The yacht Rhino was built as Roxana by Admiral Marine.
Donald Starkey Design
Delivered in 1998, Rhino is designed by Donald Starkey Design. Her hull and superstructure are built out of fiberglass.
With a length of 47 meter or 154ft, she can reach a top speed of 16.5 knots. In 2005 Roxana was sold and renamed Ohana.
Featured in the Below Deck TV series
As Ohana the yacht was featured in the second season of the US reality TV series named Below Deck.
In the series her original crew is replaced by a TV cast and all footage was ‘staged’ and tweaked for entertainment. The series was criticized for not representing the actual charter experience.
Sold to Roy E Carroll
In 2014 Ohana was sold to US based real estate developer Roy E Carroll. Her asking price was USD 10.9 million. In 2017 Rhino was put for sale through IYC, as Roy Carroll bougth the yacht Skyfall.
Following an extensive USD 2.5 million 2014 refit, the yacht Rhino is available for charter, enquire for your ultimate charter experience. The yacht is rumored to be heading to Bermuda for the 35th America’s Cup races and will meet up with its sister yacht, Rhino Fish also owned by Carroll.
Rhino Fish will provide charter guests with a front seat to the America’s Cup.
Rhino Fish is a 74 foot Viking Sportfish. After the America’s Cup, she will proceed to the boatyard for new paint and updates.
The yacht Skyfall is a 58 meter (190ft) motor yacht delivered in 2010 by Trinity.
Skyfall has accommodations for 17 guests in 7 cabins and a crew of 13. Her interior is designed by Patrick Knowles.
Skyfall is powered by two Caterpillar Engines which bring her a top speed of 18 knots. Skyfall has a shallow draft so she can easily reach the Bahamas. Her displacement is 780t.
Skyfall was built as Mi Sueno for Michael Moreno, founder of the Moreno Group which is active in the oil and gas business and in real estate. Later she was sold to John Staluppi, who named her Skyfall.
Staluppi is the founder of the Atlantic Auto Group. Atlantic operates 25 dealerships in Long Island and five dealerships in Nevada. The net worth of Staluppi is estimated at US$ 400 million. Staluppi listed Skyfall for sale, as he is building a bigger yacht at Benetti.
In Februari 2018 Skyfall was purchased by Roy E Carroll. Carroll still owns his other yacht Rhino, although she is listed for sale. Skyfall will keep her name for the moment.
Roy E Carroll purchased the yacht Rhino for his wife for her birthday in 2014.
Roy Carroll is the founder of The Carroll Companies, active in real estate development and construction. Carroll started developing family homes in the 1980’s and later also started developing commercial real estate.
Being very successful, the company has constructed and owns more than 15,000 apartments and sold more than 2,000 homes.
Carroll is one of the largest land owners in the north-
Carroll has over 30 BeeSafe Self Storage facilities under development in Florida, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
In 2013 Carroll acquired the Greensboro newspaper Rhino Times, which explains his yacht’s name. Roy Carroll is an active philanthropist, donating large sums to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Roy Carroll’s net worth is estimated at more than USD 500 million. Some sources even mention a US$ 1 billion net worth.
The Carroll family lives in a large house in Greensboro, NC and they also own a large penthouse in Greensboro.