The Azzurra II was built by CRN in 1988. She is designed by Gerhard Gilgenast
The yacht is powered by MTU engines. Her max speed is 18 knots. She has a range of more than 3000 nm. Since her delivery she has been refitted and upgraded several times, upgrades include a six-person Jacuzzi, an outdoor theatre, a full repaint of the hull and superstructure, new engines, and zero-speed stabilizers.
The yacht can accommodate 10 guests and a crew of 13.
The yacht’s owner is Jürg Marquard. For long the yacht was owned by H. Doug Barnes
Who is H. Doug Barnes?
Barnes is the founder of eyeglass retailer Eyemart Express. Eyemart Express is the seventh-largest eyeglass retailer in the US with over 160 stores in 36 states.
In addition to the Eyemart Express name, the company operates as Vision4Less, VisionMart Express and Eyewear Express.
Dr. Barnes opened the first Eyemart Express in 1990 in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Doug and his wife Molly Barnes live in a 23,198-square-foot home, one of the most expensive homes in Dallas, TX.
The 23.198 sq feet home has 5 bedrooms, a 7 car garage, a large pool, and a private tennis court. The house has an estimated value of US$ 16 million.
Doug Barnes Net Worth
Mr. Barnes has an estimated net worth of more than US$ 100 million.
Barnes is an active philanthropist, donating US$ 5 million to the University of Houston, creating the Molly and Doug Barnes Vision Institute
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SuperYacht Azzurra II Interior Photos
The yacht’s interior is designed by Paola D. Smith & Associates.