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The Latest Yacht News and Yacht Owners News

Author:  Peter Yachtfan

June 27, 2020 - Paris Dragnis’new yachtParis Dragnis new yacht

Captain Paris Dragnis and his sons Giannis and Vassilis at the delivery of their latest superyacht O’Pari. The 95 meter vessel was built at Golden Yachts in Greece.

June 8th 2020 - Super Servant 4 accidentSuper Servant 4 accident Palma

The transport vessel Super Servant 4 encountered problems in Palma de Mallorca. Apparently the ships generator - that was controlling the ballast system - failed. It caused the 169 meters vessel to list to starboard. Nobody got hurt. Photo by GRS SuperYachts.

February 10, 2020 - Bill Gates YachtBill Gates Yacht

Media report about Bill Gates Yacht. This is fake news. More here.

January 10, 2020 - Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said of Oman died at the age of 79.Sultan Qaboos yacht

He was owner of two of the world’s largest yachts.The 155 meter Al Said and her support vessel Fulk al Salamah. Al Said was built at Lurssen in 2008 to a design of Espen Oeino. Fulk Al Salamah was 150 meter and built in 2016 at Mariotti Shipyard. More here  #sultanqaboos #alsaid #alsaidyacht

December 19, 2019 - Marc Anthony’s yacht Andiamo on fire in Miami

T he 120ft yacht Andiamo, built at Benetti in 2006 caught fire and sank. US media claim the yacht is owned by famous singer Marc Anthony (tags: #marcanthony, #andiamoyacht, #fire, #miami )

December 15, 2019 - The yacht Ecstasea crashes into a bridge.

Ecstasea yacht crash - St MaartenEcstasea is one of the fastests yachts. She was built for Roman Abramovich. More here (tags: #ecstasea, #stmaarten, #crash )

October 29, 2019 - William Wrigley is the owner of the yacht Unbridled.

Unbridled yacht - William WrigleyHis great grand father founded the famous Wrigley Chewing gum company. It was sold to Mars for US$ 23 billion. More here (tags: #unbridled, #wrigley, #trinity )

October 16, 2019 - Piero Ferrari is the owner of the yacht Race.

Race yacht - Piero FerrariPiero is the son of Ferrari founder Enzo Ferrari. He still owns 10 percent of the company. He is also shareholder at Ferretti Yachts. His yacht was built at Riva, a Ferretti brand. More here (tags: #raceyacht, #pieroferrar, #riva,  #yachtowner )

October 12, 2019 - Mike Lazaridis is the owner of the yacht Artefact

Artefact yacht ownerLazaridis is the co-founder of Blackberry, known for it’s smart phones. Is is now active as investor and philanthropist. His Artefact yacht has an amazing design.

More here (tags: #yachtnews, #artefact, #mikelazaridis, #yachtowner)

September 8, 2019 - Mexican billionaire María Asunción Aramburuzabala is the owner of the yacht Halo.Halo Yacht

María Asunción Aramburuzabala sold her family’s Grupo Modelo to Anheuser Busch for US$ 20 billion. Grupo Modelo is known for the Corona beer. More here (tags: #mexico, #halo, #billionaire #yachtnews)

August 11, 2019 - The yacht Moatize Crashed into Cairns Marina

Due to a technical error, one main engine was full ahead. The yacht was bought in July by mining entrepreneur Michael O’Keeffe.  More here (tags: #cairns, #moatize, #crash #yachtnews)

Augusts 3, 2019 - The Amels Yacht Papa in Monaco.

Papa yachtPAPA is a brand new Amels Limited Edition 180. We have nice footage of her leaving Monaco. More here (tags: #papa, #amels,  #yachting )

July 13, 2019 - John Rosatti is the new owner of the yacht DB9.

DB9 yacht - John RosattiDB9 was built at Palmer Johnson for a Russian billionaire. He ran into legal problems and the yacht was sold. She is now owned by US based entrepreneur John Rosatti. More here (tags: #db9yacht, #johnrosatti,  #yachtowner )

July 12, 2019 - Dutch Yacht builder Moonen declared bankrupt

Moonen Yachts - SofiaMoonen was in financial troubles for a few years and could no longer meet her financial obligations.  Moonen Yachts was searching for a new shareholder, but when steel magnate Alonso Ancira, who has a controlling interest, was arrested, it hampered conversations with the intended new shareholder of Moonen.

(tags: #yachtnews, #moonenyachts, #bankrupt)

July 5, 2019 - Mining billionaire Chris  Cline died in a helicopter crash

Cris ClineChris Cline, former owner of the yacht Mine Games, died in a helicopter crash yesterday. The helicopter was on its way from the Bahamas, heading to Fort Lauderdale, when it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean.

More here (tags: #yachtnews, #chriscline, #minegames, #yachtowner)

June 21, 2019 - Cristiano Ronaldo is on board the yacht Africa I.

