The yacht Main was built by Codecasa for Italian billionaire Giorgio Armani.
Armani designed the yacht himself. Main is 65 meter (213ft) and is one of the largest yachts built in Italy. She can easily be recognized by her dark hull color. Main has a range of 6,000 miles at 14 knots. She can accommodate 14 guests in 6 cabins, and has a crew of 14. She was delivered to her owner in 2008.
Mariu is 49 meters (161ft) and built out of steel with aluminum superstructure. Mariu sleeps 12 guests and 11 crew members. Mariu was named after Armani’s mother Maria. She was sold in 2010 and again in 2011. The yacht is now owned by Cypriot shipping tycoon Andreas Hadjiyiannis, founder of Cyprus Maritime.
The yacht Mariu is available for charter
Who is Giorgio Armani? He is a famous fashion designer from Italy. His first jobs were window dresser and menswear salesman, but he started designing for the Nino Cerutti company in 1965.
He started the Giorgio Armani Corporation in 1979. Giorgio Armani now has 300 stores across 37 countries and realizes a turnover of USD 1.6 billion. He owns shares in Luxottica worth USD 800 million.
He licensed his name for several hotels, including the Hotel Armani Milan. Giorgio Armani and Emaar Properties signed an agreement in 2004 for Emaar Hotels to build and operate at least seven luxury hotels and three vacation resorts under the Giorgio Armani name. One of these hotels is located in Dubai. The bottom 39 floors of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, houses an 160 room Armani Hotel.
Giorgio Armani has an estimated net worth of US$ 7.4 billion.
Giorgio Armani owns several houses all around the world. His most famous are his mansion in Antiqua and a beautiful home in St. Tropez France. He also resides in Milan.
Andreas Hadjiyiannis is a Greek Cypriotic shipping tycoon.
He founded Cyprus Maritime Ltd, also known as Cyprus Sea Lines. The company is based in Athens. Cyprus Maritime operates 15 bulkers, including four capesizes, and seven multipurpose (MPP) vessels. All the company's ships are on time charters.
In 2011 Hadjiyiannis donated GBP 500,000 to the London School of Economics to form the Andreas Hadjiyiannis Research Fellowship on Contemporary Cyprus.
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