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11.11  motor yacht – 63m (207 ft) – Benetti – 2015  Nick Candy – net worth USD 1 billion – UK

24 Karat  motor yacht  –  32.3m (105.97ft)  –  Lazzara Yachts  –  2002 Jeff Gordon  –  net worth USD 150 million  –  USA

4H   motor yacht  –  38.5m (126.31ft)  –  SanLorenzo   –  2007 – Thomas Haffa  –  net worth EUR 250 million  –  Germany

4YOU   47m (154ft)  Heesen Yachts  –  2009  –  Alexander Miliavsky  –  Russia

4You   motor yacht  –  54.3m (178ft)  –  Amels  –  2012 – Kirill Pisarev  –  net worth US$ 5 billion  – Russia

60 Years  45.7 (150 ft) – Royal Craft – 2012 – Rizza Sarraf – net worth > USD 400 million – Turkey

A – motor yacht  –  119m (390.42ft)  –  Blohm & Voss GmbH  –  2008 – Andrey Melnichenko  –  net worth USD10,8 billion  – Russia

Abbracci  motor yacht  –  47.2m (154.9ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd. –  1997 – Paul Andrews  –  net worth USD 400 million  –  USA

Ability   motor yacht  –  39.5m (129.59ft)  –  Overmarine SRL   –  2005  – Andreas Panayiotou  –  net worth USD 500 million  –  UK

Ace  motor yacht – 87m (285ft) Lurssen yachts – Samvel Karapetyan –  net worth USD 5.3 billion – Russia

Adamas II   motor yacht  –  53.95m (177ft)  –  Dauphin Yachts   –  1987 – Allesandro Falciai  –  net worth USD 50 million  –  Italy

Adastra  trimaran yacht –  42.5m (139ft)  –  McConaghy Boats  –  2012 – Antony Louis Marden  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Hong Kong

After Eight  motor yacht  –  46.2m (151.57ft)  –  Northern Marine Co. LLC  –  2007 – Wheaton family  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Canada

Agram  motor yacht  –  44.2m (144.9ft)  –  Heesen Yachts  –  2008 – Dubravko Grgic  – net worth > USD 250 million  –  Croatia

Aifos (renamed Drad)   motor yacht  –  49,7m (163ft)  –  CBI Navi  –  2011 – Giannis (John) Koustas  –  net worth USD 250 million  –  Greece

Aiglon – sailing yacht – 45m (148ft) – Abeking & Rasmussen – 1970  Abel Matutes – net worth USD 400 million – Spain

Air   motor yacht  –  81.0 m (265.7ft)  –  Feadship   –  2011 – Augusto Perfetti  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  Italy

Akula  motor yacht  –  59m (193.57ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  1974  Jonathan Faiman  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  UK

Al Adaid   – motor yacht  – 35m (116ft)  –  Riva  –  2005

Robbie Williams  –  net worth USD 160 million  –  UKyacht Antares

Superyacht Al Adaid is a Riva Athena, built by as MY RW for UK singer Robbie Williams. Williams ordered the yacht in 2005, but it is unclear if he really used the yacht. The yacht was sold to  an Arab owner and is now named Al Adaid. SuperYachtFan is not sure who owns Al Adaid, but it seems to be a Qatar-based millionaire named Essa Bin Mohammed Al Sulaiti.

Alamshar  motor yacht  –  50m (164.04ft)   –  Devonport Yachts   –  2014 – Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) – net worth USD 800 million –  UK

Al Asmakh  – motor yacht  –  49.9m (164ft)  –  Overmarine  –  2011- Ibrahim Hassan Al Asmakh – net worth > US$ 100 million  –  Qatar

Al Diriyah  – motor yacht  –  78.6m (258.04ft)  –  National Bulk Carriers Inc. Ltd.  –  1960 – Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamaani  – Saudi Arabia

Al Mirqab  motor yacht  –  133m (436.35ft)  –  Peters Schiffbau GmbH  –  2008 – Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al Thani    –  Qatar

Alpa  – motor yacht  –  27m (87ft)  –  Posillipo Technema  –  2009 – King Albert of Belgium  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Belgium

Al Said  motor yacht  –  155m (508.53ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2008 – Sultan Qaboes bin Said Al Said  –  Oman

Al Salamah  – motor yacht  –  139.3m (457.0ft) –  Lürssen Yachts –  1999  Crown Prince of Bahrain

Alejandra   sailing yacht  –   41m (136ft)  –  Astilleros Mefasa –  1993 – Ferruccio Fiorucci  –  net worth > US$ 300 million  –  Italy

Alexandar V  motor yacht –  48m (157.48ft)  –  ISA Yachts  –  2008 – Miodrag Kostic Kole  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  Serbia

Alexander  motor yacht  –  121.9m (400.1ft)  –  Luebecker  –  1965 – Spiro Latsis  –  net worth USD 2 billion  – Greece

Alexandra – motor yacht  –  50m (164.04ft)   –  Benetti Yachts   –  2002 – Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor – net worth USD 2 billion –  UAE

Aleksandria – motor yacht – 30m (98 ft) – Sunseeker – 2011

Andrey Boyko – net worth > USD 50 million – Russia

Burevestnik Group

Andrey Boyko is the owner of the yacht Aleksandria. Boyko is the founder of the Burevestnik Group, which is the Russian importer of Sunseeker, Overmarine and Chris Craft yachts. Boyko also owns several yacht clubs and marinas such as the Yacht Club “Petrel”, one of the oldest yacht clubs in Russia, founded in 1953, and the Imperial Moscow River Yacht Club. Further, he is the owner and publisher of the Russian Yachting Magazine and owner of a yacht transport company.

Alfa Nero  motor yacht –  82m (269.03ft)  –  Oceanco  –  2007 – Theodore Angelopoulos  –  net worth  USD 1 billion  –  Greece

Altair III  – motor yacht –  59m (193.57ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  1974  – Diego Della Valle  –  net worth USD 1.2 billion  – Italy

Alouette II  – motor yacht –  54.2m (177.82ft)  –  CRN Spa  –  2006 – Built as Ability for: Andreas Panayiotou  – net worth USD 500 million  –  UK

Alucia – motor yacht –  55,75m (183ft)  –  Auroux  –  1974 – Ray Dalio  –  net worth US$ 14.4 billion  –  USA

Alumercia  – motor yacht –  37.7m (124ft)  –  Heesen Yachts  –  2000 – Marinus Boers –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  The Netherlands

Alwaeli  – motor yacht –  68m (223.1ft)  –  CRN Spa  –  1991  King Hamad bin Isa al Khalida  –  net worth USD 2,5 billion  – Bahrein

Amadeus  – motor yacht –  70m (229.66ft)  –  Neue Jadewerft GmbH  – 1969 – Bernard Arnault  –  net worth USD 41 billion – France

Amarula Sun  motor yacht –  39.6m (130ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2010 – Raymond M Craig  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

Amaryllis  – motor yacht –  78m (256ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen   –  2011

Andrei Borodin – Russia

We were told that the Abeking and Rasmussen yacht Amaryllis is owned by Russian banker Andrey Borodin. Borodin was the President of the Bank of Moscow. In 2011 Borodin sold his 20% stake in the Bank of Moscow for US$ 1.1 billion. In August 2012 Borodin bought Park Place (near Henley-on-Thames), Britain’s most expensive house for US$ 219 million.

Amadea – motor yacht  106.5 meter (350 ft) – Lurssen Yachts – Espen Oeino Design – The Amadea yacht was listed for sale. The yacht Amadea Owner is unknown.

Amazon Express  – motor yacht –  66.7m (218.83ft)  –  Cantieri Navali ed Officine Meccaniche di Venezia  –  1966 – Jean Pigozzi  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  France

Ambrosia  motor yacht –  65m (213.25ft)  – Benetti SpA   –  2006 – Ambrous Tung Young  – net worth  > USD 100 million  – Hong Kong

Amevi  – motor yacht –  80m (262.47ft)  –  Oceanco  –  2007 – Lakshmi Mittal  –  net worth USD 16 billion  –  India

Amigo  – motor yacht –  30m (98ft) –  Heesen Yachts  –  2003 – Jo Roelof Zeeman  –  net worth US$ 100 million  –  the Netherlands

Amore Mio II  
 motor yacht –  Abeking & Rasmussen – 1997 – Evangelos Marinakis  –  net worth US$ 650 million  –  Greece

Anad 3 – motor yacht –  36.55m (119.9ft)  –  Lowland Yachts B.V.  –  1991

Abdullah Al Masaood  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  UAE

Al Masaood Group  –

H.E. Abdulla Al Masaood is the owner of the yacht Anad 3. Abdulla Al Masaood is the owner of the Al Masaood Group. The Al Masaood family has a long trading tradition as merchants in the Arabian Gulf. Al Masaood has grown to establish itself as one of the largest integrated industrial, commercial, and service organizations in the Middle East. Now employing over 7,000 people, Al Masaood serves the collective business interests of the Al Masaood family. AI Masaood is active in automotive, construction, oil and gas, retail, and several other segments. Al Masaood Automobiles represents the complete range of Nissan, Infiniti, and Renault vehicles in Abu Dhabi. Advanced Car Rental is an Abu Dhabi-based car rental and leasing company, Al Masaood Travel Services is a travel and tourist agency. Al Masaood represents Harley Davidson in the UAE.

Ann G – motor yacht – 49.6m  (163ft) – Heesen Yachts – 2015

Oleksandr Guzenko – net worth > US$ 200 million – Ukraine – Edem Wallpaper  –

The yacht Ann G was built at Heesen to a design of Clifford Denn.

Her owner is Oleksandr Guzenko. He is the owner of the Ukrainian wallpaper company Edem.  He named the yacht after his daughter Ann.

Belongers  motor yacht – 50 m (164ft) – 2011 – Couach – Alexey Reznikovich – net worth US$ 350 million – Russia

Bintador – motor yacht – 50 meter (164 ft) – 2019 – Tankoa Yachts – Gilles Gibier – Hotel le château de la Messardière.

Gilles Gibier is the owner of the yacht Bintador. He is the owner of the famous Hotel de La Messardiere in St Tropez. It is one of the biggest and one of the most prestigious hotels in the French Riviera. In 2019 it was reported he would sell the hotel to investor Stephane Courbit. Gibier named his yacht after his partner Bintador.

C2  – motor yacht –   78.43m (257.3ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen   –  2008 – Ron Owen Perelman  –  net worth USD 14 billion  –  USA

Cakewalk  – motor yacht –   55.3m (181ft)  –  Benetti  –  2003 – Charles P Gallagher  –  net worth > USD 400 million  –  USA

Calex  – motor yacht –  49.7m (163 ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2013 – David W. Wilson  –  net worth > 100 million  –  USA

Calixe  – motor yacht –   58.8m (192.98ft)  –  Feadship  –  1986 – Wendy McCaw  –  net worth USD 500 million  –  USA

Calliope (now named Ninkasi)  – motor yacht –   42.3m (139 ft)  –  Holland Jachtbouw  –  2010 – Angus C. Littlejohn Jr. –  Net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Candyscape II (now Sealyon) – motor yacht –   61.8m (202.76ft)  –  Viareggio SuperYachts  –  2009  Christian and Nick Candy  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  UK

Capri – motor yacht –  58.55m (192 ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2003 – John Caudwell  –  net worth: USD 2.6 billion  –  UK

Carinthia VII  – motor yacht –   97.2m (318.9ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2002 – Heidi Horten  –  net worth USD 3,2 billion  –  Austria

Carl Linné  (ex: Christoffels Lighthouse) – sailing yacht –   32.3m (106 ft)  –  Holland Jachtbouw  –  2003

Harald Örneberg  – net worth > USD 50 million  –   Sweden

ORN Capital  –  The Forest Company  –

Harald Örneberg is the owner of the sailing yacht Carl Linné. Orneberg founded Orn Capital, a hedge fund management company. Orn Capital managed funds in excess of US$ 650 million.

In 2006 Orneberg sold Orn Capital to Morley Fund Management. Morley is the UK-based asset management business of the British insurance company Aviva plc. In 2007 Harald Örneberg founded The Forest Company and Timber Capital.

The Forest Company invests in trees, timberland and timber-related assets. The Forest Company focuses on forest plantations in areas with high biological growth rates, such as Brazil and Colombia. The company has raised USD 355 million in equity capital and as assets of USD 375 million. Örneberg’s sailing yacht Carl Linné was built at Holland Jachtbouw as Christoffel’s Lighthouse. Carl Linne is currently for sale.

Carlotta  – sailing yacht –  37 (121 ft)  –  Perini Navi  –  1992

Massimo Moratti   –  net worth US$ 1.5 billion  –  Italy

Saras Group  –

Italian billionaire Massimo Moratti is the owner of the sailing yacht Carlotta. Massimo Moratti is the CEO of the Saras Group. The Saras Group, founded by his father Angelo Moratti, is a leading independent oil refinery and trading group, active in Europe.

Saras refines, sells, and distributes oil products such as diesel, gasoline, heating oil, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), and aviation fuel.  In 2013 Russian state-owned petroleum company Rosneft took a 21% share in Saras, of which 14% acquired from the Moratti Brothers, who each received EUR 90 million or USD 120 million for their shares.

Massimo and his brother Gian Marco Moratti (Chairman at the company) still own 25.01% of the Saras shares each. In 2013 Saras realized revenue of US$ 15 billion and a net loss of USD 370 million. Massimo Moratti owned all the shares of the Italian soccer club Inter Milan, but in 2013 sold 70% of the shares to International Sports Capital, for USD 340  million.

Massimo still owns 30% of the shares in Inter Milan and remains Honorary Chairman. Forbes estimates the net worth of Massimo Moratti at US$ 1.5 billion. The sailing yacht Carlotta was delivered by Perini Navi in 1992.  She is built out of steel and powered by a single Volvo engine.

Caryali  – motor yacht – 39.1m (128 ft)  Alloy Yachts  –  2012

Robert (Bob) and Lynne Grossman  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Southern Container Corporation (sold in 2008)

Bob and Lynne Grossman are the owners of the Alloy expedition yacht Caryali. Bob Grossman is the son of Louis Grossman, who founded the Southern Container Corporation.

The Southern Container Corporation was sold in 2008 to RockTenn for USD 1 billion. It is not clear whether Bob still owned shares in the company at that moment, so SuperYachtFan estimates Grossman’s net worth at USD 100 million.

Bob is the brother of Steven Grossman, owner of the Huisman motor yacht Arcadia. Bob Grossman is still connected to a company named Southern Kraft Corporation, based in Plantation, Florida. The company was (or still is) also active in the paper industry.

The Grossman family is now active in real estate development, through several companies all with names related to Caryali. The family owns DMH Press, which publishes the children’s storybooks The Dolly Adventures.

The books are actually written by Alison Grossman, daughter of Bob and Lynne. Bob and Lynne Grossman have owned several yachts all named Caryali. Their yachts are named after their children Cary and Alison. Before their current Alloy Yacht, they owned a Nordhavn 86, also named Caryali.

Casino Royale  – motor yacht –   49.68m (162.99ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   –  2008

David McDonald  –  net worth USD 375 million  –  USA

Pelco  –

David McDonald is the owner of the yacht Casino Royale. David McDonald was CEO of Pelco. Pelco is a worldwide leader in the design, development and manufacture of video security systems, with 2,200 employees worldwide. In 2007 Pelco was acquired by Schneider Electric for USD 1.5 billion.

At that moment 50% of the shares of Pelco were owned by Gerald and William Lyles, while the other 50% was owned by Freedom Acquisitions, Incorporated, which was partially owned by David McDonald.

It is estimated that David McDonald received around 25% of the USD 1.5 billion, or USD 375 million. In the same year, David McDonald founded McDonald Aviation, LLC. McDonald Aviation owns a Gulfstream 550 with registration N560DM, which is available for charter.

David McDonald acquired the yacht Casino Royale from legendary yachtsman John Staluppi. John Staluppi currently owns two yachts and has a third in order, all three are named Skyfall.

Cedar Sea II  – motor yacht –   65.15m (213.8ft)  –  Feadship   –  1986

Mouawad family  –  net worth USD 2,5 billion  – Lebanon

Jewelry  –

The Mouawad family are the owners of the superyacht Cedar Sea II. Mouawad is a privately held international jewelry company that designs, manufactures, and sells exclusive jewelry.

During the last 40 years, the company has transformed from a family business into a global empire. Mouawad is known for its exclusive collections, haute joaillerie, objects of art, and luxury watches. Mouawad is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland but they have offices worldwide.

Mouawad was founded in 1891 in Beirut, Lebanon by David Mouawad and is currently led by 4th generation. Cedar Sea used to have a customized Range Rover as a tender.

C’est La Vie  – motor yacht –   31m (102ft) – Kaiserwerft – 2003

Franck Muller – net worth > USD 100 million  –  Switzerland

Franck Muller Geneve –

Franck Muller is the owner of the motor yacht C’est La Vie. Franck Muller is the founder of the Geneva-based watch-making company Franck Muller.

After graduating from the Watch-making School of Geneve, Franck Muller started repairing exclusive watches. In 1991 he started his own watch-making company, focusing on tourbillions watches.

His famous clientele includes rapper 50Cent and actress Demi Moore. Annual sales of the Frank Muller Group is estimated at USD 350 million a year.

Franck Muller’s yacht C’est La Vie was built in 2003 at the German Kaiserwerft. In 2012 Franck Muller ordered a larger 45-meter yacht at Kaiserwerft for Eur 21 million. The yacht order was later canceled, which started a legal dispute.

C’est La Vie  – motor yacht –   27.4m (90 ft)  –  ACY  –  2012

Gary Chouest  –  net worth > USD 1 billion  –  USA

Edison Chouest Offshore  –

Gary Chouest, who purchased Westport Yachts early June 2014, is the owner of several sportfishing yachts. He and his family own the ACY 90 ft C’est La Vie, the ACY 80 ft Patriot, the ACY 65 ft Freedom and the Monterey 58 Chach.

A large number of ACY yachts isn’t surprising as Chouest actually owns the shipyard CY, or American Custom Yachts. Gary Chouest is a wealthy man, his net worth is estimated at least US$ 1 billion.

The source of wealth is the company Edison Chouest Offshore, or ECO. ECO was founded by Edison Chouest, the father of Gary Chouest. Edison Chouest started as a shrimp fisherman.

In 1960 he bought a small utility vessel to support a petroleum rig in the Gulf of Mexico. Later he started to refurbish old vessels and nowadays Edison Chouest Offshore owns more than 200 offshore service vessels, five shipbuilding facilities (North American Shipbuilding, LaShip, Gulf Ship, Tampa Ship, and Navship), and two superyacht builders: ACY and since 2014 Westport Yachts.

Further, the group owns several ship terminals, dry dock facilities, and other ship service-related companies. Chouest also co-owns the Norway-based offshore service company Island Offshore. The latest addition to Gary Chouest’s expanding company portfolio is the Washington-based superyacht builder Westport Yachts.

He purchased the Westport shares from John Orin Edson, founder of Bayliner Marine Corporation and owner of the Westport yacht Evviva. According to a Westport Yachts press release, Gary Chouest owns a Westport Yacht.

SuperYachtFan found out that Gary Chouest is the owner of the Westport 164 My Girl. The yacht was delivered in 2007 and is the 3rd yacht in the 164 series.

Chanticleer  – motor yacht –   33.5m (109.91ft)  –  Burger Boat Company   –  1973

Marty Sutter  –  net worth < USD 100 million  -  USA

health care investments  –

Marty Sutter is the owner of the yacht Chanticleer. Sutter founded a number of successful healthcare companies.

Marty Sutter is the founder and managing director of Essex Woodlands. Established in 1985, Essex Woodlands is one of the oldest healthcare equity and venture capital firms in the world.

They have $2.5 billion under management. Investments include ATS Medical, BioForm Medical, Lifecell and several others.

Charisma  – motor yacht –   39.62m (129.99ft)  –  Hatteras Yachts  –  1995

Scott McQueen  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

Bluewater Radio Broadcasting  –

Scott McQueen is the owner of the yacht Charisma. Scott McQueen is the founder of Bluewater Broadcasting.

Bluewater Broadcasting owns and operates seven radio stations in the Montgomery Alabama area. Stations include WQKS HD3 Yo! 107.1 (classic hip hop/R&B) and WACV – News Talk 93.1.

Chayka  – motor yacht –   53.7m (176.18ft)  –  Proteksan Turquoise Yachts  –  2009

Russian Presidential yacht –  Russia

The yacht Chayka is known as the Russian Presidential yacht. The yacht was acquired by the Russian government in 2011.  She was originally built for an Italian businessman who named her Leo Fun.

When acquired by  Russia, she was first known as Sirius, but soon renamed Chayka, which means Seagull in Russian. In 2011 it was reported that she was purchased on behalf of Dmitry Medvedev, then Russia’s president, now Russia’s Prime Minister.

Chayka’s home port is Sochi, the host city of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. It is expected that Vladimir Putin and or Dmitry Medvedev will use the yacht Chayka as the basis for their visits to the Olympic Games.

Che  – motor yacht –   35.0 m (114 ft)  –  Sunreef Yachts  –  2011

Eric E Verbeeck  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Belgium

real estate  –

Eric Verbeeck is the owner of the sailing yacht Che.  Verbeek owns Interbuild, a Belgium real estate developer.

The company was founded in 1980 by Erick Verbeeck, and was one of the largest Belgium real estate companies. The company was sold to the Dutch BAM group in 1998.

Chevy Toy  – motor yacht –   47.85m (156.99ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC   –  2004

Gene Reed  –  net worth USD 100 million  –  USA

Gene Reed Enterprises  –

Gene Reed used to be the owner of the yacht Chevy Toy. Reed sold the yacht Chevy Toy in 2011, she is now named Cocktails.  

Gene Reed founded the Gene Reed Enterprises, an automotive group based in Charleston, South Carolina. Reed was mainly active as Chevrolet and Toyota dealership. In 2011 Reed sold his Toyota dealerships to Hendrick Automotive Group for around USD 70 million.

Reed still owns Daytona Toyota in Florida and owns Reed-Lallier Chevrolet in Fayetteville, N.C. Reed had acquired and sold dealerships before: In 1997 he sold his several Chevrolet dealerships, including three in the Charleston area, to United Auto Group Inc. for USD 17 million in cash and USD 13 million in stock.

Chopi Chopi  – motor yacht –   80 (262 ft)  –  CRN Spa  –  2013

Taha Mikati  –  net worth USD 3.5 billion  –  Lebanon

M1 Group / Investcom  –

Taha Mikati or his brother Najib Makati is the owner of the yacht Chopi Chopi.

Christina O  – motor yacht –   99.15m (325.3ft)  –  Canadian Vickers  –  1943

Ivor Fitzpatrick  –  net worth not known  –  Ireland

Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company  –

The yacht Christina O was built for the Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis, who named his yacht after his daughter Christina Onassis.

When Onassis died in 1975, the yacht was acquired and later restored by John Paul Papanicolaou, a friend of the Onassis family. Papanicolaou was president of Titan Brokerage Corporation of Piraeus, Greece.  

Papanicolaou was also responsible for the conversion of Galeb, the former Yugoslavian presidential yacht. John-Paul Papanicolaou died in 2010.  

Luxury yacht Christina O is now co-owned by Ivor Fitzpatrick, an Iris lawyer. Ivor Fitzpatrick & Company is one of Ireland’s best-known and most respected law firms.

Claire – motor yacht  –  45.7m (150ft) –  Trinity Yachts

Merle Wood – net worth > USD 50 million

Merle Wood & Associates –

Merle Wood is the owner of the yacht Claire. Merle Wood is the founder and owner of Merle Wood & Associates, one of the most successful yacht brokerage companies.

The company has concluded sales with a cumulative value exceeding USD 26 billion. The yacht Claire was built as Seahawk. Wood previously owned a smaller yacht, a 115ft Broward yacht also named Claire.

Wood named the yachts after his wife Claire. Wood also owns or owned a 75ft Hatteras yacht named Victory. Claire is available for charter.

Clan VI – sailing yacht – 39m (128ft) – 1983

Clan VIII – sailing yacht – 45m (148ft) – Perini Navi – 2011

Bertram R.C. Rickmers – net worth > USD 500 million – Germany

Rickmers Group –

Bertram Rickmers is the owner of the sailing yachts Clan VI and Clan VIII. Bertram Rickmers is owner and chairman of the Rickmers Group, based in Hamburg Germany, and active in shipping and ship management.

Through its Rickmers Linie the group offers breakbulk, heavy lift, and cargo liner services. With 12 vessels Rickmers Linie offers the “Round-The-World Pearl String Service”.

With vessels following a fixed itinerary serving 16 ports around the globe on an eastbound route with departures every 14 days. Rickmers Maritime assets manage vessels that are owned by it or by third parties.

Rickmers’ fleet of more than 125 vessels includes container vessels, multi-purpose vessels, and bulk and car carriers. In 2014 the Rickmers Group realized sales of EUR 545 million and an operating cash flow of more than EUR 200 million, with 2,300 employees.  

Bertram Rickmers owns 100% of the shares, giving him a net worth of more than USD 500 million. Rickmers’ sailing yacht Clan VIII was built by Perini Navi and delivered in 2011.

She is designed by Ron Holland Design and offers accommodation for 8 guests. His smaller and older yacht Clan VI is available for charter.

Cocktails  – motor yacht –   47.85m (156.99ft)  –  Trinity Yachts   –  2004

Tom Murphy –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Coastal Construction  –

Tom Murphy is the owner of the yacht Cocktails. Murphy is the founder of Coastal Construction.

Coastal is one of the largest construction firms in Florida. The company builds hotels, resorts, office buildings, condominiums, and homes. Clients include Donald Trump (Trump Hollywood) and Opray Winfrey, Coastal built a house for her.

Part of the Coastal group is Coastal Environmental Services, which specializes in disaster relief and environmental cleanup. Tom Murphy is an active philanthropist, his Coastal Cares supports local and regional charities including the Boys & Girls Club and Education Fund/Teach-A-Thon.

His yacht Cocktails was built as Chevy Toy for Gene Reed.

Constellation  – motor yacht –   80m (262.47ft)  –  Oceanco  –  1999

The ruling family of Qatar   – Qatar

The yacht Constellation is owned by the ruling family of Qatar. Constellation has an identical sister ship, named Stargate, which is owned by the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamid bin Khalifa Al-Thani.

Constellation was built as Stargate I in 1999. Luxury yacht Constellation has a shadow vessel named Al Shoua.

Como  – motor yacht –   46.2m (151.6ft)  –  Feadship   –  2014

Neville Crichton  – net worth > USD 200 million  –  New Zealand

Car dealership / Balverona / Ateco  –

New Zealand based automotive entrepreneur Neville Crichton is the owner of the yacht Como

Copasetic  – motor yacht –   43m (141ft)  =  Hike Metal Works  –  2006

Steven Sablotsky  –  net worth > US$ 100 million  –  USA

Noven Pharmaceuticals –

Steven Sablotsky is the owner of the yacht Copasetic. Sablotsky is the founder of Noven Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company active in the research, development, manufacture, marketing and sale of prescription pharmaceutical products.

Steven Sablotsky founded Noven in 1987 and brought it to the stock market a year later. He kept approx. 25% of the shares.  The company grew rapidly, realizing a revenue of US$ 108 million in 2008, with a net profit of USD 21 million.

In 2009 the Japanese pharma company Hisamitsu acquired Novem for USD 430 million, netting Sablotsky more than USD 100 million. His expedition yacht Copasetic was built by Hike Metal Works and delivered in 2006. The yacht is currently (2014) for sale.

Coral Island  – motor yacht –   72.5m (237.99ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   –  1994

Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh  –

investments (Zeem Trading Company)  –

Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh is the owner of the yacht Coral  Island.

Cracker Bay  – motor yacht –   44.9m (147.31ft)  –  Hakvoort Shipyard  – 2002

Gary Morse  –  net worth USD 2.5 billion  –  USA

The Villages

Gary Morse is the owner of the yacht Cracker Bay. Cracker Bay was built as Campbell Bay by Hakvoort Shipyard. Gary More is the owner of The Villages Ltd.  The Villages is an age-restricted retirement community located in Florida, United States.

The Villages consistently ranks as a very high growth area. A 2008 Census Bureau report ranked The Villages the No. 1 fastest-growing micropolitan area in the United States.

The Villages was founded by the father of Gary Morse. His father began selling land tracts via mail order in the 1960s. Unfortunately, Federal law in 1968 banned mail-order sales of real estate.

Stuck with considerable portions of Florida land, in the early 1970s, Gary Morse’s father began the development of a mobile home park, Orange Blossom Gardens, in the northwestern corner of Lake County. By the early 1980s, though, the community had sold only 400 units.

Morse noted that the successful retirement communities offered considerable numbers of well-maintained amenities to the residents and were also surrounded by diverse amounts of nearby commercial development. Thus, Morse began to significantly upgrade the development, which worked out well.

Gary Morse built and sold more than 44,000 homes since 1983. He’s created 39 golf courses and developed 4.5 million square feet of commercial space, including two hotels, 60 restaurants, and two movie theaters. In 2011, the Holding Company of The Villages Ltd. generated at least USD 550 million in revenue, according to filings.

Based on the value of his various businesses and real estate – plus the almost USD 1 billion in estimated profits the company has earned over 29 years – Morse and his family are worth more than USD 2.5 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Criss C  – motor yacht –   34.14m (112.0ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.  –  1993

former owner: Eric Wittouck  –  net worth > USD 1 billion  –  Belgium

Weight Watchers  –

The Wittouck family was owner of the Tiense Suikerraffinaderij, Belgium’s largest sugar producer. In 1989 the Tiense Suikerraffinadery was sold to the German company Südzucker for approx. EUR 950 million.

Since then Erik Wittouck founded Artal, a private investment vehicle, based in Luxembourg. Thought Artal his investments include Eurobake, Europe’s largest baking company, Pizza Hut Finance, operating more than 100 restaurants, and Neuhaus, a chocolate manufacturer.

Prior investments include Weight Watchers, which was purchased from Heinz for USD 735 million in 1999 and which was floated on the NYSE stock market in 2001 with a USD 400 million profit.

In 2007 Artal received another USD 540 million for shares Artal still owned in Weight Watchers. And in 2010 and 2011 Artal sold another 12 million shares for more than USD 1 billion.

Crystal  –  motor yacht –  36.9m (121ft)  –  Royal Denship / Moonen  –  2011

Martin Brooks  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  UK

Brooks Leisure

Martin Brook is the owner of the Moonen yacht Crystal. Martin Brook is the founder of Brooks Leisure, the UK’s fourth-largest operator of nightclubs and bars.

Brook’s father founded Brooks Cash and Carry a wholesaler, which was sold in 1990. Martin Brook then founded Brook Leisure. In the last few years many clubs have been sold and the group changed it focus to real estate development.

Brook’s yacht Crystal was originally built at Royal Denship but when that company went bankrupt, the yacht was finished at Moonen.

Darnice III  – motor yacht –   60m (196.85ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  1986

Hussein Nuaman Soufraki  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Lebanon

HSN Group  –

Hussein Nuaman Soufraki is the founder and Chairman of HNS Group. HNS Group is an international contractor and real estate developer.

Founded in 1961 the group specializes in commercial construction and civil engineering works for infrastructure and public works projects. HNS Group’s international investments include the Finsbury Tower in London and the Sun City Mall & Hotel in Cairo.

Hussein Nuaman Soufraki was born in Libya ad holds Canadian citizenship, he resides in Monaco and London. Soufraki is the owner of the Benetti-built yacht Darnice III.

DB9 – motor yacht  –  52 m (171 ft)  –  Palmer Johnson  –  2010  Sergei Pugachev – net worth US$ 2 billion – Russia/France

SS Delphine  – motor yacht –   78.55m (257.7ft)  –  Great Lakes Engineering Works   –  1921

Jacques Bruynooghe  –  net worth > EUR 1 00 million  –  Belgium

Top finition  –  topfinition

Jacques Bruynooghe is the owner of the yacht SS Delphine. He is the founder of Jacques Bruynooghe Garments S.A.R.L.. His company produces denim jeans for brands like Levi’s.

The company is based in Tunesia, where it employs 5.000 workers. In 1997 Jacques Bruynooghe purchased SS Delphine – originally built for US carmaker Horace Dodge in 1921- and restored her to her former glory.

She was re-christened in 2003 by HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

Deniki  – motor yacht –   52.3m (171.59ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.  –  2007

Marcel Boekhoorn  – net worth USD 1.5 billion  –  the Netherlands

Telfort  –

Marcel Boekhoorn is a Dutch entrepreneur. He started his career as a CPA (auditor) but soon focused on private equity. His first major investment was the Dutch bakery retail chain Bakker Bart.

His biggest success was the Dutch mobile phone operator Telfort which he acquired for EUR 300 million and sold 9 months later to KPN for EUR 1.2 billion. His current investments include Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, the McGregor Fashion Group, and Spyker Cars.

Boekhoorn named his investment company BoWoLaRi, short for Boekhoorn Wordt Lachend Rijk, which translates as Boekhoorn becomes rich while smiling. Boekhoorn is owner of the Dutch zoo Ouwehands Dierenpark.

His net worth is estimated at USD 1,5 billion. Marcel Boekhoorn named his yacht Deniki after his three daughters Denise, Nicole, and Kim.

Destination Fox Harb’r Too  – motor yacht –   49.1m (160.99ft)  –  Trinity Yachts  –  2008

Ronald Vaughan “Ron” Joyce  –  net worth > USD 1 billion  –  USA

Wendy’s International  –

Ron Joyce is the owner of the yacht Destination Fox Harb’r Too. Ronald Vaughan Joyce is a Canadian billionaire. He co-founded the Tim Hortons doughnut chain as Tim Horton’s partner.

Joyce began to franchise the company throughout the late 1970s until the 1990s. Later Joyce would merge his company with Wendys. Joyce became the largest single shareholder of Wendys.

Ron Joyce eventually sold his stock but continued to be active in his holding company, Jetport Inc, which has significant real estate, aviation, and commercial interests. In 2000, Joyce opened Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa, a five-star resort.

Diamonds are forever – motor yacht –   60.96m (200 ft)  –  Benetti SpA  –  2011

John Staluppi  – net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Atlantic Auto Group  –

John Staluppi was the owner of the yacht Diamonds are forever. Staluppi started with a gas station and made it a big success. He was selling cars in his twenties and became one of the first Honda dealers in the US.

Within 10 years he owned 20 dealerships. Later he added Hyundai dealerships. His New York Autogiant now represents 10 brands including Audi, Cadillac, and Volkswagen. Together with John Rosatti, he is the owner of Millennium Super Yachts.

D’Natalin IV  –  motor yacht –  50m (164 ft) – Christensen  – 2014

D’Natalin  – 46.12m (151.3ft)  –  Delta Marine   –  1996

Dennis Jones  –  net worth USD 500 million  –  USA

Jones Pharma  –

Dennis M. Jones (together with his wife Judith Jones) is the founder of Jones Pharma. Jones Pharma is a specialty pharmaceuticals manufacturer. In 2000 the company was acquired by King Pharmaceuticals. The market value of the company on its closing trade was $3.6 billion.

After the sale of their company, Dennis and his wife founded The Dennis M Jones Family Foundation, providing to underprivileged students. The foundation was funded with 1,000,000 shares of King and converted into cash through the public sale of the shares at $52 per share.

They purchased their yacht D’Natalin in 2000. She was built in 1996 by Delta Marina as Sally An. In 2014 Dennis Jones had his new 164 ft yacht D’Natalin IV delivered by US yacht builder Christensen. Their previous yacht was put for sale.

Domani  – motor yacht –   44.2m (145.01ft)  –  Benetti SpA   – 2004

Carlos Ancira Elizondo – net worth > 50 million  – Mexico

Carlos Ancira Elizondo is the owner of the yacht Domani.  Elizondo is founder of Grupo Chartwell de Mexico S de RL de CV, Grupo Chartwell is active in the hotel business in Mexico.

Hotels owned or operated by Chartwel are Hilton Mexico City International Airport, the Quinta Real hotel chain, and NH Hotels. Chartwell is also active in the development of shopping malls and residential condominiums in Mexico  

He co-owns Grupo Hotelero Santa Fe, active in the hotel business in Mexico. The company’s operating portfolio includes 13 hotels of which 6 are owned, 4 are owned by third parties and 3 are in the development stage for a total of 3,292 current rooms plus 443 rooms under development.

The hotels are operated under the Krystal brand. Carlos Ancira Elizondo‘s yacht Domani is available for charter

Dorothea III – motor yacht – 45m ( 148 ft) – Cheoy Lee – 2007

Steven Green – net worth USD 500 million – USA

Greenstreet Partners –

The luxury yacht Dorothea III is owned by Steven Green. Steven Green is an investor and founder of the private investment company Greenstreet Partners.

He was Chairman and CEO of Samsonite Corporation from 1988 to 1996 and US Ambassador to Singapore from November 1997 to March 2001. Green is an active philanthropist, through his Green Family Foundation.  

Donations include US$ 20 million to the  Florida International University, forming the Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs. The net worth of Steven Green is estimated at US$ 500 million. His yacht is named after his wife Dorothea.

Dorothea III was built as Marco Polo and was purchased by Green in 2011.

E&E  – motor yacht –   42.09m (138.1ft)  –  Cizgi Yat   –  2011

Murat Vargi  –  net worth > USD 1 billion  –  Turkey

Investments (MV Holding)  –

Murat Vargi is the owner of the yacht E&E. Vargi is the founder of Turkcell, Turkey’s largest cell phone operator. His investment company MV Holding owns 2.5% of Turkcell, and has other investments in telecom, energy, and tourism.

He also owns a stake in KVK, the largest mobile service and telephone distribution network in Turkey. He was the owner of Enta Tekstil, a manufacturer of upholstery fabric. Murat Vargi is one of the richest Turks.

Ebony Shine – motor yacht – 74.75m  (248ft) – Feadship – 2009

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue  – family’s net worth > USD 600 million

Vice President of Equatorial Guinea

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the owner of the yacht Ebony Shine.

Elfje – sailing yacht – 51.8m (170ft) – Royal Huisman – 2015

Wendy Schmidt – net worth USD 10.4 billion

Married to Eric Schmidt – Chairman of Google –

Wendy Schmidt is the owner of the sailing yacht Elfje. The yacht Elfje was built at Royal Huisman in the Netherlands.

Elfje is an eco-friendly yacht, designed to have a minimum impact on the environment. Schmidt is married to Google Chairman Eric Schmidt.

Wendy Schmidt also owns an 80 ft Swan sailing yacht named Selene, which she received as a birthday gift. Selene is available for charter. Wendy and her husband Eric are also rumored to be the owners of the motor yacht Oasis.

El Jefe  – motor yacht –   35.0m (114.99ft)  –  Derecktor Shipyards  –  1989

Jeff Boyd  –  net worth < USD 50 million  -  USA

Marina development: CMMC / IGY  –

Jeff Boyd is the founder and managing director of Caribbean Marine Management and Consulting N.V. in St. Maarten.

He has developed several marinas on St. Maarten including Port de Plaisance, Isle de Sol, Orient Express (Cupecoy Yacht Club and Villas), and Dock Maarten.

Marine Management and Consulting were acquired by Island Global Yachting (IGY), one of the world’s premier owners, developers, and managers of luxury marinas and yachting lifestyle destinations.  Mr. Boyd owns and operates the yacht El Jefe.

Emelina  – motor yacht –  51m (167.32ft)  –  Codecasa S.p.A.   –  2008

Franklin Haney  –  net worth > USD 200 million  – USA

Franklyn L Haney Company –

Franklin Haney is the owner of the yacht Emelina. Franklyn Haney is a real estate developer who founded the Franklyn L Haney Company LLC in 1976.

Haney has a portfolio of more than $10 billion and 15 million square feet of space. The company is mainly active in the Washington area and some southern states.

Developments include 1 million square feet of office space in the Portals Office Complex, which currently houses the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and multi-billion dollar investment in the Dulles Greenway Toll Road in suburban Virginia.

The company’s initial projects were located in Tennessee and included the Internal Revenue Service building in Memphis. In the 1980s, FLH diversified into food and beverage investments, including the purchase of a Coca-Cola bottling company and a Miller beer distributorship.

He resides in the 50 room USD 20 million Villa Venezio in Manalapan (near Palm Beach), Florida which he purchased from Veronica Hearst, the widow of media scion Randolph Hearst. The Codasa built yacht Emelina is named after his wife Emeline.

