Yacht Length: 60 m (198 ft) -
Richard Duchossois Net Worth: US$ 1 billion -
The 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.
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.
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.
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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-
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TDG also holds strategic interests in Churchill Downs, Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN). TDG has over $2 billion in assets under management. And has more than 5,000 employees.
Richard’s son Craig Duchossois is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Duchossois Group. He is in his 70’s now.
Duchossois served in five European campaigns during World War II. He was awarded various citations before being released from active service as a major in 1946.
In 1980, he purchased Chamberlain Manufacturing Corp. And became its Chairman.
Duchossois is active in horse racing. He owns the Arlington Park Race Track. And served as a director of the Thoroughbred Racing Association. He owns the Hill n Dale Farm in Barrington Hills, Ill. Where he has bred and owned horses for nearly three decades.
Included among the top horses raced by Duchossois are Explosive Darling, Secretaridge, Royal Copenhagen. And Eclair de Lune, who gave him his most cherished victory in the 2010 Beverly D Stakes race at Arlington.
Duchossois founded the Beverly D. Stakes in memory of his late wife Beverly. Who died of cancer in 1980.
His net worth is more than US$ 1 billion.
Richard lives in a large house on his Hill n Dale Farm. See a Google Earth picture hereunder.
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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