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Is it legal to arm a private yacht?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by badge315, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Atlas

    Atlas transmogrifier

    Oct 1, 2001
    north of the equator

    I checked stock at my local WalMart..
    Did not see it...

    Must be "hoarders". :cool:


    "25MM Airbursting Series"

    I don't know what that really is, but it sure sounds like fun!
    "Here, hold my beer.."

    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
  2. Reyn

    Reyn Times Up

    Jan 25, 2005

    Maybe I overlooked it. Price?

  3. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Jul 21, 2005
    At the beach
    Funny, they don't seem to mention it. Maybe if you have to ask you can't afford it? Or it depends on whether you are buying 20 or 20,000?
  4. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

    Jul 21, 2005
    At the beach
    Wait! Are you saying billions of dollars can buy you special treatment in New York City? I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!
  5. tsmo1066

    tsmo1066 Happy Smiley

    Aug 31, 2004
    Houston, TX
    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!
  6. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

    Feb 3, 2011
    Southern Maryland
    If it had an advanced torpedo in that mini-sub then it's a wayyyy coool!
  7. Batesmotel


    Apr 5, 2007
    Lets just issue Letters of Marque to US flagged vessels like we used to.
  8. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

    May 19, 2005
  9. number1gun


    Dec 3, 2012
    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.
  10. GVFlyer

    GVFlyer Senior Member

    Sep 9, 2008
    Somewhere in the air.
    I've seen a number of yachts that rely on nothing more than a "safe room" and a radio.
  11. Angry Fist

    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

    Dec 30, 2009
    Hellbilly Hill
    Thanks for the insight.
  12. FireForged

    FireForged Millenium #3936 Millennium Member

    Dec 25, 1999
    Rebel South
    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
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2013
  13. FH Alum

    FH Alum

    Jan 14, 2005
    Beaver State
    Granted an escape sub is cool, however does the craft split in half and become a hydrofoil to outrun 007?