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All You Need to Know About Jim Ratcliffe and his Yacht Hampshire II

Yacht Name: Hampshire II - Length: 78.5 m (258 ft) - Guests: 14 in 7 cabins - Crew: 23 in 11 cabins - IMO 1011599 - Displacement: 1,887t - Feadship - 2012 - Yacht Value: US$ 100 million -

Jim Ratcliffe Net Worth: US$ 12.6 billion - Owners Company: Ineos - Owners Country: UK -

Ratcliffe also owns the 56 meter Feadship Sherpa.

Hampshire II Yacht

78 meter Feadship

The luxury yacht Hampshire II was built by Royal van Lent. She was delivered to her owner 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.

The luxury yacht is powered by 2 MTU engines. Which bring her a max speed of 16 knots.

A Beach Club and Heli deck

She has a beach club, and a helicopter de. The deck 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.

She can accommodate 14 guests and a crew of 23.

Hampshire County

The yacht was named after Hampshire. It is 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. He also owns the yacht Sherpa and we think he owns the former Feadship Vanish. She is now also named Hampshire.


In June 2016 she visited Belfast, the capital and largest city of Northern Ireland.

Jim Ratcliffe

He is founder and CEO of Ineos. Ineos is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world. Ratcliffe started working at Esso as a chemicals engineer.

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In 1998 he formed Ineos. Jim Racliffe acquired the unwanted operations from companies as BP and Imperial Chemical Industries. ICI is now part of Akzo Nobel. He used high yield debt to finance the deals.

Ratcliffe's biggest acquisition was the GBP 5 billion purchase of BP's Innovene petrochemical operation. Which was giving him refineries in Scotland, Italy, Germany, France, Belgium and Canada.

The INEOS Group is active with fracking and shale gas in the UK.

US$ 40 Billion in Sales

Nowadays Ineos has 15,000 employees. And realizes sales of US$ 40 billion with 60 manufacturing sites in 13 countries. In 2010 Ratcliffe moved Ineos to Switzerland, saving £100m a year in tax.

Jim Ratcliffe Net Worth

His net worth is US$ 12.6 billion. He is considered to be the richest man in the UK. In 2018 he was number 1 on the UK rich list.

He resides in Switzerland. But recently announced to move to  tax free Monaco. He is said to avoid up to US$ 5 billion in taxes by moving.

Ratcliffe has made trips to both the North and South poles. And in 2015 he went on a month-long motorbike trip in South Africa.


He is the founder of Go Run for Fun. It is 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. To get as many kids between the age of 5 and 10 running as possible.

J im Ratcliffe Residence

Ratcliffe 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-neutral mansion. The mansion can be raised on hydraulic stilts to protect it from potential rising sea levels.

The house would only be visible from boats on the Solent.

4 Private Jets

He owns 4 private jets. Which are all registered to his company Ineos. He owns a Gulfstream G550 (M-USIC) and two Gulfstream G280s (M-ISTY & M-INTY). And he owns a Dassault Falcon 2000EX (M-CHEM).

He also owns an Agusta Westland AW139 helicopter. The heli has registration M-AJOR. More UK business jet owners here.

Yacht Sherpa

Ratcliffe is also the owner of the 74 meter yacht Sherpa. She was built at Feadship in 2018. Sherpa is an expedition styled yacht.

According to rumors he ordered the yacht for his two sons Sam and George. The Sherpa yacht can accommodate 15 guests and 22 crew.

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The yacht was named after the Hampshire county in the UK.

The yacht was built at Royal van Lent. In 2018 her hull was painted dark. blue.

 Ratcliffe is the founder of Ineos, a large petrochemical company..

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Since 2018 Hampshire II has a dark blue hull, similar to Ratcliffe’s new yacht Sherpa. Photo by Didier Didairbus.

Inside the Yacht

As far as we know there are no interior photos available of the yacht. But these are examples of Redman Whitely Dixon interiors.

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Yacht Sherpa

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Ratcliffe’s Gulfstream G550 private jet (M-USIC) with Ineos logo

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