Billionaire Aristotle Onassis (who married Jacqueline Kennedy after JFK's assassination) upholstered his yacht's bar stools with whale foreskins en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Today I learned about Jack London. Oyster pirate, Socialist, and rail rider. Berkeley attendee, trekked the Yukon and Chilkoot Pass, took a rowboat 1500 miles down the Yukon River to the Bering Sea. Built his own yacht and mansion and wrote 23 novels, 7 plays, short stories, and poems. Died of alcoholism age 40 smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In 1974, a couple disappeared along with their yacht from the uninhabited Palmyra Atoll while vacationing. Theyd feuded with a man on the island, whose boat was not seaworthy and was out of supplies. 7 years later, the wife's body washed ashore Palmyra, and the man was convicted of her murder. youtube.com/watch?v=2KvmH…
JFK was on a yacht in the Mediterranean with a mistress as Jackie Kennedy gave birth to a stillborn child in 1956 standard.co.uk/insider/ro…
Three years ago, ISO created a series of standards for Yacht Harbours including basic, intermediate, and high levels (linked) of service. iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:i…
Media baron Robert Maxwell fell to his death from his Β£15m yacht. His photographer believed it was an accident and he fell because he used to get up at night and pee over the stern of the ship theguardian.com/us-news/2…
President Grover Cleveland found he had a tumor in his mouth, and it needed immediate attention. To avoid the public knowing, he went on a 4-day trip on a yacht to have it removed. It was done without leaving facial scars and the tumor is in a jar on display in a Philadelphia museum. inquirer.com/philly/blogs…
Today I learned about MS The World, the largest privately owned residential yacht. The 150-200 residents who live aboard make decisions about the ship's itinerary, finances, and lifestyle and are looked after by a crew of 280. Apartments cost between $2-15 million. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_…
An Atlanta based cover band sent Christopher Cross (Sailing, Ride Like the Wind) a cease and desist letter for using the word "Yacht Rock" in for a planned 70s rock reunion tour with Orleans (Dance with Me) and Firefall (Just Remember I Love You) atlantamagazine.com/great…
Today I learned of El Mahrousa, the official presidential Super-Yacht of Egypt. It was built in 1863 by English engineers, it's the oldest yet still the 9th largest Yacht in the world. It has carried three Egyptian leaders into exile, ended a dynasty, and carried the Egyptian delegation to the 1979 peace talks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_…
In the summer of 1949 during a robbery of a yacht club, Francis Smith killed a watchman. Smith is still in prison. 69 years 140 days and.....counting en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
There are companies with fake first class plane, yacht, sports car interiors etc so you can fake an upscale lifestyle for your social media. insider.com/fake-private-…
The U.S. president used to have a presidential yacht. Jimmy Carter sold it in the 70s, and at one point it had an elevator on it for FDR - until Lyndon Johnson replaced it with a liquor bar. wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Se…
A Dutch investor’s monster yacht lies shipwrecked and abandoned on a Vanuatu beach dailypost.vu/news/blue-go…
Since 2015 the Saudi Crown Prince has purchased a $450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting, a $300 million mansion and a $500 million yacht. newsweek.com/saudia-arabi…
A mummified body of German man was found in yacht adrift off Philippines. He had reportedly been sailing the world on his yacht, Sayo, for the past 20 years. The corpse was found slumped at desk β€˜like he was sleeping’ in cabin of vessel floating in the Pacific theguardian.com/world/201…
Craig Venter, who helped pioneer short-read DNA sequencing technology, has conducted multiple worldwide microbe sequencing surveys using his personal yacht. jcvi.org/gos
Kanawha was a steam-powered luxury yacht aboard which industrialist Henry H. Rogers met Booker T. Washington to secretly fund the education of African Americans. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kan…
President Grover Cleveland developed mouth cancer during his second term. Fearing news of this might cause financial panic, he underwent secret surgery on his friend’s yacht off the coast of Long Island, under the cover story of being on a 4-day fishing trip. npr.org/2011/07/06/137621…
