Thursday, January 7, 2010


While you guys weren't looking, I snuck down to Miami a week, or so, ago. I'll be down here for a bit, and have a couple of interesting interviews planned. Rest assured, though, that I'll be back up north in no time, to harass the elite, the Coordination Problemists and Keynesians of all stripes

Outside my hotel, the Samar yacht has pulled up. I have been on a couple of private yachts in the past, but nothing compares to this baby.

According to IMDB, a film, Ten Viloent Women, was filmed in part on a yacht named Samar.

I'm still poking around, but at this point no one is saying who is on the yacht. A web site says it is available for charter at $675,000 per week.

Here are more details:

M/Y SAMAR is a 77m (252 foot) steel-and-aluminum Laurent Giles designed luxury motor yacht with studio and interior styling by Joe Thome. She was built and launched by Devonport Yachts of England in 2006. Yacht SAMAR is a very large and luxurious charter yacht which features almost everything that can be offered on a private motor yacht. SAMAR has a helipad, a large Jacuzzi pool, an open bar, large deck areas, a side garage, as well as a movie theater. The luxury yacht is capable of extended global cruising, with a range of 6,000 nautical miles and cold storage provisions for 44 people (including crew).

SAMAR’s other exceptional features include a very spacious main saloon and dining room with huge windows and 3 meter high head height deck heads. There is a covered bridge deck bar and dining area with 16 fixed chrome and leather chairs encircling the round bar. Both the chairs and the counter can be adjusted to the right height for bar/buffet or formal dining.

Another great feature is an interior layout which has a guest elevator through all four deck levels. There are also two separate service lifts for the crew. A full-fitted gymnasium, steam room and both hot and cold pools on the upper deck are also notable.

The yacht provides accommodation for an Owners party of 12 (in 7 staterooms) with a crew of 26. The owner’s stateroom is independent on the main deck, there are two VIP cabins on the lower deck (one twin and one double), as well as 2 double cabins on lower deck, and one small double on the bridge deck.

She provides a wet dock in the aft garage for a 33’’ CrisCraft ridged hulled tender and there are four further tenders onboard. The helipad is designed to house a Bell 407 helicopter with refueling facilities, three Jet Skis and a MINI Cooper cabriolet.

Luxury yacht SAMAR is powered by a diesel-electric propulsion system consisting of three Wärtsilä 1,530-kW diesel generators and two 2,414-hp drive motors with twin fixed-pitch, five-bladed propellers. Combined, they provide the yacht’s top speed of 16.5 knots and a cruising speed of 12 knots.
There are more pics at the official web site, be sure to check out the Grand Main Saloon and the Main Deck Master Suite.

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