Engelberg  – motor yacht –   54.8m (180ft)  –  2013

Dmitry ­Yakubovskiy  –  net worth USD 750 million  –  Switzerland (Russia)

Engelberg Industrial Group (EIG)  –

Dmitty Yakubovskiy is the former owner of the Amels yacht Engelberg. Yakubovskiy and his brother Stav Jacobi founded the Engelberg Industrial Group (EIG), based in Engelberg, Switzerland.

EIG invests in several industry-related companies, such as Thermission and Machinery and Industrial Group. According to an interview with a Swiss magazine, Dmitry ­Yakubovskiy earned his wealth with Moscow real estate. He sold his real estate investments to the Sistema Group.  

There are also some ties with Russia’s largest oil-producing company Bashneft, as Stav Jacobi sits on the board of Bashneft Trading, registered in Switzerland. Sistema is the controlling shareholder in Bashneft.

Jacobi is President of Volero Zurich, a Swiss volleyball club active in the Women’s CEV Champions League. Dmitry ­Yakubovskiy ‘s net worth is estimated at SFR 600 million or US$ 750 million, by Bilanz Magazin.

EOS  – sailing yacht –   92.9m (304.86ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2006

Barry Diller  –  net worth USD 2.3 billion  –  USA

IAC  –

Equanimity  – motor yacht –   91.5m (300ft)  –  Oceanco Yachts  –  2014

Jho Low – family’s net worth US$ 1.8 billion  –  Malaysia

Jynwel Capital Limited –

Jynwel Capital CEO Jho Low is the owner of the yacht Equanimity. (Although his London based lawyers claim he is not)

Erica XII  – sailing yacht –   52.5m (172.24ft)  –  Vitters Shipyard   –  2009

Bertil Hult  –  net worth USD 4 billion  – Sweden

EF Education  –

Espresso III – motor yacht –  42.98m (141.01ft)  – Trinity Yachts, LLC –  2004

Francis Tedesco  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

Academy Bus  –

Francis Tedesco is the owner of the yacht Espresso III. Frank Tedesco is the founder of Academy Bus.

Academy Bus is the largest privately owned motor coach operator in North America, operating more than 650 motor coaches with 1,500 employees. The company, based in New Jersey is active with commuters, casino tours, cruise ship transfers, and tours.

Tedesco bought his yacht Espresso from United Capital Markets founder John Devaney. Her previous name was Positive Carry.

Esense  – sailing yacht –   43.7m (143.3ft) –  Wally Yachts  – 2006

Isabella Seragnoli  –   net worth > USD 300 million  –  Italy

Coesia Groep  –

Isabella Serganoli is the owner of the sailing yacht Esense. Isabelle Serganoli is the President and shareholder of the Coesia Group.

The Coesia Group is an Italian-based industrial group active in a range of industries, including tobacco, electronics, healthcare, and consumer goods. Group companies include Acmavolpak (packaging machinery), Cima (produces gear transmissions for the Formula 1 race series, Flexlink (production logistics solutions), GD (machinery for cigarette production), R.A. Jones (packaging machinery for  food and consumer goods), and several other companies.

In 2013 Coesia realized sales of EUR 1.4 billion with 6,000 employees. Isabella Seragnoli is one of the richest Italians, with a net worth of more than US$ 300 million. Isabella Seragnoli is an active philanthropist, donating millions through her Fondazione Isabella Seragnoli.

Seragnoli’s sailing yacht Esense was built by Wally Yachts in 2002. Esense is a high-performance yacht designed by Luca Bassani. Bill Trip is responsible for the naval architecture. Isabella Seagnoli also owns the Perini Navi sailing yacht Is a Rose.

Ethereal  – sailing yacht –   58.04m (190.4ft)  –  Royal Huisman Shipyard BV  –  2009 – Bill Joy  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Sun Microsystems  –

Bill Joy is the owner of the yacht Ethereal. Joy is an American computer scientist. Bill Joy co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and served as chief scientist until 2003.

In 1999 Joy co-founded a venture capital firm, HighBAR Ventures. In January 2005 he was named a partner in venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a world-leading venture capital firm.

KPCB specializes in investments in incubation and early-stage companies. More than 150 of the firm’s portfolio companies have gone public, and many other KPCB ventures have achieved success through mergers and acquisitions.

Its investments include Google, Amazon, and Netscape. Ethereal, built by Royal Huisman, is one of the most energy-efficient superyachts in the world, using a hybrid electro-mechanical propulsion system.

Evviva – motor yacht –  49.7m (163ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2007

John Orin Edson  –  net worth US$ 1 billion  –  USA

Bayliner Marine Corporation –

John Orin Edson is the owner of the yacht Evviva. John Orin Edson founded the Bayliner Marine Corporation in 1957 when he started selling outboard engines and boating accessories.

The company’s first name was actually Advanced Outboard Marine, the brand name Bayliner was acquired later for US$ 100. Orin was very innovative, he introduced the Total Value Package, offering a boat, a motor, and a trailer together.

In 1966 he started making fiberglass boats. Nowadays Bayliner is the world’s largest producer of recreational boats. In 1986, when Bayliner sold 43,000 boats a year, Orin Edson sold Bayliner to Brunswick Corporation for US$ 385 million in cash and US$ 50 million in stock.

Until June 2014 Orin Edson was the majority shareholder in Westport Yachts (who built Orin Edson’s own yacht Evviva). He sold his shares to Gary Chouest, President at Edison Chouest Offshore. Chouest is the owner of the yacht C’Est La Vie, see above.

Excellence V  – motor yacht –   60.9m (200ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen  –  2011

Herb Chambers  –  net worth USD 1.8 billion  – USA

Car dealer  –

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Exuma  – motor yacht –   49.5m (162.4ft)  – Perini Navi   – 2010

Eric Wittouck  –  net worth USD 100 million  –  Belgium

Weight Watchers  –

Eric Wittouck is the owner of the yacht Exuma. The Wittouck family was owner of the Tiense Suikerraffinaderij, Belgium’s largest sugar producer. In 1989 the Tiense Suikerraffinadery was sold to the German company Südzucker for approx. EUR 950 million.

Since then Erik Wittouck founded Artal, a private investment vehicle-based in Luxembourg. Thought Artal his investments include Eurobake, Europe’s largest baking company, Pizza Hut Finance, operating more than 100 restaurants, and Neuhaus, a chocolate manufacturer.

Prior investments include Weight Watchers, which was purchased from Heinz for USD 735 million in 1999 and which was floated on the NYSE stock market in 2001 with a USD 400 million profit. In 2007 Artal received another USD 540 million for shares Artal still owned in Weight Watchers.

And in 2010 and 2011 Artal sold another 12 million shares for more than USD 1 billion.

Finish Line  – motor yacht –   36.6m (120 ft)  –  Trinity Yachts  –  2013

Brian France  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA

Nascar  –

Brian France is the owner of superyacht Finish Line. Brian France is the CEO and Chairman of Nascar.

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (or NASCAR) sanctions and governs multiple auto-racing sports events. Nascar was founded by France’s grandfather Bill France sr and is still fully owned by the France family.

Nascar realizes annual sales of more than $ 3 billion, it’s races are broadcast in more than 150 countries. Brian France also owns the licensing rights of Britney Spears, Jenny McCarthy, Sheryl Crow, and Halle Berry, through his licensing company Brand Sense Partners.

In 2005 Brian France had an estimated net worth of more than $ 550 million. But as his father Bill France died in 2007, he probably inherited a multiple of that.  Brian France is considered to be a billionaire. Before owning the current Trinity, France owned the 84ft Lazarra, also named Finish Line.

Firefly  – sailing yacht –   35m (115ft)  –  Claasen Shipyards –  2011

Eric Bijlsma  –  net worth USD 100 million  –  the Netherlands

Scotch & Soda  –

The sailing yacht Firefly is owned by Eric Bijlsma. Eric Bijlsma was a shareholder in the Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda.

Bijlsma had acquired Scotch and Soda in 2000, together with Joep Krouwels and Patrick Munster. Scotch & Soda founder Laurens Hompens remained a 20% shareholder.

Scotch and Soda was sold to Sun Capital in 2011 for an approx. USD 400 million. Sail yacht Firefly is an F-Class yacht built by Claasen Shipyards in 2011. F-class yachts are designed to combine the best of two worlds: classic J-class lines combined with modern high-performance technology.

Eric Bijlsma also owns the Tansu yacht Bartender. Bartender functions as a chase-boat for Firefly.

Force Blue  – motor yacht – 63.22m (207.4ft)  –  Royal Denship A/S   –  2002

Flavio Briatore  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Italy

Benetton franchise/ Formula one  –

The luxury yacht Force Blue is owned by Italian entrepreneur Flavio Briatore.

Forever One – motor yacht – 54m (179ft)  – ISA Yachts  – 2014

Bruce Grossman – net worth USD 1.5 billion – Mexico

Arca Continental –

Bruce Grossman is the owner of the yacht Forever One.

Fortrus  – motor yacht –   34m (111.55ft)  –  Inace Yachts   –  2008

Paul McDonald  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Australia

Construction materials  –

Paul McDonald is the owner of the yacht Fortrus. McDonald was the owner of Sunshine Coast Quarries. Sunshine Coast Quarries operated several open-pit mines extracting building materials in Australia’s Sunshine Coast.

McDonald sold Sunshine Coast Quarries for approx. USD 80 million to Boral Limited. Boral Limited is Australia’s largest building and construction materials supplier with operations in Australia, the USA and Asia.

McDonald is also the owner of Fortrus Pastoral (a droughtmaster –Australian cattle seed stock breeder) and Fortrus Sports. Paul McDonald purchased his yacht Fortrus in 2011, the yacht was built as Catalonian Spirit in 2008.

Fountainhead  – motor yacht –   87.8m (287.96ft)  –  Feadship   –  2011

Edward Lampert  –  net worth USD 2.9billion  –  USA

ESL Investments  –

Freya – sailing yacht  –  27.7m (90.9ft) – Nautor’s Swan –  2012

Donald Macpherson – net worth > US$ 50 million  –  USA

Macpherson Energy Company –

Donald Macpherson is the owner of the sailing yacht Freya. Macpherson is president and CEO of the Macpherson Energy Corporation, active in oil and gas production, green power, and geothermal energy.

Macpershon Energy was founded by Donald’s father in 1959, when he became an independent oil producer. The Macpherson Oil Company is currently the 8th largest on-land oil producer of California.

Macpherson also produces electricity through their Mt. Poso Cogeneration Plant. Sailing yacht Freya is Nautor’s Swan’s 2,000th yacht. She accommodates 6 guests and a crew of 3. Freya is designed by German Frers. The yacht has its own website.

G Force  – motor yacht –   37.3m (122.38ft)  –  Heesen Yachts   –  2006

Gerald Ronson  –  net worth EUR 300 million  –  UK

Heron   –

Gerald Ronson is the owner of the yacht G Force. Gerald Maurice Ronson left school at the age of 15 and joined his father in the family furniture business, named Heron.

The company expanded into real estate development. Around 1965 Ronson brought the first self-service petrol stations to the UK. Through his company Snax 24 Gerald Ronson controls several hundred petrol stations.

Around 1980 Heron was one of the largest private companies in the United Kingdom, with assets of over GBP 1.5 billion. Later the company almost collapsed with debts of more than GBP 2 billion.

The company was supported by Bill Gates, Rupert Murdoch, Craig McCaw, and  Larry Ellison and survived. Before owning G Force, Ronson has owned several yachts named MY Gail, named after his wife Dame Gail Ronson.

More information on Gerald Ronson in the Estates Gazette Rich list.

Galactica  –  motor yacht –  49.71m (163.09ft)  –  Heesen Yachts  –  2007

Vagit Alekperov  –  net worth USD 14.8 billion  –  Russia

Lukoil  –

Vagit Alekperov is the owner of superyacht Galactica. He is actually also the owner of Heesen Yachts itself, which he purchased from Frans Heesen in 2008.

Vagit Alekperov is president and shareholder of the Russian oil company Lukoil. Lukoil is one of the largest oil companies in the world. Vagit Alekperov is one of the richest Russians, with an estimated net worth of USD 14,8 billion.

Galactica Star  – motor yacht –   65m (213ft)  –  Heesen Yachts  –  2013

Kola Aluko  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Nigeria

Seven Energy  –

Kola Aluko is the owner of the yacht Galactica Star.  Aluko acquired the yacht in the summer of 2013. Akulo is a Nigerian energy tycoon. He is the founder of Fossil Resources, an oil trading company.

Aluko was CEO of Exoro Energy until its merger with Seven Energy, a leading independent oil exploration company. Aluko is now Deputy CEO and a large shareholder of Seven Energy and co-CEO of Atlantic Energy.

Aluko is also a member of the advisory board of Vistajet, a private jet charter company founded by Thomas Flohr. Thomas Flohr is also the owner of a large yacht: he owns the yacht Nina J.

Galaxy  – motor yacht –   56m (183.73ft)  –  Benetti    –  2005

Hans Thomas Gross  –  net worth US$ 200 million  – Switzerland

Runningball  –

Runningball founder Hans Thomas Gross purchased the yacht Galaxy in 2013 from Australian real estate developer John Gandel.

John Gandel  – net worth USD 3.5 billion  –  Australia

Chadstone Shopping Centre –

Gallant Lady  – motor yacht –   51.2m (168.01ft)  –  Feadship   – 2007

Moran family  –  net worth USD 2 billion  –  USA

Automotive  (JM Family Enterprises)  –

Jim Moran was an automotive billionaire, who ordered eight superyachts at Feadship, all named Gallant Lady. He was yacht builder De Vries’ best client.

Ganesha  – sailing yacht –    38.9m (127.62ft)  –  Fitzroy Yachts   –  2006

Dr. Peter Wacker  –  net worth USD 4 billion  – Germany

Chemicals Wacker Chemie AG  –

Peter Wacker is the owner of the sailing yacht Ganesha. Wacker is – together with his family – the controlling shareholder of Wacker Chemie AG. The company, founded in 1914, is operating more than 25 chemical production sites in Europe, Asia, and the US.

Wacker Chemie has more than 16.000 employees and annual sales of around USD 5 billion. In 2011 Peter Wacker was the 23rd richest German, with a net worth of over USD 4 billion.

Ghost I  – motor yacht –   26.4m (87ft)  –  Warren Yachts  –  2008

Ghost II  – motor yacht –  36.6 m (120ft)  –  Warren Yachts  –  2009

Anthony Bell  –  net worth $ 100 million  – Australia

Bell Partners  –

Anthony Bell is the owner of the superyachts Ghost I and Ghost II, both built by Warren Yachts. Anthony Bell is an Australian accountant, known as ‘the celebrity accountant’.

Clients of his Sydney-based accounting firm Bell Partners include actors, sports stars, and TV personalities. Anthony Bell is married to Australian television presenter Kelly Landry.

Anthony Bell was listed on the BRW Young Rich list (of the 100 richest Australians aged 40 or less). Bell has an estimated net worth of $ 100 million.

Giant I   – motor yacht –   73.5m (241.14ft)  –  IHC Verschure   –  1974

Rene J Herzog  –  net worth

racing, Alucraft

Rene Herzog was a race car driver in his teens and at age 18 competed in the Ferrari World Championship. In 1977 Rene founded Alucraft, a company that built 70’ aluminum yachts.

In the 1980s Rene built several megayachts, including 140’ Texas and 143’ Galaxy at Proteksan Shipyard in Turkey. Rene closed out the decade by buying the company that built their first boat—Chris-Craft—before selling it to Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC).

Gin Tonic  – motor yacht –   36.58m (120.01ft)  –  Hall Russel   –  1963

Giuseppe Cipriani   –  net worth < USD 50 million  -  USA

Restaurants Harry’s bar  –

Giuseppe Cipriani is the son of Arrigo Cipriani, owner of the company Cipriani S.A. a corporation based in Luxembourg.

The company owns restaurants around the world including Harry’s Bar in Venice and the Rainbow Room in New York City. Guiseppe’s grandfather founded Harry’s Bar in Venice in 1931.

The group currently owns several restaurants in Venice, New York, London, Miami Beach, and Hong Kong. Cipriani’s yacht Gin Tonic is named after the famous cocktail.

Gitana  – sailing yacht –   36m (118ft)  –  Perini Navi  –  1989

Kenneth P Weiss  –  net worth >  US$ 100 million  – USA

Kenneth Weiss is the owner of the sailing yacht Gitana. Weiss is the founder of Security Dynamics Corporation.

Givi – motor yacht – 60m (197ft) – CRN Yachts – 2006

Gabriele Volti – net worth USD 2 billion – Italy

Orlean Invest –

Italian billionaire Gabriele Volti is the owner of the yacht GIVI.

Gliss  – sailing yacht –   32m (104.99ft)  –  Royal Huisman Shipyard BV   –  2006

Built for Marco Vögele  –  net worth USD 450 million  –  Switzerland

Vogele Mode  –

Sailing yacht Gliss was built for Marco Vögele. He sold the yacht to take delivery of his new Vitters-built sailing yacht Inoui.

Golden Eagle  – motor yacht –   42.75m (140.26ft)   –  Picchiotti   –  1990

Peter Munk  –  net worth USD 350 million  –  Canada

Barrick Gold –

Peter Munk is the owner of the yacht Golden Eagle. Peter Munk is the founder of the mining company Barrick Gold. Barrick Gold is the world’s largest gold-mining corporation.

Peter Munk was also the founder of one of Canada’s largest real estate company Trizec Properties, which he sold to Brookfield Office Properties in 2006 for USD 1.4 billion.

Through his Peter and Melanie Munk Charitable Foundations, Munk donated more than USD 100 million to charity. Following his donations, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and Munk School of Global Affairs were established.

The net worth of Peter Munk is estimated at USD 350 million.

Golden Odyssey  – motor yacht –   80.2m (262.96ft)  –  Blohm & Voss GmbH   –  1990

Golden Shadow  – motor yacht –   66.75m (219ft)  –  Campbell Shipyards   –  1995

Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz  –  Saudi Arabia

Saudi Royal Family  –

Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud is the owner of the yachts, Golden Odyssey, Golden Odyssey II and Golden Shadow

Gorgous Gal – motor yacht – 26.5m (86ft)  – Azimuth – 2008

Marc Anthony – net worth  > USD 20 million  –  USA

Marc Anthony Productions  –

US singer, producer and actor Marc Anthony is the owner of the yacht Gorgeous Gal.

Anthony is a two-time Grammy and five-time Latin Grammy winner and is the top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time. As an actor, he played in movies as Bringing Out the Dead and Man On Fire.

In 2009 Marc Anthony was a guest judge in The X Factor. From 2004 until 2014 he was married to Jennifer Lopez. According to some sources his net worth is more than USD 20 million.

In 2014 Marc Anthony purchased the Azimuth 86 yacht Gorgeous Gal. She was for sale with an asking price of USD 2.3 million.

Grace  – motor yacht –   48.35m (158.6ft)  –  Scheepswerf Peter Sijperda   –  2003

Henk Koster  –  The Netherlands

Medical patents  –

Henk Koster is the owner of the yacht Grace. Koster is a Dutchman living in Monaco. Henk Koster is active in real estate and medical research.

He has an important medical patent registered to his name (Ventilatory system). Henk Koster was involved in the design of superyacht Grace, launched in 2003 at the Dutch yard Sijperda.

Grace E  – motor yacht –   49.9m (163.71ft)  –  Codecasa S.p.A.   –  2004

built as: Andale for Raymond Lutgert, now owned by Robert Stiller  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Real estate: Lutgert companies  –

The Lutgert Companies is acknowledged as Southwest Florida’s pre-eminent real estate development company. The company owns shopping centers and office buildings throughout Southwest Florida.

The Lutgert Companies has over 300 employees and 215 sales associates. The company was founded by Raymond Lutgert more than 40 years ago. Raymond Lutgert died in 2011 at the age of 90. Grace E is now owned by Robert Stiller.

Robert Stiller is the founder of Green Mountain Coffee.  Robert Stiller’s wealth started with his company E-Z Wider cigarette rolling paper, which he sold in 1981 for USD 3 million.

With the cash, Stiller bought a coffee store in Vermont. The coffee store started supplying local restaurants. The company grew rapidly and went public in 1993.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc acquired several companies as Keurig Inc, and Quebec-based Van Houtte. In 2011 Green Mountain Coffee made commercial deals with Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts.

In 2011 the company realized net sales of USD 2,7 billion with a profit of USD 200 million. Approximately 200.000 hotels rooms feature a Keurig in-room brewing system.

Robert Stiller also owns Heritage Aviation and owns an 11% stake in Krispy Kreme. Robert Stiller purchased the yacht Andale in 2007 and rechristened her Grace E. Stiller’s net worth was estimated at USD 1.3 billion by Forbes.

Gran Finale  –  44.8m (146.98ft)  –   Delta Marine  –  2002

John Sobrato  –  net worth USD 3.9 billion  –  USA

Real estate  –

John Albert Sobrato is the owner of the yacht Gran Finale. Sobrato is the founder of the Sobrato Organisation, which includes the Sobrato Development Companies, a residential and commercial real estate developer in Silicon Valley.

In 1960 John Sobrato founded Midtown Realty, selling residential properties. He soon started developing commercial real estate in Santa Clara County before it became known as Silicon Valley.

In the following decades, Sobrato develops large buildings for companies like Apple Computer, Motorola, and BEA systems. Sobrato now owns more than 86 commercial properties in Silicon Valley and over 400 acres of land.

The company owns office buildings comprising 8 million square feet and owns 30 apartment communities totaling 7,300 units along the West Coast.

John Sobrato´s yacht Gran Finale was awarded the 2003 Showboats International Award for Best Motor Yacht over 38 meters. In 2012 John Sobrato and his family member signed the Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge.

Hamilton II  – sailing yacht –   35.65m (116.9ft)   –  CNB – Construction Navale Bordeaux   –  2005

Charles Dunstone  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  UK

Carphone Warehouse  –

Charles Dunstone is the owner of the yacht Hamilton II. Dunstone is chairman and co-founder of mobile phone retailer The Carphone Warehouse and chairman of the TalkTalk Group.

The Carphone Warehouse (also known as The Phone House) is Europe’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, with over 1,700 stores across Europe. Charles Dunstone started Carphone Warehouse with GB 6,000 savings in 1989.

Combined with his stake in Best Buy Europe and personal assets, his USD 1 billion wealth takes him to the top of the digital and online retail millionaires in 2011’s Sunday Times Rich List.

Hamilton II was built in 2005 by CNB Bordeaux. Philippe Briand was her naval architect.

Hampshire II   – motor yacht –   78.5m (258ft)  –  Feadship  –  2012

Jim Ratcliffe  – net worth USD 1.1 billion  – UK

Chemicals  –

The yacht Hampshire II was built for Ineos founder  Jim Ratcliffe.

Hana  –  motor yacht –  42.6m (139.76ft)  –  CRN Spa   –  2008

Hani Jabsheh  –  > USD 100 million  –  Saudi Arabia

Al Bawaba  –

Hani Jabsheh is the owner of the yacht Hana. Jabsheh is co-founder and CEO of Al, Inc. – the largest internet content provider in the Arab world and the Middle East.

Since its inception, Al Bawaba has been at the forefront of wholesale media aggregation and syndication through its Al Bawaba and Syndigate brands in the region.

Al Bawaba operates several of the top websites in the Middle East and the Arab world. Hani Jabsheh named his yacht Hana after his mother.

Hanuman  – sailing yacht –   42.1m (138.12ft)  –  Royal Huisman Shipyard BV  –  2009

Jim Clark  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA


James H. Clark is the owner of the yacht Hanuman. Clark is an American entrepreneur and computer scientist. He founded several technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, and Healtheon.

With stakes in Apple as well as investments in Facebook and Twitter James Clark’s net worth is estimated at USD 1 billion. He also owns the yacht Athena.

Happy Days now named Victoria del Mar – motor yacht –   50m (164.04ft)  –  Delta Marine   –  2006

David C. Copley  –  net worth USD 1.2 billion  –  USA

Copley Press

Motor yacht Victoria del Mar was built as Happy Days for David C. Copley.

Harbour Island  –  54.9m (180.12ft)  –  Newcastle Marine  –  2011

Steve Hudson  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Real estate development  –

Superyacht Harbour Island was built for Steve Hudson.

Harle  –motor yacht –  44.6m (146.49ft)  –  Feadship   –  2007

Michael J. Saylor  –  net worth USD 300 million  –  USA

software: MicroStrategy  –

Michael Saylor is the owner of the yachts Harle and Usher

Harmony –  motor yacht  – 49.7m (163ft)  – Westport Yachts  –  2010

Otto ‘Buzz’ Divosta  –  net worth USD 200 million  –  USA

Burg & Divosta Home Development –

The yacht Harmony is built for US home developer Otto Divosta. Buzz Divosta is the founder of Burg & Divosta Home Development, active in the (partly prefabricated) construction of homes in Florida.

Divosta had built more than 40,000 homes in Florida, when he sold his company to the Pulte Group for USD 155 million (of which USD 109 million in cash).

Divosta is now president of Divosta Investments, based in Palm Beach. His motor yacht Harmony, built by Westport, was sold in 2014.

Helios 2  – motor yacht –   51.2m (167.98ft)  –  Palmer Johnson Yachts   –  2002

Dennis Mehiel – net worth USD 500 million – USA

US Corrugated –

Herculina (ex: Iroquois)  – motor yacht –  49.99m (164.01ft)  –  Feadship  –  1998 – Eric Heerema  –  net worth USD 150 million – the Netherlands.

Heerema Marine Contractors  –

Eric Heerema is the owner of the yacht Herculina. Eric Heerema was a shareholder –together with his four brothers –  in the Dutch marine contractor Heerema Group.

The group was founded in 1948 by their father Pieter Schelte Heerema. The company started as a small construction company constructing and providing service to oil platforms in Venezuela.

The development of a pre-stressed concrete pile was a technical innovation and lead to (financial) success. In the 1960s Heerema started to operate crane vessels and changed it focus to North Sea oil and gas fields.

Nowadays Heerema is a world-leading marine contractor, operating some of the world’s largest crane vessels. When Pieter Schelte Heerema died in 1981, his 5 sons inherited the company.

In 1991 his son Pieter Heerema bought out his four brothers for a total sum of NLG 1 billion (approx USD 500 million in that time). Eric Heerema invested his share in a UK-based wine estate named Nyetimber.

He also started collecting classic cars. In 2012 he sold a rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO – which was built for Sterling Moss – for a record sum of USD 35 million to US billionaire Graig McCaw.

He had purchased the car in 2000 for USD 8.5 million. This transaction made the Ferrari the ‘world’s most expensive car’. Eric Heerema bought his yacht Herculina in 2013 from US investor John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox.

Hermitage  – motor yacht –   68.5m (225ft)  –  Lurssen Yachts  –  2011

Anatoly Sedykh  –  net worth USD 1.1 billion  –  Russia

United Metallurgical Company –

Superyacht Hermitage is rumored to be owned by Russian billionaire Anatoly Sedykh

Hetairos  – motor yacht –   42.84m (140.55ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen   –  1993 – Otto Happel  –  net worth USD 2.8 billion  – Germany

GEA  –

Otto Happel is the owner of the sailing yacht Hetairos. Happel inherited a company from his father and turned into a large conglomerate.  

In 1999 Happel sold GEA to the MG Group (Metallgesellschaft) for USD 1 billion and 20% of the shares in the new group. In 2006 he sold the remainder of his shares for USD 600 million.

The group is now called GEA Group.  Otto Happel owns an island in Seychelles named Fregate Island.

High Energy – motor yacht – Sunseeker – 2014

Robert Braithwaite – net worth > USD 50 million – UK

Sunseeker –

Robert Braithwaite is the owner of the Sunseeker yacht High Energy. Braithwaite is the founder and Life President of the yacht builder Sunseeker. Sunseeker is the UK largest builder of yachts.

Based in Poole on the south coast of England, Sunseeker has some 2000 employees and is represented on every continent by a network of distributors. In August 2013, Wanda Group acquired 91.81% of shares in Sunseeker International (Holdings) Limited.

Wanda Group is owned by billionaire Wang Jianlin, who was named China’s richest person by Forbes Magazine in 2013. High Energy is  92ft / 28.15 meter Sunseeker 88 motor yacht. She is available for charter

Highland Breeze –  sailing yacht  –  Swan  –  2002

Ben Kolff  –  net worth USD 225 million  – The Netherlands

McGregor Fashion Group  –

Dutch millionaire Ben Kolff is the owner of the sailing yacht Highland Breeze. Ben Kolff is the co-founder of the Dutch fashion label Bad Boys, which became a success in Western Europe.

In 1992 the company was sold and in 1993 Kolff and his partner founded the Emergo Fashion Group. The group was re-branded the McGregor Fashion Group, when they acquired the rights for the McGregor brand in Europe. In 2000 the Gaastra brand was acquired, and nowadays the McGregor Fashion Group realizes annual sales of USD 350 million with 1,200 employees.

The Dutch magazine Quote estimates the net worth of Ben Kolff at EUR 165 million or approx. US$ 225 million. Ben Kolff’s yacht Highland Breeze was built by Swan in 2002 as Eratosthenes.

The yacht was acquired by Kolff in 2007. Highland Breeze actively participates in sailing regattas and is available for charter.

High Power III  – motor yacht –    70,0m (230ft)  –  Rossi Navi  –  2011

built for Mario Sbarro  –  net worth USD 200 million  –  USA

Sbarro pizza chain  –

Superyachtfan does not know who the current owner of superyacht High Power III is, but the yacht was built for Mario Sbarro.

Mario Sbarro was the owner – together with his brothers – of the famous New York-based Italian pizza chain Sbarro. The company was founded by the Sbarro family in 1959 at which time the family owned and operated several gourmet Italian delicatessens and provided catering for family and business events.

Under the “Sbarro” and “Sbarro The Italian Eatery” names, the Company developed one of the first quick-service concepts that extended beyond offering one primary specialty item (e.g., pizza or hamburgers) and also developed an exhibition kitchen where customers could watch the preparation of many of the Company’s fresh food products.

The Company’s menu includes pizza, pasta, and other hot and cold Italian entrees, salads, sandwiches, beverages, and desserts, including the Company’s “signature” cheesecake prepared in its original kitchen in Brooklyn, New York.

With the development of enclosed shopping centers in the 1970s, the Company opened its first mall restaurant. Since the Sbarro family opened their first Italian restaurant in Brooklyn, New York, Sbarro has grown into the world’s premier owner, operator, and franchisor of Italian quick-service restaurants and the largest mall-focused restaurant concept in the world — with over 5,000 employees and a global base of 1,045 restaurants in 42 countries.

Mario Sbarro was CEO from 1977 until 2006. In 1985 Sbarro went public, offering around 65% of the shares, the family held 35%. In 1999 the Sbarro family reacquired the shares.

In 2007 the Sbarro chain was sold to the private equity investor Mid Ocean for USD 450 million, at that moment Mario Sbarro held approximately 20% of the shares. The net worth of Mario Sbarro is estimated at USD 200 million.

Hokulani – motor yacht – 22m (74ft) – Sunseeker – 2002

Nikole Kidman – net worth USD 250 million – Australia

Nicole Kidman is (or at least was..) the owner of the yacht Hokulani. Kidman is an Australian actress and film producer.

Some of her famous film roles include performances in  Days of Thunder (1990), the romance Far and Away (1992),  Batman Forever (1995), and the erotic thriller Eyes Wide Shut (1999). Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994.

Nicole Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films. Nicole Kidman’s net worth is estimated at US$ 250 million. Her yacht Hokulani is a 2002 Sunseeker Manhattan 74. The yacht is currently for sale.  

She is probably not the owner of the Palmer Johnson Hokulani which is much larger. Do you know who owns the Palmer Johnson Hokulani? Please do send us a message.

Honey  – motor yacht –  34.1m (112ft) Westport Yachts  –  2009

Michael Bozzuto  – net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

Bozzuto’s  –

Michael A. Bozzuto is the owner of the Westport 112 yacht Honey. Michael Bozzuto is Chairman of Bozutto’s, a wholesale distributor of food and household products.

Bozutto’s was founded in 1945 by Michael’s father Adam Bozutto. Bozutto’s sells to retailers in New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The group realizes revenues of more than USD 1 billion with more than 10,000 employees.

The group also operates 8 supermarkets under the Adams Super Food brand. Michael Bozutto is Honorary Chairman of the Adam J Bozzuto Memorial Charity Classic , a fundraising event for charities.

The yacht Honey is hull number 7736 is Westport‘s successful 112 series, of which already more than 50 hulls have been built.

Hurricane Run  –  motor yacht –  53.5m (175.52ft)  – Feadship   –  2009

Michael Tabor  –  net worth USD 1.2 billion  –  UK

Betting, horses  –

Michael Tabor is the owner of the yacht Hurricane Run. Tabor was the owner of Arthur Prince, a successful chain of English betting shops. Tabor started with 2 shops. In 2003, when Tabor had 114 shops and 600 employees, he sold them for USD 50 million to Bass plc.

The group is now named Coral. He used his wealth to enter thoroughbred horse racing. Michael Tabor has owned several superyachts, all named after successful racehorses: Thunder Gulch, High Chaparral, and currently Hurricane Run.

Hye Seas II –  motor yacht –   35.46m (116.4ft)  –  Azimut Yachts   – 2007

Arthur Tay  net worth < USD 100 million  -  Singapore

Lifestyle products: SUTL group   –

Arthur Tay is the owner of the yacht Hye Seas. Tay is owner, Executive Chairman and CEO of SUTL Global Pte. Ltd., a family-owned lifestyle products and services enterprise, which has businesses across Asia and which owns the ONE15 Marina Club.

In 2009 Arthur Tay acquired a 23% stake in Achieva, an electronics firm. Achieva currently focuses on distributing computer peripherals and software such as hard disk drives to markets including Malaysia and Singapore. Arthur Tay purchased the Azimut yacht Hye Seas II in 2007.

Ice  – motor yacht –  90.1m (295.6ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2005

Suleiman Kerimov  –  net worth USD 7.1 billion  –  Russia

Fedprombank  –

Super yacht Ice is owned by Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov. Kerimov is one of the richest Russians and an active philanthropist.

Idol  – motor yacht –  58.9m (193.24ft)  –  Austal   –  2007

Thomas Leclercq

SuperYachtFan received the information that Thomas Leclercq is the owner of the yacht Idol.

Mr. Leclercq’s family are shareholders of the Decathlon Group, a major French sporting goods chain store.

Decathlon was founded by Michel Leclercq in 1976 and is currently one of the worlds largest sport equipment retail chains.

The net worth of Michel Leclercq is estimated at USD 2.6 billion. We were contacted by someone claiming to represent the Leclercq family, stating that the family does not own the yacht.

I Dynasty – motor yacht – 100.8m (331ft) –  Kusch Yachts – 2015

I Dynasty – motor yacht – 59m (194ft) – Benetti – 2008

Alijan Ibragimov – net worth USD 2 billion – Kazakhstan

Eurasian Resources Group –

Alijan Ibragimov is the owner of the yacht I Dynasty

Ilona  – motor yacht –  73.7m (241.77ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  2004

Frank P. Lowy  –  net worth USD 5.3 billion  –  Australia

Shopping centers  –

Frank Lowy is the owner of the yacht Ilona.

Il Sole  –  motor yacht  –  44.7m (147ft)  –  Benetti  –  1994

Michael Hirtenstein  –  net worth USD 300 million  –  USA

Westcom  –

Michael Hirtenstein is the owner of the yacht Il Sole. Hirstenstein is the founder of Westcom, a telecommunications company that provides network services to the financial industry.

Hirtenstein sold Westcom in 2005 to One Equity Partners for USD 270 million. With the proceeds, he started investing in New York real estate. Here you find an article about some of his properties.

In 2010 he acquired the yacht Candyscape from Christian Candy, founder of Candy and Candy. The yacht had been on the market for a few years with an asking price of USD 17 million, as Christian Candy was awaiting delivery of his new yacht. Hirstenstein bought the yacht in an ‘as is’ deal for EUR 4,5 million (USD 6 million).

However immediately after delivery,one of the engines suffered a major failure. This was the start of some legal procedures, read the full text here. In the end he kept the yacht, renamed Il Sole, and sent her for a  full refit to Rybovich in Florida. The yacht Il Sole is now available for charter.

Impulsive(Too)  – motor yacht –  38.4m (125.98ft)  –  Norship  –  1995

Hank Freid  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

New York real estate, Impulsive group  –

Hank Freid is the owner of the yachts Impulsive and Impulsive Too. Freid founded the Impulsive Group in 1996.

The Impulsive group is active in New York real estate development and owns several luxury Manhattan hotels. The company of Hank Freid owns the yacht Impulsive and has her available for charter.

The Impulsive group currently owns four hotels including the Marrakech Hotel  and the Sanctuary Hotel and a residential building. Freid is an active philanthropist.

Inception  – motor yacht –  50m (164.04ft)  –  Heesen Yachts   –  2008

Built as Man of Steel for Barry Zekelman  –  net worth USD 0.9 billion  –  USA

Atlas Tube /  JMC  –

Barry Zekelman and his brothers inherited the company Atlas Tube when his father died in 1986. Atlas Tube grew to be the largest structural steel tubing producer in North America.

In 20 years’ time the turnover grew from USD 2 million to USD 1.2 billion. In 2006 Zekelman and his brothers sold a majority stake in Atlas Tube to the Carlyle group for USD 1,5 billion.

After this transaction Atlas Tube merged with JMC Steel Group. In 2011 Barry Zekelman and his brothers acquired all shares in JMC steel group. Currently, he is executive chairman of the group.

Before owning the 50 meter Heesen yacht Man of Steel, which he sold in 2010, Zekelman owned a smaller 37 meter yacht with the same name. The 37-meter yacht was sold to peanut tycoon Dikran Izmirlian and is now named Totally Nuts.

Indian Empress  – motor yacht –  95m (311.68ft)  –  Oceanco  – 2000

Vijay Mallya  –  net worth USD 700 million  –  India

United Breweries Group / Kingfisher  –

Vijay Mallya is the owner of the luxury yacht Indian Empress.

Indigo Star – motor yacht – 38m (125 ft)  –  Siar & Moschini  –  1995

Robert Geiss  –  net worth US$ 50 million

Uncle Sam  –

Robert and Carmen Geiss are the owners of the yacht Indigo Star. Robert Geiss is the founder of Robert Geissini.

Indio  – motor yacht –  30.5m (100.07ft)  –   Wally Yachts  –  2009

Andrea Recordati  –  net worth > USD 50 million  – Italy

Pharmaceuticals  –

Andrea Recordati –together with his family- is the largest shareholder of the Recordati Spa. Andrea Recordati is General Manager of Pharmaceuticals International.

Recordati is a large pharmaceutical group listed on the Milan stock exchange. With a staff of 3.200, it operates in the main European countries. In 2011 Recordati spa had a turnover of EUR 760 million and a net profit of EUR 116 million.

Andrea Recordati’s Wally sail yacht Indio was the winner of the 2012 Loro Piana Caribbean Superyacht Regatta. Indio is Recordati’s nickname.

Infinity – motor yacht – 88.5m (290 ft) – Oceanco – 2015

Eric Smidt

Eric Smidt is the owner of the yacht Infinity

Ingot  – motor yacht –  46.56m (152.76ft)  – Burger Boat Company  –  2008

Howard Meyers  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Quexco  –

Howard M. Meyers is the owner of superyacht Ingot. Mr. Meyers us smelting and refining facilities, three anode and flat roll producing facilities, and several plastic-related and mining companies.

The company has facilities in Europe, North American and South Africa. Quexco is the largest lead producer in the world. Group companies include RSR Corporation and Eco-Bat Technologies.  

Howard Meyers is also the owner of the Burger Boat Company, who built his yacht Ingot Mr Meyers is an active philanthropist, publicly donating more than $ 40 million to good causes. The net worth of Howard M. Meyers is estimated at more than $ 200 million.

Inoui  – motor yacht –  33.4m (110ft)  – Vitters  – 2013

Marco Vögele  –  net worth USD 450 million – Switzerland

Vogele Mode –

Marco Vögele is the owner of the sailing yacht Inoui. The Swiss Vögele family are the founders of the European textile retail company Vögele Mode. In 1995 founder Charles Vögele retired from the company, his sons Marco Vogele and Carlo Vogele taking over management.

