Sasha Baron Cohen makes fun of the greed of the hard yacht brokers
4 episode of the recently ended high-profile TV series “Who is America?” Sacha Baron Cohen in the image of eccentric billionaire monaldo gio, (Gio Monaldo) communicates with the yacht broker about the construction of the yacht for his business partner. Specifics of “Who is America?” is that as the object of ridicule there are real politicians, businessmen and activists. For the scene dedicated to superyacht business, Cohen was invited by Eric Pearson (Eric Pearson) from Crow’s Nest Yachts. To purchase Crow’s Nest Yachts Pearson for more than 10 years in the Fraser, the largest company on the sale, lease and management of superyachts.
Otsvechivaya white beard and many rings, Ronaldo refused to disclose the identity of Pearson customer, explaining that the latter will behave “very Azadovsky” if about it will be known. He’s such a “Syrian” boy, added Monaldo, hints of the Syrian President and Basharal-Assad.
Broker is not confused nor the identity of the customer or, to put it mildly, non-standard requirements.
To equip the yacht with a weapon? No problem, just sign a check.
Set on a boat something like a powerful electrofishing — not only for bluefin tuna and in order to beat the current refugees in the Mediterranean sea? “If you can imagine it, we can realize”. Further — more. The broker learned that the customer intends to use the boat for human trafficking, and what was his response? Without batting an eye, he promised that the hold large enough to cram 20-30 girls from Eastern Europe.
Cohen took cruising around the club of owners of mega-yachts rumors and brought them to the point of absurdity. He’s the master. Indeed, there are companies that equip superyachts military toys to protect against pirates — for example, long range acoustic device LRAD, also known as the acoustic cannon. On the 160-meter Eclipse Roman Abramovichrumored to have a missile defense system. The captain of the yacht Paul cook (Paul Cook) told CNN that his employer (the Russian oligarch, whose name he did not disclose) made on Board the “secret room” and turned it into a fortified bunker: “there We loaded the supplies of food and water, held a telephone, a radio and decided that girls hide there in case of need”. I doubt, however, that under the girls meant slaves from Eastern Europe. But the idea that a millionaire feared for the lives of his wife and children, too boring.
Some time ago in mass media there were rumors about the yacht cost $4.8 billion, and covered with 100 thousand kg of gold and platinum, which was allegedly ordered some Malaysian businessman. On Board from her, wrote the British tabloids, is a statue of bones of a Tyrannosaurus. In the end the whole story turned out to be fake. Designer Stuart Hughes (Stuart Hughes) decided to be advertized and gave multiple renders from the website of the Italian shipyard Baia Yachts for his work, inventing a beautiful story about the boat, covered with plates of gold. The paparazzi pick up this wild story, it would be worthwhile to consult with naval architects before you give it for face value.
The plot involving yacht broker Eric Pearson “Who is America?” seems to be a history of the same order as the story about the Golden boat. It is hype for hype. The result of such myth-making for the sector is disappointing. People who are far from superyacht industry perceive the business as best as pandering to the follies of the powerful.
“Unfortunate that such episodes cast a shadow on our beautiful industry, which employs tens of thousands of honest, hard-working and talented people. Any adequate broker or another worker of the industry will never participate in such nonsense: the measure of professionalism — the ability to say “no” in situations where you are asked to do illegal or unethical things. In the end, all not make any money, but if sell my soul, I back it will not return,” says the publisher itBoat and yacht broker Nikita Gorchakov.
Among the owners of superyachts there are those who think wider than their own immediate desires, but they are not interested in gossip in the Smoking room. These people use their opportunity to Fund the creation of a unique and technically complex projects, giving impetus to the development of the entire shipbuilding industry in General. Thus, the Russian businessman Oleg Burlakov has invested in the construction of sailing superyachts on alternative sources of energy. Its wonderful 106-foot Black Pearl should be the first sign of a large project, whose purpose is to create a fleet of eco-friendly cargo ships.
Another businessman, Norwegian Kjell Inge the Recke (Kjell Inge Røkke) build superyacht-Explorer, which can be used as a mobile laboratory for the study of the oceans. He intends to invest received from the Charter money in projects dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the problems of the world ocean.
“The press often get “fried” facts, single scandalous cases attract a lot of attention. The owners of superyachts created a collective image of the kind of “bond villain”. Unfortunately, much less attention attract of history when customers enthusiasts spend their time and money on the restoration of historic yachts build unique expedition or experimental trial or invest millions in a solution to the problems of ecology of the oceans, says Nikita Gorchakov. — Many others use their boat as a gathering place and close communication of several generations of one big family, give a good work of dozens of people and build a trusting, almost family-like relationship with the crew.”
When hurricane Irma smashed the Islands of the Caribbean, from St Barth to Barbuda, leaving 40 million people without shelter and livelihoods, the owners of superyachts under the auspices of the organization Yacht Aid Global (YAG) organized a constant flow of food and medicines to the affected areas. 43 a ship delivered 100 tons of humanitarian aid that went almost unnoticed in the popular media.
“We are fortunate to work with such a client, with which I sincerely want to follow the example. Although many of them are complicated and very demanding people, however they are all one piece, highly educated individuals and have a strong moral compass. I remain confident that construction of a superyacht is more about creation, creativity and the embodiment of bold ideas and dreams than about the whims, inadequate ego and outright crime,” concludes Nikita Gorchakov.