The Challenge Of Giving Away A Massive Yacht (Video)

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It’s a lot harder than you think.

You’d think that if you were a billionaire who owned a massive yacht, giving it away would be a simple affair. Unfortunately, Mitchell and Webb demonstrate that it’s actually a lot more of a challenge than you’d think.

One of the challenges they might be facing is that randomly pre-selected phone numbers are usually landlines and people with landlines are typically too old or frail to get out of the house, let alone travel the seven seas on some boat. There’s the cost of the crew, but one can usually make that up by allowing the vessel to be chartered for a few weeks, maybe a month out of the year. More likely, however, is the issues of taxes. Much like when Oprah gave everyone in her audience a brand new car, there’s a surprisingly “massive” tax burden that accompanies a massive yacht, even if you’re getting it for free.

So if someone calls to tell you that you may have already won a massive yacht, a healthy amount of skepticism is warranted. Be sure to ask a lot of questions. Ask them if it’s okay if you talk to a lawyer about it. Typically any real eccentric billionaire who’s really giving away his/her yacht will have no problem with your lawyer being involved. After all, they’ll probably have a small army of the paper pushers working in this themselves.

So if you get a random text message from a number you’ve never seen informing you that you may have already won a massive yacht, take the time to find out what the details are.

-Tristan Pinnock, Blast Yacht Correspondent

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