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Jim Moran built an automobile empire, which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

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All You Need to Know About Doug Barnes and his Yacht Azzurra

Yacht Name: Azzurra - Yacht Length: 48 m (156 ft) - Guests: 10 in 5 cabins - Crew: 13 in 6 cabins - Displacement: 482t - CRN Yacht - 1988 - Yacht Value: US$ 20 million -

Owners Name: Doug Barnes - Barnes Net Worth: US$ 100 million + - Owners Company: Eyemart Express - Country: USA -

Doug Barnes is the founder of the Eyemart Express chain. He lives with his wife Dolly in Dallas. His net worth is US$ 100 million.

Yacht Azzurra - Doug Barnes - Eyemart Express

H. Doug Barnes is the owner of the yacht Azzurra III. Who is Doug Barnes?

Doug BarnesEyemart Express

Barnes is the founder of eyeglass retailer Eyemart Express. Eyemart Express is the seventh largest eyeglass retailer in the US with over 160 stores in 36 states.

In addition to the Eyemart Express name, the company operates as Vision4Less, VisionMart Express and Eyewear Express.

Dr. Doug Barnes opened the first Eyemart Express in 1990 in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Most Expensive Home in Dallas

Doug and his wife Molly Barnes live in a 23,198-square-foot home, one of the most expensive homes in Dallas, TX.

The 23.198 sq feet home has 5 bedrooms, a 7 car garage, a large pool and a private tennis court. The house  has an estimated value of US$ 16 million.

Doug Barnes Net Worth

Mr. Barnes has an estimated net worth of more than US$ 100 million.

Yacht Azzurra

His yacht Azzurra was built at CRN in 1988. She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms and a crew of 12.

Since her delivery she has been refitted and upgraded several times, upgrades include a six-person Jacuzzi, an outdoor theatre, a full repaint of the hull and superstructure, new engines and izero-speed stabilizers.

Azzurra has her own website and she is available for charter

Sold to Jürg Marquard

Azzurra was sold to Swiss media entrepreneur Jürg Marquard. He is the founder of Marquard Media, and has a net worth of more than  US$ 500 million.


Barnes is an active philanthropist, donating US$ 5 million to the University of Houston, creating the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute

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The luxury yacht Azzurra, owned by Doug Barnes

Azzurra II yacht

Azzurra II (Photo by Manuel Hernandez)

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The home of Doug Barnes in Dallas, TX

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