Cristiano was enjoying a holiday. Africa I was in Villefrance Sur Mer for a few days. The yacht is a charter yacht owned by Tony Fingerroos. He is founder of Fingersoft (online games, Finland)  More here (tags: #cristianoronaldo, #yachtcharter).

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June 13, 2019 - the Lurssen yacht TIS has been delivered to her owner Alexei FedorychevTis yacht.

Fedorychev owns the Ukrainian logistics company TIS. He resides in Monaco. More here (tags: #yachtnews, #tisyacht, #, #yachtowner)

June 12, 2019 - Joe Lewis’ yacht Aviva is in Cambodia.

Aviva yachtThe yacht was built by Abeking & Rasmussen. She was delivered to Joe Lewis in 2017. The yacht is famous for having an onboard tennis court. More here (tags: #avivayacht, #cambodia, #yachtowner)

June 4, 2019 - James Packer’s new 108 meter yacht is now named IJE.

james packer - yacht ijeBenetti’s 108 meter (354 ft) project FB275 is now named IJE. She is designed by RWD. IJE is the new yacht for Australian billionaire James Packer. More here (tags: #ije, #jamespacker, #yachtowner)

May 28, 2019 - Sir Michael Kadoorie is the owner of the yacht Ocean Dreamwalker

Ocean DreamwalkerMichael Kadoorie controls the CPL Group, one of the largest energy companies in Asia. His net worth is US$ 8.5 billion. His yacht was built at San Lorenzo.  More here (tags: #oceandreamwalker, #kadoorie #billionaire)

May 23, 2019 - First photos of Herb Chamber’s new 80 meter yacht.

Excellence yacht - Herb ChambersThe yacht is currently under construction at Abeking and Rasmussen a Project 6505. More here (tags: #abekingrasmussen, #herbchambers  #yachtowner )

May 04, 2019 - Check out our new video of Dilbar berthing in Antibes

dilbar in antibesDilbar is the world’s largest superyacht. She is owned by Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov. We count more than 20 crew active in the berthing process.

More here (tags: #dilbar, #antibes,)

April 22, 2019 - Carlos Ghosn is the owner of the yacht Shachou.

Carlos Ghosn - yacht ShachouShachou is a Custom Line Navetta 37, with a value of US$ 15 million.  Ghosn is a former board member of Nissan and Renault. In 2018 he was dismissed as Nissan’s Chairman following allegations of misuse of company assets. Early 2019 he resigned as chairman and CEO of Renault. More here (tags:  #carlosghosn, #yachtshachou,)

April 7, 2019 - The yacht Equanimity is sold to Lim Kok Thay’s Genting Group.

Picasso Buste de Femme - yacht Coral IslandThe yacht was built for Malaysian billionaire Jho Low. The US filed criminal charges against Jho Taek Low in a in a money laundering investigation. The yacht was seized and auctioned. Her new owner is Lim Kok Thay, a billionaire from Asia More here (tags:  #equanimity, #limkokthay #gentinggroup)

March 26, 2019 - US$ 30 million Picasso painting, stolen from yacht in 1999 returned to her owner.

Picasso Buste de Femme - yacht Coral IslandThe Picasso painting “Buste de Femme” (1938) was stolen in 1999 from the yacht Coral Island. The work of art was found in the residence of a Dutch real estate investor. He purchased the painting - in good faith - a few years ago. And returned the painting when he found out it was stolen. More here (tags:  #picasso, #bustedefemme  #coralisland )

March 22, 2019 - Alexei Fedorychev is the owner of the yacht TIS

yacht TISHe is a Russian billionaire residing in Monaco. The yacht TIS is named after his logistics company named TIS.

More here (tags: #yachtnews, #yachttis, #lurssen, #yachtowner)

March 19, 2019 - Jeffrey Soffer’s new 95 meter (312 ft) yacht  named Madsummer has been delivered.

Lurssen Madsummer - Soffer familyMadsummer was built by Lurssen to a design of HarrisonEidsgaard. The Soffer family has owned many yachts all named Madsummer.

More here (tags: #madsummer, #soffer,)

March 18, 2019 - The yacht Martha Ann was sold and is now named Horizons III. Her owner is John Tyson.

yacht Horizons III - John TysonMartha Ann was built in a series of 3 yachts for Warren E Halle. He sold the first two and used the profits to offset the cost of his own yacht. He sold her in 2019. She is now named Horizons III.

More here (tags: #horizonsIII, #johntyson, #yachtowners)

March 6, 2019 - The Lurssen Project Shu has been named Flying Fox

Flying FoxWith 136 meter she is one of the largest yachts in the world. She replaced a smaller yacht now named Dytan. AIS data shows the name Flying Fox now. More here (tags:  #flyingfox, #lurssen )

February 16, 2019 - Arthur Blank is the owner of the new 90 meter Oceanco yacht DreAMBoat.

yacht DreamboatBlank is the founder of Home Depot and owner of the Atlanta Falcons. His net worth is US$ 4.7 billion. His Dreamboat yacht will be delivered later in 2019. She is currently under construction as Oceanco Y716

More here (tags: #arthurblank, #oceanco, )

February 5, 2019 - Lorenzo Fertitta is the owner of the yacht Lonian.

yacht LonianLonian is an 87 meter (287ft) superyacht built at Feadship. Lorenzo Fertitta and his brother Frank sold The UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) in 2016 for US$ 4 billion.

