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C2  - motor yacht -   78.43m (257.3ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen   -  2008 - Ron Owen Perelman  -  net worth USD 14 billion  -  USA

Cakewalk  - motor yacht -   55.3m (181ft)  -  Benetti  -  2003 - Charles P Gallagher  -  net worth > USD 400 million  -  USA

Calex  - motor yacht -  49.7m (163 ft)  -  Westport Yachts  -  2013 - David W. Wilson  -  net worth > 100 million  -  USA

Calixe  - motor yacht -   58.8m (192.98ft)  -  Feadship  -  1986 - Wendy McCaw  -  net worth USD 500 million  -  USA

Calliope (now named Ninkasi)  - motor yacht -   42.3m (139 ft)  -  Holland Jachtbouw  -  2010 - Angus C. Littlejohn Jr. -  Net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Candyscape II (now Sealyon) - motor yacht -   61.8m (202.76ft)  -  Viareggio SuperYachts  -  2009  Christian and Nick Candy  -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  UK

Capri - motor yacht -  58.55m (192 ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2003 - John Caudwell  -  net worth: USD 2.6 billion  -  UK

Carinthia VII  - motor yacht -   97.2m (318.9ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2002 - Heidi Horten  -  net worth USD 3,2 billion  -  Austria

Carl Linné  (ex: Christoffels Lighthouse) - sailing yacht -   32.3m (106 ft)  -  Holland Jachtbouw  -  2003

Harald Örneberg  - net worth > USD 50 million  -   Sweden

ORN Capital  -  The Forest Company  -

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-based asset management business of the British insurance company Aviva plc. In 2007 Harald Örneberg founded The Forest Company and Timber Capital. The Forest Company invests in trees, timberland and timber related assets. The Forest Company focuses on forest plantations in areas with high biological growth rates, such as Brazil and Colombia. The company has raised USD 355 million in equity capital and as assets of USD 375 million. Örneberg’s sailing yacht Carl Linné was built at Holland Jachtbouw as Christoffel’s Lighthouse. Carl Linne is currently for sale.

Carlotta  - sailing yacht -  37 (121 ft)  -  Perini Navi  -  1992

Massimo Moratti   -  net worth US$ 1.5 billion  -  Italy

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.

Caryali  - motor yacht - 39.1m (128 ft)  Alloy Yachts  -  2012

Robert (Bob) and Lynne Grossman  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

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  - motor yacht -   49.68m (162.99ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   -  2008

David McDonald  -  net worth USD 375 million  -  USA

Pelco  -

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  - motor yacht -   65.15m (213.8ft)  -  Feadship   -  1986

Mouawad family  -  net worth USD 2,5 billion  - Lebanon

Jewelry  -

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  - motor yacht -   31m (102ft) - Kaiserwerft - 2003

Franck Muller - net worth > USD 100 million  –  Switzerland

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  - motor yacht -   27.4m (90 ft)  -  ACY  -  2012

Gary Chouest  -  net worth > USD 1 billion  -  USA

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-owns the Norway based offshore service company Island Offshore. The latest addition to Gary Chouest’s expanding company portfolio is the Washington based super yacht builder Westport Yachts. He purchased the Westport shares from John Orin Edson, founder of Bayliner Marine Corporation and owner of the Westport yacht Evviva. According to a Westport Yachts press release, Gary Chouest owns a Westport Yacht. SuperYachtFan found out that Gary Chouest is the owner of the Westport 164 My Girl. The yacht was delivered in 2007 and is the 3rd yacht in the 164 series.

Chanticleer  - motor yacht -   33.5m (109.91ft)  -  Burger Boat Company   -  1973

Marty Sutter  -  net worth < USD 100 million  -  USA

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.

Charisma  - motor yacht -   39.62m (129.99ft)  -  Hatteras Yachts  -  1995

Scott McQueen  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  USA

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.

Chayka  - motor yacht -   53.7m (176.18ft)  -  Proteksan Turquoise Yachts  -  2009

Russian Presidential yacht -  Russia

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.

