Carl Linné (ex: Christoffels Lighthouse) -
Harald Örneberg -
ORN Capital -
Harald Örneberg is the owner of the sailing yacht Carl Linné. Orneberg founded Orn Capital, a hedge fund management company. Orn Capital managed funds in excess of US$ 650 million. In 2006 Orneberg sold Orn Capital to Morley Fund Management. Morley is the UK-
Massimo Moratti -
Saras Group -
Italian billionaire Massimo Moratti is the owner of the sailing yacht Carlotta. Massimo Moratti is the CEO of the Saras Group. The Saras Group, founded by his father Angelo Moratti, is a leading independent oil refinery and trading group, active in Europe. Saras refines, sells and distributes oil products such as diesel, gasoline, heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and aviation fuel. In 2013 Russian state owned petroleum company Rosneft took a 21% share in Saras, of which 14% acquired from the Moratti Brothers, who each received EUR 90 million or USD 120 million for their shares. Massimo and his brother Gian Marco Moratti (Chairman at the company) still own 25.01% of the Saras shares each. In 2013 Saras realized a revenue of US$ 15 billion and a net loss of USD 370 million. Massimo Moratti owned all the shares of the Italian soccer club Inter Milan, but in 2013 sold 70% of the shares to International Sports Capital, for USD 340 million. Massimo still owns 30% of the shares in Inter Milan and remains Honorary Chairman. Forbes estimates the net worth of Massimo Moratti at US$ 1.5 billion. Sailing yacht Carlotta was delivered by Perini Navi in 1992. She is built out of steel and powered by a single Volvo engine.
Robert (Bob) and Lynne Grossman -
Southern Container Corporation (sold in 2008)
Bob and Lynne Grossman are the owners of the Alloy expedition yacht Caryali. Bob Grossman is the son of Louis Grossman, who founded the Southern Container Corporation. The Southern Container Corporation was sold in 2008 to RockTenn for USD 1 billion. It is not clear whether Bob still owned shares in the company at that moment, so SuperYachtFan estimates Grossman’s net worth at USD 100 million. Bob is the brother of Steven Grossman, owner of the Huisman motor yacht Arcadia. Bob Grossman is still connected to a company named Southern Kraft Corporation, based in Plantation, Florida. The company was (or still is) also active in the paper industry. The Grossman family is now active in real estate development, through several companies all with names related to Caryali. The family owns DMH Press, which publishes the children’s storybooks The Dolly Adventures. The books are actually written by Alison Grossman, daughter of Bob and Lynne. Bob and Lynne Grossman have owned several yachts all named Caryali. Their yachts are named after their children Cary and Alison. Before their current Alloy Yacht, they owned a Nordhavn 86, also named Caryali.
Casino Royale -
David McDonald -
David McDonald is the owner of the yacht Casino Royale. David McDonald was CEO of Pelco. Pelco is worldwide leader in the design, development and manufacture of video security systems, with 2,200 employees worldwide. In 2007 Pelco was acquired by Schneider Electric for USD 1.5 billion. At that moment 50% of the shares of Pelco was owned by Gerald and William Lyles, while the other 50% was owned by Freedom Acquisitions, Incorporated, which was partially owned by David McDonald. It is estimated that David McDonald received around 25% of the USD 1.5 billion, or USD 375 million. In the same year David McDonald founded McDonald Aviation, LLC. McDonald Aviation owns a Gulfstream 550 with registration N560DM, which is available for charter. David McDonald acquired the yacht Casino Royale from legendary yachtsman John Staluppi. John Staluppi currently owns two yachts and has third in order, all three are named Skyfall.
Cedar Sea II -
Mouawad family -
The Mouawad family are the owners of superyacht Cedar Sea II. Mouawad is a privately held International jewelry company that designs, manufacturers, and sells exclusive jewelry. During the last 40 years the company has transformed from a family business into a global empire. Mouawad is known for its exclusive collections, haute joaillerie, objects of art, and luxury watches. Mouawad is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland but they have offices worldwide. Mouawad was founded in 1891 in Beirut, Lebanon by David Mouawad and is currently led by 4th generation. Cedar Sea used to have an customized Range Rover as a tender.
