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 -
Quinta Essentia -
Valentin Zavadnikov -
Liquor: Synergy Group -
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.
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 -
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. The yacht was sold to Gabriele Volpi, who named her Boadicea again.
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-
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 -
James Dicke -
Crown Equipment -
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.
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-
Gabbana’s yacht Regina d’Italia features a lavish interior with gold-
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 -
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-
Apollo Group, Inc., owns several for-
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.
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.
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-
Before owning the yacht Safira, Bakker was owner of Mosaique, a 164-
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.
Saint Nicolas -
Vassily Anisimov -
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.
Daniel Loeb -
Third Point -
Kutayba Alghanim -
Alghanim Industries -
Filaret Galchev -
Euro Cement Group -
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.
Prince Turki Bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz -
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.
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.
Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch -
News Corporation -
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.
McGuirk family -
McGuirk Sand Gravel -
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.
Eric Benson -
Pacific Coast Steel -
Satori was owned by Pacific Coast Steel founder Eric Benson until he sold her in 2014.
Thomas Wathen -
Pinkerton Security -
Thomas Wathen is the owner of the yacht Savannah. Wathen founded California Plant Protection (CPP) , a security guard firm. CPP was the fourth-
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.
Lukas Lundin -
Lundin Mining -
Hahraman Sadikoglu -
Sadikoglu Group -
Kahraman Sadıkoğlu is the owner of the yacht Savarona. He owns the Istanbul-
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-
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 -
Scott Niswonger -
Transportation Forward Air -
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.
Sebastian Loeb -
WRC Rally driver -
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 -
Jack Niklaus -
Sea Diamond -
Robert Graham Fessler -
Cloud Investment Partners -
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-
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 Racer -
built as Detroit Eagle for : Roger Penske -
Penske Corporation -
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 -
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.
Michael Potter -
Cognos Software -
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.
Richard DeVos -
Sedation A -
Rovnag Abdullayev -
SOCAR Oil Company -
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.
Larry Page -
Serena III -
Richard Paul Matheson -
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.
Seven Seas -
Steven Spielberg -
Sevens Sins -
Hugo Verlinden and Baron Betrand de Sadeleer -
Superyacht Seven Sins is co-
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.
Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-
Katara Hospitality -
Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-
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.
Michael McKinnon -
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-
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.
Klaus Kurt Bytzek -
Magna International -
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-
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.
Silver Angel -
Richard Caring -
Fashion, Restaurants -
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 -
The Dreyfoos Group -
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-
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-
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 -
Guido A. Krass -
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-
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-
Silver Shalis -
Larry Silverstein -
NY real estate: Silverstein Properties -
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.
Bob Manoukian -
Midland Armenia Bank -
Bob Manoukian is the founder of the HSBC Bank Armenia.
Reuben Brothers -
real estate -
Sirona III -
Micky Arison -
Carnival Cruise lines -
Charles Simonyi -
Skyfall II -
John Staluppi -
Atlantic Auto Group -
Jack Cowin -
Competitive Foods Australia -
James & Sujo Offield -
Yuryi Kachmazov -
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-
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).
Gregg Ostrander -
Michael Foods -
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-
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
Peter Robert Harrison -
IT: sold Chernikeeff -
Peter Harrison acquired Chernikeeff – a PC integration network business -
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.
Sokar (ex: Jonikal) -
Mohamed Al Fayed -
Hotel Ritz / Harrods -
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-
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.
Mikhail Prokhorov -
Onexim Group -
Paul Fireman -
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-
Fireman is an active philanthropist: he and his wife Phyllis are co-
Primat Family -
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-
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.
Leonardo Ferragamo -
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.
Something Cool -
Heineken family -
Heineken Beer -
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-
Charlene de Carvalho-
Sean P. Downes -
Universal Insurance Holdings -
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.
Jabil Circuit -
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-
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.
Laurence Graff -
Jewellery: Graff Diamonds -
Spirit du Brazil -
Eike Batista -
Energy: EBX group -
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.
Carl Icahn -
Investor: Icahn & Co. Inc. -
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.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani -
Star Sapphire -
Jack Sternlieb -
Heart surgeon -
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 -
built for Sir Stanley Thomas as Xanadu -
food (and real estate) -
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 -
Simone and Christiana Longarini -
Viareggio Superyachts -
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.
Jeff Greene -
Real estate -
Sunchase Holdings -
In the 1990’s Sunchase focused on acquiring assets from the Resolution Trust Corporation (a U.S.government-
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 -
Ger Visser -
bankrupt: Eurocommerce Real estate -
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.
Ravi Ruia -
Essar Group -
Edward Hayward -
Chepstow Group of Companies -
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.
Susanne of Stockholm -
Alessandro Catenacci -
Nobis Group (hospitality) -
Alessandro Catenacci, is Swedish hotel and restaurant entrepreneur. Catenacci is CEO and owner of Nobis Group.
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-
José María Suescun Verdugo -
Corporacion Dermoestetica -
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 -
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 -
Bill Duker -
Amici LLC, sold to Xerox -
Sycara IV -
Ray Catena -
Car dealership -
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.
Bernard Arnault -