$40 Million Yacht Part Of NCSF

The country's 4th largest private yacht has arrived in Morehead City for the 25th anniversary of the North Carolina Seafood Festival.

The SeaFair arrived Monday afternoon in Morehead City.

The 228-foot mega yacht is a floating art gallery that will host an exhibition of works from North Carolina artists as well as internationally renowned artists during the seafood festival.

A limited number of tickets can also be purchased to be aboard the yacht during Saturday's fireworks show.

The ship has three decks of international galleries, two outdoor bars, an international coffee bar, as well as a formal glass-walled restaurant and an open-air bistro on the sky deck.

The $40M purpose built exhibition yacht was designed by internationally acclaimed yacht designer Luiz de Basto.
SeaFair will be docked at Portside Marina, 209 Arendell Street, Morehead City. The ship will be open Friday, September 30th from noon - 10pm, Saturday, October 1st from 10am - 10pm, and Sunday, October 2nd from 11am - 5pm.

In addition to the bevy of artworks onboard, the three-day festival will bring special artist demonstrations. Admission is $ 10 per person, $ 5 for children under 10 years old and Priority Boarding tickets $15


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  • by Charles Location: Greenville on Sep 30, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Think of all of the boat chraftsmen that were employed by a private company to build that boat. All of you stinkin socialist who do not like the rich, think about how many people it took to build this boat.
  • by Do Dad Location: NC on Sep 27, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    I wonder if you can ski behind that thing?
  • by Bubba on Sep 27, 2011 at 06:04 AM
    Sounds like some people here could use a little cultural enlightenment. This was built to showcase artists... and in this case, NC artists.. who will be adding to the econimics of the seafood festival by drawing in more people with money to spend... and who knows, they might even sell some art. So I guess our Artist community will be also serve as "job creators" in this case. Good for them. I wish them all the best.
  • by Confused on Sep 26, 2011 at 09:37 PM
    Pete, you do realize that people were paid to build this yacht, right? I am sure that a lot of mouths were fed with the money spent building it. The explanation is pretty simple; They wanted a really nice yacht to travel around and show art on.
  • by bobal lu Location: greenville on Sep 26, 2011 at 09:21 PM
    But Obama has 46 million people on foodstamps...
  • by BLOUNT Location: Morehead on Sep 26, 2011 at 09:19 PM
    Your jealousy clouds your thinking..... 300 people worked for 2 years to build. And the taxes required each year... Oh, and John Kerry has one!
  • by Pirateman on Sep 26, 2011 at 09:07 PM
    First, people need to learn, if you can't feed them, then don't breed them. Second, what about skyscrapers, cars, stadiums, rockets, cathedrals, railroads, planes, each of these were made by people with jobs, and repaired and maintained by people with jobs. You just don't get it. AND most those people with jobs give to others and take care of families. Unfortunately, they give to others usually with good intentions, but end up giving to crooked so-called charities. Those crooks in the so-called charities are the ones to be judged and judged they will be as will I.
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      by Pirateman Too on Sep 27, 2011 at 05:56 AM in reply to Pirateman
      Yeah... poor people just need to stop making more poor people. And all these charities like the red cross and salvation army and soup kitchens are just a waste good peoples money.
  • by Punctuation is my friend.. Location: home on Sep 26, 2011 at 08:17 PM
    Why do you have internet service? That money could be used for feeding people. You should be ashamed.
  • by Justice on Sep 26, 2011 at 07:51 PM
    Pete... Do you own a car? Sell it and buy food for hungry children.. Do you own a house? boat? anything that you can sell to buy food for hungry kids? What are you doing about hungry children?
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 26, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    I would love to here this one explaned come the day of judgement 40 million dollar yacht and a world full of hungry starving children and adults.
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      by Connie on Sep 26, 2011 at 10:02 PM in reply to pete
      and if you would own 40 million...you would NOT give it to hungry children!
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      by Anonymous on Sep 27, 2011 at 03:17 AM in reply to pete
      You ain't a little jealous are you Pete? Of course you are....funny.
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