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

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Quantum Blue  -  motor yacht  -  104m (341ft)  -  Lurssen yachts  - 2014

Sergey Galitskiy  -  net worth USD 10.7 billion  -  Russia

Magnit - www.magnit-info.ru

Sergey Galitskiy is the owner of the yacht Quantum Blue. More here.


Quantum of Solace  - motor yacht -  52m (170.6ft)  -  Benetti SpA   -  2001

John Staluppi  -  net worth > USD 400 million  - USA

Atlantic Auto Group  -  atlanticautogroup.net

The yacht Quantum of Solace was built as Alfa III in 2001. She was acquired by Alexander Shnaider, founder of the Midland Group, who named her Midlandia. In 2008 she was purchased by John Staluppi who named her Quantum of Solace. He sold her again in 2011, and she is now named Elysium. US millionaire John Staluppi is the owner of the yacht Quantum of Solace. Staluppi is a successful car dealer and founder of the Atlantic Auto Group. Staluppi owns several other yachts all named Skyfall. See more hereunder.


Quattroelle  - motor yacht -  86m (282ft)  -  Lurssen  -  2013

Michael Lee-Chin   - net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Portland Holdings  -  portlandholdings.com

Michael Lee-Chin is the owner of the yacht Quattroelle. Find more here.


Queen K  - motor yacht -  72.6m (238.19ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  - 2004

Oleg Deripaska  -  net worth USD 4 billion  -  Russia

Aluminum  - www.rusal.ru

https://www.superyachtfan.com/yacht-queen-k.html


Quinta Essentia  - motor yacht -  55m (180ft)  -  Heesen Yachts  -  2011

Valentin Zavadnikov -  net worth > USD 200 million  -  Russia

Liquor: Synergy Group  - www.sygroup.ru

https://www.superyachtfan.com/yacht-quinta-essentia.html


Radiant  - motor yacht -  110m (360.89ft)  -  Lürssen  - 2009

Abdullah al Futtaim  -  net worth USD 1,4 billion - United Arab Emirates

Al Futtaim Motors  -  www.al-futtaim.ae

Abdullah al Futtaim is the owner of the luxury yacht Radiant.


Rasselas  - motor yacht -  62m (203.41ft)  -  Feadship  -  2005

Bill Duker  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Built for Kenneth Rainin  - net worth USD 300 million  - USA

Rainin Instrument Company (sold to Mettler Toledo)  -  krfoundation.org

Bill Duker is the owner of the yacht Rasselas. Rasselas was built for Kenneth Rainin, the founder of the Rainin Instrument Company. Initially Rainin distributed laboratory instruments and supplies. Later Rainin secured the rights to sell Pipetman, a line of laboratory pipettes, and through design improvements, built the Pipetman into the dominant brand of pipettes used in laboratories. In 2001 Mettler Toledo acquired Rainin Instrument Company for USD 290 million. Rainin’s yacht Rasselas was named after Samuel Johnson’s fictional character, The Prince of Abyssinia, who traveled throughout ancient Arabia in search of happiness. Kenneth Rainin passed away in 2007. The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is active in health, education and arts. Bill Duker is also owner of the yacht Sybaris.


RC  - motor yacht -  40.8m (133.86ft)  -  Baglietto S.p.A. (Cantieri Navali)  -  2004

Roberto Cavalli  -  net worth  USD 500 million - Italy

Fashion Roberto Cavalli  -  www.robertocavalli.com

Robert Cavalli Is an Italian Fashion designer. Roberto Cavalli has 130 sales points worldwide and realized a turnover of USD 200 million in 2010. The net worth of Roberto Cavalli is estimated at USD 500 million.


Rebecca  -  sailing yacht  -  42.4m (139ft) -  Pendennis Shipyard  - 1999

Charles Butt  -  net worth USD 10.9 billion  -  USA

H.E. Butt - www.heb.com

https://www.superyachtfan.com/yacht-rebecca.html


Reborn  - motor yacht -  75.5m (247.7ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  1999

Built as Boadicea for Reg Grundy  - net worth USD 850 million  - Australia

Reg Grundy Productions -  www.fremantlemedia.com

Reg Grundy is an Australian media entrepreneur. He started as a radio sports commentator, and founded the production company Reg Grundy Organization in 1960. He produced successful shows as Sons and Daughters, Neighbours and The Restless Years. In 1995, he sold the Grundy Organization for USD 400 million to the media and publishing company Pearson PLC, now FremantleMedia. In 2008 the net worth of Reg Grundy was estimated at USD 850 million. Grundy named his yacht Boadicea after the queen of the Iceni Celts. Grundy sold the yacht Boadicea in 2009. The current owner of Reborn is French investor and politician Bernard Tapie. Tapie is famous for investing in the sports brand Adidas. In 1990 Bernard Tapie acquired 80% of Adidas for EUR 244 million, in 1991 he acquired an additional 15% for EUR 10 million. In 1992 he sold Adidas for approx. EUR 317 million to Credit Lyonnais. Tapie later claimed that he was swindled by Credit Lyonnais who resold the company to French investor Robert Louis Dreyfus for EUR 617 million. In a controversial court decision Tapie was awarded EUR 385 million in 2008. In 2013 French prosecutors charged Tapie with fraud in this case and seized assets worth several hundred million. It is unclear whether Tapie’s yacht Reborn was seized as well. The yacht was sold to Gabriele Volpi, who named her Boadicea again.


Red Dragon  - sailing yacht -  51.7m (170ft)  -  Alloy Yachts  -  2008

Baron Guy Ullens de Schooten Whettnall  -  net worth > US$ 3 billion  -  Belgium

Weight Watchers  - www.weightwatchers.com

Baron Guy Ullens de Schooten is the owner of the sailing yacht Red Dragon. He is heir to the Wittouck family fortune. 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 Baron Guy Ullens de Schooten and his family member Erik Wittouck founded Artal, a private investment vehicle based in Luxembourg. Artal’s investments include Eurobake, Europe's largest baking company, Pizza Hut Finance, operating more than 100 restaurants and Neuhaus, a chocolate manufacturer. Artal’s most successful investment is 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. Baron Ullens de Schooten is an active philanthropist, donating to good causes through his Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation. He is a leading art collector, who founded the Ullens Centre for Contemporary  Art, based in Beijing it is the first private non-profit cultural institution in China. UCCA has one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese art. Guy Ullens de Schootens’ sailing yacht Red Dragon is designed by Dubois Naval Architects, while her interior is designed by Wilmotte & Associes. The yacht’s name refers to the owners Chinese passion. Red Dragon is available for charter.


Reef Chief  - motor yacht -  36.7m (120.41ft)  -  Lloyds Ships   -  1990

James Dicke  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Crown Equipment  -  www.crown.com

https://www.superyachtfan.com/yacht-anjilis.html


Reem - motor yacht - 50.9m (167ft) - Trinity Yachts - 2013

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum  - Dubai

www.alwaslsc.ae

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the owner of the yacht Reem. Sheikh Ahmed is a brother of the Emir of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Ahmed is President of the Al Wasl Sports Club which one of the most successful  sports clubs in the UAE. He is also active in Thoroughbred horse racing through the Godolpin Stables and is considered to be one of the biggest horse owners in the world. The yacht Reem was built at Trinity Yachts and delivered in 2013. The yacht features a total of 9 guest cabins.


Regina  -  sailing yacht  -  56m (184ft)  -  Pruva Yachting -  2011

Dogukan Boyaci  - net worth > USD 50 million -  Turkey

Pruva Yachting - www.pruva.com.tr

Dogukan Boyaci is the owner of the yacht Regina. The Boyaci family actually owns the Pruva Yachting company, builder of the yacht Regina. SuperYachtFan tried to find more information about the Boyaci family, but due to a lack of fluency in the Turkish language, was not able to find more information. Do you know more about the Boyaci family? Please do sent us a message. The sailing yacht Regina was featured as Chimera in the James Bond movie Skyfall. Regina is available for charter.


