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Jim Moran built an automobile empire, which became one of the largest in the world. He ordered 8 Feadship yachts named Gallant Lady

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All You Need to Know About Dick and Betsy DeVos and Their

Yacht Sequest


Yacht Name: SeaQuest - Yacht Length:50 m (163 ft) - Guests: 12 in 6 cabins - Crew: 12 in 6 cabins - IMO 9502659 - Yacht Value: US$ 40 million -


Owners: Dick and Betsy DeVos - DeVos Net Worth: US$ 5.3 billion - Company: Windquest Group - Owners Country: USA -


The DeVos family owns and has owned many yachts; 5 Westports, 5 Feadships, some smaller motor yachts and several sailing yachts. Betsy DeVos is the US Secretary of Education.

Yacht SeaQuest

The yacht SeaQuest is a 50 meter displacement yacht built by Westport. The yacht was delivered in 2008 to her owners the DeVos family. The family also owns the Westport 164 Legacy.



Westport 164

Motor Yacht Seaquest is the 4th hull of the successful Westport 164 series. She is powered by two MTU engines which give her a 24 knots top speed.


She has a range of 5,000 nm at 10 knots. Westport is now building the 14th hull in the series, which include yachts as Boardwalk, Aquavita and Harmony.



Yacht SeaQuest Interior

The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and 12 crew. Her design is by Donald Starkey. The yacht can often be found in Florida or the Caribbean.



Damage in Ohio

The yacht Seaquest suffered damage in July 2018 when someone untied it Sunday in Ohio, sending it adrift on Lake Erie with the crew on board. The crew managed to gain control of the vessel, but not before it scraped the dock.



Charter Yacht SeaQuest

The yacht SeaQuest is not available for charter.

Dick and Betsy DeVos

Dick and Betsy DeVos are the owners of the yacht SeaQuest.



Who is Dick DeVos?

Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the billionaire founder of Amway. The family is based in Michigan.



Dick Betsy DeVosAmway

Richard DeVos cofounded Amway in 1959 with his friend Jay Van Andel. Is a multi-level marketing company that produces and sells  high-quality consumer products in the nutrition, beauty and home categories.


The company started by selling Nutrilite food supplements. The company grew very fast and is now one of the 30 largest companies in the US. Nowadays Amway realizes US$ 9.5 billion in sales, with more than 20,000 employees.

 


The Windquest Group

Dick DeVos is the owner of The Windquest Group, an investment management firm. The firm’s investments focus on technology and clean-tech. Investments include Electra-Therm, Boxed Water and AOBiome.  DeVos is also founder of the West Michigan Avation Academy.



DeVos Family Yachts

The DeVos family owns and has owned many yachts. First of all there are four Westports: a Westport 112 (2003), a Westport 130 from 2005 (now named Godspeed), the current Seaquest, a Westport 164 from 2008 and a smaller 85ft Pacific Mariner (a Westport brand) named Sun Quest.



SunQuest yacht


















The Devos family is actually a shareholder in the Westport yacht building company. The family is also active in sailing, they own the Reichel/Puch designed 86 ft yacht Windquest, and until a few years ago they owned the 53 meter (174 ft) Perini Navi sailing yacht Independence (now named Jasali II).



Feadship Enterprise

Through their company Amway, the DeVos family owned (together with the Van Andel family) several Feadship yachts named Enterprise. We can’t find any information about the first yacht Enterprise, but there is info available about next four.  


Enterprise II is a 116ft motor yacht built in 1970 (she is now named Utopia II), the 131 ft Enterprise III was built in 1980 and is now named Seagull of Cayman,  the 149 ft Enterprise IV was built in 1985 and is now named Explora. The latest is the 180 ft (55 meter) Feadship Enterprise V (now named Chantal ma Vie).



Westport Legacy

UPDATE: We found two more yachts: The Westport 164 yacht Legacy, built in 2011 and registered to DV Marine Corporation, and the Hatteras 80 yacht Kitsune. Kitsune is Japanese for Fox. (And DeVos means The Fox in Dutch).


Kitsune is based behind Dick and Betsy’s mansion on Lake Macatawa. (See the right photo of their home hereunder)



Westport Legacy


















Philanthropy

The DeVos family are active philanthropists, donating more than US$ 1.2 billion to good causes. In recent years donations amounted near US$ 100 million annually. Donations are done through several family foundations: Dick’s father founded the Richard and Helen DeVos Foundation.


And each of their four children have one: the Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, the (Cheri DeVos) CDV5 Foundation, and the Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation.



DeVos Net Worth

The DeVos family’s net worth is estimated at US$ 5.3 billion (July 2018).



DeVos House

Dick and Betsy own one of the biggest houses in Michigan, on Lake Macatawa. The house has 22,000 square feet of space, a 6,200-square-foot guest house, an infinity pool with a 700-square-foot pool house and three garages.


The property at 1025 South Shore Drive, Holland MI, was previously owned by Richard DeVos, and was purchased by Dick and Betsy. They tore down the old home an built a new US$ 10 million mansion at the site.



Private Jet

The family owns several private jets, including a Boeing BBJ 737 with registration N737DV, another BBJ 737 with registration N260DV, a Gulfstream G550 with registration N250DV and another G550 with registration N253DV and a Bombardier Challenger 300 (N254DV).



Secretary of Education

In February 2017 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the 11th United States Secretary of Education



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yacht SeaQuest

The yacht SeaQuest owned by Dick and Betsy DeVos

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DeVos’  US$ 40 million yacht SeaQuest

SeaQuest

SeaQuest at night (photo by Dan Gray)

yacht Windquest

Dick DeVos’ 86ft sailing yacht Windquest

Perini Navi Independence

The Perini Navi Sailing yacht Independence

SeaQuest yacht
Dick DeVos house

DeVos house on Lake Macatawa (near Lake Michigan)

Betsy DeVos home

Its the biggest house in the area (source MLIVE.COM)

Dick and Betsy DeVos resources



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_DeVos


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betsy_DeVos


http://www.forbes.com/profile/richard-devos/


https://www.amwayglobal.com/


http://windquest.com/about/


http://dickdevos.com/


https://www.amway.com/


http://dbdvfoundation.org/


https://twitter.com/betsydevos

The Westport yacht Seaquest Photo by Jack Salen

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DeVos private jetN260DV

The US$ 60 million Gulfstream G550 N253DV

The Boeing 737 BBJ N260DV owned by the DeVos family

Hatteras 80 Kitsuneyacht SunQuest

The Hatteras 80 Kitsune, owned by Dick and Betsy DeVos (Source)

The yacht SunQuest, a Pacific Mariner 85 (Source)

Betsy Devos house

(source MLIVE.COM)

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Dick and Betsy Devos House

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Inside a Westport 164


As far as we know, no interior photos of the yacht SeaQuest have ever been released. The following photos are examples of other interiors of Westport 164 yachts, similar to SeaQuest.

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