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Anyone seen or read about this?

Greg Norman, "The Shark", recently took delivery of his new toy, named "Aussie Rules", which he helped design. At 69.5 metres (228 feet) in length,it's the world's largest aluminum and composite private yacht. He had it built for only $70 million dollars. The company meant to build it for him "at cost" in return for the excellent advertising of having him as an owner, but they actually lost money on it.

When he first cruised into Sydney Harbor, onlookers remarked, "It's massive! Nearly three times the size of the ferries in the Harbor!" In addition to being opulent, it is also built for Jacques Cousteau type fun and exploration. There is onboard diving equipment for 30 people including a decompression chamber and two huge compressors. Dives of all types can be accomplished by operating the Nitrox Mixing
Panel onboard, enabling each guest's air tank to be customized with a mixture of gases.

To get the people out to those choice dive spots, or maybe just for having a bit of a splash, the following additional "small" boats are kept onboard:
* 42-Foot Custom Built "Game Fisher" which can be launched and retrieved from the deck. Perfect for a 4-person overnight fishing
expedition. It even has a gourmet galley for cooking up the catch while it's still fresh.
* 30-Foot SeeVee for a quick afternoon fishing trip.
* 22-Foot Novurania Equator with a meager 800 horsepower so you can get to the best diving sites ahead of everyone else. It has beach
landing capability as well.
* (2) 18-Foot Hewes Bonerfishers for those special occasions when Greg and a close friend may wish to maneuver over the sand flats in
Key West, Florida.
* 13-Foot Narwhal Rescue Boat in case someone falls off one of those other boats.
 

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someone can buy one for me like that, I wouldn't mind, lol
 

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I had a similar one on order, minus the dining salon. I didn't need to eat and get my hair cut at the same time.
Then they told me water levels were going to be too low this year and I couldn't make it into the moot, so I had to cancel my order.
Maybe next year. Well I gotta run, the $hit is getting deep in here.
 

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Found this in Chuck Brockman's weekly article!

Australian golfer and entrepreneur Greg Norman has made a move with the 228-ft. "Aussie Rules" yacht, and has sold the largest yacht he's ever owned to Wayne Huizinga of Blockbuster Video fame. Nobody knows what's next for Norman.

The yacht is equipped with 24 sets of snorkel gear, 200 rods and reels and an armada of water toys from surf boards to a 42-ft. sportfisherman on board.

Huizinga plans to extend the aft deck to encompass a helicopter pad and add additional guest accommodations. After she emerges from the refit it's reported she will be named "Floridian."

We wonder if being a good customer at Blockbuster Videos would help in getting an invitation to be a guest on the Oceanfast yacht.
 
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