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Jimmy John Liautaud - Yacht Yacht Name:

Yacht Length: 60 m (198 ft)

Guests: 10 in 5 cabins

Crew: 13 in 6 cabins

Yacht Value: US$ 100 million

Owners Name: Jimmy John Liautaud

Liautaud Net Worth: US$ 1 billion

Owners Company: Jimmy John's

Owners Country: USA

James John Liautaud is the founder of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches


An US$ 100 million yacht

The 60 meter (198ft) yacht was delivered by Feadship in 2014. She is designed by Sinot Yacht Design. The yacht can accommodate 10 guests and 13 crew members. is powered by two MTU 12v4000M53R engines and can reach a top speed of 15 knots. The yacht contains a unique control system that includes a semi-dynamic positioning autopilot system. This will allow ROCK.IT to keep her heading at anchor, hovering on the main engine and the thrusters.

Building a Bigger Yacht is the first yacht for her owner James John Liautaud, but he has chartered yachts before. He is said to be planning another, bigger yacht.


The yacht Rockit is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.

Jimmy John Liautaud

Jimmy (or James) John Liautaud is the founder of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, a franchised sandwich restaurant chain. He opened the doors to his first sub shop in Charleston, IL on January 13, 1983.

Liautaud started with a US$ 25k loan

With a US$25,000 loan from his father he first planned to open a hot dog stand. He found out that he needed US$45.000, exceeding his budget. He walked into a sandwich shop an saw only a refrigerator, a meat slicer, an oven and a cash register, and decided to switch to sandwiches. In a few years time he opened additional shops and began franchising in 1994.

2,300 Jimmy John stores - US$ 1.3 billion sales

In 2002 Jimmy John’s had 160 stores open. The 500th Jimmy John’s opened in 2007, the 1,000th in 2010, and in 2015, Jimmy John’s reached 2,300 stores. He is planning to open another 1,300 stors. Read Liautaud’s interesting story here. The franchise shops pay 6% of their sales in royalties and 4.5% in advertising fees to Jimmy John's Franchise, LLC. The company realizes an estimated US$ 1.3 billion in annual sales, with earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization of about US$150 million annually.

Jimmy John Liautaud net worth

In October 2015 plans for an initial public offering - code named Project - valued the company at USD 2 billion. The plans were later canceled. The net worth of James John Liautaud is estimated at more than US$ 1 billion. He is an active philanthropist donating time and money to Folds of Honor Foundation, Dental Clinics, schools, and many other Community Organizations. Some reference to the yacht’s name.

Trophy Hunting on Big Game Animals

In 2015 Liautuad became under fire as photos showed up on Twitter of him posing with dead big game animals, such as a rhinoceros, a leopard and elephants. However he quickly explained that these photos were more than 10 years old and that he stopped hunting on big African Game.

Liautaud House and Car Collection

Jimmy John was born in Illinois, and he still owns a house in Chicago. He and his wife Leslie Liautaud also own a house in Key Largo, Florida. Liautaud is a car collector who owns 7 Feraaris, including the rare LaFerrari. He drives with a license plate that reads "SUBDUDE”. Leslie Liautaud is an author.


In 2016 the Liautaud Family Foundation was founded, which donated US$ 200,000 to a nursery for families in crisis.

Private Jet

Jimmy John owns several jets: a 2009 Lear Jet with registration N25UB (‘5UB’referring to SUB for Sub Sandwich), a 2014 Lear Jet, with registration N15UB, a 2014 Bombardier Global 5000 BD700 private jet, with registration N83FF. (83 relating to the founding of JJs in 1983 and FF to the Freaky Fast delivery). A Bombardier Global 5000 - DB700 has a list price of US$ 50 million. He also owns an Eurocopter EC 130 with registration N83JJ. He previously owned a Bombardier BD 100 with the same registration.


The Feadship yacht, owned by James John Liautaud (photo by Kees Torn)


The Feadship

James John Liautaud yacht

Rockit was built for Jimmy John Liautaud

Jimmy John Liautaud yacht

Owned by the founder of Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches


Jimmy John Liautaud’s yacht interiorSinot Yacht DesignJimmy John Liautaud Owners stateroom

Previous yacht: David Geffen’s

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The yacht’s interior

Sinot Yacht Design

Jimmy John Liautaud

Owner’s stateroom

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N83FF Jimmy John LiautaudN83JJ Liautaud

Liautaud’s US$ 50 Million Bombardier Global 500, with registration N83FF (Freaky Fast)

His Eurocopter 130, with registration N83JJ


His LearJet with registration N15UB


And the N25UB