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Zuckerman is a Canadian born billionaire, founder of Boston Properties and owner and editor in chief of US News & World Report. More here (tags: #yachtownernews, #mortimerzuckerman, #superyachtnews, #yachtlazyz, #yachtnews)
Golisano is the founder of Paychex, active in pay rolling services. He is married to former tennis pro Monica Seles. More here (tags: #yachtownernews, #tomgolisano, #superyachtnews, #yachtlaurel, #yachtnews, )
Alisher Usmanov’s former yacht Ona has been sold and is now named Raya. When Usmanov’s new yacht Dilbar was delivered, he named his old yacht Ona and listed her for sale. Apparently she is sold now, as her name is changed into Raya More here (tags: #yachtnews, #onasold, #superyachtnews )
Walter Scott Jr is a Omaha based billionaire. He is shareholder at Berkshire Hathaway Energy. His yacht Ice Bear was built at Feadship as Gallant Lady. More here (Tags: #yachticebear #walterscott #yachtnews )
Lisin is Chairman and owner of NLMK, one of Russia’s largest steel company. He has a net worth of US$ 20 billion. His yacht Socrat was built at Timmerman Yachts. More here
If we understand correctly she was working as a crew member. McNamara died while being rushed to the hospital. Mayan Queen is owned by Mexican billionaire Alberto Bailleres. More here
Gladiator is a Feadship F45 semi-
Denis ‘O Brien is an Irish billionaire and founder of Digicel and Communicorp. His net worth is US$ 4 billion. More here
Goh Cheng Liang is a Hong Kong based billionaire and shareholder of Nippon Paint. He has an 84 meter trimaran yacht under construction. More here
Genovese is a private equity and real estate investor and active as philanthropist. He owns 3 yachts: the Feadship BG Charade, the Lazarra BG JR and the Sunseeker Predator BG3. More here
Carl Allen owns a fleet of yachts: the Westport Gigi, the support vessel Axis and the sport fisher Frigate. He sold his Heritage Bag company in 2016. More here
The Hwang family are owners of Primeline Energy and the Parkview Group. Saluzi is famous known for the impressive artwork on her hull created by artist Li Jiwei More here
We were told that Equanimity left Bali (after many months being moored outside the main harbour) and was on route to Batam. Other media reported that Indonesia agreed to hand over the yacht to Malaysia. More here
This name change could indicate that US car dealer and billionaire Rick Hendrick is her new owner More here
EOS was the largest privately owned sailing yacht in the world. Diller is chairman of IAC Interactive. He is married to fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg. More here
The yacht is Seaquest, a Westport 164 . More here
Lord Ashcroft is a billionaire investor and philanthropist. More here
Zavadnikov is a Russian millionaire residing in Monaco. He was shareholder at the Beluga Group (famous for Beluga Vodka) but sold his shares. More here
Milner is a Russian billionaire, residing in the USA. He is an early investor in Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Spotify. His net worth is US$ 3.7 billion. More here
Manasir is a Russian billionaire, born in Jordan. He is the founder of Stroygazconsulting. His net worth is US$ 1.1 billion. More here
Solomon Lew is a Melbourne based fashion entrepreneur, owner of the jeans brand Just Jeans. His net worth is US$ 1.4 billion. More here
Bisciotti is the founder of the Allegis Group, the largest privately held staffing company in the world. His net worth is US$ 4.4 billion. More here
Smidt is the founder of Harbor Freight Tools, a tool retailer with more than 900 shops More here
Forever One is owned by Bruce Grossman, a billionaire from Mexico. His father founded coca cola bottler Arca Continental. More here
David and his brother Simon are known as the Reuben Brothers. They are active in real estate, shipping and mining and have a net worth of US$ 15 billion. More here
Dicke is CEO of forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment, founded by his father. The 50 meter Reef Chief was built as Anjilis. More here
The Mas family is one of Miami’s most prominent and wealthy Cuban American families. The family owns the US$ 6 construction company MasTec. More here
Hilfiger is the founder of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. His net worth is estimated at US$ 400 million. Hifiger purchased his yacht Flag from his business partner Lawrence Stroll (who replaced it with his 97 meter yacht Faith). More here
Dalio is the founder of BridgeWater Associates and has a net worth of US$ 17 Billion. His current yacht Alucia was used for documentaries on BBC and Discovery Channel More here
Hendrick is the founder of Hendrick Automotive and Hendrick Motorsports. His net worth is US$ 1 Billion. More here
