Thursday, July 27, 2006

If I Had Ten Million Dollars (I'd be rich)

Readers from my generation (known as "X") will recognize the title of this post as a bastardized version of a song from the Barenaked Ladies. A big part of being a corporate wage slave is dreaming and so along those lines, if I had ten million dollars I'd buy a Hinckley Sou'wester 70 designed by now retired naval architect, Bruce King. Big dream, yes...might as well aim high while wandering about the land of make-believe.

If I bought the Blue Muse, a Hinckley Sou'wester 70 Center Cockpit Pilothouse Ketch (see above) built in 2003, I'd have roughly four million left from my original ten...enough to pay a captain and the annual maintenance fees for a number of years and enough (assuming a conservative 6% return annually) to have a hell of a good time cruising the world in luxury and style. If you doubt click on the Blue Muse link and take the tour...she has everything including several self contained waterproof bulkheads, the absolute latest in sat comms, wireless Internet throughout, a nav station to die for, an owners suite befitting a king, a clothes washer & dryer, a fricking dishwasher (can you believe it), icemaker, watermaker, self contained engine room, marble, granite, a crotch mahogany table with a custom inlay border in the main saloon, the list goes on and on.

I know, I know...I should be more of a purist and I am, in reality. But when it comes to dreaming why not go for broke? After all, "broke" basically describes my financial situation...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

maybe we could get a group together and split the cost, say, $1 million a share? There's plenty of room... I've been all over the Blue Muse, stem to stern, and she's every bit as beautiful and worth dreaming about as you imagine. Including the flat screen TV that rises out of the custom-made cabinet in the pilothouse (accompanied by theater-quality surround sound).