C’est La Vie -
Franck Muller -
Franck Muller Geneve -
Franck Muller is the owner of the motor yacht C’est La Vie. Franck Muller is the founder of the Geneva based watch making company Franck Muller. After graduating from the Watch making School of Geneve, Franck Muller started repairing exclusive watches. In 1991 he started his own watch making company, focusing on tourbillions watches. His famous clientele include rapper 50Cent and actress Demi Moore. Annual sales of the Frank Muller Group is estimated at USD 350 million a year. Franck Muller’s yacht C’est La Vie was built in 2003 at the German Kaiserwerft. In 2012 Franck Muller ordered a larger 45 meter yacht at Kaiserwerft for Eur 21 million. The yacht order was later canceled, which started a legal dispute.
C’est La Vie -
Gary Chouest -
Edison Chouest Offshore -
Gary Chouest, who purchased Westport Yachts early June 2014, is the owner of several sport fishing yachts. He and his family own the ACY 90 ft C’est La Vie, the ACY 80 ft Patriot, the ACY 65 ft Freedom and the Monterey 58 Chach. The large number of ACY yachts isn’t surprising as Chouest actually owns the shipyard CY, or American Custom Yachts. Gary Chouest is a wealthy man, his net worth is estimated at a least US$ 1 billion. The source of wealth is the company Edison Chouest Offshore, or ECO. ECO was founded by Edison Chouest, the father of Gary Chouest. Edison Chouest started as a shrimp fisherman. In 1960 he bought a small utility vessel to support a petroleum rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Later he started to refurbish old vessels and nowadays Edison Chouest Offshore owns more than 200 offshore service vessels, five shipbuilding facilities (North American Shipbuilding, LaShip, Gulf Ship, Tampa Ship and Navship), and two super yacht builders: ACY and since 2014 Westport Yachts. Further the group owns several ship terminals, dry dock facilities and other ship service related companies. Chouest also co-
Marty Sutter -
health care investments -
Marty Sutter is the owner of the yacht Chanticleer. Sutter founded a number of successful healthcare companies. Marty Sutter is founder and managing director of Essex Woodlands. Established in 1985, Essex Woodlands is one of the oldest healthcare equity and venture capital firms in the world. They have $2.5 billion under management. Investments include ATS Medical, BioForm Medical, Lifecell and several others.
Scott McQueen -
Bluewater Radio Broadcasting -
Scott McQueen is the owner of the yacht Charisma. Scott McQueen is the founder of Bluewater Broadcasting. Bluewater Broadcasting owns and operates seven radio stations in the Montgomery Alabama area. Stations include WQKS HD3 Yo! 107.1 (classic hip hop/R&B) and WACV – News Talk 93.1.
Russian Presidential yacht -
The yacht Chayka is known as the Russian Presidential yacht. The yacht was acquired by the Russian government in 2011. She was originally built for an Italian businessman who named her Leo Fun. When acquired by Russia, she was first known as Sirius, but soon renamed in to Chayka, which means Seagull in Russian. In 2011 it was reported that she was purchased on behalf of Dmitry Medvedev, then Russia’s president, now Russia’s Prime Minister. Chayka’s home port is Sochi, host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It is expected that Vladimir Putin and or Dmitry Medvedev will use the yacht Chayka as basis for their visits to the Olympic Games.
Eric E Verbeeck -
real estate -
Eric Verbeeck is the owner of the sailing yacht Che. Verbeek owns Interbuild, a Belgium real estate developer. The company was founded in 1980 by Erick Verbeeck, and was one of the largest Belgium real estate companies. The company was sold to the Dutch BAM group in 1998.
Chevy Toy -
Gene Reed -
Gene Reed Enterprises -
Gene Reed used to be the owner of the yacht Chevy Toy. Reed sold the yacht Chevy Toy in 2011, she is now named Cocktails. Gene Reed founded the Gene Reed Enterprises, an automotive group based in Charleston, South Carolina. Reed was mainly active as Chevrolet and Toyota dealership. In 2011 Reed sold his Toyota dealerships to Hendrick Automotive Group for around USD 70 million . Reed still owns Daytona Toyota in Florida, and owns Reed-
Chopi Chopi -
Taha Mikati -
M1 Group / Investcom -
Christina O -
Ivor Fitzpatrick -
Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company -
The yacht Christina O was built for the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, who named his yacht after his daughter Christina Onassis. When Onassis died in 1975, the yacht was acquired and later restored by John Paul Papanicolaou, a friend of the Onassis family. Papinicolaou was president of Titan Brokerage Corporation of Piraeus, Greece. Papinicolaou was also responsible for the conversion of Galeb, the former Yugoslavian presidential yacht. John-
Merle Wood -
Merle Wood & Associates -
Merle Wood is the owner of the yacht Claire. Merle Wood is the founder and owner of Merle Wood & Associates, one of the most successful yacht brokerage companies. The company has concluded sales with a cumulative value exceeding USD 26 billion. The yacht Claire was built as Seahawk. Wood previously owned a smaller yacht, a 115ft Broward yacht also named Claire. Wood named the yachts after his wife Claire. Wood also owns or owned a 75ft Hatteras yacht named Victory. Claire is available for charter.
