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Old 04-24-2013, 14:53   #26
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The Eclipse also has its own deployable SUBMARINE that can be used to escape and evade in the event of a determined surface attack.

Like it or hate it, the 'cool factor' on that yacht is through the roof!
If it had an advanced torpedo in that mini-sub then it's a wayyyy coool!
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Old 04-24-2013, 15:05   #27
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Lets just issue Letters of Marque to US flagged vessels like we used to.
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Old 04-24-2013, 15:05   #28
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Lets just issue Letters of Marque to US flagged vessels like we used to.
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Old 04-24-2013, 15:06   #29
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Having been in gun sales and a Captain on US vessels.....yes and no is the answer.
Many private yachts have arms. Mostly just semi-autos, shotguns, etc. Series of issues at hand.
One....US Munitions Control. No One may leave the US with any Machine Gun, Suppressor, AOW, Destructive Device...etc. Without license from The Office of Munitions Control.
The above are considered Implements of War.
Two...although the in transit rule should apply here in the US. Many people have been arrested in New Jersey, New York, etc for having arms prohibited in just those states.
Three....In some cases the US would consider a foreign flagged vessels arms as an importation....very gray area. Many ATF agents have no clue how to proceed.
Four....all vessels clearing Customs in all ports run the risk of having the guns impounded. In most cases they are held until the vessel leaves....but..?
Five...many countries have very strict rules governing arms. Including traveling yachts. If you choose to not declare the guns you are asking to get in big trouble. I know someone that spent a coupe of months in a turd world jail and $40K for just that reason.
It is not worth it.
Shotguns are the least problematic because even some of the most screwed up turd world countries allow shotguns to be owned by their citizens. Shotguns are not looked upon in the same manner as say, AR's and Semi auto handguns.
Just remember...the rules are different for the very rich.
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Old 04-24-2013, 15:06   #30
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Having been around the yachting community a little bit, just about every one of them has at least a decent long arm on board somewhere. For the mega yachts with a security detail and decent firepower, they will deploy a second boat which will wait outside of port with all the hardware and some crew on-board.
I've seen a number of yachts that rely on nothing more than a "safe room" and a radio.
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Old 04-24-2013, 16:39   #31
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Having been in gun sales and a Captain on US vessels.....yes and no is the answer.
Many private yachts have arms. Mostly just semi-autos, shotguns, etc. Series of issues at hand.
One....US Munitions Control. No One may leave the US with any Machine Gun, Suppressor, AOW, Destructive Device...etc. Without license from The Office of Munitions Control.
The above are considered Implements of War.
Two...although the in transit rule should apply here in the US. Many people have been arrested in New Jersey, New York, etc for having arms prohibited in just those states.
Three....In some cases the US would consider a foreign flagged vessels arms as an importation....very gray area. Many ATF agents have no clue how to proceed.
Four....all vessels clearing Customs in all ports run the risk of having the guns impounded. In most cases they are held until the vessel leaves....but..?
Five...many countries have very strict rules governing arms. Including traveling yachts. If you choose to not declare the guns you are asking to get in big trouble. I know someone that spent a coupe of months in a turd world jail and $40K for just that reason.
It is not worth it.
Shotguns are the least problematic because even some of the most screwed up turd world countries allow shotguns to be owned by their citizens. Shotguns are not looked upon in the same manner as say, AR's and Semi auto handguns.
Just remember...the rules are different for the very rich.
Thanks for the insight.
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Old 04-24-2013, 16:45   #32
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There is a kool video on youtube of a lone guy with a semi-auto (FNAR) 308 rifle, holding off a small pirate boat who is trying to board them. pure awesome-ness
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Old 04-24-2013, 16:54   #33
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Granted an escape sub is cool, however does the craft split in half and become a hydrofoil to outrun 007?
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