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T6  - motor yacht -  48.5m (159.22ft)  -  Flyghtship Construction   -  2006

John Spencer  -  net worth: USD 550 million -  New Zealand

Caxton Paper (sold to CHH)  -

John Spencer is the owner of the yacht T6. John Spencer even owned the yard that build his yacht: Flyghtship, although Flyghtship seems to be out of business. The Spencer family is a well-known New Zealand family. John Spencer’s grandfather Albert Spencer founded the Caxton paper company in 1890. Caxton paper became New Zealand’s market leader in toilet paper, tissue paper, paper towels, and related products. Caxton Paper was sold to Carter Holt Harvey in 1987 for NZD 300 million. Carver Holt Harvey in its turn was acquired in 2006 by Graeme Hart, New Zealand richest person.  Graeme Hart is the owner of the luxury yacht Ulysses. The net worth of John Spencer is estimated around NZD 700 million, equal to more or less USD 550 million.

Taconite - motor yacht - 38.10m (125ft)  -  Boeing Aircraft  - 1930

Gordon Levett  -  net worth >USD 25 million  - Canada

Pacific Coach Lines  -

Gordon Levett is the owner of the classic motor yacht Taconite. Levett is the co-founder of Vancouver’s Pacific Coach Lines. Pacific Coach operates scheduled bus line between Vancouver, Vancouver Airport and Whistler. Gordon Levett sold Pacific Coach in 1990. His yacht Taconite was built in 1930 by the Boeing Aircraft company for its founder William Boeing. The Boeing family used the yacht for more than 40 years. Taconite is available for charter.

Taiba  - motor yacht -  49.95m (163.88ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  1997

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid al-Nuaimi  - net worth: $ 1 billion -   Ajman

Son of the Emir of Ajman  -

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi is the owner of the superyacht Taiba. Sheikh Rashid is the son of Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid al-Nuaimi, the Emir of Ajman. Ajman one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates federation. Sheikh Rashid is the head of Ajman Club a football club competing in the UAE Pro-League. Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi is also the owner of R Holding, a Ajman based conglomerate active in real estate development, hotels and investing. Hotels of the group includes the Ramada Ajman Hotel and the Ramada Downtown Dubai. The ruling family of Ajman has a net worth of $ 1 billion.

Talitha  - motor yacht -  82.6m (271ft)  -  Krupp Germania Werft   -  1930

Getty family  - net worth: > $ 10 billion  - USA

Oil  -

Superyacht Talitha is owned by the Getty family. Getty Oil was founded by J. Paul Getty in 1964, after the Getty family had already accumulated wealth from earlier oil investments. In the 1930’s the Getty family was active in Saudi Arabia oil exploration through their Pacific Western Oil Corporation. Later their oil holdings were organized under Getty Oil. In 1984 Texaco acquired Getty Oil for USD 10 billion. The Getty family remained owner of the real estate/ tank stations through Getty Realty. A spin off of Getty Realty was later sold to Lukoil. Getty’s  son Gordon Getty is listed at Forbes with a net worth of USD 2 billion.

Tamer II  - sailing yacht -  36.42m (119.49ft)  -  Jongert  -  1986

Maamoun Said Tamer  -  net worth > USD 100 million  - Saudi Arabia

Tamer Group  -

The Tamer family are the owner of the Jongert sailing yacht Tamer II.  The family owns the Tamer Group, a Saudi based healthcare, prestige products, and fast moving consumer goods company. Tamer Group is the leading supplier of pharmaceutical products to the Saudi market. The group distributes laboratory diagnostic machines and reagents, interventional cardiology, radiology, and orthopedics. Tamer supplies diverse food and nutrition products, ranging from baby food, sweeteners, confectionery, and nutritional products, Toiletries, Hair Care, Skin and Body Care. Tamer Group is a majority shareholder in the Saudi Arabian Japanese Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (SAJA). Saudi Arabian Japanese Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd is a 50-year-joint venture between Tamer Group Industries and two of the largest Japanese pharmaceutical firms, Astellas and Daiichi Sankyo.  

Tamsen  - sailing yacht - 52m (170.6ft)  -  Perini Navi  -  2007

Firestone Family and Friends  - net worth > 100 million  - USA

Somera Communications (sold)  - Global Power Supply  -  

Sailing yacht Tamsen was built for a group of owners, centered around the Firestone Family. The superyacht is named after the wife of Robert Firestone, a psychologist and author. His children and their friends founded several successful companies, including Century Computer Marketing, a distributor of computer equipment, which was sold for US$ 30 million, Somera Communications, a provider of new and used telecommunications infrastructure equipment and services, which was listed on Nasdaq (raising US$ 107 million) and is now owned by Jabil Circuit, and Global Power Supply, buying, selling and renting generators for example to the oil and gas industry.

