that...
She's Kept This
Stunning Sailing Tale
to Herself. Until Now
Oct 8, 2022 5:30 AM CDT
She's Kept This Stunning Sailing Tale to Herself. Until Now
Golden Globe racer Susie Goodall wanted to circumnavigate the globe, not be a feminist icon
- Susie Goodall didn't quit the 2018 Golden Globe Race, but a storm somewhere between New Zealand and Cape Horn left her with little more than the hull of her beloved Rustler 36 sailboat. Goodall had quite a tale to tell after 160 days alone at sea, but she hasn'...
Avoids an Egging
Aug 3, 2022 12:56 PM CDT
Bezos' Superyacht Avoids an Egging
Y721 moved before masts are added, meaning historic Dutch bridge remains in place
- Dutch citizens have lost their reason for wishing to pelt Jeff Bezos and his superyacht with eggs . Though it was initially expected that a massive bridge in the city of Rotterdam would need to be dismantled to allow the billionaire's $500 million superyacht to reach the sea, the 417-foot...
Marriage Proposal Ends
in 2 Arrests, $25K in Fines
May 13, 2022 11:33 AM CDT
Marriage Proposal Ends in 2 Arrests, $25K in Fines
Celebratory balloons were subsequently popped, fell in ocean off Miami
- A marriage proposal and subsequent celebration aboard a yacht in Miami has been overshadowed by the arrest of two people and more than $25,000 in fines for others involved. Their alleged crime: dumping balloons. A bystander recorded video showing dozens of balloons decorating a yacht docked at Bayshore Landing...
Oligarch's Superyacht Vanishes
in case you missed it
Mar 13, 2022 8:01 AM CDT
Oligarch's Superyacht Vanishes
Boat owned by Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov stops transmitting signals
- A Russian billionaire may be trying to get sneaky to keep his superyacht from being seized. The Daily Beast reports that a massive vessel owned by Vagit Alekperov, head of Russian energy giant Lukoil, has vanished in a sense. The Galactica Super Nova departed Montenegro on March 2 and then,...
Superyacht Seized as It
Prepared 'to Sail Off Urgently'
in case you missed it
Mar 6, 2022 12:10 PM CST
Superyacht Seized as It Prepared 'to Sail Off Urgently'
France seizes $120M yacht linked to Putin's friend and ally Igor Sechin
- Two days after he was sanctioned by the European Union, Russian oligarch Igor Sechin lost his superyacht. France on Wednesday seized the 280-foot yacht Amore Vero ("True Love"), with a reported price tag of $120 million, reports CNN . The ship, reportedly owned by an entity of which Sechin...
Ukrainian Takes Out War Rage
on Russian Boss's Yacht
Feb 28, 2022 8:06 AM CST
Ukrainian Takes Out War Rage on Russian Boss's Yacht
Sailor angry at Russia's invasion allegedly tried to sink oligarch's $7.8M vessel in Majorca
- People are coping with the Russian invasion of Ukraine in different ways, but for one Ukrainian sailor on the Spanish island of Majorca, his coping mechanism took a particularly vengeful turn: He tried to sink a Russian oligarch's $7.8 million superyacht, reports the BBC . The nearly 160-foot-long Lady...
Jeff Bezos Is Building
a Very, Very Big Boat
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
May 15, 2021 3:10 PM CDT
Jeff Bezos Is Building a Very, Very Big Boat
His superyacht will come with a 'support yacht'
- It sounds like a punchline: Jeff Bezos is so rich that his yacht has a yacht. Except, as Bloomberg reports, it's true. Bezos is having a boat built that will be among the biggest sailing yachts on the seas—417 feet long, multiple decks, three masts, etc. Alas, there'...
on Hiding After
God I'm Safe'
Apr 7, 2021 6:50 AM CDT
NRA's LaPierre on Hiding After Shootings: 'Thank God I'm Safe'
In deposition, Wayne LaPierre says he was in danger after school shootings, forcing him onto yacht
- The National Rifle Association is trying to get a federal court in Texas to grant it bankruptcy protections, and so far, some "embarrassing details" have trickled out in various depositions, per the
. A new deposition filed over the weekend, however, revealed more than just the organization's...
Buyer for Superyacht
Apr 10, 2020 11:31 AM CDT
Berlusconi Seeking Buyer for Superyacht
'Morning Glory' will set you back $11M
- Looking to escape the coronavirus in style? This option will cost a mere $11 million. The "first-class" superyacht
—complete with five suites, a formal dining area, spiral staircase, marble fireplace, and sprawling decks—is being sold by the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, per CNN . The...