More here (tags: #lonian, #fertitta, #yachtowners)

December 20, 2018 - US car dealer Herb Chambers is building a new yacht at Abeking & Rasmussen.

herb chamber yacht - Excellence VChambers founded a group of 60 car dealerships, one of the largest in the US. He has owned several yachts, all named Excellence. His current Excellence V is listed for sale, as he is building a bigger yacht. More here (tags:  #herbchambers, #excellence, )

December 18, 2018 - Australian billionaire Clive Palmer announces plans to start construction of Titanic II

Clive Palmer YachtClive Palmer is the owner of the yacht Maximus II. He originally announced the plans back in 2013, but due to some issues the project was halted. But apparently Titanic II, a replica of HMS Titanic will be built in China.

More here (tags: #clivepalmer, #titanicii, )

maltese falcon yachtDecember 18, 2018 - Nice photos of the yacht Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon was built at Perini Navi to a design of Ken Freivokh. The yacht is equipped with a Dynarig system. Her owner is Elena Embrosiadou, a successful asset manager. Maltese Falcon was built for hedge fund investor Tom Perkins.

More here (tags:  #maltesefalcon, #dynarig, )

December 13, 2018 - Suegno, a yacht owned by the Berlusconi family was destroyed in a storm

Berlusconi yachtSuegno was owned by Pier Silvio Berlusconi, the son of Silvio Berlusconi. The media entrepreneur and former Prime Minister of Italy has a net worth of US$ 6.6 billion.

 More here (tags: #berlusconi, #suegno, )

December 11, 2018 - Czech billionaire Radovan Vitek is the owner of the yacht Baron Trenck

Radovan Vitek YachtVitek is the owner of the largest real estate developing company in Czechia. His net worth is US$ 2.7 billion.

More here (tags:  #radovanvitek, #barontrenck, )

December 8, 2018 - The Pears brothers are the owners of the yacht Talisman C.

Talisman C yachtMark, Trevor and David Pears own the William Pears Group, active in real estate. The company was founded by their grand father. They named the yacht after their mother.  

More here (tags: #yachtnews, #talismanc, #pearsbrothers, #yachtowners)

December 5, 2018 - the Benetti yacht Blue Gold lies abandoned in Vanuatu

yacht Blue GoldBlue Gold was damaged and grounded by Cyclone Pam in 2015. Since then she is abandoned by owner and crew.

More here (tags: #bluegold, #damage, )

December 3, 2018 - James Berwind is the owner of the yacht Scout.

yacht ScoutScout is currently under construction at Hakvoort Shipyard for James Berwind and Kevin Clark. James’ family founded Berwind Corporation in 1886. The yacht is named after his dog Scout.

 More here (tags: #hakvoort, #scout, )

November 19, 2018 - We were told Oceanco’s project Y718 is the new yacht for Jerry Jones

jerry jones yachtJerry Jones is known for owning the Dallas Cowboys football team. His new yacht will be the largest yacht built in the Netherlands.

 More here (tags:#jerryjones, #y718,)

November 4, 2018 - Lloyd Weft is building a new expedition yacht for Roman Abramovich

Solaris - AbramovichCurrently under construction in Germany at Lloyd Werft is a new expedition yacht known as Project Solaris. According to a German news paper, she is being built for Roman Abramovich.

Lloyd Werft also built his previous expedition yacht Luna More here (tags:#solaris, #romanabramovich, #expeditionyacht)

November 1, 2018 - Azzam - the world’s longest yacht - has left UAE waters

yacht AzzamSince her launch in 2013 Azzam has rarely left UAE waters, but she now showed up near Trieste in Italy

More here (tags: #azzam, #yachtazzam, #UAE)

October 31, 2018 - The yacht Go is the biggest yacht built by Turquoise.

yacht GoGo is a 77 meter motor yacht, built by Turquoise to a design of H2 Yacht Design. She can accommodate 18 guests and a crew of 19. Go was delivered in 2018.

More here (tags:  #go, #yachtgo)

October 28, 2018 - The yacht Attessa IV was involved in a collision

Attessa IV collisionAccording to the US Coast Guard Attessa IV collided with a 65 ft sports fisher near San Diego. A man airlifted of the yacht, died later in a hospital.

More here (tags: #yachtnews, #attessaiv, #denniswashington, #yachtcrash, )

October 27, 2018 - Roberto Cavalli is the owner of the yacht Freedom

yacht FreedomCavalli is the founder of the Robert Cavalli fashion group. His CCN yacht Freedom was delivered in 2018 and can reach a top speed of 40 knots.