Tango  - motor yacht -  77.7m (254.9ft)  -  Feadship  -  2011

Viktor Vekselberg -  net worth: USD 10.6 billion  - Russia

Renova -

Viktor Vekselberg is the owner of the yacht Tango.

Tatoosh  - motor yacht -  92.42m (303.2ft)  -  Nobiskrug  -  2000

Paul Allen  -  net worth: USD 15 billion  - USA

Microsoft  -

US billionaire Paul Allen is one of the founders of Microsoft. Paul Allen owns the yachts Tatoosh, Octopus and Meduse.

Tenaz  - sailing yacht -  39.0 m (127.9ft)  -  Pendennis Shipyard  -  1996

Mike Ryan  -  net worth US$ 50 million  -  Cayman Islands

Silverfin Development  -

Mike Ryan is the owner of the sailing yacht Tenaz. Mike Ryan is a real estate developer specialized in residential properties and resorts. He is famous for developing the The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Resort, rated as the number one resort in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, in 2012 the Ritz Carlton went into receivership and is now owned by Five Mile Capital Partners, who purchased the property for US$ 177 million at the largest real estate auction in the history of the Cayman Islands. Through his Silverfin Development Company Ryan develops properties in the Cayman Islands, Asia and London. His yacht Tenaz is currently for sale.

Texas  - motor yacht -  44.6m (146.33ft)  -  Proteksan Turquoise Yachts  -  1984

Solomon Lew  -  net worth: USD 1.1 billion  -  Australia

Retail and investments  -

Solomon Lew is the owner of superyacht Texas. 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.

Thalia  - sailing yacht -  48.42m (158.86ft)  -  Vitters Shipyard   -   1994

Mikhail Khimich  -  net worth: USD 100 million  -  New Zealand

Waivera Water  -

Mikhail Khimich is the owner if the sailing yacht Thalia. Khimich owns the New Zealand water bottling company Waiwera Water. Some 1.5 kilometres below New Zealands Waiwera Valley lies one of the South Pacific’s main geothermal aquifers. Carbon dating reveals this water to be approximately 15,000 years old. In 1875, Waiwera water was first bottled in its distinctive Georgia Green bottle and promoted as ‘the elixir of life’. WAI means ‘water’ in Māori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand. And WERA means ‘hot’. Together, they make up WAIWERA, pronounced ‘why-wear-ah’. The Waiwera company includes a thermal resort. Khimich made his fortune from property development and minerals and gases. Khimich is a philanthropist, who sent two shipping containers of Waiwera bottled water to Japan after the tsunami. Mikhail Kimich’s sailing yacht Thalia was built by Vitters.

The Big Blue  - motor yacht -  42m (137.8ft)  -  Troy Marine  -  2010

Tony Mayer  -  Captiva Resources  -  Arta Tequila  - net worth > US$ 100 million  -  USA

Arta Tequila  -

Tony Mayer is the owner of the yacht The Big Bue. Mayer is CEO of Captiva Resources, a Denver-based oil and gas exploration and production company and founder of Arta Tequila. Mayer is the son of Frederick Mayer, who founded the Exeter Drilling Company in 1953. In 1980, when Exeter was the US largest privately held drilling company, he sold the company to the People’s Energy Company of Chicago for USD 134.5 million. The then founded Captiva to manage his resources. Frederick Mayer was a philanthropist and a succesful stamp and postal collector. His collections are display online at the FRM Foundation. Tony Mayer acquired Arta Tequila in 2011. Arta Tequila was founded in 2008 and won several (Bronze and Silver) medals at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits competition. Superyacht The Big Blue was built (but never finished) as Imbros. She was refitted in 2012 and 2013 by Derecktor, in Florida.

The Highlander  - motor yacht -  35,0m (116ft)  -  De Vries Lentsch  - 1967

Victor Muller   -  net worth < USD 50 million  - The Netherlands

Spyker Cars  -

Victor Muller is the owner of the yacht The Highlander. Victor Muller is a Dutch millionaire who became wealthy with the shipping company Wijsmuller and the clothing brand McGregor. He is best known as founder of Spyker Cars and CEO of  Saab Automobile. Muller became owner of shipping and salvage company Wijsmuller after a management buy -out. Later he invested in the Emergo Fashion Group who acquired the rights for the bankrupt clothing brand McGregor.  Muller led McGregor to success and cashed when McGregor was listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.  In 2000 Victor Muller founded Spyker Cars. Later Spyker Cars acquired Saab Automobile, which was declared bankrupt in 2011. The Highlander was built as the first large yacht for the Forbes family.

