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Yacht Specifications

Yacht Name:


Yacht Length:

91.4 m (299 ft)


14 in 7 cabins


35 in 18 cabins


John Brown


G.L. Watson & Co. Ltd




18 knots


Curtis-Brown Steam Engines


1,356 ton




US$ 70 million

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Who is the Owner of the Yacht Nahlin?


James Dyson



Net Worth:

US$ 5.7 billion


Dyson Group


May 2, 1947


Deirdre Dyson Hindmarsh


Emily Dyson, Sam Dyson, Jake Dyson


Dodington Park, South Gloucestershire, UK

Private Jet:

Gulfstream G650 (G-VIOF)

Gulfstream G650ER (G-GSVI)

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The yacht Nahlin was built in 1930 for Lady Thule. She was the richest woman on earth at that time.

10 Facts about Sir James Dyson you probably didn’t know

  1. His father died of cancer when he was 18.
  2. He studied furniture and interior design at the Royal College of Art.
  3. His first invention was the Ballbarrow a variation of the wheelbarrow.
  4. And he designed a Wheelboat, which could travel on both land and water.
  5. In 1970 he thought about using cyclonic separation for a vacuum cleaner.
  6. As he was frustrated with his normal cleaner’s diminishing performance.
  7. He made 5,127 prototypes before he launched the G-Force cleaner in ‘83.
  8. His company now realizes sales of more than US$ 4 billion per year.
  9. He is net worth is US$ 5.4 billion.
  10. He and his wife Lady Dyson spent five years to rebuild and restore the Nahlin yacht.

Who is James Dyson?James Dyson

Mr. Dyson is the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner. He was born in May 1947. He is married to Lady Deirdre Dyson. They have 3 children (Emily Dyson, Sam Dyson, Jake Dyson). He is a member of the Order of Merit and a Knight Bachelor. He patented his Dual Cyclon separation technology.

What is the Dyson Company?

Dyson is a household appliance manufacturer, founded in 1987 by MR. Dyson. The company is known for its bagless vacuum cleaner. But also produces hand and hair dryers and blade less fans.

The company has annual sales of more than US$ 4 billion. And has more than 9,000 employees.

The company’s founder was disappointed with the way existing vacuum cleaners used bags to trap dust. Losing suction when the bags filled with dirt. He found out that a cyclone separating system was more effective.

He also owns a farming business, named Beeswax Dyson Farming. It has invested more than US$ 100 million in new technologies. Such as precision farming, improved drainage and soil quality.

What is His Best Invention?

He is best known as the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner. In 1978 he had the idea of using cyclonic separation. To create a vacuum cleaner that would not lose suction as it picked up dirt. Nowadays the Dyson vacuum cleaner is sold in over 65 countries.

In the summer of 2018 he announced plans for an electric car.  The company announced it will invest "in excess of $1 billion" in the Electric Vehicle project.

How Much Does he Donate Through his Dyson Foundation?

The inventor is an active philanthropist through his James Dyson Foundation. The foundation supports support design and engineering education around the world.

The Imperial Colleges London opened the Dyson School of Design Engineering after a US$ 15 million donation.

His Dyson Award is an international student design award. That challenges young people to "design something that solves a problem". The aim is to prepare the next generation of design engineers.

Does He Own  A Private Jet?

Dyson owns 2 Gulfstream G650 private jets. The first one if the G-VIOF, built in 2018. And the send is the G-GSVI, a G650ER built in 2015.

Both are formally registered to the company Profred Partnerships LLC. Of which Mr. Dyson is the ultimate controlling party. A Gulfstream G650 has a list price of US$ 65 million. It is considered to be the ultimate private jet among billionaires. The aircraft can accommodate 18 passengers.

Where Does Dyson Live?

James lives with his wife Lady Deirdre Dyson in a Georgian estate in South Gloucestershire named Dodington Park. The family purchased the house in 2003 for US$ 20 million.

Dyson also owns a wine estate in France named Domaine Des Rabelles. The vineyard consists of 4 hectares planted with Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are more than 40 years old.

How Much is James Dyson Worth?

His net worth is US$ 5.3 billion (August 2019). In 2007 he was appointed a Knight Bachelor. Which earned him the title Sir.

Nahlin Yacht

Nahlin was built in 1930 for Annie Henrietta Yule. She was heiress to the (Indian) Yule conglomerate. At that time she was known as the richest woman in the UK.

1934 Nahlin was classified as one of the biggest private yachts ever built in the U.K. Other owners of the Nahlin yacht include King Carol II of Romania and yacht broker Nicholas Edmiston. He sent her for a US$ 20 million restoration under supervision of G.L. Watson.

Later she was bought by Sir Anthony Bamford. He is now owner of the yacht Virginian. Bamford sold Nahlin to Dyson in 2006.

What About Nahlin’s Restoration?

Sir James and his wife Lady Dyson spent five years working with Blohm and Voss in Germany. To rescue, rebuild and restore the heritage vessel. Nahlin can now accommodate 12 guests

The vessel is powered by 4 Curtis Brown steam engines. Which bring a total of 8,684hp. She has a top speed of 17 knots. Her cruise speed is 14 knots. She is formally registered to a UK company named ATO Marine LLP.

Is She Available for Yacht Charter?

The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.

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