10 of the most impressive superyachts owned by billionaires

From a sailing yacht owned by a russian billionaire industrialist to the luxury launch of the patek philippe ceo, here are the best billionaire-owned boats on the water….

Words: Jonathan Wells

There’s something about billionaires and big boats . Whether they’re superyachts or megayachts, men with money love to splash out on these sizeable sea-going giants. And that all began in 1954 — with the big dreams of Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Onassis, keen to keep his luxury lifestyle afloat when at sea, bought Canadian anti-submarine frigate HMCS Stormont after World War II. He spent millions turning it into an opulent super yacht, named it after his daughter — and the Christina O kicked off a trend among tycoons. To this day, the world’s richest men remain locked in an arms race to build the biggest, fastest, most impressive superyacht of all. Here are 10 of our favourites…

Eclipse, owned by Roman Abramovich

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Built by: Blohm+Voss of Hamburg, with interiors and exteriors designed by Terence Disdale. Launched in 2009, it cost $500 million (the equivalent of £623 million today).

Owned by: Russian businessman Roman Abramovich, the owner of private investment company Millhouse LLC and owner of Chelsea Football Club. His current net worth is $17.4 billion.

Key features: 162.5 metres in length / 9 decks / Top speed of 22 knots / Two swimming pools / Disco hall / Mini submarine / 2 helicopter pads / 24 guest cabins

Sailing Yacht A, owned by Andrey Melnichenko

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Built by: Nobiskrug, a shipyard on the Eider River in Germany. The original idea came from Jacques Garcia, with interiors designed by Philippe Starck and a reported price tag of over $400 million.

Owned by: Russian billionaire industrialist Andrey Melnichenko, the main beneficiary of both the fertiliser producing EuroChem Group and the coal energy company SUEK. Though his current net worth is $18.7 billion, Sailing Yacht A was seized in Trieste on 12 March 2022 due to the EU’s sanctions on Russian businessmen.

Key features: 119 metres in length / 8 decks / Top speed of 21 knots / Freestanding carbon-fibre rotating masts / Underwater observation pod / 14 guests

Symphony, owned by Bernard Arnault

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Built by: Feadship, the fabled shipyard headquartered in Haarlem in The Netherlands. With an exterior designed by Tim Heywood, it reportedly cost around $150 million to construct.

Owned by: French billionaire businessman and art collector Bernard Arnault. Chairman and chief executive of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods company, his current net worth is $145.8 billion.

Key features: 101.5 metres in length / 6 decks / Top speed of 22 knots / 6-metre glass-bottom swimming pool / Outdoor cinema / Sundeck Jacuzzi / 8 guest cabins

Faith, owned by Michael Latifi

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Built by: Similarly to Symphony above, also Feadship. With exteriors designed by Beaulieu-based RWD, and interiors by Chahan Design, it cost a reported $200 million to construct in 2017.

Owned by: Until recently, Canadian billionaire and part-owner of the Aston Martin Formula 1 Team , Lawrence Stroll. Recently sold to Michael Latifi, father of F1 star Nicholas , a fellow Canadian businessman with a net worth of just under $2 billion.

Key features: 97 metres in length / 9 guest cabins / Glass-bottom swimming pool — with bar / Bell 429 helicopter

Amevi, owned by Lakshmi Mittal

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Built by: The Oceanco shipyard, also in The Netherlands. With exterior design by Nuvolari & Lenard and interior design by Alberto Pinto, it launched in 2007 (and cost around $125 million to construct).

Owned by: Indian steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO of Arcelor Mittal, the world’s largest steelmaking company. He owns 20% of Queen Park Rangers, and has a net worth of $18 billion.

Key features: 80 metres in length / 6 decks / Top speed of 18.5 knots / On-deck Jacuzzi / Helipad / Swimming Pool / Tender Garage / 8 guest cabins

Odessa II, owned by Len Blavatnik

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Built by: Nobiskrug, the same German shipyard that built Sailing Yacht A . Both interior and exterior were created by Focus Yacht Design, and the yacht was launched in 2013 with a cost of $80 million.

Owned by: British businessman Sir Leonard Blavatnik. Founder of Access Industries — a multinational industrial group with current holdings in Warner Music Group, Spotify and the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat — he is worth $39.9 billion.

Key features: 74 metres in length / 6 guest cabins / Top speed of 18 knots / Intimate beach club / Baby grand piano / Private master cabhin terrace / Outdoor cinema

Nautilus, owned by Thierry Stern

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Built by: Italian shipyard Perini Navi in 2014. With interiors by Rémi Tessier and exterior design by Philippe Briand, Nautilus was estimated to cost around $90 million to construct.

