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Ice  -  90.1m (295.6ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2005

Suleiman Kerimov  -  net worth USD 7.1 billion  -  Russia

Fedprombank  -

Superyacht Ice is owned by Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov. Kerimov is one of the richest Russians and an active philanthropist.

Idol  -  58.9m (193.24ft)  -  Austal   -  2007

Thomas Leclercq  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  France

Decathlon   -

Thomas Leclercq is the owner of the yacht Idol.. Thomas’ family are the founders and shareholders of the Decathlon Group, a major French sporting goods chain store. Decathlon was founded by Michel Leclercq in 1976 and is currently one of the worlds largest sport equipment retail chains.

Ilona  -  73.7m (241.77ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  2004

Frank P. Lowy  -  net worth USD 5.3 billion  -  Australia

Shopping centres  -

Frank Lowy is the owner of the yacht Ilona. Lowy is an Australian businessman. In 1953 he founded the Westfield Group, one of the biggest retail property groups, together with John Saunders.  Westfield is operator of 124 shopping centers in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Great Britain. Westfield Group was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1960. Frank Lowy has appeared on Australia’s top 200 rich list since 1983. In 2010 he was Australia’s richest person. Lowy’s yacht Ilona was named after his mother. Frank Lowy is chairman of the Football Federation of Australia. Lowy’s net worth is estimated at USD 5.3 billion, which makes him the 5th richest Australian.

Impulsive(Too)  -  38.4m (125.98ft)  -  Norship  -  1995

Hank Freid  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  USA

New York real estate, Impulsive group  -

Hank Freid is the owner of the yachts Impulsive and Impulsive Too. Freid founded the Impulsive Group in 1996. The Impulsive group is active in New York real estate development, and owns several luxury Manhattan hotels. The company of Hank Freid owns the yacht Impulsive and has her available for charter. The Impulsive group currently owns four hotels including the Marrakech Hotel  and the Sanctuary Hotel and a residential building. Freid is an active philanthropist.

Inception  -  50m (164.04ft)  -  Heesen Yachts   -  2008

Built as Man of Steel for Barry Zekelman  -  net worth USD 0.9 billion  -  USA

Atlas Tube /  JMC  -

Barry Zekelman and his brothers inherited the company Atlas Tube when his father died in 1986. Atlas Tube grew to be the largest structural steel tubing producer in North America. In 20 years time the turnover grew from USD 2 million to USD 1.2 billion. In 2006 Zekelman and his brothers sold a majority stake in Atlas Tube to the Carlyle group for USD 1,5 billion. After this transaction Atlas Tube merged with JMC Steel Group. In 2011 Barry Zekelman and his brothers acquired all shares in JMC steel group. Currently he is executive chairman of the group. Before owning the 50 meter Heesen yacht Man of Steel, which he sold in 2010, Zekelman owned a smaller 37 meter yacht with the same name. The 37 meter yacht was sold to peanut tycoon Dikran Izmirlian and is now named Totally Nuts.

Indian Empress  -  95m (311.68ft)  -  Oceanco  - 2000

Vijay Mallya  -  net worth USD 1.0 billion  -  India

United Breweries Group / Kingfisher  -

Vijay Mallya is the owner of  the luxury yacht Indian Empress. Vijay Mallya is the chairman of the United Breweries Group – one of India's largest conglomerates, with wide interests including brewing, aviation, pharmaceuticals, real estate, engineering, fertilizers, biotechnology and information technology.  United Breweries is India's largest producer of beer with a market share of around 48%, a famous brand name is Kingfisher Beer. Vijay Mallya became chairman of the company at the age of 26 when his father died. Malllya is the co-owner of the Formula One team  Sahara Force India. Mallya’s luxury yacht Indian Empress was built as Al Mirqab for the prime minister of Qatar. Vijay Mallya aqcuired the yacht in 2006.

Indio  -  30.5m (100.07ft)  -   Wally Yachts  -  2009

Andrea Recordati  -  net worth > USD 50 million  - Italy

Pharmaceuticals  -

Andrea Recordati –together with his family- is the largest shareholder of the Recordati Spa. Andrea Recordati is General Manager of Pharmaceuticals International. Recordati is a large pharmaceutical group listed on the Milan stock exchange. With a staff of 3.200 it operates in the main European countries. In 2011 Recordati spa had a turnover of EUR 760 million and a net profit of EUR 116 million. Andrea Recordati’s Wally sail yacht Indio was the winner of the 2012 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta. Indio is Recordati’s nickname.

Ingot  -  46.56m (152.76ft)  - Burger Boat Company  -  2008

Howard Meyers  -  net worht > USD 200 million  -  USA

Quexco  -

Howard M. Meyers is the owner of superyacht Ingot. Mr. Meyers is Chairman and CEO of Quexco Incorporated. Quexco operates 17 non-ferrous smelting and refining facilities, three anode and flat roll producing facilities, and several plastic-related and mining companies. The company has facilities in Europe, North American and South Africa. Quexco is the largest lead producer in the world. Group companies include RSR Corporation and Eco-Bat Technologies.  Howard Meyers is also the owner of the Burger Boat Company, who built his yacht Ingot Mr Meyers is an active philanthropist, publicly donating more than $ 40 million to good causes. The net worth of Howard M. Meyers is estimated at more than $ 200 million.

Inoui  -  33.4m (110ft)  - Vitters  - 2013

Marco Vögele  -  net worth USD 450 million - Switzerland

Vogele Mode -

Marco Vögele is the owner of the sail yacht Inoui. The Swiss Vögele family are the founders of the European textile retail company Vögele Mode. In 1995 founder Charles Vögele retired from the company, his sons Marco Vogele and Carlo Vogele taking over management. In 1997 the Vögele family sold the majority of its shares to Schroder Ventures for reportedly more than USD 900 million. Before owning the yacht Inoui, Vogele owned the Huisman built Gliss and the Jongert built Vivid.

Invader  -  49.9m (163.7ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A. -  1999

James Gabbert  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Radio Broadcasting  -

James Gabbert is the owner of the Codecasa superyacht Invader. James Gabbert is a US radio and television entrepreneur, known for owning KOFY-TV and KSOL Radio. Gabbert began his career in radio by buying airtime on local radio, selling advertising and broadcasting in English. Later Gabbert purchased several broadcasting stations including K101 which was the first radio station to integrate its call letters with it's dial position. This technique made K101 San Francisco's most successful radio station. Later Gabbert acquired KEMO-TV, which was renamed KOFY-TV. In 1994 Gabbert became the affiliate for the San Fransisco Warner Brothers television network, he renamed his station WB20- KOFY. In 1997 Gabbert sold KOFY-AM 1050 to KNBR ‘The Sports Leader’. KNBR converted it into a sports talk station. In 1998 Gabbert sold WB20 to Granite Broadcasting for USD 170 million. James Gabbert has an estimated net worth of more than USD 200 million.

Invictus  -  65.5. (214.9ft)  -  Delta Marine   -  2013

Rick Caruso  -  net worth USD 1.8 billion  -  USA

Caruso Affiliated  -

Rick Caruso is the owner of the yacht Invictus. Rick Caruso is CEO of Caruso Affiliated. Rick Caruso is the son of Henry Carsuso. Henry Caruso founded Dollar Rent a Car in 1966. Dollar Rent a Car was (and still is) a successful car rental company. Dollar Rent a Car was sold in 1990 to Chrysler, for approx. USD 80 million. Caruso Affiliated is one of the largest, privately held real estate companies, specialized in high end retail complexes in Southern California. Famous developments include The Grove and 8500 Burton Way. Some say Caruso is billionaire with a USD 1.8 billion net worth.  Caruso’s previous yacht Domani is currently for sale.

Ipharra  -  31.1m (102.03ft)  -  Sunreef Yachts   -  2010

Philippe and Anne Gudin  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Switzerland

Institut Le Rosey  -

Philippe and Anne Gudin are the owners of the sailing yacht Ipharra. Philippe and Anne Gudin are the fourth generation owners of the Swiss private boarding school Le Rosey. Le Rosey is considered to be on of the most expensive boarding schools in the world, with a yearly tuition of more than USD 100.000. The school was founded in 1880 by Paul Carnal. Students enjoy a bilingual (French and English) and bicultural education in an exclusive summer campus on Lake Geneva and a winter campus in Gstaad. The school educates some of the best-known families in Europe, including the Rothschilds and the Radziwills. In addition, the school's alumni include many monarchs, such as Prince Rainier III of Monaco, King Albert II of Belgium, and Aga Khan IV. Famous parents of students have included Elizabeth Taylor, Aristotle Onassis, David Niven, Diana Ross, and John Lennon. Sail yacht Ipharra is a catamaran built by Polish yacht builder Sunreef Yachts.

Iroquois  -  49.99m (164.01ft)  -  Feadship  -  1998

John William Henry II  net worth USD 1,5 billion  -  USA

Asset Management: John W Henry & Company  -

Billionaire John Henry is the owner of the yacht Iroquois. John William Henry II is the founder of John W. Henry & Company (JWH). He is owner of Liverpool F.C  and the Boston Red Sox. John W. Henry & Company, Inc is a futures and foreign exchange trading advisor. Henry began speculating in commodities in 1981, when he developed a highly effective trading formula. Henry’s yacht Iroquois was named after a client who left Henry for a rival advisor, after he lost 10 percent of this clients' money in 1985. This fund and the rival advisor went bankrupt. In 2011 John had an accident on his yacht, slipping down the stairs and injuring his neck. In 2011 John Henry’s yacht was put for sale. The net worth of John Henry is estimated at USD 1.5 billion.

Issham Al Baher  -  115.7m (379.8ft)   -  Hellenic  -  1973

Niarchos family (sold her later to Latsis, gift to Saudi Arabia)  net worth USD 2.0 billion  -  Greece

Niarchos Ltd, art collection  -

Stavros Niarchos was a Greek shipping tycoon. In the fifties Niarchos founded Niarchos Ltd. The company was the first to build supertankers for the transport of large quantities of oil. At a certain point Niarchos owned more than 80 tankers. Niarchos became a billionaire after the Suez Canal crisis increased demand for the large tonnage ships that Niarchos owned. Following Stavros Niarchos death in 1996, his family established the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is philanthropic organization, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. Issham al Baher was the first yacht in a series of three that Niarchos ordered. Superyacht Issham al Baher was sold to Latsis, who gave her to the royal family of Saudi Arabia. Atlantis II was the second, which Niarchos kept as private yacht. There was a third hull, but she was never finished as Niarchos died.

Jaguar  -  56.08m (183.99ft)  -  Benetti SpA  -  2005

Past owner: Steve Wynn  -  net worth USD 2.8 billion  -  USA

Wynn Resorts  -

Superyacht Jaguar has been owned by Steve Wynn, who named the yacht Allegro. Steve Wynn is a US casino entepreneur.  Wynn is Chairman of the Board at Wynn Resorts, Wynn Resorts has developed the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino and Wynn Macau a casino resort in Macau. Steve Wynn inhereted his fathers string of bingo parlors in eastern United States..In the early seventies he also owned a wine and liquor importing company. He used the profits to invest in a small stake for the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and later also acquired the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Wynn renovated and turned the Golden Nugget from a gambling hall into a resort hotel and casino. He was very successful and even attracted a new kind of premium clientele to Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts is now a publicly traded corporation realizing sales of USD 1.5 billion with 8,800 employees. Forbes estimates the net worth of Steve Wynn at USD 2.8 billion. Stve Wynn sold his super yacht Allegro in 2009.

Jasmin  -  36.8m (120.87ft)  - RMK Marine  -  2003

Mehmet Sepil -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  Turkey

Genel Energy  -

Mehmet Sepil is the owner of the yacht Jasmin, which he bought from Murat Vargi. Sepil is the founder of Genel Energy. Genel Energy is an oil company with exploration and production operations in Iraqi Kurdistan. After a USD 2.4 billion take-over of Genel by investment company Vallares, Sepil is now President of Genel. Murat Vargi is the owner of MV Holdings. MV Holding is the founding shareholder of the Turkish mobile phone company Turkcell, and is shareholder of KVK, the widest mobile phone sale network in Turkey. Turkcell is the largest mobile phone operator of Turkey, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company had 34 million subscribers in 2011. Murat Vargi is also co-founder of the Turkish search engine Hakia. Murat has his superyacht Jasmin available for charter.

Jazz Jr.  - 32.8m (107.61ft)  -   Urkmezler Yat Sanayi Turizm ve Ticaret  -  2009

Mehmet Karabeyoglu - net worth > USD 50 million  -  Turkey

Mehmet Karabeyoglu is one of the owners of the Proteksan Turquoise yard in Turkey. Proteksan Turquoise builds all aluminum or aluminum/steel yachts and has a reputation that attracts high-profile owners, including the Russian government.  The Russian government purchased the Proteksan built Leo Fun and renamed her Sirius. She is to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Karabeyoglu had his wooden sail yacht Jazz Jr built at his own yard.

JeMaSa  -  49.99m (164.01ft)  -  Hakvoort Shipyard  -  2006

Richard Kayne  -  net worth > USD 150 million  -  USA

Kayne Capital Advisors  -

Superyacht JeMaSa (now named Hadia) was owned by US investor Richard Kayne, chairman of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors

Katara  -  124.4m (408.1ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2010

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani  -  net worth USD 2.5 billion  -  Qatar

Emir of Qatar  -

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the Emir of the State of Qatar. His son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, is the Emir of Qatar since June 2013. The Sheikh’s yacht Katara is one of the largest yachts in the world.

