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The yacht Sovereign was built as Harbour Island in 2011 by Newcastle Shipyards. She is one of the largest private yachts built in the United States. Sovereign is a full displacement yacht built of steel and accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms. Newcastle Shipyards was formed in 1999 by Kevin Keith and Leslie Miller. They started building expedition yachts. Luxury yacht Harbour Island is their largest project to date. In 2012 Harbour Island was sold by Worth Avenue Yachts, she is now named Sovereign. The yacht Sovereign is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.
Steve Hudson is President of the Hudson Capital Group (HCG), a private investment firm focused on the acquisition, development and management of real estate assets. HCG has developed more than 2,000 apartment and condo units in Florida. HCG owns several warehouse, retail and office buildings located in South Florida. Further Steve Hudson is owner of the HS Property Group, a property management company in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Hudson was the owner, President and CEO of International Yacht Collection (IYC) which he sold to Trinity Yachts in 2007. In eight years time, IYC has grown from a small brokerage office in Fort Lauderdale to 7 full service offices worldwide. Before that Steve Hudson was active in solid waste services through his company Hudson Management Corporation. Steve Hudson was also shareholder of Salty’s Warehouse. Salty’s Warehouse, Inc. was engaged in selling name brand consumer products over the Internet. Salty’s Warehouse focuses on selling consumer electronics and audio-
SuperYachtFan became aware of another Steve Hudson, based in Toronto, who also seems to be able to purchase a superyacht. This Steve Hudson is Chairman and CEO of Element Financial Corporation. Steve Hudson founded the private investment firm Cameron Capital and Newcourt Credit Group. Newcourt Credit Group became a world leader in equipment and asset finance. New York based CIT Group acquired Newcourt Credit in 1999 for US$ 4.2 billion in stocks. At that moment Steve Hudson owned approx. 11% of the shares. But after earnings were lower than expected, the value of the stocks fell sharply. When Hudson retired a year later his deal was worth approx US$ 200 million. Later Hudson founded Element Financial Corp, which is active in capital equipment lease. Do you know which Steve Hudson owned Harbour Island? Please do sent us a message. 2014 Update: we received a message that ‘the first’ Mr. Hudson was the owner of the yacht. Do you know if Steve Hudson from Toronto also owns a yacht? Please do sent us a message.