The average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht bloomberg.com/news/articl…
Jefri Bolkiah, Prince of Brunei had a yacht named Tits (which came with tenders named Nipple 1 and Nipple 2) independent.co.uk/news/wo…
From 1933 until 1977 there was a Presidential Yacht, but it was sold off by Jimmy Carter, and today raccoons live in it. townandcountrymag.com/lei…
MythBusters confirmed the myth that a scuba diver can wear a tuxedo underneath his drysuit, go underwater, resurface, strip off his scuba gear, and be able to present the tuxedo at a yacht party in the harbour as in James Bond Goldfinger. discovery.com/tv-shows/my…
Tom Cruise was sailing on his yacht off the coast of Capri and saw a sinking sailboat in flames. He immediately set sail toward the incident and pulled the five victims to safety. papermag.com/tom-cruise-s…
An Air Canada passenger flight took a detour and dropped from 37,000 feet to 4,000 feet to help find a stranded yacht off the Australian coast. It took the passengers 25 minutes after the emergency beacon was activated to locate the yacht. cnn.com/2012/10/18/travel…
In 1927 Otto Hermann Kahn approached German boatbuilder LΓΌrssen to build a high-speed yacht for his personal use. The result was the β€œOheka II”, which served as the basis for the first German S-Boats used extensively during WWII. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohe…
In 2008 a dog tried to save his owners lives after 5 armed pirates hijacked their yacht off the coast of Venezuela. After the men climbed aboard the dog furiously attacked them, biting and snapping until he was stabbed then shot. The dog survived and the pirates left almost empty handed. candogseat-this.com/kanku…
Edgar Allen Poe wrote a story about 4 crewman who are lost at sea and turned to eating the cabin boy named Richard Parker, 46 years later, an English Yacht sank and the remaining 4 survivors in a life boat turned to eating the Cabin Boy after he fell ill, also named Richard Parker mandatory.com/2012/07/24/…
The game Yahtzee was invented by an anonymous Canadian couple, who called it The Yacht Game because they played it on their yacht. Edwin S. Lowe, the same man who introduced bingo, exchanged the rights to the game for a 1000 gift sets to the couple in 1956. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yah…
There is a hotel resort in South Korea that looks like a huge yacht that is built on the top of a large cliff en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun…
In August 1920 serial killer Carl Panzram burglarized the home of former president William H. Taft stealing bonds, and his Colt .45. He used the money to buy a yacht; where he lured men, killing them with Tafts gun. All as a response to Taft approving his sentencing while Secretary of War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
After is heat shield blow up, instead of going back to the pits, F1 driver Kimi RΓ€ikkΓΆnen walked straight to his own yacht in his racing suit and promptly found his way to the hot tub. youtube.com/watch?v=ZMzel…
Bill Gates leased the super yacht Serene for $5 million per week en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
Grover Cleveland had cancer and had surgery in secret on his yacht. This was to avoid the stigma about cancer at the time. npr.org/2011/07/06/137621…
In 2007, an unmanned yacht was discoverd drifting off the coast of Australia. The engine was running, a laptop was running, the radio and GPS were working and a meal was set to eat, but the three-man crew were not on board. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaz…
One minute each night, skyscrapers, tugboats, hotels, a yacht club and police cruisers send a blinking goodnight message to sick kids inside Hasbro children’s hospital Providence. R.I. pressherald.com/2016/09/3…
Today I learned of Donald Crowhurst who in 1968 entered an around the world yacht race, he abandoned the race early on but continued to report false positions in an attempt to make it appear as if he was still competing and ultimately went insane and killed himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
There is a yacht club in the middle of the Australian Outback on Lake Eyre, a lake that only fills completely 4 times a century and is completely dry most of the time. theleadsouthaustralia.com…
Today I learned of film producer and director Thomas Ince who was reputedly shot dead at 44 on William Randolph Hearst's yacht by Hearst who mistook him for Charlie Chaplin, despite plenty of evidence showing he died of heart failure days after leaving the yacht en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