Che  - motor yacht -   35.0 m (114 ft)  -  Sunreef Yachts  -  2011

Eric E Verbeeck  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Belgium

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  - motor yacht -   47.85m (156.99ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC   -  2004

Gene Reed  -  net worth USD 100 million  -  USA

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-Lallier Chevrolet in Fayetteville, N.C. Reed had acquired and sold dealerships before: In 1997 he sold his several Chevrolet dealerships, including three in the Charleston area, to United Auto Group Inc. for USD 17 million in cash and USD 13 million in stock.

Chopi Chopi  - motor yacht -   80 (262 ft)  -  CRN Spa  -  2013

Taha Mikati  -  net worth USD 3.5 billion  -  Lebanon

M1 Group / Investcom  -

Taha Mikati or his brother Najib Makati is the owner of the yacht Chopi Chopi.

Christina O  - motor yacht -   99.15m (325.3ft)  -  Canadian Vickers  -  1943

Ivor Fitzpatrick  -  net worth not known  -  Ireland

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-Paul Papanicolaou died in 2010.  Luxury yacht Christina O is now co-owned by Ivor Fitzpatrick, an Iris lawyer. Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company is one of Ireland's best-known and most respected law firms.

Claire - motor yacht  -  45.7m (150ft) -  Trinity Yachts

Merle Wood - net worth > USD 50 million

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 - sailing yacht - 39m (128ft) - 1983

Clan VIII - sailing yacht - 45m (148ft) - Perini Navi - 2011

Bertram R.C. Rickmers - net worth > USD 500 million - Germany

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-The-World Pearl String Service". With vessels following a fixed itinerary serving 16 ports around the globe on an eastbound route with departures every 14 days. Rickmers Maritime assets manages vessels which are owned by it or by third parties. Rickmers fleet of more than 125 vessels include container vessels, multi-purpose vessels and bulk and car carriers. In 2014 the Rickmers Group realized sales of EUR 545 million and an operational cash flow of more than EUR 200 million, with 2,300 employees.  Bertram Rickmers owns 100% of the shares, giving him a net worth of more than USD 500 million. Rickmers’ sailing yacht Clan VIII was built by Perini Navi and delivered in 2011. She is designed by Ron Holland Design and offers accommodation for 8 guests. His smaller and older yacht Clan VI is available for charter.

Cocoa Bean - motor yacht - 73.98m (242.7ft)  -  Trinity Yachts - 2014

Ali Ghandour  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

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-Juffali. The Al Juffali family is one of the richest in Saudi Arabia. The family owns the Al Juffali Group and has a net worth of US$ 6 billion. They own several yachts, including Kolaha.

Cocktails  - motor yacht -   47.85m (156.99ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC   -  2004

Tom Murphy -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

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-A-Thon. His yacht Cocktails was built as Chevy Toy for Gene Reed.

Code 8 -motor yacht - 50 m (164ft) - Benetti 1996

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.

Constellation  - motor yacht -   80m (262.47ft)  -  Oceanco  -  1999

Ruling family of Qatar   - 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-Thani. Constellation was built as Stargate I in 1999. Luxury yacht Constellation has a shadow vessel named Al Shoua.

Como  - motor yacht -   46.2m (151.6ft)  -  Feadship   -  2014

Neville Crichton  - net worth > USD 200 million  -  New Zealand

Car dealership / Balverona / Ateco  -

New Zealand based automotive entrepreneur Neville Crichton is the owner of the yacht Como

Copasetic  - motor yacht -   43m (141ft)  =  Hike Metal Works  -  2006

Steven Sablotsky  -  net worth > US$ 100 million  -  USA

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  - motor yacht -   72.5m (237.99ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts   -  1994

Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh  -

investments (Zeem Trading Company)  -

Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh is the owner of the yacht Coral  Island.

