In 1964, Elvis Presley bought President Franklin D Roosevelt's yacht, USS Potomac (AG-25) for $55,000. He later gave it to St Jude's Children Hospital for a fundraiser, and that hospital sold it for $65,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS…
Music producer Scott Storch managed to go from $70 million of net worth to bordering on bankruptcy in just a few months by quitting his job, abusing cocaine, purchasing a private jet, a 117-foot yacht and nearly 20 luxury cars, and having a 6-month $30m spending spree. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sco…
Today I learned of Streets of Monaco, a proposed 155-metre yacht that would be fitted with scale models of Monaco's famous landmarks, including a karting track based on the Monaco F1 track. The price tag of the vessel is 1 billion euros. monacolife.net/pictures-s…
F1 driver Kimi "Iceman" RΓ€ikkΓΆnen once had his car break down during the Monaco Grand Prix. After this, live TV showed him walking along the sidewalks with helmet still on, straight to the harbour, where he climbed aboard his yacht. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim…
Scientologists celebrate several major holidays, including the birthday of L. Ron Hubbard (March 13); the initial publication of Dianetics (May 9); and the anniversary of the maiden voyage of Hubbard's yacht the Freewinds (June 6). scientology.ca/faq/inside…
The largest sea evacuation in history was on 9/11. The Coast Guard had let out an "all available vessels call", and almost 100 boats responded, ranging from tugboats to ferries to yachts. insh.world/history/the-gr…
Robert Maxwell, father of Ghislaine Maxwell, was the inspiration for the Bond Villain in Tomorrow Never Dies. At the end of the film M orders a cover-up story paralleling Maxwell's real death, β€œFalling overboard on his yacht." pastemagazine.com/movies/…
Lisa Marie Presley the daughter of Elvis Presley threw Nicolas Cage’s $65,000 engagement ring into the ocean during a fight on his yacht. Cage hired professional divers to find the ring, but the ring was never recovered. nationalenquirer.com/mike…
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 1907 President Roosevelt sailed into Provincetown Massachusetts harbor, eight battleships in two squadrons formed a lane for the yacht to pass through. His mission was to lay the cornerstone of the Pilgrim Monument. iamprovincetown.com/place…
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_…
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…
Because of the subject of mutiny, 'Crimson Tide' did not receive support from the US Navy but still managed to get actual footage of The USS Alabama. They filmed it when Tony Scott got a tip as to when the Alabama was shipping out and followed it with a yacht and a helicopter for 8 miles. ew.com/article/1995/05/26…
Thailand's aircraft carrier, HTMS Chakri Naruebet, was dubbed the "Thai-tanic" as being little more than a royal yacht. sputniknews.com/military/…
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…
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-…
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…
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…
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…
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…
The average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht bloomberg.com/news/articl…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
A Dutch investor’s monster yacht lies shipwrecked and abandoned on a Vanuatu beach dailypost.vu/news/blue-go…
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…
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 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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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 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…
Bill Gates leased the super yacht Serene for $5 million per week en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ser…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…

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