Mega Yacht

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  1. I worked at Hatteras Yachts for many years starting back in 78. I may have helped build that yacht as I built the engine rooms and steering systems on 53's and 58's back then. I left Hatteras in December 1998 where I had worked my way to 130'. Glad you enjoy the Yacht and never lose the fun and joy of boating. You gained another sub and God Bless.

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  2. Why did you get a Hatteras?

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  3. Why not Purchase Hydrogen on demand generator to save 60 to 100 % fuel cost.

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  4. So, right as I was commenting, I was wishing there was a video tour. I sent it, scrolled down a little & then I saw it. My eyes lite up, I got butterflies in my belly, I swear I even heard fireworks. The Tour Video! I'm about to watch it, I bet it's gorgeous inside. Thanx folks πŸ‘

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  5. Thanks. Awesome deal. Beautiful yacht. Have a blast. Stay safe.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this information, and being open and honest about it. "Us poo folk just gotta smile an wave an say, I shoo am glad my row boat dont cost all dat money! Someone once told me the defanition of a big boat! "a hole in the water in witch you trrough money!..

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  7. You averaged 7 MPG at 10 knots? That's insane efficiency.

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  8. Thought about it…πŸ™‰πŸ™‰Thought about it some more…Ahh! 'll just get a waterbed😬🐟🐟🐟

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  9. Thanks for the break down and the reality check. 😊

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  10. Bucks county Pennsylvania?? I was born at Grand View hospital in Bucks County. I easily spend enough just to own my house what you do to go boating. Our youngest graduates this year and the plan is to sell the house and invest the equity into collecting rentals for a couple of years while I also get my blog going… Then we'll see you on the water somewhere! Probably get a boat the will be Great Loop capable at first, then move up to a Caribbean cruiser as we have land in Honduras.

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  11. A well thought out and analyzed analysis of the numbers. My dad is a financial planner and adviser, and you- Ed- remind me of him. My question is, how do these costs compare to your Carver? My wife and I work remotely in the tech industry and as long as we have a reasonably fast connection to the internet, we can work anywhere in the world and we are heavily considering transitioning to living on a boat for a few years while we're still relatively young before settling down. The initial plan is to summer in the Portland, ME area and winter in FL and the Caribbean. Doing the loop would be nice, but the size range of boat we're considering may not fit. Out of curiosity on your Hatteras, what's the minimum bridge clearance as it sits, and is the arch easily taken down? We're in UT, so we don't have the exposure to these types of boats you and others in coastal areas have.

    Thanks for the videos. They've answered a lot of questions and will continue to entertain as we watch the rest of them.

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  12. Great presentation. Having owned a few boats in my lifetime I'd be surprised if your maintenance costs are as low as your projection, it is an older boat. $4K can go pretty quick. If you keep putting $4K aside per year when not if the big hit comes it will not be as big of a hit. If you are going to travel as much as you are planning I'd keep an eye out for a deal on shafts and props. Traveling the intercoastal is a bit dirtier than blue water so hitting what we used to call day wreckers is more likely. The last thing you want is to have to buy a shaft or have a prop fixed while on a cruise.

    I hope you enjoy your boat, we raised 2 sons cruising and they loved it, burned as much gas in the dingy as the boat lol.

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  13. Appreciate the video, and very informative.

    Ultimately the costs you're talking about are not out of line compared to a capable piston twin aircraft that you'd use similarly to how you use your boat, the difference being you can't live in the plane and you still need hotels etc. wherever you go.

    What have you found in general regarding slip costs with the Hatteras vs. your 40' Carver you had before?

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  14. It must suck to be that rich

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  15. When asked what it costs to own and maintain a decent sized yacht, I explain to my acquaintances that it's about like driving a brand new car off the end of the dock each year. As their eyes widen, I mention that my last fill up at the fuel dock cost $1500. I think your numbers are reasonable for maintaining the boat. Let's hope you don't have to paint it any time soon.

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  16. If you have to ask β€œhow much,” you can afford it.

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  17. Thank you so much for the video. I hope to see you on the water one day in my 58. Cheers!

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  18. Groovy presentation.A perfect merger of accounting skills and subject matter. Transparency is good.

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  20. Great video. Casual conversation. Thanks. I like your perception and logic.

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