Author: Peter Yachtfan, update: 2020-
Bernard Arnault Yacht:
101 m (333 ft)
20 in 8 cabins
38 in 16 cabins
Tim Heywood Design
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Symphony Yacht For Charter:
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Symphony Boat Price:
US$ 150 million
Bernard Arnault Net Worth:
US$ 100 billion
March 5, 1949
Antoine Arnault, Delphine Arnault, Alexandre Arnault, Frederic Arnault
Clairefontaine en Yvelines, France
Dassault Falcon 7X (OY-
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He is the richest person in France. His previous yacht Amadeus was sold in 2016. Following the fire which destroyed the Notre Dam in Paris, he donated EUR 200 million for the rebuild. He is the 3rd person in the world with a net worth of US$ 100 billion.
The Symphony yacht has a steel hull with an aluminum superstructure.
The yacht can accommodate 16 guests in 8 staterooms. She has a crew of 27. The owner has his private deck. She is designed to carry a total of 36 passengers. The yacht complies with the new Passenger Yacht Code (PYC).
Symphony is a eco friendly yacht. She is powered by 4x MTU 16V4000M73 engines. She uses a hybrid propulsion technology. The main engine works together with generators and a modern battery bank. She uses 30% less energy than a comparable yacht.
Her maximum speed is 21 knots. Her cruise speed is 10 knots.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.
Early 2019 the yacht was send to Feadship in Amsterdam for a refit.
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He is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the French conglomerate LVMH. It is the largest luxury goods company in the world. He is Europe’s 2nd richest person. He was born in March 1949. He is married to Helene. He has 4 children.
He is owner of the yacht Symphony.
LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. is a French multinational luxury brands conglomerate. The company is headquartered in Paris, France. It is formed after a merger. Between the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and manufacturer of cognac Hennessy in 1971. The name became Moët Hennessy then.
In 1987 Moët Hennessy merged with fashion house Louis Vuitton. Thus creating the current group. LVMH controls around 60 subsidiaries. That each manage a small number of prestigious brands. The subsidiaries are often managed independently. Christian Dior the luxury goods group, is the main holding company of LVMH. Owning 42.36% of its shares, and 59.01% of its voting rights.
Arnault is majority shareholder of Dior. He is Chairman of both companies and CEO of LVMH.
The luxury group owns many brands including Acqua di Parma, Givenchy and Guerlain. Other brands are Kenzo Parfums and of course Louis Vuitton.
The company als owns the famous TAG Heuer watch brand.
Through LVMH he is also the owner of luxury yacht builder Royal Van Lent. Which he acquired in 2008 for more than EUR 300 million. Van Lent actually built his current yacht.
We’ve got some proof that he is the actual owner of the yacht Symphony. The Annual Accounts of Van Lent Holding (a Dutch company) mention that project 808 was delivered. To a company named Sonata Yachting Limited in Malta.
And the Annual accounts of LVMH mention that this company Sonata Yachting Limited is part of the Group’s consolidated companies. To our surprise the building of the yacht is not mentioned as a specific ‘related party transaction’.
Update on the ownership of the superyacht Symphony:
In the 2017 annual accounts of LVMH Group it was disclosed that:. “ a Royal Van Lent subsidiary, the owner and operator of a vessel for business use. Was sold to a subsidiary of Groupe Arnault for consideration of 54 million euros. Groupe Arnault has assumed all liabilities and commitments incurred and entered into by the company prior to the sale.”
So they consider Symphony a ‘vessel for business use’. Which is probably why the transaction was not disclosed as ‘related party transaction’.
Groupe Arnault SAS is the private investment holding for Arnault and his family.
His previous yacht is named Amadeus. She was built in 1969 as a research vessel. And she was converted to a superyacht in 2007. She has an icebreaker hull.
The yacht Amadeus had many famous visitors. Including former UK prime minister Tony Blair and rock star Bono.
According to Forbes Magazine, Arnault is the world's 3rd richest person. He has a net worth of US$ 100 billion. This makes him the richest man in France. He is actually the 3rd person in the world with a net worth of (more than) US$ 100 billion.
Through his holding company he is a real estate investor. He is also an art collector. In 2017 he donated US$ 170 million to form the LVMH Arts Museum. The museum is designed by Frank Gehry.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation promotes art and culture. It is run as a legally separate, nonprofit entity.
In April 2019 Arnault announced that he would donate EUR 200 million for the rebuilt of the Notre Dame. The Notre Dame de Paris is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris.
While undergoing renovation and restoration, the roof of Notre-
He lives with his wife Helene in a large mansion or actually a Chateaux. Situated in a town close to Paris. He also owns a large holiday house in a gated community in St Tropez. Further he is said to own an island. It is named Indigo Island in the Bahamas. He purchased the island for US$ 35 million.
He owns a Dassault Falcon 7X private jet with registration OY-
A Dassault Falcon 7X has a list price of US$ 40 million. It can accommodate 14 passengers. He previously owned a Bombardier Global Express with registration F-
Bernard’s daughter Delphine Arnault has a relation with French billionaire Xavier Niel. Niel is the co-
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Le yacht Symphony est la propriété de l'industriel français Bernard Jean Étienne Arnault. Il est la 2ème personne la plus riche d'Europe. Il est connu sous le nom de président et chef de la direction du conglomérat français LVMH. La plus grande société de produits de luxe au monde.
Selon le magazine Forbes, Arnault est la 4ème personne la plus riche du monde. Avec une valeur nette de USD 100 milliards.
LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A., est un conglomérat multinational français de produits de luxe. Dont le siège social se situe à Paris. Après la fusion entre Moët & Chandon et le fabricant du cognac Hennessy en 1971. Devenu Moët Hennessy.
En 1987, Moët Hennessy a fusionné avec la maison de mode Louis Vuitton. Créant le groupe actuel. LVMH contrôle environ 60 filiales. Qui gèrent chacune un petit nombre de marques prestigieuses.
Les filiales sont souvent gérées de manière indépendante. Christian Dior, le groupe des biens de luxe. Est le principal holding de LVMH, détient 42,36% de ses actions et 59,01% de ses droits de vote. Arnault, actionnaire majoritaire de Dior, est président des deux sociétés et chef de la direction de LVMH.
Royal Van Lent Shipyard
Grâce à LVMH, il est également le propriétaire du constructeur de yachts de luxe Royal Van Lent. Qu'il a acquis en 2008 pour plus de 300 millions d'euros. Van Lent a effectivement construit son yacht actuel.
Sonata Yachting Ltd
Nous avons la preuve que Arnault est le véritable propriétaire du yacht Symphony. Les Comptes annuels de Van Lent Holding (une société néerlandaise) mentionnent que le projet 808 a été livré à une société dénommée Sonata Yachting Limited à Malte.
Et les comptes annuels de LVMH mentionnent que cette société Sonata Yachting Limited fait partie des sociétés groupées consolidées. À notre grande surprise, la construction du yacht n'est pas mentionnée comme une «transaction par correspondance» spécifique.
Luxury Yacht Amadeus
Le vieux yacht d'Arnault s'appelle Amadeus. Elle a été construite en 1969 en tant que navire de recherche et a été transformée en superyacht en 2007. Elle a une coque brise-
Arnault vit dans un grand manoir ou en fait dans un château proche d'une ville de Paris. Il possède également une grande maison de vacances dans une communauté fermée à Saint-
Arnault est propriétaire d'un jet privé Dassault Falcon 7X immatriculé OY-