Stambouli is a Monaco resident and active in the energy business. He recently announced a Black Legend Clothing line. More here
Alekperov is the founder and president of Lukoil, Russia’s large independent oil company. His net worth is US$ 18 billion. Alekperov also owns Heesen Yachts. More here
Dorfmann is the founder of Travelex. His net worth is US$ 1 billion. He sold his previous 60 meter yacht in 2016. His new Elandess will be delivered in 2018. More here
Argyros is the founder of Arnel & Affiliates, a real estate developer active in Southern California. His net worth is US$ 2.5 billion. More here
Hult is the founder of EF Education, a language education provider. His net worth is US$ 5 billion. More here
Niklaus is considered to be the greatest golf player of all time. His net worth is US$ 300 million. More here
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His Jim Pattison Group is Canada’s 2nd largest company. His net worth is more than US$ 7 billion. More here
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum owns many yachts including Quattroelle and Dubawi. More here
Snyder sold his Snyder Communications for US$ 2 billion. He is the owner of the Washington Redskins football team. More here
Rashnikov is Chairman and majority shareholder at Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), one of the world’s largest steel producers. His net worth is US$ 9.6 billion. Ocean Victory is one of the largest yachts in the world. More here
David Macneil is the founder of WeatherTech, producing car mats and cargo liners.. His net worth is US$ 400 million. W is a Westport 130 built in 2014. More here
Carlos Slim is the richest man in Mexico. His net worth is US$ 69 billion. Ostar was built as Solemates for Paul Fireman. More here
Rossinavi launched the yacht Utopia IV earlier this week. The yacht is built for Market America founder JR Ridinger. More here
We found several sources stating that Jerry Seinfeld is the owner of the expedition yacht Moka. His yacht was built in 2015 and is listed for sale. More here
In February 2018 Roy E Carroll purchased the yacht Skyfall from John Staluppi. Carroll is the founder of the Carroll Companies, active in real estate development and construction More here
In February 2018 Equanimity was seized by the Indonesian government, as part of a multi-
Volpi is the founder of Orlean Invest, active in the oil and gas industry in Nigera. He also owns the Italian football club Spezia Calcio. His net worth is US$ 2 billion. Boadicea was built for Australian media tycoon Reg Grundy. More here
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Sir James Dyson is the inventor if the bagless vacuum cleaner. His net worth is US$ 5.8 billion. Nahlin was built in 1930 for Lady Yule, at that time the richest woman in the UK. More here
Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa al Thani, Emir of Qatar and the youngest sovereign in the world, is the owner of the yacht Al Lusail. Al Lusail is 123 meter (exactly one meter shorter than Katara, the yacht owned by the father of the Emir.) More here
US billionaire Stanley Hubbard is the chairman and owner of Hubbard Broadcasting, founded by his father. His yacht Mimi was built at Burger Boat Company in 1977. More here
Italian billionaire Remo Ruffini is the chairman and controlling shareholder of fashion brand Moncler. His yacht Atlante was built at CRN in 2015. More here
Billionaire Eugene Shvidler is the owner of the yacht Le Grand Bleu. He visits St Barth every year for New Years Eve with his business partner and friend Roman Abramovich. More here
Buckingham sold his oil exploration company Heritage Oil to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Qatar). His Royal Huisman built yacht is known as The Beast More here
Sheikh Sultan is the oldest son of Sheikh Khalifa al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Moonlight II was built as Alysia for Andreas Liveras. More here
Kesaev is the owner of Megapolis, Russia’s market leader in cigarettes. In 2013 he sold 40% of the shares for US$ 1.7 billion. The yacht Sky was delivered in 2010 by Heesen Yachts. More here
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We found out that Amancio Ortega owns the yacht Drizzle. Ortega is the founder of Inditex, the world’s largest retail chain, known for its Zara brand. His net worth is US$ 76 billion. More here
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Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a member of the Saudi royal family, was reportedly detained on November 4th. The billionaire businessman was among at least 17 Saudi princes and top officials detained on Saturday More here
Khloponin is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia. He was Chariman at Norilsk Nickel in the 1990’s. His yacht Eminence was built by Abeking & Rasmussen. More here.