Kelly Sea  -  34m (111.55ft)  -  Westport Yachts  -  2005

Robert E Schmidt  -  net worth < USD 100 million  -  USA

real estate  -

Robert E. Schmidt is the founder of Boulder Venture. Boulder Venture was originally a custom home building company, but entered commercial development in the seventies. Since 1992 the company developed over USD 700 million in real estate. Robert Schmidt’s Westport yacht Kelly Sea is named after his wife Kelly Schmidt.

Keri Lee III  -  53.9m (176.84ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC  -  2001

Trevor Lee  -  net worth > USD 600 million  -  Australia

Australian Country Choice  -

Keri Lee was built as Katharine for Lee Reuben Anderson. Lee Anderson is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the owner and chairman of the Minnesota-based APi Group Inc., a holding company for numerous construction and fire-protection firms. In 1964, Anderson took over Asbestos Products, Inc., an insulation contractor that was a division of his father's business, a successful plumbing contractor. After he purchased an industrial fire sprinkler company in 1969, Lee Reuben Anderson continued to acquire other firms, primarily in the construction and fire-protection fields. The growing conglomerate was renamed APi Group Inc. in 1997. APi Group owns more than 33 independently managed businesses, reaching about 9,000 employees.  Anderson sold his yacht Katharine to Travor and Keri Lee.  Tevor Lee owns Australian Country Choice. ACC is one of the largest beef processing companies in the world, with an annual turnover of more than $ 1 billion. The company owns 433,000 hectares of land and processes 150,000 pieces of cattle each year.

Kimberly II  -  42.65m (139.93ft)  -  Mondo Marine SpA   -  2006

Spiros Metaxas  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Greece

Metaxa   -

Luxury yacht Kimberly II was built for Spiros Metaxas. Spiros Metaxas inherited the famous Greek Metaxa liquor brand. Metaxa is a blend of brandy, spices, and wine, exported to over 60 countries. Metaxa is the only Greek industry that survived both World Wars. Metaxa has won several gold medals in international spirit competitions, showcased in many of its bottles. In 1989 Metaxa was acquired by the British drinks group Grand Metropolitan (now called Diageo) and was later sold to the Remy Cointreau group.

Kingdom 5KR  -  86m (282.15ft)  -   Benetti SpA  -  1980

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulazziz Al Saud  -  net worth USD  20 billion  -  Saudi Arabia

Kingdom Holding Company  -

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal  is the owner of the luxury yacht Kingdom 5KR, he is the richest person in Saudi Arabia

Kismet   68m (223.1ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2007

Shahid Khan  -  net worth USD 3.8 billion  -  USA

Flex-n-gate (car parts)

Shahid Khan is the owner of the yacht Kismet.  More information here.

Kisses  -  53.34m (175ft)  -  Feadship  - 2000

Norman Braman  -  net worth USD 1.6 billion  - USA

Car dealership  -

Norman Braman is the owner of the yacht Kisses. Braman founded Braman Enterprises. The company owns 23 car dealerships in Florida and Colorado, selling brands as Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, Porsche and Rolls-Royce. Braman Motorcars includes  Braman Rolls-Royce and Braman Bentley Palm Beach. In 1957 Norman Braman founded Keystone Stores, a chain of self-service department stores. 10 years later he sold it for USD 1 million and moved to Florida. He purchased a Caddilac dealership in 1972 which grew into Braman Enterprises. His art collection includes works of Picasso and Andy Warhol and is worth more than USD 100 million.kis

Kiss the Sky  -  52m (170.6ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.  -  2001

Sidney Kimmel  -  net worth USD 1.3 billion  -  USA

Jones Apparal /  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment  -  /

There are some unconfirmed rumors that Mr. Sidney Kimmel is the owner of the yacht Kiss the Sky. Mr. Kimmel is the founder of the Jones Apparel Group and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. The Jones Group Inc. is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands in apparel, footwear, jeanswear, jewelry and handbags.The Company's internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements  include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jessica Simpson, Givenchy and many other brands. The group operates around 800 retail stores and another 400 outlet stores. In 2012 the group realized USD 3.8 billion in sales. Over the last years Mr. Kimmel sold al his shares in the Jones Group, including 1 million shares early 2014. Mr. Kimmel founded Sidney Kimmel Entertainment in 2004, the production company released several successful movies including Death at a Funeral and MoneyBall (with Brad Pitt). Sidney Kimmel is an active philanthropist, he is namesake behind the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, The Kimmel Cancer Research Center, and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is known to be one of the biggest names in the cancer cure support, donating several hundred million dollars.  Mr. Kimmel has an estimated net worth of USD 1.3 billion.

Kogo  -  71.7m (235.27ft)  -  Alstom (Aker Yards)  -  2006

Mansour Ojjeh  -  net worth USD 2.6 billion -  Saudi Arabia

TAG Group (Holdings) SA  -

Mansour Ojjeh is the owner of the yacht Kogo.  Mansour Ojjeh is a Saudi Arabia-born entrepreneur who is the CEO and shareholder of TAG. TAG was founded in 1997 by his father Akram Ojjeh. TAG, famous for the TAG Heuer brand, owns 21% of the McLaren Group. The most famous asset of group is the McLaren Formula One team. In 1985, TAG Group purchased Swiss watchmaker Heuer. The brand name TAG Heuer was formed. Under TAG Group's ownership, TAG Heuer modernised its product line and increased worldwide sales. LVMH purchased TAG Heuer in 1999 for USD 740 million. TAG sponsored Williams in the early 1980s and then supplied McLaren with TAG Turbo Engines with the help of Porsche in the mid 1980s. The McLaren relationship continues to this day, with the TAG Group holding a stake in the McLaren Group. The TAG Group includes Tag Aviation, a private jet and business jet charter company. Tag also owns a hotel, named Aviator. TAG Aeronautics holds the distributorship of Bombardier business jets in the Middle East and Turkey. TAG is the acronym of Techniques d’Avant Garde. Mansour Ojjeh lives in a large mansion in Switzerland.

Kokomo III  -  58.4m (191.6ft)  -  Alloy Yachts  -  2010

Lang Walker  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  Australia

Walker Corporation  -

Lang Walker is an Australian businessman and owner of Walker Corporation. Walker Corporation is Australia's largest privately owned developer of residential, commercial and industrial real estate. The group was founded by Lang Walker and his father in the 1960’s. The company grew to a turnover of over USD 2 billion, employing a staff of 375. In 1999, Lang Walker sold his shares in Walker Corporation Limited to Australand Holdings Limited but reserved the rights to re-use the Walker Corporation name after January 2003. He kept running his private development company McRoss Developments Pty Ltd and renamed her Walker Corporation in 2003. Lang Walker has owned several sailing yachts all named Kokomo. Lang Walker also owns a 38 meter motor yacht named Kokomo II.


Madame Gu  -  99m (325ft)  -  Feadship  -  2013

Andrei Skoch  -  net worth USD 8 billion  -  Russia

Metallo Invest  -

Madame Gu is owned by Russian billionaire Andrei Skoch. Skoch also owns the Amels yacht Lady Gulya.

Madsummer  - 44.65m (146.49ft)  -  Feadship   -  2008

Jeffrey Soffer  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Turnberry Associates  -

Jeffrey Soffer is the owner of the yacht Madsummer. Jeffret Soffer is the son of Donald Soffer who is the founder of Florida real estate empire Turnberry Associates. Turnberry associates is a succesfull real estate developer with projects in cities across the United States. has developed more than USD 7 billion worth of property worldwide. A well-known project is Aventura, one of the most affluent municipalities in Florida. In March 2013 it was announced that Jeffrey Soffer is to marry supermodel Elle Mcpherson.

Maidelle  -  62m (203.42ft)  -  Icon Yachts BV   - 2012

Alexander Shnaider  -  net worth USD 1.3 billion  -  

Midland Group  -

Alex Shnaider is the owner of the yacht Maidelle. Shnaider is co-founder of the Midland Group, active in real estate, steel manufacturing, shipping and trading. Alex Shnaider started trading electronics and textiles while he was still living with his parents.  At the age of 25 he started a steel trading firm and acquired the Ukraine steelmaker Zaporizhstal for USD 70 million three years later together with his partner Eduard Shifrin. Zaporizhstal is one of Ukraine’s largest steelmakers, producing cold-rolled sheets. In 2003 Miland acquired the shares of Red October Steel Works (JSC Volgograd Steel Works) in Volgograd. In 2007 the shares in Red October Steelworks where sold to the Russian steel company RusSpetStal, receiving a significant share in RusSpetStal in return. Other investments include a large shareholdership in the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, partnering with Donald Trump in a USD 500 million investment. In 2010 Forbes estimated the net worth of Alex Shnaider at USD 1,3 billion. Before owning his current yacht Maidelle (built by Dutch yachtbuilder Icon Yachts as project Midlandia), Shnaider owned a 50 meter Benetti yacht with the name Midlandia.

Main  -  65m (213.25ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A.   -  2008

Giorgio Armani  -  net worth USD 8.5 billion  -  Italy

Fashion  -

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is the owner of the yacht Main. Before Main he owned the yacht Mariu.

Majestic  -  61.2m (200.79ft)  -  Feadship  -  2007

Bruce Sherman  -  net worth USD 300 million  -  USA

Private Capital Management  -

Bruce Sherman is the owner of the luxury yacht Majestic.

Maltese Falcon  -  88m (288.71ft)  - Perini Navi  -  2006

Elena Ambrosiadou  - netw orth USD 300 million  - Greece


Elena Ambrosiadou is the owner of the investment management company Ikos. Elena Ambrosiadou started the hedge fund Ikos together with her ex-husband Martin Coward. The fund was very succesful with a quantitative strategy using computer model programs. Ikos grew rapidly over 15 years, managing USD 3,5 billion in 2007. After their divorce Elena Ambrosiadou became the sole owner of Ikos. Maltese Falcon was built for American venture capitalist Tom Perkins in 2006 at a cost price of more than USD 150 million. Elena Ambrosiadou purchased Maltese Falcon in 2009 for GBP 60 million.

Marama  -  37.6m (123.49ft)  -  Delta Marine   -  2008

Peter Kevin Jaffé  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Behr Paint Corporation  -

Peter Kevin Jaffé and his wife Terese own the Delta superyacht Marama. Jaffe also owns or used to own the yacht Amante, he owns a Bombardier Challenger private jet (registration N604KJ) and he owns real estate in Palm Beach, Florida. But any links to a company (other than an empty Marine Charter Enterprises Ltd) or source of wealth is unknown. So, if you have any information, please send an email to . Update 2014: We received the information that Mr. Peter Kevin Jaffé was co-owner and co-chairman at the Behr Paint Corporation. Behr was founded in 1947 by Otto Behr and grew to the leading paint company in the US. Behr was and still is the best selling consumer paint brand in the USA and Canada. Peter Kevin Jaffe started his career in a marketing position in the supermarket industry. In 1970 Jaffe was introduced to Otto Behr and started working for his company. In 1978 Behr started selling their products through The Home Depot and in 1988 Behr introduced custom  color matching and formulation, first in the industry. Peter Kevin Jaffe became vice-president, co-chairman and shareholder at Behr Corporation. In 1999 when Behr realized US$ 350 million in annual sales with 1,000 employees, the company merged with Masco Corporation. According to the Masco 1999 annual accounts, Masco exchanged 104 million shares (worth US$ 3.2 billion) for two big companies, one of which was Behr. So the value of Behr at that moment was probably around US$ 1 billion. Assuming that Peter Kevin Jaffé owned at least 10% of the shares in Behr, his net worth is estimated at US$ 100 million.

Maraya  - 54.2m (177.82ft)  -  CRN Spa   - 2007

Sean “Diddy” Combs  -  net worth USD 550 million  -  USA

Bad Boys Records  -

Sean John Combs is rumored to be the owner of the yacht Maraya. Combs. also known as Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, and record producer.  Combs founded Bad Boys Records in 1993. An early success was the signing of rapper  The Notorious B.I.G.  Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and is the producer of MTV's Making the Band. His business ventures include the clothing lines Sean John and "Sean by Sean Combs" – for which he earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award – a movie production company, and two restaurants called Justin's, named after his son. The restaurants have been closed in 2007 and 2012. Combs is brand ambassador of the vodka brand Ciroc and receives a 50% profit stake. In 2012 Forbes estimated Combs' net worth at USD 550 million, making him the richest figure in hip hop.  Diddy’s yacht Maraya was built by CRN in 2008.

Marjorie Morningstar  -  52m (170.6ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  2004

Ward family  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  Canada

Ward Air  -

The Ward family is the owner of the luxury yacht Marjorie Morningstar. Max Ward (1921) is the founder of Wardair Airlines. Wardairlines was the third largest airline in Canada. Wardair was founded in 1953 with just one small plane, carrying passengers and freight. In the 1960’s Wardair started overseas charters with destination in Europe and Mexico. Wardair was known for its friendly staff, high quality meals and affordable prices. Wardair had 20 planes - including 5 Boeing 747's- and 4,500 employees, when WardAir was sold in 1989 to Canadian Air for USD 200 million. The family’s yacht Marjorie Morningstar is named after Max’ wife Marjorie Ward.

Maridome  -  54m (177.17ft)   -  Brooke Marine Ltd. -  1989

Solomon Lew  - net worth USD 1.1 billion -  Australia

Retail and investments  -

Solomon Lew is an Australian billionaire. In 1964 he inherited a small retail business. This small business was turned in to a large group, importing textile, toys and other goods from China into Australia. Currently Salomon Lew is chairman and the largest shareholder of Premier Investments Limited, a stock listed investment company. The company is owner of the Just Group, one of Australia’s largest clothing retailers. Mr Lew is the owner of two superyachts: the 54 meter Maridome built by Brook Marine and the 45 meter Texas built by Turquoise. Mr Lew’s net worth is estimated at USD 1.1 billion.