More here (tags: #yachtownernews, #freedom, #robertocavalli, #yachtowner, )

Paul Allen - deathOctober 15, 2018 - Paul Allen died at the age of 65

Vulcan Inc released a statement announcing the death of Paul G Allen. He died at the age of 65 from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

More here (tags: #yachtownernews, #paulallen, #superyachtnews, #yachtoctopus, #yachtowner, )

October 9, 2018 - Mortimer Zuckerman is the owner of the yacht Lazy Z

Zuckerman is a Canadian born billionaire, founder of Boston Properties and owner and editor in chief of US News & World Report. More here (tags: #yachtownernews, #mortimerzuckerman, #superyachtnews, #yachtlazyz, #yachtnews)

October 5, 2018 - Tom Golisano is the owner of the yacht Laurel

Golisano is the founder of Paychex, active in pay rolling services. He is married to former tennis pro Monica Seles. More here (tags: #yachtownernews, #tomgolisano, #superyachtnews, #yachtlaurel, #yachtnews,  )

October 2, 2018 - Yacht Owner Paul Allen started treatment for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

Microsoft co-founder and owner of the yachts Octopus and Tatoosh is begin treated for the same type of cancer he overcame nine years ago. Allen issued a statement which said he planned “on fighting this aggressively” More here (tags: #yachtownernews, #paulallen, #superyachtnews, #yachtoctopus )

September 30, 2018 - The yacht Ona has been sold and is now named Raya

Alisher Usmanov’s former yacht Ona has been sold and is now named Raya. When Usmanov’s new yacht Dilbar was delivered, he named his old yacht Ona and listed her for sale. Apparently she is sold now, as her name is changed into Raya  More here (tags: #yachtnews, #onasold, #superyachtnews )

September 30, 2018 - Walter Scott Jr is the owner of the yacht Ice Bear

Walter Scott Jr is a Omaha based billionaire. He is shareholder at Berkshire Hathaway Energy. His yacht Ice Bear was built at Feadship as Gallant Lady.  More here  (Tags: #yachticebear #walterscott #yachtnews )

September 28, 2018 - Vladimir Lisin is the owner of the yacht Socrat -

Lisin is Chairman and owner of NLMK, one of Russia’s largest steel company. He has a net worth of US$ 20 billion. His yacht Socrat was built at Timmerman Yachts.  More here

September 12, 2018 - The Lurssen Yacht Crescent has been delivered - Crescent was built as Project Thunder. The 135 meter yacht is designed by Espen Oeino.  More here

September 3, 2018 - Instagram model Sinead McNamara found in critical condition on yacht Mayan Queen IV -

If we understand correctly she was working as a crew member. McNamara died while being rushed to the hospital. Mayan Queen is owned by Mexican billionaire Alberto Bailleres. More here

September 2, 2018 - Rick Caruso is the owner of the Yacht Invictus - Caruso is a real estate developer active in Los Angeles. His net worth is US$ 4 billion. The yacht Invictus was built at Delta Marine in 2013. More here

August 30, 2018 - We were told that Google Chairman Eric Schmidt bought the yacht Gladiator -

Gladiator is a Feadship F45 semi-custom yacht. She was apparently bought by Eric Schmidt in August 2018. More here

August 27, 2018 - Tom and Judy Love are the owners of the yacht Revelry - Tom and Judy founded Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores,  a chain of 460 truck stops and convenience stores. Their net worth is US$ 7 billion. The yacht Revelry was built at Hakvoort as Snowbird. More here

August 26, 2018 - Denis ‘O Brien is the owner of the yacht Nero -

Denis ‘O Brien is an Irish billionaire and founder of Digicel and Communicorp. His net worth is US$ 4 billion. More here

August 25, 2018 - Goh Cheng Liang is the owner of 3 yachts, all named White Rabbit -

Goh Cheng Liang is a Hong Kong based billionaire and shareholder of Nippon Paint. He has an 84 meter trimaran yacht under construction. More here

August 20, 2018 - Bobby Genovese is the owner of 3 yachts -

Genovese is a private equity and real estate investor and active as philanthropist. He owns 3 yachts: the Feadship BG Charade, the Lazarra BG JR and the Sunseeker Predator BG3. More here

August 19, 2018 - The yacht Gigi is owned by Carl Allen -

Carl Allen owns a fleet of yachts: the Westport Gigi, the support vessel Axis and the sport fisher Frigate. He sold his Heritage Bag company in 2016. More here

August 16, 2018 - The yacht Aurora is owned by Andrey Molchanov. - Molchanov is the founder of the LSR Group, one of Russia’s largest construction companies. His yacht Aurora was built at Lurssen. More here

August 16, 2018 - The yacht Saluzi is owned by Victor Hwang. -

The Hwang family are owners of Primeline Energy and the Parkview Group. Saluzi is famous known for the impressive artwork on her hull created by artist Li Jiwei More here

August 6, 2018 - The yacht Equanimity is one the move -

We were told that Equanimity left Bali (after many months being moored outside the main harbour) and was on route to Batam. Other media reported that Indonesia agreed to hand over the yacht to Malaysia. More here

August 4, 2018 - The 75 meter Oceanco Yacht Anastasia was sold and named Wheels.

