Yacht Name: Nova Spirit -
Owner: Jim Pattison -
The yacht Nova Sprit was built in 1999 and had many famous guests, including Oprah Winfrey.
Jim Pattison is the owner of the yacht Nova Spirit.
Jim Pattison is the founder of the Jim Pattison Group, the second largest privately held company in Canada.
Pattison started washing cars at a local car dealership. He later earned his living selling second hand cars.
And in 1961 he open his own dealership, selling Pontiac cars. 25 Years later he owned the largest car dealership in Western Canada.
The Jim Pattison Group is now Canada’s largest privately held company. The company diversified from only selling cars to real estate development, advertising, TV and Radio stations and grocery stores.
The Group is based in Vancouver, and active in the United States and Canada. The Jim Pattison Group realizes more than US$ 10 billion in annual sales with more than 45,000 employees.
Still the core of the group’s activities, the Jim Pattison Auto Group sells 12 car brands in 23 dealerships. The group sells Toyota, Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Audi, Subaru and Chrysler cars.
The net worth of Jim Pattison is estimated at US$ 7 billion. He is an active philanthropist through his Jim Pattison Foundation.
The foundation was rated one of the largest givers of grants in Canada. In 2017 Pattison donated $75 million to the construction of the new St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver and $50 million to the new Children's Hospital of Saskatchewan.
Jim Pattison owns a Dassault Falcon 900 private jet with registration C-
This jet is painted in a Ripley Entertainment color scheme. Ripley Entertainment is one of the companies owned by Pattison.
Jim and his wife Mary Pattison live in a large house north of Vancouver, Canada. The house has impressive views over Vancouver.