Marie  -  54.6m (179.27ft)  -  Vitters Shipyard  - 2010

Ed Bosarge  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  USA

Finance, energy  -

Ed Bosarge is the owner of the sailing yacht Marie. Bosarge owns a group of companies which include Xtreme Holdings (scrap and metal recycling) Petrodome Energy LLC and Quantlab Financial LLP. Quantlab, founded in 1998, is active in quantitative investment management.  Petrodome is active in oil and gas exploration. His yacht Marie was named after his wife Marie Bosarge. Ed Bosarge and his sail yacht Marie were featured on the 2013 Discovery Channel tv series Superyachts.

Mariu  -  49.9m (163.71ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A.   -  2003

Giorgio Armani  -  net worth USD 8.5 billion  -  Italy

Fashion  -

About about the yacht Mariu here.

Martha Ann  -  70.2m (230.31ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2008

Warren E Halle  - net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Real estate  -

Warren E Halle is founder of 'The Halle Companies'. The company is active in real estate development.

Match Point  - 48.8m (160ft) -  Christensen Shipyards Ltd. - 2009

Tom Golisano  - net worth USD 1.9 billion  - USA

Paychex  -

Tom  Golisano is the owner of the yacht Match Point. Golisano founded Paychex, a provider of payrol and human resource outsouring. Founded in 1971 with a budget of USD 3,000, Paychex now realizes annual sales of more than $ 2 billion with 12,000 employees and more than 100 office locations. In 2013 the net income of Paychex amounted $ 569 million. Golisano owns around 38 million shares (10 % of the company) worth around USD 1.7 billion. His net worth is estimated at $ 1.9 billion. Tom Golisano is an active philanthropist, donating more than $ 200 million to charity. His Thomas Golisano Foundation, provides support for those with developmental disabilities and their families. In 2012 Golisano donated $ 20 million  to the Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. Goliano has been dating famous tennis star Monica Seles since 2009. This probably explaines the name of his yacht Match Point.  The yacht is for sale, as Mr. Golisano purchased the yacht Laurel from the Berwind family.

Maverick II  -  37.5m (123.03ft)   -  Nishii Shipyards   -  1988

Johnny Warrillow  -  net worth < USD 50 million  - USA

consulting / investments  -

Johnny Warrillow is the owner of the yacht Maverick II. Warrillow  is a serial entrepreneur and successful book writer. He started (en sold) four companies, including Warrillow & Co - a consulting and research firm. He is known for writing the books Built to sell and Drilling for Gold.  In 2009 Warrillow sold Warrillow & Co to The Corporate Executive Board Company.

Maximus II  -  33m (108.27ft)   -  Horizon Yachts  -  2005

Clive Palmer  -  net worth USD 900 million  -  Australia

Queensland Nickel  -

Clive Palmer is the owner of superyacht Maximus. Clive Palmer is known for his plans to develop Titanic II, a replica of the Olympic-class RMS Titanic. Launch date is expected in 2016. Titanic II is being designed to be as similar in internal and external appearance to the Titanic as possible, but with modern safety regulations and engineering. Clive Palmer is the owner of Queensland Nickel, a nickel and cobalt refinery with 1000 employees. Palmer als owns Mineralogy, a company that secured access to 160 billion tonnes of iron ore reserves in remote Western Australia. Mineralogy was paid USD 415 million by the Chinese infrastructure company CITIC Pacific to for the rights to mine a small portion of the ore. Mineralogy could collect USD 100 million a year in royalties when all ore is mined. Forbes estimates the net worth of Clive Palmer at USD 900 million.

Mayan Queen  -  92m (301.84ft)  - Blohm & Voss  - 2008

Alberto Bailleres  -  net worth USD 18 billion  -  Mexico

Grupo Bal  -

Alberto Bailleres is the owner of the luxury yacht Mayan Queen

Melek  -  56m (183.73ft)  -  Perini Navi   -  2010

Turgay Ciner  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  Turkey

Ciner Group  -

Turgay Ciner is owner of the Ciner Group. The Ciner Group is one of Turkish biggest companies, with activities in mining, energy, media , textile and real estate. Ciner’s sail  yacht Melek has it’s own website.

Meteor  -  51.59m (169.3ft)   -  Royal Huisman Shipyard BV   -  2007

John Risley  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  Canada

Clearwater Fine Foods  -

John Risley is founder and owner of Clearwater Finefoods. He started the company as a small lobster business in 1976. It has grown to one of the world’s largest seafood companies. Clearwater owns more than 10 vessels and and processing plants throughout Canada. In 2011 Clearwater had more than USD 300 million in sales and a net profit of USD 20 million. John Risley is also owner of Columbus Communications, a cable and internet provider, active in the Carribbean. Columbus Communications serves more than 450,000 customers. According to the Canadian Richlist, John Risley has a net worth of about USD 800 million. John Risley owns two yachts: the 76 meter Lurssen built Northern Star and the 52 meter Royal Huisman built Meteor, which he co-owns with Marblehead CEO Dan Meyers.

Mine Games  -  49.9m (163.9ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC   -  2007

Chris Cline  -  net worth USD 1,5 billion  -  USA

Coal Industry / Foresight Reserves  -

Chris Cline is owner of Foresight Reserves LP, active in coal mining. Through his company Foresight Energy Chris Cline controls more than three billion tons of coal reserves with 8 coal mines in Illinois. He has developed and operated 25 coal mining plants. It all started with his grandfather who mined coal a century ago. The mining business was continued with his father, who gave a share in the company to Chris Cline in 1980. Cline now owns one of the largest coal mine operations in the state of Illinois. In 2012 Foresight Energy prepared an IPO at the New York Stock Exchange. According to SEC documents, the group realized sales of USD 360 million in 2011, with a net profit of USD 50 million. Chris Cline owns an Agusta helicopter, a Gulfstream G550 private jet and a yacht called Mine Games. Forbes estimates Clines net worth at USD 1,5 billion.

Mirabella V  -  75.2m (246.78ft)  -  Vosper Thornycroft   -  2004

built for : Joseph V. Vittoria  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Travel Services International; Puradyn  -

Read more about superyacht Mirabella and her owner Joseph Vittoria at Superyachtfan’s Mirabella page.

Mi Sueno  - 57.91m (189.99ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC   -  2010

Michael Moreno  - net worth > $ 500 million  -  USA

Moreno Group  -

Michael Moreno is the owner of the superyacht Mi Sueno. Mi Sueno was built by Trinity and delivered to her owner in 2010. Moreno is the founder of the Moreno Group which is active in the oil and gas business and in real estate. The Moreno Group comprised of five subsidiaries: Dynamic Industries; Arc Equipment Rental; Dii LLC; Southern Steel and Supply; and Dynamic Marine Services. Moreno provides infrastructure fabrication, equipment rentals and maintenance services to the energy industry.  In 2007 Riverstone/Carlyle purchased half of Moreno Group Holdings for an estimated USD 500 million. Moreno is  also  co-founder of Dynamic Offshore Resources, which was sold in 2008 to Riverstone/Carlyle  for USD 1.3 billion. Mr. Moreno founded Pure Water Solutions LLC and Dynamic Cranes LLC. Further, Moreno invests in real estate through Moreno Properties Inc, and he is active in horse breeding and horse racing with his Southern Equine Stables. Moreno owned a successful horse with the name Mi Sueno, so he probably named his yacht after her. Michael Moreno has an estimated net worth of more than $ 500 million.

Misunderstood  -   49.9m (163,7ft)  - Overmarine SRL    -  2012

David Stern  -  net worth USD 100 million  -  USA

David J Stern Law Office

Superyacht Misunderstood is owned by attorney David Stern. David Stern started as a lawyer for mortgage lenders, but he opened his own firm in 1994 in Plantation, Florida. Stern’s firm grew rapidly when mortgage giant Fannie Mae named Stern to its exclusive attorney network. That meant Fannie directed banks to use Stern when foreclosing in Florida. Reveneues grew rapidly from USD 41 million in 2006 to USD 260 million in 2009. Stern’s law firm handled sometimes more than 100,000 foreclosure cases. In 2010 DJSP Enterprises, a publicly traded company, acquired the back-office operations of the Stern law firm. Mr. Stern earned around USD 140 million with this transaction, including USD 50 million cash. Stern shut down his practice in 2011 after an investigation by the Florida attorney general’s office into whether his law firm falsified documents to speed up foreclosures.

Moneikos  -  62m (203.41ft)   -  Codecasa S.p.A.   -  2006

Leonardo Del Vecchio  -  net worth USD 11 billion  -  Italy

Luxottica Group  -

Leonardo Del Vecchio is the founder of Luxottica, an Italian eyeglass manufacturer with more than 7,000 stores. Del Vecchio started making spectacle parts in the early sixties, but soon started selling eyeglass frames. He named his company Luxottica di Del Vecchio, later the company was renamed Luxottica S.p.A. In the 1970’s Luxottica sold the frames exclusively through wholesalers, but soon the company started selling the frames directly to the market, with the opening of branches and joint-ventures in key markets. The company grew quickly with several successful license deals, including Armani, Prada, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses. Leonardo Del Vecchio acquired many successful brand names and retail companies, including Ray Ban and Sunglass Hut. According to the 2011 annual accounts, Luxottica realized EUR 6,2 billion of sales with a net profit of EUR 458 million. According to the same documents Leonardo Del Vecchio owns more than 300 million shares (66% of the share capital), with a value of more than USD 9 billion in July 2012. His part in the 2011 dividends of EUR 0,44 per share amounts to EUR 130 million. Giorgio Armani owns 23 million shares (5% of the share capital) worth USD 700 million. Del Vecchio’s yacht Moneikos was custom build at the Italian yard Codecasa. Before his current 62 meter yacht, he owned a 50 meter Codecasa also named Moneikos (now renamed Dakota).

Montkaj  -  78.03m (256ft)  -   Amels Holland B.V.   -  1995

Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdul Azziz  -  Saudi Royal Familiy

Muhammad bin Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud  is Governor of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Moonraker  -  36.6m (120.08ft)   -  Norship   -  1992

Gautam Hari Singhania  -   net worth > USD 200 million  -  India

Fashion: Raymond Group  -

Gautam Hari Singhania is the owner of superyacht Moonraker.  Singhania is an Indian businessman. He is the Chairman & Managing Director of the Raymond Group. He became director in 1990 and chairman in 2000. He restructured the group and sold Raymond's non-core businesses (synthetics, steel and cement). The group now focusses on fabrics, apparel brands, prophylactics (KamaSutra condoms) and men's toiletries. The Raymond Group is now one of India's largest branded fabric and fashion retailers. The Group owns apparel brands like Raymond, Raymond Premium Apparel, Manzoni, Park Avenue, ColorPlus, Parx & Notting Hill. All the brands are retailed through ‘The Raymond Shop’ (TRS) - One of the largest network of over 550 retail shops spread across India and overseas, in over 200 cities.

Musashi  -  87.8m (287.99ft)  -  Feadship   -  2011

Larry Ellison  -  net worth USD 33 billion  - USA

Oracle  -

Larry Ellison isthe owner of the yacht Musashi. Larry Ellison has owned several superyachts: the 58 meter Lurssen yacht Ronin, the 75 meter Blohm and Voss yacht Katana, the 183 meter Lurssen yacht Rising Sun and now the 88 meter Feadship yacht Musashi.

My Colors  -  39.6m (130ft)  -  Westport Yachts   -  2005

Lawrence Herbert  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Pantone Colors  -

Lawrence Herbert  is known as the King of Color. He is the founder of Pantone Color Systems, the world’s premier color standards company.  Pantone is known for the Pantone Matching System (PMS), a standardized colors reproduction system, used in printing and the manufacture of paint, plastics and fabrics. Lawrence Herbert started working in a printing company in the 1956. He systemized and simplified the companies pigments and colors. In 1962 he purchased the company’s assets and founded Pantone. In 1963 he created the Pantone Matching System which became the world’s standard in color definition. In 2007 Lawrence Herbert sold Pantone for USD 180 million in cash to X-Rite, the global leader in color technology. X-Rite was listed on the NASDAQ, but was purchased by Danaher Corporation in 2012 for USD 495 million. Danaher is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Danaher is stock listed on the NYSE. Lawrence Herbert named his yacht My Colors. Superyacht My Colors was delivered by Westport as Infinity in 2005. My Colors was sold in 2013

My Lady Arraya  - 39.9m (130.91ft)  -  Oceanfast   -  1990

Philippe Chettou

Alpha Superyachts  -

Mr Philippe Chettou was managing director of Alcatel Thailand. He is now owner of Aquamarine Divers Ltd and Alpha Superyachts. Chettou is the owner of superyachts Lady Arraya and Phillkade

Mylin IV  -  61m (200.13ft)  -  Feadship   - 1992

Micky Arison  -  net worth USD 5 billion  -  USA

Carnival Corporation  -

The yacht Mylin is owned by Carnival Cruise Lines billionaire Micky Arison.

