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All You Need to Know About Ricardo Salinas Pliego and his Yacht Azteca

Yacht Name: Azteca - Yacht Length: 72m (236.22ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 28 in 22 cabins - IMO 1009924 - Yacht Value: US$ 80 million - Owners Name: Ricardo Salinas Pliego - Salinas Pliego Net Worth: US$ 3.5 billion - Owners Company: Grupo Salinas - Owners Country: Mexico

Yacht Azteca - Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Ricardo Benjamín Salinas Pliego is the owner of the luxury yacht Azteca. Who is Ricardo Salinas Pliego? He is a Mexican billionaire.


Grupo Salinas

Through two holding companies Grupo Salinas and Grupo Elektra he owns serveral of the largest companies in Mexico. His companies include TV Azteca, Elektra, Grupo Lusacell, Unefon, and Banco Azteca. Grupo Salinas began as a family-owned furniture manufacturing company called Salinas & Rocha founded in 1906 by Mr. Salinas’ great-grandfather, Benjamin Salinas.


Grupo Elektra

In 1950, Mr. Salinas’ grandfather created Grupo Elektra. When Ricardo Salinas became CEO of the company in 1987 he refocused Elektra on basic products: appliances, electronics, and furniture. Significantly, he developed at Elektra a vast new consumer market among Mexico’s lower middle income consumers by providing credit sales and diverse financial products and services. TV Azteca is one of the world’s two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming, Grupo Lusacell is Mexico's third largest wireless telecommunications company, which also owns Unefon a telecommunications company.


Net Worth

Forbes estimates Pliego’s net worth at USD 3.7 billion. He is an active philanthropist, and founder of the Fundación Azteca and the Fundación Azteca America. Both foundations focus on the (social) well-being of Hispanic communities. More than 13 million toys have also be given to children through the annual Juguetón ("Toy marathon").


Ricardo Salinas Pliego Yacht Azteca

Luxury yacht Azteca was built at CRN in 2009. She has a length of 72 meters (236ft), has a steel hull and aluminum super structure. She can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 28. Powered by two Caterpillar engines, Azteca can reach a top speed of 16 knots, and has range of 6,000 nautical miles.  Every year Azteca travels between the Med and the Caribbean. In June 2016 she arrived in Plymouth, UK after an Atlantic crossing. She is heading to Rendsburg, Germany, probably for a refit at Nobiskrug.


Private Jet

Ricardo Salinas Pliego is the owner of a Gulfstream G-V private jet. The jet, with registration XA-AZT (for Azteca) has a market value of approx. USD 10 - 15 million.

yacht Azteca

The luxury yacht Azteca, owned by Ricardo Salinas Pliego

Luxury yacht Azteca

Ricardo Salinas Pliego private Gulfstream G5 jet with registration XA-AZT (photo by Andrew W. Sieber)

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The yacht Azteca at night. (Photo by Ron Raffety)

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Ricardo Salinas Pliego Private Jet

XA-AZT Ricardo Salinas Pliego jet

The US$ 80 million yacht was built at CRN in Italy

Inside the Yacht Azteca

inside yacht Azteca

The yacht Azteca has a beautiful interior by Michael Leach Design

yacht Azteca interior

The dining rooms seats 12 guests.

inside Ricardo Salinas Pliego yacht

The master bedroom of the yacht

His jet is a US$ 40 million Gulfstream G-V, built in 1998