May 29th, 2013

Yacht’s Next For Multi-Millionaire Staggers Tycoon

Looks like there is still some money left over for £300 million Mike Danson, despite all the cash loaned to the New Statesman interest free and with no repayment date. Sky’s Mark Kleinman reports that Danson is in talks for a deal with a potential new sister publication for the Staggers: Boat International, “the world’s leading publisher in the super yacht industry”.

Progressive Media Group’s latest venture would see them offering advice on such progressive issues as “Should you organise megayacht finance as an individual or through an offshore corporate structure?” Looking forward to their next Christmas party on a boat off the Caymans…


  1. 1
    Revilo says:

    That’ll be a copy each for Tony Blair and Chuka


    • 12
      Northern Benefits Sponger says:

      I will need a copy as well when Labour start paying me my huge benefits claims.


    • 21
      Andrew Efiong says:

      Ahoy there! Champagne socialists at the starboard bow.


    • 24
      Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

      Christmas off the Caymans? Ideal. Guido can visit his front companies in Nevis at the same time.


    • 27
      Bonjour matelot! says:

      For anchors with too much money.


    • 48
      M says:

      Half sister publication once removed =
      Yachting for plebs


    • 49
      broderick crawford says:

      “Should you organise megayacht finance as an individual or through an offshore corporate structure?”

      With your vast wealth Gweeds. you ae obviously aware of the fairly recent tax. dodge scam for hyper billionaires:

      there are as. we write. being built two panamax class. cruisers which will. be docked out as veritable floating cities .

      The accomodation is a monimum of a five room. suite complete with room. service and self catering if desired plus of course all the joys of golf course shopping malls. gyms restaurants nightlife etc.

      “guests ” sign a lease for. xyz years and they and families live permanently on this floating paradise happily circumnavigating the globe and putting in for junkets and supplies at the most luxurious. ports of call going ashore if the mood takes them .

      all. terra firma domicile will. have been. sold and asset /patrimony. tied up in ringfenced trusts in. reliable and still discreet jurisdictions. .

      at death they opt for cremation or burial at sew such that no bodily residue is interred. and thus their heirs. have no exposure to fiscal redress.

      thus this charmed elite spend their days as non jurisdictional. entities and pay not one red cent of tax to any “body”.

      godd. …. innit


  2. 2
    Popeye says:

    Can I come, when the invite drops on the mat?


  3. 3
    Gordon Brown MP says:

    I’ve just ordered a new Yacht through “The Office of Gordon & Sarah Brown” – Well, with my earnings I’ve got to have somewhere to store the paper-clips.


    • 35
      Bazinga! says:

      Yes you mong, you had two 65,000 ton ones ordered and built in Scotland from English taxes. Any chance of our money back for these utter wastes of money?


  4. 4
    genghiz the kahn says:

    How to make your university choice.


  5. 5
    kay burleyhuman says:

    this is not news and don’t fucking cross me


  6. 6
    EU says:

    jealousy, jealousy


  7. 7
    Owen Jones says:

    Are remote-controlled, solar-powered, wireless transmitter hot air balloons the future of connectivity in Archway Road?


  8. 8
    Benny Fitz-Clements says:



    • 30
      Labour's message to hardworking English people says:

      If you English vermin won’t vote for us, we’ll import people who will.


  9. 9
    Lord Mandelscum says:

    Tony and I can organise any yacht financing you want Guido

    With one of our off shore banks….

    Would you like it from Lazards which is registered in Bermuda as you know?


  10. 11
    Toby Young says:

    Owen Jones has Pule cheese in his lunchbox today, it’s made of donkey milk which seems appropriate.


  11. 13
    Graham Chapman says:

    It may LOOK like “Luxury Yacht,” but it’s pronounced: “Throat Warbler-Mangrove.”


  12. 14
    Russian Oligarch (and his bent City solicitors) says:

    This is good to know Guido

    When the British authorities brin to enforce the Law

    I will, know how to get a yacht quick, to leg it to I s r a e l

    No extradition there, did you know?


    • 32
      Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

      But there is the Netanyahu tex – 20% straight into a Swiss account.


    • 34

      On my last ‘fact finder’ to Monaco i saw Abramovich’s yacht. Its moored along the coast as Eze as it can’t get in the harbour at Monaco, which is a pretty small harbour.
      don’t blame him really.
      Monaco is full of cruise ships this time of year. Its a bugger getting in and out with all the day trippers zipping about.


      • 54
        broderick crawford says:

        n ot forgetting the easyjet orange model . …..

        or has that venture crashed into the peloponesian hills as. has much of the. serial. entrepreneur’ s rather more bizarre ideas ?

        thank god he s still. got the airline managed by an intelligent british woman which is healthily in profit and keeping stel from destitution …


  13. 15
    Weedo says:

    Hey Greedo,

    Do you have any more cheap snidey remarks to make about the E D L?

    Of course you probably wouldn’t make a cheap snidey post about the religion of peace, would you?


    • 33
      Pandora Spankingham-Wopp says:

      Cheap? Snidey? What remark about the beer guzzling lardbuckets coulkd possibly come into those categories?


      • 40
        Mistress Snidey says:

        There is nothing cheap about being a patriotic football hooligan standing up for England and all things English, albeit one who dresses head to toe in England clobber which is made in China.


        • 56
          broderick crawford says:

          E D L SPOKESMAN SAYS :

          Oi. !!! ‘oooo. yooooo. clockin’ ???

          Want some. “. afters “. outside ??


    • 45
      Jimmy says:

      I’ve got plenty. How many do you want?


  14. 17
    The Murdoch Mob says:

    I think we should put Sally Bercow’s tits on the front page of the New Statesman

    It would be good journalism and it is about their level….


  15. 18
    HMRC says:

    Obviously, you do it offshore through a company. Who pay wants to pay 20% VAT on their boat when they don’t have to?


  16. 23
    Madoff Mandelson of Ethics fame says:

    Hello Guido

    I still follow you from Central Asia…there seems to ba lot or rotiotng when Tony and I leave these god forsaken countries…It must be Alky Campbell’s fault…

    Do you think I can charge a yacht to my offshore expenses this year?

    I must keep up with Oleg and Co you know…

    And I really must not bring too much into the UK, it would not look good would it?


  17. 28
    nellnewman says:

    megayachtfunding? Surely the beeb could help with that?!!


  18. 31
    Katie Ghose says:

    How dare you call me ghastly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  19. 36
    Stick that in your pipes, racists says:

    Looks like the so-called “muslim communist” Obama is doing the world a favour with drone strikes.

    P-kistani Taliban second in command Waliur Rehman killed in suspected drone strike.


  20. 38
    Polly Twobees says:

    Have a copy sent to my villa in Tuscany please Guido.


  21. 43
    Sit Petra says:

    It’s a Type 25 friggit.


  22. 46
    Vulgar Boatman says:

    I spent last night in the crow’s nest. Can’t remember her name though.


  23. 55
    Kiss me once, but don't kiss me twice, SWEETHEART! says:

    Yachts for rich guys, the money pushers, rather than dope pushers, ey Howard?


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