Regina d'Italia  - motor yacht -  51m (167.32ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A.   -  2006

Stefano Gabbana  -  net worth > USD 100 million  - Italy

Dolce & Gabbana  -  www.dolcegabbana.com

Stefano Gabbana is the owner of the yacht Regina d’Italia. Gabbana founded the Italina fashion house Dolce and Gabbana together with Domenico Dolce. Established in 1985, today Dolce&Gabbana is one of the leading international groups in the fashion and luxury goods sector. The D&G Group designs, produces and distributes high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear and accessories To date, the Dolce and Gabbana brand is present in 40 countries worldwide with a network of 251 mono-brand stores. In 2011 Dolce and Gabbana Holding realized a consolidated turnover of more than EUR 1 billion. Gabbana’s yacht Regina d’Italia features a lavish interior with gold-veined marble floors and gold bathroom taps studded with sapphires and rubies.


Relentless  - motor yacht -  43.28m (141.9ft)  -  Trinity Yachts, LLC   -  2001

Jamie Coulter  -  net worth > USD 150 million  - USA

Lone Star restaurant chain  lonestarsteakhouse.com

Jamie B. Coulter is the owner of the yacht Relentless. Coulter is Chairman and CEO of Coulter Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm. He was founder of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. In 2006 he sold the company for more than USD 100 million to a private equity investor. Lone Star operated more than 200 restaurants.


Remember When  - motor yacht -  49.38m (162.0ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   -  2010

John Rosatti  -  net worth > USD 200 million  - USA

Plaza Auto Group  - www.john-rosatti.com

https://www.superyachtfan.com/john-rosatti.html


Renegade  -  motor yacht - 42.0m (137.9ft)  -  Lloyds Ships - 2009

Alexandr Tkachev - net worth > USD 25 million  -  Russia

Governor of Krasnodar Krai - admkrai.krasnodar.ru

Alexandr Tkachev was the owner of the yacht Renegade. Tkachev is the Governor of Krasnodar, a federal subject of Russia. He is the owner of a large company named Agricultural Complex, which was founded by his father. Agrocomplex is Russia’s largest agricultural company, active in growing of crops, dairy products, meats, poultry, and bakery. Agrocomplex has 16,000 employees and 200,000 hectares of land. The yacht Renegade was sold and is now named Robusto.


Resolute  - motor yacht - 39.6m (129.99ft)  -  Westport Yachts  -  2006

David V. Johnson  - net worth > USD 100 million  - USA

Real estate, Victor International Corp.  -  www.victorintl.com

David V. Johnson is the owner of the yacht Resolute. David Johnson is the founder  of the Victor International Corporation. Victor International is a  U.S. real estate and resort developer. The company has created more than 40 developments, including Bay Harbor, Michigan, a USD 1 billion, 1,200 acre luxury resort community, Turtle Lake, a USD 400 million private community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Oil Nut Bay. Oil Nut Bay is an island paradise resort community that features 88 home sites on 300 acres (121.4 hectares). David Johnson is active in philanthropy. In 1988, Johnson established The Victor Foundation, providing charitable contributions to foster programs for children, the physically challenged and young adults.


Reverie  - motor yacht -  70.1m (229.99ft)  -  Benetti SpA  -  1999

Peter Sperling  -  net worth USD 1,1 billion  - USA

Apollo Group   -  www.apollogrp.edu

Peter Sperling is the owner of the yacht Reverie. Peter Sperling is the son of John Sperling, who founded the for-profit University of Phoenix for working adults in 1976, which is now part of the publicly traded Apollo Group. Apollo Group, Inc., owns several for-profit educational institutions. Nowadays the Apollo group realizes sales of more than USD 4 billion with a net profit of USD 650 million. The group has USD 1,5 billion of cash. Peter Sperling sold most of his shares, early 2013 he still owns 4 million shares worth USD 80 million. John Sperling founded the University of Phoenix in his fifties with no investors and no track record in businesses. Peter Sperling’s yacht Reverie is the largest yacht ever built in Italy.  Reverie was launched in 1999 by Benetti for Kjell Inge Rökke, owner and CEO of the Norwegian industrial giant Aker Solutions ASA


Rhino  - motor yacht  -  46.9m (154ft)  -  Admiral Marine  -  1998

Roy E Carroll  -  net worth > USD 500 million  -  USA

The Carroll Companies  -  www.thecarrollcompanies.com

Roy E Carroll is the owner of the yacht Rhino. More here.


Richmond Lady  - motor yacht -  45.72m (150ft)  -  Richmond Yachts  -  2013

Don Davis  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Richmond Yachts  - www.richmondyachts.com

Don Davis is the owner of the yacht Richmond Lady. In fact Ron Davis owns the Richmond boatyard itself. Davis is a successful restaurant entrepreneur, he owns the Great Texas Food Corporation which operates several restaurants, including the Ralph & Kacoo's restaurant chain, Cafe Del Rio, Brazos Cattle Company and the Cattle Company of Texas.  Don Davis acquired the boat yard when the company ran into financial troubles, while building Davis’ yacht Cloud Nine, later named Penny Mae.


Rising Sun  -  138m (452.76ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2004

David Geffen  -  net worth USD 5.5 billion  -  USA

Geffen Records  -  www.interscope.com

Rising Sun is owned by David Geffen, founder of Geffen Records.


RL Noor  - motor yacht -  37,5m (123ft)  -  Bilgin Yachts  -  2012

Tarek Nour  - net worth > USD 50 million  - Egypt

Tarek Nour Communications  -  tareknour.com

Tarek Nour is the owner of the yacht RL Noor. Tarek Nour is the CEO and shareholder of Tarek Nour Communications. Tarek Nour Communications (TNC) is Egypt's largest communications services groups. The group is active advertising, media, consultancy, Branding and PR Marketing. TNC was founded by Tarek Nour in 1976 when he started the first Egyptian advertisement agency. The group now includes the Egypt TV channel Al Kahera Wal Nas. Nour ‘s yacht RL Noor is built in Turkey by Bilgin Yachts. The yacht RL Noor is built out of mahogany, in Turkish wood building tradition.


Rockit - motor yacht -  60.3m (198 ft) -  Feadship - 2014

Jimmy John Liautaud - net worth USD 1 billion - USA

Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches - www.jimmyjohns.com

Jimmy John Liautaud is the owner of the Feadship yacht  ROCK.IT


Rockstar  -  motor yacht  -  49.07m (161ft)  -  Trinity Yachts - 2009

Russ Weiner  -  net worth > USD 2.5 billion  -  USA

Rockstar Energy - rockstarenergy.com

Russ Weiner is the owner of the motor yacht Rockstar. Weiner is the founder of Rockstar Energy, a leading energy drink brand in the US. In 2013 Rockstar was the 3rd largest energy drink in the US, with sales of more than US 800 million. Russ Weiner’s father is Michael Savage, the US radio host. Forbes estimates the net worth of Russ Weiner at USD 2.5 billion. The yacht Rockstar was built as Blind Date for investor Peter Hochfelder, founder of Brahman Capital.


Ronin  - motor yacht -  58.8m (192.91ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  1993

Victor Vargas  -  net worth > USD 200 million  - Venezuela

Banco Occidental de Descuento  -  www.bodinternet.com

Victor Vargas is the owner of the superyacht Ronin. Victor Vargas is the owner of Banco Occidental de Descuento, the fifth largest bank in Venezuela. As young man Vargas married into the one of Venezuela’s elite banking families: the Cisneros family. Vargas later became one of the country’s smartest en most successful bankers. In a Wall Street Journal interview Vargas said that he owns two yachts, three planes and six houses. Victor Vargas’ other yacht is the 2001 Feadship Sea Racer.  Vargas purchased Ronin from Larry Ellison.


Royal Romance – motor yacht – 92.5m (303ft) -  Feadship – 2015

Viktor Medvedchuk – net worth USD 460 million – Ukraine

Viktor Medvedchuk seems to be the owner of the yacht Royal Romance


Rosehearty  - sailing yacht -  56m (183.73ft)  -  Perini Navi   -  2006

Rupert Murdoch  -  net worth USD 13.4 billion  - USA

News Corporation  -  www.newscorp.com

Rupert Murdoch is the owner of Rosehearty and Vertigo.


Rubeccan  - motor yacht -  42.6m (140ft)  -  CRN  -  2008

Jeroen Piqueur  -  net worth > USD 50 million  -  Belgium

Optima Bank  -  www.optima.be

Jeroen Piqueur is the owner of the superyacht Rubeccan. Piqueur is the founder of the Belgium based Optima Bank. Optima started in 1991 as a Financial Planning adviser and in a few years became market leader in Belgium. In 2011 Optima received a bank licence with the acquisition of the Ethias Bank. Optiver is the publisher of the financial magazine Capital Magazine. Jeroen Piqueur named his yacht Rubeccan after his two children: Ruben and Rebecca. Jeroen’s son Ruben Piqueur is the CEO of the real estate developer Optima Global Estate.


