The Latest SuperYacht Owners News
August 20, 2017 - Paul Allen’s Expedition Vessel Petrel has found the USS Indianapolis
The 76 meter RV Petrel discovered the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, 5,500 meters below the surface in the North Pacific Ocean. She was sank by an Japanese torpedo in the final days of WWII. She had just delivered components of the Atomic Bomb used in Hiroshima More here.
August 4, 2017 - Frank Zweegers, owner of the yacht Unicorn arrested
Dutch website Quote revealed that Dutch real estate developer Frank Zweegers was arrested, while having holiday on his 55 meter yacht Unicorn in Capri, Italy More here.
July 27, 2017 - US TV Host Stephen Colbert visited SuperYacht owner Mikhail Prokhorov
Stephen Colbert and his Late Show visited Mikhail Prokhorov and talked about his ‘Oligarch Lifestyle’. They talked about his superyacht and show one of his houses. Prokhorov is the owner of the yacht Palladium. More here.
July 14, 2017 - The brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta are both building a new yacht at Feadship
We were informed that Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who sold their Ultimate Fighting Championship operation for US$ 4 billion in 2016, are both building a Feadship yacht. And we received proof… More here.
July 3, 2017 - The Feadship Project 1007 is the new yacht for Dmitry Rybolovlev
The 110 meter project will be the largest superyacht built by Feadship. Her interior will be designed by Michael Leach Design, who is also responsible for Rybolovlev’s current yacht Anna. More here.
June 25, 2017 - The Oceanco Barbara is the third yacht owned by Vladimir Potanin
Vladimir Potanin now owns three yachts, all built by Oceanco and designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. His latest yacht is named after his youngest daughter Barbara. His other yachts are Anastasia and Nirvana More here.
June 17, 2017 - The USA Government seeks civil forfeiture of the yacht Equanimity
It seems that Malaysian billionaire Jho Low transferred US$ 1 billion of government funds to a private bank account. Among other things, he purchase the yacht Equanimity for US$ 250 million and a US$ 35 million Bombardier Global 5000 private jet. More here.
June 14, 2017 - The Feadship yacht Joy is owned by Sameer Gehlaut
We were informed that Sameer Gehlaut is the owner of the yacht Joy. Gehlaut is the founder of the Indiabulls Group, active in finance and real estate. Gehlaut is one of the richest Indians with a net worth of US$ 2.6 billion. More here.
June 6, 2017 - The Feadship yacht Hasna is built for John Symond
Feadship has launched a 73 meter yacht named Hasna. She is built for Australian money lending tycoon John Symond. He founded Aussie Home Lending, which lends money to home owners and business owners. He sold the majority of his shares to a large Australian bank. His net worth is US$ 600 mililon. More here.
June 2, 2017 - The yacht Ona (ex Dilbar) has been put up for sale
Alisher Usmanov’s yacht Ona (replaced by the new Dilbar, currently the world’s largest yacht) has been put for sale asking EUR 250 million (US$ 280 million). The 110 meter yacht features a private hospital, a cinema, a large pool, a conference room and accommodations for 16 guests, 41 crew and 8 staff. More here.
May 29, 2017 - The Amels 180 Driftwood is probably owned by Nicholas Woodman.
The Amels 180 Driftwood, has been delivered to her owner. We think she is owned by Go Pro founder Nicholas Woodman. Not only related the yacht’s name to Woodman, we were actually told he ordered a new Amels 180 to be delivered in 2017. More here.
May 20, 2017 - The CRN Cloud 9 has been delivered to Brett Blundy
The CRN Yacht Cloud 9 is delivered. She is built for Brett Blundy, a retail entrepreneur form Australia. Blundy is the founder of BB Retail Capital, which owns chains of jewellery and fashion stores. His net worth is estimated at US$ 645 million. More here.
May 14, 2017 - The new Aviva has been delivered to Joe Lewis
The new Aviva has been delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen. She is owned by billionaire Joe Lewis. Lewis owns the #Tavistock Group, which invests in more than 200 companies including the football club Tottenham Hotspur, the Mitchells & Butlers plc group (owner of 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants) and Pampa Energia (Argentina’s largest electricity company). His net worth is US$ 5.7 billion. Lewis also owns a US$ 30 million Embraer Legacy 600 private jet, with registration G-THFC. More here
May 13, 2017 - The Aga Khan’s Yacht Alamshar is at Lurssen for a Refit
The yacht Alamshar is currently in Germany at Lürssen for a refit. She was built for His Highness the Aga Khan. She was designed to deliver a top speed of 65 knots, but was not able to reach that speed due to design issues. The Aga Khan is the Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His net worth is estimated at US$ 800 million. He owns a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet, with registration LX-PAK More here.
May 12, 2017 - Howard Leigth and his yacht Leight Star
Howard Leight is the owner of the yacht Leight Star. Leight founded Howard Leight Industries, active in in-ear hearing protection. He sold his company in 1998 for US$ 120 million and became active in real estate investments. He owns the Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards. More here