Owned by: Patek Philippe CEO Thierry Stern. Alongside his Gulstream G650 private jet, Nautilus — named for the famous sports watch — is his most costly mode of transport. His current net worth is $3 billion.

Key features: 73 metres in length / 7 guest cabins / Top speed of 16.5 knots / Dedicated wellness deck / 3.5 metre resistance pool / Underfloor heating / Jet Skis

Silver Angel, owned by Richard Caring

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Built by: Luxury Italian boatbuilder Benetti. Launched in 2009, the yacht’s interior has been designed by Argent Design and her exterior styling is by Stefano Natucci.

Owned by: Richard Caring, British businessman and multi-millionaire (his wealth peaked at £1.05 billion, so he still makes the cut). Chairman of Caprice Holdings, he owns The Ivy restaurants.

Key features: 64.5 metres in length / Cruising speed of 15 knots / 7 guest cabins / Lalique decor / 5 decks / Oval Jacuzzi pool / Sun deck bar / Aft deck dining table

Lady Beatrice, owned by Frederick Barclay

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Built by: Feadship and Royal Van Lent in 1993. Exteriors were created by De Voogt Naval Architects, with interiors by Bannenberg Designs. She cost the equivalent of £63 million to build.

Owned by: Sir David Barclay and his late brother Sir Frederick. The ‘Barclay Brothers’ had joint business pursuits including The Spectator , The Telegraph and delivery company Yodel. Current net worth: £7 billion.

Key features: 60 metres in length / 18 knots maximum speed / Monaco home port / Named for the brothers’ mother, Beatrice Cecelia Taylor / 8 guest cabins

Space, owned by Laurence Graff

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Built by: Space was the first in Feadship’s F45 Vantage series , styled by Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design and launched in 2007. She cost a reported $25 million to construct.

Owned by: Laurence Graff, English jeweller and billionaire businessman. As the founder of Graff Diamonds, he has a global business presence and a current net worth of $6.26 billion.

Key features: 45 metres in length / Top speed of 16 knots / Al fresco dining area / Sun deck Jacuzzi / Breakfast bar / Swimming platform / Steam room

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Who is Guo Wengui, the Chinese billionaire who owns the boat Steve Bannon was arrested on?


WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, a sunburned Steve Bannon , holding a lit cigar and wearing a blue polo shirt with the collar turned up, stood in front of a camera on a yacht owned by his friend Guo Wengui, a Chinese billionaire.

A YouTube video shows Wengui putting his arm around Bannon as the former Trump campaign chairman denounces the Chinese government and extols the alleged benefits of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. The vessel's lavish interior gleams in the background.

On Thursday, Bannon was arrested by federal agents on that same yacht off Westbrook, Connecticut, and booked into jail on fraud charges. Though the charges appear to have nothing to do with the Chinese businessman, the arrest puts a new spotlight on Bannon's relationship with Guo, a controversial figure with his own history of legal entanglements.

Multiple people familiar with the matter tell NBC News there is a separate federal inquiry involving a company linked to both men, GTV Media Group. As The Wall Street Journal first reported Wednesday, the FBI, the New York state attorney general and the Securities and Exchange Commission are examining whether securities laws were violated during a $300 million private offering by the company this spring, the sources say. In a memo to potential investors, according to The Journal, the company identified Bannon as one of several prominent directors.

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News Bannon and 3 others charged in scheme stemming from 'We Build The Wall' campaign

Last month, investigators with the Mercer Island Police Department in Washington state took an incident report from an unidentified victim who had become an investor in GTV Media Group Inc., with the promise it was launching a video-sharing platform, similar to YouTube, "that was supposed to go huge," according to an official familiar with the matter. The investor wired $500,000 to receive shares in the company by the end of May, but never received shares and wasn't able to get in contact with the reported suspect, the report stated. As of July 10, local authorities noted that no crime had been charged, and the FBI was investigating the matter.

The Mercer Island PD incident report identified the suspect as Guo Wengui, describing him as a "billionaire" based out of New York, and noted there were other victims. When Mercer Island police contacted the FBI, local investigators learned that Wengui appeared "to be a target of a large investigation personally and pertaining to his business," according to an official familiar with the matter.

Steve Bannon pictured on a yacht on Aug. 19, 2020.