Safira  - motor yacht -  39.3m (128.94ft)  -  Newcastle Marine  -  2012

Anthony Bakker  - net worth USD 200 million  - USA

Blackbaud  -  www.blackbaud.com

Anthony Bakker is the founder of Blackbaud Inc., a supplier of software and services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1981, and now employs over 2,100 people. In 1999 Anthony Bakker sold a 60% stake for USD 155 million to San Francisco-based Hellman & Friedman. In 2004 the company announced an Initial Public Offering and now is quoted on the NASDAQ under the stock ticker BLKB. Bakker is owner of the Charleston Battery professional soccer team. Before owning the yacht Safira, Bakker was owner of Mosaique, a 164-foot motor yacht built by Proteksan Turquoise, and the yacht Muse, a 123-foot Palmer Johnson.


Sahana - motor yacht - 36m (118 ft)  - Oceanfast - 2008

Greg Meyer - net worth > USD 50 million - Austalia

-www.epacsalarysolutions.com

Greg Meyer is the owner of the yacht Sahana. Meyer founded the Rental Management Group, active in the lease of office equipment, doing the finance for corporations such as Motorola, NEC, Toshiba and Panasonic. Meyer sold the company in 2004 to finance group Allco. In 2005 he founded EPAC Salary Solutions, providing novated car leases and salary packaging solutions. In 2011 Meyer sold APAC to RACV for AUS$ 23.7 million.  Meyer is now active in real estate development, he owns the BASK Gili Meno Resort. His yacht Sahana was built in 2008 as Eendracht for Austal founder John Rothwell. She is available for charter.


Saint Nicolas  - motor yacht -  70.2m (230.31ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2007

Vassily Anisimov  -  net worth USD 1.4 billion  - Russia

Coalco

https://www.superyachtfan.com/yacht-saint-nicolas.html


Sakara - sailing yacht - 334m (112 ft)  - Lawley - 1913

Mohamed al Fayed - net worth US$ 2 billion - Egypt

Hotel Ritz Paris - www.ritzparis.com

Mohamed  al Fayed is the owner of the sailing yacht Sakara. Mohamed al Fayed is a succesfull businessman born in Egypt. He is known a s the owner of the Ritz Hotel in Paris and as the former owner of the Harrods Department Store in London. He sold Harrods in 2010 for USD 1.5 billion. His son Dodi al Fayed died in a car crash in Paris along with Diana, Princess of Wales. AL Fayed also owned the motor yacht Sokar, which he sold in 2014.


Salperton IV  - sailing yacht -  45m (147.64ft)  -  Fitzroy Yachts  -  2009

Barry Houghton  -  net worth > USD 150 million

Rainford Group

Barry Houghton is the owner of the yacht Salperton. Houghton is founder of Rainford, a mechanical and electromechanical components manufacturer. Rainford was sold to Reltec, a US electronics company for USD 134 million in 1996.  Reltec itself was later sold to the Marconi Group, which collapsed in 2005. Barry Houghton named his sailing yacht Salperton after the village of Salperton in Gloucestershire (UK) where he owns a large estate.


Salute  - sailing yacht -  56m (183.73ft)  -  Perini Navi  -  2008

John Groenewoud  -  net worth USD 150 million

real estate   -  www.builttobuild.nl

John Groenewoud is the owner of the yacht Salute. Groenewoud is a Dutch real estate developer. He and his family are the owners of the Groenewoud Vastgoed Group (Groenewoud Real estate group) now known as Built to Build. The Dutch magazine Quote estimates Groenewoud’s net worth at EUR 110 million or approx. USD 150 million. Groenewoud purchased the yacht Salute from  Dutch retailer Eric Albada Jelgersma while the yacht was still in built at Perini Navi. Eric Albada Jelgersma became paralyzed after an 2005 injury on this 52 meter yacht Liberty II also built by Perini Navi.


Samadhi - motor yacht - 60.96m (200ft)  -  Feadship  -  2006

Daniel Loeb  -  net worth USD 2.5 billion  -  USA

Third Point -  www.thirdpoint.com

Daniel Loeb is the owner of the yacht Samadhi.


Samar  - motor yacht -  76.9m (252.23ft)  -  Devonport Yachts  -  2006

Kutayba Alghanim  -  net worth USD 1.2 billion

Alghanim Industries  -  www.alghanim.com

Kutayba Alghanim is the owner of the yacht Samar, see more here.


Sapphire  - motor yacht -  73.5m (241.14ft)  -  Nobiskrug  -  2011

Filaret Galchev  -  net worth USD6,7 billion

Euro Cement Group  -  www.eurocement.ru

Filaret Galchev is the founder and chairman of the Eurocement Group. His yacht Sapphire was built in a series of five yachts, ordered by the Reuben Brothers.


Sarah  -  62m (203.41ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.   -  2002

Prince Turki Bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz  -  net worth> USD 100 million

Saudi Royal family

Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz is the owner of the yacht Sarah.  Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz is a grandson of the late King Abdulazziz of Saudi Arabia. He is the President of the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment, responsible for the protection of the environment and the conservation and development of natural resources in Saudi Arabia. His yacht Sarah was built at Amels. Sarah is available for charter for approx. USD 400.000 per week.


Sarafsa  - motor yacht -  82m (269.03ft)  -  Devonport Yachts  -  2008

Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud

Saudi Royal Family

Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz is the Governor of Tabuk. His yacht Sarafsa was built by Devonport Yachts.


Sarissa  - sailing yacht -  42.6m (140ft)  - Vitters Shipyard  -  2011

Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch  -  net worth US$ 13.5 billion

News Corporation  -  newscorp.com

Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch are the owners of the sailing yacht Sarissa. Sarissa was built by Vitters and delivered to her owners in 2011. Lachlan is the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is the owner of the media conglomerate News Corporation.


Sassy  -  motor yacht  -  30.8m (101ft)  -  Hargrave Yachts  -  2014

McGuirk family  -  net worth > US$ 50 million  -  USA

McGuirk Sand Gravel  - www.mcguirksand.com

The McGuirk family of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan are the owners of the yacht Sassy. The family owns McGuirk Sand Gravel, a contracting firm specialized in road works and site work development.The company was founded in 1943 as Jim McGuirk and Sons Excavating and is now lead by the 3rd generation. The family owns several other companies in the Mt. Pleasant area such as McGuirk Mini Storage and the McGuirk Arena, home of the Chippewas basketball team. The family are active philanthropists through their McGuirk Family Fund.  They have owned several yachts, all built by Hargrave and all named Sassy. In November 2014, famous pop star Katy Perry was pictured on the families former 2004 yacht Sassy, which is based in Australia now. (Katy Perry was in Australia for her world tour). The yacht was sold by the family in 2009, when they had a new and larger yacht delivered. In 2014 their latest and largest yacht was delivered by Hargrave, a 101 foot yacht again named Sassy.


Satori  - motor yacht -  49.8m (163.39ft)  -  Heesen Yachts  -  2011

Eric Benson  - net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Pacific Coast Steel  -  www.pcsgp.com

Satori was owned by Pacific Coast Steel founder Eric Benson until he sold her in 2014.


Savannah  - motor yacht -  35.97m (118.01ft)  -  Intermarine  -  2000

Thomas Wathen  -  net worth USD 150 million  -  USA

Pinkerton Security  -  www.pinkertons.com

Thomas Wathen is the owner of the yacht Savannah. Wathen founded California Plant Protection (CPP) , a security guard firm. CPP was the fourth-biggest security-guard firm, with sales of USD 250 million, when Wathen acquired the Pinkerton security company for USD 100 million in 1987.  Pinkerton is the US oldest security firm. The combined firm realized sales of USD 650 million with 50.000 employees.  In 1990 Pinkerton went public.  In 1999, when Wathen still owned 30 percent of the company, he sold Pinkerton to the Swedish firm Securitas for USD 384 million.  Thomas Wathen has an estimated net worth of USD 150 million. His yacht Savannah was built by Intermarine in 2000 , to a Luiz de Basto Design. Savannah is currently for sale through MerleWood.


