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Old 07-25-2009, 03:35 AM   #1
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surprise surprise when I was reading the following news (gruesome story ) that a 33 ft two masted sailboat was called a "luxury yacht"

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I don't know about you all--but I really don't call small sailboats "yachts" in the first place. But--calling a 10m (33 ft) boat a "luxury yacht" ????

Just think--all of us are living the "champagne lifestyle" on our "luxury yachts"
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The Article was not very clear - perhaps this will clarify :-

The couple jumped bail, stealing a 10m (33ft) two-masted yacht from Mylor Yacht Harbour, near Falmouth. The yacht was later spotted by a harbour master at the port of Fowey in March 2006 and they were arrested for theft. NB Falmouth , England

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While awaiting trial the couple went on the run again. Friends heard rumours that they had been seen in Scotland, Jersey and mainland Europe.When the lovers arrived in Portugal they stole another yacht, Skipper 7, from the harbour in Villa Nore. It was this vessel that fishermen discovered adrift 13 miles, from Dakar, the Senegalese capital, in September 2006.

NB Villa Nore, Portugal

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A fugitive British couple starved to death on board a stolen luxury yacht off the coast of West Africa

NB This was the "Skipper 7" the 2nd boat -- A Gib Sea 41 which could be classed as a luxury cruising sailboat :-

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Suppose the moral of the story is " when stealing a boat make sure that it has tons of food on board - especially when the crew do not know how to navigate."
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Personally I refer to my old girl as a ship... ship's launch boats right, I figure my 10ft flying jon boat counts right
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A Gib Sea 41[/b] which could be classed as a luxury cruising sailboat :-
Yea, right

I don't think so
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