Laurence Graf is the owner of the yacht Space. Who is Laurence Graff? He is a billionaire and founder of Graff Diamonds.
Graff founded his first company at the age of 18, when he began working alongside a more experienced jeweller.
Graff Diamonds was established in 1960, and two years later, the first two retail stores opened in London. At the age of 29, Graff decided to take his designs into a wider world of opportunity, and began a series of journeys and exhibitions around the globe.
The Graff brand started to enjoy global success, there are now more than 50 stores around the world. Famous clients are the Royal Family of England, the Sultan of Brunei and many members of the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia.
In 2017 Graff Diamonds realized sales of US$ 692 million.
The net worth of the Laurence Graff is estimated at US$ 5.6 billion. Graff is an active philanthropist through his FACET Foundation. The FACET Foundation – For Africa’s Children Every Time – is designed to support the education, health and well-
Graff is an art collector of modern and contemporary art. The Laurence Graff art collection includes work from Andy Warholl, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons.
Graff is the owner of a Bombardier Global 6000 private jet, with registration OY-
Graff owns several houses. His main residence is supposed to be in Gstaad, Switzerland. But Graff also owns a large mansion on the Cote d’ Azur in France and a house in London.
The yacht Space was built at Feadship in the Netherlands and was delivered in 2007. The yacht is a semi custom Feadship F45 Vantage, which was marketed for a price of EUR 34 million (US$ 40 million).
Space is designed by De Voogt Naval Architects, with an interior by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design. Motor yacht Space can accommodate 8 guests and a crew of 9. She is powered by 2 MTU engines, which bring her a top speed of 15 knots.
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