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Economy Got You Down? Even Yacht Worth $35 Million For Sale

November 3, 2008

Has the economy made you miserable?  Well, even the richest have to give something up now and again….Even someone’s “many millions of dollars” worth of ocean going fun may be on the chopping block…

Iraq has decided to sell Saddam Hussein’s luxury yacht after winning a legal dispute over its ownership.

 

The former dictator’s 269-foot superyacht is fitted with swimming pools, salons, a secret passage and a rocket launching system.

From the Associated Press

Iraq’s government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh says in a statement that the government on Sunday agreed to part with the superyacht.

French authorities seized the boat on Jan. 31 after it docked in Nice on the Mediterranean coast. The yacht remained there while courts settled a row over the ship’s ownership.

A yacht brokerage firm had tried to sell the boat for a reported $35 million.

The 270-foot-long Ocean Breeze, built for former Iraqi dictator ...
The 270-foot-long Ocean Breeze, built for former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, is seen in the bay of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, southeastern France in this March 13, 2008, file photo. The Iraqi government plans to sell a luxury yacht, moored off the French resort of Nice, that was one of many opulent treasures belonging to Saddam, a senior official said on Sunday.REUTERS/Eric Gaillard (FRANCE)