Who is Dennis Washington?
Dennis Washington was born in 1934. He owns a large consortium of companies known as the Washington Companies. He is married to Phyllis. He is the owner of three luxury yachts. He owns the Feadship Attessa and the Evergreen yacht Attessa IV. He also owns the ocean-going tug –
The Washington Group
Part of the Washington Group is Seaspan Marine Corporation. Seaspan is active in marine services. Seaspan includes three shipyards, barge transportation, tug services and a ferry business. It is Canada’s largest marine corporation.
Montana Rail Link Inc. is the largest privately-owned railroad in America.
Start of His Career
Washington started working at his uncle’s construction company. At the age of 30 he purchased a bulldozer. He started his own construction company. In five years time his company was the largest contractor in Montana.
In the 1980’s he bought a copper mine in Montana. This company is named Montana Resources and is worth more than US$ 1 billion.
Washington has owned several yachts, all named Attessa. In 1987 his 144ft yacht Attessa (now named Huntress) was used in the movie ‘Overboard’. The movie starred Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel.
And in 1993 his Attessa was featured in the Demi Moore movie Indecent Proposal.
Dennis Washington Net Worth
His estimated net worth is around US$ 6 billion.
He is an active philanthropist. He founded the Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation. He has donated more than US$ 130 million.
Dennis’ wife Phyllis Washington owns an exclusive antiques store named Maison Felice. In 1998 Phyllis opened Maison Felice in Palm Desert, CA,. It is the culmination of her love for antiques, travel and interior design.
Phyllis Washington Antiques has over 25,000 square feet of beautiful objects. And furnishing from 18th century to Art Dec. The store is a destination for many top west coast designers.
Dennis and Phyllis have two children: Kyle Washington and Kevin Washington.
Kyle is Executive Chairman at Seaspan. He sits on the board of Washington Corporation. He moved to Canada after graduating in Montana. He is married to Janelle, they have 3 children. The family lives in Vancouver.
He is member of the management of the family business. He is also a founding partner of Aviation Partners and Aviation Partners Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Aviation Partners produces blended winglet technology for Boeing and several private aircraft manufacturers.
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Dennis Washington House
Washington and his wife Phyllis own a large house in Palm Desert, California. The value for property taxes is around US$ 86 million. He also owns another large estate in Missoula, Montana.
Yacht Attessa IV
He owns several private jets and helicopters. His fleet includes a Boeing 737 business jet, with registration N162WC.
He owns a Eurocopter EC135 with registration N161WC. And a BAE Hawker 800 with registration N164WC. He owns another Eurocopter EC135 with registration N165WC. The latter is permanently based on his yacht Attessa IV.