A man came to own a boat known as 'Hitler's Yacht' and neo-nazi's offered him $500,000 for it. Instead he gave it away to a Jewish group so that they could sink it and turn it into a reef. thisamericanlife.org/radi…
It takes 1,000,000 liters of diesel to fill the fuel tank on the president of UAE's yacht. yachting-pages.com/conten…
Ernest Hemingway tracked German U-boats aboard his yacht in the Caribbean. Bazookas and grenades carefully hidden below deck complemented the arsenal. Source: https://warfarehistorynetwork.com/daily/wwii/hemingway-goes-sub-chasing/ warfarehistorynetwork.com…
Today I learned of the Yellow Fleet, 15 ships trapped in the Suez Canal for 8 years as a result of hostilities between Egypt and Israel. Over time they formed a micronation, a yacht club and staged the Bitter Lake Olympic Games. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yel…
Roman Abramovich's super yacht Eclipse has a missile defence system fitted as a security measure en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecl…
The British Government's Cold War plan protect the Queen from Soviet attack was to hide her aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, moving through the Scottish lochs at night telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
An Air Canada flight took a detour to find a stranded Australian yacht. The passengers of the Boeing 777 found the yacht only 25 minutes after the distress beacon was activated. cnn.com/2012/10/18/travel…
Ted Turner has twice challenged Rupert Murdoch to a fist fight. Once when a Murdoch-sponsored yacht collided with his boat, sinking it; the other for supporting the invasion of Iraq en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted…
During his second term President Grover Cleveland had a cancerous tumor removed from his mouth by a team of surgeons while aboard a yacht in Long Island Sound in order to keep his illness concealed from the press (he was allegedly on a four-day fishing trip). npr.org/2011/07/06/137621…
Sailboats can travel faster than the wind. Racing yacht USA 17 was recorded at an incredible 3.35 times the speed of the wind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hig…
The 2013 Transpacific yacht race from San Francisco to Honolulu was won by the same boat that won in 1936. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dor…
Billionaire Tom Perkins spelled out a secret message using nautical code flags strung along the length of his enormous yacht. The message? "Rarely does one have the privilege of witnessing vulgar ostentation displayed upon such a scale." gawker.com/270273/tom-per…
A costume ball held in Venice, 1951, is considered the "party of the century." Hosted by an eccentric millionaire, a thousand guests attended, including Salvador Dali, Christian Dior, & Orson Wells. Many that weren't invited arrived by yacht and anchored offshore, hoping they would get in. thedailybeast.com/article…
John Wayne's favorite drink was Sauza Commemorativo Tequila, and he often served it with ice that he had chipped from an iceberg during one of his voyages on his yacht. imdb.com/name/nm0000078
One of the most luxurious condos in NYC comes "free" with a yacht, two Rolls-Royces, $2 mil construction credit, dinner for two to a two star Michelin restaurant for a year, Nets season tix, hamptons mansion, and a one year contract for a live-in butler and a chef. streeteasy.com/building/a…
Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison hired a guy to follow his yacht in a powerboat and retrieve basketballs that go overboard. businessinsider.com/larry…
In 2006 a relative of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali had a yacht worth 2 million boat-jacked from the coast of France. It's owner turned out to be President of a French bank who traced it to Tunisia, subsequently straining diplomatic relations between both countries. heraldscotland.com/news/1…
Edgar Allen Poe wrote a novel in 1838 about a shipwreck where the survivors ate one of their own, Richard Parker. 46 years later, a yacht called the Mignonette sank, leaving 4 survivors. They, too ate one of the survivors, a cabin boy named Richard Parker. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ric…
Today I learned of Garrett Brock Trapnell, plane hijacker. He once allegedly stole a plane, flew to the Bahamas, and pulled of a $100,000 jewelry heist. Escaped from a couple of mental institutions before the last hijack, he sued in court after he said he was scammed out of a $300k yacht months earlier. nytimes.com/1972/01/30/ar…
