Mining billionaire Chris Cline is the owner of the yacht Mine Games. He started as an underground coal miner, moved to management and founded the Cline Group.
The Cline Group is the holding company for Cline’s mining activities. The group operated some of the most productive underground coal mines and was one of the top 20 coal producers in the United States. In 2003 the Cline Group sold part of its operations and founded Foresight Energy.
Foresight Energy is a leading producer of thermal coal with reserves in the Illinois Basin. The company is one of the largest holders of coal reserves in the United States. Foresight realizes annual sales of US$ 1 billion. Foresight went public in 2014 and Cline sold a controlling stake in 2015 for US$ 1.4 billion in cash.
Cline’s yacht Mine Games was built as Bistango for a (we believe) Japanese millionaire. She was delivered in 2010 by Benetti. In 2015 she was bought by Chris Cline, who named her Mine Games (like his previous Trinity yacht). Mine Games can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 14. Her opulent interior with marble and gold is designed by Studio Massari. Her MTU engines give her a top speed of 16 knots. Mine Games was listed for sale, asking US$ 30 million.
Cline previously owned a 50 meter Trinity yacht, built in 2007. The yacht was also named Mine Games, a reference to Cline mining business. The semi-
The net worth of Chris Cline is estimated at US$ 2 billion (December 2017)
Chris Cline owns several private jets. His personal jet is considered to be an Embraer Lineage 1000 with registration N760CC. The jet was delivered in 2015 and has a list price of US$ 55 million. Cline also owns two smaller jets, an Embraer Legacy 500 (N762CC) and an Embraer Legacy 505 (N73FE). All three jets have similar paint jobs. Cline owns a Agusta 109 helicopter (N613CC), which was often spotted on his yacht Mine Games). The heli was put for sale.`
Cline owns many houses, but his main residence is a large mansion in Palm Beach which is valued at US$ 27 million. He actually owns two neighboring oceanfront estates. Cline also owns a large 150 acre estate in West Virginia. The states overlooks a large private lake and features a private race track.