Yacht Name: Ngoni -
Owner: Tony Buckingham -
Tony Buckingham is the owner of the yacht Ngoni.
Tony Buckingham is a former oil rig diver who became a energy millionaire. He is the founder of Heritage Oil, which he sold to Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassam Bin Jaber Al-
Buckingham is the founder of Heritage Oil, which started its activities in 1992. Heritage Oil exploits oil reserves in Australia, Africa, the Middle East and Russia. For a couple of years Heritage Oil was stocklisted in London.
In 2014 the majority of Heritage Oil shares was sold to Al Mirqab Capital, an investment company owned by Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassam Bin Jaber Al-
Tony Buckingham owns a Gulfstream G550 private jet with registration M-
Buckingham lives in a large house on Jersey, a with a large pool and amazing views of the Gulf of Saint Malo in the British Channel.
The net worth of Tony Buckingham is estimated at US$ 700 million. In 2010 he received a GBP 84 million (US$ 110 million) dividend.
Buckingham is the owner of a farm named MOO MOO ORGANIC DAIRY FARM.
The yacht Ngoni was built by Royal Huisman in the Netherlands and was delivered in 2017. Ngoni is known as The Beast as the order was to “Build me a beast. Don’t build me a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This has to be an edgy and innovative weapon, fast and furious.”
She is designed by Dubois Naval Architects. Her interior is designed by Rick Baker. Ngoni can accommodate (just) 8 guests as one stateroom is designed as a gym with steam room. She has a lifting keel, a 71 meter all carbon mast and can reach a maximum speed of 17.5 knots.
Buckingham has owned other sailing yachts and actively participates in regattas. He has won many trophies at prestigious regattas including Cowes Week and notably won the prestigious Commodores’ Cup in 2000. He names all his yachts Ngoni, after the Ngoni people, an ethnic group living in the Southern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia