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Jim Moran built an automobile empire. Which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

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All You Need to Know about Herb Chambers and his Amazing

Yacht Excellence V.

Yacht Length: 60 m (196 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 17 in 8 cabins - IMO 9563524 - Displacement: 1,632t - Abeking & Rasmussen - 2012 - Yacht Value: US$ 80 million -

Herb Chambers Net Worth: US$ 1.4 billion - Owners Company: the Herbert Chambers Companies - Owners Country: USA -

He has owned several large yachts, all named Excellence. His current yacht is listed for sale as he has ordered a larger yacht.

Herb Chambers Yacht

Herbert G Chambers is the owner of the Abeking & Rasmussen yacht ExcellenceV.

Herb ChambersWho is Herb Chambers?

Chambers is a US based billionaire. He is founder of the Herbert Chambers Companies. A group of car dealerships. At the age of 42 he sold his copy business for US$ 80 million. Two years later, after a poor buying experience of a Cadillac car. He started his automotive business by buying a Cadillac dealership. His vision was to provide a better experience.

Herb Chambers Companies

The HerbChambers Companies is a group of 60 car dealerships. Selling more than 55,000 cars per year including used cars.

The group sells most known car brands. Including Cadillac, Lexus, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, Maserati and Bentley. The group has more than 2,400 employees.

The Group is the 5th largest car dealership in the USA. With annual sales above US$ 2 billion.

Chambers Car Collection

Chambers is not only selling cars, he is also collection them. He has a large collection of rare cars. Including a Bugatti Veyron, a Porsche 959, a 1955 Mercedes 300L Gullwing and a Ferrari Daytona spider.

In 2017 he sold a McLaren F1 for US$ 16 million.

Herb Chambers Net Worth

The net worth of Chambers is estimated by Forbes at US$ 1.4 billion.

Herbert G. Chambers House

Chambers lives with his girlfriend Melissa Lees in a large house in Old Lyme, Ct. The house has a helicopter landing platform. For Chambers’ private Bell  429 helicopter (N429HC).

He uses the helicopter to commute to his corporate headquarters.

Private Jet

Chambers is the owner of 2 private jets. A Bombardier Global 5000 built in 2014 (N142HC). And a Gulfstream G450 built in 2013 (N142HQ). Although we think the G450 was sold recently.

A Bombardier Global 5000 has a list price of  US$ 30 million.

Chambers also owns a Bell 429 helicopter, built in 2010 (N429HC).

Herbert G Chambers Yachts

Mr Chambers has owned several yachts. They were all named Excellence. His yachts are normally below 60 meters (180 ft) so they can berth in Port Gustavia, St Barths. Or at least: we are told so.

The current Excellence is number V. But she is listed for sale as her owner is building Excellence VI.

Excellence IV never sailed under this name. As she was sold before delivery. It is the yacht now known as Eminence, owned by Alexander Khloponin.

Excellence III was a 57 meter yacht built at Abeking and Rasmussen in 2001. She is now named DREAM.

Excellence II was a 47 meter Feadship built in 1999. She is now known as Princess TOO.

We are not sure which yacht is/was the first Excellence. We think its the Feadship MISS ILOILO built in 1986.

Read an interesting interview about Chambers’ yachts here.

Yacht Excellence V

She is a 60 meter Abeking and Rasmussen. She is built in 2012. The yacht is designed by Reymond Langton design.

Excellence V can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 17. She is powered by 2 MTU diesel engines. Which bring her a top speed of 15.5 knots.

The yacht has a relative large volume for her length. The yacht is listed for sale at Merlewood. Her asking price is US$ 80 million.

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The amazing superyacht Excellence V.  (Photo by Raphael Belly).

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Inside the yacht .

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Herbert Chambers House.

Herb Chambers House

His large house.  Note the helicopter landing platform.

Herb Chambers residence

The photo hereunder (by FlightAware) clearly shows the Heli (N429HC) at the landing platform.

Herb Chambers heli

Herbert G. Chambers Private Jet.

N142HC - Herb Chambers private jet

His Bombardier Global 5000 private jet (N142HC).

N142HQ - Herb Chambers - G450 jet

And Chambers’ Gulfstream G450 (N142HQ).

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