Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Conspicuous Consumption at Its Finest

When you really need to say, "I've got mine and you and your planet can go straight to Hell," nothing beats a mega-yacht just like any of these currently on display to prospective buyers in Monaco.

Vancouver islanders will soon be able to bask in the beauty of these behemoths.   Victoria has approved development of a marina for just such vessels in the inner harbour.   True wealth demands nothing less.

The Victoria International Marina will boast 29-slips for yachts from 65' to 150'.   Leasing rates per slip range from $9,500 to $11,000 per lineal foot on a 40-year lease.


Anonymous said...

Antibes' Port Vaubon is worse than Monaco when it comes to blatant displays of wealth of the penis extender variety.

The boats here in the Netherlands are way more interesting. :D


Anonymous said...

oh yeah, maybe Victoria will have room for this guy cuz Antibes didn't.


Elliott Taylor said...

A couple of weeks ago I noticed an ocean-going yacht large enough to accommodate its own chopper docked at Lonsdale Quay. I've seen some big yachts in the harbor before but never that big. I wondered if it was a local whale who owned such a toy or if it was a visiting out-of-towner. From the window of the SeaBus it was quite an impressive sight to this plebeian. I don't have to tell you how full of conspicuous consumers Vancouver is.

Anonymous said...

Elliott, It might have belonged to the Washington group? IIRC, they own Cates Towing now, as well as several west coast marine outfits..

The Mound of Sound said...

@ GAB - the only place around Victoria that could handle Abramovich's yacht would be a jetty in Esquimalt.

Elliott, the biggest locally-owned yacht I can recall was Jimmy Pattison's.