This name change could indicate that US car dealer and billionaire Rick Hendrick is her new owner More here

July 31, 2018 - Barry Diller is the owner of the sailing yacht EOS.

EOS was the largest privately owned sailing yacht in the world. Diller is chairman of IAC Interactive. He is married to fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg. More here

July 26, 2018 - Someone untied U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' yacht in Ohio, causing US$ 10,000 in damages.

The yacht is Seaquest, a Westport 164 . More here

July 22, 2018 - Lord Ashcroft is the owner of the yacht Lady M II.

Lord Ashcroft is a billionaire investor and philanthropist. More here

July 20, 2018 - Nat Rothschild is the owner of the yacht Planet Nine. Rothschild is a member of the Rothschild family. The family is famous for the Rothschild & Co bank. His yacht Planet Nine started as Project Nato at Cantieri San Marco and was finished at Admiral Yachts.  More here

July 17, 2018 - Valentin Zavadnikov is the owner of the yacht Quinta Essentia.

Zavadnikov is a Russian millionaire residing in Monaco. He was shareholder at the Beluga Group (famous for Beluga Vodka) but sold his shares. More here

July 15, 2018 - Yuri Milner is the owner of the yacht Andromeda.

Milner is a Russian billionaire, residing in the USA. He is an early investor in Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and Spotify. His net worth is US$ 3.7 billion. More here

July 11, 2018 - Ziyad Manasir is the owner of the yacht Dar.

Manasir is a Russian billionaire, born in Jordan. He is the founder of Stroygazconsulting. His net worth is US$ 1.1 billion. More here

July 10, 2018 - Solomon Lew is the owner of the yacht Maridome.

Solomon Lew is a Melbourne based fashion entrepreneur, owner of the jeans brand Just Jeans. His net worth is US$ 1.4 billion. More here

July 3, 2018 - Alexei Golubovich is the owner of the yacht Khalilah. Golubovich is the founder of Arbat Captial. His yacht Khalilah is Palmer Johnson SuperSport 48.  More here

June 29, 2018 - Stephen Bisciotti is the owner of the Westport yacht Winning Drive.

Bisciotti is the founder of the Allegis Group, the largest privately held staffing company in the world. His net worth is US$ 4.4 billion. More here

June 25, 2018 - Gary Chouest is the owner of the Westport yacht My Girl. Chouest is the president of Edison Chouest Offshore, founded by his father. He ectually owns the yacht’s builder Westport Yachts.  More here

June 22, 2018 - Eric Smidt is the owner of the Oceanco yacht Infinity and her support vessel Intrepid.

Smidt is the founder of Harbor Freight Tools, a tool retailer with more than 900 shops More here

June 20, 2018 - The Yacht Forever One is in Amsterdam.

Forever One is owned by Bruce Grossman, a billionaire from Mexico. His father founded coca cola bottler Arca Continental. More here

June 18, 2018 - David Reuben is the owner of the yacht Siren.

David and his brother Simon are known as the Reuben Brothers. They are active in real estate, shipping and mining and have a net worth of US$ 15 billion. More here

June 14, 2018 - James Dicke is the owner of the yacht Reef Chief.

Dicke is CEO of forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment, founded by his father.  The 50 meter Reef Chief was built as Anjilis. More here

June 13, 2018 - Juan Carlos Mas is the owner of the yacht Muchos Mas.

The Mas family is one of Miami’s most prominent and wealthy Cuban American families. The family owns the US$ 6 construction company MasTec. More here

June 10, 2018 - Fashion Designer Tommy Hilfiger is the owner of the yacht Flag.

Hilfiger is the founder of the Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. His net worth is estimated at US$ 400 million. Hifiger purchased his yacht Flag from his business partner Lawrence Stroll (who replaced it with his 97 meter yacht Faith). More here

June 5, 2018 - Ray Dalio has a new 85 meter expedition yacht named Alucia 2 under construction.

Dalio is the founder of BridgeWater Associates  and has a net worth of US$ 17 Billion. His current yacht Alucia was used for documentaries on BBC and Discovery Channel More here

May 28, 2018 - Rick Hendrick is the owner of the yacht Wheels.

Hendrick is the founder of Hendrick Automotive and Hendrick Motorsports. His net worth is US$ 1 Billion. More here

May 16, 2018 - Vagit Alekperov is the owner of the yachts Galactica Super Nova and Galactica Plus.

Alekperov is the founder and president of Lukoil, Russia’s large independent oil company. His net worth is US$ 18 billion. Alekperov also owns Heesen Yachts. More here

May 10, 2018 - Jay Schottenstein is the owner of the yacht Just Js. Schottenstein is a USA retail billionaire and owner of the Schottenstein Stores. His net worth is US$ 2.7 billion. His 61 meter yacht Just Js was built at Hakvoort More here

May 7, 2018 - Abeking & Rasmussen has launched the new 74 meter Elandess for Lloyd Dorfmann.

