When it comes to knowing what to do with the lottery win, whenever it arrives, then our dad wants to get a big boat.
Not just the normal sailing dingy moored on a lake but a big sea going yacht with lights, gadgets and boys toys.
So imagine how he felt when he visited Bristol last week and came upon Mogambo.
At 74m long and over four floors tall she was moored alongside near to the heart of the city.
Glistening in the early morning sunshine she looked pristine and was certainly attracting attention.
Launched in October 2012, Mogambo was built by Nobiskrug in Germany.
She has just been handed over to her new private owners and will be available for charter.
Twelve guests can be catered for in the vessel designed by Reymond Langton Design.
Estimates vary as to the cost of the vessel and range from £75m to around £100m.
Other stats include – thanks to Moran Yacht and Ship
- Fuel Capacity: 182,000 Litres – at around £0.85 per litre (UK) that is £155,000 per fill-up
- Approx. Range: 4,500 Nautical Miles or around 40 ltr fuel per nautical mile.
- Speed (Max/Cruise): 17.0 / 14.5 Knots
- Owners and Guests: 1 x Owner, 1 x VIP (doubles), 4 x guests Cabins
- Crew and Staff: 15 / 2: 1 x Double Cabin (Master), 5 x Double Cabins, 6 x Single Cabins
It is thought that upon leaving Bristol, Mogambo is heading towards the Mediterranean with her crew of 19.
As dad looked over the vessel he thought of us and the havoc we could cause.
Currently cleaned to perfection, dad contemplated how long it would take for us to leave our muddy paw prints across the decks.
He also soon realised that, with an onboard pool, Charlie would be constantly soggy and dripping water everywhere.
Practicalities aside, dad also worked out that he would have to win the Saturday National Lottery not once but around 25 times just to buy it.
Oh well, at least we won’t have to find new places to hide our chews such as in the engine areas or on the bridge.
Dream on dad, big licks
Buster and Charlie