Yacht Length: 62 m (205 ft) -
Martin Bouygues Net Worth: US$ 2 billion -
The yacht BATON ROUGE was built at Dutch yacht builder Icon Yachts under project name Florida. The 62.50 meter (205.05 ft) displacement motor yacht is the second of three superyachts in the ICON 62m range.
BATON ROUGE has a steel hull with an 11.40 metre beam and a draft of 3.50 meters. She was launched in May 2010.
She is powered by 2 MTU diesel engines. Which bring her a top speed of 16 knots. Her cruise speed is 12 knots. The yacht has a range of more than 5,000nm.
ICON Yachts is a relatively new name amongst luxury yacht builders.
The company is based in Holland and offers customized superyachts built on a pre-
Unfortunately, Icon Yachts went bankrupt early 2014, after severe losses in 2012 and 2013.
The company was purchased for EUR 415.000 by the Russian billionaire Alexander Mazanov. He also bought the yacht Icon.
Mazanov was shareholder at the -
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.
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Together with his brother Olivier he controls 19% of Bouygues Group. The Group is a diversified industrial conglomerate. It was founded by their father in 1952.
Martin is chairman and chief executive; Olivier Bouygues is deputy chief executive.
His wife Melissa Bouygues was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Which may explain the yacht’s name. They have 3 children: Charlotte , William and Édouard Bouygues.
The company derives 40% of its USD 40 billion in sales outside of France. It has interests in telecom, media, construction.
The company was also involved in the English Channel Tunnel. And the Kwun Tong viaduct in Hong Kong. It built motorways in Hungary and the Sydney CityRail airport link.
Bouygues Telecom is a large French mobile phone provider.
In 2012 Bouygues Telecom charged Solenne San Jose EUR 11.721.000 billion (!) for mobile phone usage. At first Bouygues Telecom offered payments in installments before admitting the bill was wrong.
His net worth is estimated by Forbes at US$ 2 billion. Martin is a close confident of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy and godfather of his son. The net worth of Olivier is also US$ 2 billion.
He owns a Bombardier Global 5000 private jet. With registration F-
Bouygues lives with his wife Melissa in a large house (or more a castle) in France. The castle was originally owned by his mother Monique. She died in 2017.
Martin also owns a wine house named Chateau Montrose. His wife Melissa is Chairwoman at Montrose.
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