In 1997 the Vögele family sold the majority of its shares to Schroder Ventures for reportedly more than USD 900 million. Before owning the yacht Inoui, Vogele owned the Huisman-built Gliss and the Jongert built sailing yacht Vivid.

Intuition II – motor yacht – 59m (194ft) – Amels Holland – 1974

Patrick E Malloy – net worth > USD 100 million – USA

Goodrich Petroleum –

Patrick E Malloy is the owner of the yacht Intuition II.

Invader  – motor yacht –  49.9m (163.7ft)  –  Codecasa S.p.A. –  1999

James Gabbert  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Radio Broadcasting  –

James Gabbert is the owner of the Codecasa superyacht Invader. James Gabbert is a US radio and television entrepreneur, known for owning KOFY-TV and KSOL Radio. Gabbert began his career in radio by buying airtime on local radio, selling advertising and broadcasting in English.

Later Gabbert purchased several broadcasting stations including K101 which was the first radio station to integrate its call letters with it’s dial position. This technique made K101 San Francisco’s most successful radio station.

Later Gabbert acquired KEMO-TV, which was renamed KOFY-TV. In 1994 Gabbert became the affiliate for the San Fransisco Warner Brothers television network, he renamed his station WB20- KOFY. In 1997 Gabbert sold KOFY-AM 1050 to KNBR ‘The Sports Leader’.

KNBR converted it into a sports talk station. In 1998 Gabbert sold WB20 to Granite Broadcasting for USD 170 million. James Gabbert has an estimated net worth of more than USD 200 million.

Invictus  – motor yacht –  65.5. (214.9ft)  –  Delta Marine   –  2013

Rick Caruso  –  net worth USD 1.8 billion  –  USA

Caruso Affiliated  –

Rick Caruso is the owner of the yacht Invictus.

Ipharra  – motor yacht –  31.1m (102.03ft)  –  Sunreef Yachts   –  2010

Philippe and Anne Gudin  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Switzerland

Institut Le Rosey  –

Philippe and Anne Gudin are the owners of the sailing yacht Ipharra. Philippe and Anne Gudin are the fourth generation owners of the Swiss private boarding school Le Rosey.

Le Rosey is considered to be on of the most expensive boarding schools in the world, with a yearly tuition of more than USD 100.000. The school was founded in 1880 by Paul Carnal. Students enjoy a bilingual (French and English) and bicultural education in an exclusive summer campus on Lake Geneva and a winter campus in Gstaad.

The school educates some of the best-known families in Europe, including the Rothschilds and the Radziwills. In addition, the school’s alumni include many monarchs, such as Prince Rainier III of Monaco, King Albert II of Belgium, and Aga Khan IV.

Famous parents of students have included Elizabeth Taylor, Aristotle Onassis, David Niven, Diana Ross, and John Lennon. Sail yacht Ipharra is a catamaran built by Polish yacht builder Sunreef Yachts.

Iroquois (sold now named Herculina)  – motor yacht –  49.99m (164.01ft)  –  Feadship  –  1998

John William Henry II  net worth USD 1,5 billion  –  USA

Asset Management: John W Henry & Company  –

Billionaire John Henry was the owner of the yacht Iroquois, until 2013 when he sold her to Dutch millionaire Eric Heerema. John William Henry II is the founder of John W. Henry & Company (JWH).

He is owner of Liverpool F.C  and the Boston Red Sox. John W. Henry & Company, Inc is a futures and foreign exchange trading advisor. Henry began speculating in commodities in 1981, when he developed a highly effective trading formula.

Henry’s yacht Iroquois was named after a client who left Henry for a rival advisor after he lost 10 percent of this clients’ money in 1985. This fund and the rival advisor went bankrupt. The net worth of John Henry is estimated at USD 1.5 billion.

In 2011 John had an accident on his yacht, slipping down the stairs and injuring his neck. In 2013 the yacht was sold to Dutch investor Eric Heerema, she is now named Herculina.

Is a Rose  – motor yacht –  49.8m (163ft)  Perini Navi  –  2003

Isabella Seragnoli  –   net worth > USD 300 million  –  Italy

Coesia Groep  –

Isabella Serganoli is the owner of two sailing yachts: the Perini Navi Is a Rose and the Walli sailing yacht Esense. Isabelle Serganoli is the President and shareholder of the Coesia Group.

Read more about Isabella Seragnoli at her yacht Esense. The Perini Navi yacht Is a Rose is a twin screw ketch, she is the fourth yacht in Perini’s 50-meter series. She can accommodate 8 guests in 4 staterooms, including a large owners suite. She has a crew of eight.

Is a Rose can reach a top speed of 15.8 knots and has a range under power of 3.400 nm.

Issham Al Baher  – motor yacht –  115.7m (379.8ft)   –  Hellenic  –  1973

Niarchos family (sold her later to Latsis, gift to Saudi Arabia)  net worth USD 2.0 billion  –  Greece

Niarchos Ltd, art collection  –

Stavros Niarchos was a Greek shipping tycoon. In the fifties Niarchos founded Niarchos Ltd. The company was the first to build supertankers for the transport of large quantities of oil.

At a certain point Niarchos owned more than 80 tankers. Niarchos became a billionaire after the Suez Canal crisis increased demand for the large tonnage ships that Niarchos owned. Following Stavros Niarchos death in 1996, his family established the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation is a philanthropic organization, making grants in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and medicine, and social welfare. Issham al Baher was the first yacht in a series of three that Niarchos ordered. Superyacht Issham al Baher was sold to Latsis, who gave her to the royal family of Saudi Arabia.

Atlantis II was the second, which Niarchos kept as a private yacht. There was a third hull, but she was never finished as Niarchos died.

Istranka  –  motor yacht  –  45.6m (150ft) –  3MAJ – 1959

Nerio Allesandri  –  net worth > USD 300 million  –  Italy

Technogym –

Nerio Allesandri is the owner of the yacht Istranka. Allesandri is the founder of Technogym, the world’s leading manufacturer of gym equipment. Technogym was founded in 1983.

Nowadays Technogym has more than 2,000 employees and realizes a turnover of more than USD 400 million a year Technogym has been the official supplier of many Summer Olympic Games.Allesandri also owns a large stake in Starpool and he is a director at the French Italian fashion brand Moncler.

Allesandri’s yacht Istranka was the presidential yacht of Marshal Tito, the 1st President of Yugoslavia. Istranka is available for charter.

Jaguar  – motor yacht –  56.08m (183.99ft)  –  Benetti SpA  –  2005

Past owner: Steve Wynn  –  net worth USD 2.8 billion  –  USA

Wynn Resorts  –

Super yacht Jaguar has been owned by Steve Wynn, who named the yacht Allegro. Steve Wynn is a US casino entrepreneur.  Wynn is Chairman of the Board at Wynn Resorts, Wynn Resorts has developed the Wynn Las Vegas resort and casino and Wynn Macau a casino resort in Macau.

Steve Wynn inherited his father’s string of bingo parlors in the eastern United States. In the early seventies, he also owned a wine and liquor importing company. He used the profits to invest in a small stake for the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and later also acquired the Golden Nugget Las Vegas. Wynn renovated and turned the Golden Nugget from a gambling hall into a resort hotel and casino.

He was very successful and even attracted a new kind of premium clientele to Las Vegas. Wynn Resorts is now a publicly traded corporation realizing sales of USD 1.5 billion with 8,800 employees. Forbes estimates the net worth of Steve Wynn at USD 2.8 billion. Steve Wynn sold his super yacht Allegro in 2009.

Jasmin  – motor yacht –  36.8m (120.87ft)  – RMK Marine  –  2003

Mehmet Sepil –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  Turkey

Genel Energy  –

Mehmet Sepil is the owner of the yacht Jasmin, which he bought from Murat Vargi. Sepil is the founder of Genel Energy. Genel Energy is an oil company with exploration and production operations in Iraqi Kurdistan.

After a USD 2.4 billion take-over of Genel by investment company Vallares, Sepil is now President of Genel. Murat Vargi is the owner of MV Holdings. MV Holding is the founding shareholder of the Turkish mobile phone company Turkcell, and is shareholder of KVK, the widest mobile phone sale network in Turkey.

Turkcell is the largest mobile phone operator of Turkey and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company had 34 million subscribers in 2011. Murat Vargi is also co-founder of the Turkish search engine Hakia. Murat has his superyacht Jasmin available for charter.

Jazz Jr.  – motor yacht – 32.8m (107.61ft)  –   Urkmezler Yat Sanayi Turizm ve Ticaret  –  2009

Mehmet Karabeyoglu – net worth > USD 50 million  –  Turkey

Mehmet Karabeyoglu is one of the owners of the Proteksan Turquoise yard in Turkey. Proteksan Turquoise builds all aluminum or aluminum/steel yachts and has a reputation that attracts high-profile owners, including the Russian government.  

The Russian government purchased the Proteksan built Leo Fun and renamed her Sirius. She is to host the 2014 Winter Olympics. Karabeyoglu had his wooden sail yacht Jazz Jr built at his own yard.

JeMaSa  – motor yacht –  49.99m (164.01ft)  –  Hakvoort Shipyard  –  2006

Richard Kayne  –  net worth > USD 150 million  –  USA

Kayne Capital Advisors  –

Superyacht JeMaSa (now named Hadia) was owned by US investor Richard Kayne, chairman of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. He still owns the yacht Suri.

Joy Me – motor yacht – 49.9 m (164ft) – Philip Zepter Yachts – 2011

Philip Zepter – net worth USD 5 billion – Monaco

Zepter Group –

Philip Zepter is the owner of the yacht Joy Me. Zepter is the founder of the Zepter Group, which produces, sells and distributes exclusive, high-quality consumer goods around the world, principally through its own sales network as well as through high-end stores.

Zepter International owns 8 factories in Switzerland, Germany, and Italy. His net worth is estimated at USD 5 billion, although he is not listed on Forbes Rich List. The yacht Joy Me was built at a ship yard owned by Philip Zepter.

Just J’s – motor yacht – 61m (200ft) – Hakvoort 2015

Just J’s – motor yacht  –  45.9m (150ft)  – Delta Marine – 2011

Jay Schottenstein  –  net worth USD 2.7 billion  –  USA

SB Capital Group  –

Jay Schottenstein is the owner of the yacht Just J’s.

Kaiser  –  motor yacht  –  60m (197ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen  –  2011

Oleksandr Yaroslavsky  –  net worth USD 400 million  –  Ukraine

UkrSibbank –

Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is the owner of the motor yacht Kaiser. Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is co-founder of the UkrSibbank, the third largest bank in Ukraine. In 2005 Yaroslavsky sold 51% of the UkrSibbank to the BNP Paribas bank for EUR 161 million (USD 220 million), and in 2009 and 2010 he sold the remaining shares for another EUR 130 million (USD 175 million).

It is believed that he received. Yaroslavsky invested the profits in the Development Construction Holding (DCH) Group. DCH invests in real estate and other sectors. Its investments include XXI Century (real estate development), the Kharkiv Palace Hotel ,  the Kharkiv International Airport, and the Ukrainian rugby club RC Olimp.

Yaroslavsky’s yacht Kaiser was built at the German yard Abeking and Rasmussen. She features a Bannenberg and Rowell interior. (Photo of Kaiser by Krongy / Flickr)

Kauris III – motor yacht –  32.8m (107.7ft)  –  Wally Yachts  –  2002

Marco Tronchetti Provera  –  net worth > USD 800 million  –  Italy

Pirelli  –

Marco Tronchetti Provera is the owner of the Wally sailing yacht Kauris III. Marco Tronchetti Provera is the CEO and Chairman of the Pirelli Group.

Pirelli is one of the world’s largest tire makers with 20 factories around the world. In 2013 Pirelli realized sales of EUR 6.1 billion (US$ 8.2 billion) and a net profit of EUR 306 million (US$ 416 million).

The group has 38,000 employees and is active in 160 countries around the world. The Pirelli Group is worldwide famous for its annual Pirelli Calendar, which is distributed only to a selected group of important customers and celebs.  

Marco Tronchetti Provera owns approx. 10 percent of the shares in Pirelli, as he holds 39% of the shares in Gruppo Camfin, which in its turn holds 26% of the shares in Pirelli Group. Mr. Tronchetti Provera’s 48 million shares are worth around EUR 600 million or USD 800 million (May 2014).

His yacht Kauris III was built by Wally Yachts in 2002. Sailing yacht Kauris III has participated in several regattas, including the Pirelli Regatta.

Katara  – motor yacht –  124.4m (408.1ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   –  2010

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani  –  net worth USD 2.5 billion  –  Qatar

Emir of Qatar  –

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was the Emir of the State of Qatar. His son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, is the Emir of Qatar since June 2013. The Sheikh’s yacht Katara is one of the largest yachts in the world.

Kelly Sea  – motor yacht –  34m (111.55ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2005

Robert E Schmidt  –  net worth < USD 100 million  -  USA

real estate  –

Robert E. Schmidt is the founder of Boulder Venture. Boulder Venture was originally a custom home building company but entered commercial development in the seventies.

Since 1992 the company developed over USD 700 million in real estate. Robert Schmidt’s Westport yacht Kelly Sea is named after his wife Kelly Schmidt.

Keri Lee III  – motor yacht –  53.9m (176.84ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC  –  2001

Trevor Lee  –  net worth > USD 600 million  –  Australia

Australian Country Choice  –

Keri Lee was built as Katharine for Lee Reuben Anderson. Lee Anderson is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the owner and chairman of the Minnesota-based APi Group Inc., a holding company for numerous construction and fire-protection firms.

In 1964, Anderson took over Asbestos Products, Inc., an insulation contractor that was a division of his father’s business, a successful plumbing contractor. After he purchased an industrial fire sprinkler company in 1969, Lee Reuben Anderson continued to acquire other firms, primarily in the construction and fire-protection fields.

The growing conglomerate was renamed APi Group Inc. in 1997. APi Group owns more than 33 independently managed businesses, reaching about 9,000 employees.  Anderson sold his yacht Katharine to Travor and Keri Lee.  Trevor Lee owns Australian Country Choice.

ACC is one of the largest beef processing companies in the world, with an annual turnover of more than $ 1 billion. The company owns 433,000 hectares of land and processes 150,000 pieces of cattle each year.

Kibo  – motor yacht –  81.8m (266ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen  –  2014

Alexander Mamut  –  net worth USD 2.3 billion –  Russia

SUP Media –

Motor yacht Kibo is owned by Russian billionaire Alexander Mamut.

Kimberly II  – motor yacht –  42.65m (139.93ft)  –  Mondo Marine SpA   –  2006

Spiros Metaxas  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Greece

Metaxa   –

Luxury yacht Kimberly II was built for Spiros Metaxas. Spiros Metaxas inherited the famous Greek Metaxa liquor brand. Metaxa is a blend of brandy, spices, and wine, exported to over 60 countries.

Metaxa is the only Greek industry that survived both World Wars. Metaxa has won several gold medals in international spirit competitions, showcased in many of its bottles. In 1989 Metaxa was acquired by the British drinks group Grand Metropolitan (now called Diageo) and was later sold to the Remy Cointreau group.

Kingdom 5KR  – motor yacht –  86m (282.15ft)  –   Benetti SpA  –  1980

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulazziz Al Saud  –  net worth USD  20 billion  –  Saudi Arabia

Kingdom Holding Company  –

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal  is the owner of the luxury yacht Kingdom 5KR, he is the richest person in Saudi Arabia

Kismet  motor yacht –  68m (223.1ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2007

Shahid Khan  –  net worth USD 3.8 billion  –  USA

Flex-n-gate (car parts)

Shahid Khan is the owner of the yacht Kismet.  More information here.

Kisses  – motor yacht –  53.34m (175ft)  –  Feadship  – 2000

Norman Braman  –  net worth USD 1.6 billion  – USA

Car dealership  –

Norman Braman is the owner of the yacht Kisses. Braman founded Braman Enterprises. The company owns 23 car dealerships in Florida and Colorado, selling brands as Audi, Bentley, BMW, Cadillac, Mercedes, Porsche and Rolls-Royce.

Braman Motorcars includes  Braman Rolls-Royce and Braman Bentley Palm Beach. In 1957 Norman Braman founded Keystone Stores, a chain of self-service department stores. 10 years later he sold it for USD 1 million and moved to Florida. He purchased a Cadillac dealership in 1972 which grew into Braman Enterprises.

His art collection includes works of Picasso and Andy Warhol and is worth more than USD 100 million.

Kiss the Sky  – motor yacht –  52m (170.6ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.  –  2001

Sidney Kimmel  –  net worth USD 1.3 billion  –  USA

Jones Apparel /  Sidney Kimmel Entertainment  –  /

There are some unconfirmed rumors that Mr. Sidney Kimmel is the owner of the yacht Kiss the Sky. Mr. Kimmel is the founder of the Jones Apparel Group and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.

The Jones Group Inc. is a leading global designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands in apparel, footwear, jeans wear, jewelry and handbags.The Company’s internationally recognized brands and licensing agreements include: Nine West, Jones New York, Anne Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt, Jessica Simpson, Givenchy, and many other brands.

The group operates around 800 retail stores and another 400 outlet stores. In 2012 the group realized USD 3.8 billion in sales. Over the last years Mr. Kimmel sold al his shares in the Jones Group, including 1 million shares early 2014.

Mr. Kimmel founded Sidney Kimmel Entertainment in 2004, the production company released several successful movies including Death at a Funeral and MoneyBall (with Brad Pitt). Sidney Kimmel is an active philanthropist, he is the namesake behind the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, The Kimmel Cancer Research Center, and The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

He is known to be one of the biggest names in cancer cure support, donating several hundred million dollars.  Mr. Kimmel has an estimated net worth of USD 1.3 billion.

Kogo  –  71.7m (235.27ft)  –  Alstom (Aker Yards)  –  2006

Mansour Ojjeh  –  net worth USD 2.6 billion –  Saudi Arabia

TAG Group (Holdings) SA  –

Mansour Ojjeh is the owner of the yacht Kogo.  

Kohala – motor yacht – 63 meter (207ft) – ISA Yachts

Al Juffali family – net worth USD 6.3 billion – Saudi Arabia

Al Juffali Group –

The Al Juffali family of Saudi Arabia are the owners of the yacht Kolaha

Koi – motor yacht – 35m (115ft) –  McMullen & Wing

Max Rutherston – net worth > USD 25 million – UK

Rutherston Japanese Art –

Japanese art dealer Max Rutherston is the owner of the expedition yacht Koi. Rutherstone is a London-based art dealer specializing in netsuke. Netsuke are miniature sculptures that were invented in 17th-century Japan to serve a practical function.

Netsuke evolved over time from being strictly utilitarian into objects of great artistic merit and an expression of extraordinary craftsmanship. Rutherson was Chairman of Asian Arts London.

His yacht Koi was built by McMullen & Wing in 2001 and is available for charter.

Kokomo III  – sailing yacht –  58.4m (191.6ft)  –  Alloy Yachts  –  2010

Lang Walker  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  Australia

Walker Corporation  –

Lang Walker is an Australian businessman and owner of Walker Corporation. Walker Corporation is Australia’s largest privately owned developer of residential, commercial and industrial real estate.

The group was founded by Lang Walker and his father in the 1960s. The company grew to a turnover of over USD 2 billion, employing a staff of 375. In 1999, Lang Walker sold his shares in Walker Corporation Limited to Australand Holdings Limited but reserved the rights to re-use the Walker Corporation name after January 2003.

He kept running his private development company McRoss Developments Pty Ltd and renamed her Walker Corporation in 2003. Lang Walker has owned several sailing yachts all named Kokomo. Lang Walker also owns a 38-meter motor yacht named Kokomo II.

Komokwa – motor yacht – 41m (135ft) – Horizon Yachts – 2009

Brian O’Sullivan – net worth > USD 50 million – USA

Mexico Power Group –

Brian O’Sullivan is the owner of the yacht Komokwa. Brian O’Sullivan is an entrepreneur, active in wind energy. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Wind Energy Association and is the founder of the  California Wind Energy Association.

O’Sullivan is now President of the Mexico Power Group, but was previously the owner of Coram Energy and English Bay Energy Limited. Coram Energy Corporation manages and produces wind energy.

It is involved in the development of projects from India to California. The company is based in Mojave, California. Mexico Power Group is active in developing, building, operating and maintaining wind and solar-powered projects in Mexico.

Mexico Power Group is currently developing projects in nine Mexican states, spanning practically every significant wind area that has been identified in Mexico. The yacht Komokwa was built by Horizon Yachts in their Premiere Shipyard in Taiwan.

Lady A – motor yacht – 55m (181 ft) – Sterling Yachts – 1986

Lord Alan Sugar – net worth US$ 1.5 billion – UK

AMSprop –

Lord Alan Sugar is the owner of the yacht Lady A. She was built as Southern Cross for Australian entrepreneur Alan Bond.

Lady Anastasia  – motor yacht –  47.55m (156ft)  –  Sensation Yachts   –  2001

Built as Aria for Bob Milhous  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Publishing: TC Advertising  –

Bob Milhous is the co-founder of the Treasure Chest Advertising Company. The Treasure Chest Advertising company was founded in 1967 by Bob and his brother Paul Milhouse.

They bought a used printing press to publish advertising circulars. Within five years the company was operating six U.S. plants that were printing advertising circulars.  Sales grew rapidly to USD 100 million in 1980 and more than USD 500 million in 1993, running 15 plants.

In that year Bob and Paul Milhouse sold their company to Big Flower Press Holdings for about USD 235 million.  The company, now called Vertis Communications, is currently the leading supplier in the United States of advertising inserts, newspaper supplements, and other advertising products. It realizes sales of more than USD 1 billion with 5,000 employees.

Bob Milhous has sold his yacht Aria, she is now named Lady Anastasia. In early 2012 Bob and Paul Milhous sold their art collection for around USD 40 million.

Lady Ann Magee  – motor yacht –  49.9m (163.71ft)  –  Codecasa S.p.A.   –   2001

Michael Smurfit  –  net worth USD 400 million  –  UK

Smurfit Kappa  –

Michael Smurfit is the owner ot the luxury yacht Lady Ann Magee.

Lady B  – motor yacht –  44.7m (146.6ft)  –  Vitters Shipyard  –  2010

Gerald Hines  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA

Real estate  –

Gerald Hines is the founder of Hines, an international real estate firm. Hines started in real estate in 1957 with warehouses and small office buildings. He started large scale development in 1967 when he build a downtown Houston headquarters for Shell Oil Company.

Hines is now one of the largest real estate developers in the world, active in the US, the UK and 16 other countries. The Hines portfolio of projects underway, completed, acquired and managed for third parties consists of more than 1,190 properties including skyscrapers, corporate headquarters, mixed-use centers, industrial parks, medical facilities, and master-planned resort and residential communities.

Currently, the firm controls assets valued at approximately USD 23 billion. Gerald Hines’ yacht Lady B was named after his wife Barbara Hines.

Lady Beatrice  – motor yacht –  60m (196.85ft)  –   Feadship  – 1993

David and Frederick Barclay  –  net worth USD 3.2 billion  –  UK

The Telegraph Group  –

Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay, known as the Barclay Brothers, are the owners of the yacht Lady Beatrice.

Lady Britt  – motor yacht –  63m (206.69ft)  –  Feadship   –  2010

Sten Warborn  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Sweden

Jewellery: Iduna Group of Sweden  –

Sten Warborn is owner the owner of the yacht Lady Britt.

Lady Christine – motor yacht  –  68m (223.1ft)  –  Feadship   –  2010

Lord Irvine Laidlaw  –  net worth USD 800 million  –  UK

IIR conferences, sold to Informa  –

Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw is a Scottish member of the House of Lords. Laidlaw bought a small US publishing company in 1973, producing newsletters.

In the late 80’s Irvine Laidlaw entered the seminar and training business. Laidlaw’s company turned into the Institute for International Research, the world’s largest conference organizer.

Laidlaw sold the company in 2005 for approx. GBP 750 million to Informa.

Lady Gayle Marie  – motor yacht –  42.7m (140ft)  –   Burger Boat Company  –  2010

Tom Benson  –  net worth USD 1.2 billion  –  USA

Tom Benson Car dealership

Tom Benson is the owner of the yacht Lady Gayle Marie. Tom Benson is a successful car dealership entrepreneur. Benson owns several dealership around San Antonio and New Orleans.

Dealerships include Tom Benson ChevroletBest ChevroletBenson Honda and Mercedes Benz of San Antonio. Benson invested the profits of his car dealership in local banks, forming Benson Financial Corporation. In 1996 Benson sold Benson Financial to Norwest Banks for USD 77 million.

Norwest Bank later merged with Wells Fargo. Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Hornets and the New Orleans Saints. Tom Benson also owns real estate: he is the owner of the Benson Tower. Forbes estimates Benson’s net worth at USD 1.2 billion.

Lady Gulya  – motor yacht –  58m (190.29ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  2006

Andrei Skoch  –  net worth USD 8 billion  –  Russia

Metallo Invest  –

Super yacht Lady Gulya is owned by Andrei Skoch. The yacht was named Gu, but renamed to Lady Gulya when Skoch’s new yacht Madame Gu was delivered. The yacht is now sold and renamed Astrid Conroy.

Lady Joy  – motor yacht –  47.85m (157ft)  –  Christensen Shipyard  –  2007

Denise Rich  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA / Austria

Denise Rich is the owner of the yacht Lady Joy. Denis Rich was born as Denise Eisenberg, daughter of a wealthy shoe manufacturer. Her father Emile Eisenberg founded the Desco Shoe Corporation after he fled Europe at the start of WW2.

Desco Shoe Corporation became one of the US largest shoe manufacturers with six factories in the US and 1,500 employees. Desco was sold in 1988, and Denise inherited a fortune when her father died in 2003.

Denise married commodities trader Marc Rich in 1966. Marc Rich founded the commodities trading company Marc Rich & Co, which later became Glencore Xstrata Plc. In 2010 Forbes estimated the net worth of Marc Rich at USD 1 billion.

When she and Marc Rich divorced in 1996, Denise Rich received a reported USD 500 million divorce settlement, although some sources say the amount was nearing USD 900 million.

Denise had a successful music career as a singer and songwriter, she was nominated for three Grammy Awards. Denise Rich has an estimated net worth of USD 1 billion. The yacht Lady Joy is available for charter.

Lady K II – motor yacht  –  57.5m (189ft)  –  Austin & Pickersgill  –  1961

Achilleas Kallakis – net worth > USD 50 million  –  London

Pacific Group of Companies

Achilleas Kallakis is the owner of the yacht Lady K II. Kallakis is a real estate developer mainly active in the UK. Achilleas Kallakis was sentenced to seven years in prison after being found guilty of one of UK commercial property’s largest frauds in recent times.

He and a business partner were found guilty of obtaining £740m in fraudulent loans from Allied Irish Bank between 2003 and 2007. They had forged overriding leases that they had said had been signed by Hong Kong property giant Sun Hung Kai properties.

They were also found guilty of fraudulently obtaining £26m from HBOS to convert a ferry into a super-yacht. During the trial the jury were told that Kallakis used the proceeds of his fraud to fund the lifestyle of the super-rich in which he maintained a fleet of chauffeur driven Bentleys, a private plane, a private helicopter, a luxury yacht moored in Monaco harbour and a collection of high value art works.

Kallakis was also involved in legal proceedings around his yacht Lady K II.

Lady Kathryn V  – motor yacht –  62.00m (203.41ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   –  2011

Leo & Kathryn Vecellio  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Road and Bridge construction  –

Leo and Kathryn Vecellio are the owners of the motor yacht Lady Kathryn V, read more here.

Lady Lau  – motor yacht –  65m (213.25ft)   –  Codecasa S.p.A.   –  2010

Joseph Lau  –  net worth USD 6.3 billion  –  Hong Kong

real estate: Chinese Estates Holding  –

Joseph Lau Luen Hung is a real estate investor. Lau owns a 61% stake in Chinese Estates Holdings.

Chinese Estates Holdings, based in Hong Kong is a major property developer and brokerage company. Joseph Lau is one of the richest men in Hong Kong and was one of the first purchasers of a private Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet.

Lady Lara – motor yacht – 92 m (299ft) – Lurssen Yachts – 2015

Lady Lara  – motor yacht  – 59.3m (194.5ft) – Benetti Yachts  –  2009

Alexander Machkevitch  –  US$ 2 billion  –  Kazakhstan

Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation –

Alexander Machkevitch is the owner of the yachts Lady Lara. His new Lady Lara was delivered in 2015, while his older Benetti Lady Lara was put for sale.

Lady Linda – motor yacht  –  56.7m (186ft)  –  Trinity Yachts  –  2012

Doug  von Allmen  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Von Allmen Capital, Group One  –

Doug von Allmen is the owner of the yacht Lady Linda. Von Allmen is a US venture capitalist. He started his company Von Allmen Capital Partners in 1997.  

His most successful transaction was the purchase of State Beauty Supply, which he transformed in Beauty Alliance, and sold for USD 400 million to L’Oreal. He also sold the 350-store sunglass chain Sunsations to Sunglass Hut for USD 125 million.

Von Allmen Capital Partners offer a Porsche Cayman for anyone who brings them a USD 10 million deal. Not all investments by Mr von Allmen are successful though, as he lost an approximate USD 100 million in the Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme.

In an interview he said that it was a large sum, but it wouldn’t change his lifestyle. In 2006 Doug von Allmen had two superyachts delivered: the 60 meters (197-foot) Lürssen Linda Lou and the 48 meter (157-foot) Trinity Lady Linda.

Both yachts were sold in the aftermath of the ponzi scheme, but a new Lady Linda built by Trinity was delivered in 2012.

Lady Lola  – motor yacht –  62.6m (205.38ft)  –  Oceanco   –  2002

Duane Hagadone  –  net worth USD 800 million  –  USA

Publishing (Hagadone Corporation)  –

Duane Hagadone is the owner of the yacht Lady Lola, and chairman of the Hagadone Corporation.

Lady M  – motor yacht – 65m (213 ft) – Palmer Johnson Yachts – 2013

Alexei Mordashov – net worth US$ 113 billion – Russia

Russian billionaire Alexei Mordashov is the owner of the yacht Lady M.

Lady M  – motor yacht –  44.2m (145.01ft)  – Intermarine Savannah –  2002

John D Moran  – net worth > $ 50 million – USA

Moran Industries –

John D Moran is the owner of the Intermarine Savannah yacht Lady M. Moran is the owner of Moran Industries, a logistics provider based in Watsontown, Pa.

Moran Industries was founded in 1975 as a warehouse operation, but turned in to Pennsylvania’s largest logistics provider, operating in 48 states. Moran Logistics owns 18 warehouses and has 350 employees. Moran’s yacht Lady M is available for charter.

Lady M II  –  50.0m (164.04ft)  –   Hakvoort  –  1994

Lord Ashcroft of Chichester  –  net worth USD 1.2 billion  –  UK

Investments  –

Michael Anthony Ashcroft is the owner of the yacht Lady M II. Baron Ashcroft started his work at a cleaning and business service company. He started his own business, Michael A.

Ashcroft Associates at the age of 26. He purchased a loss-making cleaning company for just £1 in 1974 and sold the company three years later for GBP 1.3 million. With the proceeds, Michael Ashcroft purchased Hawley Goodall, a camping equipment manufacture.

Ten years later, after several acquisitions in the cleaning and service industry his company had revenues of more than USD 1.3 billion. After taking over several companies in the security services business, the company changes his name into ADT. In 1997 Michael Ashcroft sold ADT to Tyco International for USD 6.7 billion.

Lady Marina  – motor yacht  –  63.95m (209.8ft)  –  Feadship   –  1999

Sergio Mantegazza  –  net worth USD 2.9 billion  –  Switzerland

Globus (travel)  –

Sergio Mantegazza is the owner of the yacht Lady Marina

Lady Mona K  – motor yacht –  57.7m (189.3ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  1986

Dr Al-Khouly

Saudi Arabian lawyer Dr Al-Khouly is the owner of the yacht Lady Mona K. He purchased the yacht in 1991 from the heirs of UK publisher Robert Maxwell.

Robert Maxwell was once a successful media entrepreneur, he owned the Maxwell Communications Corporation. His companies owned the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mail, the Daily Record, Prentice Hall and even a part of MTV Europe.  

After purchasing the US publishing firm MacMillan for USD 2,6 billion, his companies ran into financial troubles. When his empire was collapsing, he drowned in 1991 after falling overboard from form his yacht Lady Ghislaine. Some speculated about suicide.

Maxwell had named the yacht after his youngest daughter Ghislaine. After Maxwell’s death, his companies filed for bankruptcy. Not much is known about dr Al-Khouly, he is rumored to have paid GBP 9 million for the yacht.

Lady Moura  – motor yacht –  104.85m (344ft)  –  Blohm & Voss  –  1990

Nasser Al Rashid  –  net worth USD 20 billion  –  Saudi Arabia

Rashid Engineering  –

See SuperYachtFan’s Lady Moura page

Lady Petra  – motor yacht –  46.7m (153ft)  –  Heesen Yachts  –  2012

Frans Heesen  –  net worth USD 230 million  –  The Netherlands

Heesen yachts  –

Motor Yacht Lady Petra is owned by Heesen Yachts founder Frans Heesen.

Lady S  – motor yacht –  68.5m (224.74ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   – 2006

Daniel M. Snyder  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA

Washington Redskins –

Lady Sheridan  – motor yacht –  57.9m (189.96ft)  –   Abeking & Rasmussen   –  2007

John Eddy Williams  –  net worth USD 600 million  –  USA

Lawyer – Tobacco settlement  –

John Eddie Williams is a famous US Lawyer, known for a US tobacco settlement that netted him USD 600 million.

Ladyship – motor yacht – 41m (135ft) – Heesen Yachts – 2004

Saulius Karosas – net worth > USD 1.5 billion – Lithuania

SK Impex –

Saulius Karosas is the owner of the yacht Ladyship. Karosas is the founder of SK Impex, active in the international trade of dental and other medical equipment.

Saulius Karosas also owns the Medicinos Bankas, a financial institution, providing banking services to private persons and business customers. Medicinos Bankas was among the first banks in Lithuania to offer Internet banking services.  

Karosas started in the oil business in 1990 as a mediator between Swiss banks and Russian oil extraction companies. Later he established the Swiss-based oil management company Western Petroleum. Western Petroleum realized annual revenues of US$6 billion by the time it was liquidized in 2010, mostly because oil trading moved online.

Karosas is an active philanthropist, his Saulius Karosas Charity Foundation supports young musicians in their training and supports participation in international competitions, seminars, and conferences. Karosas resides in Geneva, Switzerland.

His net worth is estimated at USD 1.5 billion. Karosas purchased his yacht Ladyship in 2010, she was built at Heesen in 2004.

Lady Victoria – motor yacht –  26.8m (88ft)  –  Rayburn Custom Yachts  – 2004

Tommy Baker  –  net worth > US$ 50 million  –  USA

Baker Motor Cars –

Tommy Baker is the owner of the yacht Lady Victoria. Baker is the founder of Baker Motor Company. Baker Motor Company started as a Mercedes Benz dealership and grew into the largest privately held auto dealer in South Carolina.

The company represents 12 brands, including Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Porsche, and Cadillac. In June 2014 Baker Motor Company was appointed as a Rolls Royce motor car dealership.

Baker’s yacht Lady Victoria was built in 2004 at Rayburn Custom Yachts. She can accomodate 8 guests in 4 cabins.  Lady Victoria is named after Tommy’s wife Victoria. The yacht currently for sale.

Lammouche  – motor yacht –  44m (144 ft)  –  San Lorenzo  –  2010

Ayman Asfari  –  net worth USD 1.9 billion  –  UK

Petrofac  –

Ayman Asfari is the owner of the 44 meter yacht Lammouche. Asfari is the founder of Petrofac.

La Masquerade  – motor yacht –  54.99m (180.4ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  2003

Sir Robert Ogden  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  UK

The Ogden Group, real estate  –

Sir Robert Ogden is the owner of the yacht La Masquerade. Ogden was an early investor in the London Docklands area. He saw potential in the industrial zone and redeveloped it into a recreational area.

His successful coal recovery, land remediation and regeneration business Ogden & Sons Limited was sold to ATH Resources in 2006. In 2010 his yacht La Masquerade was damaged by a tanker in Curacao. The net worth of Robert Ogden is estimated at more than GBP 100 million.

Ogden is an active philanthropist, donating to cancer research and other good causes.

Lars  – motor yacht –  36.4m (119ft)  –  Shipyard Balk  –  2012 (refit)

Hennie Holterman  –  net worth < US$ 50 million  -  the Netherlands

Reggeborgh  – Orbys  –

Hennie Holterman is the owner of the yacht Lars.  Lars started as a tugboat and was transformed into a yacht. Her original owner was planning to take her to the North Pole region.

But he abandoned the plan and Lars was purchased by Holterman, who had her finished by Balk Shipyard. Holterman was co-shareholder at Reggeborgh Group, the private investment company of Dutch billionaire Dik Wessels. Holterman is actually the son in law of Mr Wessels.

Holterman owned 5% which he sold in 2002.  With the funds he started the Orbys real estate group.

Laurel  – motor yacht – 73.15m (239.9ft)  –  Delta Marine    2006

Tom Golisano  – net worth USD 1.9 billion  – USA

Paychex  –

Tom  Golisano is the owner of Laurel, which he acquired from the Berwind family in 2013. Golisano also owns the yacht Match Point – see more hereunder  – but she is now for sale.  Superyacht Laurel was built for Charles Graham Berwind, who died in 2010.  

The Berwind family owns Berwind Corporation. Berwind Corporation was known as Berwind-White Coal Mining Company, as it was one of the US leading coal producers. In the 1960s the company started to diversify and redeployed coal assets into other industries. The Berwin family is one of the richest families in the US, with assets over USD 3 billion.

Their current investments include Elmers’s products (glue), National Pen Company and Wellpet, a pet’s food producer. The Berwin Corporation employs 4,500 people.

Lazy Z  – motor yacht –  51.4m (168.64ft)  –  Oceanco   –  1997

Mortimer Zuckerman  –  net worth USD 2.4 billion  – USA

Boston Properties  –

Mortimer Zuckerman is a self-made US real estate investor and media mogul. Zuckerman is the chairman of Boston Properties, a large US-based real estate investment trust. Zuckerman is also the owner and publisher of the New York Daily News and of the U.S. News & World Report.  

Zuckerman co-founded Boston Properties and took it public in 1997. In 2006 he donated USD 100 million to fund a new cancer research center, named the Zuckerman Research Center. His charitable trust lost USD 40 million from investments made by Bernie Madoff. in April 2009 Zuckerman issued a formal complaint with N.Y. State Supreme Court against money manager J. Ezra Merkin for investing with Madoff.

Forbes estimates his net worth at USD 2.4 billion. Zuckerman’s luxury yacht Lazy Z is available for charter through Camper & Nicholsons.

Leading Fearlessly – motor yacht –   28 m (90ft)  –  Sunseeker –  2008 – Jordan Zimmerman –  Net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Leander G  – motor yacht –  75m (246.06ft)  –  Peene-Werft GmbH –  1992

Sir  Donald Gosling  –  net worth USD 500 million  –  UK

National Car Parks  –

Sir Frederick Donald Gosling is the owner of the yacht Leander G. Gosling was the owner of National Car Parks. After serving in World War II he founded Central Car Parks, which he started at a central London bombsite. Together with his business partner Ronald Hobson he took over National Car Parks in 1959.

The company expanded rapidly, buying sites and converting them into car parks. In 1998 the company was sold to US-based Cendant, netting Gosling and Hobson GBP 300 million each. National Car Parks is now the largest car park operator in the UK, with over 200,000 spaces at more than 700 locations. Donald Gosling is active in charity, his THE GOSLING FOUNDATION LIMITED, donates GBP 3 million each year to charity.

Gosling’s yacht Leander G is available for charter at a rate of USD 450.000 per week. Gosling sold Leander G in 2017. There are rumors that she is now owned by the Barclay family.

Legacy  – sailing yacht –  48m (158ft)  – Perini Navi – 1995

Peter Halmos  – net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Safecard Services was renamed to Ideon Group, acquired by CUC International, which merged into Cendant Corporation, which sold Ideon to Avis Budget Group.

