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For Sale: A Yacht with a Dubious History

If you're in the market for a used megayacht, one with a less-than-glorious past and in even less-glorious condition just hit the market. Ocean Breeze, formerly owned by Saddam Hussein, is back on the market after months of legal wrangling between Iraq and France, according to ITN news.

What do you do with a drunken sailor?

Guitar Boat

You put him in a longboat 'til he's sober. Duh. You won't find that song on my boating playlist because it reminds me of standing in the back of my middle school choir and silently mouthing "watermelon pits" because I didn't know the words to whatever song we were supposed to be singing that day. But what you will find on my playlist is 16 jams guaranteed to rock the boat.

Pictures are worth a thousand words

I've come down with a bit of a cold. And after downing large quantities of cold medicine, I've decided it's in everyone's (yours and my) best interests to just post some pretty photos I've recieved the last couple weeks (from smallest to largest, be sure to scroll all the way down):

Odyssey, the former White Rabbit, just relaunched after a refit at the Feadship/De Vries Makkum yard added 3 meters (she's now 41 meters or 134 feet) and space to the superstructure:

Vanity Fair takes on the state of the megayacht industry

November's Vanity Fair features an article titled "Too Big to Sail?" The article promises to delve into the collapse of the megayacht industry in relation to the global economic collapse.

Cote d'Azur Yacht Spotting, Part Deux

The 210-foot Baton Rouge was positively dwarfed when docked her the 344-foot Lady Moura in the Monaco harbor:

In Antibes, the following yachts were docked for the winter:

Kingdom 5KR, Twizzle, Polar Star, Gu, Kismet, Anastasia, Phoenix2, and Dilbar: