All You Need to Know about Eric Smidt and his yachts Infinity and Intrepid -
The yacht Infinity is owned by Eric Smidt. He also owns the Amels Sea Axe Support Vessel Intrepid
Eric Smidt is the president of Harbor Freight Tools, which he founded with his father.
Harbor Freight Tools is a tool and equipment retailer, headquartered in California. Harbor Freight Tools has over 900 stores in the USA and more than 20,000 employees. The company was founded in 1977 and started as a mail order tool company. The aim was to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. Harbor Freight offers more than 7,000 tools and accessories with a high quality but with low prices. The company has more than US$ 2 billion in annual sales.
The net worth of Eric Smidt is estimated at US$ 4 billion. It was reported that he received more than US$ 2 billion in dividends over the last few years. Smidt owns a large art collection.
Eric Smidt is the owner of a US$ 45 million house In Beverly Hills named The Knoll. The house is considered to be one of the largest and most expensive homes in the area. We believe he and his wife Susan also own a residence in New York.
Smidt is the owner of a Gulfstream G650 private jet with registration N650HF. The jet was delivered in 2015 and has a list price of US$ 70 million.
Eric and his wife Susan Smidt are active philanthropist through their The Smidt Foundation. In 2016 they donated US$ 25 million to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools program supported the skilled trades education in American public high schools. In 2018 they donated US$ 50 million to create the Smidt Heart Institute. The gift will advance vital research and innovative practices in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.
The yacht infinity was built at Oceanco and was delivered in 2015. Infinity is designed by Espen Oeino, while Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and David Kleinberg Design Associates are responsible for her interior. Infinity can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 26. The yacht is powered by twin MTU engines, which bring her a top speed of 20 knots. Her features include a 5 meter circular swimming pool, a cinema, a beach club
Smidt is also owner of the support vessel Intrepid. Intrepid is a 69 metre SeaAxe built by Amels. The yacht can accommodate 21 crew and staff members. Intrepid carries all the toys for her mother yacht Infinity. Her features include an enclosed helicopter hangar, a dedicated helicopter workshop below deck, a dive center, plus 250 square meters of deck space for tenders and toys, and 110 square meters of below deck storage.