Peter Halmos is the owner of the yacht Legacy. Halmos co-founded Safecard Services in 1969 with his brother Steve Halmos. Safecard Services was active in credit card registration and loss notification services. Safecard grew rapidly and went public in 1977.  

Between 1985 and 1987 Peter Halmos sold shares worth US$ 48 million. Halmos left as chairman in 1990. Later Safeguard ran into financial difficulties and was sold to CUC International and renamed Ideon. In 1993 Peter Halmos started several legal proceedings claiming compensation for damages such as wrongful interference, defamation, breach of contract, refusal to indemnify expenses, and wrongful prevention of the exercise of stock options.

In a 1997 settlement with Avis Budget Group, who had acquired the company, Peter Halmos received US$ 71 million in one up-front payment of $13.5 million and six subsequent annual payments of $9.5 million each. In 1996 Halmos received US$ 3.8 million in a settlement about Safecard’s former headquarters which Safecard had left.

Peter Halmos’ sailing yacht Legacy, which he had purchased for USD 17 million (including several ‘after delivery works’) was damaged and grounded by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. While trying to ride out Hurricane Katrina, Legacy’s anchor broke and the yacht ended up in sand and sea grass in a federally protected area near Key West.

It took three years and several million dollars before Legacy was finally freed in 2008. Halmos received  USD 24 million in damage compensation from the Insurance Company of North America. The yacht Legacy had to be considered as a ‘total loss’ due to the Katrina damage.

You can read some court documents about Legacy and the insurance claim here. Peter Halmos is an active philanthropist, donating through the Vicki and Peter Halmos Family Foundation.

Le Grand Blue  – motor yacht –  112.8m (370.0ft)  –  Vulkan   –  2000

Evgeny Shvidler  –  net worth USD 1.4 billion  –  Russia

Sibneft (oil), Millhouse LLC  –

Evgeny Markovich Shvidler is the owner of the yacht Le Grand Blue. Shvidler started his career in New York, working for Deloitte & Touche. He returned to Russia, where he started the oil trading company Runicom, together with Roman Abramovich. In 1995 they took control of Sibneft.

Sibneft was Russia’s fastest growing and most profitable oil company. Evgeny Shvidler was president of the company. In 2005 state company Gazprom acquired Sibneft for USD 13 billion. Currently, Shvidler still invests with Abramovich as they together own the investment and asset management company Millhouse.

Le Pharaon  – motor yacht –  59.2m (194.23ft)  –  Feadship   –  1989

Ghaith Pharaon  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  Saudi Arabia

Saudi Research And Development Corporation

Ghaith Pharaon is a Saudi businessman. Ghaith Pharaon founded the Saudi Research And Development Corporation, Ltd.(REDEC).

Pharaon was an important player in the global oil and banking industries and a big Saudi investor in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s. Pharaon was a major investor in Arbusto Energy, President George W. Bush’s business venture.

Lethantia  – sailing yacht –  44m (144.36ft)  –  Royal Huisman Shipyard   –  1994

Sigfried Steiner  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Germany

Steiner Film  –

Sigfried Steiner is the owner of the yacht Lethantia. Steiner is the owner of Steiner Films. Steiner Films produces corporate films and commercials in HD and 3D. Steiner’s clients include BMW and Mercedes-Benz.  

He was the first to introduce aerial filming for car commercials. His company owns a helicopter and two private jets. Steiner uses his yacht Lethantia for the production of documentaries.

Lexa – motor yacht – 66 meter (218 feet) –/> Nobiskrug.

Tim Roberts –  Roberts family net worth USD 1 billion – Australia

Multiplex –

The yacht Lexa was originally known as Triple Seven or 777. She was purchased by Multiplex heir Tim Roberts. Read more about Tim Roberts at his previous yacht Anya.

xa was built for the Rueben brothers, who sold her to Russian billionaire Alexander Abramov. He sold her to Roberts in 2013.

Libertas  –  motor yacht  –  22.1m (73ft)  –  Gamma Yachts  –  2014

Andrea Bocelli  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Italy

Andrea Bocelli is the owner of the yacht Libertas. Bocelli is an Italian singer, famous for his opera and pop music. He has sold more than 100 million records.

s single ‘Time to Say Goodbye, is one of the best selling singles of all time. Bocelli is blind, losing his eyesight at the age of 12. Andrea Bocelli’s net worth is estimated between USD 40 and USD 150 million.

s yacht Libertas is a Gamma 20 yacht and was delivered in 2014. Although Gamma is an Italian brand name, the yacht was actually built at Jetten Yachting in the Netherlands.

Liberty  – motor yacht – 50m (163ft) –  ISA Yachts  –  2011

John Malone  –  net worth  $ 6.7 billion  –  USA

Liberty Media  –

There are rumors on the Internet that Liberty Global chairman John Malone is the owner of a yacht named Liberty. Superyachtfan does actually not believe that Malone owns this ISA Yachts named Liberty.

In NBC interview in 2013 Malone said that he likes to use the yacht EOS, owned by Barry Diller. That could indicate that Malone does not own a yacht anymore. John Malone is chairman of Liberty Global, the largest international cable company,  and Liberty Media, investing in media and communications.

Since 2011 Malone is the largest individual private landowner in the USA. His net worth is estimated at $ 6.7 billion. Malone is an active philanthropist, donating $ 80 million in 2011 alone.

Li-Lien  (ex Hayken)  – motor yacht –  36.8m (120.73ft)-  Heesen Yachts   –  2005

built as Seascape for Marc Stuart Dreier  –  USD zero-  USA

investment fraud

Superyacht Li-Lien was built as Seascape for Marc Stuart Dreier. Dreier was a New York City lawyer. He was the sole equity partner of the law firm Dreier LLP. Dreier LLP went bankrupt in 2008.

In 2009 Marc Dreier pleaded guilty to eight charges including one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and wire fraud, one count of money laundering, one count of securities fraud and five counts of wire fraud in a scheme to sell $700 million in fictitious promissory notes.

The eight-count indictment states his deception began in 2004, that Dreier gave purchasers of his notes false financial statements; arranged meetings for investors with people who impersonated officials from purported issuers of the notes; sold fake promissory notes purportedly issued by a Canadian pension plan; and embezzled more than $ 400 million from his client escrow account.

Marc Dreier was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison on July 13, 2009. He is scheduled for release on October 26, 2026. Marc Dreier´s Heesen yacht Seascape was sold for USD 12.5 million by the court-appointed receiver Mark Pomerantz.

Limitless  – motor yacht –  96.2m (315.78ft)  –  Lürssen  –  1997

Leslie Wexner  –  net worth USD 4.3 billion  –  USA

Limited Brands  –

Leslie Wexner is a USA billionaire who owns the yacht Limitless

Linda Lou  –  60m (196.85ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   – 2006

Doug  von Allmen  –  net worth > USD 200 million

Von Allmen Capital, Group One  –

See the information about Doug von Allmen at his current super yacht Lady Linda, above. Doug van Allmen has sold Linda Lou, but had his new yacht Lady Linda delivered in 2012.

Lioness  – motor yacht –  63m (206.69ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  2006

Philip Green  –  net worth USD 4.7 billion  –  UK

Retail:  Arcadia Group  –

See more of Philip Greene’s yacht Lioness here

Lionheart  – sailing yacht –  43.4m (142.39ft)  –  Claasen Jachtbouw BV   –  2010

Harrold Goddijn  – net worth USD 600 million  –  The Netherlands

Tom Tom  –

Harold Goddijn is the owner of the sailing yacht Lionheart. Harrold Goddijn is the co-founder of TomTom. In 1989 Goddijn founded the computer company Psion Netherlands.

Later he was director of the UK company Psion Computers plc. In the same time Goddijn founded the company Palmtop together with some friends. Later Palmtop was renamed TomTom. Following the IPO of TomTom, Goddijn’s net worth became EUR 400 million or USD 500 million.

TomTom is now the world’s leading supplier of in-car location and navigation products. TomTom has 3,500 employees and sells its products in over 40 countries. Harrold Goddijn has an estimated net worth of USD 600 million.

His yacht Lionheart was originally built for Jan Ebus, founder of the fruit and vegetables wholesaler Seabrex. When Ebus ran into financial problems he sold his (unfinished) yacht to Harrold Goddijn.

Lionheart  – motor yacht –  90m (262 ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  2016

Philip Green  –  net worth USD 4.2 billion  –  UK

Retail:  Arcadia Group  –

See more of Philip Greene’s yacht Lionheart here

Loaloat Al Behar  – motor yacht –  103.8m (340.7ft)  –  Pichiotti  –  1982

Qaboos bin Said Al Said  – Oman

Oman royal family

Qaboos bin Said Al Said is the Sultan of Oman. He rose to power after overthrowing his father, Said bin Taimur, in a palace coup in 1970. Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said owns 8 palaces and three super yachts: Al Said, Fulk al Salamah and Loalat al Behar.

Lone Ranger  – motor yacht –  77.4m (253.94ft)  –  Schichau Unterweser AG   – 1973

Peter Lewis  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA

Progressive Insurance  –

Peter B. Lewis is shareholder and chairman of Progressive Insurance Companies. Progressive Insurance Companies was founded in 1937 by his father Joseph Lewis and Jack Green. Peter Lewis began working full time at Progressive in 1955.

He became chief executive officer of The Progressive Corporation in 1965, and during his time as CEO, Progressive grew to become the fourth largest private passenger auto insurance group in the United States. The group now has 25.000 employees in more than 450 offices.  

In 2011 Progressive Insurance had a turnover of USD 15 billion and a net profit of USD 1 billion. Peter Lewis purchased the yacht Lone Ranger in 1997 from Jack Setton. Lewis resides in Florida.

Loretta Anne  – motor yacht –  40m (131.23ft)  – Alloy Yachts   – 2009

Rogers family –  net worth USD 6 billion  –  Canada

Rogers Communications  –

The yacht Loretta Anne, is owned by Loretta Anne Rogers.

Luna  – motor yacht –  115m (377.3ft)  –  Lloyd Werft   –  2010

Farkhad Akhmedov  –  net worth US$ 1.4 billion – Russia / Azarbijan

Northgas –

Superyacht Luna was built for Roman Abramovich, but in 2014 he sold the yacht to Azerbaijani billionaire Farkhad Akhmedov. See more here.

M5  – sailing yacht – 75.2m (246.78ft)  –  Vosper Thornycroft   –  2004

Rodney Lewis  –  net worth US$ 2.7 billion  –  USA

Lewis Energy Group –

Built as Mirabella V for : Joseph V. Vittoria  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Travel Services International; Puradyn  –

Rodney Lewis is the owner of the yacht M5. M5 was built as Mirabella V for Joseph Vittoria

Madame Gu  – motor yacht –  99m (325ft)  –  Feadship  –  2013

Andrei Skoch  –  net worth USD 8 billion  –  Russia

Metallo Invest  –

Madame Gu is owned by Russian billionaire Andrei Skoch.

Madame Kate – motor yacht – 60m (197ft) – Amels – 2015

Alexandre Grendene Bartelle – net worth USD 2.4 billion  –  Brazil

Grendene –

Alexandre Grendene Bartelle is the owner of the yacht Madame Kate

Madsummer  – motor yacht – 55.5m (182ft)  –  Feadship   –  2005

Jeffrey Soffer  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA

Turnberry Associates  –

Jeffrey Soffer is the owner of the yacht Madsummer. Jeffrey Soffer is Chairman and CEO of Turnberry Associates. Turnberry Associates is one of Florida’s largest real estate developers, having developed more than US$ 7 billion in commercial property worldwide.

A well-known project is Aventura, one of the most affluent municipalities in Florida. The company, now owned by Jeffrey and his sister Jacky Soffer, was founded 50 years ago by their father Donald Soffer. He bought a piece of undeveloped swamp, near the Intercoastal Waterway in North Dade County.

This transaction lay the basis for what would become one of the US most successful real estate developers. Jeffrey Soffer has owned several yachts all named Madsummer.

One of his largest yachts was a 78 meter (258ft) built in Germany at Lurssen and delivered in 2008. Unfortunately during that time, Turnberry Associates ran into some financial troubles with their Fontainbleau project.

Soffer swapped his 78-meter yacht with the smaller (45 meters) Feadship yacht of Mexican billionaire Emilio Fernando Azcarraga Jean, receiving some cash with the transaction. Soffer’s Madsummer was renamed TV, while the 45-meter yacht TV was renamed Madsummer.

Soffer owned the 45 meter Feadship for a few years. Luckily, Turnberry Associates ‘s financial situation improved again and Soffer stepped up to a larger 55 meter yacht in 2014. He purchased the yacht, originally built as Twizzle, in May 2014. Jeffrey Soffer was married to supermodel Elle Mcpherson.

Magna Grecia  –  motor yacht – 58.5m (192ft)  – Elsflether Werft  –  1986

Rene Benko  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  Austria

Signa Holding –

Austrian billionaire Rene Benko is the owner of the yacht Magna Grecia. Rene Benko is the founder of Signa Holding, Austria’s largest privately owned real estate developer.

Benko dropped out of school at the age of 17 and became active in real estate development.  At the age of 21 he co-founded Immofina, which later was renamed Signa.

Signa became one the most successful real estate development companies in Austria.  The group has a real estate portfolio of USD 7.5 billion. Signa is also active in retail, it owns the German department store group Karstadt.

Benko holds 50% of the shares, the other 50% percent is owned by Greek shipping tycoon George Economou (owner of the sailing yacht Barracuda Valetta). The net worth of Rene Benko is estimated at EUR 850 million, or USD 1 billion.

Maghreb V – motor yacht – 43.8m (144ft)  – Burger Boat Company – 2006

Bradley Hubler – net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Hubler Automotive Group –

Bradley Hubler was the owner of the yacht Maghreb V. (Mahgreb is sold and now named Mim). Hubler is the owner of the Hubler Automotive Group, which was founded by his father Frank Hubler in 1961.

50 years later, The Hubler Automotive Group is the largest group of car dealerships in the Indianapolis area, with 10 locations and 600 employees. The group sells several car brands such as Chevrolet, Buick, Ford and Mazda.

Mahgreb was sold as Hubler reportedly is building a larger yacht. Do you know more about this yacht? Please do send us a message.

Maidelle  –motor yacht –  62m (203.42ft)  –  Icon Yachts BV   – 2012

Alexander Shnaider  –  net worth USD 1.3 billion  –

Midland Group  –

Alex Shnaider is the owner of the yacht Maidelle. Shnaider is co-founder of the Midland Group, active in real estate, steel manufacturing, shipping and trading.

Alex Shnaider started trading electronics and textiles while he was still living with his parents.  At the age of 25 he started a steel trading firm and acquired the Ukraine steelmaker Zaporizhstal for USD 70 million three years later together with his partner Eduard Shifrin.

Zaporizhstal is one of Ukraine’s largest steelmakers, producing cold-rolled sheets. In 2003 Midland acquired the shares of Red October Steel Works (JSC Volgograd Steel Works) in Volgograd. In 2007 the shares in Red October Steelworks were sold to the Russian steel company RusSpetStal, receiving a significant share in RusSpetStal in return.

Other investments include a large shareholder ship in the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Toronto, partnering with Donald Trump in a USD 500 million investment. In 2010 Forbes estimated the net worth of Alex Shnaider at USD 1,3 billion.

Before owning his current yacht Maidelle (built by Dutch yacht builder Icon Yachts as project Midlandia), Shnaider owned a 50 meter Benetti yacht with the name Midlandia.

Main  –motor yacht –   65m (213.25ft)  –  Codecasa S.p.A.   –  2008

Giorgio Armani  –  net worth USD 8.5 billion  –  Italy

Fashion  –

Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is the owner of the yacht Main. Before Main he owned the yacht Mariu.

Majestic  – motor yacht –   61.2m (200.79ft)  –  Feadship  –  2007

Bruce Sherman  –  net worth USD 300 million  –  USA

Private Capital Management  –

 Bruce Sherman is the owner of the luxury yacht Majestic.

Maltese Falcon  – sailing yacht –   88m (288.71ft)  – Perini Navi  –  2006

Elena Ambrosiadou  – net worth USD 400 million  – Greece


Marae – sailing yacht – 32.97m (108 ft) – Alloy Yachts – 2004

Mark M. Shores – net worth ? – USA

Mark and Mary Shores are the owners of the sailing yacht Marae. Mark and Mary reside in Dallas. He is an executive at ExxonMobil.

Marama  – motor yacht –  37.6m (123.49ft)  –  Delta Marine   –  2008

Peter Kevin Jaffé  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Behr Paint Corporation  –

Peter Kevin Jaffé and his wife Terese own the Delta superyacht Marama. Jaffe also owns or used to own the yacht Amante, he owns a Bombardier Challenger private jet (registration N604KJ) and he owns real estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

But any links to a company (other than an empty Marine Charter Enterprises Ltd) or source of wealth is unknown. So, if you have any information, please send an email to [email protected] .

Update 2014: We received the information that Mr. Peter Kevin Jaffé was co-owner and co-chairman at the Behr Paint Corporation. Behr was founded in 1947 by Otto Behr and grew to the leading paint company in the US. Behr was and still is the best-selling consumer paint brand in the USA and Canada.

Peter Kevin Jaffe started his career in a marketing position in the supermarket industry. In 1970 Jaffe was introduced to Otto Behr and started working for his company. In 1978 Behr started selling their products through The Home Depot and in 1988 Behr introduced custom color matching and formulation, the first in the industry.

Peter Kevin Jaffe became vice-president, co-chairman, and shareholder at Behr Corporation. In 1999 when Behr realized US$ 350 million in annual sales with 1,000 employees, the company merged with Masco Corporation.

According to the Masco 1999 annual accounts, Masco exchanged 104 million shares (worth US$ 3.2 billion) for two big companies, one of which was Behr. So the value of Behr at that moment was probably around US$ 1 billion. Assuming that Peter Kevin Jaffé owned at least 10% of the shares in Behr, his net worth is estimated at US$ 100 million.

Maraya  – motor yacht – 54.2m (177.82ft)  –  CRN Spa   – 2007

Sean “Diddy” Combs  –  net worth USD 550 million  –  USA

Bad Boys Records  –

Sean John Combs is rumored to be the owner of the yacht Maraya. Combs. also known as Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, and record producer.

Combs founded Bad Boys Records in 1993. An early success was the signing of rapper The Notorious B.I.G.  Combs has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and is the producer of MTV’s Making the Band.

His business ventures include the clothing lines Sean John and “Sean by Sean Combs” – for which he earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award – a movie production company, and two restaurants called Justin’s, named after his son.

The restaurants have been closed in 2007 and 2012. Combs is the brand ambassador of the vodka brand Ciroc and receives a 50% profit stake. In 2012 Forbes estimated Combs’ net worth at USD 550 million, making him the richest figure in hip hop.

Diddy’s yacht Maraya was built by CRN in 2008.

UPDATE: Sean John Combs probably just chartered Maraya, and he is not the owner. Do you know who owns the super yacht Maraya? Please do sent us an email.

Mariya – motor yacht – 32.9m (107.11ft) – Sunseeker  –  2009

Aliko Dangote  –  net worth USD 14.7 billion  –  Nigeria

Dangote Group –

Aliko Dangote, known as Africa’s richest man, is the owner of the yacht Mariya. Mariya, named after Dangote’s mother, is a Sunseeker Predator 108. Dangote is the founder of the Dangote Group.

The Dangote Group is a diversified conglomerate, but mostly known for its activities in cement and sugar. Dangote Sugar owns Africa’s largest refinery (and the 2nd largest in the world), with a capacity of 1.44 million tons of sugar annually.

Dangote Sugar realizes sales of more than USD 500 million with a net profit of USD 50 million (2013). Dangote Cement is Nigeria’s largest cement producer and the largest company traded on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Dangote Cement realizes annual sales of USD 2 billion and a net profit of USD 1 billion (2013).

Other significant Dangote activities are pasta factories (spaghetti, macaroni), DANGOTE EQUITY ENERGY RESOURCES (oil field investments), steel production, salt production, textile, and real estate. Dangote has an estimated net worth of US$ 14.7 billion.

His yacht Mariya is a Sunseeker Predator 108, with a base price of US$ 10 million. The yacht was built as ‘Seadoo for Dad’ for a Bombardier executive, based in Florida.

Marjorie Morningstar  – motor yacht –  52m (170.6ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  2004

Ward family  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  Canada

Ward Air  –

The Ward family is the owner of the luxury yacht Marjorie Morningstar. Max Ward (1921) is the founder of Wardair Airlines.

Wardairlines was the third largest airline in Canada. Wardair was founded in 1953 with just one small plane, carrying passengers and freight. In the 1960s Wardair started overseas charters with destinations in Europe and Mexico.

Wardair was known for its friendly staff, high-quality meals, and affordable prices. Wardair had 20 planes – including 5 Boeing 747’s- and 4,500 employees when WardAir was sold in 1989 to Canadian Air for USD 200 million.

The family’s yacht Marjorie Morningstar is named after Max’s wife Marjorie Ward.

Maridome  – motor yacht –  54m (177.17ft)   –  Brooke Marine Ltd. –  1989

Solomon Lew  – net worth USD 1.1 billion –  Australia

Retail and investments  –

Solomon Lew is an Australian billionaire, he is the owner of the yacht Maridome.

Marie  – motor yacht –  54.6m (179.27ft)  –  Vitters Shipyard  – 2010

Ed Bosarge  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

Finance, energy  –

Ed Bosarge is the owner of the sailing yacht Marie. Bosarge owns a group of companies which include Xtreme Holdings (scrap and metal recycling) Petrodome Energy LLC and Quantlab Financial LLP.

Quantlab, founded in 1998, is active in quantitative investment management. Petrodome is active in oil and gas exploration. His yacht Marie was named after his wife Marie Bosarge.

Ed Bosarge and his sail yacht Marie were featured on the 2013 Discovery Channel TV series Superyachts.

Mariu  – motor yacht –  49.9m (163.71ft)  –  Codecasa S.p.A.   –  2003

Andreas Hadjiyiannis –  net worth > US$ 100 million – Greece

Shipping: Cyprus Maritime – Cyprus Sea Lines

Andreas Hadjiyiannis is the owner of the yacht Mariu. Mariu was built for fashion designer Giorgio Armani.

Martha Ann  – motor yacht –  70.2m (230.31ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   –  2008

Warren E Halle  – net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Real estate  –

Warren E Halle is the founder of ‘The Halle Companies’. The company is active in real estate development.

Masquerade of Sole (now named A2) – motor yacht  – 42.3m (139ft)  – 1983

Previous owner: Michael Rockall  –  net worth: ?  –  UK

Whittlebury Hall Limited –

Michael Rockall was the owner of the yacht Masquerade of Sole, until 2008 when the yacht was sold by the bank. Michael Rockall was the owner of Whittlebury Hall, a luxury hotel and training center near the Silverstone F1 circuit.

The hotel was a financial success, especially during the British F1 championship season. Unfortunately, following the financial crisis the company went into administration in 2011.

Mr. Rockall became subject of a tax audit, relating to the private use of the yacht, which was owned by his company. Masquerade of Sole was the first Limitless, owned by USA billionaire Leslie Wexner.

Match Point  – motor yacht –  48.8m (160ft) –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd. – 2009

Tom Golisano  – net worth USD 1.9 billion  – USA

Paychex  –

Tom  Golisano is the owner of the yacht Match Point. Golisano founded Paychex, a provider of payroll and human resource outsourcing. Founded in 1971 with a budget of USD 3,000, Paychex now realizes annual sales of more than $ 2 billion with 12,000 employees and more than 100 office locations. In 2013 the net income of Paychex amounted $ 569 million.

Golisano owns around 38 million shares (10 % of the company) worth around USD 1.7 billion. His net worth is estimated at $ 1.9 billion. Tom Golisano is an active philanthropist, donating more than $ 200 million to charity. His Thomas Golisano Foundation, provides support for those with developmental disabilities and their families.

In 2012 Golisano donated $ 20 million to the Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida in Fort Myers. Golisano has been dating famous tennis star Monica Seles since 2009. This probably explains the name of his yacht Match Point.

The yacht is for sale, as Mr. Golisano purchased the yacht Laurel from the Berwind family.

Maverick II  –  motor yacht –  37.5m (123.03ft)   –  Nishii Shipyards   –  1988

Johnny Warrillow  –  net worth < USD 50 million  – USA

consulting / investments  –

Johnny Warrillow is the owner of the yacht Maverick II. Warrillow is a serial entrepreneur and successful book writer. He started (en sold) four companies, including Warrillow & Co – a consulting and research firm.

He is known for writing the books Built to sell and Drilling for Gold.  In 2009 Warrillow sold Warrillow & Co to The Corporate Executive Board Company.

Maximus II  – motor yacht –  33m (108.27ft)   –  Horizon Yachts  –  2005

Clive Palmer  –  net worth USD 900 million  –  Australia

Queensland Nickel  –

Clive Palmer is the owner of superyacht Maximus. Clive Palmer is known for his plans to develop Titanic II, a replica of the Olympic-class RMS Titanic. The launch date is expected in 2016.

Titanic II is being designed to be as similar in internal and external appearance to the Titanic as possible, but with modern safety regulations and engineering. Clive Palmer is the owner of Queensland Nickel, a nickel and cobalt refinery with 1000 employees.

Palmer also owns Mineralogy, a company that secured access to 160 billion tonnes of iron ore reserves in remote Western Australia. Mineralogy was paid USD 415 million by the Chinese infrastructure company CITIC Pacific to for the rights to mine a small portion of the ore.

Mineralogy could collect USD 100 million a year in royalties when all ore is mined. Forbes estimates the net worth of Clive Palmer at USD 900 million.

Mayan Queen  – motor yacht –  92m (301.84ft)  – Blohm & Voss  – 2008

Alberto Bailleres  –  net worth USD 18 billion  –  Mexico

Grupo Bal  –

Alberto Bailleres is the owner of the luxury yacht Mayan Queen

Melek  – sailing yacht –  56m (183.73ft)  –  Perini Navi   –  2010

Turgay Ciner  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  Turkey

Ciner Group  –

Turgay Ciner is the owner of the Ciner Group. The Ciner Group is one of Turkish biggest companies, with activities in mining, energy, media, textile, and real estate. Ciner’s sailing yacht Melek has its own website.

Meteor  – sailing yacht –  51.59m (169.3ft)   –  Royal Huisman Shipyard BV   –  2007

John Risley  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  Canada

Clearwater Fine Foods  –

John Risley is the owner of the yacht Meteor.

Mia Elise – motor yacht – 49.9m (164ft) – Trinity Yachts – 2010

Terry Taylor – net worth > US$ 200 million – USA

Automotive Management Services, Inc – car dealer ships

Florida based car dealer Terry Taylor is the owner of the yacht Mia Elise.

Milisa VI  –  motor yacht  – 35m (115ft)  –  Horizon Yachts  –  2006

Ralf Hermann Karl Klingler  – net worth > USD 100 million  – Switzerland

VTAG Holding  –

Ralf Hermann Karl Klingler is the owner of the motor yacht Milisa VI. Ralf Klingler is the son of Swiss textile magnate Walter Klingler, founder of Klingler Textil AG. Although his family owns a large company, Walter Klingler is really a self-made man.

He founded Verwaltungs- und Treuhand AG (VTAG) in 1990, to invest in Swiss real estate. VTAG became the largest real estate investor in east Switzerland. Klingler also owns several restaurants such as Hotel Restaurant Rossli in Flawil, Restaurant Neubad in St Gallen and Restaurant Toggenburg in Gossau.

In 2010 Klingler co-invested with Swiss investor Tito Tettamanti to acquire the Swiss newspaper Basler Zeitung. Further, Klingler invested in USD 1.2 million in the Swiss football club FC St Gallen, to save the club from bankruptcy.

Klingler’s yacht Milisa VI was built by Horizon Yachts, then under the brand name Elegance 115, marketed by Drettmann Yachts.

Mimi – motor yacht – 39.6m (139ft) – Burger Boat Company

Stanley S. Hubbard – net worth USD 2 billion – USA

Hubbard Broadcasting –

Stanley S Hubbart, Chairman of Hubbard Broadcasting is the owner of the yacht Mimi.

Mine Games  –  motor yacht – 49.9m (163.9ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC   –  2007

Chris Cline  –  net worth USD 1,5 billion  –  USA

Coal Industry / Foresight Reserves  –

Chris Cline is the owner of the yacht Mine Games.

Mirgab – motor yacht – 48.7m (160 ft) – Hakvoort – 2010

Mohammed Alshaya – net worth USD 6.5 billion – Kuwait

Alshaya –

Mohammed Alshaya is the owner of the yacht Mirgab V. The Alshaya family are the founders of the Alshaya Group, based in Kuwait. The Alshaya Group is active in retail and real estate.

They also own hotels such as the Sheraton in Kuwait and restaurants. The retail business has more than 44,000 employees and more than 2,800 stores. In 2015 Alshaya Co. has been named Best Multi-Brand Franchise Operator in the Middle East and North Africa by the Middle East and North Africa Franchise Association.

Alshaya’s Chairman Mohammed Alshaya is an active philanthropist, donating to good causes such as Dubai Cares. The net worth of Mohammed Alshaya is estimated ad USD 6.5 billion. His yacht Mirgab was built in the Netherlands at Hakvoort to a design of Diana Yacht Design.

Alshaya previously owned a 44 meter Burger, which was sold and now named Mim.

Mi Sueno  – motor yacht –  57.91m (189.99ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC   –  2010

Michael Moreno  – net worth > $ 500 million  –  USA

Moreno Group  –

Michael Moreno is the owner of the superyacht Mi Sueno. Mi Sueno was built by Trinity and delivered to her owner in 2010. Moreno is the founder of the Moreno Group which is active in the oil and gas business and in real estate.

The Moreno Group is comprised of five subsidiaries: Dynamic Industries; Arc Equipment Rental; Dii LLC; Southern Steel and Supply; and Dynamic Marine Services. Moreno provides infrastructure fabrication, equipment rentals, and maintenance services to the energy industry.

In 2007 Riverstone/Carlyle purchased half of Moreno Group Holdings for an estimated USD 500 million. Moreno is also co-founder of Dynamic Offshore Resources, which was sold in 2008 to Riverstone/Carlyle for USD 1.3 billion. Mr. Moreno founded Pure Water Solutions LLC and Dynamic Cranes LLC.

Further, Moreno invests in real estate through Moreno Properties Inc, and he is active in horse breeding and horse racing with his Southern Equine Stables. Moreno owned a successful horse with the name Mi Sueno, so he probably named his yacht after her.

Michael Moreno has an estimated net worth of more than $ 500 million.

Misunderstood  –  motor yacht –  49.9m (163,7ft)  – Overmarine SRL    –  2012

David Stern  –  net worth USD 100 million  –  USA

David J Stern Law Office

Superyacht Misunderstood is owned by attorney David Stern. David Stern started as a lawyer for mortgage lenders, but he opened his own firm in 1994 in Plantation, Florida.

Stern’s firm grew rapidly when mortgage giant Fannie Mae named Stern to its exclusive attorney network. That meant Fannie directed banks to use Stern when foreclosing in Florida. Revenues grew rapidly from USD 41 million in 2006 to USD 260 million in 2009. Stern’s law firm handled sometimes more than 100,000 foreclosure cases.

In 2010 DJSP Enterprises, a publicly-traded company acquired the back-office operations of the Stern law firm. Mr. Stern earned around USD 140 million with this transaction, including USD 50 million cash.

Stern shut down his practice in 2011 after an investigation by the Florida attorney general’s office into whether his law firm falsified documents to speed up foreclosures.

Mogambo – motor yacht – 73m (241ft)  –  Nobiskrug – 2012

Bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim  family – net worth > USD 1 billion – Saudi Arabia.

SuperYachtFan was informed that the yacht Mogambo is owned by either Khalid bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim or Abdul-Aziz bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim. The family has close ties to the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.

Their sister was a wife of the late King Fahd. Their brother Waleed bin Ibrahim al Ibrahim owns the yacht Shahnaz, which was given to the Saudi Royal family by the late Greek shipping tycoon John Latsis.

Monaco Wolf – motor yacht – 49.8m (163ft) – Heesen Yachts – 2014

Christian Candy – net worth USD 1.1 billion – Monaco

CPC Group –

Christian Candy is the owner of the yacht Monaco Wolf.

Moneikos  –  motor yacht – 62m (203.41ft)   –  Codecasa S.p.A.   –  2006

Leonardo Del Vecchio  –  net worth USD 11 billion  –  Italy

Luxottica Group  –

Montkaj  – motor yacht –  78.03m (256ft)  –   Amels Holland B.V.   –  1995

Prince Mohammed bin Fahd bin Abdul Azziz  –  Saudi Royal Family

Muhammad bin Fahd bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud is Governor of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Moonraker –  motor yacht – 49.9m (164ft)  –  Overmarine  –  2014

Moonraker  – motor yacht –  36.6m (120.08ft)   –  Norship   –  1992

Mark Silver  –  net worth > USD 500 million  –  Canada.

Direct Energy  –

Canadian millionaire Mark Silver is the owner of the Mangusta yacht Moonraker. Mark Silver is an entrepreneur, active in the energy business. He founded Direct Energy and Universal Energy, both active in natural gas retail marketing. Silver co-founded Direct Energy in 1986.

The company grew to become America’s largest retail energy provider. In Direct Energy was acquired by Centrica PLC in 2000 for USD 912 million. Universal Energy, a gas and electricity retailer active in Canada and the USA, was founded in 2002 and was acquired by Just Energy in 2009 for USD 250 million.

At that moment Universal Energy had 430,000 customers. Mark Silver founded Optus Capital Corporation as an investment vehicle for his profits.  Optus Capital’s investments include real estate and companies such as Totally Green, a pioneer in organic food processing systems and compostable packaging alternatives.

The net worth of Mark Silver is estimated at more than USD 500 million. Before owning the current Mangusta 165 Moonraker, Mark Silver was the owner of the Norship yacht Moonraker.

Moonraker was built in 1992 as one of the fastest yachts in the world, capable of reaching a top speed of 33 knots. Rumors that Indian millionaire Gautam Hari Singhania is the owner of superyacht Moonraker are not true. Singhania is an Indian businessman.

He is the Chairman & Managing Director of the Raymond Group. He became director in 1990 and chairman in 2000. He restructured the group and sold Raymond’s non-core businesses (synthetics, steel and cement).

The group now focuses on fabrics, apparel brands, prophylactics (KamaSutra condoms) and men’s toiletries. The Raymond Group is now one of India’s largest branded fabric and fashion retailers. The Group owns apparel brands like Raymond, Raymond Premium Apparel, Manzoni, Park Avenue, ColorPlus, Parx & Notting Hill.

All the brands are retailed through ‘The Raymond Shop’ (TRS) – One of the largest networks of over 550 retail shops spread across India and overseas, in over 200 cities.

Morning Glory  – sailing yacht –  48.17m (158ft)  –  Perini Navi  –  1993

Silvio Berlusconi  –  net worth USD 8.5 billion  –  Italy

Fininvest  –

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is the owner of the sailing yacht Morning Glory. Berlusconi is most known for serving three times, a total of nine years,  as Prime Minister of Italy.

He is actually one of the richest Italians, with a net worth of USD 8.5 billion. His assets include a 41% stake in Mediaset, Italy’s largest commercial media company with a USD 4.6 billion revenue in 2013.

Berlusconi is Deputy Chairman of Mediaset and received a EUR 1,9 million (US$ 2.6 million) total compensation in 2013. Through his family holding Fininvest, Berlusconi also owns large stakes in Medusa Film Spa (active in the cinema sector), Mediobanca (an Italian investment bank), Arnoldo Mondadori (Italy’s biggest publishing company) and the soccer club AC Milan.

Berlusconi purchased his sailing yacht Morning Glory from Rupert Murdoch, who had a new yacht delivered named Rosehearty. Berlusconi’s previous yacht Principessa Vai Via was sold to his business partner Ennio Doris. Ennio Doris is the founder of Mediolanum, in which Fininvest holds a stake.

Musashi  –  motor yacht –  87.8m (287.99ft)  –  Feadship   –  2011

Larry Ellison  –  net worth USD 33 billion  – USA

Oracle  –

Larry Ellison is the owner of the yacht Musashi. Larry Ellison has owned several superyachts: the 58-meter Lurssen yacht Ronin, the 75 meter Blohm, and Voss yacht Katana, the 123-meter Lurssen yacht Rising Sun and now the 88 meter Feadship yacht Musashi.

My Colors  –  motor yacht – 39.6m (130ft)  –  Westport Yachts   –  2005

Lawrence Herbert  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Pantone Colors  –

Lawrence Herbert is known as the King of Color. He is the founder of Pantone Color Systems, the world’s premier color standards company.

Pantone is known for the Pantone Matching System (PMS), a standardized colors reproduction system, used in printing and the manufacture of paint, plastics and fabrics. Lawrence Herbert started working in a printing company in 1956.

He systemized and simplified the companies pigments and colors. In 1962 he purchased the company’s assets and founded Pantone. In 1963 he created the Pantone Matching System which became the world’s standard in the color definition. In 2007 Lawrence Herbert sold Pantone for USD 180 million in cash to X-Rite, the global leader in color technology. X-Rite was listed on the NASDAQ but was purchased by Danaher Corporation in 2012 for USD 495 million.

Danaher is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Danaher is stock listed on the NYSE. Lawrence

Herbert named his yacht My Colors. Superyacht My Colors was delivered by Westport as Infinity in 2005. My Colors was sold in 2013

My Lady Arraya  – motor yacht –  39.9m (130.91ft)  –  Oceanfast   –  1990

Philippe Chettou

Alpha Superyachts  –

Mr Philippe Chettou was managing director of Alcatel Thailand. He is now the owner of Aquamarine Divers Ltd and Alpha Superyachts. Chettou is the owner of superyachts Lady Arraya and Phillkade

Mylin IV  – motor yacht –   61m (200.13ft)  –  Feadship   – 1992

Micky Arison  –  net worth USD 5 billion  –  USA

Carnival Corporation  –

The yacht Mylin is owned by Carnival Cruise Lines billionaire Micky Arison.

Mylo  – motor yacht –  36.6m (120.08ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  2007

Miro Mikati, son of Najib Mikati  –  net worth USD 2.8 billion  – Lebanon

Investcom / M1 group  –

Miro Mikati is the owner of the yacht Mylo. Miro Mikati is the son of the Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati. In 1982 Najib Mikati co-founded the telecommunications company Investcom with his brother Taha.

At the end of 2005 Investcom had 4.9 million customers in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The company was based in Beirut and used the Areeba brand name for mobile operations in several countries in Africa.

Investcom also provided international carrier services through Med Net, a subsidiary based in Monaco, and fixed telephony services in the UK and telecom engineering and consulting services. In 2005 Taha and Najib sold stocks with a value of USD 740 million at an IPO at the London stock exchange.

In 2006 South Africa-based MTN Group acquired Investcom for USD 5.5 billion.  With the proceeds from the sale, they established the investment company M1 Group in 2007. M1 Group has investments in real estate, jet leasing, Swiss airline Baboo (sold to Darwin Airline) , the Lebanese bank Audi Sal and apparel company Façonnable.

Najib Mikati withdraw from his position in the group when he became prime minister of Lebanon. Forbes estimates the net worth of Najib Mikati at USD 3 billion.

My Little Violet  – motor yacht –  45.6m (149.61ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen   – 2005 – Robert Tchenguiz  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  UK

Real estate (Rotch Property Group)  –

Robert Tchenquiz is the owner of the yacht My Little Violet. Robert Tchenquiz is a British entrepreneur born in Tehran. In 1998 he and his brother Vincent founded the Rotch Property Group. In 2010 Rotch Property Group-owned real estate worth GBP 100 million.

Robert and his brother also own R20 and Consensus Business Group. On March 10th, 2011, Vincent Tchenguiz was arrested by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) as part of a wider investigation into the collapse of the Icelandic bank, Kaupthing.

However, he was released the same day without charge. Subsequently, on March 16th, 2011 the High Court in London ruled that Vincent Tchenguiz could sue Icelandic bank, Kaupthing for damages of £1 billion ($1.6 billion).

In September 2011, Kaupthing reached an out-of-court settlement with the Tchenguiz Family Trust in their pursuit of damages against the Icelandic bank. All details of the settlement remain confidential.

