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Yacht Specifications

Yacht Name:


Yacht Length:

 56 m (184 ft)


14 in 7 cabins


10 in 5 cabins


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Stefano Natucci




16 knots




893 ton




US$ 27 million

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Who is the Owner of the Yacht Galaxy?


Hans Thomas Gross


Austria / Switzerland

Net Worth:

US$ 200 million


Running Ball AG


January 21, 1976







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Gross sold Running Bal for US$ 200 million. He sold his yacht in 2017.

Who is Hans Thomas Gross?Hans Thomas Gross

Hans Thomas Gross is an Austrian entrepreneur, residing in Switzerland, and founder of Runningball AG. He was born in January 1976 in Austria.

He purchased the yacht Galaxy from John Gandel in 2013


Runningball AG provides real time sports data to the online sports betting industry. The company supplies computer aided match analyses, with data provided by more than 1,100 freelance scouts.

The scouts provide real time data with hand held devices, covering more than 50,000 sporting events of which 30,000 football matches per year.

RunningBall has developed a software package to collect, review, enhance, store and distribute large volumes of data pertaining to football matches and other sports competitions.  

In 2012 Runningball AG was acquired by the Perform Group.

Perform Group

The Perform Group paid US$ 167  million for Runningball: EUR 20 million (or US$ 27 million) in cash, EUR 50 million (US$ 70 million) in 13,500,000 Perform Group shares and another EUR 50 million (US$ 70 million) cash, paid in March 2013, based on 2012 EBITDA.

Gross sold all his 13.5 million shares in April 2013 at an average share price of US$ 7.20, netting him near US$ 100 million.

Hans Thomas Gross Net Worth

Based on the transactions, his net worth is estimated at US$ 200 million. In September 2013 Gross purchased his new yacht. He sold her in 2017.

Gross is the owner of a Koenigsegg CCXR Trevita, worth US$ 2,5 million.


Early 2014 Galaxy underwent a major interior refit, and she is now availa ble for charter for EUR 255,000 or US$ 350,000 per week.

During the 2014 Cannes Film weekend, famous star Sharon Stone was seen leaving the yacht Galaxy.

Paris Hilton

In June 2015 Gross was pictured kissing with Paris Hilton on his yacht Galaxy.

Gross House

He lives in a large, modern villa in Switzerland.

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Galaxy Yacht

The luxury yacht Galaxy was built in 2005 the Benetti Shipyard as project FB232. Is was the first yacht produced at the then new Livorno yard.

Yacht Interior

Her interior design is by Stefano Natucci. The yacht has an electronically-controlled glass paneled dining room, a 70 bottle wine cellar and Burma team parquet flooring.


In 2012 she underwent a minor refit and was put for sale. In 2013 Galaxy was sold by John Gandal to Swiss entrepreneur and RunningBall founder Hans Thomas Gross.  

In 2017 she was sold again. Do you know if Gross owns another yacht? Please do send us a message.

Paul McGuinness

Rumors that U2 band manager Paul McGuinness is the owner of the yacht Galaxy are incorrect.  Galaxy was seen in Willemstad, Curacao in January 2016.

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is not available for yacht charter.

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John Gandel

The luxury yacht was built for Australian real estate developer John Gandel. Gandel started in the clothing business, when he grew his parent’s clothing retail shop Sussan into a chain of more than 200 stores.

Chadstone Shopping Centre

With the profits he acquired the Chadstone Shopping Centre in 1983. In 1985 he sold the Sussan chain to his brother-in-law and focused on developing shopping malls with his Gandel Group.

Chadstone is now Australia’s biggest shopping mall, with an estimated value over USD 3 billion.

Gandal Group

Gandel now owns approx 60% of Chadstone. John Gandel owns stakes in several other real estate companies including Charter Hall and Chatswood Chase.

Net Worth

Forbes estimates the net worth of John Gandel at USD 3 billion. In 2013 Gandel was introduced to the Australian ‘Propery Hall of Fame’ for his significant role in the Australian property sector.

Superyacht Galaxy

Superyacht Galaxy in Antibes.

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Benetti Galaxy, built in 2005, in front of a large cruise ship.

Galaxy yachtHans Thomas Gross yacht

The yacht is owned by the founder of Runningball AG.

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Gross purchased the yacht Galaxy in 2013 from Australian real estate developer John Gandel.

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