Mylo  -  36.6m (120.08ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  2007

Miro Mikati, son of Najib Mikati  -  net worth USD 2.8 billion  - Lebanon

Investcom / M1 group  -

Miro Mikati is the owner of the yacht Mylo. Miro Mikati is the son of the Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati. In 1982 Najib Mikati co-founded the telecommunications company Investcom with his brother Taha. At the end of 2005 Investcom had 4.9 million customers in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The company was based in Beirut and used the Areeba brand name for mobile operations in several countries in Africa. Investcom also provided international carrier services through Med Net, a subsidiary based in Monaco, and fixed telephony services in the UK and telecoms engineering and consulting services. In 2005 Taha and Najib sold stocks with a value of USD 740 million at an IPO at the London stock exchange. In 2006 South Africa-based MTN Group acquired Investcom for USD5.5 billion.  With the proceeds from the sale, they established the investment company M1 Group in 2007. M1 Group has investments in real estate, jet leasing, Swiss airline Baboo (sold to Darwin Airline) , the Lebanese bank Audi Sal and apparel company Façonnable. Najib Mikati withdraw from  his position in the group when he became prime minister of Lebanon. Forbes estimates the net worth of Najib Mikati at USD 3 billion.

My Little Violet  -  45.6m (149.61ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen   - 2005

Robert Tchenguiz  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  UK

Real estate (Rotch Propery Group)  -

Robert Tchenquiz is a British entrepreneur born in Tehran. In 1998 he and his brother Vincent founded the Rotch Property Group. In 2010 Rotch Property Group owned real estate worth GBP 100 million. Robert and his brother also own R20 and Consensus Business Group. On March 10th, 2011, Vincent Tchenguiz was arrested by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as part of a wider investigation into the collapse of Icelandic bank, Kaupthing. However, he was released the same day without charge. Subsequently, on March 16th, 2011 the High Court in London ruled that Vincent Tchenguiz could sue Icelandic bank, Kaupthing for damages of £1 billion ($1.6 billion). In September 2011, Kaupthing reached an out of court settlement with the Tchenguiz Family Trust in their pursuit of damages against the Icelandic bank. All details of the settlement remain confidential. On 22nd December 2011, the SFO and the Treasury Solicitors Department (TSoI) admitted factual errors in the information used to obtain the warrants against Vincent Tchenguiz; stated that the warrants should be quashed; and that material seized under the warrants would be returned that day. Furthermore, the SFO offered to pay reasonable legal costs. Tchenquiz is about to launch a GBP 100 million lawsuit. Robert Tchenquiz is the owner of the yacht My Little Violet. Vincent Tchenquiz is the owner of the 130-foot Mangusta motor yacht Veni Vidi Vici. Around 2005 the net worth of the Tchenquiz brothers was estimated at GBP 1 billion.

My Petra  -  44m (144.36ft)   -  Heesen Yachts   -  2009

Frans Heesen  -  net worth EUR 175 million  -  the Netherlands

Yachtbuilding  -

See Lady Petra above.

Mystique  -  49.5m (162.4ft)   - Oceanfast  -  1989

Herb Galen (1915-2007)  -  net worth USD 200 million  -  USA

Ellen Tracy Sportsware  -

Herb Galen (1915-2007) was the founder of Ellen Tracy sportswear. Ellen Tracy Sportware  was an upscale manufacturer of Women's Business clothes with annual sales of $200 million. Galen sold Ellen Tracy Sportware for USD 170 million to Liz Claiborne in 2002. Mr. Gallen started Ellen Tracy in 1949 selling blouses. As women began entering the work force in greater numbers, the company introduced a line of more stylish clothing for the workplace that sold in hundreds of department stores nationwide.

Nafisa  -  49.3m (161.58ft)    -  Fr. Schweers Shipyard   -  1986

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel  - net worth USD 5.1 billion  - Saudi Arabia

ALJ Group  -

Mohamed Abdul Latif Jameel’s is the owner  of the yacht Nafisa. See more here

Nahlin  -  91.44m (300ft)  - John Brown and Co  -  1930

James Dyson  -  net worth USD 4.2 billion -  UK

Dyson vacuum cleaners

Sir James Dyson is the owner of the yacht Nahlin. Dyson is the founder of the Dyson company.He is known as the inventor of the Dual Cyclone bagless vacuum cleaner, which works on the principle of cyclonic separation. After failing to sell his invention to the major manufacturers, Dyson set up his own manufacturing company.  Dyson's breakthrough in the UK market, more than 10 years after the initial idea, was through a TV advertising campaign that emphasized that, unlike most of its rivals, it did not require the continuing purchase of replacement bags. The slogan "say goodbye to the bag" proved more attractive to the buying public than a previous emphasis on the suction efficiency that its technology delivers. Following his success, other major manufacturers began to market their own cyclonic vacuum cleaners. Dyson sued Hoover UK for patent infringement and won around $5 million in damages. In October 2006 Dyson launched the Dyson Airblade, a fast hand dryer. Dyson has also invested in Ingenious Media, the investment company behind Avatar and Live Free or Die Hard. Dyson set up the James Dyson Foundation in 2002 to encourage the next generation of design engineers to be creative, challenge and invent. The James Dyson Award is an international student design award running in 18 countries.

Nassima  -  9.0m (160.7ft)   -  Acico Yachts  -  2012

Abdul Azziz Al-Ayoub  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  Dubai

Acico Industries  -

Abdul Aziz Al-Ayoub is the owner of the yacht Nassima. Al-Ayoub is the chairman of Acico Industries. ACICO is the largest manufacturer of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) in the Middle East. ACICO is licensed by Hebel International, a German company, to manufacture its aerated concrete - a unique, hi-tech material that has proven immensely popular in the region. Acico has multiple business activities such as ACICO Cement, ACICO Construction, ACICO Real Estate Hotels, ACICO Real Estate. The luxury yacht Nassima is named after the Nassima Tower, which was developed by Acico. Nassima Tower is an office and residential building of 45 floors in Dubai.

Nataly  -  65.00m (213.5ft)   -  Benetti SpA   - 2011

built for Graham de Zille  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  UK

Carrefour Health club  -

Graham de Zille is the son of Brian de Zille. Brian de Zille established the Sweater Shop retail chain in 1973, and sold it for GBP150 million in 1995. In the mid 90’s the company had 78 shops, several factories and 1,600 employees. Recently de Zille launched a new brand: 019 Sweater Shop, which has now 3 shops. Graham de Zille is a former formula 3 racing driver. Mr. Graham de Zille has already ordered 4 superyachts at the famous Italian yacht builder Benetti.  All his yachts were named Amnesia. His latest yacht Amnesia IV was sold while still under construction. This yacht is now named Nataly. Graham’s nephew Ben is also racing driver through his De Zille Butler Racing team. De Zille is owner of the UK Carrefour Health Clubs Group. Read this interview with Graham de Zille at

Natita  -  66m (216.54ft)  -  Oceanco   -  2005

William Kallop  -  net worth USD 900 million  -  USA

Gas and oil exploration

William Kallop is the owner of the yacht Natita. Read more about Wiliam Kallop at superyachtfan’s yacht Natita page

Necker Belle  -  32m (104.99ft)   -  CMN Yacht Division   -  2003

Richard Branson  -  net worth USD 4.2 billion  -  UK

Virgin Group  -

Sir Richard Branson is the owner of the sailing yacht Necker Belle . Branson is an English entrepreneur, known as the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group. The Virgin Group Ltd. is a multinational conglomerate. Its core business areas are travel, entertainment and lifestyle and it consists of more than 400 companies worldwide. His most known brandnames are Virgin Records (sold to EMI Music) , Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Mobile. The brand name "Virgin" arose when Branson and a partner were starting their first business in the 1970’s, a record shop. They considered themselves virgins in business. Each of the companies operating under the Virgin brand is a separate entity, with Branson holding different percentages of shares. Occasionally, he simply licenses the brand to a company that has purchased a division from him, such as Virgin Mobile USA, Virgin Mobile Australia, Virgin Radio and Virgin Music. Forbes estimates the net worth of Branson at USD 4.2 billion. Branson’s yacht Necker Belle is a 105-foot (32 m) private charter catamaran, offered through Virgin Limited Edition and based at Branson’s resort Necker Island. The yacht Necker Belle was built as Lady Barbaretta.

Nero  -  90.1m (295.6ft)   -  Corsair Yachts   -  2007

Neil Taylor  -  net worth USD 200 million  -  UK

Game Group   -

Neil Taylor is the owner of the yacht Nero. Neil Taylor is one of the founders of Game. Founded in 1990 by Peter Wickins and Neil Taylor, Game was created to exploit the growing market for entertainment software and hardware. Initial growth was funded by the Taylor family and venture capital investors. The company retails entertainment software for games consoles and personal computers, appealing to a young clientele. Mr Taylor and his family made GBP 30 million when the company floated at GBP 2 a share in 1998. In 1999 Game was sold to Electronics Boutique Limited (now called EB Games) for GBP 99 million. The deal valued the 21.5 per cent stake held in Game by chairman Neil Taylor at GBP 21.3 million. At the time of the takeover Game had 86 stores. In 2002, Electronics Boutique stores in the UK and Ireland were rebranded as Game, and the company name was changed to The Game Group. In 2007 Neil Taylor had his yacht Nero built in China by Corsair Yachts.

Netanya 8  -  58m (190.29ft)  -   CMN Yacht Division  -  2007

Daniel Abraham  - net worth USD 1.8 billion  -  USA

Slim Fast  -

Daniel Abraham is the owner of the yacht Netanya 8. Daniel Abraham is the founder of Slim Fast, a brand of shakes, bars, snacks, packaged meals and other dietary supplement foods. Slim-Fast was started in 1977 as a brand name of the Thompson Medical Company which was founded by Abraham in the 1940s. In 1987, Abraham took the brand private and 13 years later sold Slim Fast to Unilever for USD 2.3  billion. Mr. Abraham is an active philanthropist to a variety of causes, including improving health care and nutrition and encouraging Middle East peace. His donation to the Mayo Clinic created the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. Abraham is founder of the Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, D.C. Daniel Abraham’s yacht Netanya 8 was named after the Israeli city of Netanya, where Abraham lived for a couple of years.

Nina J  -  42.2m (138.45ft)   -  Baglietto S.p.A. (Cantieri Navali)   -  2005

Thomas Flohr  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Germany

Comdisco / VistaJet  -

Thomas Flohr is the owner of the yacht Nina J. Thomas Flohr is the founder and Chaiman of Vista Jet. When Thomas Flohr founded VistaJet in 2004 he was determined to redefine private aviation. He wanted to start a revolution in the skies that would offer clients unrivalled choice, luxury, a simple business model and, of course, safety. He succeeded. Vista Jet is now the world’s fastest growing private aviation company. Their fleet of Bombardier aircraft are based across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and West Africa. VistaJet currently owns 4 types of jets,  Global 6000, Challenger 850, a Challenger 605 and Learjet 60XR. In November 2012 VistaJet placed orders for 56 Bombardier jet and options for 86 more, this is the single largest transaction placed with any aircraft manufacturer in the history of business aviation. Read the Bombardier press release here. Thomas Flohr used to run the European activities of the US based computer leasing firm Comdisco. In the mid-1990s, Comdisco’s founder died and Flohr clashed with his son over strategy. The tension led to Flohr's resignation in 2000. Flohr vested his 1.5 percent stake in the company, which had a total market value of about USD 2 billion at the time. A year after his departure, Comdisco filed for Chapter 11.  In 2000 Flohr filed a lawsuit in against Comdisco, charging, among other things, that they "prohibited (him) from performing any of the responsibilities of his positions." The suit, pending in federal District Court, seeks USD 7.75 million in compensatory damages and USD 25 million in punitive damages. However when Comdisco filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the lawsuit was placed on stay. In 2002 Flohr acquired the Comdisco Switserland SA from Comdisco Global Holding, partially paying with settlement of funds still owned by Comdisco to Mr Flohr. A link to the relevant documents. Comdisco is now called Comprendium Finance.  Here you can find an nice article about Thomas Flohr on the Wall Street Journal site.  Thomas Flohr named his yacht after his daughter Nina.

Nirvana  -  53.48m (175ft)   -  Vitters Shipyard   -  2007

Isak Andic  -  net worth USD 4.8  billion  -  Spain

Mango -

Isak Andic is the owner of the sailing yacht Nirvana. Andic is the founder and owner of the Mango clothing retailer. Born in Turkey, he moved to Spain at an early age. Andy started working in the clothing industry in the early 70’s: selling clothing to relatives. Together with his brother, Isak Andy opened his first Mango store in 1984. They purchased clothing in Asia, to sell in Spain. In 1993 Mango had 100 stores in Spain and in 1998 Mango was one of Spanish largest textile exporters.  The Mango group now has more than 2.000 stores in 100 countries and has more than 11,000 employees. Isak Andic Ermay is also the largest shareholder in Banco de Sabadell.  Forbes estimates the net worth of Isak Andy at USD 4.8 billion.

Nirvana  -  88.5m (290ft)  -  Oceanco   -  2012

Vladimir Potanin  -  net worth USD 14.3 billion  -  Russia

Interros  -

Vladimir Olegovich Potanin (1961) is a Russian businessman and oligarch. Potanin acquired his wealth notably through the loans-for-shares program in Russia. Potanin's Interros owns 30% of Russian Nickel giant Norilsk Nickel. Potanin also controls Russia's largest media group, ProfMedia, owner of magazines, radio stations, movie theaters; Profmedia also broadcasts Russian versions of MTV and VH1. Potanin’s  wealth is estimated at USD 14,3 billion. Potanin is also the owner of the Oceanco yacht Anastasia, named after his daughter.

