Super Yacht Ballin' in the Bahamas

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8 January 2010, Created By: Matthew Showell
Super Yacht Ballin' in the Bahamas

When we arrived at Atlantis on Paradise Island the first thing we noticed was the marina.

I mean, we've seen yachts before, but never as many or as baller as what they've got right outside the PCA tournament room.

There are probably fifteen ships moored here, ranging in size, price and opulence. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say there's half a billion dollars worth of baller floating around out there.

The sickest one by a pretty wide margin is the Casino Royale. It's the one in the first picture below (make sure you're on the post page to see everything) and it's owned by yacht super-aficionado John Staluppi.

This thing is 163 feet long, has a giant master stateroom, VIP suite, two suites with king bunks and two additional twin cabins. All told there's more than 6,000 square feet of living space.

We approached one of the crewmen on the off-chance they might let us take a look. Obviously that wasn't going to happen. Over the next week though we're going to keep trying and see if one of these yacht owners will let us on board to snap some pictures and get a little backgorund on what it takes to own one of these floating palaces.

In the meantime enjoy the photos.

Casino Royale

The Atlantis Marina

The Atlantis Marina

The Atlantis Marina

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