Cracker Bay  - motor yacht -   44.9m (147.31ft)  -  Hakvoort Shipyard  - 2002

Gary Morse  -  net worth USD 2.5 billion  -  USA

The Villages

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-restricted retirement community located Florida, United States. The Villages consistently ranks as a very high growth area. A 2008 Census Bureau report ranked The Villages the No. 1 fastest growing micropolitan area in the United States. The Villages was founded by the father of Gary Morse. His father began selling land tracts via mail order in the 1960s. Unfortunately a Federal law in 1968 banned mail order sales of real estate. Stuck with considerable portions of Florida land, in the early 1970s Gary Morse father began development of a mobile home park, Orange Blossom Gardens, in the northwestern corner of Lake County. By the early 1980s, though, the community had sold only 400 units. Morse noted that the successful retirement communities offered considerable numbers of well-maintained amenities to the residents and were also surrounded by diverse amounts of nearby commercial development. Thus, Morse began to significantly upgrade the development, which worked out well. Gary Morse built and sold more than 44,000 homes since 1983. He’s created 39 golf courses and developed 4.5 million square feet of commercial space, including two hotels, 60 restaurants and two movie theaters. In 2011, the Holding Company of the Villages Ltd. generated at least USD 550 million in revenue, according to filings. Based on the value of his various businesses and real estate -- plus the almost USD 1 billion in estimated profits the company has earned over 29 years -- Morse and his family are worth more than USD 2.5 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Crazy Me  - motor yacht -  50m (164 ft)  -  Heesen Yachts - 2013

Crazy Too  - motor yacht -   33.5m (109.91ft)  -  Overmarine SRL   -  2005

Rattan Chadha  -  net worth USD 600 million  -  the Netherlands

Mexx clothing  -

Rattan Chadha is the owner of the yachts Crazy Me and Crazy Too.

Criss C  - motor yacht -   34.14m (112.0ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.  -  1993

former owner: Eric Wittouck  -  net worth > USD 1 billion  -  Belgium

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.

Crystal  -  motor yacht -  36.9m (121ft)  -  Royal Denship / Moonen  -  2011

Martin Brooks  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  UK

Brooks Leisure

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.

Cyan  - motor yacht -   48.7m (159.78ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A.  -  1997

The Edge (David Howell Evans)  -  net worth USD 200 million  -  Ireland

U2  -

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-founded Music Rising, a charity to support musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. The net worth of The Edge is estimated at USD 200 million. The yacht Cyan was built as Renalo in 1997 and acquired in 2010 by The Edge, who renamed her Cyan.

Darnice III  - motor yacht -   60m (196.85ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  1986

Hussein Nuaman Soufraki  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  Lebanon

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.

DB9 - motor yacht  -  52 m (171 ft)  -  Palmer Johnson  -  2010  Sergei Pugachev - net worth US$ 2 billion - Russia/France

SS Delphine  - motor yacht -   78.55m (257.7ft)  -  Great Lakes Engineering Works   -  1921

Jacques Bruynooghe  -  net worth > EUR 1 00 million  -  Belgium

Top finition  -  topfinition

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- and restored her to her former glory. She was re-christened in 2003 by HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

Deniki  - motor yacht -   52.3m (171.59ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.  -  2007

Marcel Boekhoorn  - net worth USD 1.5 billion  -  the Netherlands

Telfort  -

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  - motor yacht -   49.1m (160.99ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC  -  2008

Ronald Vaughan "Ron" Joyce  -  net worth > USD 1 billion  -  USA

Wendy's International  -

Ron Joyce is the owner of the yacht Destination Fox Harb’r Too. Ronald VaughanJoyce, is a Canadian billionaire. He co-founded the Tim Hortons doughnut chain as Tim Horton's partner. Joyce began to franchise the company throughout the late 1970's until the 1990s. Later Joyce would merge his company with Wendys. Joyce became the largest single shareholder of Wendys. Ron Joyce eventually sold his stock but continued to be active in his holding company, Jetport Inc, which has significant real estate, aviation, and commercial interests. In 2000, Joyce opened Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa, a five star resort.

Diamonds are forever - motor yacht -   60.96m (200 ft)  -  Benetti SpA  -  2011

John Staluppi  - net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

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.

