Friday, February 9, 2007

Carinthia VII Sold! Or, Sold?

Our popular Megayachts forum gets a good two dozen posts or so on a daily basis, but on Wednesday there was that amount of activity just in the thread devoted to Carinthia VII (ranked #12 on our exclusive feature "The World's 100 Largest Yachts"). It all started when forum member zippie stumbled across a photo of the yacht posted on Flickr. She bore a new name: Sylvia I.

Immediately keyboards started pounding and tongues started wagging worldwide, as everyone tried to guess whether the photo had been doctored. Even I had to wonder; if it had been, the guy was good at PhotoShop. A quick e-mail to Lurssen, and the truth was revealed: The joke was on all of us. I'm sure that wherever he lives, the photographer is still laughing; he got 293 page views of his photo in one night.

1 comment:

Private Chef said...

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