Nomad  -  69.49m (228ft)  -  Oceanfast   - 2003

Wayne Huizenga  -  net worth USD 2.3 billion  -  USA

Waste Management, Blockbuster, AutoNation  -

Nomad was build as Aussie Rules for Australian golf personality Greg Norman. Aussie Rules was acquired in 2004 by Wayne Huizenga and renamed Floridian. Harry Wayne Huizenga is an American entrepreneur and billionaire.  He is the founder of Waste Management, which he founded in 1968 with a single garbage truck. The company grew quickly with Huizenga aggressively acquiring garbage hauling companies. In 1972 Wayne Huizenga had acquired 133 companies. He took the company public  in 1971 and in 1983 Waste Management was the largest waste disposal company in the US. Wayne Huizenga retired from Waste Management in 1984 and purchased the Blockbuster Video chain, then just a few stores,  for USD 18 million. As with Waste Management, Huizenga grew Blockbuster rapidly buying every franchise available and opening new stores every 24 hours. In 1993 Viacom acquired Blockbuster for USD 8 billion. Then in 1996 Huizenga founded AutoNation, a car retail company. Autonation is now the largest US car retailer with 215 dealerships in the USA and  20,000 employees.  Huizenga sold Floridian in 2010, she is now European owned and renamed Nomad.

Norge  -  80.25m (263.3ft)  -  Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard     -1937

King of Norway  -  Norway royal  family

The Royal Yacht Norge was the Norwegian people's gift to King Haakon VII in 1947. The yacht is owned by the King but maintained and manned by the Royal Norwegian Navy.

Northern Star  -  75.4m (247.38ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -   2009

John Risley  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  Canada

Clearwater Fine Foods  -

John Risley owns two superyachts: Meteor and Northern Star. See more about Risley at the yacht Meteor above.

Norwegian Queen  -  49.98m (163.9ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC   -  2008

Christine Lynn  -   net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Lynn Insurance Group  -

Christine E. Lynn is the owner of the yacht Norwegian Queen. Christine Lynn is president and chief executive officer of Lynn Insurance Group. The Lynn Insurance Group finds it roots in the Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance. Dating back to 1905 when twenty-three independent lumbermen organized and became charter members of Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance. Their interests were reciprocal with no thought of individual gain; their single purpose was to provide insurance protection for all at the lowest possible cost. In 1921 the Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance was acquired by JJ Lynn (not yet 30). Eager to apply the principles of reciprocal insurance to another high-risk category, J.J. Lynn entered the automobile industry when he instituted Universal Underwriters in 1922 to serve the insurance needs of car dealerships. This company greatly prospered over the years and was eventually sold to Zurich in the 1980s for a respectable profit. When JJ Lynn died in 1954 his nephew Gene took over leadership. The Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance grew rapidly under Gene Lynn. In 1978 the LIG Insurance Agency, Inc. was formed to seek a financially sound insurance market for the forest products industry’s other insurance  requirements. In 1980 Gene married Christine, she was introduced into the business in 1981 as Vice President of Administration. In 1998 at the retirement of Gene, she became Chairman and CEO. Gene Lynn died in 1999. Christine Lynn was born in Norway, explaining the yachts name: Norwegian Queen.

Nova Spirit  -  45.72m (150ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC   -  1999

Jim Pattison  -  net worth  USD 5.8 billion  -  Canada

Jim Pattison Group  -

Jim Pattison is the owner of the Jim Pattison Group, the third largest privately held company in Canada ,with sales over CAD 7.3 billion and 34,000 employees. The Jim Pattison Group is active in automotive, media, packaging, food sales and distribution, magazine distribution, entertainment, export and financial industries. Jim Pattison started a GM dealership in1961 and 25 years later was selling more cars than anyone else in Western Canada. The Jim Pattison Auto Group represents eleven brands at 19 locations, including Toyota, Scion, Lexus, Subaru, Hyundai, Volvo, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and RAM Trucks, throughout Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Duncan and Nanaimo in British Columbia and Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 2011, the retail vehicle sales exceeded 10,000 units in British Columbia. The Jim Pattison Group is the owner of  Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements. First published in 1955, the annual Guinness World Records™ book is the biggest-selling copy-right title of all time with 120 million copies sold to date. Every year, over 3 million copies are sold all around the globe in 22 languages and in more than 100 countries. Jim Pattison is also owner of Ripley Entertainment. Ripley Entertainment is the owner of more than 80 attractions in ten countries, best-selling books, a globally syndicated live-action network television series, and the classic, world-famous Believe It or Not! cartoon, started by cartoonist and adventurer Robert Ripley in 1918. Ripley Entertainment is the largest international chain of family attractions in the world. Forbes estimates the net worth of Jim Pattison at USD 4.3 billion. Jim Pattison’s yacht Nova Spirit has had many famous visitors, including Oprah Winfrey and former US president George Bush.

Oasis  -  59.4m (194.88ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2006

Eric Schmidt  -  net worth USD 7,5 billion  -  USA

Google  -

Eric Smidt is the executive chaiman of Google. Schmidt started working at Sun Microsystems in 1983 as its first software manager. In a 14 year career he became president of Sun Technology Enterprises. In April 1997, he became CEO and chairman of the board of Novell. Schmidt left Novell after Novell acquired Cambridge Technology Partners. Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin interviewed Schmidt. Impressed by him they recruited Schmidt to run their company in 2001 under the guidance of venture capitalists John Doerr and Michael Moritz. Upon being hired at Google, Eric Schmidt was paid a salary of $250,000, and an annual performance bonus. He was granted 14,331,703 shares of class B common stock at 30 cents per share, and 426,892 shares of Series C preferred stock at purchase price of $2.34. Schmidt and the Google founders agreed to a base salary of $1 in 2004 (which continued through 2010). Schmidt is one of the few people who became billionaires based on stock options received as an employee in a corporation of which he was neither the founder nor a relative of the founder. In 2012 Forbes estimated the net worth of Eric Schmidt at USD 7.5 billion. Google gave him $100 million in 2011 as a parting gift, when he left as CEO en became executive chairman. Schmidt purchased the Lurssen yacht Oasis in 2009 for USD 72 million.

Ocean Paradise  -  55m (180ft)  -  2013

Adrian Lee Chye Cheng -  net worth US$ 250 million -  Singapore

Ezra Holdings  -

Adrian Lee Chye Cheng is the owner of the Benetti yacht Ocean Paradise. Adrian Lee Chye Cheng is the son of Lee Kian Soo, who founded the oil and gas exploration group Ezra Holdings. In 2013 Ezra realized sales of US$ 1.2 billion million with a net profit of US$ 64 million. Lee Kian Soo stepped down as chairman of Ezra in 2012.  Adrian Lee’s brother Lee Chye Tek Lionel is Managing Director and CEO of Ezra. He holds approx. 23% of the shares, worth around USS 250 million. Adrian Lee Chye Cheng is managing director of Jit Sun Investments (which holds shares in Ezra), Select Group, Interlink Petroleum and Loyz Energy. Select Group is a food service provider in Singapore, the group owns restaurant chains, catering companies and cafeterias. Interlink Petroleum is active in oil and gas exploration in India. Loyz Energy invests in oil and gas exploration around the world. The net worth of Adrian Lee Chye Cheng is estimated at US$ 250 million, the same net worth as his brother Lionel. Superyacht Ocean Paradise is available for charter.

Octopus  -  126.2m (414.0ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2003

Paul Allen  -  net worth USD 15.8 billion  -  USA

Microsoft  -

See superyachtfan’s Octopus page. The yacht is owned by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen.

Odessa  -  48.77m (160.01ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   -  2009

Lukas Lundin  -  net worth > USD 300 million  -  Canada

Lundin Mining  -

Lukas Lundin is the owner of the yacht Odessa. Lukas Lundin is the head of the Lundin Group of Companies, a group of twelve publicly traded companies, including Lundin Mining Corporation, Lundin Petroleum and Vostok Nafta. The Lundin group is active in the exploration, development and production of copper, cobalt, zinc, nickel, lead, gold, uranium, iodine, nitrate fertilizers, oil and gas and diamonds. In 2011 the group realized sales of USD 2 billion. Several of the group companies are stock listed, with the Lundin family holding a large portion of the shares. The group companies are: Africa Oil Corp., Atacama Minerals Corp., BlackPearl Resources Inc., Denison Mines Corp., Etrion Corporation, Fortress Minerals Corp., Lucara Diamond Corp., Lundin Mining Corporation, Lundin Petroleum AB, NGEx Resources Inc., ShaMaran Petroleum Corp.,Aktiebolag H Bukowskis Konst handel and Mile High Holdings Ltd.  The Lundin Group is active in philanthropy through the Lundin Foundation.

Olympia  -  57m (187.01ft)  -  Feadship   -  2002

Vladimir Putin  -  Russia

The luxury yacht Olympia is said to be Vladimir Putin’s yacht, although the yacht Chayka is also linked to him. Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia. According to official state documents Vladimir Putin’s net worth is USD 150.000, although several sources mention that Putin is at least a billionaire, due to stakes in large Russian companies. Superyacht Olympia was built as Netanya VII in 2002 by De Vries for Slim Fast founder Daniel Abraham.

O'Mega  -  82.5m (270.67ft)  -  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.   -  1987

Paris Dragnis  -  net worth > USD 150 million  - Greece

Goldenport  -

Paris Dragnis is the founder and CEO of Goldenports Holdings. Goldeports Holdings is a global provider of shipping services. Goldenports currently owns 12 container ships and 14 bulk carriers. Paris Dragnis has over 35 years experience in shipping. He started his career as an officer and a Master on ocean-going vessels and he holds a master mariner degree from the Greek Merchant Marine Academy and a degree from the Maritime College in London. Since 1978, he has been involved in shipowning activities through companies that he owned, and in 1992 he established Goldenport Shipmanagement Ltd, which has served as fleet manager. Over the years, Paris Dragnis has been involved in the acquisition and management of more than 250 vessels. In 2011 Goldenport realized a revenue of more than USD 100 million and a net profit of USD 2 million. Paris Dragnis holds 56% of the shares in the company. The company has a net equity of USD 260 million, making Dragnis share worth USD 145 million.Paris Dragnis’s yacht O’mega was converted from a small cruise ship.

One More Toy  -  47.2m (154.99ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards  -  2001

Gary L. Markel  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Insurance  -

Gary Markel is the owner of the yacht One More Toy. Markel is president of Clearwater, Florida-based Gary Markel Companies, which focuses on the insurance and real estate industries. Markel also is a limited partner in the area's Major League Baseball franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays. Gary Markel´s grandfather is the founder of Markel Corporation an insurance holding company. Markel Corporation was founded by Samuel Markel in the 1920’s. The company started insuring motor freight carriers. In a few years time became the largest insurer of trucks and buses in the country. The company later expanded beyond truck and bus companies, led by the third generation of Markels; Anthony (Vice Chairman), Steve, and Gary. In 1980, the company founded Essex Insurance Company ,a property insurance company. Markel Corporation’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. Markel Corporation also owns interests in various industrial and service businesses that operate outside of the specialty insurance marketplace.In 2011 Markel Corporation realized premium volumes of USD 2 billion, with a net profit of USD 140 million. Total shareholders’ equity is USD 3 billion. Gary Markel is also owner of ProQuip USA. ProQuip, founded in 1981 is synonymous with ultra-lightweight and supremely soft waterproof- breathable golf clothing. ProQuip USA is the company’s North American distributor. Gary Markel is owner of the Preferred Restaurant Group, a Taco John’s franchisee. In 2011 Gary Merkel created Operation Cruise with purpose to allow wounded Special Operation Force veterans the ability to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience aboard Markel´s yacht One More Toy.

Outta Touch  -  32m (105ft)  -  Intermarine Savannah  -  2002

Steven Mariano  -  net worth USD 200 million  -  USA

Patriot National Insurance Group  -

Steven Mariano is the owner of the yacht Outta Touch. Steven Mariano is the founder of Strategic Outsourcing, a staffing company which he founded in the 1990’s and sold in 2000 for $ 55 million to the Union Planters Bank. At that time Strategic Outsourcing realized sales of $ 500 million, payrolling more than 40,000 employees. In 2003 Steven Mariano founded Patriot National Insurance Group, Inc., an insurance holding company which owns the Guarantee Insurance Company and Patriot Underwriters, specializing in workers’ compensation insurance. Mariano also founded Contego Services Group, a provider of insurance and risk management services. . In 2011 Mariono sold Patriot Risk Management, a spin-off of his insurance businesses, for $ 105 million. And in 2013 he sold another spin-off: TriGen Insurance Solutions Mariano is active in charity and economic development, he donated $1.5 million to the University of Miami School of Law. Steven Mariano has an estimated net worth of more than $ 200 million. Superyacht Outta Touch is available  for charter.

P2  -  38m (124.67ft)   -  Perini Navi   -  2008

Gerhard Andlinger  -  net worth > USD 600 million  -  USA

Investments (Andlinger & Company)  -

Gerhard R. Andlinger is the owner of the yacht P2. Andlinger is founder of the private investment firm Andlinger & Company. Gerhard Andlinger started his career at McKinsey and later became executive at ITT corporation. In 1976 he founded Andlinger & Company, Inc. and has been involved in over 100 corporate acquisition transactions since then. His current portfolio includes Cyber Alert, Primus and Spoolex. One of his biggest successes was the acquisition of Netoptix, which he sold to Corning Inc for more than USD 600 million. In 2008 Andlinger made an USD 100 million gift to Princeton University to accelerate research on effective and sustainable solutions to problems of energy and the environment. Andlingers Perini Navi yacht P2 is actively participating in regatta’s. Before owning P2, Andlinger was owner of the yacht Perseus now called Silencio.

