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Superyacht Falcon Lair - ex White Cloud - ex New Horizon L

Falcon Lair (formerly White Cloud and New Horizon L) is a 67.30m (220.80ft) superyacht, custom built in 1983 by Feadship (Royal Van Lent) in Kaag, the Netherlands. She was built for Dutch millionaire Bram van Leeuwen, also known as Prince de Lignac. For long she was known as one of the most expensive yachts ever built. With most of the interior fittings in gold and bathtubs made of Lapiz Lazuli.  The yacht was Bram van Leeuwen’s full time residence. After his death White Cloud was purchased by Craig McCaw, who sent her for a refit in 2004 to Peters Schiffbau in Germany. She was lengthened and had a new deckhouse added. White Cloud was sold in 2014 to Michael Rogerson and is now named Falcon Lair.

Craig McCaw

Craig McCaw was the owner of the yacht White Cloud. Graig McCaw is an entrepreneur who achieved success as a pioneer in the cellular phone industry. McCaw is the co-founder of McCaw Cellular (now part of AT&T Mobility) and Clearwire Corporation. In 1994, the McCaw brothers sold McCaw Cellular to AT&T for USD 11.5 billion.  Following the sale of McCaw Cellular, McCaw took interest in Nextel, a wireless carrier. In 1995 McCaw gained control of Nextel after investing USD 1.1 billion together with his brothers. Within four years Nextel grew significantly. In 1999 McCaw formed Nextel Partners, Inc. which was later acquired by Sprint Nextel, Inc. for USD 6.5 billion in 2006. McCaw was previously married to Wendy McCaw, a California newspaper publisher. They divorced in 1997 with Wendy receiving a reported USD 460 million divorce settlement. This was one of the most expensive divorces of all time. McCaw is married to Susan Rasinski McCaw, a former United States Ambassador to Austria. They have three children together. McCaw’s wealth is estimated at USD 1.6 billion. McCaw’s investment holding is named Eagle River Holdings L.L.C., and is based in Kirkland, Washington. Graig McCaw has owned a Boeing 737 business jet. In 2012 Graig McCaw paid USD 35 million for a 1962 Ferrari GTO. And in the same year he put his private island  - James Island - off the coast of Vancouver, BC, for sale.

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Superyacht Falcon Lair owned by Michael Rogerson

The yacht pictured in Antibes, France

McCaw’s private helicopter on the deck of the yacht

A party day in the bay of Cannes

The yacht was built as New Horizon L, for Prince de Lignac

SuperYacht Falcon Lair - Michael Rogerson

As Falcon Lair near Antibes, July 2014

Michael Rogerson

Michael Rogerson is the owner of the yacht White Cloud. Michael Rogerson is the Chairman of the Rogerson Aircraft Corporation, a group of companies, active in the development of products and solutions for the aviation industry. The Aircraft Equipment Group supplies qualified pneumatic and fuel valves to military and commercial aircraft manufacturers. Rogerson is the developer of the first successful aircraft vacuum toilet, we is the most experienced supplier of such units in the world. Rogerson Kratos is the world leader in helicopter cockpit displays. Clients include Bell Helicopters. In The Air Net is a is a global supplier of In-Flight Entertainment systems, while In The Air Net VIP, delivers the same products for private jets and business aircrafts. Michael Rogerson previously owned the yacht Ark Royal. Rogerson owns a Gulfstream private jet with registration N605RA.

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