When they followed up, investigators in Washington learned FBI agents had been investigating the case for about a month. "The victims that have been calling the FBI, FTC, and local police agencies have been reporting fraud for a failure to return on promised investments," the official said.

Guo's lawyer declined to comment, and Guo himself could not be reached.

Guo, who sometimes goes by Miles Kwok, is a mysterious and polarizing figure — a self-styled crusader against Chinese Communist corruption who has drawn the ire of the Chinese government but has also been sued by other Chinese dissidents. A former female employee alleges in an ongoing lawsuit that he repeatedly raped her, a charge he disputes. And a former Trump aide, Sam Nunberg, is among many who have sued Guo alleging defamation; he denies the allegations.

"Utilizing his world-wide publicity, high profile, social media accounts, and seemingly endless financial means, Defendant Guo regularly uses his public platform and power to defame and harass his enemies," Nunberg's suit says. "In this case, Guo set his sights on destroying Plaintiff Samuel Nunberg's reputation and livelihood by filing baseless litigation against him and slandering Nunberg with malicious, false lies which discredit Nunberg both personally and professionally." Nunberg's suit is ongoing.

Guo, who by all accounts made his money in real estate and securities, portrays himself in interviews and court records as an exiled whistleblower, proving an inside account of breathtaking corruption at the heart of the Chinese system.

"Guo is a pioneer of using YouTube and Twitter to fight for the rule of law, human rights, freedom and democracy in China," his lawyers wrote in court papers in a federal lawsuit in Maryland against a self-described Chinese democracy activist. "Guo has exposed widespread corruption in the Chinese Communist Party ('CCP'), multiple senior officials of the Chinese Government, and their family members."

That lawsuit itself offers an illustration of the divisions of opinion about Guo: The defendant, Hongkuan Li, a well known dissident who says he participated in the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, accused Guo on social media of being a "gangster," a "communist spy puppy," "a rapist" and of "suffering from schizophrenia," Guo's lawyers wrote, charges they say are all false.

That lawsuit purports to recount Guo's history, which includes a 1989 incident he says turned him against the Chinese government.

As police sought to arrest him for supporting the Tiananmen protests, the suit says, "Two drunken policemen raided Guo's office and fired their weapons directly at his young wife, who was holding his three-month-old baby daughter. His younger brother…tried to protect Guo's wife and daughter and was shot twice in the altercation," the suit says.

Guo's brother was sent to the hospital, the suit says, but "the policemen who shot him instructed the doctors to refuse him any medical care and locked the door." As a result, he died, and Guo "vowed to become a persistent and brave advocate against the Chinese kleptocracy," the suit says.

As a New York Times magazine profile pointed out in 2018, that timeline doesn't appear to explain why Guo spent the next two decades growing rich in China through real estate development, a business that typically requires close cooperation with government officials even in democracies, let alone an authoritarian state like China. In nearly three decades after his brother's death, there is no record of Guo taking a public stand against the party he says caused it, the Times wrote.

There are darker allegations against Guo than hypocrisy, however. A lawsuit filed in New York state by a 28-year-old Chinese woman says Guo lured her to the U.S. from China to work as his assistant and then kept her prisoner for three years, repeatedly assaulting and raping her. The suit says she escaped while in London and went to the Chinese embassy, and that she filed a criminal complaint with Chinese authorities.

Guo's lawyers have denied the allegations in court papers. A lawyer for Guo told NBC News that Guo reiterated his denial of the allegations.

In a statement, the lawyer for Guo also said, “Mr. Guo is aware of the situation involving Mr. Bannon who has been a strong ally in fighting for freedom and democracy in China. Mr. Guo’s past efforts with Mr. Bannon in fighting for democracy in China had nothing to do with the We Build the Wall organization or Mr. Bannon’s activities with that organization. Mr. Guo appreciates that unlike the Chinese Communist Party, the United States of America affords all individuals accused in the United States, including Mr. Bannon, the presumption of innocence and the right for a fair trial before an impartial judge.”

In 2017, as Guo's public profile in the U.S. began to grow, a journalist from the Voice of America, a government-funded news service, arranged to interview him. The plan was to broadcast a live interview for three hours on social media, but top officials at Voice of America ordered it stopped after an hour and 20 minutes, according to documents and interviews, because they were concerned he was making unverified allegations.

Guo accused the VOA of having been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence, a serious charge that threw the agency into turmoil. But an investigation by independent journalism experts—and a separate State Department inspector general's inquiry — concluded that the decision was based solely on journalistic principles, VOA officials said. The journalist who arranged the interview, the chief of VOA's Mandarin Service, was fired.

