All You Need to Know About Dennis Washington and his Yacht Attessa
Yacht Name: Attessa -
Owner: Dennis Washington -
The motor yacht Attessa IV was originally built as Evergreen for Chang Yu-
During a 3,5 year long reconstruction period, the yacht was totally rebuild under project management of the Washington Yachting Group. The bow, stern and superstructure were all changed, with a totally new interior lay out.
She can accommodate 28 guests, serviced by a crew of 21. The value of Attessa IV is estimated at USD 150 million. In 2012 Bill Gates was using the yacht Attessa for a family holiday in Belize. Photos on this page by Christo303.
In October 2018 Attessa V was involved in a collision with a sports fisher yacht, near San Diego.
The crash caused extensive damage to the starboard quarter of the sports fishing boat, disabling it and critically injuring a man and several others, the Coast Guard said.
A man who was airlifted of the sports fisher by the US Coast Guard, died later in a San Diego hospital.
The cause of the crash is still under investigation.
The yacht Attessa is not available for charter.
Dennis Washington is the owner of three luxury yachts: the Feadship Attessa, the Evergreen yacht Attessa IV and the ocean going tug -
Washington (born 1934) owns a large consortium of companies known as the Washington Companies. Part of the Washington Group is Seaspan Marine Corporation, which is active in marine services. Seaspan includes three shipyards, barge transportation, tug services and a ferry business.
Washington started working at his uncle’s construction company. At the age of 30 he purchased a bulldozer and started his own construction company. In five years time his company was the largest contractor in Montana.
In the 1980’s he bought a copper mine in Montana, this company named Montana Resources is worth more than US$ 1 billion.
Dennis Washington has owned several yachts, all named Attessa. In 1987 his 144ft yacht Attessa (now named Huntress) was used in the movie ‘Overboard’, starring Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel. And in 1993 his Attessa was featured in the Demi Moore movie Indecent Proposal.
His estimated net worth is around US$ 6 billion. Dennis Washington is an active philanthropist through his Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation, having donated more than US$ 130 million.
Dennis Washington and his wife Phyllis own a large house in Indian Wells, California (value for property taxes is around US$ 86 million) and he owns another large estate in Missoula, Montana.
Dennis’ wife Phyllis owns an exclusive antiques store named Maison Felice. In 1998 Phyllis opened Maison Felice in Palm Desert, CA, the culmination of her love for antiques, travel and interior design. Today, Phyllis Washington Antiques with over 25,000 square feet of beautiful objects and furnishing from 18th century to Art Deco, is a destination for many top west coast designers.
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