Savannah  - motor yacht -  83.5m (274ft)  -  Feadship  -  2015

Lukas Lundin  -  net worth > USD 500 million  -  Canada

Lundin Mining  -  www.thelundingroup.com

Lukas Lundin is the owner of the yacht Savannah.


Savarona  - motor yacht -  135.9m (446.0ft)  -  Blohm & Voss GmbH  -  1931

Hahraman Sadikoglu  -  net worth > USD 50 million

Sadikoglu Group  -  www.ksdenizcilik.com

Kahraman Sadıkoğlu is the owner of the  yacht Savarona. He owns the Istanbul-based Sadikoglu Group. The Sadikoglu Group is active in shipping, shipbuilding, ship repair and marina salvage and wreck removal. It’s group company KS Denizcilik was hired by the United Nations to remove wrecks in Iraq  The group is also active in dredging, towing and even yacht building, as the company was involved in the construction of superyacht Dubai, the yacht for Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. The Sadikoglo group  was owner of the Tuzla Shipyard and is active as a hotel  developer. Kahraman Sadıkoğlu is known for the restoration of the the classic motor yacht Savarona. Although Savarona is owned by the Republic of Turkey, she has been leased out to Kahraman Sadikoglu for 49 years.


Scott Free  - motor yacht -  47.85m (157ft)  -  Christensen Shipyards  -  2006

Scott Niswonger  -  net worth USD 200 million

Transportation Forward Air  -  niswongerfoundation.org

Scott Niswonger is the founder of the cargo companies Forward Air and Landair. Both companies are specialized in truckload operations and logistic services to the air cargo industry. Scott Niswonger started Forward Air in 1973 and cofounded Landair in 1981. Forward Air was taken public to the Nasdaq exchange. According to 2011 SEC filings, Forward Air realized an operating revenue of more than USD 500 million and a net profit of around USD 50 million.  Landair was also taken public (in 1990) but was purchased back by Niswonger in 2003. In the last SEC filing (2001) the company realized a revenue of more than USD 100 million with a net profit of USD 5 million. In the last decade Niswonger sold all his shares in Forward Air. His net worth is estimated at more than USD 200 million. Scott Niswonger is an active philanthropist through his Niswonger Foundation, donating more than USD 30 million. Scott Niswonger’s yacht Scott Free was custom  build by US yacht builder Christensen. Scott Niswonger also owns a USD 30 million Gulfstream  private jet with registration N1SN.


Scratch  - motor yacht -  28.3m (93ft)  -  Overmarine  -  2005

Sebastian Loeb  -  net worth > 50 million  -  France

WRC Rally driver  -  www.sebastienloeb.com

Sebastian Loeb is the owner of the yacht Scratch. Loeb is the most successful driver in the World Rally Championship (WRC). He won the world championship nine times in a row. He realized the most wins, the most podium finishes and the most points. Loeb has participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and has done several Formula One tests. Superyacht Scratch is a Mangusta 92, which can reach a top speed of 30 knots with twin water jets.


Sea Bear II  - motor yacht -  34.1m (112ft)  -  Westport Yachts  -  2009

Jack Niklaus  -  net worth USD 300 million

Golf  -  www.nicklaus.com

Jack Niklaus is the owner of the yacht Sea Bear II.


Sea Diamond  - sailing yacht -  27.4m (89.9ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen   -  1956

Robert Graham Fessler  - net worth > US$ 50 million.

Cloud Investment Partners  -  cloudinvestmentpartners.com

Robert Graham Fessler is the owner of the sailing yacht Sea Diamond. Fessler founded The Ages Group, active in aircraft management, sales and leasing. The Ages Group was sold in 1999 to Volvo Aero Corporation.  A part of the Ages Group was renamed Magellan Air limited and later sold to the TAT Group. Robert Fessler later co-founded Cloud Investment Partners, an investment group with focus on aerospace industry and aircraft asset management. Cloud has invested in several airplanes such as Boeing 737, Saab 340 and Airbus A320. Fessler has owned several yachts, including his current yacht Sea Diamond and the Jack Hargrave designed Burger yacht Grand Cru, built in 1984.


Sea Force One  - motor yacht -  53.8m (176.51ft)  -  Mariotti Yachts  -  2008  Raffaele Costa  -  net worth > USD 100 million


Seahawk - sailing yacht - 60m (197 ft) - Perini Navi - 2013  Jurgen Friedrich - net worth USD 1 billion  - USA


Seahorse  - motor yacht - 52m (170.6ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.  - 1999 - Robert Friedland - net worth USD 2 billion - USA


Sealyon - motor yacht -   61.8m (202.76ft)  -  Viareggio SuperYachts  -  2009 - Anthony Lyons - net worth USD 600 million - UK


Sealyon - motor yacht -   37 m (120ft)  -  ISA Yachts  -  2007 - Anthony Lyons - net worth USD 600 million - UK


Sea Owl  - motor yacht -  62m (203.41ft)  -  Feadship  -  2013  Robert Mercer  -  net worth > USD 200 million


Sea Racer  - motor yacht -  46.6m (152.99ft)  -  Feadship  -  2001

built as Detroit Eagle for : Roger Penske  -  net worth USD 1.5 billion

Penske Corporation  -  www.penske.com

Luxury yacht Detroit Eagle was built for Roger Penske. Roger Penske is a US automotive entrepreneur. Penske is owner of the Penske Corporation, with revenues in excess of USD 19 billion, operating in more than 3,300 locations and employing approximately 39,000 people worldwide. Penske started as a successful race car driver in the 1950’s and 1960’s, financed by trading second hand cars. In 1985 Roger Penske acquired the Truck Rental division from Hertz renaming it Penske Truck Rental. Also in 1985 Penske purchased the Longo Toyota dealership – a sales record braking Toyota dealership for many years - after Mr Longo, its founder, passed away. Longo Toyota is the world's largest dealership, with more than 500 employees. Later adding Lexus dealerships, the Penske Motor Group was formed. In 1999 Roger Penske acquired the United Automotive Group, which was renamed to Penske Automotive Group in 2007. The Penske Automotive Group operates 340 car dealerships, representing 37 car brands and 26 repair centers. Penske also owns Penske Racing, which competes in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series and has 15 Indy 500 victories. Superyacht Detroit Eagle was acquired by Venezuelan banker Victor Vargas, who renamed her Sea Racer. Victor Vargas also owns the yacht Ronin, see above.


Seawolf - motor yacht  -  58.8m (193ft)  -  J&K Smit  -  1957

Michael Potter  - net worth USD 600 million  -  Canada

Cognos Software  -  www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/cognos/

Michel Potter is the owner of the motor yacht Seawolf. Michael Potter is cofounder of the business intelligence software company Cognos. Cognos was founded in 1969 as a consultancy company. Later Cognos changed its focus to selling software. In 1986 Cognos went public on the NASDAQ exchange. Potter owned around 44% of the shares at that moment. Since 2000 Potter has been selling large quantities of stocks. In 2000 he sold around 1 million stock, in 2001 Potter sold 1.3 million shares at USD 25, netting him around USD 30 million. Early 2002 Michael Potter owned 9.582.594 shares or 10.75% of the share capital. Later in 2002 he sold 3.6 million shares at USD 17.50 each, netting USD 72 million. In 2007 Cognos was acquired by IBM for USD 58 per share, netting Michael Potter another USD 347 million. Michael Potter is a vintage plane collector and founder and President of Vintage Wings of Canada. Vintage Wings owns and operates many classic aircraft, most notably various Allied World War II era Aircraft. Potter resides in Ottawa, his net worth is estimated at more than USD 600 million. Potter’s yacht Seawolf started as a tug boat built in the Netherlands in 1957. She was rebuilt into a yacht in 2002. She is available for charter for USD 180,000 per week.


SeaQuest  -  motor yacht  -  49,7m (163ft)  -  Westport Yachts  -  2008

Richard DeVos  -  net worth US 6.4 billion  -  USA

Alticor - www.alticor.com

The DeVos family  is the owner of the yacht Seaquest.