On 22nd December 2011, the SFO and the Treasury Solicitors Department (TSoI) admitted factual errors in the information used to obtain the warrants against Vincent Tchenguiz; stated that the warrants should be quashed; and that material seized under the warrants would be returned that day. Furthermore, the SFO offered to pay reasonable legal costs.

Tchenquiz is about to launch a GBP 100 million lawsuit. Vincent Tchenquiz is the owner of the 130-foot Mangusta motor yacht Veni Vidi Vici. Robert’s yacht My Little Violet was built at Abeking and Rasmussen. The yacht My Little Violet can often be found in St. Tropez.

She is available for charter and has her own website. Around 2005 the net worth of the Tchenquiz brothers was estimated at GBP 1 billion.

My Petra  –  motor yacht –  44m (144.36ft)   –  Heesen Yachts   –  2009

Frans Heesen  –  net worth EUR 175 million  –  the Netherlands

Yacht building  –

See Lady Petra above.

Mystere  –  sailing yacht  – 43.2m (141ft)  –  Vitters Shipyard  –  2006

Jurgen Pierburg  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  Switzerland

Pierburg  – sold  to Rheinmetall –

Swiss billionaire Jurgen Pierburg is the owner of the sailing yacht Mystere. Pierburg is the grandson of Pierburg founder Bernard Pierburg. Pierburg was producer of carburetors.

The carburetor was originally used on the Solex bike, but in the 1960s all German car manufactures used Pierburg carburetors. In 1986 Pierburg was sold by Jurgen Pierburg to the German Rheinmetall Group. Pierburg is often referred to as a billionaire.

He is a philanthropist and art collector. In 2010 he sold a Matisse sculpture for USD 48.8 million. He was an official guest at the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. The yacht Mystere was built at Vitters. She was sold in 2015.

Mystique  –  motor yacht –  49.5m (162.4ft)   – Oceanfast  –  1989

Herb Galen (1915-2007)  –  net worth USD 200 million  –  USA

Ellen Tracy Sports ware  –

Herb Galen was the owner of the yacht Mystique. Galen (1915-2007) was the founder of Ellen Tracy sportswear. Ellen Tracy Sportwear was an upscale manufacturer of Women’s Business clothes with annual sales of $200 million.

Galen sold Ellen Tracy Sport ware for USD 170 million to Liz Claiborne in 2002. Mr. Galen started Ellen Tracy in 1949 selling blouses. As women began entering the workforce in greater numbers, the company introduced a line of more stylish clothing for the workplace that sold in hundreds of department stores nationwide.

Nafisa  – motor yacht –   49.3m (161.58ft)    –  Fr. Schweers Shipyard   –  1986

Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel  – net worth USD 5.1 billion  – Saudi Arabia

ALJ Group  –

Mohamed Abdul Latif Jameel’s is the owner of the yacht Nafisa. See more here

Nahlin  –  motor yacht –  91.44m (300ft)  – John Brown and Co  –  1930

James Dyson  –  net worth USD 6 billion –  UK

Dyson vacuum cleaners  –

Sir James Dyson is the owner of the yacht Nahlin.

Nassima  – motor yacht –   49.0m (160.7ft)   –  Acico Yachts  –  2012

Abdul Azziz Al-Ayoub  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Dubai

Acico Industries  –

Abdul Aziz Al-Ayoub is the owner of the yacht Nassima. Al-Ayoub is the chairman of Acico Industries. ACICO is the largest manufacturer of Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) in the Middle East. ACICO is licensed by Hebel International, a German company, to manufacture its aerated concrete – a unique, hi-tech material that has proven immensely popular in the region.

Acico has multiple business activities such as ACICO Cement, ACICO Construction, ACICO Real Estate Hotels, ACICO Real Estate. The yacht Nassima is named after the Nassima Tower, which was developed by Acico. Nassima Tower is an office and residential building of 45 floors in Dubai. Part of the

Acico Group is Acico Yachts, which built Al-Ayoub’s yacht Nassima. In 2015 Acico Yachts acquired Jachtwerf Jongert, famous for building sailing yachts.

Nataly  – motor yacht –  65.00m (213.5ft)   –  Benetti SpA   – 2011

built for Graham de Zille  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  UK

Carrefour Health club  –

The yacht Nataly was built as Amnesia for Graham de Zille. De Zille is the son of Brian de Zille. Brian de Zille established the Sweater Shop retail chain in 1973 and sold it for GBP150 million in 1995. In the mid ’90s the company had 78 shops, several factories, and 1,600 employees.

Recently de Zille launched a new brand: 019 Sweater Shop, which has now 3 shops. Graham de Zille is a former formula 3 racing driver. Mr. Graham de Zille has already ordered 4 superyachts at the famous Italian yacht builder Benetti. All his yachts were named Amnesia.

His latest yacht Amnesia IV was sold while still under construction. This yacht is now named Nataly. Graham’s nephew Ben is also a racing driver through his De Zille Butler Racing team. De Zille is the owner of the UK Carrefour Health Clubs Group. Read this interview with Graham de Zille at

Natita  – motor yacht –  66m (216.54ft)  –  Oceanco   –  2005

William Kallop  –  net worth USD 900 million  –  USA

Gas and oil exploration

William Kallop was the owner of the yacht Natita. Read more about William Kallop at superyachtfan’s yacht Natita page

Necker Belle  –  sailing yacht – 32m (104.99ft)   –  CMN Yacht Division   –  2003

Richard Branson  –  net worth USD 4.2 billion  –  UK

Virgin Group  –

Sir Richard Branson was the owner of the sailing yacht Necker Belle. Branson is an English entrepreneur, known as the founder and chairman of the Virgin Group.

The Virgin Group Ltd. is a multinational conglomerate. Its core business areas are travel, entertainment, and lifestyle and it consists of more than 400 companies worldwide. His most known brand names are Virgin Records (sold to EMI Music) , Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Mobile.

The brand name “Virgin” arose when Branson and a partner were starting their first business in the 1970s, a record shop. They considered themselves virgins in business. Each of the companies operating under the Virgin brand is a separate entity, with Branson holding different percentages of shares.

Occasionally, he simply licenses the brand to a company that has purchased a division from him, such as Virgin Mobile USA, Virgin Mobile Australia, Virgin Radio and Virgin Music. Forbes estimates the net worth of Branson at USD 4.2 billion.

Branson’s yacht Necker Belle is a 105-foot (32 m) private charter catamaran, offered through Virgin Limited Edition and based at Branson’s resort Necker Island. The yacht Necker Belle was built as Lady Barbaretta.

Nero  – motor yacht –  90.1m (295.6ft)   –  Corsair Yachts   –  2007

Neil Taylor  –  net worth USD 200 million  –  UK

Game Group   –

Neil Taylor is the owner of the yacht Nero. Neil Taylor is one of the founders of Game. Founded in 1990 by Peter Wickins and Neil Taylor, Game was created to exploit the growing market for entertainment software and hardware. Initial growth was funded by the Taylor family and venture capital investors.

The company retails entertainment software for games consoles and personal computers, appealing to a young clientele. Mr Taylor and his family made GBP 30 million when the company floated at GBP 2 a share in 1998. In 1999 Game was sold to Electronics Boutique Limited (now called EB Games) for GBP 99 million.

The deal valued the 21.5 percent stake held in Game by chairman Neil Taylor at GBP 21.3 million. At the time of the takeover, Game had 86 stores. In 2002, Electronics Boutique stores in the UK and Ireland were re-branded as Game, and the company name was changed to The Game Group.

In 2007 Neil Taylor had his yacht Nero built in China by Corsair Yachts. The yacht Nero was sold in 2014 and is now owned by Denis ‘O Brien.

Netanya 8  – motor yacht –   58m (190.29ft)  –   CMN Yacht Division  –  2007

Daniel Abraham  – net worth USD 1.8 billion  –  USA

Slim Fast  –

Daniel Abraham is the owner of the yacht Netanya 8. Daniel Abraham is the founder of Slim Fast, a brand of shakes, bars, snacks, packaged meals and other dietary supplement foods.

Slim-Fast was started in 1977 as a brand name of the Thompson Medical Company which was founded by Abraham in the 1940s. In 1987, Abraham took the brand private and 13 years later sold Slim Fast to Unilever for USD 2.3  billion.

Mr. Abraham is an active philanthropist to a variety of causes, including improving health care and nutrition and encouraging Middle East peace. His donation to the Mayo Clinic created the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center. Abraham is the founder of the Center for Middle East Peace in Washington, D.C.

Daniel Abraham’s yacht Netanya 8 was named after the Israeli city of Netanya, where Abraham lived for a couple of years.

Nina J  –  motor yacht –  42.2m (138.45ft)   –  Baglietto S.p.A. (Cantieri Navali)   –  2005

Thomas Flohr  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Germany

Comdisco / VistaJet  –

Thomas Flohr is the owner of the yacht Nina J. Thomas Flohr is the founder and Chairman of Vista Jet. When Thomas Flohr founded VistaJet in 2004 he was determined to redefine private aviation.

He wanted to start a revolution in the skies that would offer clients unrivaled choice, luxury, a simple business model and, of course, safety. He succeeded. Vista Jet is now the world’s fastest-growing private aviation company. Their fleet of Bombardier aircraft is based across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and West Africa.

VistaJet currently owns 4 types of jets,  Global 6000, Challenger 850, a Challenger 605 and Lear jet 60XR. In November 2012 VistaJet placed orders for 56 Bombardier jet and options for 86 more, this is the single largest transaction placed with any aircraft manufacturer in the history of business aviation. Read the Bombardier press release here.

Thomas Flohr used to run the European activities of the US-based computer leasing firm Comdisco. In the mid-1990s, Comdisco’s founder died and Flohr clashed with his son over strategy. The tension led to Flohr’s resignation in 2000.

Flohr vested his 1.5 percent stake in the company, which had a total market value of about USD 2 billion at the time. A year after his departure, Comdisco filed for Chapter 11.  In 2000 Flohr filed a lawsuit against Comdisco, charging, among other things, that they “prohibited (him) from performing any of the responsibilities of his positions.”

The suit, pending in federal District Court, seeks USD 7.75 million in compensatory damages and USD 25 million in punitive damages. However, when Comdisco filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the lawsuit was placed on stay.

In 2002 Flohr acquired the Comdisco Switzerland SA from Comdisco Global Holding, partially paying with the settlement of funds still owned by Comdisco to Mr Flohr. A link to the relevant documents.

Comdisco is now called Comprendium Finance.  Here you can find a nice article about Thomas Flohr on the Wall Street Journal site.  Thomas Flohr named his yacht after his daughter Nina.

Nirvana  – sailing yacht –   53.48m (175ft)   –  Vitters Shipyard   –  2007

Isak Andic  –  net worth USD 4.8  billion  –  Spain

Mango –

Isak Andic is the owner of the sailing yacht Nirvana. Andic is the founder and owner of the Mango clothing retailer. Born in Turkey, he moved to Spain at an early age.

Andic started working in the clothing industry in the early ’70s: selling clothing to relatives. Together with his brother, Isak Andy opened his first Mango store in 1984. They purchased clothing in Asia, to sell in Spain.

In 1993 Mango had 100 stores in Spain and in 1998 Mango was one of the Spanish largest textile exporters.  The Mango group now has more than 2.000 stores in 100 countries and has more than 11,000 employees.

Isak Andic Ermay is also the largest shareholder in Banco de Sabadell.  Forbes estimates the net worth of Isak Andy at USD 4.8 billion.

Nirvana  – motor yacht –  88.5m (290ft)  –  Oceanco   –  2012

Vladimir Potanin  –  net worth USD 14.3 billion  –  Russia

Interros  –

Vladimir Olegovich Potanin is the owner of the yacht Nirvana. Potanin is a Russian businessman and oligarch. He acquired his wealth notably through the loans-for-shares program in Russia. Potanin’s Interros owns 30% of Russian Nickel giant Norilsk Nickel.

Potanin also controls Russia’s largest media group, ProfMedia, owner of magazines, radio stations, movie theaters; Profmedia also broadcasts Russian versions of MTV and VH1. Potanin’s wealth is estimated at USD 14,3 billion. Potanin is also the owner of the Oceanco yacht Anastasia, named after his daughter.

Nomad  –  motor yacht –  69.49m (228ft)  –  Oceanfast   – 2003

Wayne Huizenga  –  net worth USD 2.3 billion  –  USA

Waste Management, Blockbuster, AutoNation  –

The yacht Nomad was built as Aussie Rules for Australian golf personality Greg Norman. Aussie Rules was acquired in 2004 by Wayne Huizenga and renamed Floridian. Harry Wayne Huizenga is an American entrepreneur and billionaire.

He is the founder of Waste Management, which he founded in 1968 with a single garbage truck. The company grew quickly with Huizenga aggressively acquiring garbage hauling companies. In 1972 Wayne Huizenga had acquired 133 companies.

He took the company public in 1971 and in 1983 Waste Management was the largest waste disposal company in the US. Wayne Huizenga retired from Waste Management in 1984 and purchased the Blockbuster Video chain, then just a few stores,  for USD 18 million. As with Waste Management, Huizenga grew Blockbuster rapidly buying every franchise available and opening new stores every 24 hours. In 1993 Viacom acquired Blockbuster for USD 8 billion.

Then in 1996 Huizenga founded AutoNation, a car retail company. AutoNation is now the largest US car retailer with 215 dealerships in the USA and  20,000 employees.

Huizenga sold the yacgt Floridian in 2010, she is now owned by George J. Prokopiou, a Greek billionaire shipowner, founder of Dynacom Tankers, Sea Traders and Dynagas. –

Norge  – motor yacht –   80.25m (263.3ft)  –  Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard     –1937

King of Norway  –  Norway royal family

The Royal Yacht Norge was the Norwegian people’s gift to King Haakon VII in 1947. The yacht is owned by the King but maintained and manned by the Royal Norwegian Navy.

Northern Star  – motor yacht –   75.4m (247.38ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts     2009

John Risley  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  Canada

Clearwater Fine Foods  –

John Risley owns two superyachts: Meteor and Northern Star. See more about Risley at the yacht Meteor above.

Norwegian Queen  –  motor yacht –  49.98m (163.9ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC   –  2008

Christine Lynn  –   net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Lynn Insurance Group  –

Christine E. Lynn is the owner of the yacht Norwegian Queen. Christine Lynn is president and chief executive officer of Lynn Insurance Group.

The Lynn Insurance Group finds it roots in the Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance. Dating back to 1905 when twenty-three independent lumbermen organized and became charter members of Lumbermen’s Underwriting Alliance.

Their interests were reciprocal with no thought of individual gain; their single purpose was to provide insurance protection for all at the lowest possible cost. In 1921 the Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance was acquired by JJ Lynn (not yet 30). Eager to apply the principles of reciprocal insurance to another high-risk category, J.J. Lynn entered the automobile industry when he instituted Universal Underwriters in 1922 to serve the insurance needs of car dealerships.

This company greatly prospered over the years and was eventually sold to Zurich in the 1980s for a respectable profit. When JJ Lynn died in 1954 his nephew Gene took over leadership. The Lumberman’s Underwriting Alliance grew rapidly under Gene Lynn.

In 1978 the LIG Insurance Agency, Inc. was formed to seek a financially sound insurance market for the forest products industry’s other insurance requirements. In 1980 Gene married Christine, she was introduced into the business in 1981 as Vice President of Administration.

In 1998 at the retirement of Gene, she became Chairman and CEO. Gene Lynn died in 1999. Christine Lynn was born in Norway, explaining the yachts name: Norwegian Queen.

Nourah of Riyad – motor yacht – 70 meter (230 ft) – Yachtley – 2008 – Prince Turki bin Mohamed bin Abdulaziz al Saud – Saudi Arabia

Nova Spirit  – motor yacht –   45.72m (150ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC   –  1999

Jim Pattison  –  net worth  USD 5.8 billion  –  Canada

Jim Pattison Group  –

The yacht Nova Spirit is owned by Jim Pattison.

Oasis  – motor yacht –   59.4m (194.88ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   –  2006

Eric Schmidt  –  net worth USD 8.9 billion  –  USA

Google  –

Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is the owner of the yacht Oasis.

Ocean Paradise  –  motor yacht –  55m (180ft)  –  2013

Adrian Lee Chye Cheng –  net worth US$ 250 million –  Singapore

Ezra Holdings  –

Adrian Lee Chye Cheng is the owner of the Benetti yacht Ocean Paradise. Adrian Lee Chye Cheng is the son of Lee Kian Soo, who founded the oil and gas exploration group Ezra Holdings.

In 2013 Ezra realized sales of US$ 1.2 billion million with a net profit of US$ 64 million. Lee Kian Soo stepped down as chairman of Ezra in 2012.  Adrian Lee’s brother Lee Chye Tek Lionel is Managing Director and CEO of Ezra. He holds approximate. 23% of the shares, worth around USS 250 million.

Adrian Lee Chye Cheng is the managing director of Jit Sun Investments (which holds shares in Ezra), Select Group, Interlink Petroleum, and Loyz Energy. Select Group is a food service provider in Singapore, the group owns restaurant chains, catering companies, and cafeterias.

Interlink Petroleum is active in oil and gas exploration in India. Loyz Energy invests in oil and gas exploration around the world.

The net worth of Adrian Lee Chye Cheng is estimated at US$ 250 million, the same net worth as his brother Lionel. Superyacht Ocean Paradise is available for charter.

Ocean Victory  – motor yacht –  140m (459 ft)  – 2014 – Viktor Rashnikov  –  net worth US$  2.8 billion  –  Russia

Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works  –

Russian billionaire Viktor Rashnikov is the owner of the yacht Ocean Victory.

Octopus  –  motor yacht –  126.2m (414.0ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   –  2003

Paul Allen  –  net worth USD 15.8 billion  –  USA

Microsoft  –

See superyachtfan’s Octopus page. The yacht is owned by the late Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen.

Odessa  – motor yacht –  48.77m (160.01ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   –  2009

Lukas Lundin  –  net worth > USD 500 million  –  Canada

Lundin Mining  –

Lukas Lundin has put his yacht Odessa for sale, as he is taking delivery of his new Feadship Savannah.

Odessa II – motor yacht – 73.8m (242ft) – Nobiskrug – 2013

Len Blavatnik – net worth USD 20 billion  –  USA

Access Industries –

Billionaire Len Blavatnik is the owner of the yacht Odessa II.

Okto – motor yacht – 66.4m (217.8ft)  –  ISA Yachts  –  2014

Theodore Angelopoulos  –  net worth > USD 1 billion  – Greece

Metrostar Management –

Greek shipping tycoon Theodore Angelopoulos is the owner of the yacht Okto. He previously owned several other yachts such as Alfa Nero, Alfa Four and Alfa Sea.

Olympia  – motor yacht –   57m (187.01ft)  –  Feadship   –  2002

Vladimir Putin  –  Russia

The luxury yacht Olympia is said to be Vladimir Putin’s yacht, although the yacht Chayka is also linked to him. Vladimir Putin is the president of Russia.

According to official state documents Vladimir Putin’s net worth is USD 150.000, although several sources mention that Putin is at least a billionaire, due to stakes in large Russian companies.

Superyacht Olympia was built as Netanya VII in 2002 by De Vries for Slim Fast founder Daniel Abraham.

O’Mega  – motor yacht –   82.5m (270.67ft)  –  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd.   –  1987

Paris Dragnis  –  net worth > USD 150 million  – Greece

Goldenport  –

Paris Dragnis is the owner of the yacht O’Mega, He actually owns several other yachts.

One More Toy  – motor yacht –   47.2m (154.99ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards  –  2001

Gary L. Markel  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Insurance  –

Gary Markel is the owner of the yacht One More Toy. Markel is president of Clearwater, Florida-based Gary Markel Companies, which focuses on the insurance and real estate industries.

Markel also is a limited partner in the area’s Major League Baseball franchise, the Tampa Bay Rays. Gary Markel´s grandfather is the founder of Markel Corporation an insurance holding company. Markel Corporation was founded by Samuel Markel in the 1920s.

The company started insuring motor freight carriers. In a few years, time became the largest insurer of trucks and buses in the country. The company later expanded beyond truck and bus companies, led by the third generation of Markels; Anthony (Vice-Chairman), Steve, and Gary.

In 1980, the company founded Essex Insurance Company,a property insurance company. Markel Corporation’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products.

Markel Corporation also owns interests in various industrial and service businesses that operate outside of the specialty insurance marketplace.In 2011 Markel Corporation realized premium volumes of USD 2 billion, with a net profit of USD 140 million.

Total shareholders’ equity is USD 3 billion. Gary Markel is also owner of ProQuip USA. ProQuip, founded in 1981 is synonymous with ultra-lightweight and supremely soft waterproof- breathable golf clothing. ProQuip USA is the company’s North American distributor.

Gary Markel is owner of the Preferred Restaurant Group, a Taco John’s franchisee. In 2011 Gary Markel created Operation Cruise with purpose to allow wounded Special Operation Force veterans the ability to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience aboard Markel´s yacht One More Toy.

Oneness – motor yacht –   45 m (150 ft –  Palmer Johnson –  2009 – Victor Pinchuk –  Net worth > USD  1.3 billion  –  Ukraine

Outta Touch  –motor yacht –   32m (105ft)  –  Intermarine Savannah  –  2002

Steven Mariano  –  net worth USD 200 million  –  USA

Patriot National Insurance Group  –

Steven Mariano is the owner of the yacht Outta Touch. Steven Mariano is the founder of Strategic Outsourcing, a staffing company that he founded in the 1990s and sold in 2000 for $ 55 million to the Union Planters Bank.

At that time Strategic Outsourcing realized sales of $ 500 million, payrolling more than 40,000 employees. In 2003 Steven Mariano founded Patriot National Insurance Group, Inc., an insurance holding company that owns the Guarantee Insurance Company and Patriot Underwriters, specializing in workers’ compensation insurance.

Mariano also founded Contego Services Group, a provider of insurance and risk management services. . In 2011 Mariano sold Patriot Risk Management, a spin-off of his insurance businesses, for $ 105 million. And in 2013 he sold another spin-off: TriGen Insurance Solutions.

Mariano is active in charity and economic development, he donated $1.5 million to the University of Miami School of Law. Steven Mariano has an estimated net worth of more than $ 200 million. Superyacht Outta Touch is available for charter.

P2  – sailing yacht –   38m (124.67ft)   –  Perini Navi   –  2008

Gerhard Andlinger  –  net worth > USD 600 million  –  USA

Investments (Andlinger & Company)  –

Gerhard R. Andlinger is the owner of the yacht P2. Andlinger is the founder of the private investment firm Andlinger & Company. Gerhard Andlinger started his career at McKinsey and later became an executive at ITT corporation.

In 1976 he founded Andlinger & Company, Inc. and has been involved in over 100 corporate acquisition transactions since then. His current portfolio includes Cyber AlertPrimus and Spoolex.

One of his biggest successes was the acquisition of Netoptix, which he sold to Corning Inc for more than USD 600 million. In 2008 Andlinger made an USD 100 million gift to Princeton University to accelerate research on effective and sustainable solutions to problems of energy and the environment.

Andlingers Perini Navi yacht P2 is actively participating in regattas. Before owning P2, Andlinger was the owner of the yacht Perseus now called Silencio.

Pacha III  –  motor yacht –  36.25m (118.9ft)  –  Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard    – 1936

Princess Caroline of Monaco  –  H.R.H. The Princess of Hanover  –

Princess Caroline of Monaco is the owner of the yacht Pacha III.

Pacific – motor yacht – 85m (280ft)  –  Lurssen Yachts  – 2010

Leonid Mikhelson – net worth $20 billion  –  Russia

Novatek –

Russian billionaire Leonid Mikhelson is the owner of the yacht Pacific

Palladium  – motor yacht –  96m (314.96ft)   – Blohm & Voss GmbH   –  2010

Mikhail Prokhorov  – net worth   USD 13 billion  –  Russia

Onexim Group  –

Milhail Prokhorov is the 7th richest man in Russia. He owns two yachts: Solemar and Palladium.

Paloma  –  60.25m (197.6ft)  –  Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Ind.   –  1965

Vincent Bolloré  –  net worth USD 4 billion  –  France

Groupe Bolloré  –

Superyacht Paloma is owned by French industrialist Vincent Bolloré

Paraffin  – motor yacht –   60.1m (197.18ft)  –  Feadship  – 2002

Built for: Mike Kittredge   – net worth > USD 500 million  –  USA

sold: Yankee Candle Company   –

The yacht Parrafin was built for Mike Kittredge. Kittredge is the founder of the Yankee Candle Company. The Yankee Candle Company is one of the largest manufacturers of scented candles.

The Yankee Candle Company was founded in 1969 when Kittredge created his first scented candle for his mother. With help from some friend, the company was created.

The company grew rapidly and in 1998 Kittredge sold the company for USD 500 million to Forstman Little, a NY private equity company. In 2011 the company realized almost USD 800 million in sales with a USD 33 million net profit.

Kittredge’s yacht Parrafin was sold in 2011 by Fraser. She is currently available for charter.

Param Jamuna – motor yacht – 49 meter (159 ft) – Rossinavi – 2013 – Prakash Hinduja – net worth USD 15 billion – India

Paramour  – motor yacht –   42.6m (140ft)  –  CMN Yachts  –  2002 – Michael O’Keeffe  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Australia

Parsifal III  –  sailing yacht –  53.8m (176.51ft)   – Perini Navi   –  2005

Kim Vibe-Petersen  –  net worth > USD 200 million  – Denmark

Scanomat coffee machines  –

Kim Vibe Peterson is the owner of the yacht Parsifal. Peterson is the founder of Scanomat. Scanomat launched the world’s first fully automatic Cappuccino machine.

Nowadays Scanomat manufactures, develops, and markets some of the world’s best professional coffee brewers. With the innovative Topbrewer you can operate your coffee machine with an Iphone app. Scanomat was founded in the 1960s, operating from a garage.

Now Scanomat’s machines make over 500 million cups of coffee each year. The company realizes sales over USD 50 million with 200 employees. Kim Vibe Peterson and his wife Nina have owned 3 sail yachts, all named Parsifal.

Their current yacht Parsifal III was built by Perini Navi in 2005.

Party Girl  – motor yacht –   44.5m (146ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   –  2007

Charles West  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Pet Supermarket  –

Charles West is the owner of the yacht Party Girl. Charles West founded Pet Supermarket in 1973. Pet Supermarket sells more than 8,000 pet care products, including food, toys, medicine, and clothing.

The company started as Pet Circus in South Florida. Pet Supermarket now has 1,400 employees and 135 stores and realizes annual sales of more than $ 250 million. Charles West has an estimated net worth of more than $ 200 million. The yacht has its own website.

Patriot  – motor yacht –   29,5m (95,11ft)  –  Bloemsma & Van Breemen  –  2003  Mark Grosvenor  – net worth > USD 150 million  –  USA

Grosvenor Industries  –

Mark Grosvenor was the owner of the yacht Patrior. Grosvenor is Chief Executive Officer of Grosvenor Industries, established in San Diego about 30 years ago.  Grosvenor Industries has built several hotels and has become involved with several other US companies.

In 1984, Mark Grosvenor founded Medallion Foods, Inc. in Newport, Arkansas, a snack food manufacturing company, supplying companies including Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.  Medallion Foods was sold to Ralcorp Holdings in 2005 for USD 100 million.

In 1989, Grosvenor formed GHG Hospitality, Inc., which owns and operates more than ten hospitality projects including hotels and marinas across the United States.  Grosvenor Industries also owns and operates Grosvenor Square Shopping Center.

Mark Grosvenor has sold his yacht Patriot,

she is now called C1.

Pegaso (now named Naia)  – motor yacht –  73.6m (241ft)  –  Freire Shipyard  –  2011 – Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga  –net worth USD 1 billion  –  Mexico

Grupo Pegaso  –

Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga is the owner of the yacht Pegaso. Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga is the owner of Grupo Pegaso. Grupo Pegaso owns interests in several companies such as NeologyPanAmSat de México and Bagan.

Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga is the owner of several soccer teams in Mexico (Atlante FC) and the adviser of the FIFA President. In 2000 Alejandro Burillo Azcarraga sold his 25% share in Grupo Televisa, which is led by his cousin Emilio Azcarraga Jean, owner of the luxury yacht TV.

In 2014 the yacht Pegaso was sold, she is now named Naia.

Pegasus V  – motor yacht –   76.91m (252.33ft)  –  Royal Denship A/S   –  2003

Ron Tutor  –  net worth USD 800 million  –  USA

Tutor- Saliba construction  –

Pegasus V was owned by Ron Tutor, until he sold the yacht in June 2014

Pelorus  – motor yacht –  115m (377.3ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   – 2003 – David Geffen  –  net worth USD 4.6 billion  –  USA

Geffen Records  –

More about David Geffen and Pelorus. Pelorus was sold and is now owned by Samuel Tak Lee

Perfect Persuasion  – motor yacht –   45.72m (150ft)  –  Oceanfast   –  1997

built as Perfect Prescription for

Michael Ashkin  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

The Darby Group  –

Superyacht Perfect Persuasion was built as Perfect Prescription for Michael Ashkin. Michael Ashkin is the chairman of the Darby Group. The Darby Group is a distributor of dental and veterinary supplies.

The Darby Group was founded by Joseph Ashkin – the father of Michael – in the 1940’s. The company became the US’ largest maker of low-priced versions of drugs whose patents have expired.

In 1993 – when the group realized USD 575 million in sales – the generic drug business was sold for USD 275 million to Marion Merrel Dow. The remaining activities  – dental and animal health – stayed with the Ashkin family. The Darby Group now consists of Prima Dental (dental equipment), Butler Schein Animal Health (veterinary products) and Darby Dental Supply.

Darby Dental Supply is the US largest distributor of dental merchandise.

Perle Bleue  – motor yacht –   38m (125ft)  –  Hakvoort  –  2007

Stanley Bey  –  net worth  > US$ 100 million  –  USA

Russell-Stanley Corporation  –

Stanley Bey is the owner of the yacht Perle Bleue. Perle Bleue was delivered by Hakvoort in 2008, and was a replacement for Stanley Bey’s previous yacht Campbell Bay – also built by Hakvoort.

Stanley Bey is the founder of the Russell-Stanley Corporation. Russell-Stanley was a leading manufacturer and marketer of plastic and steel industrial containers in North America.  Russell-Stanley was founded in 1950 as a steel drum manufacturer.

From 1950 through the 1980s the Company experienced steady growth and expanded by acquisition into plastic drum manufacturing. The company manufactured the containers in 13 plants throughout the United States and Canada.

In 1989 Russell-Stanley Holdings was sold by Stanley Bey to Vestar Capital Partners. 16 years later the company went bankrupt and its assets were acquired by the German drum manufacturer Mauser Group. Superyacht Perle Bleue is available for charter

Perseus 3 – sailing yacht – 60m (197ft) – Perini Navi – 2015

Mark Byrne – net worth > USD 200 million – Bermuda/ Switzerland.

Haverford Insurance –

Mark Byrne is the owner of the yacht Perseus 3. Byrne is the founder of Haverford Insurance and St. Bernard Insurance, active in the car insurance business in Switzerland.

Mark Byrne previously founded and owned the Bermuda based insurance group Flagstone, which was sold in 2012 for USD 623 million. Mark Byrne also founded the Bermuda based West End Capital Management. Mark comes from a family active in insurance: his grandfather owned a small insurance agency, while his father John Byrne founded the White Mountains Insurance Group.

Byrne resides in Bermuda and also has a house in Bagnes, Switzerland. As the names says.. Perseus 3 is the 3rd sailing yacht for Byrne named Perseus.

His current yacht was built by Perini Navi in Italy, while he previously owned a 30 meter and 50 meter (163ft) also built by Perini.

Petara  – motor yacht –   58.2m (190.94ft)  –  Proteksan Turquoise Yachts   –  2005

Bernie Ecclestone  –  net worth USD 4 billion  –UK

Formula One Group  –

Bernie Ecclestone is the owner of the yacht Petara. Ecclestone is the President of Formula One Management. .

Phoenix 2  –  motor yacht –  87.2m (286.09ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   –  2010

Jan Kulczyk  –  net worth USD 2.7 billion  –  Poland

Kulczyk Investments SA  –

Jan Kulczyk was the richest person in Poland until his death in 2015. His luxury yacht Phoenix was built by Lurssen in 2010.

Pitina  –  motor yacht –  31.45m (103.18ft)  –  Astondoa S.A. (Astilleros)   –  2004

Florentino Pérez  –  net worth USD 1.3 billion  –  Spain

ACS Group  –

Florentino Perez is the owner of the yacht Pitina. Flores is the ceo of the ACS Group. The ACS Group  or (Grupo ACS) is Spanish largest construction group. The group is active in construction, infrastructure and industrial services.

In 2011 ACS acquired Hochtief, German’s largest construction company. Florentino Perez owns 17% of the ACS Group. Florez founded Construcciones Padros in 1983, through several mergers and acquisitions, this company became Spanish largest construction company, making Perez one of the richest people from Spain.

Perez has an estimated net worth of USD 1.3 billion. Florentino Perez is best known for being the President of the Real Madrid Football Club. His yacht Pitina was built in Spain at the Astondoa ship yard.

Plan B  – motor yacht –  49 m (160 ft)  –  HMA Naval Dockyard  –  1973

Ted Waitt  –  net worth USD 900 million  –  USA

Gateway  –

Ted Waitt is the owner of the yacht Plan B. Waitt is the founder of US-based PC maker Gateway. The yacht Plan B was rumored to be owned by Brad Pitt.

Plan B was built as Flinders in 1973 by H.M.A. Naval Dockyard. She carried a Eurocopter with registration VP-VPB. The helicopter can be linked-to Avalon Capital, which was founded by Waitt.

Polar Bear  – motor yacht –  31.09m (102ft)  –  Citadel Yachts  –  2011

Larry Jodsaas  – net worth USD 50 million  –  USA

Polarfab  –

Larry Jodsaas is the owner of the yacht Polar Bear. In 1990 Larry Jodsaas and partner Gregory Peterson acquired the micro-circuit division of Control Data Corporation for the purchase price of USD 1.

They built the company, named VTC to a revenue of USD 177 million with a 65% market share of the world’s pre-amplifier micro-chip industry. In 1994 Jodsaas sold shares in his company for USD 30 million. In 2000 he sold his remaining shares in the company for USD 35 million.

Upon the sale of VTC, Jodsaas started PolarFab, the only privately held semi-conductor foundry in the U.S. PolarFab manufactured circuits on silicon wafers. In 2004 Jodsaas sold his stake in PolarFab to Sanken for approx. USD 4 million.

In June 2014 his yacht Polar Bear was destroyed in a fire while being dry docked for maintenance.

Polaris – motor yacht – 48.29m (158 ft) – Rossi Navi – 2014

Vagif Mamishev – net worth > US$ 300 million – Russia

Autoarmatura –

Vagif Mamishev is the owner of the yacht Polaris. Mamishev is the owner of Autoarmatura, a supplier to the Russian car industry, based in St Petersburg.

Mamishev is also Chairman of the Association of the Azerbaijan National Cultural Autonomy of St. Petersburg.

Polaris was built at RossiNavi and was delivered in 2014. In 2018 she was listed for sale and renamed Polaris I. This probably means Mamishev is building a new yacht.

Polly –  motor yacht – 41m (134.51ft) – Alloy Yachts – 2006

Neville Crichton – net worth > USD 200 million – New Zealand

Car dealership / Balverona / Ateco –

Superyacht Polly was built as Como for Neville Crichton

Predator  – motor yacht –   72.8m (238.85ft)  –  Feadship   –  2008

Iksander Makhmudov  –  net worth USD 8 billion  –  Russia

UGMK Holding  –

Luxury yacht Predator is owned by Iksander Makhmudov, one of the richest persons in Russia. He also owns the yacht Elsea.

Prima Donna (now Aghassi) – motor yacht –  44.2m (145.01ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   –  2002

Gary Primm  –  net worth USD 400 million  –  USA

Primadonna Resorts  –

Gary Primm was the owner of the yacht Primadonna. Primm sold Primadonna, she is now called Aghassi. Gary Primm is a casino developer and former chairman, chief executive of Primm Valley Resorts.

In the mid-1970s, Gary Primm developed the Primadonna Casino in Primm, Nevada. Primm, Nevada is named after Gary Primm’s father Ernest Primm who had bought the 400 acres (160 ha) at the state border for only USD 12,000 in 1951. Primm Valley Resorts (formerly known as Primadonna Resorts) owns three hotel/casinos in Primm, Nevada.

Whiskey Pete’s was the first of their hotels. The Primadonna Resort was the second hotel built, and it was later renamed to the Primm Valley Resort. These two hotels are connected by a single car monorail across the I-15. Buffalo Bill’s was the third hotel built.

Buffalo Bill’s and Primm Valley Resort are connected by a larger train. The Las Vegas Outlet Mall was added as a part of the Primadonna Resort in 1998. In 1999, MGM Grand Inc. acquired Primadonna Resorts in an USD 400 million transaction.

The transaction included Primadonna`s assets in Primm, 50% ownership of New York – New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, and two world-class golf courses. The yacht Primadonna is now named Aghassy.

Prince Abdulaziz   –  motor yacht –   147m (482.28ft)  –  Helsingor Vaerft  –  1984

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia  –  Saudi Royal Family

Superyacht Prince Abdul Aziz was built for the King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. The yacht is now owned by the current King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah has an estimated net worth of $ 18 billion.

The yacht still is one of the largest yachts in the world. She has an opulent interior- which was refitted in 2005 –, including an indoor swimming pool.

Princess Mariana  –  motor yacht –  76.91m (252.3ft)  –  Royal Denship A/S   –  2003

Carlos Peralta Quintero  – net worth USD 1.3 billion  –  Mexico

Lusacell sold to Vodafone  –

Princess Mariana is built for Carlos Peralto Quintero who owned the Mexican cell phone company Lusacell. Lucasell was sold to Vodafone.

Quintero sold his yacht to Ronald Tutor, owner of the Tutor-Perini corporation, one of the largest building and civil contractors in California, USA, The yacht is now named Pegasus V.

Principessa Vai Via  – sailing yacht –   40m (131ft) –  Perini Navi  –  1991

Ennio Doris  –  net worth USD 2.3 billion  –  Italy

Mediolanum  –

Italian billionaire Ennio Doris is the owner of the sailing yacht Principessa Vai Via, which he purchased from Silvio Berlusconi. Ennio Doris founded Mediolanum, active in financial services such as investment banking, insurance, and mutual funds.

Doris owns 40% of the shares, while his co-investor Berlusconi owns 36% through his holding company Fininvest. In 2013 the Mediolanum Group realized revenue of USD 2 billion and a net income of US$ 450 million.

Ennio Doris’ yacht Principessa Vai Via participated in the 2011 Perini Navi Cup. The yacht accommodates 10 guests with a crew of 6. She is available for charter.

Quantum Blue  –  motor yacht  –  104m (341ft)  –  Lurssen yachts  – 2014

Sergey Galitskiy  –  net worth USD 10.7 billion  –  Russia

Magnit –

Sergey Galitskiy is the owner of the yacht Quantum Blue. More here.

Quantum of Solace  – motor yacht –  52m (170.6ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  2001

John Staluppi  –  net worth > USD 400 million  – USA

Atlantic Auto Group  –

The yacht Quantum of Solace was built as Alfa III in 2001. She was acquired by Alexander Shnaider, founder of the Midland Group, who named her Midlandia.

In 2008 she was purchased by John Staluppi who named her Quantum of Solace. He sold her again in 2011, and she is now named Elysium.

US millionaire John Staluppi is the owner of the yacht Quantum of Solace. Staluppi is a successful car dealer and founder of the Atlantic Auto Group.

Staluppi owns several other yachts all named Skyfall. See more hereunder.

Quattroelle  – motor yacht –  86m (282ft)  –  Lurssen  –  2013

Michael Lee-Chin   – net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA

Portland Holdings  –

Michael Lee-Chin is the owner of the yacht Quattroelle. Find more here.

Queen K  – motor yacht –  72.6m (238.19ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  – 2004

Oleg Deripaska  –  net worth USD 4 billion  –  Russia

Aluminum  –

Quinta Essentia  – motor yacht –  55m (180ft)  –  Heesen Yachts  –  2011

Valentin Zavadnikov –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  Russia

Liquor: Synergy Group  –

Radiant  – motor yacht –  110m (360.89ft)  –  Lürssen  – 2009

Abdullah al Futtaim  –  net worth USD 1,4 billion – United Arab Emirates

Al Futtaim Motors  –

Abdullah al Futtaim is the owner of the luxury yacht Radiant.