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Alexander Svetakov is the founder of the Absolut Investment Group. He sold his Absolut Bank for US$ 1 billion. Cloudbreak was built at Abeking and Rasmussen. More here.
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We were informed that UK billionaire and property developer Yianis ‘John’ Christodoulou purchased the yacht Enigma earlier this summer fur EUR 48.5 million and named her Zeus. More here.
It was announced that Tilman Fertitta bought the Houston Rockets Basketball team for US$ 2.2 billion from Leslie Alexander. Fertitta is owner of the yacht Boardwalk, named after his Kemah Boardwalk in Houston More here.
The 76 meter RV Petrel discovered the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, 5,500 meters below the surface in the North Pacific Ocean. She was sank by an Japanese torpedo in the final days of WWII. She had just delivered components of the Atomic Bomb used in Hiroshima More here.
Dutch website Quote revealed that Dutch real estate developer Frank Zweegers was arrested, while having holiday on his 55 meter yacht Unicorn in Capri, Italy More here.
Stephen Colbert and his Late Show visited Mikhail Prokhorov and talked about his ‘Oligarch Lifestyle’. They talked about his superyacht and show one of his houses. Prokhorov is the owner of the yacht Palladium. More here.
We were informed that Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who sold their Ultimate Fighting Championship operation for US$ 4 billion in 2016, are both building a Feadship yacht. And we received proof… More here.
The 110 meter project will be the largest superyacht built by Feadship. Her interior will be designed by Michael Leach Design, who is also responsible for Rybolovlev’s current yacht Anna. More here.
Vladimir Potanin now owns three yachts, all built by Oceanco and designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. His latest yacht is named after his youngest daughter Barbara. His other yachts are Anastasia and Nirvana More here.
It seems that Malaysian billionaire Jho Low transferred US$ 1 billion of government funds to a private bank account. Among other things, he purchase the yacht Equanimity for US$ 250 million and a US$ 35 million Bombardier Global 5000 private jet. More here.
We were informed that Sameer Gehlaut is the owner of the yacht Joy. Gehlaut is the founder of the Indiabulls Group, active in finance and real estate. Gehlaut is one of the richest Indians with a net worth of US$ 2.6 billion. More here.
Feadship has launched a 73 meter yacht named Hasna. She is built for Australian money lending tycoon John Symond. He founded Aussie Home Lending, which lends money to home owners and business owners. He sold the majority of his shares to a large Australian bank. His net worth is US$ 600 mililon. More here.
Alisher Usmanov’s yacht Ona (replaced by the new Dilbar, currently the world’s largest yacht) has been put for sale asking EUR 250 million (US$ 280 million). The 110 meter yacht features a private hospital, a cinema, a large pool, a conference room and accommodations for 16 guests, 41 crew and 8 staff. More here.
The Amels 180 Driftwood, has been delivered to her owner. We think she is owned by Go Pro founder Nicholas Woodman. Not only related the yacht’s name to Woodman, we were actually told he ordered a new Amels 180 to be delivered in 2017. More here.
The CRN Yacht Cloud 9 is delivered. She is built for Brett Blundy, a retail entrepreneur form Australia. Blundy is the founder of BB Retail Capital, which owns chains of jewellery and fashion stores. His net worth is estimated at US$ 645 million. More here.