Secret  - motor yacht -  82.3m (270ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen  -  2013  Nancy Walton  -  net worth USD 4.1 billion


Sedation A  - motor yacht -  44m (144.36ft)  - Heesen Yachts - 2007

Rovnag Abdullayev  -  net worth > USD  -  Azerbaijan

SOCAR Oil Company  -   www.socar.az

Rovnag Abdullayev is the owner of the yacht Sedation A. Or at least the yacht Sedation A is registered to the Azerbaijan oil company Socar, where Abdullayev is CEO. Sedation A was built as Sedation II for a UK millionaire, but was sold before completion to Abdullayev, and renamed Sedation A. The A probably stands for Abdullayev. Rovnag Abdullayev is member of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan, member of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Committee  and he is president of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan.


Senses  - expedition yacht -  59.2m (194.29ft)  -  Fr. Schweers Shipyard  -  1999

Larry Page  -  net worth USD 20 billion  -  USA

Google  -  www.google.com

Larry Page is the owner of the yacht Senses.


Serena III - motor yacht - 36.8m ( 121 ft) - H Dantas - 2012

Richard Paul Matheson - net worth > USD 50 million - Brazil

BRMALLS - www.brmalls.com.br

Richard Paul Matheson is the owner of the yacht Serena III. The yacht was built in Brazil, where Matheson is based. Matheson is the chairman of BRMALLS, the largest shopping mall company in Latin America and the only shopping mall company in Brazil with nationwide presence. BRMALLS owns 48 malls, and has a 27% market share in Brazil. Matheson owns approx 20% of the shares. His yacht Serena III sank 13 miles of the coast of Florida in January 2016. Fortunately all 13 people onboard were rescued.


Serene  - motor yacht -  133.9m (439.3ft)  -  Fincantieri Yachts  -  2011  Yuri Schefler  -  net worth > USD 1 billion  -  Russia


Seven Seas  - motor yacht -  85.47m (280.4ft)  -  Oceanco  -  2010

Steven Spielberg  -  net worth USD 3 billion  -  USA

Dreamworks  -  dreamworksstudios.com

Steven Spielberg is the owner of the yacht Seven Seas.


Sevens Sins  - motor yacht -  41.3m (135ft)  -  Heesen  -  2005

Hugo Verlinden and Baron Betrand de Sadeleer  -  net worth > US$ 100 million  -  Belgium

Van Dessel www.vandessel.be  -  Etex - www.etexgroup.com

Superyacht Seven Sins is co-owned by Hugo Verlinden en Baron Betrand de Sadeer. Hugo Verlinden is chairman of the Belgium insurance broker Van Dessel. Baron de Sadeleer is a Belgium aristocrat, who’s family married into one of Belgium’s richest families: the Emsens family, who own the industrial group Etex, known for fiber cement brand Eternit. Superyacht Seven Sins was delivered by Heesen Yacht in 2005, and is available for charter.


Sharq - motor yacht - 49.9m (163.7ft) - Overmarine SRL  -  2011

Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani - Qatar Royal Family

Katara Hospitality  -  www.katarahospitality.com

Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani is the owner of the Overmarine yacht Sharq. Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani is the chairman of Katara Hospitality . Katara Hospitality is one of the leading hospitality organizations in the world, operating 13 hotels, including the Ritz Carlton Sharq Village & Spa. Katara Hospitality is owned by Qatar Holding LLC (QH) which was founded by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA. The yacht Sharq is actually registered to the Sharq Village & Spa resort. It is possible that the Sheikh is also linked to superyacht Katara.  Motor yacht Sharq was sold in 2014 to Michael Silver, she is now named Moonraker.


Showtime - motor yacht - 38.1m (125ft) - Broward Marine - 1989

Michael McKinnon - net worth > 50 million - USA

McKinnon Broadcasting

Michael McKinnon is the owner of the yacht Showtime. McKinnon is the president of McKinnon Broadcasting Corporation in San Diego. At the moment McKinnon owns Kusi-TV, channel 51 in San Diego. In 2010 McKinnon sold KIII TV and KBMT TV, both ABC affiliates,  to the London Broadcasting Corporation.  McKinnon also owns the San Diego Home Garden magazine. Michael McKinnon put his yacht Showtime up for sale.


Siete  - motor yacht -  34.95m (114.67ft) - Benetti SpA  -  2002

Klaus Kurt Bytzek  -  net worth > 50 million  - Canada

Magna International  -  www.magna.com

Klaus Kurt Bytzek is the owner of the luxury yacht Siete. Bytzek is an automotive inventor, with several patents on his name. Most patents are related to belt and chain tensioners. Klaus Bytzek also invented a  power-operated system for actuating the rear doors or liftgates of motor vehicles. Bytzek was one of the first managers involved in Multimatic, founded by Frank Stronach, which later evolved into Magna International. Magna is one of the largest automotive parts manufacturers in the world. According to the book Magna Cum  Laude, about Magna and Stronach, Btyzek ‘became very wealthy’ due to his involvement in Magna. Bytzek is also somehow related to the Litens Automotive Partnership, but it is not clear if he also owns this company. Bytzek’s yacht is a Benetti Classic, delivered 2002. Siete was sold in 2013.


Silver Angel  - motor yacht -  64.5m (211.61ft)  -  Benetti SpA  -  2009

Richard Caring  -  net worth USD 1.2 billion

Fashion, Restaurants  -  caprice-holdings.co.uk

Richard Caring is the owner of the superyacht Silver Angel. Richard Caring is a UK fashion billionaire. Caring founded International Clothing Designs (ICD) in the 1970’s after the family business (Louis Caring Originals) went into troubles. He started selling miniskirts with his girlfriend, selling 25,000 a week after a couple of years. After moving production to Hong Kong, he started selling cheap garments to UK retailers. ICD is now the main supplier to Phillip Green’s Arcadia Group. Richard Caring invested his fashion profits in UK and Hong Kong real estate. In 2005 Richard Caring acquired the Le Caprice Group, owner of several restaurants in London. Later Caring acquired several restaurant chains: Strada, Belgo, Bath & Racquets Club, the Birley Group, Harry’s Bar, SOHO House. Richard Caring is an active philanthropists, donating USD 5 million per year. Caring resides in North London, in a mansion known as the Versailles of London. Richard Caring has a net worth of USD 1.2 billion. In 2013 Richard Caring’s yacht Silver Angel was chartered by Tamara Ecclestone and her friend Jay Rutland.


Silver Cloud   motor yacht -  41m (134.51ft)  -  Abeking & Rasmussen  -  2008

Alexander Dreyfoos

The Dreyfoos Group  -  www.awdsoa.org

Alexander Dreyfoos is the owner of the yacht Silver Cloud. Alexander Dreyfoos is founder of The Dreyfoos Group, a private capital management firm. In the 1960's Dreyfoos founded the Photo Electronics Corporation (PEC), which was the designer and manufacturer of the digital image processing “Professional Video Analyzing Computer” (PVAC). The Professional Video Analyzing Computer is a machine used by color labs to make high-quality color photographic prints. An earlier version, the Video Color Negative Analyzer (VCNA) is on permanent display in the Smithsonian. In 1970, the Photo Electronics Corporation received an Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its development of the motion picture video analyzer. Dreyfoos also owned the television station WPEC TV-12, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, which he sold in 1996. The Dreyfoos Group owned “The Sailfish Marina”, a marina-restaurant-motel in Palm Beach Shores. In 1997, Mr. Dreyfoos pledged USD 1 million to support Palm Beach County’s public arts magnet high school, which was subsequently named The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. For the past 7 years the Dreyfoos School has been ranked in the top 60 schools in the United States.


Silver Fast - motor yacht -  77 (253 ft)  -  Hanseatic Marine  -  2015

Guido A. Krass  -  net worth EUR 300 million

Pari Group  -  www.parigroup.com

Guido Krass is the owner of the yacht Silver Fast. Krass is actually owner of the yacht’s builder Hanseatic Marine. Guido Krass is the founder and CEO of the Pari Group. The Pari Group is a diversified investment group active in real estate, green technologies, solar energy, healthcare and software. Through Pari Pharma the Pari group is active in aerosol technologies, increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medication delivery. With the company Centrotec the Pari group is active in climate and air treatment systems. The company ITAC develops software for production and manufacturing management such as just in time and trace ability systems. Guido Krass founded Hanseatic Marine with the intention of builder ‘greener’, more eco-friendly yachts: light weight, aerodynamic superstructure design, efficient hull. Krass works together with renowned architect Espen Oeino. The yachts are built on speculation, or more precise: for Guido Krass’s own use. However all yachts have been sold to new owners: The first yacht Silver, was sold by Guido Krass to a royal family in the United Arab Emirates and renamed Rabdan, the second yacht Silver Zwei was sold to Google co-founder Sergey Brin and renamed Dragonfly and the third yacht Smeralda was sold by Krass to the Royal family of Dubai and renamed Sea Stallion. Silver Fast is also available for sale.


