Luxury Yachts

Yacht Owners Database | Biggest Yachts | Richest Owners | About | News

The SuperYacht Owners Database

Download More than 940 Yachts and Yacht Owners in a searchable Excel file.


More info here.

yacht owners - 2019

Luxury Yacht Charter | Charter Broker


A luxury yacht charter offers all the benefits and facilities of a yacht, without the hassles of ownership.


Experience ultimate luxury and absolute freedom.

Yacht Charter

Material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without a link to the original content.


Disclaimer

The details about yacht ownership as stated on this site and in our Yacht Owners Register are mostly based on rumors. In almost no case actual yacht ownership by the private individuals mentioned can be confirmed from a legal point of view. This site is for entertainment purposes only.


Legal Notice

The content of this website and all associated program code are protected under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.


More about our Privacy Policy here.

Author| Celebs on Yachts | Yacht Charter | Yacht Engines | Links | Insurance


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$ 150 million -


Jim Ratcliffe Net Worth: US$ 13.2 billion - Owners Company: Ineos - Owners Country: UK -


Ratcliffe also owns the 74 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 company controlled by Ratcliffe paid EUR 130.707.252 for the Feadship yacht. The original contract price was EUR 121 million. With EUR 10 million in design fees and costs. The company later sold the yacht to Ratcliffe for EUR 122.740.718.




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.


He also owns the yacht Sherpa.


Belfast

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




Yacht Charter

The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.



Our yacht owners database has more info about yachts, the value of yachts, yacht owners, their source of wealth and net worth.




Scroll all the way down for more amazing content!

Jim Ratcliffe

James Arthur Ratcliffe is founder and CEO of Ineos. Ineos is one of the largest petrochemical companies in the world. Ratcliffe  was born on October 18, 1952 . He started working at Esso as a chemicals engineer.




Jim RatcliffeIneos

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$ 13.2 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 with his wife Amanda Townson 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.




Philanthropy

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.



Jim Ratcliffe Residence

Ratcliffe resides in Switzerland and owns a house in Chelsea. He also has a New Forest beach house situated on the Solent. Which he has 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.



Ratcliffe als owns a large mansion in St Jean Cap Ferrat, France. The residence has large gardens and a separated pool area. It was built in 1815 and overlooks the Golfe de Saint-Hospice. It is near Monaco.




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.



His Ineos Aviation company, employs 30 (!) pilots and flight crew. They only work for Ratcliffe and Ineos staff. According to the companies annual account there are no services to third parties.




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. She is designed by RDW.



According to rumors he ordered the yacht for his two sons Sam and George. The Sherpa yacht can accommodate 13 guests and 25 crew.  Sherpa is powered by 2 MTU Engines.




Yachts Hampshire, Hampshire I and New Hampshire

These yachts are not owned by Ratcliffe, but by his business partners Andrew Currie and John Reece.



Both are directors at Ineos: Andrew Currie is Director and John Reece is CFO. Both own a minority stake in Ineos. The net worth of each is US$ 4.4 billion. So more than enough to own a yacht of their own.

https://www.forbes.com/profile/andrew-currie

https://www.forbes.com/profile/john-reece



Andrew Currie owns the Feadship yacht Hampshire I (ex Barbara Jean) and and the Feadship Hampshire. Hamphire was built as Vanish for Larry van Tuyl. Hampshire 1 (ex Barbara Jean) was first owned by Ratcliffe, but he sold the yacht to Currie.



John Reece owns the Feadship New Hampshire (ex Rasselas). She is listed for sale. So he is probably buying another yacht. Do you know more about a new yacht for John Reece? Please do send us a message.



Update: we were told that John Reece bought the Abeking and Rasmussen Kibo and named her Grace.



That is a break with tradition (no Feadship and no ‘Hampshire’). May be her name will be changed in to ‘New New Hampshire III’ later.  ;-)




Message to other Media

Please mention and link to this page, when using this information. Thanks!




Tweet this!




There is more!

Hampshire II yacht (2018)
yacht Hampshire IIHampshireJim Ratcliffe yachtHampshire yacht - sherpa will be her support vessel

Previous yacht:

Graceful

Next yacht:

Harbour Island

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..

Follow the location of the yacht live.

Jim Ratcliffe homeRatcliffe Solent House

Ratcliffe’s house in Hampshire.

His Solent Home.

Ratcliffe Residence

Private Jet

G-MUSIC  Jim Ratcliffe jet G550

Search the SuperYachtFan site for owners or yachts


yacht Hampshire II

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.

Inside yacht Hampshire IIyacht hampshire II interiorinside Jim Ratcliffe yacht

Yacht Sherpa

yacht sherpa

photo by Dutch Yachting

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

Sherpa yacht

(photo by Raphael Belly)

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: #1 to B

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: C to H

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: I to L

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: M to P

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: Q to S

The Superyacht Owners Register, yacht names: T to Z

Ratcliffe houseSt Jean Cap Ferrat

His residence on the Cote D’Azur in St Jean Cap Ferrat.

M-ISTY Ratcliffe G280 (Ineos)

His Gulfstream G280 M-ISTY

M-INTY Ratcliffe G280 (Ineos)

And the other Gulfstream G280 M-INTY

Yacht Hampshire

The Feadship yacht Hampshire was built as Vanish. She is owned by Andrew Currie. He also owns Hampshire I (ex Barbara Jean)


yacht Hampshire (ex Vanish)

Yacht Hampshire I (ex Barbara Jean)

Barbara Jean was built for Jack Hutchings, founder of Hutchings Automotive Products, Inc. He named the yacht after his wife Barbara.


yacht Hampshire I (ex Barbara Jean)

Yacht New Hampshire

The yacht New Hampshire is owned by Ineos CFO John Reece. She is listed for sale and we think Reece is buying a new yacht.


New Hampshire was built as Rasselas for Kenneth Rainin, founder of Rainin Instrument Co., which produced laboratory instruments.


(Photo by Raphael Belly)


yacht New Hampshire
Jim Ratcliffe Richest man of the UK, founder of Ineos October 18, 1952/span> https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wpf8ea0e1c_0a_06.jpg INEOS Group Amanda Townson US$ 13.2 billion
St Jean Cap Ferrat, France. https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wp55163232_0a_06.jpg
yacht Hampshire II https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wpc9a82312_0a_06.jpg Built at Feadship, value more than US$ 150 million
yacht Sherpa https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wpedb2c3ce_0a_06.jpg Expedition yacht built at Feadship
Gulfstream G550 private jet https://www.superyachtfan.com/wpimages/wp3b19537b_0a_06.jpg M-USIC