The new Aviva has been delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen. She is owned by billionaire Joe Lewis. Lewis owns the #Tavistock Group, which invests in more than 200 companies including the football club Tottenham Hotspur, the Mitchells & Butlers plc group (owner of 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants) and Pampa Energia (Argentina’s largest electricity company). His net worth is US$ 5.7 billion. Lewis also owns a US$ 30 million Embraer Legacy 600 private jet, with registration G-
The yacht Alamshar is currently in Germany at Lürssen for a refit. She was built for His Highness the Aga Khan. She was designed to deliver a top speed of 65 knots, but was not able to reach that speed due to design issues. The Aga Khan is the Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His net worth is estimated at US$ 800 million. He owns a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet, with registration LX-
Howard Leight is the owner of the yacht Leight Star. Leight founded Howard Leight Industries, active in in-
3. The World’s Largest Sailing Yacht: Sailing Yacht A, built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko
6. The Luxury Yacht with the Most Crew Members: probably also Al Salamah: 94 crew and 40 personal staff, in a total of 60 crew cabins
8. The World’s Most Famous SuperYacht: probably Octopus, owned by Microsoft co-
9. The World’s Ugliest SuperYacht: probably Yas, a converted navy frigate (re)built for Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi
10. The World’s Richest Yacht Owner: Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle with a net worth of US$ 54 billion
11. The Man with the Most Yachts (in private use): Paul Allen, with Octopus, Tatoosh and Meduse (he sold Meduse in 2016)
12. The Man who ordered the Most New Yachts in his life: probably the late Jim Moran, who ordered 8 new Feadships
13. The World’s Largest Explorer Yacht: the 116 meter Ulysses, owned by Graeme Hart
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A superyacht (or super yacht, or mega yacht) is a large and usually, privately-
A Luxury yachts generally cost more than US$ 10 million, although the most expensive can stretch to several hundred million dollars. Eclipse, owned by Roman Abramovich, is thought to be the most expensive superyacht, and is rumored to have cost more than a billion US dollars. (The actual build price of the yacht, will probably have been considerably less, around US$ 500 million.)
Based on the data of several hundred yachts, we created this rough indication of yacht prices (in US$ millions), related to the yacht’s length (in meters). See our list of the world’s top superyacht builders here.
Or in a simplified table. There is an obvious exponential influence of the yacht’s length to the yachts price. Which can easily be explained by the fact that longer yachts have more decks and are wider than smaller yachts and thus have more volume.
Most luxury yachts are owned by extremely wealthy individuals. For example someone who purchases a US$ 10 million yacht, will probably have to have a net worth of more than US$ 20 million, as he will not want to spend all his money on a boat. The larger superyachts (longer than 80 meters or 260 feet) are invariably owned by billionaires. Most billionaires also own or charter a private jet.
What are the cost of owning a yacht? The yearly running costs of a luxury yacht (including crew, maintenance, insurance and fuel) roughly account for 10% of the build price, or US$10 million a year on a US$100 million vessel. It seems smarter to charter a yacht…. Or you have to win big at a casino.
Nowadays the largest superyachts are owned by Arabs or Russians. The biggest yacht in the world is Azzam (180 meters/590ft) built for the Emir of Abu Dhabi. The second largest is Eclipse (172 metres/564ft) owned by the Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Abramovich currently has two yachts: Eclipse and Sussurro (although Sussurro is rumored to be owned by his ex-
The largest superyachts are not necessarily the world's longest. One of the largest boats measured by volume is Al Salamah. Built for Prince Sultan of Saudi Arabia, it was put up for sale in 2012 (after Prince Sultan died) with an asking price of EUR 250 million (US$350 million). The new Dilbar, built for Alisher Usmanov also seems to be one of the largest yachts in the world. The largest sailing yacht is ‘Sailing Yacht A’, built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The longest yacht is Azzam.
One of the most modern (styled) yachts is a superyacht called, simply, A that was built for the Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko. Another very modern boat is YAS, a 140-
The most famous of them all is probably the yacht Kingdom 5 KR owned by Prince Al Waleed bin Talal (a cousin of the King of Saudi Arabia). It featured in the James Bond movie “Never Say Never Again”. The members of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia own dozens of yachts.
Superyachts are often purchased by UHNWI or Ultra High Net Worth Individuals. A UHNWI is some one with net assets over US$ 30 million although some experts calculate with an amount of US$ 50 million. It is estimated that the world population of UHNWI is around 200,000 individuals. Around 5% of these UHNWI, or 10,000 individuals, own or frequently use a superyacht. The mean net worth of a superyacht owner is estimated at US$ 680 million, a figure no doubt influenced by the relative high number of billionaire Russian yacht owners. The average age of a superyacht buyer is estimated around 65 years.
The most famous UHNWI yacht owners include Roman Abramovich, Larry Ellison and Google’s Larry Page. US President Donald Trump has been owner of the yacht Trump Princess, while the world’s richest man Bill Gates does not own a yacht. He owns an extremely large house though, watch Bill Gates’ house here.
It is expected that the amount spent on superyachts worldwide, is increasing 25% the coming 5 years. There is a trend towards expedition yachts, in stead of (fast) displacement yachts, but also new built yachts seem to grow bigger over the years. The yacht building industry is doing well.
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