Themis  - motor yacht -  47.55m (156ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC   -  1998

Ronald Motley  - net worth >USD 100 million  - USA

Motley Rice  -

Superyacht Themis was built for Ronald Motley. Motley was one of America’s most successful trial lawyers. He was a pioneer in the use of class-action lawsuits, for example against the tobacco industry. His biggest success was in 1998, when tobacco companies agreed to pay states more than $246 billion over the next 25 years, the largest civil settlement in U.S. History. It was reported that his firm earned US$ 2 billion from the settlement. Ronald Motley died in 2013.

The One  - motor yacht -  73m (239.5ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  1972

Francesco Bellavista Caltagirone  - net worth > US$ 100  million.

Aquamarcia  -

Francesco Bellavista Caltagirone is the owner of the yacht The One. Caltagirona is a Italian real estate developer. In the 1970’s and 80’s he developed real estate in Europe, the US and South America. In 1994 he acquired the Italian real estate company Aqua Pia Antica Marcia, which was founded in 1868 to exploit and manage an ancient aqua duct in Rome. Caltagirone was very successful and owned several houses in Italy and the South of France, a Falcon private jet and the 71 meter Lurssen yacht The One. In March 2013, however, Francesco Bellavista Caltagirone was charged with a US$ 200 million tax fraud and his real estate, yacht and private jet was seized by the tax authorities. Aqua Marcia was declared bankrupt in 2007.

The Snapper  - motor yacht -  36.89m (121.0ft)  -  Sunseeker  -  2007

DJ Chris Evans  -  net worth > USD 75 million  -  UK

Radio DJ for the BBC -

Motor yacht The Snapper was built for Formula 1 driver Eddy Jordan. In 2012 he sold the Snapper to BBC radio DJ Chris Evans, as he order a new Sunseeker 155 yacht named Blush in 2014. Chris Evans is a successful radio DJ at the BBC. He hosted several programs such as The Big Breakfast and the Radio 1 Breakfast show. In 2000 he was the highest paid UK entertainer. IN 1994 he founded his owns production company named Ginger Productions. In 1997 Ginger Production - together with some other investors - acquired Virgin Radio from Richard Bransom for USD 100 million. In 2000 Evans sold the Ginger Group for USD 300 million, netting himself some USD 75 million. Evans is a car collector, owning several classic Ferrari’s including a 1961 250 GT Spyder California SWB and a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. In 2014 Evans put his yacht The Snapper for sale.

This Is Us  -  sailing yacht  - 41.83m (137.2ft)  -  Holland Jachtbouw   -  2005

Dirk Cavens  -   net worth > USD 50 million  - Belgium

Antwerp real estate KVH

Dirk Cavens is the owner the Belgium real estate developer Kempens Vastgoed Holding (KVH). Dirk Cavens is married to Christine van Hool. Van Hool is a major bus and coaches manufacturer in Europe, offering a range of buses for public transport for international markets. Van Hool manufactures approximately 1,400 buses and coaches, and as many as 4,000 commercial vehicles annually.

Thunder B  - motor yacht -   49.84m (163.5ft)  -  Oceanfast  -  1998

Boris Berezovsky - deceased

Sibneft  -

Berezovsky was the owner of the yacht ThunderB. Berezovsky was a Russian oligarch who was in constant struggle with Russian politics. He was a London based exile, who critized Putin. He lost several legal battles, including a case claiming ownership of Sibneft, which he lost. Berezovsky was found dead in 2013.  Berezovsky’s yacht Thunder B was sold to a Croatian owner in 2013. The yacht is now named Lady K and is famous for her speed of more than 30 knots, powered by a 4,600 hp gas turbine. Berezovski was the original owner of the yacht Radiant. He ordered her at Lurssen for EUR 149 million, but ran into financial problems and sold her to Abdullah Al Futtaim for EUR 240 million.

Tian  - motor yacht  - 34m (111.55ft)  -  CRN Spa  -  2008

Anil Ambani  -   net worth USD 5.2 billion  -  India

Reliance Industries/ Ambani Group  -

Anil Ambani is the chairman of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Ambani family is the richest family in India. Ambani’s brother Mukesh Ambani is the chairman of Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries, was founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani. Together with Mukesh, Anil had led the Reliance Group to India's leading textiles, petroleum, petrochemicals, power, and telecom company. After their father’s death the brothers had a dispute about control of the families business. Their mother arranged a demerger in 2005, which gave Mukesh control of oil and gas, petrochemicals, refining and manufacturing while Anil took control over electricity, telecom and financial services. Anil Ambani’s yacht Tian is named after his wife Tina.