Rasselas  – motor yacht –  62m (203.41ft)  –  Feadship  –  2005

Bill Duker  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Built for Kenneth Rainin  – net worth USD 300 million  – USA

Rainin Instrument Company (sold to Mettler Toledo)  –

Bill Duker is the owner of the yacht Rasselas. Rasselas was built for Kenneth Rainin, the founder of the Rainin Instrument Company. Initially, Rainin distributed laboratory instruments and supplies.

Later Rainin secured the rights to sell Pipetman, a line of laboratory pipettes, and through design improvements, built the Pipetman into the dominant brand of pipettes used in laboratories. In 2001 Mettler Toledo acquired Rainin Instrument Company for USD 290 million.

Rainin’s yacht Rasselas was named after Samuel Johnson’s fictional character, The Prince of Abyssinia, who traveled throughout ancient Arabia in search of happiness. Kenneth Rainin passed away in 2007.

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation is active in health, education, and arts. Bill Duker is also owner of the yacht Sybaris.

RC  – motor yacht –  40.8m (133.86ft)  –  Baglietto S.p.A. (Cantieri Navali)  –  2004

Roberto Cavalli  –  net worth  USD 500 million – Italy

Fashion Roberto Cavalli  –

Robert Cavalli Is an Italian Fashion designer. Roberto Cavalli has 130 sales points worldwide and realized a turnover of USD 200 million in 2010. The net worth of Roberto Cavalli is estimated at USD 500 million.

Rebecca  –  sailing yacht  –  42.4m (139ft) –  Pendennis Shipyard  – 1999

Charles Butt  –  net worth USD 10.9 billion  –  USA

H.E. Butt –

Reborn  – motor yacht –  75.5m (247.7ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  1999

Built as Boadicea for Reg Grundy  – net worth USD 850 million  – Australia

Reg Grundy Productions –

Reg Grundy is an Australian media entrepreneur. He started as a radio sports commentator and founded the production company Reg Grundy Organization in 1960. He produced successful shows as Sons and DaughtersNeighbours, and The Restless Years.

In 1995, he sold the Grundy Organization for USD 400 million to the media and publishing company Pearson PLC, now FremantleMedia. In 2008 the net worth of Reg Grundy was estimated at USD 850 million. Grundy named his yacht Boadicea after the queen of the Iceni Celts. Grundy sold the yacht Boadicea in 2009.

The current owner of Reborn is French investor and politician Bernard Tapie. Tapie is famous for investing in the sports brand Adidas. In 1990 Bernard Tapie acquired 80% of Adidas for EUR 244 million, in 1991 he acquired an additional 15% for EUR 10 million. In 1992 he sold Adidas for approx. EUR 317 million to Credit Lyonnais.

Tapie later claimed that he was swindled by Credit Lyonnais who resold the company to French investor Robert Louis Dreyfus for EUR 617 million. In a controversial court decision, Tapie was awarded EUR 385 million in 2008. In 2013 French prosecutors charged Tapie with fraud in this case and seized assets worth several hundred million.

It is unclear whether Tapie’s yacht Reborn was seized as well. The yacht was sold to Gabriele Volpi, who named her Boadicea again.

Red Dragon  – sailing yacht –  51.7m (170ft)  –  Alloy Yachts  –  2008

Baron Guy Ullens de Schooten Whettnall  –  net worth > US$ 3 billion  –  Belgium

Weight Watchers  –

Baron Guy Ullens de Schooten is the owner of the sailing yacht Red Dragon. He is heir to the Wittouck family fortune. The Wittouck family was owner of the Tiense Suikerraffinaderij, Belgium’s largest sugar producer. In 1989 the Tiense Suikerraffinadery was sold to the German company Südzucker for approx. EUR 950 million.

Since then Baron Guy Ullens de Schooten and his family member Erik Wittouck founded Artal, a private investment vehicle based in Luxembourg. Artal’s investments include Eurobake, Europe’s largest baking company, Pizza Hut Finance, operating more than 100 restaurants and Neuhaus, a chocolate manufacturer.

Artal’s most successful investment is Weight Watchers, which was purchased from Heinz for USD 735 million in 1999 and which was floated on the NYSE stock market in 2001 with a USD 400 million profit. In 2007 Artal received another USD 540 million for shares Artal still owned in Weight Watchers.

And in 2010 and 2011 Artal sold another 12 million shares for more than USD 1 billion. Baron Ullens de Schooten is an active philanthropist, donating to good causes through his Guy and Myriam Ullens Foundation. He is a leading art collector, who founded the Ullens Centre for Contemporary  Art, based in Beijing it is the first private non-profit cultural institution in China.

UCCA has one of the most comprehensive collections of Chinese art. Guy Ullens de Schootens’ sailing yacht Red Dragon is designed by Dubois Naval Architects, while her interior is designed by Wilmotte & Associes. The yacht’s name refers to the owners Chinese passion. Red Dragon is available for charter.

Reef Chief  – motor yacht –  36.7m (120.41ft)  –  Lloyds Ships   –  1990

James Dicke  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Crown Equipment  –

Reem – motor yacht – 50.9m (167ft) – Trinity Yachts – 2013

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum  – Dubai

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the owner of the yacht Reem. Sheikh Ahmed is a brother of the Emir of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Ahmed is President of the Al Wasl Sports Club which one of the most successful  sports clubs in the UAE.

He is also active in Thoroughbred horse racing through the Godolpin Stables and is considered to be one of the biggest horse owners in the world. The yacht Reem was built at Trinity Yachts and delivered in 2013. The yacht features a total of 9 guest cabins.

Regina  –  sailing yacht  –  56m (184ft)  –  Pruva Yachting –  2011

Dogukan Boyaci  – net worth > USD 50 million –  Turkey

Pruva Yachting –

Dogukan Boyaci is the owner of the yacht Regina. The Boyaci family actually owns the Pruva Yachting company, builder of the yacht Regina. SuperYachtFan tried to find more information about the Boyaci family, but due to a lack of fluency in the Turkish language, was not able to find more information.

Do you know more about the Boyaci family? Please do send us a message. The sailing yacht Regina was featured as Chimera in the James Bond movie Skyfall. Regina is available for charter.

Regina d’Italia  – motor yacht –  51m (167.32ft)  –  Codecasa S.p.A.   –  2006

Stefano Gabbana  –  net worth > USD 100 million  – Italy

Dolce & Gabbana  –

Stefano Gabbana is the owner of the yacht Regina d’Italia. Gabbana founded the Italian fashion house Dolce and Gabbana together with Domenico Dolce. Established in 1985, today Dolce&Gabbana is one of the leading international groups in the fashion and luxury goods sector.

The D&G Group designs, produces and distributes high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear and accessories To date, the Dolce and Gabbana brand is present in 40 countries worldwide with a network of 251 mono-brand stores. In 2011 Dolce and Gabbana Holding realized a consolidated turnover of more than EUR 1 billion.

Gabbana’s yacht Regina d’Italia features a lavish interior with gold-veined marble floors and gold bathroom taps studded with sapphires and rubies.

Relentless  – motor yacht –  43.28m (141.9ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC   –  2001

Jamie Coulter  –  net worth > USD 150 million  – USA

Lone Star restaurant chain

Jamie B. Coulter is the owner of the yacht Relentless. Coulter is Chairman and CEO of Coulter Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm. He was the founder of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc. In 2006 he sold the company for more than USD 100 million to a private equity investor. Lone Star operated more than 200 restaurants.

Remember When  – motor yacht –  49.38m (162.0ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   –  2010

John Rosatti  –  net worth > USD 200 million  – USA

Plaza Auto Group

Renegade  –  motor yacht – 42.0m (137.9ft)  –  Lloyds Ships – 2009

Alexandr Tkachev – net worth > USD 25 million  –  Russia

Governor of Krasnodar Krai –

Alexandr Tkachev was the owner of the yacht Renegade. Tkachev is the Governor of Krasnodar, a federal subject of Russia. He is the owner of a large company named Agricultural Complex, which was founded by his father.

Agrocomplex is Russia’s largest agricultural company, active in the growing of crops, dairy products, meats, poultry, and bakery. Agrocomplex has 16,000 employees and 200,000 hectares of land. The yacht Renegade was sold and is now named Robusto.

Resolute  – motor yacht – 39.6m (129.99ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2006

David V. Johnson  – net worth > USD 100 million  – USA

Real estate, Victor International Corp.  –

David V. Johnson is the owner of the yacht Resolute. David Johnson is the founder of the Victor International Corporation. Victor International is a  U.S. real estate and resort developer.

The company has created more than 40 developments, including Bay Harbor, Michigan, a USD 1 billion, 1,200-acre luxury resort community, Turtle Lake, a USD 400 million private community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and Oil Nut Bay.

Oil Nut Bay is an island paradise resort community that features 88 home sites on 300 acres (121.4 hectares). David Johnson is active in philanthropy. In 1988, Johnson established The Victor Foundation, providing charitable contributions to foster programs for children, the physically challenged and young adults.

Reverie  – motor yacht –  70.1m (229.99ft)  –  Benetti SpA  –  1999

Peter Sperling  –  net worth USD 1,1 billion  – USA

Apollo Group   –

Peter Sperling is the owner of the yacht Reverie. Peter Sperling is the son of John Sperling, who founded the for-profit University of Phoenix for working adults in 1976, which is now part of the publicly traded Apollo Group.

Apollo Group, Inc., owns several for-profit educational institutions. Nowadays the Apollo group realizes sales of more than USD 4 billion with a net profit of USD 650 million. The group has USD 1,5 billion of cash.

Peter Sperling sold most of his shares, in early 2013 he still owns 4 million shares worth USD 80 million. John Sperling founded the University of Phoenix in his fifties with no investors and no track record in businesses. Peter Sperling’s yacht Reverie is the largest yacht ever built in Italy.  

Reverie was launched in 1999 by Benetti for Kjell Inge Rökke, owner and CEO of the Norwegian industrial giant Aker Solutions ASA

Rhino  – motor yacht  –  46.9m (154ft)  –  Admiral Marine  –  1998

Roy E Carroll  –  net worth > USD 500 million  –  USA

The Carroll Companies  –

Roy E Carroll is the owner of the yacht Rhino. More here.

Richmond Lady  – motor yacht –  45.72m (150ft)  –  Richmond Yachts  –  2013

Don Davis  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Richmond Yachts  –

Don Davis is the owner of the yacht Richmond Lady. In fact Ron Davis owns the Richmond boatyard itself.

Davis is a successful restaurant entrepreneur, he owns the Great Texas Food Corporation which operates several restaurants, including the Ralph & Kacoo’s restaurant chain, Cafe Del Rio, Brazos Cattle Company and the Cattle Company of Texas.  

Don Davis acquired the boatyard when the company ran into financial troubles while building Davis’ yacht Cloud Nine, later named Penny Mae.

Rising Sun  –  138m (452.76ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2004

David Geffen  –  net worth USD 5.5 billion  –  USA

Geffen Records  –  

Rising Sun is owned by David Geffen, founder of Geffen Records.

RL Noor  – motor yacht –  37,5m (123ft)  –  Bilgin Yachts  –  2012

Tarek Nour  – net worth > USD 50 million  – Egypt

Tarek Nour Communications  –

Tarek Nour is the owner of the yacht RL Noor. Tarek Nour is the CEO and shareholder of Tarek Nour Communications. Tarek Nour Communications (TNC) is Egypt’s largest communications services groups.

The group is active in advertising, media, consultancy, Branding and PR Marketing. TNC was founded by Tarek Nour in 1976 when he started the first Egyptian advertisement agency. The group now includes the Egypt TV channel Al Kahera Wal Nas.

Nour ‘s yacht RL Noor is built in Turkey by Bilgin Yachts. The yacht RL Noor is built out of mahogany, in Turkish wood building tradition.

Rockit – motor yacht –  60.3m (198 ft) –  Feadship – 2014

Jimmy John Liautaud – net worth USD 1 billion – USA

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches –

Jimmy John Liautaud is the owner of the Feadship yacht  ROCK.IT

Rockstar  –  motor yacht  –  49.07m (161ft)  –  Trinity Yachts – 2009

Russ Weiner  –  net worth > USD 2.5 billion  –  USA

Rockstar Energy –

Russ Weiner is the owner of the motor yacht Rockstar. Weiner is the founder of Rockstar Energy, a leading energy drink brand in the US. In 2013 Rockstar was the 3rd largest energy drink in the US, with sales of more than US 800 million.

Russ Weiner’s father is Michael Savage, the US radio host. Forbes estimates the net worth of Russ Weiner at USD 2.5 billion. The yacht Rockstar was built as Blind Date for investor Peter Hochfelder, founder of Brahman Capital.

Ronin  – motor yacht –  58.8m (192.91ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  1993

Victor Vargas  –  net worth > USD 200 million  – Venezuela

Banco Occidental de Descuento  –

Victor Vargas is the owner of the superyacht Ronin. Victor Vargas is the owner of Banco Occidental de Descuento, the fifth-largest bank in Venezuela. As a young man Vargas married into one of Venezuela’s elite banking families: the Cisneros family.

Vargas later became one of the country’s smartest en most successful bankers. In a Wall Street Journal interview, Vargas said that he owns two yachts, three planes and six houses.

Victor Vargas’ other yacht is the 2001 Feadship Sea Racer.  Vargas purchased Ronin from Larry Ellison.

Royal Romance – motor yacht – 92.5m (303ft) –  Feadship – 2015

Viktor Medvedchuk – net worth USD 460 million – Ukraine

Viktor Medvedchuk seems to be the owner of the yacht Royal Romance

Rosehearty  – sailing yacht –  56m (183.73ft)  –  Perini Navi   –  2006

Rupert Murdoch  –  net worth USD 13.4 billion  – USA

News Corporation  –

Rupert Murdoch is the owner of Rosehearty and Vertigo.

Rubeccan  – motor yacht –  42.6m (140ft)  –  CRN  –  2008

Jeroen Piqueur  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Belgium

Optima Bank  –

Jeroen Piqueur is the owner of the superyacht Rubeccan. Piqueur is the founder of the Belgium-based Optima Bank. Optima started in 1991 as a Financial Planning adviser and in a few years became market leader in Belgium.

In 2011 Optima received a bank license with the acquisition of the Ethias Bank. Optiver is the publisher of the financial magazine Capital Magazine. Jeroen Piqueur named his yacht Rubeccan after his two children: Ruben and Rebecca.

Jeroen’s son Ruben Piqueur is the CEO of the real estate developer Optima Global Estate.

Safira  – motor yacht –  39.3m (128.94ft)  –  Newcastle Marine  –  2012

Anthony Bakker  – net worth USD 200 million  – USA

Blackbaud  –

Anthony Bakker is the founder of Blackbaud Inc., a supplier of software and services specifically designed for nonprofit organizations. The company was founded in 1981 and now employs over 2,100 people.

In 1999 Anthony Bakker sold a 60% stake for USD 155 million to San Francisco-based Hellman & Friedman. In 2004 the company announced an Initial Public Offering and now is quoted on the NASDAQ under the stock ticker BLKB. Bakker is the owner of the Charleston Battery professional soccer team.

Before owning the yacht Safira, Bakker was owner of Mosaique, a 164-foot motor yacht built by Proteksan Turquoise, and the yacht Muse, a 123-foot Palmer Johnson.

Sahana – motor yacht – 36m (118 ft)  – Oceanfast – 2008

Greg Meyer – net worth > USD 50 million – Austalia

Greg Meyer is the owner of the yacht Sahana. Meyer founded the Rental Management Group, active in the lease of office equipment, doing the finance for corporations such as Motorola, NEC, Toshiba, and Panasonic. Meyer sold the company in 2004 to finance group Allco.

In 2005 he founded EPAC Salary Solutions, providing novated car leases and salary packaging solutions. In 2011 Meyer sold APAC to RACV for AUS$ 23.7 million.  Meyer is now active in real estate development, he owns the BASK Gili Meno Resort.

His yacht Sahana was built in 2008 as Eendracht for Austal founder John Rothwell. She is available for charter.

Saint Nicolas  – motor yacht –  70.2m (230.31ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2007

Vassily Anisimov  –  net worth USD 1.4 billion  – Russia


Sakara – sailing yacht – 334m (112 ft)  – Lawley – 1913

Mohamed al Fayed – net worth US$ 2 billion – Egypt

Hotel Ritz Paris –

Mohamed al-Fayed is the owner of the sailing yacht Sakara. Mohamed al-Fayed is a successful businessman born in Egypt. He is known a s the owner of the Ritz Hotel in Paris and as the former owner of the Harrods Department Store in London.

He sold Harrods in 2010 for USD 1.5 billion. His son Dodi al-Fayed died in a car crash in Paris along with Diana, Princess of Wales. AL Fayed also owned the motor yacht Sokar, which he sold in 2014.

Salperton IV  – sailing yacht –  45m (147.64ft)  –  Fitzroy Yachts  –  2009

Barry Houghton  –  net worth > USD 150 million

Rainford Group

Barry Houghton is the owner of the yacht Salperton. Houghton is founder of Rainford, a mechanical and electromechanical components manufacturer. Rainford was sold to Reltec, a US electronics company for USD 134 million in 1996.  

Reltec itself was later sold to the Marconi Group, which collapsed in 2005. Barry Houghton named his sailing yacht Salperton after the village of Salperton in Gloucestershire (UK) where he owns a large estate.

Salute  – sailing yacht –  56m (183.73ft)  –  Perini Navi  –  2008

John Groenewoud  –  net worth USD 150 million

real estate   –

John Groenewoud is the owner of the yacht Salute. Groenewoud is a Dutch real estate developer. He and his family are the owners of the Groenewoud Vastgoed Group (Groenewoud Real estate group) now known as Built to Build.

The Dutch magazine Quote estimates Groenewoud’s net worth at EUR 110 million or approx. USD 150 million. Groenewoud purchased the yacht Salute from  Dutch retailer Eric Albada Jelgersma while the yacht was still in built at Perini Navi.

Eric Albada Jelgersma became paralyzed after a 2005 injury on this 52-meter yacht Liberty II also built by Perini Navi.

Samadhi – motor yacht – 60.96m (200ft)  –  Feadship  –  2006

Daniel Loeb  –  net worth USD 2.5 billion  –  USA

Third Point –

Daniel Loeb is the owner of the yacht Samadhi.

Samar  – motor yacht –  76.9m (252.23ft)  –  Devonport Yachts  –  2006

Kutayba Alghanim  –  net worth USD 1.2 billion

Alghanim Industries  –

Kutayba Alghanim is the owner of the yacht Samar, see more here.

Sapphire  – motor yacht –  73.5m (241.14ft)  –  Nobiskrug  –  2011

Filaret Galchev  –  net worth USD6,7 billion

Euro Cement Group  –

Filaret Galchev is the founder and chairman of the Eurocement Group. His yacht Sapphire was built in a series of five yachts, ordered by the Reuben Brothers.

Sarah  –  62m (203.41ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   –  2002

Prince Turki Bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz  –  net worth> USD 100 million

Saudi Royal family

Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz is the owner of the yacht Sarah.  Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz is a grandson of the late King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.

He is the President of the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment, responsible for the protection of the environment and the conservation and development of natural resources in Saudi Arabia.

His yacht Sarah was built at Amels. Sarah is available for charter for approx. USD 400.000 per week.

Sarafsa  – motor yacht –  82m (269.03ft)  –  Devonport Yachts  –  2008

Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz al Saud

Saudi Royal Family

Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz is the Governor of Tabuk. His yacht Sarafsa was built by Devonport Yachts.

Sarissa  – sailing yacht –  42.6m (140ft)  – Vitters Shipyard  –  2011

Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch  –  net worth US$ 13.5 billion

News Corporation  –

Lachlan and Sarah Murdoch are the owners of the sailing yacht Sarissa. Sarissa was built by Vitters and delivered to her owners in 2011.

Lachlan is the son of media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch is the owner of the media conglomerate News Corporation.

Sassy  –  motor yacht  –  30.8m (101ft)  –  Hargrave Yachts  –  2014

McGuirk family  –  net worth > US$ 50 million  –  USA

McGuirk Sand Gravel  –

The McGuirk family of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan are the owners of the yacht Sassy. The family owns McGuirk Sand Gravel, a contracting firm specializing in road works and site work development.

The company was founded in 1943 as Jim McGuirk and Sons Excavating and is now lead by the 3rd generation. The family owns several other companies in the Mt. Pleasant area such as McGuirk Mini Storage and the McGuirk Arena, home of the Chippewas basketball team.

The family are active philanthropists through their McGuirk Family Fund. They have owned several yachts, all built by Hargrave and all named Sassy. In November 2014, famous pop star Katy Perry was pictured on the families former 2004 yacht Sassy, which is based in Australia now. (Katy Perry was in Australia for her world tour).

The yacht was sold by the family in 2009 when they had a new and larger yacht delivered. In 2014 their latest and largest yacht was delivered by Hargrave, a 101-foot yacht again named Sassy.

Satori  – motor yacht –  49.8m (163.39ft)  –  Heesen Yachts  –  2011

Eric Benson  – net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Pacific Coast Steel  –

Satori was owned by Pacific Coast Steel founder Eric Benson until he sold her in 2014.

Savannah  – motor yacht –  35.97m (118.01ft)  –  Intermarine  –  2000

Thomas Wathen  –  net worth USD 150 million  –  USA

Pinkerton Security  –

Thomas Wathen is the owner of the yacht Savannah. Wathen founded California Plant Protection (CPP) , a security guard firm. CPP was the fourth-biggest security-guard firm, with sales of USD 250 million, when Wathen acquired the Pinkerton security company for USD 100 million in 1987.  

Pinkerton is the US oldest security firm. The combined firm realized sales of USD 650 million with 50.000 employees.  In 1990 Pinkerton went public.  In 1999, when Wathen still owned 30 percent of the company, he sold Pinkerton to the Swedish firm Securitas for USD 384 million.  Thomas Wathen has an estimated net worth of USD 150 million.

His yacht Savannah was built by Intermarine in 2000 , to a Luiz de Basto Design. Savannah is currently for sale through MerleWood.

Savannah  – motor yacht –  83.5m (274ft)  –  Feadship  –  2015

Lukas Lundin  –  net worth > USD 500 million  –  Canada

Lundin Mining  –

Lukas Lundin is the owner of the yacht Savannah.

Savarona  – motor yacht –  135.9m (446.0ft)  –  Blohm & Voss GmbH  –  1931

Hahraman Sadikoglu  –  net worth > USD 50 million

Sadikoglu Group  –

Kahraman Sad?ko?lu is the owner of the yacht Savarona. He owns the Istanbul-based Sadikoglu Group. The Sadikoglu Group is active in shipping, shipbuilding, ship repair and marina salvage and wreck removal. It’s group company KS Denizcilik was hired by the United Nations to remove wrecks in Iraq.

The group is also active in dredging, towing and even yacht building, as the company was involved in the construction of superyacht Dubai, the yacht for Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum. The Sadikoglo group was the owner of the Tuzla Shipyard and is active as a hotel developer.

Kahraman Sad?ko?lu is known for the restoration of the classic motor yacht Savarona. Although Savarona is owned by the Republic of Turkey, she has been leased out to Kahraman Sadikoglu for 49 years.

Scott Free  – motor yacht –  47.85m (157ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards  –  2006

Scott Niswonger  –  net worth USD 200 million

Transportation Forward Air  –

Scott Niswonger is the founder of the cargo companies Forward Air and Landair. Both companies are specialized in truckload operations and logistic services to the air cargo industry.

Scott Niswonger started Forward Air in 1973 and cofounded Landair in 1981. Forward Air was taken public to the Nasdaq exchange. According to 2011 SEC filings, Forward Air realized operating revenue of more than USD 500 million and a net profit of around USD 50 million.  

Landair was also taken public (in 1990) but was purchased back by Niswonger in 2003. In the last SEC filing (2001) the company realized a revenue of more than USD 100 million with a net profit of USD 5 million. In the last decade, Niswonger sold all his shares in Forward Air.

His net worth is estimated at more than USD 200 million. Scott Niswonger is an active philanthropist through his Niswonger Foundation, donating more than USD 30 million. Scott Niswonger’s yacht Scott Free was custom  build by US yacht builder Christensen.

Scott Niswonger also owns a USD 30 million Gulfstream private jet with registration N1SN.

Scratch  – motor yacht –  28.3m (93ft)  –  Overmarine  –  2005

Sebastian Loeb  –  net worth > 50 million  –  France

WRC Rally driver  –

Sebastian Loeb is the owner of the yacht Scratch. Loeb is the most successful driver in the World Rally Championship (WRC). He won the world championship nine times in a row.

He realized the most wins, the most podium finishes and the most points. Loeb has participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and has done several Formula One tests.

Superyacht Scratch is a Mangusta 92, which can reach a top speed of 30 knots with twin water jets.

Sea Bear II  – motor yacht –  34.1m (112ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2009

Jack Niklaus  –  net worth USD 300 million

Golf  –

Jack Niklaus is the owner of the yacht Sea Bear II.

Sea Diamond  – sailing yacht –  27.4m (89.9ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen   –  1956

Robert Graham Fessler  – net worth > US$ 50 million.

Cloud Investment Partners  –

Robert Graham Fessler is the owner of the sailing yacht Sea Diamond. Fessler founded The Ages Group, active in aircraft management, sales and leasing. The Ages Group was sold in 1999 to Volvo Aero Corporation.  

A part of the Ages Group was renamed Magellan Air limited and later sold to the TAT Group. Robert Fessler later co-founded Cloud Investment Partners, an investment group with a focus on the aerospace industry and aircraft asset management.

Cloud has invested in several airplanes such as Boeing 737, Saab 340 and Airbus A320. Fessler has owned several yachts, including his current yacht Sea Diamond and the Jack Hargrave-designed Burger yacht Grand Cru, built in 1984.

Sea Force One  – motor yacht –  53.8m (176.51ft)  –  Mariotti Yachts  –  2008  Raffaele Costa  –  net worth > USD 100 million

Seahawk – sailing yacht – 60m (197 ft) – Perini Navi – 2013  Jurgen Friedrich – net worth USD 1 billion  – USA

Seahorse  – motor yacht – 52m (170.6ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.  – 1999 – Robert Friedland – net worth USD 2 billion – USA

Sealyon – motor yacht –   61.8m (202.76ft)  –  Viareggio SuperYachts  –  2009 – Anthony Lyons – net worth USD 600 million – UK

Sealyon – motor yacht –   37 m (120ft)  –  ISA Yachts  –  2007 – Anthony Lyons – net worth USD 600 million – UK

Sea Owl  – motor yacht –  62m (203.41ft)  –  Feadship  –  2013  Robert Mercer  –  net worth > USD 200 million

Sea Racer  – motor yacht –  46.6m (152.99ft)  –  Feadship  –  2001

built as Detroit Eagle for : Roger Penske  –  net worth USD 1.5 billion

Penske Corporation  –

The luxury yacht Detroit Eagle was built for Roger Penske. Roger Penske is a US automotive entrepreneur.

Penske is the owner of the Penske Corporation, with revenues in excess of USD 19 billion, operating in more than 3,300 locations and employing approximately 39,000 people worldwide.

Penske started as a successful race car driver in the 1950’s and 1960’s, financed by trading second-hand cars. In 1985 Roger Penske acquired the Truck Rental division from Hertz renaming it Penske Truck Rental.

Also in 1985 Penske purchased the Longo Toyota dealership – a sales record braking Toyota dealership for many years – after Mr Longo, its founder, passed away. Longo Toyota is the world’s largest dealership, with more than 500 employees.

Later adding Lexus dealerships, the Penske Motor Group was formed. In 1999 Roger Penske acquired the United Automotive Group, which was renamed to Penske Automotive Group in 2007. The Penske Automotive Group operates 340 car dealerships, representing 37 car brands and 26 repair centers. Penske also owns Penske Racing, which competes in NASCAR and the IndyCar Series and has 15 Indy 500 victories.

Superyacht Detroit Eagle was acquired by Venezuelan banker Victor Vargas, who renamed her Sea Racer. Victor Vargas also owns the yacht Ronin, see above.

Seawolf – motor yacht  –  58.8m (193ft)  –  J&K Smit  –  1957

Michael Potter  – net worth USD 600 million  –  Canada

Cognos Software  –

Michel Potter is the owner of the motor yacht Seawolf. Michael Potter is cofounder of the business intelligence software company Cognos. Cognos was founded in 1969 as a consultancy company.

Later Cognos changed its focus to selling software. In 1986 Cognos went public on the NASDAQ exchange. Potter owned around 44% of the shares at that moment. Since 2000 Potter has been selling large quantities of stocks. In 2000 he sold around 1 million stock, in 2001 Potter sold 1.3 million shares at USD 25, netting him around USD 30 million.

Early 2002 Michael Potter owned 9.582.594 shares or 10.75% of the share capital. Later in 2002, he sold 3.6 million shares at USD 17.50 each, netting USD 72 million. In 2007 Cognos was acquired by IBM for USD 58 per share, netting Michael Potter another USD 347 million.

Michael Potter is a vintage plane collector and founder and President of Vintage Wings of Canada. Vintage Wings owns and operates many classic aircraft, most notably various Allied World War II era Aircraft. Potter resides in Ottawa, his net worth is estimated at more than USD 600 million.

Potter’s yacht Seawolf started as a tug boat built in the Netherlands in 1957. She was rebuilt into a yacht in 2002. She is available for charter for USD 180,000 per week.

SeaQuest  –  motor yacht  –  49,7m (163ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2008

Richard DeVos  –  net worth US 6.4 billion  –  USA

Alticor –

The DeVos family  is the owner of the yacht Seaquest.

Secret  – motor yacht –  82.3m (270ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen  –  2013  Nancy Walton  –  net worth USD 4.1 billion

Sedation A  – motor yacht –  44m (144.36ft)  – Heesen Yachts – 2007

Rovnag Abdullayev  –  net worth > USD  –  Azerbaijan

SOCAR Oil Company  –

Rovnag Abdullayev is the owner of the yacht Sedation A. Or at least the yacht Sedation A is registered to the Azerbaijan oil company Socar, where Abdullayev is CEO.

Sedation A was built as Sedation II for a UK millionaire but was sold before completion to Abdullayev, and renamed Sedation A. The A probably stands for Abdullayev.

Rovnag Abdullayev is a member of the National Assembly of Azerbaijan, a member of the Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Committee and he is president of the Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan.

Senses  – expedition yacht –  59.2m (194.29ft)  –  Fr. Schweers Shipyard  –  1999

Larry Page  –  net worth USD 20 billion  –  USA

Google  –

Larry Page is the owner of the yacht Senses.

Serena III – motor yacht – 36.8m ( 121 ft) – H Dantas – 2012

Richard Paul Matheson – net worth > USD 50 million – Brazil


Richard Paul Matheson is the owner of the yacht Serena III. The yacht was built in Brazil, where Matheson is based.

Matheson is the chairman of BRMALLS, the largest shopping mall company in Latin America and the only shopping mall company in Brazil with nationwide presence. BRMALLS owns 48 malls, and has a 27% market share in Brazil. Matheson owns approx 20% of the shares.

His yacht Serena III sank 13 miles of the coast of Florida in January 2016. Fortunately, all 13 people on board were rescued.

Serene  – motor yacht –  133.9m (439.3ft)  –  Fincantieri Yachts  –  2011  Yuri Schefler  –  net worth > USD 1 billion  –  Russia

Seven Seas  – motor yacht –  85.47m (280.4ft)  –  Oceanco  –  2010

Steven Spielberg  –  net worth USD 3 billion  –  USA

Dreamworks  –

Steven Spielberg is the owner of the yacht Seven Seas.

Sevens Sins  – motor yacht –  41.3m (135ft)  –  Heesen  –  2005

Hugo Verlinden and Baron Betrand de Sadeleer  –  net worth > US$ 100 million  –  Belgium

Van Dessel  –  Etex –

Superyacht Seven Sins is co-owned by Hugo Verlinden en Baron Betrand de Sadeleer. Hugo Verlinden is chairman of the Belgium insurance broker Van Dessel.

Baron de Sadeleer is a Belgium aristocrat, who’s family married into one of Belgium’s richest families: the Emsens family, who own the industrial group Etex, known for fiber cement brand Eternit. Superyacht Seven Sins was delivered by Heesen Yacht in 2005, and is available for charter.

Sharq – motor yacht – 49.9m (163.7ft) – Overmarine SRL  –  2011

Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani – Qatar Royal Family

Katara Hospitality  –

Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani is the owner of the Overmarine yacht Sharq. Sheikh Nawaf Bin Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani is the chairman of Katara Hospitality.

Katara Hospitality is one of the leading hospitality organizations in the world, operating 13 hotels, including the Ritz Carlton Sharq Village & Spa. Katara Hospitality is owned by Qatar Holding LLC (QH) which was founded by Qatar Investment Authority (QIA.

The yacht Sharq is actually registered to the Sharq Village & Spa resort. It is possible that the Sheikh is also linked to superyacht Katara.  Motor yacht Sharq was sold in 2014 to Michael Silver, she is now named Moonraker.

Showtime – motor yacht – 38.1m (125ft) – Broward Marine – 1989

Michael McKinnon – net worth > 50 million – USA

McKinnon Broadcasting

Michael McKinnon is the owner of the yacht Showtime. McKinnon is the president of McKinnon Broadcasting Corporation in San Diego. At the moment McKinnon owns Kusi-TV, channel 51 in San Diego.

In 2010 McKinnon sold KIII TV and KBMT TV, both ABC affiliates,  to the London Broadcasting Corporation.  McKinnon also owns the San Diego Home Garden magazine. Michael McKinnon put his yacht Showtime up for sale.

Siete  – motor yacht –  34.95m (114.67ft) – Benetti SpA  –  2002

Klaus Kurt Bytzek  –  net worth > 50 million  – Canada

Magna International  –

Klaus Kurt Bytzek is the owner of the luxury yacht Siete. Bytzek is an automotive inventor, with several patents on his name. Most patents are related to belt and chain tensioners.

Klaus Bytzek also invented a  power-operated system for actuating the rear doors or liftgates of motor vehicles. Bytzek was one of the first managers involved in Multimatic, founded by Frank Stronach, which later evolved into Magna International.

Magna is one of the largest automotive parts manufacturers in the world. According to the book Magna Cum  Laude, about Magna and Stronach, Btyzek ‘became very wealthy due to his involvement in Magna.

Bytzek is also somehow related to the Litens Automotive Partnership, but it is not clear if he also owns this company. Bytzek’s yacht is a Benetti Classic, delivered in 2002. Siete was sold in 2013.

Silver Angel  – motor yacht –  64.5m (211.61ft)  –  Benetti SpA  –  2009

Richard Caring  –  net worth USD 1.2 billion

Fashion, Restaurants  –

Richard Caring is the owner of the superyacht Silver Angel. Richard Caring is a UK fashion billionaire. Caring founded International Clothing Designs (ICD) in the 1970s after the family business (Louis Caring Originals) went into trouble.

He started selling miniskirts with his girlfriend, selling 25,000 a week after a couple of years. After moving production to Hong Kong, he started selling cheap garments to UK retailers. ICD is now the main supplier to Phillip Green’s Arcadia Group.

Richard Caring invested his fashion profits in UK and Hong Kong real estate. In 2005 Richard Caring acquired the Le Caprice Group, owner of several restaurants in London. Later Caring acquired several restaurant chains: StradaBelgoBath & Racquets Club, the Birley Group, Harry’s Bar, SOHO House.

Richard Caring is an active philanthropist, donating USD 5 million per year. Caring resides in North London, in a mansion known as the Versailles of London. Richard Caring has a net worth of USD 1.2 billion.

In 2013 Richard Caring’s yacht Silver Angel was chartered by Tamara Ecclestone and her friend Jay Rutland.

Silver Cloud   motor yacht –  41m (134.51ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen  –  2008

Alexander Dreyfoos

The Dreyfoos Group  –

Alexander Dreyfoos is the owner of the yacht Silver Cloud. Alexander Dreyfoos is the founder of The Dreyfoos Group, a private capital management firm. In the 1960’s Dreyfoos founded the Photo Electronics Corporation (PEC), which was the designer and manufacturer of the digital image processing “Professional Video Analyzing Computer” (PVAC).

The Professional Video Analyzing Computer is a machine used by color labs to make high-quality color photographic prints. An earlier version, the Video Color Negative Analyzer (VCNA) is on permanent display in the Smithsonian.

In 1970, the Photo Electronics Corporation received an Academy Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for its development of the motion picture video analyzer.

Dreyfoos also owned the television station WPEC TV-12, the CBS affiliate in West Palm Beach, Florida, which he sold in 1996. The Dreyfoos Group-owned “The Sailfish Marina”, a marina-restaurant-motel in Palm Beach Shores.

In 1997, Mr. Dreyfoos pledged USD 1 million to support Palm Beach County’s public arts magnet high school, which was subsequently named The Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts. For the past 7 years the Dreyfoos School has been ranked in the top 60 schools in the United States.

Silver Fast – motor yacht –  77 (253 ft)  –  Hanseatic Marine  –  2015

Guido A. Krass  –  net worth EUR 300 million

Pari Group  –

Guido Krass is the owner of the yacht Silver Fast. Krass is actually the owner of the yacht’s builder Hanseatic Marine. Guido Krass is the founder and CEO of the Pari Group.

The Pari Group is a diversified investment group active in real estate, green technologies, solar energy, healthcare and software. Through Pari Pharma the Pari group is active in aerosol technologies, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medication delivery.

With the company Centrotec the Pari group is active in climate and air treatment systems. The company ITAC develops software for production and manufacturing management such as just in time and traceability systems. Guido Krass founded Hanseatic Marine with the intention of builder ‘greener’, more eco-friendly yachts: lightweight, aerodynamic superstructure design, efficient hull.

Krass works together with renowned architect Espen Oeino. The yachts are built on speculation, or more precise: for Guido Krass’s own use. However, all yachts have been sold to new owners:

The first yacht Silver, was sold by Guido Krass to a royal family in the United Arab Emirates and renamed Rabdan, the second yacht Silver Zwei was sold to Google co-founder Sergey Brin and renamed Dragonfly and the third yacht Smeralda was sold by Krass to the Royal family of Dubai and renamed Sea Stallion. Silver Fast is also available for sale.

Silver Shalis  – motor yacht –  53m (173.88ft)  –  Delta Marine  –  2010

Larry Silverstein  –  net worth > USD 500 million

NY real estate: Silverstein Properties  –

Larry Silverstein is a New York real estate developer. He established Silverstein Properties in 1957 with his father Harry Silverstein and his brother-in-law Bernard Mendik.

Harry died in 1966 and Mendik divorced Silverstein’s sister in 1977 and left the company. Silverstein acquired and developed several NY buildings in the next decades, including 7 World Trade Center, 529 Fifth Avenue and 570 Seventh Avenue.

In July 2001 Silverstein acquired the lease of the World Trade Centre (towers One, Two, Four and Five) for USD 3.2 billion. The Terms of Lease included the right and the obligation to rebuild the structures if destroyed.

After the September 11 attacks several years of disputes and discussions with the building’s insurers followed while Silverstein continued to pay a USD 10 million rent to the Port Authority of New York. In 2006 Silverstein ceded his rights to build Tower One to the Port Authority.

Silverstein Properties has currently USD 10 billion of real estate under development. Since 2010 Silverstein has a joined venture with the owner of superyacht Phoenix Jan Kulczyk, named Kulczyk Silverstein Properties. Larry Silverstein named his yacht Silver Shalis after his two daughters Shari and Lisa.

Siran  – motor yacht –  67.0m (219.85ft)  –  Feadship  –  1992

Bob Manoukian  –  net worth EUR 500 million

Midland Armenia Bank  –

Bob Manoukian is the founder of the HSBC Bank Armenia.

Siren  – motor yacht –  73.5m (241.14ft)  –  Nobiskrug  –  2008

Reuben Brothers  – net worth USD 14 billion

real estate  –

David and Simon Reuben are the owners of the yacht Siren.

Sirona III  – motor yacht –  56.4m (185.04ft)  –  Oceanfast   –  2004

Micky Arison  –  net worth USD 5.7 billion

Carnival Cruise lines  –

Sirona is owned by Micky Arison, CEO of Carnival Cruise lines. The yacht was built for US car dealer Ray Catena.

