The yacht Blue Moon was built by Feadship and delivered to her owner Richard Duchossois 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.
Luxury yacht Blue Moon is the third and largest yacht for the Duchossois family, all 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.
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.
As the owner Dick Duchossois is now more than 90 years old, he will probably not build another one. The yacht Blue Moon is available for charter. All photos on this page are made in Montreal by Robert Shea. Interior photos by Northrop and Johnson.
Richard Duchossois is the owner of the yacht Blue Moon.
He is an Illinois based investor. He founded the Duchossois Group (TDG), a privately held investment company.
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-
Richard’s son Craig Duchossois is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Duchossois Group. He is in his 70’s now.
Duchossois served in five European campaigns during World War II and was awarded various citations before being released from active service as a major in 1946. From 1952-
Duchossois is active in horse racing, he owns the Arlington Park Race Track and served as a director of the Thoroughbred Racing Association. Duchossois 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.
Duchossois founded the Beverly D. Stakes in memory of his late wife Beverly who died of cancer in 1980. Duchossois has a net worth estimated at more than US$ 1 billion.
Richard lives in a large house on his Hill n Dale Farm. See a Google Earth picture hereunder.
Richard Duchossois is the owner of a Dassault Falcon 7X private jet, with registration N66DD. The aircraft was delivered in 2011 and has a list price of US$ 35 million.