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All You Need to Know About the Wheaton Family and Their Yacht After Eight -Yacht Name: After Eight - Yacht Length: 46 m (152 ft) - Guests: 10 in 5 cabins - Crew: 12 in 6 cabins - IMO 9457787 - Yacht Value: US$ 30 million - Owners Name: Wheaton family - Wheaton Net Worth: US$ 100 million - Owners Company: Wheaton Auto - Owners Country: Canada - The yacht After Eight was built for Don Wheaton, founder of the Wheaton Auto Group.
Yacht After Eight - Wheaton Family
The Wheaton family are the owners of the yacht After Eight.
Wheaton Auto Group
The Wheaton Group, based in Edmonton, is considered the largest single group of General Motors dealerships in Canada. The Wheaton Automotive Group sells new and used GMC, Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet, Honda, Toyota, Kia and Mercedes vehicles. Wheaton GM is the largest General Motors merchandiser in Canada, with 19 western Canadian dealers.
Family patriarch Don Wheaton opened the Whyte Avenue location of Don Wheaton Chev Olds 50 years ago. The family business expanded over the years to include several automotive dealerships, aviation services, insurance, and Canada's first privately held chartered bank. He was an active philanthropist. In 2003, Mr. Wheaton donated $2 million to the YMCA for a $26-million downtown facility, called the Don Wheaton Family YMCA. Don Wheaton passed away in 2012 at the age of 88.
Morningstar Air Express
In 1970 Don Wheaton co-founded Brooker Wheaton Aviation Ltd., which became Morningstar Air Express in 1992. The company starter with passengers flights and expanded into a Cessna sales and service, corporate jets and went into aircraft leasing business. The company is now a provider of specialized air cargo services.
The net worth of the Wheaton family is at least US$ 100 million. They are one of the richest families in Edmonton, Canada
Yacht After Eight
The yacht After Eight was built for Don Wheaton in 2007. After Eight is a 46.20m motor yacht, custom built by Northern Marine Co. After Eight was the first yacht in the 151 Tri-Deck series. The yacht is designed by Jonathan Quinn Barnett. After Eight can accommodate 10 guests and has a crew of 12. She is powered by 2 Caterpillar engines.