Tiara  - sailing yacht -  54.27m (178.05ft)  -  Alloy Yachts -  2004

Guy Laliberté - net worth USD 1.8 billion  -  Canada

Cirque du Soleil -

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Jonathan Leitersdorf  -   net worth> USD 100 million  - UK

L Capital Partners  -

Guy Laliberté is the owner of the sailing yacht Tiara. Guy Laliberte is the co-founder of the Cirque du Soleil. He started his career as a street performer and co-founded the Cirque du Soleil as a one year project. Nowadays the Circus has 4,000 employees and realizes annual sales of more than USD 800 million. Forbes estimates the net worth of Guy Laliberte at USD 1.8 billion. He bought his yacht Tiara from Jonathan Leitersdorf. Leitersdorf is the founder of a New York venture capital firm, L Capital Partners. The firm has made investments in small companies like Aquarius Technologies, a Wisconsin-based wastewater treatment firm. Jonathan Leitersdorf is married to Israeli medical cosmetics entrepreneur Ronit Raphael. Ronit Raphael opened her first beauty parlor in Tel Aviv in her 20s. This company turned into an international cosmetics empire said to be worth tens of millions of dollars. Today Raphael controls the Israeli Ronit Raphael company and the international L. Raphael skin care company.

Timoneer  - sailing yacht -  44.7m (146.8ft)  -  Vitters Shipyard  -  2001

Mrs Georgia P. Gosnell  -   net worth USD 800 million  - USA

Lawyers Cooperative Publishing  - The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company

Mrs. Georgia P. Gosnell is the owner of the yacht Timoneer. Georgia Gosnell is the widow of publisher Thomas Gosnell. Thomas Gosnell was the owner of The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, which had been co-founded in 1882 by his great-grandfather and which became one of the largest publishers of legal and professional materials in the U.S.  In 1989 the The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company was sold to The Thomson Corporation for USD 815 million. The Thompson corporation later merged with West Publishing Co and is now known as Thompson Reuters. After the sale of their business, the Gosnell family founded Stonehurst Capital Inc., as a private investment firm and family office. Stonehurst has made many successful investments including the Reilly Mortgage Group, Inc. – a commercial mortgage finance company-  which was sold to Wells Fargo in 2006 for USD 300 million and the VehiCare Corporation which was sold to Clarke Power Services in 2010.

Tiziana  - sailing yacht -  35.6m (116.83ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen  -  1963

Conrado Dornier  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  USA

Dornier Seaplane Company  -

Conrado Dornier is the owner of the sailing yacht Tiziana. Conrado Dornier is the heir in the famous Dornier family, active in aircraft manufacturing. The Dornier family is famous for the design, development and manufacture of aircraft and of flying boats. Dornier Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturer founded in 1914 by Claudius Dornier. Dornier produced many notable aircraft for both the civil and military markets Conrado Dornier currently owns the Dornier Seaplane Company. Dornier is famous for the design, development and manufacture of aircraft and of flying boats. The Dornier Seaplane Company holds the type certificate, the program rights and assets to the world’s first all composite amphibious aircraft named the “Seastar”. Seastar is the brainchild of Professor Claudius Dornier Jr., eldest son of aviation pioneer Claude Dornier and long term chairman to the group of Dornier companies. A composite flying boat overcomes the two major shortcomings of amphibious aircraft: namely corrosion and lack of sea worthiness. Sailing yacht Tiziana was built in 1963 by Abeking and Rasmussen, and underwent an extensive refit at Vitters Shipyard in 2006.

TM Blue One  -  46m (152ft)  -  Picchiotti  -  1988

Valentino Garavani  - net worth USD 500 million -  Italy

Valentino -

Fashion designer Valentino Garavani is the owner of the yacht TM Blue One. Valentino is the founder of Valentino SPA, part of the Valentino Fashion Group. In 1998, Garavani sold the company for approximately US$300 million to HdP, an Italian conglomerate controlled, by the late Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat. Valentino Garavani has an estimated net worth of USD 500 million. His yacht TM Blue One was built by the Italian yacht builder Picchiotti. Her design is by Gerhard Gilgenast. She can accommodate 10 guests.

To-Kalon  - motor yacht -  30.79m (101.02ft)  -  Burger Boat Company  - 2008

Dave and Cheryl Copham  -   net worth > USD 160 million  -  USA

Liberty Enterprises  -

Dave and Cheryl Copham are the owners of the yacht To-Kalon. Dave Copham founded Liberty Enterprises in 1985. Liberty Enterprises is a leading provider of payment systems, marketing services and technology solutions for credit unions. Liberty provides financial institutions with card services, checks, financial supplies, database marketing and creative services. Copham sold Liberty to the Atlanta-based John H. Harland Company for US$ 160 million.

