John Risley: Net Worth, House, Private Jet, yachts Meteor and Northern Star
Author: Peter Yachtfan, Update: 2020-
SY Meteor Yacht
51.6 m (169 ft)
6 in 3 cabins
8 in 4 cabins
John Munford Design
Meteor Boat Price:
US$ 30 million
Meteor Yacht For Sale:
Meteor was sold early 2019
Meteor Yacht Charter:
US$ 126,000 per week, Y.CO
John Carter Risley OC (past owner; sold 2019)
John Risley Net Worth:
US$ 1.2 billion
Clearwater Fine Foods
April 26, 1948
Michael Risley, Sarah Risley
Nova Scotia, Canada
Bombardier Global 5000 (C-
Bombardier Challenger (C-
Risley was co-
He is the co-
At the age of 28 he 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 m illion with an US$ 121 million EBITDA.
He is also co-
His net worth 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.
He 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.
He owns a fleet of private jets. Including a US$ 50 million Bombardier Global 5000 (C-
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.
The Meteor yacht 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. Meteor is powered by a MTU engine. Her max speed is 15 knots.
Meteor was sold early 2019.
He was also owner of the Lurssen built superyacht Northern Star. The luxury yacht was delivered in 2009 and built to a design of Espen Oeino.
Northern Star is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines. Which bring her a top speed of 18 knots. Her cruise speed is 15 knots. Her range is more than 6,000nm.
She can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 22. She has an interior designed by Pauline Nunns. The yacht was sold in 2017 and is now named Bella Vita.
Her new owner is Dwight Schar. Schar is the founder of NVR one of the largest home builders in the United States. Dwight Schar net worth is US$ 1 billion.
Risley also owned the 2005 Lurssen Northern Star, now named Polar Star.
He 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.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
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