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Marriage Proposal Ends in 2 Arrests, $25K in Fines

Celebratory balloons were subsequently popped, fell in ocean off Miami

(Newser) - 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
Oligarch's Superyacht Vanishes
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Oligarch's Superyacht Vanishes

Boat owned by Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov stops transmitting signals

(Newser) - 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,...

This Russian Oligarch Just Lost His Superyacht
Superyacht Seized as It
Prepared 'to Sail Off Urgently'
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Superyacht Seized as It Prepared 'to Sail Off Urgently'

France seizes $120M yacht linked to Putin's friend and ally Igor Sechin

(Newser) - 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

Sailor angry at Russia's invasion allegedly tried to sink oligarch's $7.8M vessel in Majorca

(Newser) - 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’ New Yacht Will Have Its Own Yacht
Jeff Bezos Is Building
a Very, Very Big Boat
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Jeff Bezos Is Building a Very, Very Big Boat

His superyacht will come with a 'support yacht'

(Newser) - 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'...

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

(Newser) - 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 Washington Post . A new deposition filed over the weekend, however, revealed more than just the organization's...

Berlusconi Seeking Buyer for Superyacht

'Morning Glory' will set you back $11M

(Newser) - Looking to escape the coronavirus in style? This option will cost a mere $11 million. The "first-class" superyacht Morning Glory—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...

David Geffen's Self-Isolation Yacht Post Not Going Over Well

Can you say 'tone deaf'?

(Newser) - 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

Aussie family of 5 stranded at sea on yacht during coronavirus outbreak

(Newser) - 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

Bill Gates rumored to be scooping up $640M monster, world's first hydrogen-powered superyacht

(Newser) - 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 Guardian and Telegraph 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

2 superyachts in Fort Lauderdale were worth $23M

(Newser) - 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 Escape From 'Caged Luxury'
For 7 Years,
She Plotted Her
Escape From
'Caged Luxury'
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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

(Newser) - "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 Australia, Dramatic Rescue of an Elite Sailor

A severely injured Abhilash Tomy found after yacht dismasted during round-the-world race

(Newser) - "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...

Vandals Target DeVos' $40M Yacht
Vandals
Target DeVos'
$40M Yacht

Vandals Target DeVos' $40M Yacht

It was set adrift, hit dock in Ohio

(Newser) - 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 Toledo Blade . Huron police, who are reviewing...

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

(Newser) - 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

Builder Nobiskrug says the owner is behind $16M

(Newser) - 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 Gibraltar Chronicle reports that shipbuilder Nobiskrug claims $16.2 million in overdue payments for the 468-foot-long Sailing Yacht A,...

Last US Presidential Yacht Bought for $0

USS Sequoia went from hosting foreign dignitaries to a family of raccoons

(Newser) - How much would you pay for the presidential yacht on which FDR hosted Winston Churchill, JFK held his last birthday, and Nixon drank a bottle of whiskey before resigning? You probably overbid. The News Journal reports investment group FE Partners will acquire the USS Sequoia for $0. The 104-foot yacht...

Paul Allen Fixing Coral Reef His Yacht Likely Wrecked

Microsoft co-founder not accepting blame yet, but restoration starts in Caymans

(Newser) - Paul Allen isn't accepting all of the blame yet for annihilating a huge section of coral reef in the Cayman Islands, but his company is now trying to help put the reef back together, Page Six reports. Tatoosh, the Microsoft co-founder's 300-foot mega-yacht, is said to have dragged...

Adventurer's Mummified Body Found Sitting at Yacht Desk

Manfred Fritz Bajorat's death remains a mystery

(Newser) - Fishermen spotted a yacht with a broken mast drifting near the Philippines on Feb. 26 and discovered the owner inside, but the story doesn't have a happy ending. Manfred Fritz Bajorat, 59, was slumped beside the ship's radio telephone, long dead and apparently mummified by the ocean's...

Paul Allen's Mega-Yacht Blamed for Destroying Coral Reef

It reportedly dragged its anchor through a Cayman Islands marine reserve

(Newser) - An American mega-yacht is being blamed for destroying 80% of the protected coral within a 13,000-square-foot area of a Cayman Islands marine reserve, the Cayman Compass reports. The 303-foot yacht named Tatoosh belongs to billionaire Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail...

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