Dick and Betsy DeVos are the owners of the yacht SeaQuest. Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos, the billionaire founder of Amway. The family is based in Michigan.
Richard DeVos cofounded Amway in 1959 with his friend Jay Van Andel. Is a multi-
Dick DeVos is the owner of The Windquest Group, an investment management firm. The firm’s investments focus on technology and clean-
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.
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).
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).
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)
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.
The DeVos family’s net worth is estimated at US$ 5.3 billion (January 2017).
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-
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).
In February 2017 Betsy DeVos was confirmed as the 11th United States Secretary of Education