Dilbar  - motor yacht -   110m (360.89ft)  -  Lürssen  -  2008

Alisher Usmanov  -  net worth USD 18.1 billion  -  Russia

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  -  motor yacht -  50m (164 ft) - Christensen  - 2014

D'Natalin  - 46.12m (151.3ft)  -  Delta Marine   -  1996

Dennis Jones  -  net worth USD 500 million  -  USA

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.

Domani  - motor yacht -   44.2m (145.01ft)  -  Benetti SpA   - 2004

Carlos Ancira Elizondo - net worth > 50 million  - Mexico

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-owns Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, active in the hotel business in Mexico. The company’s operating portfolio includes 13 hotels of which 6 are own, 4 are owned by third parties and 3 are in development stage for a total of 3,292 current rooms plus 443 rooms under development. The hotels are operated under the Krystal brand. Carlos Ancira Elizondo ‘s yacht Domani is available for charter

Dorothea III - motor yacht - 45m ( 148 ft) - Cheoy Lee - 2007

Steven Green - net worth USD 500 million - USA

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.

Dragonfly  -  motor yacht  -  73.3m (240ft) - SilverYachts  - 2009

Sergey Brin - net worth USD 29.5 billion  -  USA

Google -

Sergey Brin is the owner of the yacht Dragonfly. In 1997 Brin co-founded Google, together with Larry Page. They met two years earlier at Stanford University were they created a search engine called Backrub that used links to determine the importance of individual webpages. In 1997 the domain was registered. The name—a play on the word "googol," a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros—reflects Larry and Sergey's mission to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web. More about the history of Google. Nowadays is the most visited website in the world and is a very profitable company realizing sales of USD 66 billion with a net profit of US$ 14 billion. Sergey Brin still owns approx 7 % of the Google shares and still has 60% voting power (together with Larry Page). Brin’s shares in Google give him a net worth of approx. USD 30 billion. Brin’s yacht Dragonfly was built as Silver Zwei for Guido Krass, founder of Silver Yachts, the yacht’s builder.

Dubai  - motor yacht -   162m (531.5ft)  -  Platinum Yachts FZCO   -  2006

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum  -  net worth USD 90 billion  -  Dubai

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.

E&E  - motor yacht -   42.09m (138.1ft)  -  Cizgi Yat   -  2011

Murat Vargi  -  net worth > USD 1 billion  -  Turkey

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 - motor yacht - 74.75m  (248ft) - Feadship - 2009

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue  - family’s net worth > USD 600 million

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-1990s, Equatorial Guinea has become one of sub-Sahara's largest oil producers. With a population of almost two million, it is the richest country per capita in Africa. Accoording to Forbes, Obiang is one of the world's wealthiest heads of state. His net worth is estimated at US$ 600 million. Ebony Shine was built as Ocean Victory for Russian billionaire Victor Rashnikov. Rashnikov had a bigger (140 meter) yacht delivered in 2014. In December 2016 the yacht Ebony Shine was confiscated by Dutch Authorities

Eclipse  - motor yacht -   162.5m (533.1ft)  -  Blohm & Voss GmbH  - 2010

Roman Abramovich  -  net worth USD 10 billion  -  Russia

Investments, Sibneft  -

Roman Abramovich is the owner of the yacht Eclipse, the world ‘s largest yacht. Abramovich owns and has owned several other of the worlds largest superyachts.

Ecstasea  - motor yacht -   85.9m (281.99ft)  -  Feadship   -  2004

Alshair Fiyaz  -  net worth > USD 3 billion -  Pakistan


Motor yacht Ecstasea is owned by Pakistani billionaire Alshair Fiyaz. The yacht Ecstasea was build for Roman Abramovich.

Elandess  - motor yacht -   60m (196.85ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen   -  2009

Lloyd Dorfman  - net worth USD 1.2 billion  -  UK

Travelex  -

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.

Elfje - sailing yacht - 51.8m (170ft) - Royal Huisman - 2015

Wendy Schmidt - net worth USD 10.4 billion

Married to Eric Schmidt - Chairman of Google -

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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