Mar 30, 2020 7:21 AM CDT
David Geffen's Self-Isolation Yacht Post Not Going Over Well
Can you say 'tone deaf'?
- Life in the time of social distancing and self-isolation is difficult. Perhaps no one knows this better than billionaire media mogul David Geffen, who is currently suffering through the ordeal of quarantine aboard his $590 million, 454-foot mega-yacht. He posted a picture of said yacht anchored in the Caribbean Sea...
They Left to Sail Around the
World. It Was Bad Timing
Mar 20, 2020 8:27 AM CDT
They Left to Sail Around the World. It Was Bad Timing
Aussie family of 5 stranded at sea on yacht during coronavirus outbreak
- An Australian family of five sailing around the world is "suddenly stateless" amid the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus. 9News reports on the plight of Craig and Dianna Sparks and their 10-year-old triplets—Lawson, Oscar, and Avalon—who pushed off from Brisbane 10 months ago in their...
This Superyacht Is First of Its
Kind. A Big Name May Buy It
Feb 10, 2020 7:06 AM CST
This Superyacht Is First of Its Kind. A Big Name May Buy It
Bill Gates rumored to be scooping up $640M monster, world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht
- A world first is expected to hit the high seas in another four years or so, and the world's sometimes-richest man may be placing an order for it. The
reported that Aqua , a 370-foot superyacht designed by Sander Sinot and worth about $640 million, was purchased...
Mega-Yacht Blaze Is 'Biggest
Fire Loss' in Fla. City's History
Nov 18, 2019 7:13 AM CST
Mega-Yacht Blaze Is 'Biggest Fire Loss' in Fla. City's History
2 superyachts in Fort Lauderdale were worth $23M
- It took 100 firefighters more than four hours Saturday morning to bring a smoke- and flame-spewing blaze under control at a Fort Lauderdale marina. By the time they'd put out the worst of it, the inferno had caused what the city's Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan now says is...
For 7 Years,
She Plotted Her
in case you missed it
Dec 8, 2018 12:35 PM CST
For 7 Years, She Plotted Her Escape From 'Caged Luxury'
Then UAE princess Latifa Bint Mohammed al-Maktoum was abducted as she tried to flee
- "I'm making this video, because it could be the last video I make. Pretty soon, I'm going to be leaving somehow, and I'm not so sure of the outcome, but I'm 99% positive it will work." Those words are from a YouTube video recorded...
2K Miles Off
Rescue of an
Sep 24, 2018 7:27 AM CDT
2K Miles Off Australia, Dramatic Rescue of an Elite Sailor
A severely injured Abhilash Tomy found after yacht dismasted during round-the-world race
- "He is conscious, and he is safe." With those words, an Indian navy rep revealed the status of sailor Abhilash Tomy, who'd placed an emergency call from his yacht during a bid to make it around the world in the Golden Globe Race. Per NPR , Tomy's...
Jul 26, 2018 10:20 AM CDT
Vandals Target DeVos' $40M Yacht
It was set adrift, hit dock in Ohio
- Betsy DeVos has another problem on her hands besides the education of US children. A $40 million yacht owned by the education secretary's family crashed into a dock after it was set adrift from an Ohio marina over the weekend, reports the
. Huron police, who are reviewing...
Her Ex Tried to Hide a $500M
Superyacht. It Didn't Work
Apr 20, 2018 12:53 PM CDT
Her Ex Tried to Hide a $500M Superyacht. It Didn't Work
Tatiana Akhmedova will get 380-foot luxury Luna in her divorce settlement with Russian oligarch
- Persistence and a little detective work has paid off for Tatiana Akhmedova, in the form of a $500 million superyacht to be handed over to her by her soon-to-be ex-husband. Reuters and the
South China Morning Post
report that UK judge Charles Haddon-Cave has ordered Russian oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov to...
One of World's Biggest Yachts
Just Got Seized
Feb 20, 2017 10:11 AM CST
One of World's Biggest Yachts Just Got Seized
Builder Nobiskrug says the owner is behind $16M
- Authorities in Gibraltar say they have seized one of the largest and most advanced superyachts in the world over an unsettled bill dispute between its owner and its German builder. The
reports that shipbuilder Nobiskrug claims $16.2 million in overdue payments for the 468-foot-long Sailing Yacht A,...
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