Dorfmann is the founder of Travelex. His net worth is US$ 1 billion. He sold his previous 60 meter yacht in 2016. His new Elandess will be delivered in 2018. More here

May 7, 2018 - George Argyros is the owner of the yacht Huntress.

Argyros is the founder of Arnel & Affiliates, a real estate developer active in Southern California. His net worth is US$ 2.5 billion. More here

May 6, 2018 - Bertil Hult is the owner of the sailing yacht Erica XI

Hult is the founder of EF Education, a language education provider. His net worth is US$ 5 billion. More here

May 3, 2018 - Jack Niklaus is the owner of the yacht Sea Bear II.

Niklaus is considered to be the greatest golf player of all time. His net worth is US$ 300 million. More here

April 16, 2018 - Leonardo Del Vecchio is the owner of the yacht Moneikos. Del Vecchio is the founder of the Luxottica Group, the largest eyewear company in the world. His net worth is more than US$ 22 billion. More here

April 15, 2018 - Jim Pattison is the owner of the yacht Nova Spirit.

His Jim Pattison Group is Canada’s 2nd largest company. His net worth is more than US$ 7 billion. More here

April 4, 2018 - The Crown Prince of Dubai is the owner of the yacht Smeralda.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed al Maktoum owns many yachts including Quattroelle and Dubawi.  More here

April 3, 2018 - Daniel Snyder is the owner of the yacht Lady S.

Snyder sold his Snyder Communications for US$ 2 billion. He is the owner of the Washington Redskins football team.  More here

March 24, 2018 - Victor Rashnikov is the owner of the yacht Ocean Victory.

Rashnikov is Chairman and majority shareholder at Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK), one of the world’s largest steel producers. His net worth is US$ 9.6 billion. Ocean Victory is one of the largest yachts in the world.  More here

March 22, 2018 - David Macneil is the owner of the yacht W.

David Macneil is the founder of WeatherTech, producing car mats and cargo liners.. His net worth is US$ 400 million. W is a Westport 130 built in 2014.  More here

March 18, 2018 - Carlos Slim Helu is the owner of the yacht Ostar.

Carlos Slim is the richest man in Mexico. His net worth is US$ 69 billion. Ostar was built as Solemates for Paul Fireman.  More here

March 11, 2018 - JR Ridinger and his wife Loren are the owner of the new Rossinavi Utopia IV.

Rossinavi launched the yacht Utopia IV earlier this week. The yacht is built for Market America founder JR Ridinger.  More here

March 5, 2018 - Jerry Seinfeld is the owner of the yacht Moka.

We found several sources stating that Jerry Seinfeld is the owner of the expedition yacht Moka. His yacht was built in 2015 and is listed for sale.  More here

March 4, 2018 - Roy E Carroll is the new owner of the yacht Skyfall.

In February 2018 Roy E Carroll purchased the yacht Skyfall from John Staluppi. Carroll is the founder of the Carroll Companies, active in real estate development and construction  More here

February 28, 2018 - The yacht Equanimity is seized by the Indonesian Government.

In February 2018 Equanimity was seized by the Indonesian government, as part of a multi-billion dollar corruption investigation, linked to the Malaysian state fund 1MDB. The yacht was in Benoa Bay, near the Indonesian island of #Bali.  More here

February 27, 2018 - Sergey Vasiliev is the owner of the yacht Shtandart. Vasiliev is the owner of  Petersburg Oil, the largest oil terminal in Russia. He lives in a palace in St Petersburg, a copy of the famous Catherina Palace, built for Russian Tsars. The interior of his yacht is styled with lots of gold, detailed woodwork and marble. More here

February 19, 2018 - Arkady Rotenberg is the owner of the yacht Rahil. Rotenberg is the founder of  Stroygazmontazh, known as the S.G.M. Group. SGM is a construction company active in the #oil and gas industry. The net worth of Arkady Rothenberg is estimated at US$ 3.2 billion. More here

February 4, 2018 - Gabriele Volpi is the owner of the yacht Boadicea.

Volpi is the founder of Orlean Invest, active in the oil and gas industry in Nigera. He also owns the Italian football club Spezia Calcio. His net worth is US$ 2 billion. Boadicea was built for Australian media tycoon Reg Grundy. More here

February 2, 2018 - John Rosatti is the owner of the yacht Double Down. Rosatti is the founder of the Plaza Auto Mall in NY and the burger franchise Burger Fi. His net worth is US$ 400 million. Double Down was built in 2010 as Lady Lau. More here

January 30, 2018 - Ennio Doris is the owner of the sailing yacht Seven. Doris is the founder of the Italian Banca Mediolanum. His net worth is US$ 3.2 billion. Seven was launch at Perini Navi in 2017  More here

January 29, 2018 - Sir James Dyson is the owner of the yacht Nahlin.

