Yacht Name: Force Blue -
Flavio Briatore Net Worth: US$ 200 million -
The luxury yacht is available for charter for US$ 250,000 per week
The yacht Force Blue (formerly Big Roi) is a trawler-
She was designed by Ole Steen Knudsen and Tom Fexas. She is part of Royal Denship's expedition series. The series includes Turmoil and Big Aron.
The yacht is powered by two Caterpillar engines. They bring her a top speed of 18 knots. Her cruise speed is 14 knots.
The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 17. She has a long range of 8,000nm.
She was built as Big Roi for Roy Speer. He was the founder and owner of the Home Shopping Network.
Force Blue was purchased by Flavio Briatore in 2009. The yacht was refitted with an interior design by Celeste Dell'Anna.
Seized by Italian Police
In 2010 the Italian Financial Police boarded and seized Force Blue. Following the accusation that Briatore had not paid the appropriate amount of taxes on the use of the yacht.
Briatore was convicted for tax evasion of approx US$ 5 million and sentenced to 23 months in prison. Briatore is appealing the sentence.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.
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He started his career as a restaurant manager and insurance salesman in Italy.
Convicted in Italy on several fraud charges in the 1980s, he set up (and co-
Benetton is a global fashion brand, with annual sales more than USD 2 billion. In 1989 Benetton had more than 800 stores in the US.
Briatore earned commissions from all those stores, which made him very rich.
Benetton Formula One
After he sold his stake, he was promoted by Luciano Benetton to manager of the Benetton Formula One racing team. He signed Michael Schumacher as F1 driver at the team.
The F1 team was named into Renault F1 in 2002. In 2009 he was forced to resign from the Renault F1 team due to his involvement in race fixing.
In 2019 he backed Ferrari's management changes. Ferrari team principal Maurizio Arrivabene was removed from his role and was replaced by former chief technical officer Mattia Binotto.
He is the manager of F1 race driver Fernando Alonso. Briatore owns the famous Billionaire Night Club on the Costa Smeralda.
Flavio Briatore Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of US$ 200 million.
He had a long time relationship with supermodel Heid Klum, who is mother of his first child.
Briatore is now married to Wonderbra' model Elisabetta Gregoraci. Fernando Alonso was driver of the bridal car. Gregoraci gave birth to their son Falco Nathan in 2010.
He owns a large flat in London on the River Thames.
Briatore was the owner of a Canadair CL 600 private jet with registration G-
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