Yacht Name: Hampshire II -
Owner: Jim Ratcliffe -
Ratcliffe also owns the 56 meter Feadship Sherpa
The luxury yacht Hampshire II was built by Royal van Lent and was delivered to her owner Jim Ratcliffe in 2012. The 78 meter Feadship was designed by Redman Whitely Dixon. Hampshire features a classic, mahogany paneled interior. In 2018 her hull was painted Dark Blue.
She has a beach club, and a helicopter deck which can be converted to a playing field for ball games. Guests can zip wire form the crows nest down to the sea.
The Hampshire II also boasts a plush bar on the upper deck, while a wine cellar below has an underwater sea viewing area.
The yacht was named after Hampshire; the largest county in South East England and the third largest shire county in the United Kingdom.
Hampshire's county town is Winchester, a historic city that was once the capital of the ancient kingdom of Wessex and of England. The yacht Hampshire is not available for charter.
Ratcliffe still owns his previous superyacht Hampshire, which was built as Barbara Jean for S&H Fabricating & Engineering Inc founder Jack Hutchings. And he has an other project under construction.
In June 2016 she visited Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland
Who is Jim Ratcliffe?
In 1998 he formed Ineos. Jim Racliffe acquired the unwanted operations from companies as BP and Imperial Chemical Industries (now Akzo Nobel) and used high yield debt to finance the deals.
Ratcliffe's biggest acquisition was the GBP 5 billion purchase of BP's Innovene petrochemical operation, giving him refineries in Scotland, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Canada.
Nowadays Ineos has 15,000 employees and realizes sales of USD 40 billion with 60 manufacturing sites in 13 countries. In 2010 Ratcliffe moved Ineos to Switzerland, saving £100m a year in tax
Jim Ratcliffe has a net worth of US$ 12.3 billion. He resides in Switzerland, and recently announced to move to Monaco.
Ratcliffe is the founder of Go Run for Fun, a charity inspiring children in the UK to be more active through running events. The GO Run For Fun programme has a very simple aim -
Racliffe resides in Switzerland and owns a house in Chelsea. He also has a New Forest beach house, which he has recently applied to demolish and replace with a contemporary £4 million carbon-
The house would only be visible from boats on the Solent.
Jim Ratcliffe owns 4 private jets, all registered to his company Ineos: a Gulfstream G550 (M-
Ratcliffe is also the owner of the 74 meter yacht Sherpa, built in 2018. Sherpa is an expedition styled yacht, and according to rumors, Ratcliffe ordered the yacht for his two sons Sam and George. Sherpa can accommodate 15 guests and 22 crew.
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