The new Amels yacht Driftwood is owned by Nicholas Woodman. Not only relates the yacht’s name to Woodman, but we were informed earlier that he had ordered an new Amels 180, to be delivered in 2017. We were told that he previously owned the yacht Step One, which was put up for sale. Do you know more about Nick Goodman and his yacht? Please do send us a message.
Driftwood is an Amels 180, delivered in 2017 and built as hull 470. She can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins and has a crew of 12. She is designed by Tim Heywood and and is said to have an spectacular interior.
The yacht Step One -
The yacht Driftwood is not available for charter. Photos of Driftwood by DutchMegaYachts.com
Who is Nicholas Woodman? He is the founder of GoPro. GoPro is a manufacturer of action cameras.
Gopro was founded by Nick Woodman in 2002, following a surf trip when he tried to capture quality action photos. Nowadays GoPro is the largest producer of action cameras with a market share of approx 40%. In 2015 GoPro realized US$ 1.6 billion in revenue, and a net income of USD 36 million. Nicholas Woodman owns approx. 40 million shares or 30% of the share capital.
In 2014 Woodman was named the highest paid U.S. executive with a total pay package of US$ 285 million. Forbes estimates his net worth at USD 1 billion.
Woodman is an active philanthropist through his Jill + Nicholas Woodman Foundation. He donated US$ 500 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
Nick and Jill Woodman live in a large house in the town of Woodside, California. The house was purchased in 2011 for US$ 12.5 million. The house has a large pool, a game room, a theater and a fitness area.
Woodman owns a Gulfstream G550 private jet, with registration N74VW. The serial number relates to Woodman’s 1974 Volkswagen bus called “Biscuit” that Woodman relied on during the founding of GoPro. A G550 has a list price of US$ 60 million.