Clan VI -
Clan VIII -
Bertram R.C. Rickmers -
Rickmers Group -
Bertram Rickmers is the owner of the sailing yachts Clan VI and Clan VIII. Bertram Rickmers is owner and chairman of the Rickmers Group, based in Hamburg Germany and active in shipping and ship management. Through its Rickmers Linie the group offers breakbulk, heavy lift and cargo liner services. With 12 vessels Rickmers Linie offers the "Round-
Cocoa Bean -
Ali Ghandour -
Albani Perfumes -
The Ghandour family, based in Miami Florida, are the owners of the yacht Cocoa Bean. Ali Ghandour owns Albani Perfumes, a wholesaler of perfumes and cosmetics. SuperYachtFan was not able to find much information about the Ghandour family and their businesses, if you do know more about the Ghandour family please do sent us a message. Cocoa Bean was built as project New Horizon at Trinity yachts as their largest yacht ever. Update: Ali Ghandour is married to Al Maha bint Ahmed Al-
Tom Murphy -
Coastal Construction -
Tom Murphy is the owner of the yacht Cocktails. Murphy is the founder of Coastal Construction. Coastal is one of the largest construction firms in Florida. The company builds hotels, resorts, office buildings, condominiums and homes. Clients include Donald Trump (Trump Hollywood) and Opray Winfrey, Coastal built a house for her. Part of the Coastal group is Coastal Environmental Services, which specializes in disaster relief and environmental cleanup. Tom Murphy is an active philanthropist, his Coastal Cares supports local and regional charities including the Boys & Girls Club and Education Fund/Teach-
Code 8 -
Mansoor bin Mohammed Almaktoum
Dubai Royal Family -
Prince Mansoor bin Mohammed Almaktoum is the owner of the yacht Code 8. Prince Mansoor is one fo the sons of the Emir of Dubai: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Actually the Ruling Family of Dubai owns several yachts, including the yacht Dubai, which is one of the largest yachts in the world. The yacht Code 8 was built as Golden Cell in 1996 and later known as Don Pablo. She was last refitted in 2015, probably around the time she was purchased by the Prince. In 1999 the yacht was involved in a grounding accident.
Ruling family of Qatar -
The yacht Constellation is owned by the ruling family of Qatar. Constellation has an identical sister ship, named Stargate, which is owned by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamid bin Khalifa Al-
Neville Crichton -
Car dealership / Balverona / Ateco -
New Zealand based automotive entrepreneur Neville Crichton is the owner of the yacht Como
Steven Sablotsky -
Noven Pharmaceuticals -
Steven Sablotsky is the owner of the yacht Copasetic. Sablotsky is the founder of Noven Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company active in the research, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of prescription pharmaceutical products. Steven Sablotsky founded Noven in 1987 and brought it to the stock market a year later. He kept approx. 25% of the shares. The company grew rapidly, realizing a revenue of US$ 108 million in 2008, with a net profit of USD 21 million. In 2009 the Japanese pharma company Hisamitsu acquired Novem for USD 430 million, netting Sablotsky more than USD 100 million. His expedition yacht Copasetic was built by Hike Metal Works and delivered in 2006. The yacht is currently (2014) for sale.
Coral Island -
Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Abdulmalik Al-
investments (Zeem Trading Company) -
Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Abdulmalik Al-
Cracker Bay -
Gary Morse -
The Villages www.thevillages.com
Gary Morse is the owner of the yacht Cracker Bay. Cracker Bay was built as Campbell Bay by Hakvoort Shipyard. Gary More is the owner of The Villages Ltd. The Villages is an age-
Crazy Me -
Crazy Too -
Rattan Chadha -
Mexx clothing -
Criss C -
former owner: Eric Wittouck -
Weight Watchers -
The Wittouck family was owner of the Tiense Suikerraffinaderij, Belgium’s largest sugar producer. In 1989 the Tiense Suikerraffinadery was sold to the German company Südzucker for approx. EUR 950 million. Since then Erik Wittouck founded Artal, a private investment vehicle based in Luxembourg. Thought Artal his investments include Eurobake, Europe's largest baking company, Pizza Hut Finance, operating more than 100 restaurants and Neuhaus, a chocolate manufacturer. Prior investments include Weight Watchers, which was purchased from Heinz for USD 735 million in 1999 and which was floated on the NYSE stock market in 2001 with a USD 400 million profit. In 2007 Artal received another USD 540 million for shares Artal still owned in Weight Watchers. And in 2010 and 2011 Artal sold another 12 million shares for more than USD 1 billion.
