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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 John Risley and his Yacht Meteor

Yacht Name: Meteor - Yacht Length: 51.6 m (169 ft) - Guests: 6 in 3 cabins - Crew: 8 in 4 cabins - Yacht Value: US$ 30 million -

Owner: John Risley - Net Worth: US$ 1.2 billion - Clearwater Fine Foods - Owners Country: Canada - John Risley is co-owner of the sailing yacht Meteor, together with Dan Meyers.

Risley used to own the US$ 95 million motor yacht Northern Star, which he sold in 2017. He is building a new yacht named Northern Star at Lurssen Yachts.

Sailing Yacht Meteor - John Risley

Canadian billionaire John Risley is the owner of the yacht Meteor.

John RisleyWho is John Risley?

Risley is the co-founder and President of Clearwater Fine Foods.

Clearwater Fine Foods

At the age of 28 Risley opened a small lobster retail company in Nova Scotia, Canada.

This turned into one of the worlds leading seafood companies. Clearwater is the largest holder of shellfish licenses in Canada.

The companies sells their sea products in over 40 countries. Clearwater has branches all over the world, including Glaciar Pesquera in Argentina and CLEARWATER FINE FOODS (EUROPE) LIMITED in the UK.

In 2016 Clearwater realized sales of more than US$ 600 million with an US$ 121 million EBITDA.

Columbus Communications

Rislay is also co-founder (together with Michael Lee Chin, the owner of the yacht Quattroelle) of Columbus Communications, an Internet provider based in Barbados. The company was sold to Cable and Wireless for US$ 1.85 billion.

John Risley Net Worth

The net worth of John Risley is estimated at US$ 1.2 billion. This makes him one of the richest Canadians.

Risley in an active philanthropist, donating to the  Canadian Youth Business Foundation and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

In 2016 he donated US$ 25 million to an ocean research project at Dalhousie University in Halifax.

He also supported a student residence building at Dalhouse, named the John Risley Hall. Risley was named Officer of the Order of Canada.

John Risley House

Risley owns one of the largest houses in Nova Scotia. His mansion is situated on a 300 acre ocean front forest land in Nova Scotia.

The Risley residence includes several buildings, stables, a large greenhouse  and has direct access to a golf course.

The house was built for oil tycoon Joseph Pew, founder of Sun Oil. Since his divorce, Risley built a new house with his girlfriend Amy.

Amy Gordinier-Regan is president of organic skin-care company Skinfix.

Risley Private Jet

Risley owns a fleet of private jets, including a US$ 50 million Bombardier Global 5000 (C-FFIJ) (Clearwater Fine Foods International), a Bombardier Challenger (C-FFIK), a Learjet and a Cessna.

Yacht Meteor

The sailing yacht Meteor was built at Royal Huisman and delivered in 2007. Meteor is designed by Gerard Dijkstra with an interior by John Munford.

Meteor can accommodate 6 guests and a crew of 8. She actively participates in regattas such as the America’s Cup and the St. Barths Bucket Regatta.

Yacht Northern Star

Risley was also owner of the Lurssen built superyacht Northern Star. Northern Star was delivered in 2009 and built to a design of Espen Oeino.

Northern Star can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 22 in an interior designed by Pauline Nunns. Northern Star was sold in 2017 and is now named Bella Vita.

Risley also owned the 2005 Lurssen Northern Star, now named Polar Star.

New Motor Yacht Northern Star

Risley is apparently building a new 100 meter expedition yacht at Kleven in Norway. The project is being built in a collaboration between Kleven and Lurssen.

The 100 meter project under construction was recently registered in the Norwegian shipping register as Northern Star III.

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