Sir James Dyson is the inventor if the bagless vacuum cleaner. His net worth is US$ 5.8 billion. Nahlin was built in 1930 for Lady Yule, at that time the richest woman in the UK.  More here

January 23, 2018 - The Emir of Qatar is the owner of the 123 meter yacht Al Lusail.

Sheikh Tamim bin Khalifa al Thani, Emir of Qatar and the youngest sovereign in the world, is the owner of the yacht Al Lusail. Al Lusail is 123 meter (exactly one meter shorter than Katara, the yacht owned by the father of the Emir.)  More here

January 21, 2018 - Stanley Hubbard is the owner of the yacht Mimi.

US billionaire Stanley Hubbard is the chairman and owner of Hubbard Broadcasting, founded by his father. His yacht Mimi was built at Burger Boat Company in 1977.  More here

January 7, 2018 - Remo Ruffini is the owner of the yacht Atlante.

Italian billionaire Remo Ruffini is the chairman and controlling shareholder of fashion brand Moncler. His yacht Atlante was built at CRN in 2015.  More here

December 27, 2017 - Le Grand Bleu, the yacht owned by Eugene Shvidler has arrived in St Barths.

Billionaire Eugene Shvidler is the owner of the yacht Le Grand Bleu. He visits St Barth every year for New Years Eve with his business partner and friend Roman Abramovich.  More here

December 22, 2017 - Tony Buckingham is the owner of the sailing yacht Ngoni.

Buckingham sold his oil exploration company Heritage Oil to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (Qatar). His Royal Huisman built yacht is known as The Beast  More here

December 13, 2017 - Sultan Bin Khalifa al Nahyan is the owner of the yacht Moonlight II.

Sheikh Sultan is the oldest son of Sheikh Khalifa al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi. Moonlight II was built as Alysia for Andreas Liveras.  More here

December 1, 2017 - Russian billionaire Igor Kesaev is the owner of the yacht Sky.

Kesaev is the owner of Megapolis, Russia’s market leader in cigarettes. In 2013 he sold 40% of the shares for US$ 1.7 billion. The yacht Sky was delivered in 2010 by Heesen Yachts. More here

November 29, 2017 - Samuel Tak Lee is the owner of the yacht Pelorus. We were told that Hong Kong based property billionaire Samuel Tak Lee is the current owner of the yacht Pelorus. He reportedly also owns the yachts Kogo and Caipirinha. More here

November 27, 2017 - Amancio Ortega - Europe’s richest man - is the owner of the yacht Drizzle.

We found out that Amancio Ortega owns the yacht Drizzle. Ortega is the founder of Inditex, the world’s largest retail chain, known for its Zara brand. His net worth is US$ 76 billion. More here

November 7, 2017 - Yacht Ownership structures disclosed in Paradise Papers.

The Paradise Papers - a set of leaked offshore investment documents  - disclosed several yacht ownership structures. Examples are the ownership of the 123 meter yacht Golden Odyssey by Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdul Azziz through the Bermudan company Actaeon Shipping Ltd and the ownership of the 38 meter yacht Santa Maria T by Ukrainian parliament member Anton Prigodsky. More here

November 5, 2017 - Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, owner of the yacht Kingdom 5KR arrested.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a member of the Saudi royal family, was reportedly detained on November 4th. The billionaire businessman was among at least 17 Saudi princes and top officials detained on Saturday More here

October 28, 2017 - Alexander Khloponin is the owner of the yacht Eminence.

Khloponin is Deputy Prime Minister of Russia. He was Chariman at Norilsk Nickel in the 1990’s. His yacht Eminence was built by Abeking & Rasmussen.  More here.

October 18 2017 - Charles S Cohen is the owner of the yacht Seasense. Cohen is a NY based real estate developer and active in media. His net worth is US$ 3.3 billion. His yacht Seasense was built by Benetti to a design of Cor D. Rover.  More here.

October 16, 2017 - Alexander Svetakov is the owner of the yacht Cloudbreak.

Alexander Svetakov is the founder of the Absolut Investment Group. He sold his Absolut Bank for US$ 1 billion. Cloudbreak was built at Abeking and Rasmussen. More here.

October 3, 2017 - Sheldon Adelson is the owner of the yacht Queen Miri. Adelson is the founder of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. With a net worth of US$ 36 billion, he is one of the world’s richest yacht owners. His yacht Queen Miri is named after his wife Miriam. More here.

September 27, 2017 - John Christodoulou is the owner of the yacht Zeus (ex Enigma)

We were informed that UK billionaire and property developer Yianis ‘John’ Christodoulou purchased the yacht Enigma earlier this summer fur EUR 48.5 million and named her Zeus. More here.

September 4, 2017 - Tilman Fertitta bought the Houston Rockets NBA Team

It was announced that Tilman Fertitta bought the Houston Rockets Basketball team for US$ 2.2 billion from Leslie Alexander. Fertitta is owner of the yacht Boardwalk, named after his Kemah Boardwalk in Houston More here.

