The Escape Yatch - delta_november — LiveJournal
Jan. 8th, 2011
10:28 am - The Escape Yatch
Things are pretty grim right now in this household, and my urge to flee my responsibilities is high. The normal idiom for this is to buy a motorcycle and ride it until it's out of gas. But it's winter right now, and that wouldn't be much fun.
Talking to leftofcool a couple days ago, we agreed to go halves on a yacht that would take us far far away. Because I can't spell, the name of this ship will be The Escape Yatch. It's fitting.
jo_etal and I have located the perfect vessel: the Zubr. There are quarters for 4 officers, which should accommodate the principles in the venture, and 27 enlisted quarters for guests. When we're not on adventures we can park it off Center Island.
Some people would say "But it's 25.6 m wide, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway limits you to 23.8 m. You'd never get it into Lake Ontario." But they would be wrong. Because this particular yacht is quite happy portaging itself over 1.6 m tall walls, and up 5 degree slopes.
Two hulls were planned to be decommissioned in 2010 (link). They cost $79M new, but I assume we'll be able to get a good deal on a used one.