A brand new $10 million yacht was capsized as it was being delivered to its owner in Washington hngn.com/articles/31781/2…
A crew reported being attacked by a Giant Squid on their yacht while attempting to win the Jules Verne Trophy. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cep…
Today I learned of the former United States presidential yacht, The USS Sequoia, which was used to transport the president. It also served as the transport for the secretary of the navy and was even used to catch bootleggers during prohibition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Tommy Hilfiger’s branding strategy in the 90’s: first use glamorous images of white people on yachts in order to appeal to poor black youth. Once the black youth made the clothes cool, turn around and sell the clothes to white, affluent America. Within a decade sales rose from 100m$ to 845m$ everything2.com/user/Spuu…
The USA had a presidential yacht until 1977. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The type of person who owns a Bugatti Chiron would also on average own 64 cars, 3 jets, 3 helicopters, and a yacht, and drive 2,500 kilometres per year in the car. topgear.com/car-news/big-…
Grover Cleveland had a mouth tumor removed in secret on his friend's yacht -- surgeons took extra care not to touch his trademark moustache, as the public would notice something's wrong mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei has blown through $14 billion, and has a yacht named Tits addicted2success.com/news…
The famous yacht "Christina O" once owned by Aristotle Onassis (ex husband of Jackie Kennedy) has a bar with stools made from the foreskins of whales en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
An eccentric 19th century millionaire James Gordon Bennett, Sr. build a yacht with a fan cooled stall reserved for a cow just so he could have fresh butter every morning. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
Jackie Kennedy married a Greek billionaire named Aristotle 5 years after JFK was assassinated, and the story first broke when a greek journalist snuck onto the billionaire's yacht disguised as a bouzouki (greek mandolin) player. bbc.com/news/magazine-318…
John Wayne's Yacht was originally a minesweeper complete with machine guns and depth chargers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
The Texas House has proposed slashing $27 billion from the budget, including huge cuts to education, nursing homes, and health care, but Friday, they approved a tax break for those who want to buy yachts costing $250,000 or more businessweek.com/ap/finan…
Tecmo, the developer of video games such as Ninja Gaiden and Tecmo Bowl, initially sold yachts and cleaning supplies before entering the arcade industry en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tec…
An Australian syndicate representing the Perth Yacht Club won the 1983 America's Cup, ending the longest winning streak in the history of sports held by the New York Yacht Club of 132 years in one of the biggest upsets of all time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/198…
The Prince Of Brunei Blew Through $14.8 Billion. His fleet of five boats included a yacht named Tits; its tenders were named Nipple 1 and Nipple 2 businessinsider.com/princ…
In 2011 an American yacht was seized by 19 Somali pirates who proceeded to hold hostage and kill all 4 passengers on board en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SY_…
Most expensive yacht in the world is worth $1 billion and it belong to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich businessinsider.com/most-…
Christopher Walken was on a yacht with Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood when she mysteriously drowned en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nat…
El Horriya was the largest motorized yacht in the world for 121 years until the Prince Abdulaziz was constructed, surpassing it in length by just two meters. addisonyachtcharters.com/…
Hunter S. Thompson and artist Ralph Steadman were once sent to cover the America's Cup yacht race. Instead, they were arrested for trying to spray-paint "F*** The Pope" on one of the yachts. gonzo.org/hst/ralph/ralph…
Ted Turner once challenged fellow media mogul Rupert Murdoch to a televised fistfight in Las Vegas after an incident during a yacht race in which a collision, with a boat sponsored by Murdoch, caused Turner's boat to sink just before the finish line. theguardian.com/media/200…
The Statue of Liberty (305 ft) is roughly half the size of the world's largest yacht. At 590 ft, Azzam is 15 ft shy of matching the Seattle Space Needle (605 ft). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azz…
