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  1. #81
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Quote Originally Posted by henryf View Post
    . I’d want to be based there for a while full time.
    I’m sure there might be a market for good quality used Porsche on the Côte d’Azur. A much bigger European market to source from and if you could tie it to servicing then a winner. Last time we had problems with the flat bug on the Côte d’Azur we went to Porsche Monaco!

  2. #82
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Quote Originally Posted by henryf View Post
    It would be nice to experience some Med boating at some point but not as a commuter. I’d want to be based there for a while full time.
    There speaks a man after my own heart.

    Actually, I did start Med boating as a commuter, and I can't say that I didn't enjoy the experience.
    But that was just chalk, when compared to the cheese of actually living on the sea.

    In hindsight, I can't believe I could stand the town lifestyle for decades...!

  3. #83
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    I. Am. Loving every minute of It.

    Quite taken by the motor cats...
    Last edited by scubaman; 14-09-19 at 08:24.

  4. #84
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Time Out View Post
    What an odd thing to say ? It’s often very well received and is more than most do after they decline a visit.

    Tell me why ?
    I will help. You are saying...……… You are poor arnt you so have this little cap and be on your way
    Only ever look down on a person when you are bending over to help them up.

  5. #85
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
    I will help. You are saying...……… You are poor arnt you so have this little cap and be on your way
    Not really, you can be rich, very rich but nowhere near superyacht rich. But it’s possible that a rich person would find it insulting to be given a cap and sent on his way.....
    Neither a Leaver or Remainer be

  6. #86
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bouba View Post
    Not really, you can be rich, very rich but nowhere near superyacht rich. But it’s possible that a rich person would find it insulting to be given a cap and sent on his way.....
    I think Rich is an interesting concept..... I think Rich people think they are more important than others. I am reminded of a Quote I once heard.


    It is nice to be important but far more important to be nice.


    Also something to point out is that most people sitting on super yachts and looking down are despised by those looking up at them so are they Rich you decide ?
    Only ever look down on a person when you are bending over to help them up.

  7. #87
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Quote Originally Posted by scubaman View Post
    I. Am. Loving every minute of It.

    Quite taken by the motor cats...
    As were we, particularly for the Asian market. My pet area of specialisation is fridge freezers. I was in heaven - full American double door jobbies with ice dispenser. Thought some of the bathroom fittings were poor though, straight out of cheap caravans.

    The worst exhibitor of the show award went to a motor cat builder, Fountain Pajot. Their sales prevention police prevented us from viewing an empty motor cat with a bored sales rep standing idle on the back one day. When we eventually managed to get on the following day they refused to provide any indicative prices. Couldn’t tell you if they were €10 or €10 million so gave up. Hope they didn’t waste too much money being there......

    Friday night got messy. I have carefully edited to avoid incrimination. The tequila shots after “breakfast” never happened.......



    Henry

  8. #88
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigplumbs View Post
    I think Rich is an interesting concept..... I think Rich people think they are more important than others. I am reminded of a Quote I once heard.


    It is nice to be important but far more important to be nice.


    Also something to point out is that most people sitting on super yachts and looking down are despised by those looking up at them so are they Rich you decide ?
    What a load of horse poop.

    Clearly you have never met a cross section of very rich people.

    We have run out of caps by the way and not a single person (cap or no cap) has been offended by a refusal to board.

    Henry F I still have a 40m here to show you

    In Canto ! Whole other show here !

  9. #89
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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Quote Originally Posted by henryf View Post
    The worst exhibitor of the show award went to a motor cat builder, Fountain Pajot. Their sales prevention police prevented us from viewing an empty motor cat with a bored sales rep standing idle on the back one day. When we eventually managed to get on the following day they refused to provide any indicative prices. Couldn’t tell you if they were €10 or €10 million so gave up. Hope they didn’t waste too much money being there......
    We had better luck with their Scandinavian dealer who showed us around the 40 and 44. The space is just fantastic. Price of the 44 was around 1 m€ with vat, iirc. The fact that they need to build two boats instead of one and still keep the price down to justify the comparison to similar sized mono hull, shows in many places. There were unfinished edges around the deck hatches, etc.

    We also spent some time on Lagoon Sixty7 and Seventy8. Looking down from the fly helm station if felt like you'd be helming a tennis court. It is that big.

    I also liked the Arcadia Sherpa for being so different. Not for the Scandinavian climate though...

    Quote Originally Posted by henryf View Post
    Friday night got messy. I have carefully edited to avoid incrimination. The tequila shots after “breakfast” never happened.......
    I'm having a lie down to recover from yesterday. Going back later.

    That's a nice vid to convey the atmosphere.

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    Default Re: Is anybody going to Cannes?

    Super yachts are for the super rich

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