Martin Brooks -
Martin Brook is the owner of the Moonen yacht Crystal. Martin Brook is the founder of Brooks Leisure, the UK’s fourth largest operator of nightclubs and bars. Brooks father founded Brooks Cash and Carry a wholesaler, which was sold in 1990. Martin Brook then founded Brook Leisure. The last few years many clubs have been sold and the group changed it focus to real estate development. Brook’s yacht Crystal was originally built at Royal Denship but when that company went bankrupt, the yacht was finished at Moonen.
The Edge (David Howell Evans) -
Superyacht Cyan is owned by David Howell Evans also known as The Edge. He is guitarist, backing vocalist, and keyboardist of the Irish rock band U2. In 1976, at Mount Temple Comprehensive School, Evans formed U2 with his fellow students and his older brother Dik. They became one of the most popular acts in popular music, with successful albums such as The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby. As a member of U2 and as an individual, The Edge has campaigned for human rights and philanthropic causes. He co-
Darnice III -
Hussein Nuaman Soufraki -
HSN Group -
Hussein Nuaman Soufraki is the founder and Chairman of HNS Group. HNS Group is a international contractor and real estate developer. Founded in 1961 the group specializes in commercial construction and civil engineering works for infrastructure and public works projects. HNS Group’s international investments include the Finsbury Tower in London and the Sun City Mall & Hotel in Cairo. Hussein Nuaman Soufraki was born in Libya ad holds the Canadian citizenship, he resides in Monaco and London. Soufraki is the owner of the Benetti built yacht Darnice III.
SS Delphine -
Jacques Bruynooghe -
Top finition -
Jacques Bruynooghe is the owner of the yacht SS Delphine. He is the founder of Jacques Bruynooghe Garments S.A.R.L.. His company produces denim jeans for brands like Levi’s. The company is based in Tunesia, where it employs 5.000 workers. In 1997 Jacques Bruynooghe purchased SS Delphine – originally built for US car maker Horace Dodge in 1921-
Marcel Boekhoorn -
Marcel Boekhoorn is a Dutch entrepreneur. He started his career as a CPA (auditor) but soon focused on private equity. His first major investment was the Dutch bakery retail chain Bakker Bart. His biggest success was the Dutch mobile phone operator Telfort which he acquired for EUR 300 million, and sold 9 months later to KPN for EUR 1.2 billion. His current investments include Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the McGregor Fashion Group and Spyker Cars. Boekhoorn named his investment company BoWoLaRi, short for Boekhoorn Wordt Lachend Rijk, which translates as Boekhoorn becomes rich while smiling. Boekhoorn is owner of the Dutch zoo Ouwehands Dierenpark. His net worth is estimated at USD 1,5 billion. Marcel Boekhoorn named his yacht Deniki after his three daughters Denise, Nicole and Kim.
Destination Fox Harb'r Too -
Ronald Vaughan "Ron" Joyce -
Wendy's International -
Ron Joyce is the owner of the yacht Destination Fox Harb’r Too. Ronald VaughanJoyce, is a Canadian billionaire. He co-
Diamonds are forever -
John Staluppi -
Atlantic Auto Group -
John Staluppi is the owner of the yacht Diamonds are forever. Staluppi started with a gas station and made it a big success. He was selling cars in his twenties and became one of the first Honda dealers in the US. Within 10 years he owned 20 dealerships. Later he added Hyundai dealerships. His New York Autogiant now represents 10 brands including Audi, Cadillac and Volkswagen. Together with John Rosatti he is owner of Millennium Super Yachts.
