2 February 2008

Wish List

When we were in New Zealand just after Christmas, we headed out to Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf to stay with friends in their beach house.

As we caught the ferry out to Waiheke, we spotted this beauty heading out of Auckland Harbour.

The MY Karima is classified as an Expedition Yacht which means that it's a mix of luxury and purpose. Vessels like this take their passengers to places that are off the beaten track, on pleasure cruises or research expeditions - or both.

Karima's website shows that that being in New Zealand is part of a trip which has taken her from the Mediterranean to the South Pacific. From the reports and images on the website, it looks like they have a great time.

Michael Hill the jeweller, and hugely successful New Zealand businessman, took delivery of his Expedition Yacht in April 2007. Appropriately named VvS1 after a clarity of diamond, there's not much that this vessel lacks. You can hire her for a mere US$79,000 per week!

One day when we're rich, J and I want an Expedition Yacht!


kaya said...

Im first ! Im first!!
Can I be a chef on your yacht? Its only fair.

nzm said...

I had visions of you joining us as a guest and being served by our onboard chef, but if you want to rustle up some samosas and a curry every now and then, feel free to kick the chef out of the galley! ;-)

Pandabonium said...

I'll stick with my kayak. Less maintenance.

Jayne said...

I'll make divine choc-chip or blueberry muffins for breakfast on the provision kaya cooks the other meals! I'll also wash down the decks! Just take me with, take me with!!

nzm said...

PB: while we were in NZ and staying with friends at their holiday home, we saw a couple of their friends out in their kayaks collecting mussels off the rocks for their dinner. I've also been reading a lot about this guy who goes fishing from his kayak. Looks really good fun.

Jayne: You're there! We'll have to keep you away from the salt water though.

Sandie said...

It is quite magical...you guys must be exploring everything, so many places, so little time!!