Pacha III  -  36.25m (118.9ft)  -  Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard    - 1936

Princess Caroline of Monaco  -  H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover  -

Princess Caroline of Monaco is the owner of the yacht Pacha III.

Palladium  -  96m (314.96ft)   - Blohm & Voss GmbH   -  2010

Milhail Prokhorov  - net worth   USD 13 billion  -  Russia

Onexim Group  -

Milhail Prokhorov is the 7th richest man in Russia. He owns two yachts: Solemar and Palladium.

Paloma   -  60.25m (197.6ft)  -  Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Ind.   -  1965

Vincent Bolloré  -  net worth USD 4 billion  -  France

Groupe Bolloré  -

Superyacht Paloma is owned by French industrialist Vincent Bolloré

Paraffin  -  60.1m (197.18ft)  -  Feadship  - 2002

Built for: Mike Kittredge   - net worth > USD 500 million  -  USA

sold: Yankee Candle Company   -

The yacht Parrafin was built for Mike Kittredge. Kittredge is the founder of the Yankee Candle Company. The Yanke Candle Company is one of the largest manufacturers of scented candles. The Yankee Candle Company was founded in 1969 when Kittredge created his first scented candle for his mother. With help from some friend, the company was created. The company grew rapidly and in 1998 Kittredge sold the company for USD 500 million to Forstman Little a NY private equity company. In 2011 the company realized almost USD 800 million in sales with a USD 33 million net profit. Kittredge’s yacht Parrafin was sold in 2011 by Fraser. She is currently available for charter.

Parsifal III  -  53.8m (176.51ft)   - Perini Navi   -  2005

Kim Vibe-Petersen  -  net worth > USD 200 million  - Denmark

Scanomat coffee machines  -

Kim Vibe Peterson is the founder of Scanomat. Scanomat launched the world's first fully automatic Cappuccino machine. Nowadays Scanomat manufactures, develops, and markets some of the world’s best professional coffee brewers. With the innovative Topbrewer you can operate your coffee machine with an Iphone app. Scanomat was founded in the 1960’s, operating from a garage. Now Scanomat’s machines make over 500 million cups of coffee each year. The company realizes sales over USD 50 million with 200 employees. Kim Vibe Peterson and his wife Nina have owned 3 sail yachts, all named Parsifal. Their current yacht Parsifal III was built by Perini Navi in 2005.

Party Girl  -  44.5m (146ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   -  2007

Charles West  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Pet Supermarket  -

Charles West is the owner of the super yacht Party Girl . Charles West founded Pet Supermarket in 1973. Pet Supermarket sells more than 8,000 pet care products, including food, toys, medicine, and clothing. The company started as Pet Circus in South Florida. Pet Supermarket now has 1,400 employees and 135 stores and realizes annual sales of more than $ 250 million. Charles West has an estimated net worth of more than $ 200 million.

Patriot  -  29,5m (95,11ft)  -  Bloemsma & Van Breemen  -  2003

Mark Grosvenor  - net worth > USD 150 million  -  USA

Grosvenor Industries  -

Mark Grosvenor is Chief Executive Officer of Grosvenor Industries, established in San Diego about 30 years ago.  Grosvenor Industries has built several hotels and has become involved with several other US companies. In 1984, Mark Grosvenor founded Medallion Foods, Inc. in Newport, Arkansas, a snack food manufacturing company, supplying companies including Wal-Mart and Sam's Club.  Medallion Foods was sold to Ralcorp Holdings in 2005 for USD 100 million. In 1989, Grosvenor formed GHG Hospitality, Inc., which owns and operates more than ten hospitality projects including hotels and marinas across the United States.  Grosvenor Industries also owns and operates Grosvenor Square Shopping Center. Mark Grosvenor has sold his yacht Patriot, she is now called C1.

Pelorus  -  115m (377.3ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   - 2003

David Geffen  -  net worth USD 4.6 billion  -  USA

Geffen Records  -

More about David Geffen and Pelorus.

Perfect Persuasion  -  45.72m (150ft)  -  Oceanfast   -  1997

built as Perfect Prescription for

Michael Ashkin  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

The Darby Group  -

Superyacht Perfect Persuasion was built as Perfect Prescription for Michael Ashkin. Michael Ashkin is the chairman of the Darby Group. The Darby Group is a distributor of dental and veterinary supplies. The Darby Group was founded by Joseph Ashkin - the father of Michael - in the 1940’s. The company became the US’ largest maker of low-priced versions of drugs whose patents have expired. In 1993 - when the group realized USD 575 million in sales - the generic drug business was sold for USD 275 million to Marion Merrel Dow. The remaining activities  - dental and animal health - stayed with the Ashkin family. The Darby Group now consists of Prima Dental (dental equipment), Butler Schein Animal Health (veterinary products) and Darby Dental Supply. Darby Dental Supply is the US largest distributor of dental merchandise.

Perle Bleue  -  38m (125ft)  -  Hakvoort  -  2007

Stanley Bey  -  net worth  > US$ 100 million  -  USA

Russell-Stanley Corporation  -

Stanley Bey is the owner of the yacht Perle Bleue. Perle Bleue was delivered by Hakvoort in 2008, and was a replacement for Stanley Bey’s previous yacht Campbell Bay – also built by Hakvoort. Stanley Bey is the founder of the Russell-Stanley Corporation. Russell-Stanley was a leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic and steel industrial containers in North America.  Russell-Stanley was founded in 1950 as a steel drum manufacturer. From 1950 through the 1980s the Company experienced steady growth and expanded by acquisition into plastic drum manufacturing. The company manufactured the containers in 13 plants throughout the United States and Canada. In 1989 Russell-Stanley Holdings was sold by Stanley Bey to Vestar Capital Partners. 16 years later the company went bankrupt and its assets were acquired by the German drum manufacturer Mauser Group. Superyacht Perle Bleue is available for charter.

Petara  -  58.2m (190.94ft)  -  Proteksan Turquoise Yachts   -  2005

Bernie Ecclestone  -  net worth USD 4 billion  -UK

Formula One Group  -

Bernie Ecclestone is the owner of the yacht Petara. Ecclestone is the President of Formula One Management. Ecclestone started his career trading spareparts for motor cycles, forming the Compton & Ecclestone motorcycle dealership  immediately after WWII.  He started racing in the 1950’s. After some profitable investments in real estate, he became partial owner of a Lotus Formula 2 team, with Graham Hill as a driver. In 1971 Ecclestone acquired the Brabham team for GBP 100k. Later Nelson Piquet (himself owner of the super yacht Pilar Rossi) started driving for Ecclestone. Ecclestone sold the Brabham team in in 1971 for $ 5 million. Later he founded the Formula One Construction Association. The Formula One made Ecclestone one the richest people in the world, with an estimated net worth of $ 4 billion. Ecclestone named his yacht Petara afther his two daughters Petra and Tamara.

Pegaso  -  73.6m (241ft)  -  Freire Shipyard  -  2011

Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga  -net worth USD 1 billion  -  Mexico

Grupo Pegaso  -

Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga is the owner of the yacht Pegaso. Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga is the owner of Grupo Pegaso. Grupo Pegaso owns interests in several companies such as Neology, PanAmSat de México and Bagan. Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga is the owner of several soccer teams in Mexico (Atlante FC) and the adviser of the FIFA President. In 2000 Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga sold his 25% share in Grupo Televisa, which is led by his cousin Emilio Azcarraga Jean, owner of the luxury yacht TV.

Pegasus V  -  76.91m (252.33ft)  -  Royal Denship A/S   -  2003

Ron Tutor  -  net worth USD 800 million  -  USA

Tutor- Saliba construction  -

Ron Tutor is the owner of the superyacht Pegasus V. Tutor is the CEO and Chairman of the Tutor Perini Construction Group, one of the largest general contractors in the USA. The Tutor Perini group was formed by the 2008 merger of the Perini Building Group and Tutor-Saliba, both owned by Ron Tutor. Tutor Saliba was founded by Albert G Tutor in 1949 as AG Tutor Company. After a 1981 merger with the Saliba Company, the Tutor Saliba group was formed. Tubor Saliba became a very successful construction and engineering group. In 1997 Ron Tutor acquired the Perini Building Group after the company was in financial troubles in the mid-1990’s. After several acquisitions the Tutor Perini Construction Group became one of the largest contractors in the US, realizing sales of USD 3,7 billion in 2011. In 2010 Tutor purchased Miramax Films from Disney for USD 650 million.  Ron Tutor has owned several superyachts all named Pegasus. The current  yacht Pegasus was built as Princess Mariana for Mexican billionaire Carlos Quintero. Ron Tutor purchased Pegasus V in 2011 but put her up for sale again in 2012. The Los Angeles Business Journal estimates the net worth of Ron Tutor at USD 800 million.

Phoenix 2  -  87.2m (286.09ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2010

Jan Kulczyk  -  net worth USD 2.7 billion  -  Poland

Kulczyk Investments SA  -

Jan Kulczyk is the richest person in Poland. His luxury yacht Phoenix was built by Lurssen in 2010.

Pitina  -  31.45m (103.18ft)  -  Astondoa S.A. (Astilleros)   -  2004

Florentino Pérez  -  net worth USD 1.3 billion  -  Spain

ACS Group  -

Florentino Perez is the owner of the yacht Pitina. Flores is the ceo of the ACS Group. The ACS Group  or (Grupo ACS) is Spanish largest construction group. The group is active in construction, infrastructure and industrial services. In 2011 ACS acquired Hochtief, German’s largest construction company. Florentino Perez owns 17% of the ACS Group. Florez founded Construcciones Padros in 1983, through several mergers and acquisitions, this company became Spanish largest construction company, making Perez one of the richest people from Spain. Perez has an estimated net worth of USD 1.3 billion. Florentino Perez is best known for being the President of the Real Madrid Football Club. His yacht Pitina was built in Spain at the Astondoa ship yard.

Plan B  -  73.1m (240ft)  -  Abu Dhabi Mar  -  2012

Ted Waitt  -  net worth USD 900 million  -  USA

Gateway  -

Ted Waitt is the owner of the yacht Plan B. Waitt is the founder of US based PC maker Gateway. The yacht Plan B was rumored to be owned by Brad Pitt.

Polar Bear  -  31.09m (102ft)  -  Citadel Yachts  -  2011

Larry Jodsaas  - net worth USD 50 million  -  USA

Polarfab  -

Larry Jodsaas is the owner of the yacht Polar Bear. In 1990 Larry Jodsaas and partner Gregory Peterson acquired the micro-circuit division of Control Data Corporation for the purchase price of USD 1. They built the company, named VTC to a revenue of USD 177 million with a 65% market share of the world’s pre-amplifier micro-chip industry. In 1994 Jodsaas sold shares in his company for USD 30 million. In 2000 he sold his remaining shares in the company for USD 35 million.  Upon the sale of VTC, Jodsaas started PolarFab, the only privately held semi-conductor foundry in the U.S. PolarFab manufactured circuits on silicon wafers. In 2004 Jodsaas sold his stake in PolarFab to Sanken for approx. USD 4 million.

Predator  -  72.8m (238.85ft)  -  Feadship   -  2008

Iskander Makhmudov  -  net worth USD 8 billion  -  Russia

UGMK Holding  -

Luxury yacht Predator is owned by Iksander Makhmudov, one of the richest persons in Russia.

Prima Donna (now Aghassi) -  44.2m (145.01ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   -  2002

Gary Primm  -  net worth USD 400 million  -  USA

Primadonna Resorts  -

Gary Primm was the owner of the yacht Primadonna. Primm sold Primadonna, she is now called Aghassi. Gary Primm is a casino developer and former chairman, chief executive of Primm Valley Resorts. In the mid-1970s, Gary Primm developed the Primadonna Casino in Primm, Nevada. Primm, Nevada is named after Gary Primm's father Ernest Primm who had bought the 400 acres (160 ha) at the state border for only USD 12,000 in 1951. Primm Valley Resorts (formerly known as Primadonna Resorts) owns three hotel/casinos in Primm, Nevada. Whiskey Pete's was the first of their hotels. The Primadonna Resort was the second hotel built, and it was later renamed to the Primm Valley Resort. These two hotels are connected by a single car monorail across the I-15. Buffalo Bill's was the third hotel built. Buffalo Bill's and Primm Valley Resort are connected by a larger train. The Las Vegas Outlet Mall was added as a part of the Primadonna Resort in 1998. In 1999, MGM Grand Inc. acquired Primadonna Resorts in an USD 400 million transaction. The transaction included Primadonna`s assets in Primm, 50% ownership of New York - New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and two world class golf courses.

Prince Abdulaziz   -   147m (482.28ft)  -  Helsingor Vaerft  -  1984

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia  -  Saudi Royal Familiy

Superyacht Prince Abdul Aziz was built for the King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. The yacht is now owned by the current King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah has an estimated net worth of $ 18 billion.  The yacht still is one of the largest yachts in the world. She has an opulent interior- which was refitted in 2005 -, including an indoor swimming pool.

Princess Mariana  -  76.91m (252.3ft)  -  Royal Denship A/S   -  2003

Carlos Peralta Quintero  - net worth USD 1.3 billion  -  Mexico

Lusacell sold to Vodafone  -

Princess Mariana is built for Carlos Peralto Quintero who owned the Mexican cell phone company Lusacell. Lucasell was sold to Vodafone. Quintero sold his yacht to Ronald Tutor, owner of the Tutor-Perini corporation, one of the largest building and civil contractors in California, USA, The yacht is now named Pegasus V. See more information at Pegasus above.

