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Richard Duchossois: his Net Worth, his House, Jet and his Blue Moon Yacht

MY Blue Moon | Specifications

Boat Name:

Blue Moon

Yacht Length:

60 m (198 ft)


12 in 6 cabins


15 in 7 cabins




Donald Starkey Designs



Maximum Speed:

16 knots




1,102 ton



Blue Moon Yacht Price:

US$ 75 million

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Richard Duchossois

Full Name:

Richard L. Duchossois



Richard Duchossois Net Worth:

US$ 1 billion


Duchossois Group


October 7, 1921


Mary Judith Duchossois


Craig J. Duchossois, Kimberly Duchossois, Bruce Duchossois, Dayle Duchossois


Barrington, Illinois

Private Jet:

Dassault Falcon 7X (N66DD)

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Duchossois served in five European campaigns during World War II.

Who is Richard Duchossois?Richard Duchossois

He is an Illinois based investor. He founded the Duchossois Group (TDG), a privately held investment company. He was born in October 1921. He is married to Mary, they have 4 children.

Duchossois Group

The company’s investments include The Chamberlain Group, Inc. (access control products), Chamberlain Manufacturing Company (defense products), AMX LLC (command, control and communications products), HeathCo (motion-activated controls).

Milestone AV Technologies (audio-visual mounting solutions), Brivo (internet based access control systems), Duchossois Capital Partners (private equity) and Duchossois Technology Partners (early stage venture capital).

TDG also holds strategic interests in Churchill Downs, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN). TDG has over $2 billion in assets under management. And has more than 5,000 employees.

Craig Duchossois

Richard’s son Craig Duchossois is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Duchossois Group. He is in his 70’s now.

World War II veteran

Duchossois served in five European campaigns during World War II. He was awarded various citations before being released from active service as a major in 1946.

From 1952-1980 Duchossois was CEO of Thrall Car Manufacturing Company. Which was owned by his wife’s father and one of the nation’s leading rail car manufacturers.

In 1980, he purchased Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp. And became its Chairman.

Horse Racing

Duchossois is active in horse racing. He owns the Arlington Park Race Track. And served as a director of the Thoroughbred Racing Association. He owns the Hill n Dale Farm in Barrington Hills, Ill. Where he has bred and owned horses for nearly three decades.

Included among the top horses raced by Duchossois are Explosive Darling, Secretaridge, Royal Copenhagen. And Eclair de Lune, who gave him his most cherished victory in the 2010 Beverly D Stakes race at Arlington.

Beverly D. Stakes

Duchossois founded the Beverly D. Stakes in memory of his late wife Beverly. Who died of cancer in 1980.

Duchossois Net Worth

His net worth is more than US$ 1 billion.

Duchossois House

Richard lives in a large house on his Hill n Dale Farm. See a Google Earth picture hereunder.

Duchossois Private Jet

Richard is the owner of a Dassault Falcon 7X private jet. With registration N66DD. The aircraft was delivered in 2011. It has a list price of US$ 35 million. The jet can accommodate 14 passengers.

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M/Y Blue Moon Yacht

Blue Moon was built by Feadship and delivered to her owner in 2005. She has an interior designed by Donald Starkey and can accommodate 12 guest and 14 crew members. The owners suite is very large (1,200 Sq. Ft) for a boat of this size.

The yacht is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines. Which bring her a top speed of 16 knots. Her cruise speed is 13 knots.  She has a range of 4,700nm.

The luxury yacht has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure.

The Owners Third Yacht

Superyacht Blue Moon is the third and largest yacht for the Duchossois family. All yachts were built by Feadship. The first was the 47.5 meter Mi Gaea. Which he purchased second hand and renamed Blue Moon.

In 2000 he had his first new build project delivered. A 50 meter (165ft) motor yacht, built by Feadship’s Royal van Lent.

As the owner Dick Duchossois is now more than 90 years old, he will probably not build another one.

Yacht Blue Moon Interior

And in 2005 the current Feadship Blue Moon was delivered. Also by Van Lent. The yacht has an impressive tubular elevator. With a large skylight in the sundeck roof. Allowing direct sunlight to reach the elevator.

Other features of the yacht are a gym, a Jacuzzis and restored 1972 Riva Aquarama.

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is available for yacht charter.  All photos on this page are made in Montreal by Robert Shea. Interior photos by Northrop and Johnson.

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Richard Duchossois House

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Motor yacht Blue Moon, was built by Feadship and delivered in 2005.

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Private Jet

N66DD Falcon 7X - Richard DuchossoisRichard Duchossois private jet N66DD

Inside The Blue Moon Yacht

The interior of Blue Moon is designed by Donald Starkey.

The owner’s office with models of the current and previous yachts.

Duchossois’ large house

The Dassault Falcon 7X with registration N66DD.