Skat  – motor yacht –  70.7m (231.96ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2002

Charles Simonyi  – net worth USD 1 billion

Microsoft  –

Charles Simonyi is owner of the yacht Skat. Read more here.

Skyfall II  – motor yacht –  45.72m (150ft) –  Palmer Johnson  – 2007

Skyfall  – motor yacht –  57.91m (190ft)  –  Trinity  Yachts  –  2010

Skyfall  – motor yacht –  67.5m (223ft)  –  Sunrise Yachts  – 2017

John Staluppi  –  net worth US$ 400 million  –  USA

Atlantic Auto Group  –

John Staluppi is the owner of the yacht Skyfall.

Slipstream  – motor yacht –  60m (196.85ft)  –  CMN Yacht Division  –  2009

Jack Cowin  –  net worth USD 600 million

Competitive Foods Australia  –

Jack Cowin is the owner of the yacht Slipstream

Slojo  –  motor yacht –  47.5m (156ft) –  Delta Marine  –  2008

James & Sujo Offield – net worth

Smile (?????)- motor yacht – 37.7m (123ft) – Timmerman Yachts  –  2004

Yuryi Kachmazov – net worth > 100 million –  Russia

SOK Group

Yuryi Kachmazov is the owner of the yacht Smile. Kachmazov is the founder of the SOK group, one of Russia’s largest producers of automobile components. In 1994, Yuriy Mikhailovich Kachmazov, at that time in his late 20s, created the SOK Group.

Kachmazov launched the auto business near the Russian town of Samara Hippodrome, dealing in new Zhiguli motor vehicles (known as Lada outside Russia) and replacement items within the car dealership. The Zhugli cars were manufactured by AvtoVAZ, and this complete focus proved profitable in 1990’s Russia.

By the early 2000s, the company began building foreign automobiles, such as KIA Spectra, on account of a revolutionary long-term contract with KIA Motors of South Korea. In 2004, the SOK Group was counted it as one of 200 of Russia’s major non-public companies by Russian Forbes, and it turned out to be KIA Motor’s authorized distributor in post-Soviet Russia.

In 2005, Yuriy Mikhailovich Kachmazov’s enterprise was designated Russia’s Organization of the Year, comprising 25 % of the Russian automotive parts market and 12 percent of the general car market. (Source:

Smile was the first yacht built at the Russian Timmerman Yachts, founded by Roman Trotsenko.

SnowbirD – motor yacht –  39m (128ft)  –  Hakvoort – 2010

Gregg Ostrander  –  net worth USD 100 million  –  USA

Michael Foods –

Gregg Ostrander is the owner of the motor yacht Snowbird. Ostrander was chairman and ceo of Michael Foods, a food processor active in  egg products, cheese and potato products.

Michael Foods is the world’s largest egg processing company. In 2010 Michael Foods was acquired by GS Capital Partners for USD 1.7 billion. Gregg Ostrander and his family owned around 5% of the shares, so he received around US 90 million. Ostrander was also a director at Arctic Cat, a manufacturer of snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles.

Ostrander’s yacht SnowbirD was built as Pretty Woman at Hakvoort. Before delivery, the original owner had to abandon the project due to financial problems. The yacht was then acquired by the Ostrander family in 2010.

The yacht is known for its large onboard art collection.  Ostrander sold his yacht SnowBird to Tom and Judy Love,  who  named her Revelry

Sojana  – sailing yacht –  34.97m (114.7ft)  –  Green Marine  –  2003

Peter Robert Harrison  –  net worth  USD 400 million – UK

IT: sold Chernikeeff  –  peterharrisonfoundation

Peter Harrison acquired Chernikeeff – a PC integration network business – in 1978 for GBP 133,000. Peter Harrison developed Chernikeeff over twenty-two years into the largest privately held computer networking and Internet integration company in the United Kingdom.

In 1999 Peter Harrison sold 49% of his shares in Chernikeeff to South African Dimension Data Holdings for GBP 100 million and one year later sold the remaining shares for another GBP 200 million.  Dimension Data is a specialist IT services and solution provider that helps clients plan, build, support and manage their IT infrastructures.

Peter Harrison is active in philanthropy through his Peter Harrison Foundation, to which he donated GBP 30 million. With his sailing yacht, Sojana Peter Harrison is active in ocean racing.

Sokar (ex: Jonikal)  – motor yacht –  63.77m (209.2ft)  –  Codecasa S.p.A.  –  1990

Mohamed Al Fayed  –  net worth USD 1.4 billion – Egypt

Hotel Ritz / Harrods  –

Mohammed Al Fayed is the owner of the luxury yacht Sokar. In the 1950s Al Fayed and his brothers founded the shipping company Genavco (The General Navigation Company), operating roll-on, roll-off ferries in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

In 1968 Mohamed Al-Fayed established International Marine Services (IMS), active in salvage, towing, and servicing work for the fleets of oil tankers trading in Dubai’s waters. In those years Mohammed Al Fayed was involved in the development of Dubai.

Al Fayed advised the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid al Maktoum in the development of its infrastructure (the harbor, roads, hotels),  In 1979 Al Fayed acquired L’hotel Ritz in Paris. In November 1984, Mohamed and his brothers acquired a 30 percent stake in House of Fraser, which included the London department store Harrods.

In 2010 Harrods was sold to Qatar Holdings, the sovereign wealth fund of the emirate of Qatar for USD 2.4 billion. In 1987 Al Fayed established the Al Fayed Charitable Foundation supporting British baby and children’s hospices In 1997 Mohammed acquired the Fulham Football Club (FFC).

Al Fayed owns Balnagown Castle in Scotland, which he uses as a family retreat.  Forbes estimates the net worth of Mohammed Al Fayed at USD 1.4 billion.

Solemar  – motor yacht –  61.5m (201.77ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.  –  2003

Mikhail Prokhorov  –  net worth USD 13 billion  – Russia

Onexim Group  –

See more about Solemar and Mikhail Prokhorov here. Prokhorov is one of the richest yacht owners.

Solemates  – motor yacht –   60.0m (197ft)  –  Lurssen –  2010

Paul Fireman  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA

Reebok  –

Paul Fireman is the owner of the superyacht Solemates. Fireman was the CEO of Reebok from 1979 until 2005. In 2005 he sold the company to Adidas for US$ 3.8 billion, netting himself US$ 650 million for his 17% stake. Paul Fireman founded Reebok USA in 1979, after he bought the rights to the Reebok line of running shoes from the British shoe manufacturer J. W. Foster & Sons.

In 1981 he sold 60% of the company to Pentland Industries, a London-based investment company, to raise cash. Reebok became very successful and turned into one of the fastest growing companies of all time. The companies first success was the introduction of women’s athletics support shoes, which were comfortable and colorful.

Sales grew from US$ 3 million in 1982 to US$ 919 million in 1986. In the 1990s Paul Fireman’s annual salary amounted to US$ 30 million a year.  In 2005 sales were US$ 3.8 billion, when Adidas acquired the company.

In 1990 Paul Fireman has his own investment firm named Fireman Capital Partners.  Fireman Capital Partners invests in consumer-focused companies through both growth equity and buyout transactions, focusing on consumer businesses with revenues between $10 and $150 million.   

Fireman is an active philanthropist: he and his wife Phyllis are co-founders of the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Family Foundation, one of Massachusetts’ largest private foundations.  Fireman’s yacht Solemates is available for charter. Fireman sold his yacht Solemates to George Argyros, who named her Huntress.

Solis – motor yacht – 34m (112ft) – Mulder Shipyard – 2015

Primat Family – net worth USD 2 billion

Primland –

The Primat family are the owners of the yacht Solis. The Primat family are heirs to the Schlumberger fortune.

Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management, and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing more than 93,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in more than 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production.

Didier Primat (who died in 2008) was a grandson of Marcel Schlumberger. Primat is the founder of Primland, 12,000-acre exclusive golf, hunting, and fishing resort in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Native Americans, this resort is designed to enhance the quality of life in the area without impacting negatively on the local wildlife. The Moonen Solis was delivered in 2015, she is designed by Claydon Reeves.

Solleone  – motor yacht – 27.4m (90ft)  –  Nautor Swan –  2009

Leonardo Ferragamo  –  Ferragamo family net worth: US$ 2.5 billion  –  Italy

Ferragamo  –

Leonardo Ferragamo is the owner of the sailing yacht Solleone. Leonardo Ferragamo is CEO at Palazzo Feroni Finanziaria S.p.A, the Ferragamo family’s investment firm.

Leonardo directly holds approx. 2 % of the Ferragamo shares, which are worth around USD 100 million. The family’s holding holds around 60% of the shares with a value of around US$ 2.5 billion.

Ferragamo’s Swan was designed by German Frers. He owns another smaller Swan 42 racer named Cuordileone. In fact Leonardo Ferragamo actually owns the yacht builder Nautor Swan, which he purchased in 1998.

He now acts as Chairman of Nautor Swan. Leonardo Ferragamo co-founded the real estate management company Windows on Europe, where he acts as Chairman. Sailing yacht Solleone is available for charter.

Something Cool  – motor yacht –  29,7m (97,77ft)  –  Wilton Feyenoord  –  1964

Heineken family –  net worth USD 11 billion  – The Netherlands

Heineken Beer –

The Heineken family is the owner of the yacht Something Cool. The yacht Something Cool was built in Holland in 1964 and later acquired by Freddy Heineken in 1971.

Freddy Heineken used the yacht frequently and invited many prominent quests, including the Dutch Royal Family. After Ferry Heineken passed away in 2002, his daughter Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken inherited his fortune.

Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken had the luxury yacht Something Cool put for sale in 2008, but is unclear if the yacht has been sold. In the summer of 2012, the yacht was still in her berth in Antibes. Charlene de Carvalho-Heineken has a net worth of USD 11 billion and is the richest citizen of the Netherlands.

Sonas – motor yacht – 36m (120ft) – Broward Marine

Sean P. Downes – net worth USD 100 million – USA

Universal Insurance Holdings –

Sean P Downes is the owner of the yacht Sonas. Downes is the CEO of Universal Insurance Holding, active in insurance underwriting, distribution, and claims.

The company is the largest private personal residential homeowners insurance company in Florida. In 2015 the company realized USD 546 million in revenues and a net profit of USD 106 million. Mr. Downes owns approx 5% of the shares of Universal Insurance Holdings.

His yacht Sonas was built in 2002 and was refitted in 2014. In early 2016 she was put for sale asking for USD 4 million. The net worth of Sean P Downes is estimated at USD 100 million.

 Sorcha  – motor yacht – 46.3m (151.9ft) – Northern Marine Co. LLC

William – Bill –  D. Morean  – net worth > USD 500 million – USA

Jabil Circuit  –

William Morean is the owner of the yacht Sorcha. Until 2013, Morean was the chairman of the electronics manufacturing company Jabil Circuit. Jabil was co-founded by his father William E Morean and James Golden. The Jabil name is composed of the founders’ first names.  

Jabil is a world leader in the electronics manufacturing, with more than 60 plants in 33 countries. In 2012 Jabil realized sales of $ 17.1 billion and a net profit of $ 400 million.

According to recent SEC filings, Bill Morean still owns around 11 million shares in Jabil, worth approximately $ 220 million. In 2005 Morean owned around 25 million shares, with a share price of around $ 40, this made him a billionaire at that moment. Morean stepped down as chairman of Jabil in 2013.

Space  – motor yacht –  44.6m (146.49ft)  –  Feadship  –  2007

Laurence Graff  –  net worth USD 4.3 billion  – UK

Jewellery: Graff Diamonds  –

Laurence Graff is the owner of the yacht Space.

Spirit du Brazil   –  motor yacht –  35.37m (116.04ft)  –  Pershing S.p.a.  –  2009

Eike Batista  –  net worth USD 10.6 billion  –  Brazil

Energy: EBX group  –

Eike Batista is the owner of the yacht Spirit du Brazil. Eike Batista is a Brazilian mining and oil billionaire. Batista is chairman of the EBX Group, active in mining, oil and gas exploration and logistics.

At the age of 23 Batista started a gold trading firm, called Autram Aurem. Within two years Batista earned USD 6 million. 20 years later Batista operated eight gold mines in Brazil and Canada and a silver mine in Chile. In 2011 Eike Batista was the richest man in Brazil with a net worth of USD 30 billion.

In 2012 Batista’s assets lost USD 19 billion in value, making him the billionaire with the biggest drop in net worth. Batista’s current net worth is still USD 11 billion.

Starfire  – motor yacht –  54m (177.17ft)  –  Benetti SpA  –  1997

Carl Icahn  –  net worth USD 20 billion  –  USA

Investor: Icahn & Co. Inc.  –

Carl Icahn is one of the richest yacht owners, with an estimated net worth of USD 20 billion.

Icahn is the founder of Icahn Enterprises, an investment company operating in Automotive, Energy, Gaming, Railcar, Food Packaging, Metals, Real Estate, and Home Fashion. Investments include CVR EnergyTropicana Entertainment and WestPoint Home Fashion.

Stargate – motoryacht – 80m (272ft) – Oceanco – 2001

Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani – Qatar

Sheikh Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, half-brother of the former Emir of Qatar is the owner of the yacht Stargate

Star Sapphire  – motor yacht –  35m (114.83ft)  –  Bilgin Yachts  –  2007

Jack Sternlieb  –  net worth >USD 25 million – USA

Heart surgeon  –

Jack Sternlieb is the owner of the luxury yacht Star Sapphire. Jack Sternlieb is one of the most prominent heart surgeons in the US. Sternlieb founded the Heart Institute of the Desert in 1978 but sold the company on his retirement in 2000.

Sternlieb is also a patent holder on a mechanical heart device dubbed as S2000, a left ventricular assist device. It is a mechanical pump that’s used to support heart function and blood flow in people who have weakened hearts.

Sternlieb lived on board his yacht Star Sapphire for 4 year while acting as the captain himself.

St David  – motor yacht –  60m (196.85ft)  –  Benetti SpA  –  2008

built for Sir Stanley Thomas as Xanadu  –  net worth >EUR 150 million  –  UK

food (and real estate)   –

In 1971 Sir Stanley Thomas started a pie baking firm with his brother Peter Thomas. The company sold pies to local shops under the name Peter’s Savoury Products.

Peter’s Savoury Products expanded quickly and was sold in 1988 to Grand Metropolitan for GBP 100 million. Peter Thomas founded the real estate developer Atlantic Property Developments which grew into one of the leading property developers in Wales.

Stanley Thomas started TBI with developer Paul Bailey. TBI acquired several airports including Cardiff International, Belfast International, Orlando Sanford International, Stockholm Skavsta and London Luton. In 2004 TBI was sold for EUR 785 million to the Spanish companies Abertis Infraestructuras S.A. (90%) and AENA Desarrollo Internacional S.A. (10%). At that moment the Thomas family owned about 20 percent of TBI.

In 2012 the net worth of Peter and Stanley Thomas was GBP 225 million or around USD 300 million. Stanley Thomas sold his yacht Xanadu in 2010.

Stella Maris  – motor yacht –  72.1m (237ft)  –  Viareggio Superyachts  –  2013

Simone and Christiana Longarini  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Italy

Viareggio Superyachts  –

Simone and Christiana Longarini are the owners of the superyacht Stella Maris. They are the founders of the shipyard VSY or Viareggio Super Yachts and built the yacht for themselves.

VSY was founded in 2004. Superyacht Fan is not certain about the source of wealth of the Longarini family, it seems to be something in fashion, as Christiana owned some fashion-related trademarks. If you do know the source of wealth: please send an email.

Summerwind  – motor yacht –  44.1m (144.69ft)  –  Cheoy Lee  – 1995

Jeff Greene  –  net worth USD 2.1 billion – USA

Real estate  –

Sunchaser  – motor yacht – 43.28m (141.99ft) – Richmond Yachts  –  2007

William – Bill – Pope  – net worth > USD 100 million  – USA

Sunchase Holdings –

William  – Bill – Pope is the owner of the yacht Sunchaser. Bill Pope is the CEO and owner of Sunchase Holdings. Sunchase Holdings is an investor and real estate developer, specializing in distressed real estate projects.

In the 1990’s Sunchase focused on acquiring assets from the Resolution Trust Corporation (a U.S.government-owned asset management company charged with liquidating real estate-related assets such as mortgage loans). The company purchased assets with a book value of US$ 2 billion.

Sunchase projects include Mountain House (California), Estrella (Goodyear, Arizona, Terra Bay (San Francisco), and Pont Royal (near Marseille, France). Sunchase also invests in promising companies, such as Intrix, which Sunchase fully owns. Intrix delivers payment processing technologies.

A recent project of Sunchase Holdings is the Hokuli’a project on Hawaii’s Big Island, which is developed together with Robert Walton, Walmart’s chairman. Hokuli’a includes a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course.

Superyacht Sunchaser was built by Richmond Yachts. William Pope purchased the yacht while she was already under construction.

Sun Glider II  – motor yacht –  36.5m (119.6  –  ISA Yachts –  2006

Ger Visser  –  net worth nihil (from EUR 150 million)  –  The Netherlands

bankrupt: Eurocommerce Real estate  –

Sun Glider II was built for Ger Visser. Ger Visser is the founder of the now-bankrupt Dutch real estate developer Eurocommerce. Eurocommerce was mainly active in the development of Dutch office buildings.

In 2010 Ger Visser’s net worth was still estimated at EUR 150 million. Ger Visser used to own a successful horse stable: Stal Eurocommerce. His horse Eurocommerce London won silver in the 2012 London Olympic games. Eurocommerce financier Rabobank has seized both the stable and the yacht.

Sunrays  – motor yacht –  85.47m (280.4ft)  –  Oceanco  –  2010

Ravi Ruia  –  net worth USD 8,5 billion  –  India

Essar Group  –

Ravi Ruia is the owner of the yacht Sunrays. Together with his brother, Ravi Ruia co-founded the Indian Essar Group.

Supertoy – motor yacht – 27.9m (91ft)  – Kha Shing Enterprises – 1993

Edward Hayward – net worth > USD 25 million  –  UK

Chepstow Group of Companies –

Edward Hayward is the owner of the yacht Supertoy. Hayward is chairman of the Chepstow Group of Companies, active in the trade and rental of of construction equipment and real estate development.

His companies include Chepstow Contract RentalsChepstow Plant International and Beacon Estates. Real estate projects include the Beacon Business Park in Caldicot Town. Hayward purchased the yacht Supertoy in 1998 with the intention to charter her commercially.

The yacht became a subject of a Tax Chamber Tribunal, which fortunately decided in favor of Mr. Hayward. The yacht is available for charter, more info here.

Susanne of Stockholm  – sailing yacht –  30.16m (98.11ft)  –  Trehard  –  1990

Alessandro Catenacci  –  net worth > USD 50 million  – Sweden

Nobis Group (hospitality)  –

Alessandro Catenacci, is a Swedish hotel and restaurant entrepreneur. Catenacci is CEO and owner of Nobis Group.  

Nobis Group owns several of Sweden’s most famous restaurants such as Café Opera, Operakällaren and Stallmästaregården. Nobis also owns a Lexus car dealership named Kaiser Bil.

Alessandro Catenacci began importing Italian restaurant equipment at a young age. At the age of 20 he opened Cain, his first restaurant in Stockholm. A few years later Catenacci bought the restaurant  and nightclub Birger Bar.

Nowadays the group includes first-class hotels, restaurants and nightclubs, conference and event venues and catering. Café Opera is the most renowned nightclub in Scandinavia.

Suver  – motor yacht –  41.7m (137ft)  –  IZAR  –  2005

José María Suescun Verdugo –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Spain

Corporacion Dermoestetica  –

José María Suescun Verdugo is the owner of the yacht Suver. José María Suescun Verdugo is the CEO and majority shareholder of Corporacion Dermoestetica. The company is active in cosmetic surgery and beauty treatment.

Mr. Suescun started working at a German multinational in the hair cosmetics industry. At the age of 27 he bought a bankrupt company for EUR 7.200, together with some friends.

This was the start of what later became Corporacion Dermoestetica. First the company was only active in hair cosmetics but soon its activities expanded into cosmetic surgery and beauty treatment. In 2000 Suescun’s company – named Clinica Suver  –  merged with Centro Español de Dermatología Capilar, creating Corporacion Dermoestetica.

Nowadays Corporacion Dermoestetica owns 59 clinics and is active in Spain, Italy Portugal and the UK  Through Soul Corporacion, Mr. Suescun invests in real estate properties, some of which house Dermoestetica’s clinics. He also invests in other industries through his investment firm Inversiones Suver.

In 2013 Inversiones Suver had an equity of EUR 40 million (US$ 55 million). José María Suescun Verdugo’s yacht Suver was built by the Spanish shipyard IZAR – now named Nevantia –  and was delivered to her owner in 2005.

Sybaris  – sailing yacht –  70m (230ft)  –  Perini Navi  – 2015

Bill Duker  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Amici LLC, sold to Xerox  –

Sycara IV  – motor yacht – 46.1m (151.25ft)  –  Burger Boat Company  –  2009

Ray Catena  –  net worth > USD 300 million  –  USA

Car dealership  –

Ray Catena is the owner of the yacht Sycara. Ray Catena is the founder of the Catena Car Dealership Group. The Catena group sells luxury car brands as Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar and Maybach in NY and NJ.

Symphony  –  motor yacht –  101m (333ft)  –  Feadship  – 2015

Bernard Arnault – net worth 37 billion  –  France


Bernard Arnault, one of Europe’s richest men, is the owner of the yacht Symphony. More here.

T6  – motor yacht –  48.5m (159.22ft)  –  Flyghtship Construction   –  2006

John Spencer  –  net worth: USD 550 million –  New Zealand

Caxton Paper (sold to CHH)  –

John Spencer was the owner of the yacht T6. John Spencer even owned the yard that build his yacht: Flyghtship, although Flyghtship seems to be out of business.

The Spencer family is a well-known New Zealand family. John Spencer’s grandfather Albert Spencer founded the Caxton paper company in 1890. Caxton paper became New Zealand’s market leader in toilet paper, tissue paper, paper towels, and related products.

Caxton Paper was sold to Carter Holt Harvey in 1987 for NZD 300 million. Carver Holt Harvey in its turn was acquired in 2006 by Graeme Hart, New Zealand’s richest person.  

Graeme Hart is the owner of the luxury yacht Ulysses. The net worth of John Spencer is estimated at around NZD 700 million, equal to more or less USD 550 million.  He died in 2016.

Taconite – motor yacht – 38.10m (125ft)  –  Boeing Aircraft  – 1930

Gordon Levett  –  net worth >USD 25 million  – Canada

Pacific Coach Lines  –

Gordon Levett is the owner of the classic motor yacht Taconite. Levett is the co-founder of Vancouver’s Pacific Coach Lines. Pacific Coach operates a scheduled bus line between Vancouver, Vancouver Airport, and Whistler. Gordon Levett sold Pacific Coach in 1990.

His yacht Taconite was built in 1930 by the Boeing Aircraft Company for its founder William Boeing. The Boeing family used the yacht for more than 40 years. Taconite is available for charter.

Taiba  – motor yacht –  49.95m (163.88ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  1997

Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid al-Nuaimi  – net worth: $ 1 billion –   Ajman

Son of the Emir of Ajman  –

Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi is the owner of the superyacht Taiba. Sheikh Rashid is the son of Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid al-Nuaimi, the Emir of Ajman.

Ajman is one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates federation. Sheikh Rashid is the head of Ajman Club a football club competing in the UAE Pro-League. Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi is also the owner of R Holding, an Ajman-based conglomerate active in real estate development, hotels, and investing.

Hotels of the group include the Ramada Ajman Hotel and the Ramada Downtown Dubai. The ruling family of Ajman has a net worth of $ 1 billion.

Talitha  – motor yacht –  82.6m (271ft)  –  Krupp Germania Werft   –  1930

Getty family  – net worth: > $ 10 billion  – USA

Oil  –

Superyacht Talitha is owned by the Getty family. Getty Oil was founded by J. Paul Getty in 1964 after the Getty family had already accumulated wealth from earlier oil investments.

In the 1930s the Getty family was active in Saudi Arabia’s oil exploration through their Pacific Western Oil Corporation. Later their oil holdings were organized under Getty Oil. In 1984 Texaco acquired Getty Oil for USD 10 billion.

The Getty family remained the owner of the real estate/ tank stations through Getty Realty. A spin-off of Getty Realty was later sold to Lukoil. Getty’s son Gordon Getty is listed at Forbes with a net worth of USD 2 billion.

Tamer II  – sailing yacht –  36.42m (119.49ft)  –  Jongert  –  1986

Maamoun Said Tamer  –  net worth > USD 100 million  – Saudi Arabia

Tamer Group  –

The Tamer family is the owner of the Jongert sailing yacht Tamer II.  The family owns the Tamer Group, Saudi-based healthcare, prestige products, and fast-moving consumer goods company.

Tamer Group is the leading supplier of pharmaceutical products to the Saudi market. The group distributes laboratory diagnostic machines and reagents, interventional cardiology, radiology, and orthopedics.

Tamer supplies diverse food and nutrition products, ranging from baby food, sweeteners, confectionery, and nutritional products, Toiletries, Hair Care, Skin and Body Care. Tamer Group is a majority shareholder in the Saudi Arabian Japanese Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (SAJA).

Saudi Arabian Japanese Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd is a 50-year-joint venture between Tamer Group Industries and two of the largest Japanese pharmaceutical firms, Astellas and Daiichi Sankyo.  

Tamsen  – sailing yacht – 52m (170.6ft)  –  Perini Navi  –  2007

Firestone Family and Friends  – net worth > 100 million  – USA

Somera Communications (sold)  – Global Power Supply  –  

Sailing yacht Tamsen was built for a group of owners, centered around the Firestone family. The superyacht is named after the wife of Robert Firestone, a psychologist, and author.

His children and their friends founded several successful companies, including Century Computer Marketing, a distributor of computer equipment, which was sold for US$ 30 million, Somera Communications, a provider of new and used telecommunications infrastructure equipment and services, which was listed on Nasdaq (raising US$ 107 million) and is now owned by Jabil Circuit, and Global Power Supply, buying, selling and renting generators for example to the oil and gas industry.

Tango  – motor yacht –  77.7m (254.9ft)  –  Feadship  –  2011

Viktor Vekselberg –  net worth: USD 10.6 billion  – Russia

Renova –

Viktor Vekselberg is the owner of the yacht Tango.

Tatoosh  – motor yacht –  92.42m (303.2ft)  –  Nobiskrug  –  2000

Paul Allen  –  net worth: USD 15 billion  – USA

Microsoft  –

US billionaire Paul Allen is one of the founders of Microsoft. Paul Allen owns the yachts TatooshOctopus, and Meduse.

Tenaz  – sailing yacht –  39.0 m (127.9ft)  –  Pendennis Shipyard  –  1996

Mike Ryan  –  net worth US$ 50 million  –  Cayman Islands

Silverfin Development  –

Mike Ryan is the owner of the sailing yacht Tenaz. Mike Ryan is a real estate developer specializing in residential properties and resorts. He is famous for developing The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman Resort, rated as the number one resort in the Caribbean.

Unfortunately, in 2012 the Ritz Carlton went into receivership and is now owned by Five Mile Capital Partners, who purchased the property for US$ 177 million at the largest real estate auction in the history of the Cayman Islands.

Through his, Silverfin Development Company Ryan develops properties in the Cayman Islands, Asia, and London. His yacht Tenaz is currently for sale.

Texas  – motor yacht –  44.6m (146.33ft)  –  Proteksan Turquoise Yachts  –  1984

Solomon Lew  –  net worth: USD 1.1 billion  –  Australia

Retail and investments  –

Solomon Lew is the owner of superyacht Texas. Lew is an Australian billionaire. In 1964 he inherited a small retail business. This small business was turned in to a large group, importing textile, toys and other goods from China into Australia.

Currently Salomon Lew is chairman and the largest shareholder of Premier Investments Limited, a stock-listed investment company. The company is the owner of the Just Group, one of Australia’s largest clothing retailers.

Mr Lew is the owner of two superyachts: the 54 meter Maridome built by Brook Marine and the 45 meter Texas built by Turquoise. Mr Lew’s net worth is estimated at USD 1.1 billion.

Thalia  – sailing yacht –  48.42m (158.86ft)  –  Vitters Shipyard   –   1994

Mikhail Khimich  –  net worth: USD 100 million  –  New Zealand

Waivera Water  –

Mikhail Khimich is the owner if the sailing yacht Thalia. Khimich owns the New Zealand water bottling company Waiwera Water. Some 1.5 kilometers below New Zealand’s Waiwera Valley lies one of the South Pacific’s main geothermal aquifers.

Carbon dating reveals this water to be approximately 15,000 years old. In 1875, Waiwera water was first bottled in its distinctive Georgia Green bottle and promoted as ‘the elixir of life’. WAI means ‘water’ in M?ori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand.

And WERA means ‘hot’. Together, they make up WAIWERA, pronounced ‘why-wear-ah’. The Waiwera company includes a thermal resort. Khimich made his fortune from property development and minerals and gases. Khimich is a philanthropist, who sent two shipping containers of Waiwera bottled water to Japan after the tsunami.

Mikhail Kimich’s sailing yacht Thalia was built by Vitters.

The Big Blue  – motor yacht –  42m (137.8ft)  –  Troy Marine  –  2010

Tony Mayer  –  Captiva Resources  –  Arta Tequila  – net worth > US$ 100 million  –  USA

Arta Tequila  –

Tony Mayer is the owner of the yacht The Big Bue. Mayer is CEO of Captiva Resources, a Denver-based oil and gas exploration and production company and founder of Arta Tequila.

Mayer is the son of Frederick Mayer, who founded the Exeter Drilling Company in 1953. In 1980, when Exeter was the US largest privately held drilling company, he sold the company to the People’s Energy Company of Chicago for USD 134.5 million.

He then founded Captiva to manage his resources. Frederick Mayer was a philanthropist and a successful stamp and postal collector. His collections are displayed online at the FRM Foundation. Tony Mayer acquired Arta Tequila in 2011.

Arta Tequila was founded in 2008 and won several (Bronze and Silver) medals at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Superyacht The Big Blue was built (but never finished) as Imbros. She was refitted in 2012 and 2013 by Derecktor, in Florida.

The Highlander  – motor yacht –  35,0m (116ft)  –  De Vries Lentsch  – 1967

Victor Muller   –  net worth < USD 50 million  - The Netherlands

Spyker Cars  –

Victor Muller is the owner of the yacht The Highlander. Victor Muller is a Dutch millionaire who became wealthy with the shipping company Wijsmuller and the clothing brand McGregor.

He is best known as the founder of Spyker Cars and CEO of  Saab Automobile. Muller became the owner of shipping and salvage company Wijsmuller after a management buy-out.

Later he invested in the Emergo Fashion Group who acquired the rights for the bankrupt clothing brand McGregor.  Muller led McGregor to success and cashed when McGregor was listed at the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.  In 2000 Victor Muller founded Spyker Cars.

Later Spyker Cars acquired Saab Automobile, which was declared bankrupt in 2011. The Highlander was built as the first large yacht for the Forbes family.

Themis  – motor yacht –  47.55m (156ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC   –  1998

Ronald Motley  – net worth >USD 100 million  – USA

Motley Rice  –

Superyacht Themis was built for Ronald Motley. Motley was one of America’s most successful trial lawyers. He was a pioneer in the use of class-action lawsuits, for example against the tobacco industry.

His biggest success was in 1998 when tobacco companies agreed to pay states more than $246 billion over the next 25 years, the largest civil settlement in U.S. History. It was reported that his firm earned US$ 2 billion from the settlement. Ronald Motley died in 2013.

The One  – motor yacht –  73m (239.5ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  1972

Francesco Bellavista Caltagirone  – net worth > US$ 100  million.

Aquamarcia  –

Francesco Bellavista Caltagirone is the owner of the yacht The One. Caltagirona is an Italian real estate developer. In the 1970s and 80’s he developed real estate in Europe, the US, and South America.

In 1994 he acquired the Italian real estate company Aqua Pia Antica Marcia, which was founded in 1868 to exploit and manage an ancient aqua duct in Rome. Caltagirone was very successful and owned several houses in Italy and the South of France, a Falcon private jet, and the 71-meter Lurssen yacht The One.

n March 2013, however, Francesco Bellavista Caltagirone was charged with a US$ 200 million tax fraud, and his real estate, yacht, and private jet were seized by the tax authorities. Aqua Marcia was declared bankrupt in 2007.

The Snapper  – motor yacht –  36.89m (121.0ft)  –  Sunseeker  –  2007

DJ Chris Evans  –  net worth > USD 75 million  –  UK

Radio DJ for the BBC –

Motor yacht The Snapper was built for Formula 1 driver Eddy Jordan. In 2012 he sold the Snapper to BBC radio DJ Chris Evans, as he order a new Sunseeker 155 yacht named Blush in 2014.

Chris Evans is a successful radio DJ at the BBC. He hosted several programs such as The Big Breakfast and the Radio 1 Breakfast Show. In 2000 he was the highest-paid UK entertainer. IN 1994 he founded his own production company named Ginger Productions.

In 1997 Ginger Production – together with some other investors – acquired Virgin Radio from Richard Bransom for USD 100 million. In 2000 Evans sold the Ginger Group for USD 300 million, netting himself some USD 75 million.

Evans is a car collector, owning several classic Ferrari’s including a 1961 250 GT Spyder California SWB and a 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO. In 2014 Evans put his yacht The Snapper for sale.

This Is Us  –  sailing yacht  – 41.83m (137.2ft)  –  Holland Jachtbouw   –  2005

Dirk Cavens  –   net worth > USD 50 million  – Belgium

Antwerp real estate KVH

Dirk Cavens is the owner the Belgium real estate developer Kempens Vastgoed Holding (KVH). Dirk Cavens is married to Christine van Hool.

Van Hool is a major bus and coaches manufacturer in Europe, offering a range of buses for public transport for international markets. Van Hool manufactures approximately 1,400 buses and coaches, and as many as 4,000 commercial vehicles annually.

Thunder B  – motor yacht –   49.84m (163.5ft)  –  Oceanfast  –  1998

Boris Berezovsky – deceased

Sibneft  –

Berezovsky was the owner of the yacht ThunderB. Berezovsky was a Russian oligarch who was in constant struggle with Russian politics. He was a London-based exile, who criticized Putin.

He lost several legal battles, including a case claiming ownership of Sibneft, which he lost. Berezovsky was found dead in 2013.  Berezovsky’s yacht Thunder B was sold to a Croatian owner in 2013.

The yacht is now named Lady K and is famous for its speed of more than 30 knots, powered by a 4,600 hp gas turbine. Berezovski was the original owner of the yacht Radiant.

He ordered her at Lurssen for EUR 149 million, but ran into financial problems and sold her to Abdullah Al Futtaim for EUR 240 million.

Tian  – motor yacht  – 34m (111.55ft)  –  CRN Spa  –  2008

Anil Ambani  –   net worth USD 5.2 billion  –  India

Reliance Industries/ Ambani Group  –

Anil Ambani is the chairman of the Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. The Ambani family is the richest family in India.

Ambani’s brother Mukesh Ambani is the chairman of Reliance Industries. Reliance Industries was founded by his late father Dhirubhai Ambani. Together with Mukesh, Anil had led the Reliance Group to India’s leading textiles, petroleum, petrochemicals, power, and telecom company.

After their father’s death, the brothers had a dispute about control of the family’s business. Their mother arranged a demerger in 2005, which gave Mukesh control of oil and gas, petrochemicals, refining, and manufacturing while Anil took control over electricity, telecom, and financial services.

Anil Ambani’s yacht Tian is named after his wife Tina.

Tiara  – sailing yacht –  54.27m (178.05ft)  –  Alloy Yachts –  2004

Guy Laliberté – net worth USD 1.8 billion  –  Canada

Cirque du Soleil –

Built for:

Jonathan Leitersdorf  –   net worth> USD 100 million  – UK

L Capital Partners  –

Guy Laliberté is the owner of the sailing yacht Tiara. Guy Laliberte is the co-founder of the Cirque du Soleil. He started his career as a street performer and co-founded the Cirque du Soleil as a one-year project.

Nowadays the Circus has 4,000 employees and realizes annual sales of more than USD 800 million. Forbes estimates the net worth of Guy Laliberte at USD 1.8 billion. He bought his yacht Tiara from Jonathan Leitersdorf. Leitersdorf is the founder of a New York venture capital firm, L Capital Partners.

The firm has made investments in small companies like Aquarius Technologies, a Wisconsin-based wastewater treatment firm. Jonathan Leitersdorf is married to Israeli medical cosmetics entrepreneur Ronit Raphael. Ronit Raphael opened her first beauty parlor in Tel Aviv in her 20s.

This company turned into an international cosmetics empire said to be worth tens of millions of dollars. Today Raphael controls the Israeli Ronit Raphael company and the international L. Raphael skincare company.

Timoneer  – sailing yacht –  44.7m (146.8ft)  –  Vitters Shipyard  –  2001

Mrs Georgia P. Gosnell  –   net worth USD 800 million  – USA

Lawyers Cooperative Publishing  – The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company

Mrs. Georgia P. Gosnell is the owner of the yacht Timoneer. Georgia Gosnell is the widow of publisher Thomas Gosnell. Thomas Gosnell was the owner of The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, which had been co-founded in 1882 by his great-grandfather and became one of the largest publishers of legal and professional materials in the U.S.  

In 1989 the The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company was sold to The Thomson Corporation for USD 815 million. The Thompson corporation later merged with West Publishing Co and is now known as Thompson Reuters.

After the sale of their business, the Gosnell family founded Stonehurst Capital Inc., as a private investment firm and family office. Stonehurst has made many successful investments including the Reilly Mortgage Group, Inc. – a commercial mortgage finance company-  which was sold to Wells Fargo in 2006 for USD 300 million, and the VehiCare Corporation which was sold to Clarke Power Services in 2010.

Tiziana  – sailing yacht –  35.6m (116.83ft)  –  Abeking & Rasmussen  –  1963

Conrado Dornier  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

Dornier Seaplane Company  –

Conrado Dornier is the owner of the sailing yacht Tiziana. Conrado Dornier is the heir to the famous Dornier family, active in aircraft manufacturing.

The Dornier family is famous for the design, development, and manufacture of aircraft and flying boats. Dornier Flugzeugwerke was a German aircraft manufacturer founded in 1914 by Claudius Dornier.

Dornier produced many notable aircraft for both the civil and military markets Conrado Dornier currently owns the Dornier Seaplane Company. Dornier is famous for the design, development and manufacture of aircraft and flying boats.

The Dornier Seaplane Company holds the type certificate, the program rights, and assets to the world’s first all-composite amphibious aircraft named the “Seastar”. Seastar is the brainchild of Professor Claudius Dornier Jr., eldest son of aviation pioneer Claude Dornier and long-term chairman to the group of Dornier companies.

A composite flying boat overcomes the two major shortcomings of amphibious aircraft: namely corrosion and lack of seaworthiness. Sailing yacht Tiziana was built in 1963 by Abeking and Rasmussen and underwent an extensive refit at Vitters Shipyard in 2006.

TM Blue One  –  46m (152ft)  –  Picchiotti  –  1988

Valentino Garavani  – net worth USD 500 million –  Italy

Valentino –

Fashion designer Valentino Garavani is the owner of the yacht TM Blue One. Valentino is the founder of Valentino SPA, part of the Valentino Fashion Group.

In 1998, Garavani sold the company for approximately US$300 million to HdP, an Italian conglomerate controlled, by the late Gianni Agnelli, the head of Fiat. Valentino Garavani has an estimated net worth of USD 500 million.

His yacht TM Blue One was built by the Italian yacht builder Picchiotti. Her design is by Gerhard Gilgenast. She can accommodate 10 guests.

To-Kalon  – motor yacht –  30.79m (101.02ft)  –  Burger Boat Company  – 2008

Dave and Cheryl Copham  –   net worth > USD 160 million  –  USA

Liberty Enterprises  –

Dave and Cheryl Copham are the owners of the yacht To-Kalon. Dave Copham founded Liberty Enterprises in 1985. Liberty Enterprises is a leading provider of payment systems, marketing services and technology solutions for credit unions.

