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01:25 Jun 28, 2004
English to Chinese translations [PRO] Social Sciences - Sports / Fitness / Recreation
English term or phrase: an oxymoron
Industry professionals attribute the strength of the big-boat market to the steps owners are taking to ensure their yachts’ value. Depreciation has always ranked among a boater’s highest concerns, but savvy owners are keeping their investments from sinking. Sometimes they are even turning profits. "Looking at a yacht as an investment is an oxymoron in most cases," says Lisa Verbit, senior vice president of The Private Bank, a division of Bank of America. "But there are some exceptions. Those with good pedigrees will hold their value better than others."