Who is Neville Crichton?
Neville Crichton is an automotive entrepreneur. He owns the New Zealand based companies Ateco Automotive LTD and European Automotive Imports (EAI). He was born in June 1945. He is married to Nadi Hasandedic. We believe he has children from a previous marriage. But please send us a message if this is incorrect.
Both both ATECO and EAI are importing cars to Australia and New Zealand. Ateco Automotive is the importer and distributor for Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Citroën, Fiat, and Chery vehicles in Australia and New Zealand. The group has a turnover of more than AUD$ 1 billion a year.
Ferrari Maserati Sydney
European Automotive Imports owns Australia’s largest Ferrari dealership Ferrari Maserati Sydney.
Neville Crichton started as a Ford car salesman. He was successful and in 1972 he acquired a used car business in Auckland, which grew to be the largest used car dealer in New Zealand.
Tony Shelly’s Mazda
He sold the company and moved to Hawaii where he bought a stake in Tony Shelly’s Mazda dealership. This company also grew quickly, adding other brands such as BMW and becoming the world’s largest Mazda dealership.
Later he sold his stake and moved back to New Zealand where he bought all the shares of the stock listed Australian Tractor and Engineering Company, the company now known as ATECO.
Crichton also owns a number of hotels and other properties in Queensland and New South Wales. Crichton was successful in car racing but later moved his attention to sailing.
Sailing Yacht Alfa Romeo
He founded both Sensation Yachts and Alloy Yachts, but sold his stakes in both yacht builders. He remained a loyal client to Alloy, who built several yachts for him.
His latest yacht, however, was built at the Dutch yacht builder De Vries of Feadship. Next to Como, Crichton owns and has owned several sail yachts named Alfa Romeo.
Neville Crichton Net Worth
His net worth is estimated at more than US$ 500 million. We think he owns a private jet. But we have not been able to identify the aircraft.
In 2017 Crichton sold his Sydney house for US$ 60 million.
Crichton and his wife Nadi Hasandedic now live in a US$ 33 million house once owned by Lachlan Murdoch. He is the son of Rupert Murdoch. The house has amazing views, a pool, an elevator, and a car turntable to easy maneuver cars. It is located in Point Piper, Sidney.
Crichton is a serial yacht owner. He is also known to flip yachts (buy them with the intention to sell them again). He currently owns the 50 meter Heesen Como. The yacht was built as Monaco Wolf for Christian Candy. Later she was sold to Isabel Dos Santos, who named the yacht Hayken. More about his current and past yachts hereunder.