Quantum of Solace  -  52m (170.6ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  2001

John Staluppi  -  net worth > USD 100 million  - USA

Atlantic Auto Group  -

Quattroelle  -  86m (282ft)  -  Lurssen  -  2013

Michael Lee-Chin   - net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Portland Holdings  -

Michael Lee-Chin is the owner of the yacht Quattroelle. Find more here.

Queen K  -  72.6m (238.19ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  - 2004

Oleg Deripaska  -  net worth USD 17 billion  -  Russia

Aluminum  -

Oleg Deripaska is the CEO of Rusal, the  largest aluminium company in the world.  Rusal accounts for almost 9% of the world's primary aluminium output and 9% of the world’s alumina production. In 2012 Rusal realized sales of $ 11 billion. Deripaske is one of the richest Russians, with an estimated net worth of $17 billion.  In 1998, Deripaska established Volnoe Delo, Russia's largest private charity foundation. The fund aims at developing education and science, preserving spiritual and cultural heritage, and improving standards in public health. Deripaska owns 25 percent of the Austrian construction company Strabag SE, owned by Hans-Peter Haselsteiner.

Quinta Essentia  -  55m (180ft)  -  Heesen Yachts  -  2011

Valentin Zavadnikov -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  Russia

Liquor: Synergy Group  -

Valentin Zavadnikov is shareholder of the Russian Synergy Group. Synergy is one of the leading and fastest-growing producers of distilled spirits in Russia, focusing primarily on vodka production with a 14% share of the legal vodka market in Russia. The Company's portfolio consists of the following brands: the super-premium vodka Beluga, the premium vodka VEDA, the sub-premium vodkas Myagkov and Russky Lyod, the middle priced vodka Belenkaya, the low-middle priced vodka Gosudarev Zakaz and one middle priced brandy brand Zolotoy Rezerv. Synergy operates seven spirits production plants and one of the largest distribution platforms in Russia. The combination of strong brand portfolio, a strong production base and sales platform supports Synergy’s competitive advantages and organic growth year on year. In September 2001 Valentin Zavadnikov was elected to serve as Saratov regional Duma representative to the Council of Federation. Valentin Zavadnikov is a representative to the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and The Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Federation Committee on Economic Policy. Valentin Zavadnikov’s yacht Quinta Essentia was for sale in 2012, asking EUR 67 million.

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Lady Anastasia  -  47.55m (156ft)  -  Sensation Yachts   -  2001

Built as Aria for Bob Milhous  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Publishing: TC Advertising  -

Bob Milhous is the co-founder of the Treasure Chest Advertising Company. The Treasure Chest Advertising company was founded in 1967 by Bob and his brother Paul Milhouse. They bought a used printing press to publish advertising circulars. Within five years the company was operating six U.S. plants that were printing advertising circulars.  Sales grew rapidly to USD 100 million in 1980 and more than USD 500 million in 1993, running 15 plants. In that year Bob and Paul Milhouse sold their company to Big Flower Press Holdings for about USD 235 million.  The company, now called Vertis Communications, is currently the leading supplier in the United States of advertising inserts, newspaper supplements, and other advertising products. It realizes sales of more than USD 1 billion with 5,000 employees. Bob Milhous has sold his yacht Aria, she is now named Lady Anastasia. Early 2012 Bob and Paul Milhous sold their art collection for around USD 40 million.

Lady Ann Magee  -  49.9m (163.71ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A.   -   2001

Michael Smurfit  -  net worth USD 400 million  -  UK

Smurfit Kappa  -

Michael Smurfit is the owner ot the luxury yacht Lady Ann Magee.

Lady B  -  44.7m (146.6ft)  -  Vitters Shipyard  -  2010

Gerald Hines  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Real estate  -

Gerald Hines is the founder of Hines, an international real estate firm. Hines started in real estate in 1957 with warehouses and small office buildings. He started large scale development in 1967 when he build a downtown Houston headquarters for Shell Oil Company. Hines is now one of the largest real estate developers in the world, active in the US, the UK and 16 other countries. The Hines portfolio of projects underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties consists of more than 1,190 properties including skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, industrial parks, medical facilities, and master-planned resort and residential communities. Currently, the firm controls assets valued at approximately USD 23 billion.  Gerald Hines’ yacht Lady B was named after his wife Barbara Hines.

Lady Beatrice  -  60m (196.85ft)  -   Feadship  - 1993

David and Frederick Barclay  -  net worth USD 3.2 billion  -  UK

The Telegraph Group  -

Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, known as the Barclay Brothers, are the owners of the yacht Lady Beatrice.

Lady Britt  -  63m (206.69ft)  -  Feadship   -  2010

Sten Warborn  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  Sweden

Jewellery: Iduna Group of Sweden  -

Sten Warborn is owner the owner of the yacht Lady Britt.

Lady Christine  -  68m (223.1ft)  -  Feadship   -  2010

Lord Irvine Laidlaw  -  net worth USD 800 million  -  UK

IIR conferences, sold to Informa  -

Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw is a Scottish member of the House of Lords. Laidlaw bought a small US publishing company in 1973, producing newsletters. In the late 80’s Irvine Laidlaw entered the seminar and training business. Laidlaw’s company turned into the Institute for International Research, the world's largest conference organizer. Laidlaw sold the company in 2005 for approx. GPB 750 million to Informa.

Lady Gayle Marie  -  42.7m (140ft)  -   Burger Boat Company  -  2010

Tom Benson  -  net worth USD 1.2 billion  -  USA

Tom Benson Car dealership

Tom Benson is the owner of the yacht Lady Gayle Marie. Tom Benson is a successful car dealership entrepreneur. Benson owns several dealership around San Antonio and New Orleans. Dealerships include Tom Benson Chevrolet, Best Chevrolet, Benson Honda and Mercedes Benz of San Antonio. Benson invested the profits of his car dealership in local banks, forming Benson Financial Corporation. In 1996 Benson sold Benson Financial to Norwest Banks for USD 77 million. Norwest Bank later merged with Wells Fargo. Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Hornets and the New Orleans Saints. Tom Benson also owns real estate: he is the ownerof the Benson Tower. Forbes estimates Benson’s net worth at USD 1.2 billion.

Lady Gulya  -  58m (190.29ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  2006

Andrei Skoch  -  net worth USD 8 billion  -  Russia

Metallo Invest  -

Superyacht Lady Gulya is owned by Andrei Skoch. The yacht was named Gu, but renamed to Lady Gulya when Skoch’s new yacht Madame Gu was delivered.

Lady Joy  -  47.85m (157ft)  -  Christensen Shipyard  -  2007

Denise Rich  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA / Austria

Denise Rich is the owner of the yacht Lady Joy. Denis Rich was born as Denise Eisenberg, daughter of a wealthy shoe manufacturer. Her father Emile Eisenberg founded the Desco Shoe Corporation after he fled Europa at the start of WW2. Desco Shoe Corporation became one of the US largest shoe manufacturers with six factories in the US and 1,500 employees. Desco was sold in 1988, and Denise inherited a fortune when her father died in 2003. Denise married commodities trader Marc Rich in 1966. Marc Rich founded the commodities trading company Marc Rich & Co, wich later became Glencore Xstrata Plc. In 2010 Forbes estimated the net worth of Marc Rich at USD 1 billion. When she and Marc Rich divorced in 1996, Denise Rich received a reported USD 500 million divorce settlement, although some sources say the amount was nearing USD 900 million. Denis had a successful music career as a singer and songwriter, she was nominated for three Grammy Awards. Denise Rich has an estimated net worth of USD 1 bilion. The yacht Lady Joy is available for charter.

Lady Kathryn V  -  62.00m (203.41ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2011

Leo & Kathryn Vecellio  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Road and Bridge construction  -

Leo and Kathryn Vecellio are the owners of the Vecellio Group. The Vecellio Group is one of America's largest contractors and is active in road and bridge construction; site development; golf course construction and renovation; asphalt contracting and paving and mining and energy services. The Group is in its fourth generation as a family-owned and operated business and includes Vecellio & Grogan, Sharpe Bros., Ranger Construction Industries, White Rock Quarries, and Vecenergy, the Vecellio Group's energy division. The group has some 1,600 employees. Leo Vecellio is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President. Mr Vecellio is also chairman of the Board of Trustees of the the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA).  Lady Kathryn V is Vecellio’s fifth superyacht and was built by Lurssen. She is for charter at approx. USD 500.000 per week. Vecellio’s net worth is estimated at more than $ 200 million.

Lady Lau  -  65m (213.25ft)   -  Codecasa S.p.A.   -  2010

Joseph Lau  -  net worth USD 6.3 billion  -  Hong Kong

real estate: Chinese Estates Holding  -

Joseph Lau Luen Hung is a real estate investor. Lau owns a 61% stake in Chinese Estates Holdings. Chinese Estates Holdings, based in Hong Kong is a major property developer and brokerage company. Joseph Lau is one of the richest men in Hong Kong and was one of the first purchasers of a private Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet.

Lady Linda  -  56.7m (186ft)  -  Trinity Yachts  -  2012

Doug  von Allmen  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  USA

Von Allmen Capital, Group One  -

Doug von Allmen is a US venture capitalist. He started his company Von Allmen Capital Partners in 1997.  His most successful transaction was the purchase of State Beauty Supply, which he transformed in Beauty Alliance, and sold for USD 400 million to L’Oreal. He also sold the 350-store sunglass chain Sunsations to Sunglass Hut for USD 125 million. Von Allmen Capital Partners offer a Porsche Cayman for anyone who brings them a USD 10 million deal. Not all investments by Mr von Allmen are successful though, as he lost an approximate USD 100 million in the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme. In an interview he said that it was a large sum, but it wouldn’t change his lifestyle. In 2006 Doug von Allmen had two superyachts delivered: the 60 meter (197-foot) Lürssen Linda Lou and the 48 meter (157-foot) Trinity Lady Linda. Both yachts were sold in the aftermath of the ponzi scheme, but a new Lady Linda built by Trinity was delivered in 2012.

Lady Lola  -  2.6m (205.38ft)  -  Oceanco   -  2002

Duane Hagadone  -  net worth USD 800 million  -  USA

Publishing (Hagadone Corporation)  -

Duane Hagadone is the owner of the yacht Lady Lola, and chairman of the Hagadone Corporation.

Lady M  - 65m (213ft) - Palmer Johnson Yachts - 2013

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Lady M  -  44.2m (145.01ft)  - Intermarine Savannah -  2002

John D Moran  - net worth > $ 50 million - USA

Moran Industries -

John D Moran is the owner of the Intermarine Savannah yacht Lady M. Moran is the owner of Moran Industries, a logistics provided based in Watsontown, Pa. Moran Industries was founded in 1975 as a warehouse operation, but turned in to Pennsylvania’s largest logistics provider, operating in 48 states. Moran Logistics owns 18 warehouses and has 350 employees. Moran’s yacht Lady M is available for charter.

Lady M II  -  50.0m (164.04ft)  -   Hakvoort  -  1994

Lord Ashcroft of Chichester  -  net worth USD 1.2 billion  -  UK

Investments  -

Michael Anthony Ashcroft is the owner of the yacht Lady M II. Baron Ashcroft started his working at a cleaning and business service company. He started his own business, Michael A. Ashcroft Associates at the age of 26. He purchased a loss-making cleaning company for just £1 in 1974 and sold the company three years later for GBP 1.3 million. With the proceeds Michael Ashcroft purchased Hawley Goodall, a camping equipment manufacture. Ten years later, after several acquisitions in the cleaning and service industry his company had revenues of more than USD 1.3 billion. After taking over several companies in the security services business, the company changes his name into ADT. In 1997 Michael Ashcroft sold ADT to Tyco International for USD 6.7 billion.

Lady Marina    63.95m (209.8ft)  -  Feadship   -  1999

Sergio Mantegazza  -  net worth USD 2.3 billion  -  Switzerland

Globus (travel)  -

Sergio Mantegazza is the owner of Globus travel group. Globus was founded by his father Antonio in 1928 and started with a rowboat to transport goods.  Soon Mantegazza acquired motorcoaches and offered tours around Lake Lugano in Switserland and to the Cote d’Azur and to Italy. In the 60’s and 70’s the Globus expanded rapidly with international tours and activities for the US market. Currently the group employs 5.000 personnel and carries 500.000 passengers in a year. Sergio Mantegazza is also owner of the aviation group Monarch Holdings. Monarch operates a fleet of 30 aircraft with flights from UK airports. Before owning his current 64 meter Feadship superyacht  Lady Marina, Sergio Mantegazza owned a 50 meter Hakvoort yacht with the same name.

Lady Mona K  -  57.7m (189.3ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  1986

Dr Al-Khouly

Saudia Arabian lawyer Dr Al-Khouly is the owner of the yacht Lady Mona K. He purchased the yacht in 1991 from the heirs of UK publisher Robert Maxwell. Robert Maxwell was once a successful media entrepreneur, he owned the Maxwell Communications Corporation. His companies owned the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mail, the Daily Record, Prentice Hall and even a part of MTV Europe.  After purchasing the US publishing firm MacMillan for USD 2,6 billion, his companies ran into financial troubles. When his empire was collapsing, he drowned in 1991 after falling overboard from form his yacht Lady Ghislaine. Some speculated about suicide. Maxwell had named the yacht after his youngest daughter Ghislaine. After Maxwell’s death, his companies filed for bankruptcy. Not much is known about dr Al-Khouly, he is rumoured to have paid GBP 9 million for the yacht.

