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

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

Jim Moran built an automobile empire that ranks as the 30th largest privately held company by Forbes magazine.

JM Family Enterprises

His JM Family Enterprises has annual revenues of more than USD 9 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.

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.


yacht Gallant Lady

The motor yacht Gallant Lady was built for automotive tycoon Jim  Moran

Jim Moran YachtGallant Lady yacht

Previous yacht owner:

Larry Ellison

Next yacht owner:

Roman Abramovich

Gallant Lady in Miami

Jim Moran family residence

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

Jim Moran house

Jim and Jan Moran House

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