There's No Way This Boat Is Actually Made of Gold, Right?

According to news reports a $4.5 billion, 30-meter yacht has been built in Malaysia. Billion with a B. That's ten times more expensive than Roman Abramovich's Eclipse but who's counting?

Reportedly the boat has 100,000 kilograms of gold and platinum on it, a statue made of Tyrannosaurus Rex bones, and a bottle of liquor containing an 18-carat diamond onboard. No word yet if it will be piloted by the reanimated corpse of Napoleon Bonaparte and crewed by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

I just ... I can't believe this. Doesn't this boat and article feel like one of those rumors made up by the North Korean soccer team explaining why it lost a World Cup match? "Unfortunately victory narrowly eluded us because every single one of our players was hit by lightning twice the day before the game, and then a polar bear escaped from the zoo and ate our goalie. We will now board our solid-gold yacht and sail for lovely Pyongyang where we will no doubt be blessed with happier times."

So I'm gonna leave it like this: Until I see this thing tied up at Pier 66 it's a myth as far as I'm concerned. You hear me? A myth!



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