In a 2019 tweet, the journalist, Sasha Gong, quoted Bannon as saying, "Voice of America tried to clear out all truth-tellers about China in Mandarin Service. VOA executives betrayed American people, Chinese people."

Earlier this year, a Bannon ally, Michael Pack, became the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media, which includes the VOA, after a long confirmation delay in his Senate confirmation.

The veteran journalists in charge of the VOA, Amanda Bennett and Sandra Sugawara — both of whom were involved in the decision to stop the Guo interview — immediately resigned.

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Ken Dilanian is the justice and intelligence correspondent for NBC News, based in Washington.

Andrew Blankstein is an investigative reporter for NBC News. He covers the Western U.S., specializing in crime, courts and homeland security. 

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Tom Winter is a New York-based correspondent covering crime, courts, terrorism and financial fraud on the East Coast for the NBC News Investigative Unit.

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The superyachts owned by tech moguls

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to join the exclusive club of yacht-owning tech tycoons as the rumoured owner of Oceanco's mighty 127m sailing yacht . Though it should come as no surprise - other big names in tech such as the late Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison and Paul Allen have been responsible for some of the biggest and most ground-breaking superyachts in the world...

The 127-metre Oceanco sailing yacht Koru, formerly Y721, was launched and reportedly delivered to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos in April 2023. This three-masted schooner, meaning “new beginnings” in Maori, with an expected 33000 GT and a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, is the largest in the world and the longest built in the Netherlands at Oceanco. Knocking Lürssen's Eos , owned by Biller and Diane von Furstenburg, off the top spot, Koru harnesses design similarities with her black hull, white superstructure and classic lines. However, the intricate gold paintwork, scarlet bootstrap and elaborate figurehead on the bow particularly set her apart.

Larry Ellison

American business magnate Larry Ellison is the co-founder of the billion-dollar computer tech corporation Oracle. In 2004, he commissioned the 138-metre Lürssen superyacht Rising Sun (pictured), which stands today as the 15th largest yacht in the world. It was also the last yacht that ever came from the drawing boards of legendary designed Jon Bannenberg, sporting a military-esque profile with a lean destroyer-type hull and extensive use of structural glass . Rising Sun boasts 8,000m² of living space including a wine cellar and basketball court, with a crew of 45. One of her tenders, a catamaran, even carries the yacht’s 4x4 vehicle ashore. 

Ellison later sold the yacht to media mogul David Geffen and has since hosted a parade of Hollywood's glitterati on board including Leonardo DiCaprio, Steven Spielberg, Bruce Springsteen and Oprah Winfrey – to name a few. 

In 2011, Ellison appeared to downsize and took delivery of the 88-metre Feadship Musashi . Not unlike Rising Sun in its appearance, structural glass features heavily throughout with a central glass lift, surrounded by a stainless steel and glass staircase that passes through every deck.

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The late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is responsible for two of the most iconic superyachts in the world. At 126-metres in length, Octopus is perhaps his most famous. Built by Lürssen in 2003, this ice-classed superyacht was designed for extended cruising to the most remote locations on earth with a range of 12,500 nautical miles. Home to a helicopter garage, drive-in tender garage, six tenders, and a submarine, she packs a serious punch within her 9,932GT – not to mention the cinema, swimming pool, recording studio, basketball court and spa. At the end of 2019, she joined the market for the very first time , having completed an eight-month refit at Blohm+Voss, and remains the benchmark for exploration yachting.

Tatoosh is another honourable mention and was built by German shipyard Nobiskrug in 2000, three years prior to the delivery of Octopus . At 92-metres, she's smaller than her successor, but to describe Tatoosh as "small" would be a severe understatement. Highlights include a six-foot-deep swimming pool, a pair of helipads, a crew of 30, and a custom 12-metre Hinckley powerboat that she carries on her top deck. Tatoosh is also listed for sale following a refit earlier this year. 

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The 78-metre Feadship Venus was built for the late Apple boss and founder Steve Jobs. Built under the codename Project Aqua, Venus was launched to international fanfare in 2012, heralded for its extensive use of glass and pared-back design courtesy of Philippe Starck . Innovative features include a false top deck that conceals the communication and television receivers from view and a passarelle that, when opened, looks like the charging port of an iPhone. Venus ’s interior details have been closely guarded since its launch. Sadly, Jobs died a year before the yacht was delivered.

