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Yacht Blue Moon

Richard Duchossois - Facts

Yacht Name: Blue Moon

Yacht Length: 60 m (198 ft)

Guests: 12 in 6 cabins

Crew: 15 in 7 cabins

Yacht Value: US$ 60-75 million

Owners Name: Richard Duchossois

Owners Net Worth: US$ 1 billion

Owners Company: Duch Group

Owners Country: USA


Blue Moon is available for charter for US$ 395,000 per week

The yacht Blue Moon was built by Feadship and delivered to her owner Richard Duchossois in 2005. She has an interior designed by Donald Starkey and can accommodate 12 guest and 14 crew members. The owners suite is very large (1,200 Sq. Ft).


The Owners Third Yacht

Luxury yacht Blue Moon is the third and largest yacht for the Duchossois family, all built by Feadship. The first was the 47.5 meter Mi Gaea, which he purchased second hand and renamed Blue Moon. In 2000 he had his first new build project delivered: a 50 meter (165ft) motor yacht, built by Feadship’s Royal van Lent.


A Glass Tubular Elevator

And in 2005 the current Feadship Blue Moon was delivered, also by Van Lent. The yacht has an impressive tubular elevator, with a large skylight in the sundeck roof allowing direct sunlight to reach the elevator. Other features of the yacht are a gym, a Jacuzzis and restored 1972 Riva Aquarama.


Charter Blue Moon

As the owner Dick Duchossois is now more than 90 years old, he will probably not build another one. The yacht Blue Moon is available for charter. Enquire now, for your ultimate charter experience! All photos on this page are made in Montreal by Robert Shea. Interior photos by Northrop and Johnson.

Richard Duchossois

Richard Duchossois is the owner of the yacht Blue Moon. Duchossois is an Illinois based investor.


Duchossois Group

He founded the Duchossois Group (TDG), a privately held investment company. The company’s investments include The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (access control products), Chamberlain Manufacturing Company (defense products), AMX LLC (command, control and communications products), HeathCo (motion-activated controls), Milestone AV Technologies (audio-visual mounting solutions), Brivo (internet based access control systems), Duchossois Capital Partners (private equity) and Duchossois Technology Partners (early stage venture capital). TDG also holds strategic interests in Churchill Downs, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN). TDG has over $2 billion in assets under management and has more than 5,000 employees. Richard’s son Graig Duchossois is  now Chief Executive Officer of The Duchossois Group.


World War II veteran

Duchossois served in five European campaigns during World War II and was awarded various citations before being released from active service as a major in 1946. From 1952-1980, Dick Duchossois was CEO of Thrall Car Manufacturing Company, which was owned by his wife’s father and one of the nation’s leading rail car manufacturers. In 1980, he purchased Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp. and became its Chairman.


Horse Racing

Duchossois is active in horse racing, he owns the Arlington Park Race Track and served as a director of the Thoroughbred Racing Association. Duchossois owns the Hill n Dale Farm in Barrington Hills, Ill. where he has bred and owned horses for nearly three decades. Included among the top horses raced by Duchossois are Explosive Darling, Secretaridge, Royal Copenhagen and Eclair de Lune, who gave him his most cherished victory in the 2010 Beverly D Stakes race at Arlington.


Beverly D. Stakes

Duchossois founded the Beverly D. Stakes in memory of his late wife Beverly who died of cancer in 1980. Duchossois has a net worth estimated at more than US$ 1 billion.

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Motor yacht Blue Moon, owned by Richard Duchossois

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Duchossois’ yacht in Montreal

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Motor yacht Blue Moon, was built by Feadship and delivered in 2005

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