The Blue Moon yacht was built by Feadship and delivered to her owner in 2005. She has an interior designed by Donald Starkey and can accommodate 12 guests and 14 crew members. The owner’s suite is very large (1,200 Sq. Ft) for a boat of this size.
The motor yacht is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines. Which bring her a top speed of 16 knots. Her cruising speed is 13 knots. She has a range of 4,700nm.
The luxury yacht has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure.
The Owners Third Yacht
Superyacht Blue Moon is the third and largest yacht for the Duchossois family. All yachts were built by Feadship. The first was the 47.5-meter Mi Gaea. Which he purchased second-hand and renamed Blue Moon.
In 2000 he had his first new-build project delivered. A 50-meter (165ft) motor yacht, built by Feadship’s Royal van Lent.
As the owner Dick Duchossois is now more than 90 years old, he will probably not build another one.
Yacht Blue Moon Interior
And in 2005 the current Feadship Blue Moon was delivered. Also by Van Lent. The yacht has an impressive tubular elevator. With a large skylight in the sundeck roof. Allowing direct sunlight to reach the elevator.
Other features of the yacht are a gym, a Jacuzzis, and a restored 1972 Riva Aquarama.
Who is the Owner of the Yacht BLUE MOON?
The yacht’s owner is the estate of Richard Duchossois.. Richard Duchossois was an American businessman and philanthropist. He is the founder of Duchossois Group, a holding company for various businesses in the fields of transportation, security, and technology. Duchossois is also known for his ownership and involvement in thoroughbred horse racing and breeding. He died in 2021.
How Much is the BLUE MOON Yacht?
Her value is $50 million. Her annual running costs are around $5 million. The price of a yacht can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size, age, and level of luxury of the yacht, as well as the materials and technology used in its construction.
Feadship is a Dutch yacht-building company, based in Aalsmeer and Kaag, Netherlands. It was founded in 1949 and it is considered one of the most prestigious and exclusive yacht builders in the world. Feadship specializes in building custom-made luxury motor yachts, ranging in size from 40 meters to over 100 meters in length. Feadship yachts are known for their exceptional craftsmanship, innovative design, and use of advanced technology. The company also offers a wide range of services, including yacht design, engineering, and construction, as well as after-sales support and maintenance. Feadship yachts are highly sought after by wealthy individuals and celebrities around the world, and the company has built yachts for many high-profile clients. Feadship is a cooperation between yacht builders De Vries and Van Lent. Notable projects include ANNA, SYMPHONY, and FAITH.
Donald Starkey Design
Donald Starkey is a well-known yacht designer based in the UK. He is known for his innovative and stylish designs in the luxury yacht industry, and has been involved in the design of many high-end yachts over the years. During his career he won 26 design awards. He is known for designing the successful Westport 164 series. Other notable projects include the 115 meter LUNA, the Delta Marine LAUREL, and the Feadship LADY MARINA.
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All photos on this page are made in Montreal by Robert Shea. Interior photos by Northrop and Johnson.
Is She Available for Yacht Charter?
The boat is available for yacht charter. In 2021 the yacht was listed for sale.
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