Silver Shalis  - motor yacht -  53m (173.88ft)  -  Delta Marine  -  2010

Larry Silverstein  -  net worth > USD 500 million

NY real estate: Silverstein Properties  -  silversteinproperties.com

Larry Silverstein is a New York real estate developer. He established Silverstein Properties in 1957 with his father Harry Silverstein and his brother-in-law Bernard Mendik. Harry died in 1966 and Mendik divorced Silverstein’s sister in 1977 and left the company. Silverstein acquired and developed several NY buildings in the next decades, including 7 World Trade Center, 529 Fifth Avenue and 570 Seventh Avenue. In July 2001 Silverstein acquired the lease of the World Trade Centre (towers One, Two, Four and Five) for USD 3.2 billion. The Terms of Lease included the right and the obligation to rebuild the structures if destroyed. After the September 11 attacks several years of disputes and discussions with the building’s insurers followed while Silverstein continued to pay a USD 10 million rent to the Port Authority of New York. In 2006 Silverstein ceded his rights to build Tower One to the Port Authority.  Silverstein Properties has currently USD 10 billion of real estate under development. Since 2010 Silverstein has a joined venture with the owner of superyacht Phoenix Jan Kulczyk, named Kulczyk Silverstein Properties. Larry Silverstein named his yacht Silver Shalis after his two daughters Shari and Lisa.


Siran  - motor yacht -  67.0m (219.85ft)  -  Feadship  -  1992

Bob Manoukian  -  net worth EUR 500 million

Midland Armenia Bank  -  www.hsbc.am

Bob Manoukian is the founder of the HSBC Bank Armenia.


Siren  - motor yacht -  73.5m (241.14ft)  -  Nobiskrug  -  2008

Reuben Brothers  - net worth USD 14 billion

real estate  -  www.reubenbrothers.com

David and Simon Reuben are the owners of the yacht Siren.


Sirona III  - motor yacht -  56.4m (185.04ft)  -  Oceanfast   -  2004

Micky Arison  -  net worth USD 5.7 billion

Carnival Cruise lines  -  www.carnival.com

Sirona is owned by Micky Arison, CEO of Carnival Cruise lines. The yacht was built for US car dealer Ray Catena.


Skat  - motor yacht -  70.7m (231.96ft)  -  Lürssen Yachts  -  2002

Charles Simonyi  - net worth USD 1 billion

Microsoft  -  www.microsoft.com

Charles Simonyi is owner of the yacht Skat. Read more here.


Skyfall II  - motor yacht -  45.72m (150ft) -  Palmer Johnson  - 2007

Skyfall  - motor yacht -  57.91m (190ft)  -  Trinity  Yachts  -  2010

Skyfall  - motor yacht -  67.5m (223ft)  -  Sunrise Yachts  - 2017

John Staluppi  -  net worth US$ 400 million  -  USA

Atlantic Auto Group  -  atlanticautogroup.net

John Staluppi is the owner of the yacht Skyfall.


Slipstream  - motor yacht -  60m (196.85ft)  -  CMN Yacht Division  -  2009

Jack Cowin  -  net worth USD 600 million

Competitive Foods Australia  -  www.hungryjacks.com.au

Jack Cowin is the owner of the yacht Slipstream


Slojo  -  motor yacht -  47.5m (156ft) -  Delta Marine  -  2008

James & Sujo Offield - net worth


Smile (Смайл)- motor yacht - 37.7m (123ft) - Timmerman Yachts  -  2004

Yuryi Kachmazov - net worth > 100 million -  Russia

SOK Group

Yuryi Kachmazov is the owner of the yacht Smile. Kachmazov is the founder of the SOK group, one of Russia's largest producers of automobile components. In 1994, Yuriy Mikhailovich Kachmazov, at that time in his late 20s, created the SOK Group. Kachmazov launched the auto business near the Russian town of Samara Hippodrome, dealing in new Zhiguli motor vehicles (known as Lada outside Russia) and replacement items within the car dealership. The Zhugli cars were manufactured by AvtoVAZ,  and this complete focus proved profitable in 1990’s Russia. By the early 2000s, the company began building foreign automobiles, such as KIA Spectra, on account of a revolutionary long term contract with KIA Motors of South Korea. In 2004, the SOK Group was counted it as one of 200 of Russia’s major non-public companies by Russian Forbes, and it turned out to be KIA Motor’s authorised distributor in the post-Soviet Russia. In 2005, Yuriy Mikhailovich Kachmazov’s enterprise was designated Russia’s Organization of the Year, comprising 25 % of the Russian automotive parts market and 12 percent of the general car market. (Source: http://storify.com). Smile was the first yacht built at the Russian Timmerman Yachts, founded by Roman Trotsenko.


SnowbirD - motor yacht -  39m (128ft)  -  Hakvoort - 2010

Gregg Ostrander  -  net worth USD 100 million  -  USA

Michael Foods -  www.michaelfoods.com

Gregg Ostrander is the owner of the motor yacht Snowbird. Ostrander was chairman and ceo of Michael Foods, a food processor active in  egg products, cheese and potato products. Michael Foods is the world’s largest egg processing company. In 2010 Michael Foods was acquired by GS Capital Partners for USD 1.7 billion. Gregg Ostrander and his family owned around 5% of the shares, so he received  around US 90 million. Ostrander was also director at Arctic Cat, a manufacturer of snow mobiles and all-terrain vehicles. Ostrander’s yacht SnowbirD was built as Pretty Woman at Hakvoort. Before delivery the original owner had to abandon the project due to financial problems. The yacht was then acquired by the Ostrander family in 2010. The yacht is known for its large onboard art collection.  Ostrander sold his yacht SnowBird to Tom and Judy Love,  who  named her Revelry



Sojana  - sailing yacht -  34.97m (114.7ft)  -  Green Marine  -  2003

Peter Robert Harrison  -  net worth  USD 400 million - UK

IT: sold Chernikeeff  -  peterharrisonfoundation

Peter Harrison acquired Chernikeeff – a PC integration network business - in 1978 for GBP 133,000. Peter Harrison developed Chernikeeff over twenty-two years into the largest privately held computer networking and Internet integration company in the United Kingdom. In 1999 Peter Harrison sold 49% of his shares in Chernikeeff to South African Dimension Data Holdings for GBP 100 million and one year later sold the remaining shares for another GBP 200 million.  Dimension Data is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures. Peter Harrison is active in philanthropy through his Peter Harrison Foundation, to which he donated GBP 30 million. With his sailing yacht Sojana Peter Harrison is active in ocean racing.


Sokar (ex: Jonikal)  - motor yacht -  63.77m (209.2ft)  -  Codecasa S.p.A.  -  1990

Mohamed Al Fayed  -  net worth USD 1.4 billion - Egypt

Hotel Ritz / Harrods  -  www.alfayed.com

Mohammed Al Fayed is the owner of the luxury yacht Sokar. In the 1950’s Al Fayed and his brothers founded the shipping company Genavco (The General Navigation Company), operating roll-on, roll-off ferries in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. In 1968 Mohamed Al Fayed established International Marine Services (IMS), active in salvage, towing and servicing work for the fleets of oil tankers trading in Dubai’s waters. In those years Mohammed Al Fayed was involved in the development of Dubai. Al Fayed advised the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid al Makhtoum in the development of its infrastructure (the harbour, roads, hotels),  In 1979 Al Fayed acquired L’hotel Ritz in Paris. In November 1984, Mohamed and his brothers acquired a 30 percent stake in House of Fraser, which included the London department store Harrods. In 2010 Harrods was sold to Qatar Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of the emirate of Qatar for USD 2.4 billion. In 1987 Al Fayed established the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation supporting British baby and children’s hospices In 1997 Mohammed acquired the Fulham Football Club (FFC). Al Fayed owns Balnagown Castle in Scotland, which he uses as a family retreat.  Forbes estimates the net worth of Mohammed Al Fayed at USD 1.4 billion.


