Joseph Riddick Hendrick is the owner of the luxury yacht Wheels.
He is a USA based billionaire car dealer and founder of Hendrick Automotive and Hendrick Motorsports.
The Hendrick Automotive Group is largest privately held automotive dealership group in the USA. Hendrick has 140 dealerships which sell around 200,000 cars per year. And they service 2.6 million vehicles per year.
The company was started in 1976 when Hendrick sold his assets to start Rick Hendrick Chevrolet dealer. He became the youngest Chevrolet dealer in the USA.
Hendrick Automotive now has more than 10,000 employees and sells brands as Toyota, BMW, Volvo, Mercedes and Porsche. One of his best selling cars is a Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
Hendrick Motorsports is active in Nascar’s Sprint Cup Series. The company was founded in 1984 as All-
Since then it has won more than 200 Nascar races and 12 championships. Hendrick is second on NASCAR’s all-
Hendrick was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2017. And into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 2013. He is also active in the Camping World Truck Series.
Hendrick and his wife Linda are active philanthropists through their Hendrick Family Foundation. The Foundation supports vulnerable children and provides food and holiday meals for poor families.
The net worth of Hendrick is estimated at US$ 1 billion. His companies realize more than US$ 9 billion in annual sales.
Hendrick owns a Gulfstream G-
In 2004 a Beechcraft Super King Air aircraft owned by Hendrick crashed into mountainous terrain Virginia. It was during a missed approach to the Airport. The jet was registered N501RH. All ten people on board were killed at the plane crash including Ricky Hendrik. (Son of Rick).
Rick and his wife Linda live in a large mansion in a gated community in Charlotte, NC. The house is situated next to a golf court.
The yacht was built at Trinity Yachts and delivered in 2009. The yacht Wheels can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. Her interior is designed by Scott Carpenters.
The Wheels yacht is powered by two Caterpillar engine. Which give her a top speed of 19 knots. Wheels is available for charter through Fraser Yachts. Hendrick also owns a 24 meter sport fisher named Reel Wheels.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
In August 2018 is was reported that the 75 meter Oceanco yacht Anastasia was sold and was named Wheels. Her asking price was EUR 75 million.
The name change could indicate that Joseph Riddick Hendrick is the new owner of the Oceanco Yacht. Anastasia was built in 2008 for Russian billionaire Vladimir Potanin.
He also owns the Oceanco yachts Nirvana and Barbara. Both Anastasia and Barbara were named after his daughters. We are not sure about the name Nirvana. Do you know more about the purchase of the yacht Anastasia/Wheels? Please do send us a message.
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