Alisher Usmanov -
Metalloinvest, Kommersant -
Alisher Usmanov is one of Russia's richest men, with a fortune estimated at USD 18.1 billion. He is shareholder of Metalloinvest, one of the largest iron ore suppliers in the world. He is also owner of Arsenal Football Club, Kommersant (a Russian newspaper) and several other media companies. Superyacht Dilbar is named after his mother
D’Natalin IV -
Dennis Jones -
Jones Pharma -
Dennis M. Jones (together with his wife Judith Jones) is founder of Jones Pharma. Jones Pharma is a specialty pharmaceuticals manufacturer. In 2000 the company was acquired by King Pharmaceuticals. The market value of the company on its closing trade was $3.6 billion. After the sale of their company, Dennis and his wife founded The Dennis M Jones Family Foundation, providing to underprivileged students. The foundation was funded with 1,000,000 shares of King and converted into cash through the public sale of the shares at $52 per share. They purchased their yacht D’Natalin in 2000. She was built in 1996 by Delta Marina as Sally An. In 2014 Dennis Jones had his new 164 ft yacht D’Natalin IV delivered by US yacht builder Christensen. Their previous yacht was put for sale.
Carlos Ancira Elizondo -
Carlos Ancira Elizondo is the owner of the yacht Domani. Elizondo is founder of Grupo Chartwell de Mexico S de RL de CV, Grupo Chartwell is active in the hotel business in Mexico. Hotels owned or operated by Chartwel are Hilton Mexico City International Airport, the Quinta Real hotel chain and NH Hotels. Chartwell is also active in the development of shopping malls and residential condominiums in Mexico He co-
Dorothea III -
Steven Green -
Greenstreet Partners -
The luxury yacht Dorothea III is owned by Steven Green. Steven Green is an investor and founder of the private investment company Greenstreet Partners. He was Chairman and CEO of Samsonite Corporation from 1988 to 1996 and US Ambassador to Singapore from November 1997 to March 2001. Green is an active philanthropist, though his Green Family Foundation. Donations include US$ 20 million to the Florida International University, forming the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. The net worth of Steven Green is estimated at US$ 500 million. His yacht is named after his wife Dorothea. Dorothea III was built as Marco Polo and was purchased by Green in 2011.
Sergey Brin -
Sergey Brin is the owner of the yacht Dragonfly. In 1997 Brin co-
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum -
Dubai Holding -
The yacht Dubai is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. He is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and constitutional monarch of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed is a major figure in international thoroughbred horse racing and breeding. He is owner of Woodlands Stud, Ballysheehan Stud, Gainsborough Farms Inc and Darley Stables. He is owner of Dubai Holding, which controls 20 companies, including Jumeirah Group, Dubai Properties, Tecom Investments, Dubai Bank and Travelodge UK. His family wealth was estimated at USD 90 billion by Forbes magazine in 2012.
Murat Vargi -
Investments (MV Holding) -
Murat Vargi is the owner of the yacht E&E. Vargi is founder of Turkcell, Turkey's largest cell phone operator. His investment company MV Holding owns 2.5% of Turkcell, and has other investments in telecom, energy and tourism. He also owns a stake in KVK, the largest mobile service and telephone distribution network in Turkey. He was owner of Enta Tekstil, a manufacturer of upholstery fabric. Murat Vargi is one of the richest Turks.
Ebony Shine -
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue -
Vice President of Equatorial Guinea
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the owner of the yacht Ebony Shine. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the son of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is a country located in Central Africa. Since the mid-
Roman Abramovich -
Investments, Sibneft -
Alshair Fiyaz -
Lloyd Dorfman -
Lloyd Dorfman is the founder of Travelex. Dorfman founded Travelex in 1976 when he opened a small currency exchange shop in London. It is now the world largest foreign exchange company with activities as international payments, currency exchange and prepaid credit cards. In 2000 Dorfman acquired Thomas Cook, which expanded Travelex’ international operations. In 2005 Dorfman sold a 70% stake in Travelex to Apax Partners for GBP 1 billion (USD 2 billion). Dorfman’s yacht Elandess is built by Abeking & Rasmussen. Before this yacht, Dorfman owened a 47 meter Heesen yacht, also called Elandess.
Wendy Schmidt -
Married to Eric Schmidt -
Wendy Schmidt is the owner of the sailing yacht Elfje. The yacht Elfje was built at Royal Huisman in the Netherlands. Elfje is an eco friendly yacht, designed to have a minimum impact on the environment. Schmidt is married to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Wendy Schmidt also owns a 80 ft Swan sailing yacht named Selene, which she received as a birthday gift. Selene is available for charter. Wendy and her husband Eric are also rumored to be the owners of the motor yacht Oasis.
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