Jim Moran’s yacht Gallant Lady

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

Jim Moran yacht - Gallant Lady

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All You Need to Know About Jim Moran and his Yachts named

Gallant Lady

Yacht Name: Gallant Lady - Yacht Length: 51 m (168 ft) - Guests: 10 in 5 cabins - Crew: 12 in 6 cabins - Displacement: 765t - Feadship - 2007 - Yacht Value: US$ 39 million - Owners Name: Jim Moran - Moran Family Net Worth: US$ 2 billion - Owners Company: JM Family - Owners Country: USA. Jim Moran ordered 8 Feadship yachts.

Yacht Gallant Lady

Jim and Jan Moran have owned more than 200 vessels, of which several superyachts all named Gallant Lady.

Ordered 8 Yachts

Jim Moran was actually Feadship’s best client, ordering 8 motor yachts all built at Royal de Vries Yacht builders.

Jim Moran also ordered a 49 meter motor yacht at US Delta Marine, the yacht is now named New Vida.

2007 Gallant Lady

Jim Moran’s latest superyacht was a 51m (168ft) Feadship delivered in 2007, just before he passed away.

The yacht Gallant Lady is still owned by the Moran family, although she is currently for sale, asking US$ 39 million.

The yacht is often in Fort Lauderdale, or docked behind the Moran family residence in Hillsboro Beach, Florida.

Jim Moran

Who is Jim Moran?

He built an automobile empire that ranks as the 30th largest privately held company by Forbes magazine. He passed away in 2007

Jim MoranJM Family Enterprises

His JM Family Enterprises has annual revenues of more than USD 15 billion.

In 1939 he purchased a gas station for USD 360 that soon became the largest volume Sinclair outlet in Chicago.

After serving in World War II, Jim Moran returned to Chicago and sold his first car for USD 275.

Ford Dealer in 1955

Within two years Jim purchased his first used car lot and within 30 days of becoming a Ford dealer in 1955, he turned it into the world’s largest Ford dealership.

His sales topped several million dollars by the time he turned 30 and with a knack for showmanship, his commercials made him a celebrity throughout the Chicago area where he was known as TV’s “Jim Moran the Courtesy Man.”

Pontiac in 1970

In 1970, Jim was awarded the franchise for the Pontiac dealership in Hollywood, which became JM Pontiac and for the next 20 years was the largest Pontiac dealership in the world.

The Largest Toyota Distributor

JM Family's Southeast Toyota is the world's largest independent distributor of Toyotas. In 2006 Jim Moran’s dealerships had sold 6 million Toyotas.

JM Lexus – established in 1989 - is the number one Lexus dealership in the world generating the highest sales volume among more than 190 dealerships. Mr Moran passed away in 2007.

Jim Moran Net Worth

At the time of his death his net worth was more than USD 2 billion.

In 2008 Mr. Moran was posthumously honored with The Superyacht Legacy Award recognizing his many contributions to yacht design, ocean conservation, enthusiasm for boating, and his lifetime of philanthropy.

Jim Moran was a very active philanthropist, through his Jim Moran Foundation. The foundation is still active, donating USD 9 million in 2012.

Private Jet

The Moran family has owned a few private jets, including a Learjet 45 (N453ST) and a Gulfstream IV (N265ST). For a few months the family owned a Hawker Beechcraft (N350JM).

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Gallant Lady in Miami

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Gallant Lady docked behind the Moran family residence in Hillsboro Beach, Florida

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Gallant Lady

The yacht was built at Feadship in 2007 (photo by Northrop & Johnson)

Jim Moran yacht

Inside the Yacht Gallant Lady

Inside Gallant Lady

The owner’s stateroom (photo by Northrop & Johnson)

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Inside Jim Moran’s yacht (photo by Northrop & Johnson)

Gallant Lady interior

Moran Family Private Jet

N265ST Moran Family private jet (JM Enterprises)

The Gulfstream GIV N265ST owned by JM Family Enterprises (now sold)

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