Yachts and politics
In the Arab world, both are closely connected and intertwined with political leaders and heads of state, owning or at least using large yachts.
Over here in Europe it's considered as an affiliation that you do not need as a politician.
Only very rarely, you'll see European politicians, and I mean the "big boys and girls", on any given large yacht.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule : French President Sarkozy was of course spotted on Bolor