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Yacht Length:

115 m (377 ft)


18 in 9 cabins


41 in 20 cabins


Lurssen Yachts


Tim Heywood Design




20 knots




5,317 ton




US$ 250 million

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Who is the Owner of the Yacht Pelorus?


Samuel Tak Lee


Hong Kong

Net Worth:

US$ 4 billion


Prudential Enterprises


April 1939




Samathur Li Kin-kan, 6 more


Hong Kong / London, UK

Private Jet:

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We were told Mr Tak Lee is the owner of the yacht. We are a bit in doubt since the yacht visits the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix each year. Her guests at the Grand Prix are clearly based in the Middle East. It is possible that she is still owned by Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Do you have more info? Please do send us a message.

Samuel Tak LeeSamuel Tak Lee

Tak Lee is a billionaire based in Honk Kong, he is the Chairman of Prudential Enterprises, active in property development. He was born in April 1939. He is married and has 7 children.

The Prudential Enterprise

The Prudential Enterprise is a Hong Kong based property developer which owns a large portfolio around the world.

Prudential’s properties include the Langham Estate and the Knight Bridge Estate both in London. He also owns the Prudential Hotel in Hong Kong.

How Much is Samuel Tak Lee Net Worth?

His net worth is estimated at US$ 3.2 billion.

What Does he Donate to Philanthropy?

He is an active philanthropist through his The Tak Lee Charitable Trust. The trust has donated more than US$ 40 million in the UK.

In 2015 Tak Lee donated US$ 118 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to establish a real estate entrepreneurship lab. That will promote social responsibility among entrepreneurs. and academics. In the real estate profession worldwide. The gift was one of the largest in its history.

Tak Lee Residence

Tak Lee resides in London and Hong Kong. Where he has an amazing hill top house, overlooking Hong Kong.

More Yachts

Tak Lee not only owns the superyacht Pelorus, but also the yacht Kogo. Which he bought from Mansour Ojjey. And he owns the yacht Caipirinha. Which he bought from Andrei Komarov. And he owns Galeocerdo, which was formerly known as Wally Power.

We were informed  he is building a new yacht in Europe. But we have not yet identified the project.

Private jet

We think Tak Lee owns a private jet. It is said to be a Boeing. But we have not yet identified its registration number. Do you know more about an aircraft owned by Tak Lee or his companies? Please do send us a message.

Car collection

Tak Lee and his son Samathur Li Kin-kan have a an amazing car collection. With many rare cars, including a Rolls Royce Sweptail and many Ferraris.

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Pelorus Yacht

Pelorus (from the Greek word pelorios, meaning vast) is one of the world's biggest yachts. She has a length of 377 feet 3 inches (115 metres). The yacht has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure.

The yacht Pelorus was built at the Lürssen yard in Bremen, Germany to the design of Tim Heywood and was launched in 2003. It was briefly owned by a Saudi businessman who sold it to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich the following year.

Roman Abramovich

Abramovich had it refitted to his own requirements by Blohm & Voss. This included the addition of a second helicopter pad forward, four new zero-speed stabilizers and modifications to the exhaust, mast and stern.

Abramovich also owned Ecstasea, and gave away Le Grand Bleu to friend Eugene Shvidler. He now owns Eclipse, one of the largest yachts in the world.

Sold for US$ 200 Million

In 2011 he sold Pelorus to David Geffen, for EUR 150 million or US$ 200 million. Pelorus is powered by two 5,500-hp Wärtsilä 12v 26 engines. Which will give her a maximum speed of 19 knots. She often cruises between 12 to 14 knots. Her range is more than 6,000nm.

The yacht has a number of tenders on board and a garage full of 'toys', including jet skis and wave runners.

Yacht Pelorus Crew

A full time crew of up to 46 people lives aboard all year long. Pelorus can often be found cruising around the Western Mediterranean during the summers. And commonly cruises down through the Suez Canal for the winters.

Sold to Abdullah al Nahyan

Mr. Geffen sold Pelorus to Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan for EUR 214 million. The yacht was then based in Abu Dhabi. Geffen still owns his yacht Rising Sun, which was built for Larry Ellison.  

Update: we were informed that Pelorus is sold to Hong Kong based billionaire Tak Lee, active in real estate development.

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.

In November 2017 Pelorus was at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, berthed next to the track. Update: and at the 2018 Grand Prix she was there again.

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Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the minister of foreign affairs of the United Arab Emirates. His father Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan was the Emir of Abu Dhabi and founder of the United Arab Emirates.  

Emirates Media Inc.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed previously served as Minister of Information and Culture and as Chairman of Emirates Media Incorporated.

And as Chairman of the UAE Football Association and as the Under Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Culture. Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan is active on Twitter.

Net Worth

The combined net worth of the Al Nahyan family is estimated at US$ 150 billion.

David Geffen

David Geffen (1943) is an American record executive, film producer, theatrical producer and philanthropist and one of the richest people in the entertainment industry.

David Geffen created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, and was as one of the three founders of DreamWorks SKG in 1994.

In 1990 he sold Geffen Records for USD 550 million to MCA. David Geffen is a collector of American art, owning works by Jackson Pollock, Jasper Johns  and Willem de Kooning. In 2006 he sold Jackson Pollocks  No5 , 1948 for USD 140 million to David Martinez, a Mexican financier.

Geffen has an estimated net worth USD 5 billion.

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Pelorus in Antibes, France

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Samuel Tak Lee Hong Kong based property developer and philanthropist April 1939 Prudential Enterprise Hong Kong US$ 3.2 billion Samathur Li Kin-kan
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yacht Pelorus Built at Lurssen, value US$ 220 million