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Dick and Betsy DeVos - Yacht

Yacht Name: SeaQuest

Yacht Length:50 m (163 ft)

Guests: 12 in 6 cabins

Crew: 12 in 6 cabins

Yacht Value: US$ 40 million

Owners Name: Dick and Betsy Devos

DeVos Net Worth: US$ 5.2 billion

Owners Company: Windquest Group

Owners Country: USA


The DeVos family owns and has owned many yachts; 5 Westports, 5 Feadships, some smaller motor yachts and several sailing yachts.

Yacht SeaQuest

The yacht SeaQuest is a 50 meter displacement yacht built by Westport. The yacht was delivered in 2008 to her owners the DeVos family. The family also owns the Westport 164 Legacy.


Westport 164

Seaquest is the 4th hull of the successful Westport 164 series. She is powered by two MTU engines which give her a 24 knots top speed. She has a range of 5,000 nm at 10 knots. Westport is now building the 14th hull in the series, which include yachts as Boardwalk, Aquavita and Harmony.


A Crew of 12

The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and 12 crew. Her design is by Donald Starkey. The yacht can mostly be found in Florida or the Caribbean.


Charter SeaQuest

The yacht SeaQuest is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.

Dick and Betsy Devos

Dick and Betsy DeVos are the owners of the yacht SeaQuest. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the billionaire founder of Amway. The family is based in Michigan.


Amway

Richard DeVos cofounded Amway in 1959 with his friend Jay Van Andel. Is a multi-level marketing company that produces and sells  high-quality consumer products in the nutrition, beauty and home categories. The company started by selling Nutrilite food supplements. The company grew very fast and is now one of the 30 largest companies in the US. Nowadays Amway realizes US$ 9.5 billion in sales, with more than 20,000 employees.

 

The Windquest Group

Dick DeVos is the owner of The Windquest Group, an investment management firm. The firm’s investments focus on technology and clean-tech. Investments include Electra-Therm, Boxed Water and AOBiome.  DeVos is also founder of the West Michigan Avation Academy.


DeVos Family Yachts

The DeVos family owns and has owned many yachts. First of all there are four Westports: a Westport 112 (2003), a Westport 130 from 2005 (now named Godspeed), the current Seaquest, a Westport 164 from 2008 and a smaller 85ft Pacific Mariner (a Westport brand) named Sun Quest. The Devos family is actually a shareholder in the Westport yacht building company. The family is also active in sailing, they own the Reichel/Puch designed 86 ft yacht Windquest, and until a few years ago they owned the 53 meter (174 ft) Perini Navi sailing yacht Independence (now named Jasali II).


Feadship Enterprise

Through their company Amway, the DeVos family owned (together with the Van Andel family) several Feadship yachts named Enterprise. We can’t find any information about the first yacht Enterprise, but there is info available about next four.  Enterprise II is a 116ft motor yacht built in 1970 (she is now named Utopia II), the 131 ft Enterprise III was built in 1980 and is now named Seagull of Cayman,  the 149 ft Enterprise IV was built in 1985 and is now named Explora. The latest is the 180 ft (55 meter) Feadship Enterprise V (now named Chantal ma Vie).


Westport Legacy

UPDATE: We found two more yachts: The Westport 164 yacht Legacy, built in 2011 and registered to DV Marine Corporation, and the Hatteras 80 yacht Kitsune. Kitsune is Japanese for Fox. (And DeVos means The Fox in Dutch). Kitsune is based behind Dick and Betsy’s mansion on Lake Macatawa. (See the right photo of their home hereunder)





Philanthropy

The DeVos family are active philanthropists, donating more than US$ 1.2 billion to good causes. In recent years donations amounted near US$ 100 million annually. Donations are done through several family foundations: Dick’s father founded the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation. And each of their four children have one: the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, the (Cheri DeVos) CDV5 Foundation, and the Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation.


Net Worth

The DeVos family’s net worth is estimated at US$ 5.3 billion (January 2017).


DeVos House

Dick and Betsy own one of the biggest houses in Michigan, on Lake Macatawa. The house has 22,000 square feet of space, a 6,200-square-foot guest house, an infinity pool with a 700-square-foot pool house and three garages. The property at 1025 South Shore Drive, Holland MI, was previously owned by Richard DeVos, and was purchased by Dick and Betsy. They tore down the old home an built a new US$ 10 million mansion at the site.


Private Jet

The family owns several private jets, including a Boeing BBJ 737 with registration N737DV, another BBJ 737 with registration N260DV, a Gulfstream G550 with registration N250DV and another G550 with registration N253DV and a Bombardier Challenger 300 (N254DV).


Secretary of Education

In February 2017 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the 11th United States Secretary of Education

yacht SeaQuest

The yacht SeaQuest owned by Dick and Betsy DeVos

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DeVos’ yacht SeaQuest

SeaQuest

SeaQuest at night (photo by Dan Gray)

yacht Windquest

Dick DeVos’sailing yacht Windquest

Perini Navi Independence

The Perini Navi Sailing yacht Independence

SeaQuest yacht
Dick DeVos house

DeVos house on Lake Macatawa (near Lake Michigan)

Betsy DeVos home

Its the biggest house in the area (source MLIVE.COM)

Dick and Betsy DeVos resources


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_DeVos


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeVos


http://www.forbes.com/profile/richard-devos/


https://www.amwayglobal.com/


http://windquest.com/about/


http://dickdevos.com/


https://www.amway.com/


http://dbdvfoundation.org/


https://twitter.com/betsydevos

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DeVos private jetN260DV

The Gulfstream G550 N253DV

The Boeing 737 BBJ N260DV

Hatteras 80 Kitsuneyacht SunQuest

The Hatteras 80 Kitsune, owned by Dick and Betsy DeVos (Source)

The yacht SunQuest, a Pacific Mariner 85 (Source)

SunQuest yachtWestport Legacy

Another photo of the yacht SunQuest. (Source)

The Westport 164 Legacy

Betsy Devos house

(source MLIVE.COM)