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Learn All You Need to Know About Denis ‘O Brien and his Yacht Nero

Yacht Name: Nero - Yacht Length: 90 m (296 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 20 - IMO 1008449 - Displacement: 1,384t - Corsair - 2008 - Yacht Value: US$ 70 million -

Owner: Denis ‘O Brien - Net Worth: US$ 4 billion - Digicell - Owners Country: Ireland - The yacht Nero was built in 2008 for Neil Taylor. Nero was purchased in 2014 by Denis ‘O Brien, who sent her for a refit to Spain.

Motor Yacht Nero - Denis ‘O Brien

Denis ‘O Brien is the owner of the yacht Nero. Who is Denis ‘O Brien? He is an Irish billionaire, owner of Digicell and Communicorp. He sold his ESAT Telecom for US$ 2.8 billion.

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Denis ‘O Brien is the owner and chairman of Digicell. Digicell is is a mobile phone operator active in the Caribbean and Central America.

Digicel started in Jamaica in 2001. Later Digical started in Haiti, El Salvador and Honduras. Digicell now has 14 million subscribers and is active in 32 countries.

Denis O’Brien also founded the Esat Telecom Group plc and built it throughout the 1990’s until its sale to British Telecom plc for US$ 2.8 billion.


Communicorp is a media company based in Ireland. ‘O Brien founded Communicorp in 1989 and started radio channels in Ireland.

The company is now one of the largest independent radio networks in Ireland and the UK.  The company reached 4 billion listesteners in the UK per week, with channels as Smooth Radio and  Heart Radio. In Ireland Communicorp owns Today FM, Newstalk and many other channels.

Iris O’Brien Foundation

O’Brien is an active philanthropist through his Iris ‘O Brien Foundation, named after his mother Iris. The foundation supports disadvantaged communities in Ireland and the UK.

He is also co-founder of Frontline, the International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders. And through his Digicel Foundation, O Brien supports projects in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea.

Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti the Digicel Foundation built 150 schools.

Private Jet

Denis ‘O Brien owns and has owned several Gulfstream private jets. His most recent is a 2018 Gulfstream G650 with registration M-YGIG.

He owned two other G650’s: the M-YSIX (2015) and the M-GSIX (2012) and a Gulfstream G550 (M-YBJK, 2010), but he sold them. In total he has owned 7 Gulfstream jets.

Denis O Brien House

Denis lives with his wife Catherine Walsh in a large house in Dublin, Ireland. The house was partially rebuilt in 2015 when an indoor pool was removed and replaced with a large living room and an underground play room.

The photos here under show the old situation. But O Brien also has residences in Portugal (where he owns the Quinta do Lago golf complex) and in Malta.

Net worth

The net worth of Denis ‘O Brien is US$ 4.3 billion (November 2018).

Yacht Nero

Nero was built in 2008 in China at Yantai Raffles Shipyard for Game Group founder Neil Taylor. Nero’s design was inspired by J.P. Morgan's yacht Corsair (built in 1899)

The motor yacht Nero can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 20. Her interior is designed by Laura Pomponi of Luxury Projects. Nero is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines, which bring her a top speed of 17 knots and a range of 4,500nm.  

Nero won the Best Motor Yacht over 75 meters Award at the 2009 ShowBoats International Design Awards.

 In 2014 Nero was purchased by Denis ‘O Brien for a price of US$ 70 million. He sent her to MB92 in Barcelona for an intensive refit. The yacht Nero is available for charter. She has her own website.

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The yacht Nero was built in 2007 and was refitted in 2015


The design of motor yacht Nero is inspired by Corsair (built in 1899)

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Nero has a beautiful interior designed by Laura Pomponi

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The Gulfstream G650 M-YGIG, owned by Denis O Brien

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Denis O Brien and his wife Catherina live in this amazing house in Dublin.

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