Ray Dalio is the owner of the yachts Alucia and Umbra.
Ray Dalio founded the investment management fund Bridgewater Associates. Bridgewater Associates is an investment management company that manages around US$150 billion in global investments for a wide array of mainly institutional clients. The company has around 1,400 employees and is referred to as the biggest investment fund in the world.
Bridgewater is famous for its Daily Observations, it is a research publication which is considered at the ‘must read’ daily analyses by thousands of investors and policy makers around the world.
The success of Bridgewater made Ray Dalio one of the richest people in the world, with a net worth more than US$ 16 billion. We think he owns a Gulfstream private jet, but have not found a registration # number yet. Dalio does own a Eurocopter heli with registration N849PA, which is based on his yacht and an Airbus AS 350 helicopter with registration N988MD.
Dalio is an active philanthropist, his Dalio Foundation, has more than USD 500 million in assets and is giving away around US$ 30 million a year. Ray and Barbara Dalio have committed to The Giving Pledge, dedicating the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.
Ray and his wife Barbara Dalio live in a relatively modest (for a billionaire…) house in Greenwich, CT near New York City. They also own a mansion on a small island, near their other home, in Greenwich. And they own a condominium in Greenwich Village, New York City, which they bought for US$ 6 million in 2004.
Dalio’s yacht Alucia is a converted lift ship and lauch platform for diving operations. She features the latest diving equipment including decompression chambers, a Triton 3300/3 submersible and a Deep Rover submersible. Both are capable of depths of 1,000 meters. The yacht Alucia was used for the Discovery Channels’ “Monster Squid, the Giant is real”. She has her own website.
Umbra is a so called ‘fast support vessel’, built by Amels in the Netherlands under the Sea Axe brand. Her four MTU 12V4000 engines give her a total power of 7,080 bhp and an 21 knots top speed. She can accommodate a total of 26 guests, of which 15 crew and 11 scientists.