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The yacht Virginian is available for charter for app. US$ 260.000 per week
Yacht Virginian - Anthony Bamford
Lord Anthony Bamford is the owner of the yacht Virginian. Baron Bamford is chairman of the JCB Group, he is married to Lady Carole Bamford.
JCB stands for Joseph Cyril Bamford, the father of Anthony. He founded J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited in 1945. JCB manufactures construction equipment such as mechanical diggers and excavators. The company is the world’s third largest construction equipment manufacturer by volume and has more than 12,000 employees. The company realizes sales of more than US$ 2.5 billion per year.
Anthony Bamford is one of the richest man in Britain with a net worth of US$ 3.6 billion. Since becoming Chairman, he has taken JCB from a one-factory operation in Staffordshire with a turnover of GB£43 million to a global business with 22 plants around the world employing 12,000 people making over 300 different products.
Bamford is a collector of rare Ferraris. He is the only collector in the world with two rare Ferrari 250 GTO’s, including one built in 1963, which he acquired in 1969 at the age of 24. Also his son George Bamford is a classic car collector, his collection includes rare Porsches and Ferraris.
Bamford owns a 2014 Gulfstream G650 private jet, with registration M-JCBB. A Gulfstream G650 jet has a list price of US$ 60 million. Previously he owned a 2008 Gulfstream G550 with registration G-JCBB.
Lord Bamford House
The Bamford family owns many houses all around the world. Their main residence is Daylesford Estate, a 1,500-acre Cotswold estate in Oxfordshire. They also own Wootton Lodge, 17th-century country house in Staffordshire, England. Further they own a French castle: Château de Léoube an award winning wine estate, a Palladian villa called Heron Bay in Barbados and a town house in London.
His yacht Virginian was built by Feadship in 1991. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 18. Her interior is designed by David Easton. The yacht is available for charter through Burgess Yachts and has her own website. She was lasts refitted in 2012 at Pendennis. The yacht is formally owned by a company named Editallied LTD, who bought the yacht for GBP 21 million. According to that company’s annual accounts, the Bamford family pays around US$ 2 million a year for the charters. The annual costs of the yacht are around GBP 4 million per year (US$ 5 million).