Yacht Name: Mine Games -
Chris Cline Net Worth: US$ 2 billion -
The yacht Mine Games was built as Bistango. In 2018 Mine Games was sold and named Lumiere II.
Mining billionaire Christopher Cline is the owner of the yacht Mine Games.
He started as an underground coal miner. He moved to management in the coal industry. And founded the Cline Group. He is sometimes referred to as King Coal.
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.
Illinois coal is relatively cheap. But power plants using the coal need scrubbers to reduce sulfur dioxide emission. When federal regulations went into effect requiring power plants to install scrubbers demand for his cheaper coal soared.
Foresight Reserves LP 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 was built as Bistango. For a (we believe) Japanese millionaire. She was delivered in 2010 by Benetti.
In 2015 she was bought by 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. The luxury yacht was listed for sale, asking US$ 30 million. We think Cline is building a new yacht.
Cline previously owned a 50 meter Trinity yacht. She was built in 2007. The yacht was also named Mine Games. A reference to Cline mining business. The semi-
She has accommodations for 12 guests and a crew of 10. In 2013 the yacht was sold to Raymond Craig who named her Amarula Sun.
His net worth is estimated at US$ 1.9 billion (January 2019). For a few years he dated Tiger Woods ex wife Elin Nordegren.
He is an active philanthropist through his Cline
Family Foundation. He supports sports medicine research. He donated US$ 8.5 million to Marshall University School of Medicine in West Virginia. To create an Indoor Athletic Facility. And the foundation awards scholarships to high school senior graduates from West Virginia high schools.
The coal magnate 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). The heli was put for sale.`
Cline owns many houses. But his main residence is a large mansion in Palm Beach. The house 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 estate overlooks a large private lake and features a private race track.
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