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Jonathan Rothberg - Yacht - Yacht Name: Gene Machine - Yacht Length: 55 m (180 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 12 in 6 cabins - Yacht Value: US$ 40 million - Owners Name: Jonathan Rothberg  - Rothberg Net Worth: US$ 500 million - Owners Company: 4Catalyzer - Owners Country: USA - The yacht Gene Machine was built as Engelberg. The yacht is named after a DNA encoder named Gene Machine

Yacht Gene Machine - Jonathan Rothberg

Jonathan Rothberg is the owner of the yacht Gene Machine. He is a scientist entrepreneur and investor. He is the inventor of the Gene Machine, a machine for massively parallel DNA sequencing.

Jonathan RothbergGene Machine

Rothberg is the inventor of a DNA encoder called Personal Genome Machine or Gene Machine. The machine can read 10 million letters of genetic code, with a high degree of accuracy, in just two hours. Using DNA sequencing, doctors in the future will finger genetic weak spots in tumors and treat cancer patients with customized drugs. In 2007 Rothberg sold his gene technology company 454 Life Sciences for US$ 155 million and in 2010 he sold another company with similar technology named Ion Torrent for US$ 375 million in cash.


Rothberg is the founder of 4Catalyzer, a startup accelerator focussing on physics, math, and life sciences. 4Catalyzer’s aim is to transform 21st century medicine by solving today’s most challenging problems – across life science research tools, medical devices and therapeutics. Investments include Butterfly Network and LAM Therapeutics.

Rothberg Family

Jonathan’s father is the founder of Laticrete International, a manufacturer of construction supplies. The company offers specialized products for water proofing, crack suppression, sound proofing, and floor warming, as well as adhesives, mortars, grouts, and caulk for interior, exterior, commercial, residential, and industrial installations.

Rothberg House

Jonathan and his wife Bonnie Rothberg live in a large waterfront home in Sachem Head, Connecticut, facing the Long Island Sound. In their 11 acres garden they created a replica of Stonehenge. Rothberg paid sculptor Darrell Petit to build this replica out of over 700 tons of Norwegian Blue Pearl Fjord granite.

Yacht Gene Machine

The yacht Gene Machine is a 55 meter (180 ft) motor yacht built by Amels. The yacht is the third hull in the succesfull Amels Limited Edition 180 series. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 12.  Gene Machine is powered by twin MTU 16V 2000 M70 engines which bring her with a top speed of 15.5 knots. Gene Machine was built as Engelberg for Russian entrepreneur Dmitry Yakubovskiy. Yakubovskiy and his brother Stav Jacobi founded the Engelberg Industrial Group (EIG), based in Engelberg, Switzerland. Some of the photos hereunder by Dutch Yachting. In July 2017 Gene Machine was in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Net Worth

The net worth of Jonathan Rothberg is estimated at US$ 500 million.

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Gene Machine yacht

The yacht Gene Machine is owned by Jonathan Rothberg

Gene MachineJonathan Rothberg yachtGene Machine and tenderGene Machine

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Amels 180Engelberg

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Jonathan Rothberg houseStonehedge replica

A Stonehedge replica

Rothberg’s house

Jonathan Rothberg House

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