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All You Need to Know about Jim Pattison, his Net Worth, his House, Private Jet and his Nova Spirit Yacht

Yacht Specifications

Yacht Name:

Nova Spirit

Yacht Length:

45.7 m (150 ft)


12 in 6 cabins


9 in 4 cabins


Trinity Yachts


Setzer Design Group



Maximum Speed:

20 knots




515 ton




US$ 25 million

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Who is the Owner of the Yacht Nova Spirit?


Jim Pattison



Net Worth:

US$ 7 billion


Pattison Group


October 1, 1928


Mary Hudson


Jim Pattison Jr., Cynthia Pattison, Mary Ann Pattison


Vancouver, Canada

Private Jet:

Dassault Falcon 900 (C-GJPG)

Cessna Citation (N878JP)

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The yacht Nova Sprit was built in 1999 and had many famous guests, including Oprah Winfrey.

Jim PattisonWho is Jim Pattison?

He is the founder of the Pattison Group, the second largest privately held company in Canada. He was born in October 1928. He is married to Mary, they have 3 children (Jim Jr, Cynthia, Mary Ann).

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.

In 2008 he bought Guinness World Records. The annual Guinness book is publish ed in more than 100 countries and 37 languages.

He was appointed to the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.

What is the Jim Pattison Group?

The 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.

Jim Pattison Auto Group

Still the core of the group’s activities. The Pattison Auto Group sells 12 car brands in 23 dealerships. The group sells Toyota, Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Audi, Subaru and Chrysler cars.

How Much is Jim Pattison Worth?

His net worth is estimated at US$ 7 billion. He is an active phil anthropist through his J. 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.

Does He Own a Private Jet?

He owns a Dassault Falcon 900 private jet. The aircraft has registration C-GJPG. The jet was delivered in 2003. She has a value of  US$ 8 million. Pattison also owns a Cessna Citation with registration N878JP.

This jet is painted in a Ripley Entertainment color scheme. Ripley Entertainment is one of the companies owned by Pattison.


Where does Pattison Live?

Jim and his wife Mary Pattison live in a large house north of Vancouver, Canada. The house has impressive views over Vancouver.

Nova Spirit Yacht

The yacht Nova Spirit is a Trinity, built in 1999. Nova Spirit can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 9. Her interior is designed by Dee Robinson.

Nova Spirit is powered by two Caterpillar Engines. Which bring her a top speed of 20 knots. She has a range of 6,000 nm. Nova Spirit had many famous guests. Including former US President George Bush and Oprah Winfrey.

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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Nova Spirit yacht interiorinside yacht Nova Spirit
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The interior of Nova Spirit is designed by Dee Robinson.

Jim Pattison’s Dassault Falcon 900 with registration C-GJPG.

His Cessna (N878JP) in Ripley colors.

Jim lives with his wife Mary Pattsion in this large house in Vancouver, Canada.

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The owner’s stateroom.

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