Lady Moura  -  104.85m (344ft)  -  Blohm & Voss  -  1990

Nasser Al Rashid  -  net worth USD 20 billion  -  Saudi Arabia

Rashid Engineering  -

Nasser Al-Rashid is a Saudi Arabian businessman and owner of Rashid Engineering. He is reputedly an influential advisor to the Saudi royal family. He is not included in the Forbes list of the world's richest people, as his personal wealth, like that of many Saudi insiders, cannot be assessed with any accuracy from publicly available information. He is an alumnus and donor of the University of Texas, which has the Dr. Nasser Al-Rashid Strength and Training Center named in his honour. He was married to socialite, Mouna Ayoub, and is currently married to a Belgian-Algerian woman, Safia El Malqui, born 1974, since the early 2000s. His personal fortune is rumored to be around the USD 20 billion area, which would make him one of the richest men in the world. Rashid Engineering is a full-service consulting engineering firm based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which oversees major government construction projects for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Lady Moura is considered to be one of the most expensive yachts in the world. Al-Rasheed is owner of two Gulfstream G550 private jets at a price of USD 50 million a piece.

Lady Petra  -  46.7m (153ft)  -  Heesen Yachts  -  2012

Frans Heesen  -  net worth USD 150 million  -  The Netherlands

Heesen yachts  -

Frans Heesen is the founder of Heesen Yachts. Frans Heesen started as entrepreneur in industrial plastics with companies as Halcoplast and Kunststoffen Industries Oss. With his plastic companies he had been building composite yachts for Jaguar Yachts. While he was looking for expansion for his companies, Frans Heesen came along a bankrupt boat builder and purchased their production site. This was the basis for Heesen Yachts. The first order was the yacht Amigo for Dutch real estate developer Jo Roelof Zeeman. In 30 years time Heesen Yachts became one of the most successful superyacht builders in the world. Notable yachts include the 50 knots yacht Octopussy, built for John Staluppi, Honey Money with a Versace interior, Alumercia, an explorer built for Dutch aluminum industrialist Marinus Boers, carrying a Toyota Landcruiser in the lazarette, and Lady Ingeborg built for Dutch packaging entrepreneur Jan Kelders. Lady Ingeborg was the start of a series of yachts in the 37 and 44 meters range for which Jan Kelders and Frans Heesen co-owned the intellectual property rights. In 2008 Frans Heesen sold Heesen Yachts for an estimated USD 150 million to the Russian owner of the 50 meter Galactica.

Lady S  -  68.5m (224.74ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   - 2006

Daniel M. Snyder  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Washington Redskins -

At the age of 20, Daniel Snyder earned his first 20 from his parents house: he leased jets to fly college students from around America to spring break in Florida. When he was 23, he founded a marketing company with his sister: Snyder Communications, he placed wallboards at airport lounges, hospitals and other areas. At the age of 32 his company was listed at the New York Stock Exchange. After several acquisitions Snyder Communications expanded rapidly and was sold to Havas in 2000 for USD 2 billion. Around that time Daniel Snyder purchased the Washington Redskins football team, which became the NFL team with the highest annual profit. Beside owning his yacht Lady S, Daniel Snyder owns a Bombardier private jet with his initials in the tail number (N904DS).

Lady Sheridan  -  57.9m (189.96ft)  -   Abeking & Rasmussen   -  2007

John Eeddy Williams  -  net worth USD 600 million  -  USA

Laywer - Tobacco settlement  -

John Eddie Williams is a famous US Lawyer, known for a US tobacco settlement which netted him USD 600 million.

Lammouche  -  44m (144ft)  -  San Lorenzo  -  2010

Ayman Asfari  -  net worth USD 1.9 billion  -  UK

Petrofac  -

Ayman Asfari is the owner of the 44 meter yacht Lammouche. Asfari is the founder of Petrofac.

La Masquerade  -  54.99m (180.4ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  2003

Sir Thomas Ogden  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  UK

The Ogden Group, real estate  -

Sir Thomas Ogden is the owner of the yacht La Masquerade. Ogden was an early investor in the London Docklands area. He saw potential in the industrial zone and redeveloped it into recreational area. His successful coal recovery, land remediation and regeneration business Ogden & Sons Limited was sold to ATH Resources in 2006. In 2010 his yacht La Masquerade was damaged by a tanker in Curacao. The net worth of Thomas Ogden is estimated at more than GBP 100 million.

Laurel  - 73.15m (239.9ft)  -  Delta Marine  -  2006

Tom Golisano  - net worth USD 1.9 billion  - USA

Paychex  -

Tom  Golisano is the owner of Laurel, which he acquired from the Berwind family in 2013. Golisano also owns the yacht Match Point - see more hereunder  - but she is now for sale.  Superyacht Laurel was built for Charles Graham Berwind, who died in 2010.  The Berwin family owns Berwind Corporation. Berwind Corporation was known as Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, as it was one of the US leading coal producers. In the 1960’s the company started to diversify and redeployed coal assets into other industries. The Berwin family is one of the richest families in the US, with assets over USD 3 billion. Their current investments include Elmers’s products (glue), National Pen Company and Wellpet, a pet’s food producer. The Berwin Corporation employs 4,500 people.

Lazy Z  -  51.4m (168.64ft)  -  Oceanco   -  1997

Mortimer Zuckerman  -  net worth USD 2.4 billion  - USA

Boston Properties  -

Mortimer Zuckerman is a self-made US real estate investor and media mogul. Zuckerman is the chairman of Boston Properties, a large US based real estate investment trusts. Zuckerman is also owner and publisher of the New York Daily News and of the U.S. News & World Report.  Zuckerman co-founded Boston Properties and took it public in 1997. In 2006 he donated USD 100 million to fund a new cancer research center, named the Zuckerman Research Center. His charitable trust lost USD 40 million from investments made by Bernie Madoff. in April 2009 Zuckerman issued a formal complaint with N.Y. State Supreme Court against money manager J. Ezra Merkin for investing with Madoff. Forbes estimates his net worth at USD 2.4 billion. Zuckerman’s luxury yacht Lazy Z is available for charter through Camper & Nicholsons.

Leander G  -  75m (246.06ft)  -  Peene-Werft GmbH -  1992

Sir  Donald Gosling  -  net worth USD 500 million  -  UK

National Car Parks  -

Sir Frederick Donald Gosling is the owner of the yacht Leander G. Gosling was the owner of National Car Parks. After serving in World War II he founded Central Car Parks, which he started at a central London bombsite. Together with his business partner Ronald Hobson he took over National Car Parks in 1959. The company expanded rapidly, buying sites and converting them into car parks. In 1998 the company was sold to US based Cendant, netting Gosling and Hobson GBP 300 million each. National Car Parks is now the largest car park operator in the UK, with over 200,000 spaces at more than 700 locations. Donald Gosling is active in charity, his THE GOSLING FOUNDATION LIMITED, donates GBP 3 million each year to charity. Gosling’s yacht Leander G is available for charter at a rate of USD 450.000 per week.

Le Grand Blue  -  112.8m (370.0ft)  -  Vulkan   -  2000

Evgeny Shvidler  -  net worth USD 1.4 billion  -  Russia

Sibneft (oil), Millhouse LLC  -

Evgeny Markovich Shvidler is the ower of the yacht Le Grand Blue. Shvidler started his career in NewYork, working for Deloitte & Touche. He returned to Russia, where he started the oil trading company Runicom, together with Roman Abramovich. In 1995 they took control of Sibneft. Sibneft was Russia’s fastest growing and most profitable oil company. Evgeny Shvidler was president of the company. In 2005 state company Gazprom aquired Sibneft for USD 13 billion. Currently Shivdler still invests with Abramovich as they together own the investment and asset management company Millhouse.

Le Pharaon  -  59.2m (194.23ft)  -  Feadship   -  1989

Ghaith Pharaon  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  Saudi Arabia

Saudi Research And Development Corporation

Ghaith Pharaon is a Saudi businessman. Ghaith Pharaon founded the Saudi Research And Development Corporation, Ltd.(REDEC). Pharaon was an important player in the global oil and banking industries and a big Saudi investor in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. Pharaon was a major investor in Arbusto Energy, the President George W. Bush's business venture.

Lethantia  -  44m (144.36ft)  -  Royal Huisman Shipyard   -  1994

Sigfried Steiner  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Germany

Steiner Film  -

Sigfried Steiner is the owner of the yacht Lethantia. Steiner is owner of Steiner Films. Steiner Films produces corporate films and commercials in HD and 3D. Steiner’s clients include BMW and Mercedes-Benz.  He was the first to introduce aerial filming for car commercials. His company owns a helicopter and two private jets. Steiner uses his yacht Lethantia for the production of documentaries.

Liberty  - 50m (163ft) -  ISA Yachts  -  2011

John Malone  -  net worth  $ 6.7 billion  -  USA

Liberty Media  -

There are rumors on the Internet that Liberty Global chairman John Malone is the owner of a yacht named Liberty. Superyachtfan does actually not believe that Malone owns this ISA Yachts named Liberty. In a CNBC interview in 2013 Malone said that he likes to use the yacht EOS, owned by Barry Diller. That could indicate that Malone does not own a yacht anymore. John Malone is chairman of Liberty Global, the largest international cable company,  and Liberty Media, investing in media and communications. Sinds 2011 Malone is the largest individual private  landowner in the USA. His net worth is estimated at $ 6.7 billion. Malone is an active philanthropist, donating $ 80 million in 2011 alone.

Limitless  -  96.2m (315.78ft)  -  Lürssen  -  1997

Leslie Wexner  -  net worth USD 4.3 billion  -  USA

Limited Brands  -

Leslie Wexner is a USA billionaire who owns the yacht Limitless

Linda Lou  -  60m (196.85ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   - 2006

Doug  von Allmen  -  net worth > USD 200 million

Von Allmen Capital, Group One  -

See the information about Doug von Allmen at his current superyacht Lady Linda, above. Doug van Allmen has sold Linda Lou, but had his new yacht Lady Linda delivered in 2012.

Lionheart  -  43.4m (142.39ft)  -  Claasen Jachtbouw BV   -  2010

Harrold Goddijn  - net worth USD 600 million  -  The Netherlands

Tom Tom  -

Harold Goddijn is the owner of the sailing yacht Lionheart. Harrold Goddijn is the co-founder of TomTom. In 1989 Goddijn founded the computer company Psion Netherlands. Later he was director of the UK company Psion Computers plc. In the same time Goddijn founded the company Palmtop together with some friends. Later Palmtop was renamed TomTom. Following the IPO of TomTom, Goddijn’s net worth became EUR 400 million or USD 500 million. TomTom is now the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products. TomTom has 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries.

Lionheart  -  63m (206.69ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  2006

Philip Green  -  net worth USD 4.2 billion  -  UK

Retail:  Arcadia Group  -

See more of Philip Greene’s yacht Lionheart here

Loaloat Al Behar  -  103.8m (340.7ft)  -  Pichiotti  -  1982

Qaboos bin Said Al Said  - Oman

Oman royal family

Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the Sultan of Oman. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970. Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said owns 8 palaces and three superyachts: Al Said, Fulk al Salamah and Loalat al Behar.

Lone Ranger  -  77.4m (253.94ft)  -  Schichau Unterweser AG   - 1973

Peter Lewis  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Progressive Insurance  -

Peter B. Lewis is shareholder and chairman of Progressive Insurance Companies. Progressive Insurance Companies was founded in 1937 by his father Joseph Lewis and Jack Green. Peter Lewis began working full time at Progressive in 1955. He became chief executive officer of The Progressive Corporation in 1965, and during his time as CEO, Progressive grew to become the fourth largest private passenger auto insurance group in the United States. The group now has 25.000 employees in more than 450 offices.  In 2011 Progressive Insurance had a turnover of USD 15 billion and a net profit of USD 1 billion. Peter Lewis purchased the yacht Lone Ranger in 1997 from Jack Setton. Lewis resides in Florida.

Loretta Anne  -  40m (131.23ft)  - Alloy Yachts   - 2009

Rogers family -  net worth USD 6 billion  -  Canada

Rogers Communications  -

The Rogers family is the founder of Rogers Communications Inc., one of Canada's largest communications companies active in wireless communications, cable television, home phone and internet. The company began with Edward S. Rogers Sr., who invented the world's first alternating current (AC) radio tube, which then enabled radios to be powered by ordinary household electric current. In 1939 he died suddenly at the age of 38 years old. While his business interests were sold, his son Ted Rogers later decided to carry on his father's business. He started Rogers Radio Broadcasting Limited, which acquired Canada's pioneer FM station, CHFI-FM. In the next decades Roger communications grew rapidly acquiring several companies. The turnover in 2011 was more than CAD 12 billion, and the company has 29,000 employees. Following the death of Ted Rogers in 2008, control of Rogers Communications passed to the Rogers Control Trust. Ted's son Edward Rogers III and daughter Melinda Rogers serve as chair and vice-chair of the trust. The yacht Loretta Anne, is named after Ted´s wife Loretta Anne Rogers.

Luna  -  115m (377.3ft)  -  Lloyd Werft   -  2010

Roman Abramovich  -  net worth USD 12.1 billion  -  Russia

Investments, Sibneft  -

Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich is owner of the private investment company Millhouse LLC. Millhouse Capital was created in 2001 to manage Abramovich’ assets. Millhouse controlled 72 percent of Sibneft. In 2005 this stake was sold to Gazprom for more than $13 billion. Abramovich is the owner of Chelsea Football Club, an English Premier League football team. He owns and has owned several superyachts, including Eclipse - the world’s largest private yacht-, Luna, Sussurro, Ecstasea, Le Grand Blue and Pelorus.

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