The yacht Faith was built as Project Vertigo by Feadship. She was delivered early 2017.
The yacht can accommodate 18 guests and a crew of 34. Her interior is designed by Chahan Interior Design, who has worked more for her owner Lawrence Stroll. He also designed the interior of a London property owned by Stroll. Her exterior is designed by Redman Whitely Dixon. The yacht has facilities to store a Bell 429 helicopter and has a glass bottom swimming pool (with a bar underneath).
Her features include a 9 meter by 4 meter swimming pool. Faith is powered by two MTU 16v 4000 engines which brings her a top speed of 17 knots. In July 2017 F1 driver Lance Stroll (the owner’s son) was pictured having a holiday on board Faith with English TV and fashion star Kimberly Garner
The previous yacht Faith was built as Cakewalk for Charles Gallagher. Gallagher sold her to Frank Fertitta, who named her Fortunato. Frank Fertitta sold her to fashion entrepreneur Lawrence Stroll, who sold her to Tommy Hilfiger. The yacht is now named Flag and bears Tommy Hilfigers logo. Hilfiger frequently posts photos of his yacht Flag on social media. Flag was launched in 2000 by Royal Van Lent. She is built from steel, with an aluminum superstructure. Faith can accommodate 14 guests in 7 cabin and has crew of 17. She can reach a maximum speed of 16 knots.
In 2012 the previous Faith, after the purchase by Mr. Stroll, was refitted with a new interior, designed by Chahan of Paris. FAITH won the Best Refit Award 2013 in the eighth edition of the World Superyacht Awards.
The (previous) yacht Faith is available for charter at rate of US$ 480,000 per week.
Who is Lawrence Stroll? He is a successful fashion entrepreneur. Stroll is the man behind the success of Tommy Hilfiger. He is F1 race driver Lance Stroll’s father.
Stroll started selling Pierre Cardin and Polo Ralph Lauren in Canada. Together with the Hong Kong based Silas Chou, he founded Sportswear Holdings Ltd. Through Sportswear Holdings he acquired -
In 2003 Sportswear Holdings acquired a 52 % stake in Michael Kors Holdings for a reported US$ 85 million. When Kors went public in 2011 their share was valued at US$ 1.9 billion.
Stroll is a Ferrari collector owning more than 25 vintage cars. In 2013 he paid a record US$ 27.5 million for a rare 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB N.A.R.T. Spider. In September 2014 there were reports that Mr. Stroll was about to acquire the Sauber F1 team. Stroll also owns the Formula One race circuit Circuit Mont-
SuperYachtFan was informed that Mr. Stroll is the owner of Feadship’s yacht Faith (Hull 1006). Chahan Minassian of Chahan Interior Design is responsible for the interior of Faith. Chahan Minassian is Mr. Stroll’s personal designer. Faith is 97 meters (or 317 ft) and able to accommodate 18 guests and a crew of 34. Her features include a below deck heli hangar and a spa area with a massage room, and steam room. She also has a large 9m x 4m swimming pool, with a glass bottom pool. Faith has a value of more than US$ 200 million.
Forbes estimated the net worth of Lawrence Stroll at US$ 2.7 billion (June 2018).
Stroll owns a Bombardier BD 700 Global 6000 private jet, with registration N711LS. The jet, which was delivered in 2013, has a list price of US$ 60 million. She has a cruise speed of 560 miles per hour and has a range of 7,700 miles. Operating cost are around US$ 9,000 per hour.
Stroll owns several houses. His main residence is believed to be in Montreal, but he also owns a large house in Mont Tremblant near his private race circuit. He is said to own houses in London and Switzerland as well.
His son Lance Stroll is a professional race driver, In 2017 Lance Stroll joined the Williams Grand Prix team, as a F1 driver (together with Felipe Massa. Lance Stroll began his driving career on his fathers private circuit in Mont Tremblant. He has won many prices in the Italian Formula 4 series and in the Formula 3 Championship.
Lawrence Stroll’s wife and Lance’ mother is Claire Anne Stroll. She is a fashion designer and owner of the fashion brand Callens.
Stroll is rumored to have spent more than US$ 80 million to help his son. Lance Stroll told Germany's Auto Bild: "Motorsport is a sport where money is important, of course, so I'm very happy that my father helps me". In the (rainy) qualification of the FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO HEINEKEN D'ITALIA 2017 in Monza, Italy, Lance Stroll showed that he is actually a very talented driver. He became the youngest driver to start a Formula One race from the front row.
The previous owner of the 2000 yacht Faith was Frank Fertitta, who named the yacht Fortunato. Frank Fertitta is the ceo of Station Casinos. Station Casino’s was founded by his father, also named Frank. Frank Fertitta was also owner of Zuffa, which runs the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He and his brother sold the UFC for US$ 4 billion in 2016
Station Casinos Inc. is a leading provider of gaming and entertainment based in the Las Vegas and runs 18 casino’s. Station Casino also owns a 50% share in Fertitta Interactive, active in online gaming. The company has around 12,000 employees In the past Station Casino’s was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, but after some financial problems and a financial restructuring, the Frank and his brother Lorenzo Fertitta (owner of the Oceanco Helios) now own 45% of the company.
Zuffa, is an American sports promotion company which owns the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The UFC hosts most of the top-
Forbes estimates the net worth of Frank Fertitta at USD 2 billion. Frank Fertitta is the cousin of Tilman Fertitta, owner of Landry’s Restaurant and owner of superyacht Boardwalk.