The Watergate burglary that the Nixon CRP approved was actually a "scaled back" version of the original plan which involved kidnapping teams, protester mugging squads, and a prostitute filled yacht to blackmail democrats. washingtonpost.com/opinio…
A brother to the Sultan of Brunei once had a private jumbo jet, a collection of 2000 cars, and a luxury yacht named Tits (complete with two tenders named Nipple 1 and Nipple 2). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jef…
Adolf Hitler owned a 443 ft. Yacht that had 3 smaller yachts on board. The smaller boat called "grillet" still exists today. strangevehicles.greyfalco…
Today I learned of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart yacht race in which only 44 of the 115 starters finished the three day race en.wikipedia.org/wiki/199…
Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei blew through 15 billion dollars in personal spending. He bought a yacht that he named Tits and named its tenders Nipple 1 and Nipple 2 businessinsider.com/princ…
In the beginning of his second term, Grover Cleveland had surgery on his jaw to remove a tumor. He annouced to the public that he was taking a four day fishing trip on his friend's yacht so he could have the surgery performed in secrecy to avoid public panic. npr.org/2011/07/06/137621…
The British once managed to kill 500 enemy troops, sink a royal yacht and two other boats, and destroy a shore battery, all in just 38 minutes. And they did it all while sustaining just one injury. militaryhistory.about.com…
When the Suez canal was opened in 1869, the Empress of France's yacht L'Aigle was supposed to be the first to cross. However, the HMS Newport of the British Navy snuck past her and all the other ships in waiting, in total darkness, to claim the honor! en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
A man named 'Colin Chisholm III' and his wife were convicted of collecting nearly $168K in public assistance, including food, cash, and medical care, all while living on a $1.2M yacht. Chrisholm was the CEO of a satellite TV company and his wife owned a kennel for championship dogs. news.yahoo.com/minnesotan…
The Prince of Brunei blew through a $14.8 billion dollar fortune. His fleet of five boats included a yacht named Tits; its tenders were named Nipple 1 and Nipple 2 vanityfair.com/society/fe…
The word 'yacht' originates from the Dutch word for hunt ('jacht') because yachts were initially used to hunt pirates. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yac…
The world's smallest country has a small yacht travel company which offers attractions such as fishing, whale watching, and if one of the islanders is having a birthday party, you are invited. pitcairntravel.pn/things-…
In 1983 a Rupert Murdoch sponsored yacht sank Ted Turners boat 10 km from the finish line. At the post race dinner Ted challenged him to a televised fist fight in Las Vegas. He laid down the challenge again in 2003 after murdoch supported the invasion of Iraq. answers.com/topic/ted-tur…
A child actor who appeared in a Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episode was sentenced to death for three murders by stabbing a married couple to death and throwing someone off their yacht tied to an anchor. powerrangers.wikia.com/wi…
The Prince of Brunei has a yacht named "Tits" and 2 lifeboats called "Nipple 1" and "Nipple 2" en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/J…
Forbes publishes a list of the social elite called the Social Register which gives the educational backgrounds, birth names, and club memberships of listees, and the names given to estates or grand residences. The Summer edition lists names of yachts, specifications, and country of registration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soc…
A British amateur sailor entered a round-the-world yacht race in 1968, but abandoned the race early in the voyage and reported false positions in an attempt to appear to complete a circumnavigation without actually circling the world. This attempt ended in insanity and suicide. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
William Randolph Hearst allegedly shot and killed a man named Thomas Ince aboard his yacht, and then used his media influence to cover up the story. It is believed that Hearst thought he was shooting at his wife's supposed lover, Charlie Chaplin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tho…
Wyatt Cenac from SNL was in Channel 101's Yacht Rock Series. youtu.be/nX1Nh6c80wo?t=4m…

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