Solemar  - motor yacht -  61.5m (201.77ft)  -  Amels Holland B.V.  -  2003

Mikhail Prokhorov  -  net worth USD 13 billion  - Russia

Onexim Group  -  mprokhorov.com

See more about Solemar and Mikhail Prokhorov here. Prokhorov is one of the richest yacht owners.


Solemates  - motor yacht -   60.0m (197ft)  -  Lurssen -  2010

Paul Fireman  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA

Reebok  -  www.reebok.com

Paul Fireman is the owner of the superyacht Solemates. Fireman was the CEO of Reebok from 1979 until 2005. In 2005 he sold the company to Adidas for US$ 3.8 billion, netting himself US$ 650 million for his 17% stake. Paul Fireman founded Reebok USA in 1979, after he bought the rights to the Reebok line of running shoes from the British shoe manufacturer J. W. Foster & Sons. In 1981 he sold 60% of the company to Pentland Industries, a London based investment company, to raise cash. Reebok became very successful and turned into one of the fastest growing companies of all time. The companies first success was the introduction of women athletics support shoes, which were comfortable and colorful. Sales grew from US$ 3 million in 1982 to US$ 919 million in 1986. In the 1990’s Paul Fireman’s annual salary amounted US$ 30 million a year.  In 2005 sales were US$ 3.8 billion, when Adidas acquired the company. In the 1990 Paul Fireman has his own investment firm  named Fireman Capital Partners.  Fireman Capital Partners invests in consumer-focused companies through both growth equity and buyout transactions, focusing on consumer businesses with revenues between $10 and $150 million.   Fireman is an active philanthropist: he and his wife Phyllis are co-founders of the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Family Foundation, one of Massachusetts' largest private foundations.  Fireman’s yacht Solemates is available for charter. Fireman sold his yacht Solemates to George Argyros, who named her Huntress.


Solis - motor yacht - 34m (112ft) - Mulder Shipyard - 2015

Primat Family - net worth USD 2 billion

Primland - primland.com

The Primat family are the owners of the yacht Solis. The Primat family are heirs to the Schlumberger fortune. Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing more than 93,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in more than 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production. Didier Primat (who died in 2008) was a grandson of Marcel Schlumberger. Primat is the founder of Primland, a 12,000-acre exclusive golf, hunting and fishing resort in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Native Americans, this resort is designed to enhance the quality of life in the area without impacting negatively on the local wildlife. The Moonen Solis was delivered in 2015, she is designed by Claydon Reeves.


Solleone  - motor yacht - 27.4m (90ft)  -  Nautor Swan -  2009

Leonardo Ferragamo  -  Ferragamo family net worth: US$ 2.5 billion  -  Italy

Ferragamo  -  group.ferragamo.com

Leonardo Ferragamo is the owner of the sailing yacht Solleone. Leonardo Ferragamo is CEO at Palazzo Feroni Finanziaria S.p.A, the Ferragamo family’s investment firm. Leonardo directly holds approx. 2 % of the Ferragamo shares, which are worth around USD 100 million. The family’s holding holds around 60% of the shares with a value of around US$ 2.5 billion. Ferragamo’s Swan was designed by German Frers. He owns another smaller Swan 42 racer named Cuordileone. In fact Leonardo Ferragamo actually owns the yacht builder Nautor Swan, which he purchased in 1998. He now acts as Chairman of Nautor Swan. Leonardo Ferragamo co-founded the real estate management company Windows on Europe, where he acts as Chairman. Sailing yacht Solleone is available for charter.


Something Cool  - motor yacht -  29,7m (97,77ft)  -  Wilton Feyenoord  -  1964

Heineken family -  net worth USD 11 billion  - The Netherlands

Heineken Beer -  www.heineken.com

The Heineken family is the owner of the yacht Something Cool. The yacht Something Cool was built in Holland in 1964 and later acquired by Freddy Heineken in 1971.  Freddy Heineken used the yacht frequently and invited many prominent quests, including the Dutch Royal Family. After Ferry Heineken passed away in 2002, his daughter Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken inherited his fortune. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken had the luxury yacht Something Cool put for sale in 2008, but is unclear if the yacht has been sold. In the summer of 2012 the yacht was still in her berth in Antibes. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken has a net worth of USD 11 billion and is the richest citizen of the Netherlands.


Sonas - motor yacht - 36m (120ft) - Broward Marine

Sean P. Downes - net worth USD 100 million - USA

Universal Insurance Holdings - www.universalinsuranceholdings.com

Sean P Downes is the owner of the yacht Sonas. Downes is the CEO of Universal Insurance Holding, active in insurance underwriting, distribution and claims. The company is the largest private personal residential homeowners insurance company in Florida. In 2015 the company realized USD 546 million in revenues and a net profit of USD 106 million. Mr. Downes owns approxx 5% of the shares of Universal Insurance Holdings. His yacht Sonas was built in 2002 and was refitted in 2014. Early 2016 she was put for sale asking USD 4 million. The net worth of Sean P Downes is estimated at USD 100 million.

 

Sorcha  - motor yacht - 46.3m (151.9ft) - Northern Marine Co. LLC

William - Bill -  D. Morean  - net worth > USD 500 million - USA

Jabil Circuit  - www.jabil.com

William Morean is the owner of the yacht Sorcha. Until 2013, Morean was the chairman of the electronics manufacturing company Jabil Circuit. Jabil was co-founded by his father William E Morean and James Golden. The Jabil name is composed of the founders’ first names.  Jabil is a world leader in the  electronics manufacturing, with more than 60 plants in 33 countries. In 2012 Jabil realized sales of $ 17.1 billion and a net profit of $ 400 million. According to recent SEC filings, Bill Morean still owns around 11 million shares in Jabil, worth approximately $ 220 million. In 2005 Morean owned around 25 million shares, with a share price around $ 40, this made him a billionaire at that moment. Morean stepped down as chairman of Jabil in 2013.


Space  - motor yacht -  44.6m (146.49ft)  -  Feadship  -  2007

Laurence Graff  -  net worth USD 4.3 billion  - UK

Jewellery: Graff Diamonds  -  www.graffdiamonds.com

Laurence Graff is the owner of the yacht Space.


Spirit du Brazil   -  motor yacht -  35.37m (116.04ft)  -  Pershing S.p.a.  -  2009

Eike Batista  -  net worth USD 10.6 billion  -  Brazil

Energy: EBX group  -  www.ebx.com.br

Eike Batista is the owner of the yacht Spirit du Brazil. Eike Batista is a Brazilian mining and oil billionaire. Batista is chairman of the EBX Group, active in mining, oil and gas exploration and logistics. At the age of 23 Batista started a gold trading firm, called Autram Aurem. Within two years Batista earned USD 6 million. 20 years later Batista operated eight gold mines in Brazil and Canada and a silver mine in Chile. In 2011 Eike Batista was the richest man in Brazil with a net worth of USD 30 billion. In 2012 Batista's assets lost USD 19 billion in value, making him the billionaire with the biggest drop in net worth. Batista’s current net worth is still USD 11 billion.


Starfire  - motor yacht -  54m (177.17ft)  -  Benetti SpA  -  1997

Carl Icahn  -  net worth USD 20 billion  -  USA

Investor: Icahn & Co. Inc.  -  www.icahnreport.com

Carl Icahn is one of the richest yacht owners, with an estimated net worth of USD 20 billion. Icahn is the founder of Icahn Enterprises, an investment company operating in Automotive, Energy, Gaming, Railcar, Food Packaging, Metals, Real Estate and Home Fashion. Investments include CVR Energy, Tropicana Entertainment and WestPoint Home Fashion.


Stargate - motoryacht - 80m (272ft) - Oceanco - 2001

Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani - Qatar

Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, half-brother of the former Emir of Qatar is the owner of the yacht Stargate


Star Sapphire  - motor yacht -  35m (114.83ft)  -  Bilgin Yachts  -  2007

Jack Sternlieb  -  net worth >USD 25 million - USA

Heart surgeon  -  www.mystarsapphire.com

Jack Sternlieb is the owner of the luxury yacht Star Sapphire. Jack Sternlieb is one of the most prominent heart surgeons in the US. Sternlieb founded the  Heart Institute of the Desert in 1978 but sold the company on his retirement in 2000. Sternlieb is also patent holder on a mechanical heart device dubbed as S2000, a left ventricular assist device. It is a mechanical pump that's used to support heart function and blood flow in people who have weakened hearts. Sternlieb lived on board his yacht Star Sapphire for 4 year, while acting as captain himself.


