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Jim Moran built an automobile empire, which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

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All You Need to Know About Neville Crichton and his Yacht Como

Yacht Name: Como - Yacht Length: 47 m (153 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 9 in 4 cabins - Yacht Value: US$ 30 million -

Owners Name: Neville Crichton - Crichton Net Worth: US$ 200 million - Owners Company: ATECO - Owners Country: New Zealand -

In 2015 the Feadship Como was sold and renamed Lady May. Chricton currently (November 2018) doesn’t own a yacht but he is building a new yacht. Do you know which yacht/project? Please do send us a message.

Motor Yacht Como

The yacht Lady May was built by Feadship as Como for New Zealand automotive millionaire Neville Crichton. Crichton now owns the Heesen Como (ex Lady Petra)

Dubois Naval Architects

Lady May is a 46 meter semi-displacement yacht, capable of  reaching a top speed of 19 knots, with her twin 1,900 hp Caterpillar engines.

She is designed by Dubois Naval Architects who focused on maximizing the use of glass.

Yacht Como Interior

She has very large windows in the hull and side panel, so that the owners stateroom gives uninterrupted views. Lady May can accommodate 8 guests in 4 staterooms and has a crew of 8.

Sold in 2015

Como was sold in May 2015 and renamed Lady May. The owners previous motor yacht, an Alloy Yacht also named Como, has also been sold and is now named Polly.

Heesen Como

In 2017 Crichton bought Frans Heesen’s former yacht Lady Petra, and named her Como. The Heesen Como is 46 meter  (153 ft) and was built in 2012. The Heesen Como can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 9.

New Yacht

Neville Crichton is thinking about building a new yacht. In the meantime he bought Frans Heesen’s 46 meter Lady Petra (now named Como) Update June 2018: he sold the Heesen Como

Charter Como

The yacht  Como is not available for charter.

Neville Crichton

Who is Neville Crichton?

He is an automotive entrepreneur. He owns the New Zealand based companies Ateco Automotive LTD and European Automotive Imports (EAI).

Both companies are importing cars to Australia and New Zealand. Ateco Automotive is the importer and distributor for Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Citroën, Fiat and Chery vehicles in Australia and New Zealand. The group has a turnover of more than AUD$ 1 billion a year.

Ferrari Maserati Sydney

European Automotive Imports owns Australia’s largest Ferrari dealership Ferrari Maserati Sydney.

Neville Crichton started as a Ford car salesman. He was successful and in 1972 he acquired a used car business in Auckland, which grew to be the largest used car dealer in New Zealand.

Tony Shelly’s Mazda

He sold the company and moved to Hawaii where he bought a stake in Tony Shelly’s Mazda dealership. This company also grew quickly, adding other brands such as BMW and becoming the world’s largest Mazda dealership.


Later he sold his stake and moved back to New Zealand where he bought all the shares of the stock listed Australian Tractor and Engineering Company, the company now known as ATECO.

Crichton also owns a number of hotels and other properties in Queensland and New South Wales. Crichton was successful in car racing, but later moved his attention to sailing.

Sailing Yacht Alfa Romeo

He founded both Sensation Yachts and Alloy Yachts, but sold his stakes in both yacht builders. He remained a loyal client to Alloy, who built several yachts for him.

His latest yacht, however was built at the Dutch yacht builder De Vries of Feadship. Next to Como, Crichton owns and has owned several sail yachts named Alfa Romeo.

Neville CrichtonNeville Crichton Net Worth

Neville Crichton’s net worth is estimated at more than USD 200 million.

Neville Crichton House

In 2017 Neville Crichton sold his Sydney house for US$ 60 million.

Crichton and his girlfriend Nadi Hasandedic now live in a US$ 33 million house once owned by Lachlan Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch. The house has a amazing views, a pool, an elevator and a car turn table to easy maneuver cars.

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