Told U so  - motor yacht -  43,6m (143.04ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  2011

Kirk Lazarus  - net worth > USD 50 million  -  USA

Hospitality  -

Kirk Lazarus is the owner of the luxury yacht Told U So. Kirk Lazarus is a South African businessman, who earned his wealth in the oil business. Lazarus is the founder of Molori, an exclusive hospitality brand. Molori Private Retreats is comprised of Molori Safari Lodge in South Africa, Molori Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Molori Clifton in Capetown, South Africa; Molori Beach House in Santa Monica, California; and the luxury yacht Told U So. Lazarus also owns Molori Air, a private jet charter company. Molori means 'to dream' .

Topaz  - motor yacht -  147m (483ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  2012

HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Zayed Al Nahyan  - UAE

Depute Prime minister UAE

HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the owner of the luxury yacht Topaz. The sheikh is the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and half brother of the current President of UAE, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is successful investor with stakes in Virgin Galactic, Daimler and Sky News Arabia. He is owner of the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG), which purchased the Manchester City Football Club. Mansour bin Zayed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is chairman of the Emirates Horse Racing Authority and as a horse rider.

Top Five  - motor yacht -  47.85m (156.99ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards  -  2005

Terrence Pegula  -  net worth USD 3.1 billion  -  USA

East Resources  -

Terence Pegula is the owner of the superyacht Top Five. Pegula is the founder of East Resources,  active in gas exploration in the Marcellus Shale. East Resources is one of the largest oil and natural gas companies in the Appalachian Basin. With about 1.05 million acres of land, the company's energy production is the equivalent of about 10,000 barrels of oil per day, mostly from natural gas. In 2010 East Resources was sold to Royal Dutch Shell for $ 4.7 billion. Pegula is now owner of the Buffalo Sabres. Top Five was built as Nice ‘n Easy for  John Rosatti. John Rosatti is the founder of the Plaza Auto Mall in Brooklyn New York. Plaza Auto Mall was awarded as a Top 100 dealership by Wards Automotive. Plaza Auto Mall carried more than 15 different car brands. After his wife Bonni lost her life he sold a large part of the Plaza Auto Mall and moved to Florida with his children. Together with his close friend John Staluppi he founded Millenium Superyachts. Rosatti also set his focus on creating a restaurant franchise concept that has now become the fastest-growing all-natural burger franchise in the country: BurgerFi. John Rosatti’s s most recent purchase is a Gulfstream 4, a plane he named N1JR.

Totally Nuts  - motor yacht -  36.8m (120.73ft)  -  Heesen Yachts  -  2005

Dikran Izmirlian  -  net worth > USD 1 billion  - Armenia

Alimenta SA  -

Dikran Izmirlian is the owner of the yacht Totally Nuts. Izmirlian is a Swiss based businessman with Armenian background who made his fortune by creating a near-monopoly on the world's peanut market. He is chairman and chief executive of Alimenta, a company that has built up a large interest in the Gambian peanut market. Alimenta has established effective control of the processing and export of peanuts in Gambia. In 1999, Gambia's government accused Alimenta of money laundering and seized processing plants belonging to the company. Alimenta successfully sued Gambia in international courts and, in 2001 the Gambian government agreed to pay USD 11.4 million in compensation, money that was partly met using grants from the EU. In 2011 Alimenta sold its 50% shares in the Golden Peanut Company to Archer Daniels Midland for USD 218 million. Izmirlian owns London Bridge Holdings, a Bahamas based company which owns London City Hall and leases it to the Mayors office of London. Izmirlian also owns the rest of the 13 acre site City Hall sits upon, which is the second largest commercial development in London and lies on the city's south bank, between the Tower Bridge and the London Bridge. In 1994, Dikran established the Izmirlian Foundation in Yerevan, to support education and business. His son, Mr. Sarkis Izmirlian resides in Lyford Cay Nassau, The Bahamas. As Chairman and CEO of Baha Mar Ltd. Sarkis Izmirlian is the driving force behind the Caribbean’s largest single-phase hospitality investment in history. The USD 3.5 billion resort, financed by the Export-Import Bank of China, is currently the largest project under development in the Western Hemisphere. Baha Mar acquired over 400 hectares of land within one kilometer of beachfront and will completely redevelop the Cable Beach area and re-routing Nassau’s main road around the perimeter of the property. Izmirlian´s yacht Totally Nuts is named after his business.

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