August 20, 2017 - Paul Allen’s Expedition Vessel Petrel has found the USS Indianapolis

The 76 meter RV Petrel discovered the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis, 5,500 meters below the surface in the North Pacific Ocean. She was sank by an Japanese torpedo in the final days of WWII. She had just delivered components of the Atomic Bomb used in Hiroshima More here.

August 4, 2017 - Frank Zweegers, owner of the yacht Unicorn arrested

Dutch website Quote revealed that Dutch real estate developer Frank Zweegers was arrested, while having holiday on his 55 meter yacht Unicorn in Capri, Italy  More here.

July 27, 2017 - US TV Host Stephen Colbert visited SuperYacht owner Mikhail Prokhorov

Stephen Colbert and his Late Show visited Mikhail Prokhorov and talked about his ‘Oligarch Lifestyle’. They talked about his superyacht and show one of his houses. Prokhorov is the owner of the yacht Palladium.  More here.

July 14, 2017 - The brothers Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta are both building a new yacht at Feadship

We were informed that Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta, who sold their Ultimate Fighting Championship operation for US$ 4 billion in 2016, are both building a Feadship yacht. And we received proof…  More here.

July 3, 2017 - The Feadship Project 1007 is the new yacht for Dmitry Rybolovlev

The 110 meter project will be the largest superyacht built by Feadship. Her interior will be designed by Michael Leach Design, who is also responsible for Rybolovlev’s current yacht Anna.  More here.

June 25, 2017 - The Oceanco Barbara is the third yacht owned by Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin now owns three yachts, all built by Oceanco and designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. His latest yacht is named after his youngest daughter Barbara. His other yachts are Anastasia and Nirvana More here.

June 17, 2017 - The USA Government seeks civil forfeiture of the yacht Equanimity

It seems that Malaysian billionaire Jho Low transferred US$ 1 billion of government funds to a private bank account. Among other things, he purchase the yacht Equanimity for US$ 250 million and a US$ 35 million Bombardier Global 5000 private jet. More here.

June 14, 2017 - The Feadship yacht Joy is owned by Sameer Gehlaut

We were informed that Sameer Gehlaut is the owner of the yacht Joy. Gehlaut is the founder of the Indiabulls Group, active in finance and real estate. Gehlaut is one of the richest Indians with a net worth of US$ 2.6 billion.  More here.

June 6, 2017 - The Feadship yacht Hasna is built for John Symond

Feadship has launched a 73 meter yacht named Hasna. She is built for Australian money lending tycoon John Symond. He founded Aussie Home Lending, which lends money to home owners and business owners. He sold the majority of his shares to a large Australian bank. His net worth is US$ 600 mililon.  More here.

June 2, 2017 - The yacht Ona (ex Dilbar) has been put up for sale

Alisher Usmanov’s yacht Ona (replaced by the new Dilbar, currently the world’s largest yacht) has been put for sale asking EUR 250 million (US$ 280 million). The 110 meter yacht features a private hospital, a cinema, a large pool, a conference room and accommodations for 16 guests, 41 crew and 8 staff.  More here.

May 29, 2017 - The Amels 180 Driftwood is probably owned by Nicholas Woodman.

The Amels 180 Driftwood, has been delivered to her owner. We think she is owned by Go Pro founder Nicholas Woodman. Not only related the yacht’s name to Woodman, we were actually told he ordered a new Amels 180 to be delivered in 2017.  More here.

May 20, 2017 - The CRN Cloud 9 has been delivered to Brett Blundy

The CRN Yacht Cloud 9 is delivered. She is built for Brett Blundy, a retail entrepreneur form Australia. Blundy is the founder of BB Retail Capital, which owns chains of jewellery and fashion stores. His net worth is estimated at US$ 645 million. More here.

May 14, 2017 - The new Aviva has been delivered to Joe Lewis

The new Aviva has been delivered by Abeking & Rasmussen. She is owned by billionaire Joe Lewis. Lewis owns the #Tavistock Group, which invests in more than 200 companies including the football club Tottenham Hotspur, the Mitchells & Butlers plc group (owner of 1,600 pubs, bars and restaurants) and Pampa Energia (Argentina’s largest electricity company). His net worth is US$ 5.7 billion. Lewis also owns a US$ 30 million Embraer Legacy 600 private jet, with registration G-THFC. More here

May 13, 2017 - The Aga Khan’s Yacht Alamshar is at Lurssen for a Refit

The yacht Alamshar is currently in Germany at Lürssen for a refit. She was built for His Highness the Aga Khan. She was designed to deliver a top speed of 65 knots, but was not able to reach that speed due to design issues. The Aga Khan is the Spiritual Leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims. His net worth is estimated at US$ 800 million. He owns a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet, with registration LX-PAK More here.

May 12, 2017 - Howard Leigth and his yacht Leight Star

Howard Leight is the owner of the yacht Leight Star. Leight founded Howard Leight Industries, active in in-ear hearing protection. He sold his company in 1998 for US$ 120 million and became active in real estate investments. He owns the Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards. More here