Charles Simonyi

Charles Simonyi led the team that built the first edition of the Microsoft Office software suite and was rumoured to have previously owned Lürssen’s iconic 71-metre SKAT .  Nearly two decades after her launch in 2002, she joined the market for the first time and now Simonyi is thought to have upgraded to the 89-metre Lürssen Norn . Both yachts, penned by Espen Onion, share similar design features. Standout features include an alfresco cinema and adapted depth pool floor with dance floor. Norn was delivered in May 2023.

Sergey Brin

Google co-founder Sergey Brin reportedly owns the high-speed SilverYachts superyacht named Dragonfly , after Google’s once-secret project to launch a censored search engine in China. Delivered in 2009, the 73.3-metre Dragonfly was hailed as the fastest, most fuel-efficient long-range cruising superyacht on the water with a transatlantic range at 22 knots and a fuel consumption of only 360 litres per hour at 18 knots, extending her range to 4,500 nautical miles. Dragonfly is said to have a dance floor and open-air movie theatre on board. The vessel was applauded for its contribution to the disaster relief effort in Vanuatu after Hurricane Pam devastated the island in 2015. The crew reportedly moved 62 metric tons of freshwater ashore, treated over 250 patients, facilitated three medical evacuations, and built shelters in multiple villages and cleared numerous helicopter landing zones for ongoing support.

Google’s billionaire co-founder Larry Page purchased the 60-metre explorer yacht conversion Senses from a New Zealand businessman Sir Douglas Myers back in 2011. The globe-trotting superyacht features interiors by Philippe Starck and can accommodate a total of 12 guests on board, with primary guests reaping the benefits of the master suite's gyro-stabilised bed. Senses also houses an exceptional toy box with three high-speed tenders, six wave runners, a jet board and a JetLev. According to the New Zealand Herald, Senses is currently undergoing a refit in Whangārei, New Zealand, after being sold to an unknown buyer in 2020. 

Barry Diller

The world’s largest three-masted schooner – also the third largest sailing yacht in the world – is owned by fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg and her husband Barry Diller, chairman and senior executive of IAC/InterActiveCorp and Expedia Group. The 92.92-metre sailing yacht, named Eos , was built in Germany by Lürssen and delivered in 2006 with a trio of masts that stand 61-metres tall. The sailing yacht has hosted the couple's star-studded group of friends including Andy Cohen, Gayle King, Bradley Cooper, Harry Styles and Karlie Kloss. The interiors were designed by Francois Catroux, who Vanity Fair named as “the super-rich's favourite interior designer" in 2016.

Mark Zuckerburg

The 107-metre Kleven superyacht Andromeda was built for serial superyacht owner Graeme Hart and delivered under the name Ulysses . In 2017, a year after its launch, rumours began circulating that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg had purchased the rugged, six-deck explorer (although a Facebook spokesperson was quick to stamp out the rumours and released a statement denying the claims). Andromeda can carry 36 guests and is equipped with an impressive inventory of toys and tenders, including six motorbikes, two ATVs, a helicopter and an amphibious rib. Five years after her launch, Andromeda still ranks among the largest explorer yachts in the world . 

Eric Schmidt

The former Google ceo Eric Schmidt backed out of the purchase of the abandoned 81.3-metre Oceanco Alfa Nero but has been said to have moved onto become the new owner of a 95-metre Lürssen. Kismet was sold in September 2023 to the billionaire as part of one of the biggest brokerage deal of the year. With the details shrouded in secrecy the yacht is now aptly known as Whisper . Espen Onio was responsible for her iconic exterior while inside was thanks to  Reymond Langton , achieving the original brief from the previous commissioning owner Shahid Khan of “caviar and champagne.” Standout details include the hi-tech, art deco saloon, a private observation platform and the Persian-inspired spa area.

The co-founder and former ceo of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, has been rumoured to own the 99.9-metre Feadship , Moonrise. The yacht’s clean and strong lines, penned by Chris Bottoms from Studio de Voogt , won the highly competitive class of best displacement motor yachts above 3,000 GT in the World Superyacht Awards 2021. Features include the helicopter landing deck and modern interiors by Remi Tessier . Accommodation is for up to 16 guests, and there are 32 crew members onboard Moonrise to attend to the guests' every need. The Ukrainian-American mogul is also said to own the accompanying support vessel Nebula.

Evan Speigel

The Silicone Valley ceo, Snapchat founder Evan Spiegel has been reportedly said to own the 94.8-metre Feadship Bliss. Delivered in 2021 the motor yacht penned by Feadship's Studio De Voogt Naval Architects has most recently been spotted cruising Auckland in September 2023. Spiegel is rumoured to be Feadship's younger client. Bliss can accommodate up to 18 guests across nine staterooms; however little else is known about the 2983 GT yacht.

