Shame about the site, but go and see the gorgeous, steel-hulled, 3-masted Belem from Nantes if you’re down on the Moll de la Fusta in Barcelona harbour. It’s infinitely preferable to all the white cuboids being refitted in dry dock further up.
The Belem counts among previous owners the 2nd Duke of Westminster who, while not as wealthy as Abramovich, had superior taste in boats and girlfriends. Still, it’s impossible not to feel a vague sense of admiration for someone whose first instincts on becoming ridiculously wealthy are to buy a football team and then pop round the corner to Dixons and order a gigantic floating fridge for the beers.
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Revealed at the Guadalajara fair, via JA Millán: