Yacht Name: SeaQuest -
Dick and Betsy DeVos Net Worth: US$ 5.4 billion -
The DeVos family owns and has owned many yachts; 5 Westports and 5 Feadships. And some smaller motor yachts and several sailing yachts. Elisabeth Dee DeVos is the US Secretary of Education in the Trump Administration.
The yacht 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.
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. Her cruise speed is 20 knots. The yacht is built from composite.
She has a range of 5,000 nm at 10 knots. Westport is now building the 14th hull in the series. The series include yachts as Boardwalk, Aquavita and Harmony. Westport is the largest yacht builder in North America. Since 1964 the company has built over 100 yachts.
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.
The yacht suffered damage in July 2018 when someone untied it in Ohio. It was sent 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.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
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Betsy and Dick DeVos are the owners of the yacht SeaQuest.
Dick DeVos is the son of Richard DeVos. He is the billionaire founder of Amway. The family is based in Michigan.
Elisabeth or Betsy is now Secretary of Education. DeVos is a member of the republican party. She was appointed by Donald Trump. The Department of Education is a government agency that oversees public education. It’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness.
She supports free school choice and unlocked hundreds of millions a year for new charter schools. A charter school is a school that receives government funding but operates independently of the established state school system in which it is located.
She graduated from Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan. Her father is Edgar Prince. He was the founder of Prince Corporation. The company created car parts and interior systems for car manufacturers. After he died the company was sold for US$ 1.35 billion.
Her brother Erik Prince currently heads the private equity firm Frontier Resource Group. He founded the government services and security company Blackwater USA.
Richard DeVos cofounded Amway in 1959 with his friend Jay Van Andel. Is a multi-
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. It has more than 20,000 employees.
Doug DeVos is now president of Amway. He is a brother of Dick Devos.
Richard is the owner of the Orlando Magic professional basketball team based in Orlando. Richard DeVos died in 2018 at the age of 92.
Betsy was Chairman at Windquest. DeVos is also founder of the West Michigan Avation Academy.
The DeVos family owns and has owned many boats. First of all there are four Westports. A Westport 112 (2003) and a Westport 130 from 2005 (now named Godspeed). There is 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 boat Windquest. And until a few years ago they owned the 53 meter (174 ft) Perini Navi sailing yacht Independence. This yacht is 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. She is now named Chantal ma Vie.
UPDATE: We found two more yachts. The Westport 164 yacht Legacy, built in 2011. She is registered to DV Marine Corporation. And the Hatteras 80 yacht Kitsune. Kitsune is Japanese for Fox. And DeVos means The Fox in Dutch.
The boat 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 a foundation. The Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation, the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation, the (Cheri DeVos) CDV5 Foundation and the Douglas and Maria DeVos Foundation.
Dick and Betsy have funded the Northwood University DeVos Graduate School. The school is a specialized business school focused on developing the future leaders of a global, free-
The DeVos family’s net worth is estimated at US$ 5.4 billion (March 2019).
Dick and Betsy own a very big house in Michigan on Lake Macatawa. The house has 22,000 square feet of space. There is a 6,200-
The property at 1025 South Shore Drive Holland MI, was previously owned by Richard DeVos. It was later purchased by Dick and Betsy. They tore down the old home an built a new US$ 10 million mansion at the site.
DeVos and her husband Dick own several private jets, including a Boeing BBJ 737 with registration N737DV. There is another BBJ 737 with registration N260DV. They own a Gulfstream G550 with registration N250DV and another G550 with registration N253DV. And they own a Bombardier Challenger 300 (N254DV).
A Boeing 737 BBJ has a price of US$ 80 million. The aircraft can accommodate 18 passengers. A G550 has a list price of US$ 60 million. The N253DV was built in 2009.
The latest addition to the DeVos fleet is the N255DV. It is a Bombardier Challengers 350 built in 2016.
In February 2017 DeVos was confirmed as the 11th United States Secretary of Education after being nominated by President Trump.
DeVos has been involved in education policy for nearly three decades as an advocate for children and a voice for parents.
Her plan is to reform the public education system.
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