Quantum Blue -
Sergey Galitskiy -
Quantum of Solace -
John Staluppi -
Atlantic Auto Group -
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.
Portland Holdings -
Queen K -
Oleg Deripaska -
Oleg Deripaska is the owner of the yacht Queen K. Deripaska is the CEO of Rusal, the largest aluminum company in the world. Rusal accounts for almost 9% of the world's primary aluminum output and 9% of the world’s aluminum production. In 2012 Rusal realized sales of $ 11 billion. Deripaska is one of the richest Russians, with an estimated net worth of US$ 4 billion. In 1998, Deripaska established Volnoe Delo, Russia's largest private charity foundation. The fund aims at developing education and science, preserving spiritual and cultural heritage, and improving standards in public health. Deripaska owns 25 percent of the Austrian construction company Strabag SE, owned by Hans-
Quinta Essentia -
Valentin Zavadnikov -
Liquor: Synergy Group -
The yacht Quinta Esstentia was built for Valentin Zavadnikov is shareholder of the Russian Synergy Group. Synergy is one of the leading and fastest-
Abdullah al Futtaim -
Al Futtaim Motors -
Bill Duker -
Built for Kenneth Rainin -
Rainin Instrument Company (sold to Mettler Toledo) -
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. Read more about Bill Duker hereunder at his sailing yacht Sybaris.
Roberto Cavalli -
Fashion Roberto Cavalli -
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.
Charles Butt -
H.E. Butt -
Charles Butt is the owner of the sailing yacht Rebecca. Charles Butt is the CEO of the grocery chain H.E. Butt, based in Texas. The company was founded in 1905 by Butt’s grandmother. Nowadays HEB is Texas’s largest privately held company, and the US’ 25th largest retailer. The company realizes annual sales of more than US$ 20 billion in 340 stores with 76,000 employees. The company donates 5% of the annual profits to charity. Charles Butt’ net worth is estimated at US$ 10.9 billion. His classic styled sailing yacht Rebecca was built at Pendennis Shipyard in 1999, to a German Frers design. The yacht frequently participates in regattas.
Built as Boadicea for Reg Grundy -
Reg Grundy Productions -
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.
Red Dragon -
Baron Guy Ullens de Schooten Whettnall -
Weight Watchers -
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-
Reef Chief -
James Dicke -
Crown Equipment -
James Dicke is the owner of the yacht Reef Chief. Mr. Dicke is CEO of Crown Equipment Corporation. Crown Equipment designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products. Crown was founded in 1940 as a small one-
Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum -
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.
Dogukan Boyaci -
Pruva Yachting -
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 -
Stefano Gabbana -
Dolce & Gabbana -
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-
Jamie Coulter -
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 -
John Rosatti -
Plaza Auto Group -
John Rosatti the oner of the yacht Remember When. Rosatti is the founder of the Plaza Auto Mall in Brooklyn New York. Plaza Auto Mall was awarded as a Top 100 dealership by Wards Automotive. Plaza Auto Mall carried more than 15 different car brands. After his wife Bonni lost her life he sold a large part of the Plaza Auto Mall and moved to Florida with his children. Together with his close friend John Staluppi he founded Millenium Superyachts. Rosatti also set his focus on creating a restaurant franchise concept that has now become the fastest-
Alexandr Tkachev -
Governor of Krasnodar Krai -
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.
David V. Johnson -
Real estate, Victor International Corp. -
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.
Peter Sperling -
Apollo Group -
Peter Sperling is the owner of the yacht Reverie. Peter Sperling is the son of John Sperling, who founded the for-
Roy E Carroll -
The Carroll Companies -
Richmond Lady -
Don Davis -
Richmond Yachts -
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 -
David Geffen -
Geffen Records -
Rising Sun is owned by David Geffen, founder of Geffen Records.
RL Noor -
Tarek Nour -
Tarek Nour Communications -
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.
Jimmy John Liautaud -
Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches -
Russ Weiner -
Rockstar Energy -
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.
Victor Vargas -
Banco Occidental de Descuento -
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) -
Viktor Medvedchuk – net worth USD 460 million – Ukraine
Rupert Murdoch -
News Corporation -
Rupert Murdoch is the owner of Rosehearty and Vertigo.
Jeroen Piqueur -
Optima Bank -
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.
Anthony Bakker -
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-
Greg Meyer -
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 -
Vassily Anisimov -
Rossiyskiy Kredit Bank -
Vasily Anisimov is the owner of the yacht Saint Nicolas. Anisimov founded the Coalco company in 1999. The Coalco company acquired shares in aluminum plants, mines, and factories. Vasily Anisimov was also co-
Mohamed al Fayed -
Hotel Ritz Paris -
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 -
Barry Houghton -
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.
John Groenewoud -
real estate -
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.