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Cannes: come see the Yachts

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The Imperial Star Destroyer of the sea.  Once you have walked from one end to the other you will know why.

The Imperial Star Destroyer of the sea. Once you have walked from one end to the other you will know why.

Boat watching has been a summer hobby of mine for the three years I have lived next to the river Thames.  We have these narrow riverboats that are brightly painted with brasses and flowers on top.  They look great.

But for sheer showing off potential you have to go to Cannes or Monte Carlo.  More on Monte Carlo next week during the Grand Prix.

Now there has not been as many floating pleasure palaces this year because of the credit crunch.  Some journalists even brought an inflatable dingy.  But the big boats are where it all happens you see?  All the deals, all the parties, all the drugs and definately all the women.  There is nothing that can loosen a pair of knickers faster than a 70 foot long slice of fibreglass and horsepower.

So, courtesy of the Daily Telegraph, I would like to show you a selection of my favourites of this year.

Oh this one is so ME.  But you know I would manage to find the only low bridge in the Med to go under.

Oh this one is so ME. But you know I would manage to find the only low bridge in the Med to go under.

This Yacht is called Amnesia, really.  How much did I pay for it again?  WHAT?!?

This Yacht is called Amnesia, really. How much did I pay for it again? WHAT?!?

This one is more like a mini-cruise ship.  Your own little QE 2 and a half.  I love the shiny dark blue hull, it works well.

This one is more like a mini-cruise ship. Your own little QE 2 and a half. I love the shiny dark blue hull, it works well.

How could you NOT have a good party on a boat like this?

How could you NOT have a good party on a boat like this?

This boat looks like it was built by Q.  Surely it must have pop-up machine guns and sea-mine launchers and afterburners?

This boat looks like it was built by Q. Surely it must have pop-up machine guns and sea-mine launchers and afterburners?

This bed would SOooo  see some action ;)

This bed would SOooo see some action 😉

Mine for only £4 million.  Please send your donations to the Nick Gilmartin Yacht Fund, P.O. Box 69, County Contrary, Ireland.

Now all I need is an all-female Scandinavian crew… ah you can dream.

If you can actually afford one of these babies check out http://www.camperandnicolson.com

Many thanks to the Telegraph for showing the photos.  Now about that writing job guys…

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Written by Nick Gilmartin

May 21, 2009 at 8:15 pm

Posted in travel and holidays

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