Liberty provides financial institutions with card services, checks, financial supplies, database marketing, and creative services. Copham sold Liberty to the Atlanta-based John H. Harland Company for US$ 160 million.

Told U so  – motor yacht –  43,6m (143.04ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  2011

Kirk Lazarus  – net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

Hospitality  –

Kirk Lazarus is the owner of the luxury yacht Told U So. Kirk Lazarus is a South African businessman, who earned his wealth in the oil business. Lazarus is the founder of Molori, an exclusive hospitality brand.

Molori Private Retreats is comprised of Molori Safari Lodge in South Africa, Molori Great Barrier Reef, Australia; Molori Clifton in Capetown, South Africa; Molori Beach House in Santa Monica, California; and the luxury yacht Told U So.

Lazarus also owns Molori Air, a private jet charter company. Molori means ‘to dream’ .

Topaz  – motor yacht –  147m (483ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts   –  2012

HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Zayed Al Nahyan  – UAE

Depute Prime minister UAE

HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the owner of the luxury yacht Topaz.

Top Five  – motor yacht –  47.85m (156.99ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards  –  2005

Terrence Pegula  –  net worth USD 3.1 billion  –  USA

East Resources  –

Terence Pegula is the owner of the superyacht Top Five.

Totally Nuts  – motor yacht –  36.8m (120.73ft)  –  Heesen Yachts  –  2005

Dikran Izmirlian  –  net worth > USD 1 billion  – Armenia

Alimenta SA  –

Dikran Izmirlian is the owner of the yacht Totally Nuts. Izmirlian is a Swiss-based businessman with Armenian background who made his fortune by creating a near-monopoly on the world’s peanut market.

He is chairman and chief executive of Alimenta, a company that has built up a large interest in the Gambian peanut market. Alimenta has established effective control of the processing and export of peanuts in Gambia.

In 1999, Gambia’s government accused Alimenta of money laundering and seized processing plants belonging to the company. Alimenta successfully sued Gambia in international courts and, in 2001 the Gambian government agreed to pay USD 11.4 million in compensation, money that was partly met using grants from the EU.

In 2011 Alimenta sold its 50% shares in the Golden Peanut Company to Archer Daniels Midland for USD 218 million. Izmirlian owns London Bridge Holdings, a Bahamas-based company that owns London City Hall and leases it to the Mayor’s Office of London.

Izmirlian also owns the rest of the 13-acre site City Hall sits upon, which is the second-largest commercial development in London and lies on the city’s south bank, between the Tower Bridge and the London Bridge. In 1994, Dikran established the Izmirlian Foundation in Yerevan, to support education and business.

His son, Mr. Sarkis Izmirlian resides in Lyford Cay Nassau, The Bahamas. As Chairman and CEO of Baha Mar Ltd. Sarkis Izmirlian is the driving force behind the Caribbean’s largest single-phase hospitality investment in history.

The USD 3.5 billion resort, financed by the Export-Import Bank of China, is currently the largest project under development in the Western Hemisphere.

Baha Mar acquired over 400 hectares of land within one kilometer of beachfront and will completely redevelop the Cable Beach area and re-routing Nassau’s main road around the perimeter of the property. Izmirlian´s yacht Totally Nuts is named after his business.

Touch  – motor yacht –  36.58m (120.0ft)  –  Creation Marine  –  2004

Antonio Accurso  –  net worth > USD 50 million  – Canada

Montreal construction  –

Tony Accurso is the owner of the yacht Touch. Accurso is a Quebec construction entrepreneur. He headed Constructions Louisburg and Simard-Beaudry Construction.

Simard-Beaudry Construction provided general contracting, construction management, design, and project financing services. The company builds bridges, roads, dams, and hydroelectric projects, and urban infrastructure.

In 2012 the Quebec’s building authority, suspended operations licenses of both companies after they were found guilty of tax evasion. Tony Accurso’s yacht Touch was put for sale.

Tranquility  – motor yacht –  39.6m (130ft)  –  Hatteras  –  1995

Tom S. Holderby –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  USA

Woodland Heights of Burlington

Tom Holderby is the owner of the yacht Tranquility. Tom Holderby, or Thomas Stuart Holderby, is a real estate developer based in North Carolina, USA. He founded the TSH Development Company, active in the development of “Class B plus” apartments in North Carolina.

Successful projects include the Woodland Heights of Burlington and Woodland Heights of Reidsville.  The Hatteras yacht Tranquility was previously owned by Tom Weickardt, owner of the River Club of Mequon golf course.

Tom Weickardt co-founded Electronic Systems Protection, offering power protection and conditioning technology for the photocopier industry and other industries. Weickaerdt sold ESP in 2008 for US$ 82 million.

Tribu  – motor yacht –  50.7m (166.34ft)  –  Mondo Marine SpA   –  2007

Luciano Benetton  –  net worth USD 2 billion  –  Italy

Benetton  –

Luciano Benetton is the owner of the yacht Tribu. Benetton co-founded the Benetton Group, together with his brothers and sisters. In 1963 Luciano Benetton started knitting colorful sweaters by hand.

A few years later he opened his first shop and now the Benetton group has over 6,500 stores, realizing more than USD 2 billion in sales.  Through the family holding Edizione SRL, the family also owns shares in AtlantiaAutogrill, and several hotels.

Luciano Benetton has an estimated net worth of USD 2 billion. His yacht Tribu, is a 50-meter explorer-style yacht, built by the Italian yacht builder Mondo Marine. In 2013 Tribu was put for sale for an amount of USD 13 million.

Triple Seven (now Lexa)  – motor yacht –  66.7m (218.83ft)  –  Nobiskrug –  2006

Alexander Abramov  –  net worth USD 7.5 billion  –  Russia

EvrazHolding (steel)  –

The yacht Triple Seven (777) was built for Alexander Abramov.  Abramov is a Russian billionaire who is the head of Evraz Holding. Evraz Holding is Russia’s largest steel producer, which controls 20 % of Russia’s steel production.

The yacht Triple Seven was built by the UK-based Reuben Brothers and sold to Abramov in 2006. In 2013 Abramov sold 777 to Multiplex heir Tim Roberts, he named her Lexa.

Triumphant Lady  – motor yacht –  44.96m (147.5ft)  –  Sterling Yachts  –  1986

Glenn Straub  –  net worth > USD 50 million  – USA

Palm Beach Polo  –

Superyacht  Triumphant Lady is rumored to be owned by Judith Sheindlin, also known as Judge Judy, but actually, Wellington, FL real estate developer Glenn Straub is the owner of the yacht Triumphant Lady.

Glenn Straub is the owner of the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, but also owns plots as the former Miami Heat Arena in Miami and The Palm House Resort & Spa Hotel in Palm Beach.

Judith Sheindlin, also known as Judge Judy is an American television personality.  After her retirement as a judge in a criminal court in 1996, Sheindlin was approached about starring in a courtroom television program, featuring real cases with real rulings.

She accepted the offer. Soon the show had 10 million viewers daily. In 2005 Sheindlin’s salary was USD 25 million per year, in 2010 her salary was already USD 45 million a year.

The show is the top-rated daytime show in the US. Judge Judy was the owner of the Feadship yacht Her Honor.

Tsalta  –  motor yacht  –  39.6m (130ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2004

John Darvish  –  Net worth > USD 250 million  –  USA

Darcars –

John Darvish is the owner of the yacht Tsalta. Darvish is the founder of DarCars, a Washington-based car dealer group. Darcars was founded in 1977 as a Chrysler – Plymouth dealer.

Nowadays DarCars is one of the largest private-owned companies in the Washington area, realizing sales of USD 1.25 billion with 34 franchises and 2,000 employees. John Darvish is chairman of the company, while daily management is done by his three children, John, Jamie, and Tammy Darvish.

The family is active in philanthropy. In 2014 Tammy Darvish has been named the Montgomery County Philanthropist of the Year. The yacht Tsalta (‘At Last’ spelled backward) was built by US yacht builder Westport.

Tsumat  – motor yacht –   49.9m (163ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC – 2012

Alfredo Chedraui Obeso – net worth USD 1 billion  –  Mexico

Chedraui –

Alfredo Chedraui Obeso is the owner of the Trinity motor yacht Tsumat. Alfredo owns the Mexican retail chain Grupo Comercial Chedraui. Chedraui operates more than 200 supermarkets and hypermarkets in more than 25 cities in Mexico and is Mexico’s fourth-largest retailer.

The group is also active in real estate development. Chedraui was founded in 1927 by Lázaro Chedraui Chaya, and now has more than 35,000 employees. In 2012 the group realized sales of more than $5 billion, with a net profit of $ 120 million. Alfredo Chedraui Obeso’s net worth is estimated at $ 1 billion.

The yacht Tsumat was built by Trinity and delivered to her owner in 2012. The interior design is done by Mexican designer Ramon Alonso of Loguer Design.

Tueq  –  motor yacht – 77.6m (254.59ft)  –  Van der Giessen – de Noord BV  –  2002

Prince Salman bin Abdul Azziz Al Saud  –  Saudi Arabia

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia  –

The luxury yacht Tueq is owned by Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Azziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

Turama  –  motor yacht –  116.4m (381.9ft)  –  Rauma  – 1990

Latsis family  – net worth USD 5.5 billion  –  Greece

Shipping, European Financial Group

Superyacht Turama is owned by the Greek shipping family Latsis. The family now owns the EFG Bank European Financial Group.

Turmoil  – motor yacht –  3.84m (209.4ft)  –  Royal Denship A/S   –  2006

built for the late: Gary Comer (passed away in 2006)  –  net worth USD 1 billion  –  USA

Fashion: Lands End  –

Superyacht Turmoil was built for Gary Comer. Gary Comer was the founder of Lands’ End, a mail-order clothing retailer. The company started as a supplier of sailing equipment.

Lands’ End soon expanded into general clothing and home furnishing. The company grew rapidly and was sold to Sears in 2002 for USD 2 billion. Gary Comer died in 2006 of prostate cancer, just a few months after his yacht Turmoil was delivered.

Comer had owned several other yachts, all named Turmoil.

Turquoise – motor yacht – 55.4m (182 ft) – Turquoise Yachts –2011

Douglas Barrowman – net worth > USD 150 million – UK

Aston Property Ventures –

Douglas Barrowman is the owner of the yacht Turquoise. Barrowman is the founder of Aston Ventures, an investment company with a focus on financial services and service sector businesses. Investments include B3 Cables and Coates Engineering Group.

B3 Cable is a leading manufacturer of copper and optical fiber cables. Coates Engineering is active as a high-quality stainless steel fabrication company for the nuclear, aerospace, environmental, semiconductor, and general fabrication industries.

Barrowman also owns the Knox Group and invests in real estate through his Aston Property Ventures, The net worth of Douglas Barrowman is estimated at more than USD 150 million. His yacht Turquoise was built at Turquoise yachts in 2011.

Barrowman purchased her in 2013 and had her refitted. She is now available for charter for approx USD 280.000 per week. Barrowman put his yacht for sale, as he is planning to build a larger yacht.

Turquoise  – motor yacht –  30m (98t)  –  CRN Spa  –  1974

John Whitehead  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  USA

Goldman Sachs  –

John Whitehead is the owner of the yacht Turquoise. Whitehead is a former Goldman Sachs banker, he was chairman of GS for more than thirty years. He was US deputy secretary of state under President Reagan. Currently, Whitehead is a board member of the WTC Memorial Foundation.

TV  – motor yacht –  79.2m (259.84ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2008

Emilio Fernando Azcárraga Jean –  net worth USD 2.5 billion  –  Mexico

Grupo Televisa  –

Emilio Fernando Azcárraga Jean is the owner of the yacht TV. Emilio Fernando Azcárraga Jean is a Mexican businessman and owner of the Grupo Televisa. Grupo Televisa is the largest multimedia company in Latin America.

Azcárraga Jean is credited for turning around Televisa into the prosperous company it is today after it almost went into bankruptcy. Grupo Televisa nowadays is active in television production and broadcasting, publishing, cable television, radio production and broadcasting, and many other media activities.

Emilio Fernando Azcárraga Jean purchased the 78-meter yacht Madsummer from US real estate investor Jeffrey Soffer and traded in his smaller 45 meters Feadship (then named TV). The yachts changed owners and names: Madsummer is now named TV, while TV is named Madsummer.

Twizzle  – sailing yacht –  57.49m (188.6ft)  –  Royal Huisman Shipyard  –  2010

Michael Stephen Bradfield  – net worth > USD 100 million  – UK

Hospital Plan Insurance Services  –

Michael Stephen Bradfield and his wife Bettina are the owners of the sailing yacht Twizzle.

Tzarina  –  motor yacht  – 50m (164ft)  –  Amels Holland  –  1997

Janna Bullock  –  net worth > USD 700 million  –  USA


Real estate investor Janna Bullock is the owner of the yacht Tzarina. Janna Bullock is the founder RIGroup, a real estate development company active in Russia and New York.

She became famous for ‘flipping New York real estate, ‘flipping real estate is mostly referred to as buying real estate that needs repair and fixing it up before reselling it quickly for a profit. She became involved in legal troubles as the Russian government accused her and her ex-husband (Alexei Kuznetsov a former finance minister for the Moscow region), of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the regional government.

Both Kuznetsov and Bullock left Russia in 2008 after Russian authorities announced a probe into whether companies tied to Bullock’s firm, RIGroup, illegally obtained real estate in the Moscow Region. In a lawsuit, it was alleged that Bullock purchased the Amels-built superyacht Tzarina with funds belonging to Gazprombank.

The yacht Tzarina was built as Tigre D’Or for Ian McGlinn. McGlinn was known for lending GBP 4,000 to Anita Roddick, who used the money to start the Body Shop. He received a 22% stake in the Body Shop which earned him a GBP 146  (USD 200) million fortune.

Ulysses  – motor yacht –  107m (350ft)  –  Kleven Yachts –  2015

Graeme Hart –  net worth: USD 5,7 billion – New Zealand

Investments: Rank Group / Packaging –

The yacht Ulysses is owned by New Zealand billionaire Graeme Hart.

Ulysses  – motor yacht –  56 (184ft)  –  Benetti Yachts   2012

Johnny Ronan – net worth USD 100 million – Ireland

Ronan Group –

The Benetti yacht Ulysses is owned by Irish real estate developer Johnny Ronan

Unfurled  – Sailing yacht –  34.17m (112.1ft)  –  Royal Huisman Shipyard  – 2000

Unfurled – Sailing yacht – 46 m ( 151 ft) – Vitters – 2015

Harry Macklowe  –  net worth USD 500 million  –  USA

New York real estate  –

Harry Macklowe is the owner of the yacht Unfurled. Macklowe is a New York-based real estate developer. Macklowe started as a real estate broker but soon started developing.

He is famous for developing the Metropolitan Tower and for acquiring the General Motors Building. He later lost the General Motors Building as it stood as collateral on a $ 6 billion loan he defaulted. His current projects include 432 and 737 Park Avenue.

In 2015 his new 46-meter yacht, also named Unfurled, will be delivered by Vitters. She is designed by German Frers and will have some innovative features, such as retractable propulsion pods which reduce resistance while under sail.

Macklowe’s 34-meter yacht built by Huisman is for sale with an asking price of EUR 6,9 million.

Unity  – motor yacht –  52.3m (171.59ft)  –  Amels Holland B.V.   – 2009

Elena Ford  – net worth > USD 1 billion  –  USA

Ford Motor Company  –

Elena Anne Ford-Niarchos is the owner of the yacht Unity. She is heiress to both the Ford Motor Company fortune and the Niarchos fortune. Elena Ford is the great-great-granddaughter of Henry Ford.

Her mother Charlotte Ford was shortly married to Stavros Niarchos, Elena was their only daughter. Elena Ford is currently Director of Global marketing at the Ford Motor Company.

The yacht Unity was built as Addiction at Amels in the Netherlands.

Usher  – motor yacht –  46.94m (154ft)  –  Delta Marine  –  2007

Michael Saylor  –  net worth USD 300 million  – USA

MicroStrategy  –

Superyacht Usher was built as Mr. Terrible for the Herbst family. The Herbst family owns the Terrible Herbst gas station and car wash chain, based in Nevada. Ed Herbst started the gas station empire in the 1950s. The stations also sold food and cigarettes.

In the 1980s his grandsons introduced slot machines to the stations. That became a success and Herbst became the largest operator of (noncasino) slot machines in Nevada. The Herbst family is also active in motorsports.

In 2013 the yacht Mr Terrible was sold to Michael Saylor (founder of Microstrategy) who renamed the yacht Usher. Saylor also owns the yacht, Harle.

Utopia III  – motor yacht –  45.72m (150ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC –  1999

JR and Loren Ridinger  –  net worth USD 300 million  –  USA

Market America  –

JR and Loren Ridinger are the owners of the luxury yacht Utopia III. JR and Loren are the founders of the Internet marketing company Market America. Founded in 1992, Market America has generated cumulated sales of $ 3.8 billion.

A total amount of $ 2.2 billion in profit and commissions was realized. The company has 500 employees and is headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 2010 Market America acquired, a shopping comparison site. JR and Loren Ridinger have an estimated net worth of $ 300 million. Follow JR Ridingers blog here.

Utopia DV  – motor yacht –  71.6m (234.91ft)  –  Feadship  –  2004

Bill Miller  –  net worth  USD 100 million  –  USA

Legg Mason Capital  –

Bill Miller is the owner of the luxury yacht Utopia. Bill Miller is the chairman and chief investment officer of Legg Mason Capital Management Inc.

Va Bene  – motor yacht –  47.8m (156.82ft)  –  Euroship Cees Cornelissen  –  1992

Eric Clapton  –  net worth USD 150 million  – USA

Music  –

Eric Clapton is the owner of the yacht Va Bene. Eric Clapton is a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter. Eric Clapton is considered to be one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.

Clapton sold more than 50 million records. Clapton’s music catalog and his touring income earned him USD 150 million. Eric Clapton’s yacht Va Bene was previously owned by Bernie Ecclestone.

Valerie  – motor yacht –  85.1m (279.2ft)  –  Lurssen  –  2011

Yuriy Kosiuk  –  net worth USD 1.5 billion  –  Ukraine

MHP  –  

Yuriy Kosiuk is rumored to be the owner of the Lurssen yacht Valerie

Valoria – motor yacht – 31,50 m (103,35 ft) – Maiora – 1990

Amancio Ortega  –  net worth USD 58 billion  – Spain

Inditex –

Spanish billionaire Amancio Ortega is the owner of the motor yacht Valoria.

Vanish  – motor yacht –  66 m (217 ft)  –  Feadship –  2016

Larry van Tuyl  –  net worth > USD 3.5 billion  –  USA

Van Tuyl car dealership  –

Larry van Tuyl is the owner of the yacht Vanish.

Vantage  – motor yacht –  45.7m (149.93ft)  –  Palmer Johnson Yachts  –  2010

John Pollock – net worth > USD 100 million – UK

Elliott Management –

John Pollock is the owner of the yacht Vantage, he purchased the yacht for approx. USD 21 million. Pollock is an equity partner at the hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation.

Elliott was founded in 1977 and is one of the oldest hedge funds under continuous management. Elliott manages more than US$23 billion of capital for large institutional investors and wealthy individuals. Vantage is available for charter. John Pollock also owns a Bombardier business jet with registration N109QS.

Calvin Klein was the owner of the yacht Vantage. Calvin Klein founded Calvin Klein Limited in 1968. He designed coats and dresses. In 1971 Klein had added sportswear, classic blazers, and lingerie to his women’s collection. In 1977 revenues reached USD 30 million. In 1981, Fortune estimated Klein’s annual income at USD 8.5 million a year.

In 2002 Calvin Klein sold his company for USD 400 million in cash and USD 300 million in license fees to shirt maker Phillips Van Heusen Corp.

Vajoliroja  – motor yacht –  47.55m (156ft)  –  Proteksan Turquoise Yachts  –  2001

Johnny Depp  – net worth > USD 350 million  – USA

Acting  –

Johnny Depp used to own the luxury yacht Vajoliroja. Johnny Depp is an American actor and film producer. He is very successful with films as Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice in Wonderland, and Charly and the Chocolate factory.

His films have grossed more than US$ 3 billion in the USA and around US$ 8 billion worldwide. He has been nominated for and won several awards. In 2004, Depp formed his production company Infinitum Nihil. Depp is estimated to have earned US$ 350 million, of which $300 million for his role in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series.  

Vajoliroja was named after his family: “VA”, for his girlfriend Vanessa Paradis, “JO”, for himself, “LIRO”, for his 10-year-old daughter Lily Rose and “JA”, for his 8-year-old son, Jack. Depp purchased the yacht Vajoliroja in 2007 and sold her again in 2013. She is now named Amphitrite. Her new owners are believed to be based in the UK. The yacht Amphitrite is available for charter.

Vava  – motor yacht –  47.3m (155.18ft)  –  Feadship   –  1996

Vava II  –  96m (315ft)  –  Devonport  – 2012

Ernesto Bertarelli  –  net worth USD 10.6 billion  –  UK

Serono  –

Yachts VaVa and VaVa II are owned by UK billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli.

Velsheda  – sailing yacht –   39.4m (129.27ft)  –  Camper & Nicholsons Shipyard   –  1933

Ronald de Waal  –  net worth  USD 500 million  – The Netherlands

Retail: WE Fashion  –

Ronald de Waal is the owner of the sailing yacht Velsheda. De Waal owns WE Fashion, a Dutch fashion retail chain.

WE fashion was founded in 1917 by the grandfather of Ronald de Waal. The company started with fashion wholesale but focused to retail in the 1960s. The company now has 3.000 employees and 250 stores in the Netherlands, Germany, France, and some other European countries.

Ronald de Waal purchased J-class yacht Velsheda in 2010. Velsheda was built in 1933 for William Lawrence Stephenson by Camper and Nicholsons. Ronald de Waal also owns the support vessel Bystander.

Veni Vidi Vici  –  motor yacht – 39.65m (130.09ft)  –  Overmarine SRL   –  2006

Vincent Tchenquiz  –  net worth > USD 500 million  –  UK

Rotch Property

Vincent Tchenquiz is the owner of the yacht Veni Vidi Vici. Tchenquiz is co-owner of the Rotch Property Group, which he founded with his brother. They also own the Consensus Business Group. His brother Robert Tchenquiz owns the yacht My Little Violet.

Venus  – motor yacht –  78m (256ft)  –  Feadship   –  2013

Laurene Powell Jobs  +  net worth USD 7 billion  – USA

Apple  –

Superyacht Venus was built for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs and is now owned by Laurene Powell Jobs.

VF-15  – motor yacht –  48,7m (160ft)  –  Christensen Shipyards Ltd.   –  2009

Jack Taylor  –  net worth USD 11 billion  –  USA

Enterprise Rent a Car  –

Superyacht VF-15 was owned by Enterprise Rent A Car founder Jack Taylor. During World War II Jack Taylor was a naval aviator with Navy Fighter Squadron VF 15.

After the war, and after a job as a sales manager in a Cadillac dealership, Jack Taylor started a car leasing business named the Executive Leasing Company. In 1969 he changed the name in Enterprise (named after the USS Enterprise aircraft carrier upon which he had served in World War II.

The company grew rapidly and after the acquisition of National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car, Enterprise Rent a Car was 21st on the 2008 Forbes list of “Largest Private Companies in America”. Enterprise is now the largest rental car company in the United States, with USD 18 billion in revenues and 68,000 employees.

Jack Taylor now has a net worth of USD 11 billion. In 2012 Jack Taylor sold his yacht VF15, which she is now renamed Match Point.

Vertigo  – sailing yacht –  67.2m (220ft)  –  Alloy Yachts   –  2011

Rupert Murdoch  –  net worth USD 13.4 billion  –  USA

News Corporation  –

Sailing yacht Vertigo is owned by publishing billionaire Rupert Murdoch.

Vibrant Curiosity  – motor yacht – 85.47m (280.4ft)  –  Oceanco   –  2009

Reinhold’s Würth  –  net worth USD 7.6 billion  – Germany

Würth –

Reinhold Wurth is the owner of the yacht Vibrant Curiosity. He owns The Wurth Group. The Wurth Group is an international wholesaler of power tools, fasteners, screws, fittings, and other construction materials.

The Wurth Group was founded by Reinholds’ father Adolf Wurth in 1945. The Worth Group is now the world market leader in fastening materials. The group consists of more than 400 companies in 80 countries, with 64,000 employees.  Reinhold Würth is an art collector, owning more than 15,000 works of mostly Classical Modernity art.

Reinhold Würth’s yacht Vibrant Curiosity was delivered by Oceanco in 2008.

Victoria Del Mar II  – motor yacht –  50m (164.04ft)  –  Delta Marine   –  2006

John R Miller  – net worth USD 400 million  – USA

National Beef Packaging Company –

John R Miller is the owner of the yacht Victoria del Mar, which he acquired from the estate of David Copley. Read more about John Miller here.

Victoria M – motor yacht – 32.5m (106ft) – Timmerman Yachts – 2008

Ziyad Manasir’s – net worth US$ 1.34 billion – Russia

Stroygazconsulting –

Russian billionaire Ziyad Manasir is rumored to be the owner of the yacht Victoria M. Ziyad Manasir is the owner of the Stroygazconsulting Group of Companies.

Stroygazconsulting is active in the construction of oil, gas, and condensate fields, compressor stations, trunk pipelines, motor roads, bridges, railroads, and metro lines. Clients include Gazprom, Transneft, Lukoil  and Nord Stream. Ziad Manasir was born on in Amman, Jordan (and his yacht Victoria M is actually registered in Jordan).

Manasir moved to the USSR in the late ’80s and founded his first company in 1992. Nowadays Stroygazconsulting is the largest construction company in Russia, with more than 60,000 employees. With a net worth of US$ 1.3 billion, Ziyad Manasir is one of the richest Russians.

His yacht Victoria M was built as the Moscow-based Timmerman Yachts, which was founded by Roman Trotsenko. Manasir now owns the yacht Dar.

Vila Velebita  – motor yacht –  36.6m (120.08ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  2008

Pavo Zubak  –  net worth > USD 100 million  –  Croatia

Auto Zubak  –

Pavo Zubak is the owner of the yacht Vila Velebita. Zubak is the founder of Auto Zubak. Auto Zubak is the importer of Volkswagen, Audi, Seat in Croatia. Auto Zubak also has dealerships in all larger Croatian cities.

Zubak also owned PZ Auto, a Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche dealership, but Zubak recently sold his shares in PZ Auto. Pavo Zubak is one of the richest Croatians with an estimated net worth of USD 100 million.

Viriella – sailing yacht –  36m (118ft)  –  Maxi Dolphin  –  2001

Vittorio Moretti  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Italy

Moretti S.p.a.  –

Vittorio Moretti is the owner of the sailing yacht Viriella. Moretti is the founder of Moretti SPA, an Italy-based group active in construction and real estate development.

Moretti is specialized in prefabricated concrete solutions. Through the holding company Terra Moretti, the group invests in other activities such as yacht builder Maxi Dolphin, winemakers Contadi CastaldiL’Albereta, and Petra Wine.

Sailing yacht Viriella was built at Moretti’s own yard Maxi Dolphin. The yacht is designed by German Frers.

Virginian  – motor yacht – 62.23m (204.17ft)  –  Feadship  – 1991

Anthony Bamford  – net worth USD 4.2 billion  – UK

JCB  –

Baron Anthony Paul Bamford is the chairman of JCB Limited. He is the owner of the yacht Virginian

Visione  – sailing yacht – 44.84m (147.11ft)  –  Baltic Yachts Ltd  –  2002

Hasso Platner  –  net worth USD 7,2 billion  –  Germany

software: SAP  –

Hasso Plattner is the owner of the yacht Visione.

Vive la Vie  –  motor yacht – 60.35m (198ft)  –  Lürssen Yachts  –  2008

Willy Michel  –  net worth USD 700 million  –  Switzerland

Medical devices: Ypsomed  –

Willy Michel is the owner of the yacht Vive la Vie. He is a Swiss entrepreneur and known for developing insulin pumps for the treatment of diabetes.

Vivere  –  motor yacht – 35.46m (116.3ft)  – Azimut Yachts  –  2007

Philip Rinaldi –  net worth  > USD 350 million  –  USA

Investments: Phoenix Capital  –  Coffeyville Resources

Philip Rinaldi owns the 35-meter yacht Vivere. Rinaldi is chairman of Phoenix Capital, a US investment bank. Rinaldi is the founder of Coffeyville Resources.

Rinaldi had acquired the Coffeyville assets from the liquidation of Farmland, together with financial partner Pegasus Capital, a private equity firm with which Mr. Rinaldi was then affiliated. Coffeyville Resources is a petroleum refiner and producer of nitrogen fertilizer products.

The company generated more than $ 1.7 billion in sales before being sold in 2005 to Goldman Sachs Capital Partners for around USD 750 million.

VvS1  – motor yacht –  34.2m (112ft)  –  Alloy Yachts  –  2007

Michael Hill  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  New Zealand.

The yacht VvS1 is owned by New Zealand jeweler Michael Hill. Hill founded the global jewelry retailer Michael Hill Jeweller in 1979. The group now owns 240 stores in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.  

Michael Hill realizes annual sales of more than US$ 400 million with 2,000 employees. Hill also owns The Hill s golf course in Arrowtown, New Zealand. Michael Hill has an estimated net worth of around USD 200 million.

Wabi Sabi  – motor yacht –  49.7m (163ft)  –  Westport Yachts –  2011

Arthur Kubert  – net worth > USD 100 million  – USA

AlixPartners  –

Superyacht Wabi-Sabi is owned by Arthur Kubert. Arthur Kubert is CFO at Lakeview Capital Management. Kubert was managing director and partner at Alix Partners, a consulting firm specializing in turnaround services for financially distressed companies.

Alix Partners was sold to CVC Capital for $ 1 billion in 2012. Alix Partners was founded by Jay Allix in 1981 and became a very successful consulting firm with more than 1,000 employees. It is actually possible that Mr Jay Alix is the owner of Wabi-Sabi, although the ownership trail leads to Mr. Kubert.

Both Kubert and Alix are involved in Lakeview Capital, and it seems that Mr. Alix actually has the resources to own a yacht. Superyachtfan is not sure… Wabi Sabi was delivered by Westport Yachts in 2011.

Wedge Too  – motor yacht –  65m (213.25ft)  –  Feadship   –  2002

Issam M. Fares  –  net worth USD 2,4 billion  – Lebanon

The Wedge Group  –

Superyachtfan has a webpage about Issam Fares and his yacht Wedge Too.

Wheels  – motor yacht –  49.68m (162.9ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC  –  2009

Rick Hendrick  –  net worth USD 200 million  –  USA

Hendrick Automotive Group  –

Rick Hendrick is the owner of the yacht Wheels.

White Cloud  – motor yacht –  67.3m (220.8ft)  –  Feadship  –  1983

Craig McCaw  –  net worth USD 1.65 billion  – USA

McCaw Cellular  –

Superyacht White Cloud was owned by McCaw Cellular billionaire Graig McCaw. He sold the yacht in 2014, she is now named

White Pigeon  – motor yacht –  34.95m (114.6ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  2004

Built as Constance for Alan Dabbiere  –  net worth > USD 200 million  –  USA

Manhattan Associates (supply chain)

Mr. Dabbiere is the founder of Manhattan Associates, a supply chain execution software company, which is stock listed on the NASDAQ. Dabbiere is currently president of the investment firm Pegasys Inc, which owned 45% of the shares in Manhattan Associates.

White Rose Of Drachs  – motor yacht –  65m (213.25ft)  –  Peters Schiffbau GmbH   –  2004

Michael Evans  –  net worth > USD 600 million  – UK

Evans Property Group  –

Superyacht White Rose of Drachs is owned by UK real estate developer Michael Evans. Evans is owner of the Evans Property Group.

Windrose of Amsterdam  – sailing yacht –  46.32m (151.97ft)  –  Holland Jachtbouw   –  2001

Roger Lips  –  net worth EUR 0 million  – The Netherlands

bankrupt (ex: real estate)  –  Lips Capital Group

Windrose of Amsterdam was built for real estate developer Chris Gongriep, owner of G&S Vastgoed. Chris Gongriep is actually the founder of the yacht builder Holland Jachtbouw.

In 2010 Gongriep sold the yacht Windrose of Amsterdam to Roger Lips. Roger Lips was a successful real estate developer with his Lips Capital Group. In 2013 Lips was declared bankrupt. His yacht is currently for sale.

Winning Drive  – motor yacht –  39.62m (129.99ft)  –  Westport Yachts  –  2007

Stephen Bisciotti  –  net worth USD 2.1 billion  –  USA

Aerotek  –

Stephen or Steve J. Bisciotti is the owner of the yacht Winning Drive.

WinWin – sailing yacht – 33m (108ft) – Baltic Yachts

Kim Schindelhauer  –  net worth USD 100 million  – Germany

Aixtron AG –

Kim Schindelhauer is the owner of the sailing yacht WinWin. Schindelhauer is co-founder and Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Aixtron SE.

Aixtron specializes in manufacturing metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment, for clients in the semiconductor industry. In 2014 Aixtron realized sales of EUR 194 million with 789 employees.

Kim Schindelhauer previously owned a 29-meter sailing yacht named Scorpione dei Mari.

Xerxseas II – motor yacht – 27m (88ft)  –  Pershing –

Rodin Younessi – net worth > USD 10 million – USA

Younessi Racing  –

Rodin Younessi is the owner of the yacht Xerxseas II. Younessi is an American racing driver and owner of Younessi Racing.

Younessi participated in the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans. Younessi also owns some of the most successful Harley Davidson dealerships in Florida: SpaceCoast HarleyFalcons Fury Harley-Davidson and Seminole Harley-Davidson.  

His Pershing 88 Xerxseas II can reach a top speed of 40 knots.

Xnoi  – sailing yacht –   30.65m (100ft) –  Perini Navi  –  2012

Giovanni Tamburi  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Italy

Tamburi Investment Partners  –

Giovanni Tamburi is the owner of the sailing yacht Xnoi. Xnoi (pronounced as Per Noi or For US) was built by the famous Italian yacht builder Perini Navi and delivered to her owner Giovanni Tamburi in 2012.

Tamburi is the founder of Tamburi Investment Partners, an Italian stock-listed investment firm. Tamburi Investment Partners (or TIP) invests with minority positions in medium-sized companies. Investments include Amplifon (a leading hearing aid specialist), Bolzoni (lift trucks attachments), and Moncler (the famous winter clothing brand).

Giovanni Tamburi owns approx. 9,4 million shares worth around US$ 35 million (June 2014). The net worth of Giovanni Tamburi is estimated at US$ 50 million.

Y3K  – sailing yacht –  30.5m (100.07ft)  –  Wally Yachts   –  2009

Claus-Peter Offen  –  net worth USD 800 million  – Germany

Offenship, shipping, Hamburg  –

Claus-Peter Offen is the founder of Rederei Claus-Peter Offen (also known as Offenship). The company was founded in 1971 and is currently one of the World’s largest suppliers of modern container ship tonnage. The company charters 91 vessels to leading shipping lines.

Offen Tankers operates eight tankers and has another 8 under construction in South Korea. Offen Bulkers operates four bunker vessels. In total, the Offen group has 4,500 employees.

Claus-Peter Offen is an active sailor, having owned several sailing yachts. His current yacht Y3K  is built by Wally Yachts.

Yalla  – motor yacht –  73m (240ft)  – CRN Yachts  –  2014

Naquib Sawiris  –  net worth US$ 2.8 billion  –  Egypt

Orascom Group  –

Naquib Sawiris is the owner of the yacht Yalla. Read more here.

Yas – motor yacht – 141m (463ft) – Abu Dhabi Mar – 2013

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan

United Arab Emirates

The yacht Yas is owned by Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed al Nahyan, son of the founder of the United Arab Emirates

Yersin  – motor yacht  –  76.6m (251ft)  –  Piriou  – 2105

Francois Fiat – net worth USD 300 million – France

Franprix –

Francois Fiat is the owner of the yacht Yersin.

Yogi  – motor yacht –  60.2m (197.51ft)  –  Proteksan Turquoise Yachts  –  2011

Stephane Courbit  –  net worth USD 500 million  – France

Entertainment Endemol / My MajorCompany  –

Stéphane Courbit was the owner of superyacht Yogi, which sank in 2012. Courbit started his career as a television producer.  In the middle of 90’s, he co-launched a company called Arthur Stéphane Productions (ASP) which was acquired by Endemol in 2007.

Stephane Courbit became CEO of Endemol France. Courbit is now an investor through his LOV group. Financière Lov is involved in the digital and entertainment businesses with Banijay (television production, technical services, and programming), Mangas Gaming (online gaming, now called Betclic Everest Group), Rentabiliweb (Internet and Internet advertising networks), My Major Company (a community website dedicated to the production of cultural content.

Financière Lov is also the lead shareholder in Direct Energie.

Z – motor yacht  – 65.5m (215ft)  –  Amels Yachts  – 2014

Konstyantin Zhevago  –  net worth USD 1.2 billion  –  Ukraine

Ferrexpo –

Ukrainian billionaire Konstyantin Zhevago is the owner of the yacht Z.

Zefira  – sailing yacht –   49.69m (163.0ft)  –  Fitzroy Yachts  –  2010

Salvatore Trifiro  –  net worth > USD 50 million  –  Italy

Trifirò & Partners Law Firm  –

Salvatore Trifiro is the owner of the sailing yacht Zefira. Trifiro is the founder of the Italian law firm Trifirò & Partners. Trifiro & Partners is a large law firm based in Milan, with offices in Rome, Turin, and Trento.

With 85 employees the firm advises major Italian and foreign companies. Salvatore Trifiro and his wife Paola are active sailors. They have owned several sailing yachts including the Jongert sailing yachts Happy Taurus and Anamcara, a Cantieri di Pisa, the Ed Dubois designed Kokomo (built for Lang Walker), and recently the Fitzroy Zefira.

Zeepaard  – motor yacht –  37.2m (121.98ft)  –  JFA Chantier Naval   –  2003

Sietse Koopmans  –  net worth > USD 150 million  – The Netherlands

ASEP (sold to National Oilwell Varco)  –

Sietse Koopmans is the owner of the motor yacht Zeepaard. Koopmans was the president of the ASEP group, which was founded by his father. ASEP started as Aggreko (Aggregates Koopmans) in 1962.

The company became a leading producer of oil well equipment.  In 2009 ASEP was acquired by National Oilwell Varco for approximately $ 200 million.

Zita  – motor yacht –  44.2m (145.01ft)  –  Benetti SpA   –  2006

Bjørn Rune Gjelsten  –  net worth USD 600 million  – Norway

Gjelsten Holding  –

Bjørn Rune Gjelsten is the owner of the yacht Zita. Bjørn Rune Gjelsten is the founder and chairman of Gjelsten Holding and is the co-founder of the  Resource Group International, together with Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Rokke.

RGI invested in fishing, cement, and oil and gas. In the 1990s RGI acquired the Norwegian Aker Group. Aker ASA is active in offshore fishing, construction, and engineering.  Bjorn Gjelsten was chairman of Aker and Aker RGI from 1996 to 2000.  

Gjetsten now invests in real estate through Fabritius Gruppen and Profier Gruppen and is the owner of Kid Interior, Norway’s largest and most profitable home textile chain with 111 company-owned stores across Norway. Gjeltjens also owns the Sport 1 Gruppen, a 200 store sports chain. Gjelsten is active in powerboat racing.

Bjørn Rune Gjelsten is one of the richest people in Norway. A Norwegian rich list estimates his net worth at USD 600 million.

Zoom Zoom Zoom  – motor yacht –  49.0m (160.99ft)  –  Trinity Yachts, LLC  –  2005

Built for: Jamie Coulter  – net worth > USD 150 million  – USA

Lone Star restaurant chain  –

Jamie B. Coulter was the owner of the yacht Zoom Zoom Zoom. Coulter is Chairman and CEO of Coulter Enterprises, Inc., a private investment firm. He was the founder of Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon, Inc.

In 2006 he sold the company for more than USD 100 million to private equity. Lone Star operated more than 200 restaurants. Jamie Coulter also owns the Fox and Hound Restaurant Group which was formerly known as the Total Entertainment Restaurant Corporation.

The Fox and Hound Restaurant Group owns and operates high-energy entertainment restaurants under the Fox and Hound and Bailey’s brand names.


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