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Hans Thomas Gross - Facts Yacht Name: Galaxy

Yacht Length: 56 m (184 ft)

Guests: 14 in 7 cabins

Crew: 10 in 5 cabins

Yacht Value: US$ 35 million

Owners Name: Hans Thomas Gross

Owners Net Worth: US$ 200 million

Owners Company: Running Ball

Owners Country: Switzerland

Hans Thomas Gross was seen kissing Paris Hilton on his yacht.

Hans Thomas Gross’ Yacht Galaxy

The luxury yacht Galaxy was built in 2005 the Benetti Shipyard as project FB232. Is was the first yacht produced at the then new Livorno yard. Her interior design is by Stefano Natucci. The yacht has an electronically-controlled glass paneled dining room, a 70 bottle wine cellar and Burma team parquet flooring. In 2012 she underwent a minor refit and was put for sale. In 2013 Galaxy was sold by John Gandal to Swiss entrepreneur and RunningBall founder Hans Thomas Gross.  Rumors that U2 band manager Paul McGuinness is the owner of the yacht Galaxy are incorrect.  Galaxy was seen in Willemstad, Curacao in January 2016. The yacht Galaxy is available for charter, enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.

Hans Thomas Gross

Hans Thomas Gross purchased the yacht Galaxy from John Gandel in 2013. Hans Thomas Gross is an Austrian entrepreneur, residing in Switzerland, and founder of Runningball AG. Runningball AG provides real time sports data to the online sports betting industry. The company supplies computer aided match analyses, with data provided by more than 1,100 freelance scouts. The scouts provide real time data with hand held devices, covering more than 50,000 sporting events of which 30,000 football matches per year. RunningBall has developed a software package to collect, review, enhance, store and distribute large volumes of data pertaining to football matches and other sports competitions.  In 2012 Runningball AG was acquired by the Perform Group. The Perform Group paid USD 167  million for Runningball: EUR 20 million (or US$ 27 million) in cash, EUR 50 million (US$ 70 million) in 13,500,000 Perform Group shares and another EUR 50 million (US$ 70 million) cash, paid in March 2013, based on 2012 EBITDA. Gross sold all his 13.5 million shares in April 2013 at an average share price of USD 7.20, netting him near US$ 100 million. Based on the transactions, Hans Thomas Gross’ net worth is estimated at US$ 200 million. In September 2013 Gross purchased his new yacht. Early 2014 Galaxy underwent a major interior refit, and she is now available for charter for EUR 255,000 or US$ 350,000 per week. During the 2014 Cannes Film weekend, famous star Sharon Stone was seen leaving the yacht Galaxy. Hans Thomas Gross is the owner of a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, worth US$ 2,5 million. In June 2015 Hans Thomas Gross was pictured kissing with Paris Hilton on his yacht Galaxy.

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Luxury yacht Galaxy was built for Australian real estate developer John Gandel. Gandel started in the clothing business, when he grew his parent’s clothing retail shop Sussan into a chain of more than 200 stores. With the profits he acquired the Chadstone Shopping Centre in 1983. In 1985 he sold the Sussan chain to his brother-in-law and focused on developing shopping malls with his Gandel Group. Chadstone is now Australia’s biggest shopping mall, with an estimated value over USD 3 billion. Gandel now owns approx 60% of Chadstone. John Gandel owns stakes in several other real estate companies including Charter Hall and Chatswood Chase. Forbes estimates the net worth of John Gandel at USD 3 billion. In 2013 Gandel was introduced to the Australian ‘Propery Hall of Fame’ for his significant role in the Australian property sector.

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Benetti Galaxy, built in 2005, in front of a large cruise ship

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The yacht is owned by Hans Thomas Gross, founder of Runningball AG

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Hans Thomas Gross purchased the yacht Galaxy in 2013 from Australian real estate developer John Gandel.

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