Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Russian Billionaire Decides An Icebreaking Expedition Yacht Is The Perfect Accessory

Reading the second paragraph I thought I might have to jump in as internet-geography-man but saw the juxtaposition of critters was a deliberate marketing ploy.
So back in the closet for the cape and the tights.

From the Barents Observer,April 22, 2019:

Russian billionaire acquires first private icebreaking expedition yacht
You can rent it and set out on the journey of lifetime to places others can’t reach, the billionaire's promotion page reads.
Why not take off with one of the two on board helicopters as a mother polar bear and her two cubs sit on a ice-floe just in front of the luxury yacht. Or drive onshore in one of the two snowmobiles. Or dive down under the surface in the three-seater mini-submarine.
If you don’t want to leave the boat, you can just relax in the top-deck Jacuzzi, watching penguins and polar bears walking somewhere on the ice.
Living on each side of the planet, marketing penguins and polar bears just indicate that this unique yacht can sail wherever you want.
It is Russian banker Oleg Tinkov who has ordered what will be the world’s first private icebreaker for expedition sailings.
According to Forbes list, Tinkov is worth $2,2 billion....MORE
The marketing website is interesting and a couple levels above what I had expected.