St David  - motor yacht -  60m (196.85ft)  -  Benetti SpA  -  2008

built for Sir Stanley Thomas as Xanadu  -  net worth >EUR 150 million  -  UK

food (and real estate)   -  www.petersfood.co.uk

In 1971 Sir Stanley Thomas started a pie baking firm with his brother Peter Thomas. The company sold pies to local shops under the name Peter's Savoury Products. Peter's Savoury Products expanded quickly and was sold in 1988 to Grand Metropolitan for GBP 100 million. Peter Thomas founded the real estate developer Atlantic Property Developments which grew into one of the leading property developers in Wales. Stanley Thomas started TBI with developer Paul Bailey. TBI acquired several airports including Cardiff International, Belfast International, Orlando Sanford International, Stockholm Skavsta and London Luton. In 2004 TBI was sold for EUR 785 million to the Spanish companies Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (90%) and AENA Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (10%). At that moment the Thomas family owned about 20 percent of TBI. In 2012 the net worth of Peter and Stanley Thomas was GBP 225 million or around USD 300 million. Stanley Thomas sold his yacht Xanadu in 2010.


Stella Maris  - motor yacht -  72.1m (237ft)  -  Viareggio Superyachts  -  2013

Simone and Christiana Longarini  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  Italy

Viareggio Superyachts  -  www.vsy.it

Simone and Christiana Longarini are the owners of the super yacht Stella Maris. They are the founders of the shipyard VSY or Viareggio Super Yachts and built the yacht for themselves. VSY was founded in 2004. Superyacht Fan is not certain about the source of wealth of the Longarini family, it seems to be something in fashion, as Christiana owned some fashion related trademarks. If you do now the source of wealth: please send an email.


Summerwind  - motor yacht -  44.1m (144.69ft)  -  Cheoy Lee  - 1995

Jeff Greene  -  net worth USD 2.1 billion - USA

Real estate  -  omphoy.com


Sunchaser  - motor yacht - 43.28m (141.99ft) - Richmond Yachts  -  2007

William - Bill - Pope  - net worth > USD 100 million  - USA

Sunchase Holdings - www.sunchaseholdings.com

William  - Bill – Pope is the owner of the yacht Sunchaser. Bill Pope is the CEO and owner of Sunchase Holdings. Sunchase Holdings is investor and real estate developer, specializing in distressed real estate projects. In the 1990’s Sunchase focused on acquiring assets from the Resolution Trust Corporation (a U.S.government-owned asset management company charged with liquidating real estate-related assets such as mortgage loans). The company purchased assets with a book value of US$ 2 billion. Sunchase projects include Mountain House (California), Estrella (Goodyear, Arizona, Terra Bay (San Francisco) and Pont Royal (near Marseille, France). Sunchase also invests in promising companies, such as Intrix, which Sunchase fully owns. Intrix delivers payment processing technologies. A recent project of Sunchase Holdings is the Hokuli'a project on Hawaii's Big Island, which is developed together with Robert Walton, Walmart’s chairman. Hokuli’a includes a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Superyacht Sunchaser was built by Richmond Yachts. William Pope purchased the yacht while she was already under construction.


Sun Glider II  - motor yacht -  36.5m (119.6  -  ISA Yachts -  2006

Ger Visser  -  net worth nihil (from EUR 150 million)  -  The Netherlands

bankrupt: Eurocommerce Real estate  -  www.eurocommerce.nl

Sun Glider II was built for Ger Visser. Ger Visser is the founder of the now bankrupt Dutch real estate developer Eurocommerce. Eurocommerce was mainly active in the development of Dutch office buildings. In 2010 Ger Visser’s net worth was still estimated at EUR 150 million. Ger Visser used to own a successful horse stable: Stal Eurocommerce. His horse Eurocommerce London won silver in the 2012 London Olympic games. Eurocommerce financier Rabobank has seized both the stable and the yacht.


Sunrays  - motor yacht -  85.47m (280.4ft)  -  Oceanco  -  2010

Ravi Ruia  -  net worth USD 8,5 billion  -  India

Essar Group  -  www.essar.com

Ravi Ruia is the owner of the yacht Sunrays. Together with his brother, Ravi Ruia co-founded the Indian Essar Group.


Supertoy - motor yacht - 27.9m (91ft)  - Kha Shing Enterprises - 1993

Edward Hayward - net worth > USD 25 million  -  UK

Chepstow Group of Companies - www.chepstowplant.com

Edward Hayward is the owner of the yacht Supertoy. Hayward is chairman of the Chepstow Group of Companies, active in the trade and rental of of construction equipments and real estate development. His companies include Chepstow Contract Rentals, Chepstow Plant International and Beacon Estates. Real estate projects include the Beacon Business Park in Caldicot Town. Hayward purchased the yacht Supertoy in 1998 with the intention to charter her commercially. The yacht became a subject of a Tax Chamber Tribunal, which fortunately decided in favor of Mr. Hayward. The yacht available for charter, more info here.


Susanne of Stockholm  - sailing yacht -  30.16m (98.11ft)  -  Trehard  -  1990

Alessandro Catenacci  -  net worth > USD 50 million  - Sweden

Nobis Group (hospitality)  -  www.nobis.se

Alessandro Catenacci, is Swedish hotel and restaurant entrepreneur. Catenacci is CEO and owner of Nobis Group.  Nobis Group owns several of Sweden's most famous restaurants such as Café Opera, Operakällaren and Stallmästaregården. Nobis also owns a Lexus car dealership named Kaiser Bil. Alessandro Catenacci began importing Italian restaurant equipment at a young age. At the age of 20 he opened Cain, his first restaurant in Stockholm. A few years later Catenacci bought the restaurant  and nightclub Birger Bar. Nowadays the group includes first-class hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, conference and event venues and catering. Café Opera is the most renowned night club in Scandinavia.


Suver  - motor yacht -  41.7m (137ft)  -  IZAR  -  2005

José María Suescun Verdugo -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  Spain

Corporacion Dermoestetica  -  www.corporaciondermoestetica.com

José María Suescun Verdugo is the owner of the yacht Suver. José María Suescun Verdugo is the CEO and majority shareholder of Corporacion Dermoestetica. The company is active in cosmetic surgery and beauty treatment. Mr. Suescun started working at a German multinational in the hair cosmetics industry. At the age of 27 he bought a bankrupt company for EUR 7.200, together with some friends. This was the start of what later became Corporacion Dermoestetica. First the company was only active in hair cosmetics but soon its activities expanded into cosmetic surgery and beauty treatment. In 2000 Suescun’s company – named Clinica Suver  -  merged with Centro Español de Dermatología Capilar, creating Corporacion Dermoestetica. Nowadays Corporacion Dermoestetica owns 59 clinics and is active in Spain, Italy Portugal and the UK  Through Soul Corporacion, Mr. Suescun invests in real estate properties, some of which house Dermoestetica’s clinics. He also invests in other industries through his investment firm Inversiones Suver. In 2013 Inversiones Suver had an equity of EUR 40 million (US$ 55 million). José María Suescun Verdugo’s yacht Suver was built by the Spanish shipyard IZAR - now named Nevantia -  and was delivered to her owner in 2005.


Sybaris  - sailing yacht -  70m (230ft)  -  Perini Navi  - 2015

Bill Duker  -  net worth > USD 100 million  -  USA

Amici LLC, sold to Xerox  -  www.xerox-xls.com

https://www.superyachtfan.com/yacht-sybaris.html


Sycara IV  - motor yacht - 46.1m (151.25ft)  -  Burger Boat Company  -  2009

Ray Catena  -  net worth > USD 300 million  -  USA

Car dealership  -  www.raycatena.com

Ray Catena is the owner of the yacht Sycara. Ray Catena is the founder of the Catena Car Dealership Group. The Catena group sells luxury car brands as Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar and Maybach in NY and NJ.


Symphony  -  motor yacht -  101m (333ft)  -  Feadship  - 2015

Bernard Arnault - net worth 37 billion  -  France

LVMH - www.lvmh.com

Bernard Arnault, one of Europe’s richest men, is the owner of the yacht Symphony. More here.

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