From the Times, on how yachts must have helicopters and minisubs now: "'Today, a megayacht is indispensable,' said Olivier Milliex, head of yacht finance at the Dutch bank ING. 'It's not like 15 years ago, when a yacht was a luxury item.'" You know, I'm not sure if I really have anything to add! It's just not like 15 years ago, is it!

For the Yachting Class, the Latest Amenity Can Take Flight [NYT]