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Ronald de Waal owns both the J-class Velsheda and the motor yacht Bystander, which acts a support vessel.
Yacht Bystander - Ronald de Waal - WE Stores
Ronald de Waal is the owner of the J-Class sailing yacht Velshesa
Ronald de Waal is the owner of fashion retailer WE Fashion, which was founded in 1917 by his grandfather Edwin de Waal. The company started as a fashion wholesaler but changed its focus to retail in the 1960’s. The company now has 3.000 employees and 250 stores in the Netherlands, Germany, France and some other European countries. All collections are designed and manufactured ‘in house’.
The J-Class Velsheda was designed by Charles Nicholson and was built by Camper & Nicholson in 1933 for William Stephenson. Stephenson was owner of the Woolworth retail chain. Velsheda was purchased by Ro nald de Waal in 1996 as a bare hull and following a comprehensive rebuild led by Dykstra Naval Architects she was re-launched in November 1997.
Motor Yacht Bystander is the support vessel for de Waal’s J-class yacht. Bystander was built in 2006 at JFA Chantier Naval. Bystander has a length of 42 meters (138 ft) and can accommodate 10 guests in 5 staterooms. The yacht has a crew of 9. Bystander has a range of 5,000 nm.
Ronald de Waal has a net worth estimated at US$ 600 million.