Jim Moran’s yacht Gallant Lady

Jim Moran built an automobile empire, which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

Jim Moran yacht - Gallant Lady

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Yacht Sovereign (ex Harbour Island)

The yacht Sovereign was built as Harbour Island in 2011 by Newcastle Shipyards.

Yacht Sovereign Interior

She is one of the largest private yachts built in the United States. Sovereign is a full displacement yacht built of steel and accommodates 12 guests in 6 staterooms.

NewCastle Marine

Newcastle Shipyards was formed in 1999 by Kevin Keith and Leslie Miller. They started building expedition yachts.

Luxury yacht Harbour Island is their largest project to date. In 2012 Harbour Island was sold by Worth Avenue Yachts, she is now named Sovereign.

Charter Yacht Sovereign

The yacht Sovereign is not available for charter.

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Steve Hudson

Who is Steve Hudson? He is President of the Hudson Capital Group (HCG), a private investment firm focused on the acquisition, development and management of real estate assets.

Hudson Capital Group

HCG has developed more than 2,000 apartment and condo units in Florida. HCG owns several warehouse, retail and office buildings located in South Florida. Further Steve Hudson is owner of the HS Property Group, a property management company in Fort Lauderdale.

International Yacht Collection

Mr. Hudson was the owner,  President and CEO of International Yacht Collection (IYC) which he sold to Trinity Yachts in 2007.

In eight years time, IYC has grown from a small brokerage office in Fort Lauderdale to 7 full service offices worldwide.

Waste Management

Before that Steve Hudson was active in solid waste services through his company Hudson Management Corporation.

Salty’s Warehouse

Steve Hudson was also shareholder of Salty’s Warehouse. Salty’s Warehouse, Inc. was engaged in selling name brand consumer products over the Internet.

Salty’s Warehouse focuses on selling consumer electronics and audio-video equipment such as speakers, amplifiers, and tuners, although Salty’s Warehouse also sells assorted other goods such as watches, sunglasses and sports games.

Sold to Nucotec

In  2002 Steve W. Hudson and Earl T. Shannon sold 80% of the stock to Nucotec, Inc., a Nevada corporation, Salty’s Warehouse was a subsidiary of Nucotec, Inc. from 2002 through 2004 when Nucotec was sold to a third party.

In 2004 Earl T. Shannon, Steven W. Hudson, and Scott W. Bodenweber agreed that 5,110,200 of their shares of Nucotec would be redeemed by Nucotec in exchange for all of Nucotec’s shares of Salty’s Warehouse, Inc. In 2006 they sold all of the shares held by them to a group of approximately 54 purchasers for a total sales price of USD 800,000.  

As a result of this transaction, Mr. Guy Peckham has acquired 14,077,229 common shares representing 62.7% of the share capital.  

Mr. Peckham successfully built Canadian based Goodlife Brands into a CAD$128,000,000 business in annual sales employing over 550 employees across Canada before selling it in 2001.

Green Energy

Salty’s Warehouse is now named Green Energy Renewable Solutions INC.

Steve Hudson (#2)

SuperYachtFan became aware of another Steve Hudson, based in Toronto, who also seems to be able to purchase a superyacht.

Element Financial Corporation

This Steve Hudson is Chairman and CEO of Element Financial Corporation. Steve Hudson founded the private investment firm Cameron Capital and Newcourt Credit Group. Newcourt Credit Group became a world leader in equipment and asset finance.

Sold Newcourt for US$ 4.2 billion

New York based CIT Group acquired Newcourt Credit in 1999 for US$ 4.2 billion in stocks.  At that moment Steve Hudson owned approx. 11% of the shares.

But after earnings were lower than expected, the value of the stocks fell sharply. When Hudson retired a year later his deal was worth approx US$ 200 million. Later Hudson founded Element Financial Corp, which is active in capital equipment lease.

Owner of Harbour Island

Do you know which Steve Hudson owned Harbour Island? Please do sent us a message. 2014 Update: we received a message that ‘the first’ Mr. Hudson was the owner of the yacht. Do you know if Steve Hudson from Toronto also owns a yacht? Please do sent us a message.

Superyacht harbour island - Steve Hudson

Superyacht Harbour Island was built for Steve Hudson

Superacht Harbour Island

The yacht Harbour Island built by Newcastle Shipyards

built for Steve Hudson

She was built for Steve Hudson

superyacht Sovereign, built as Harbour Island

Since she was sold in 2012, her new name is Sovereign

Harbour Island in Monaco

The yacht in Monaco

refueling Harbour Island

The yacht being refueled in Monaco

Steve HudsonHarbour Island close-upfresh suppliescrew on upperdeck

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