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The largest yachts owned by tech billionaires, from Mark Zuckerberg to Jeff Bezos

  • Megayachts have become a status symbol for the richest of the rich.
  • In recent years, Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg have splurged on enormous boats.
  • These are the biggest yachts owned by tech billionaires.

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The average Joe celebrating a personal renaissance after, say, the end of a long-term relationship or when approaching a fresh decade might commemorate it with an ankle tattoo or a sports car. But if you're a billionaire, you may instead spend hundreds of millions on a yacht .

A few years after he and his wife divorced, Jeff Bezos shelled out on a megayacht. Last year, Bezos debuted the 127-meter vessel "Koru," a Māori symbol that signifies a fresh start — perhaps referring to that with his fiancée Lauren Sanchez.

Earlier this year, just before his 40th birthday, Mark Zuckerberg became the rumored owner of a yacht originally built for a Russian oligarch.

Superyachts have increasingly become ultrawealthy status symbols , providing highly secluded leisure and networking sites. They are — even more so than real estate — the single most expensive asset you can own.

"It's a bit of a celebration of your success in life, of wealth," Giovanna Vitelli, the chair of the Azimut Benetti Group, the world's biggest producer of superyachts, told Business Insider.

While many tech billionaires have bought yachts, the richest of the rich, like Bezos, Zuckerberg, and Oracle cofounder Larry Ellison, have gone bigger. Their boats are virtual palaces at sea, decked with amenities like gyms, spas, pools, nightclubs, and movie theaters.

A look at these megayachts — broadly defined as over 70 meters long, mostly custom-built, and often costing nine figures — offers a glimpse into how the .00001% lives. It's something few others will ever get to experience. Even chartering a yacht of this size for a week typically costs upwards of $1 million.

One major thing that hundreds of millions of dollars can buy is privacy. There are likely yachts that have not been publicly recorded or registered — for example, Evan Spiegel is rumored to own the 94-meter megayacht Bliss. In an industry ruled by discretion , deciphering who owns what is typically an exercise in stringing together many clues.

Here are the largest yachts owned by tech billionaires, listed in order of length.

Jeff Bezos: Koru and Abeona

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Amazon founder Bezos' $500 million megayacht, the 127-meter Koru, made a splash last year as she crisscrossed the Mediterranean in her first summer at sea, with her 75-meter support vessel Abeona in tow.

The sailing yacht, which is hard to miss thanks to her massive size and unique design, was host to Bezos and his fiancée Lauren Sanchez's famous friends . The couple held an engagement party on board, which reportedly drew guests including Bill Gates, Ari Emanuel, and Leonardo DiCaprio. Just a week later, they were seen on the streets of Dubrovnik, Croatia, with Orlando Bloom, Katy Perry, and Usher.

Even before her completion, Koru made headlines. She drew the ire of some Dutch people, who vowed to hurl eggs after she was announced a historic bridge in Rotterdam might be taken apart to allow the Oceanco boat through. Luckily, the shipyard made alternative plans, and an egg crisis was averted.

Among yacht world insiders , Koru is widely praised for her craftsmanship.

"I heard back in 2018 or something that somebody had ordered a classic sailing yacht," one superyacht expert told BI. "You order 125 meters, that's not really going to be classic. But it is. I think it's pretty cool."

Mark Zuckerberg: Launchpad

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Earlier this year, the yacht world was rife with rumors that Zuckerberg purchased Launchpad, a 118-meter superyacht originally designed for a sanctioned Russian businessman.

The ship made her maiden voyage in March, going from Gibraltar to St. Maarten and mooring in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Little is known about her interior, but photos show a large swimming pool and helipad. Her price, too, has been kept under wraps but is said to be nine figures.

Eric Schmidt: Whisper

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt made waves last year when he agreed to buy the Alfa Nero , the yacht of a sanctioned Russian oligarch, for $67 million in an auction conducted by Antigua and Barbuda. But he backed out of the deal following legal issues over her true owner. He quietly purchased Kismet instead. The 95-meter-long Lürssen-built boat was formerly owned by the Jacksonville Jaguar's billionaire owner Shahid Khan . Schmidt renamed her Whisper.

The ship can fit 12 guests and a crew of 28, according to Moran Yacht & Ship, which oversaw her construction. She features a master deck with a private jacuzzi, full-service spa, lap pool, movie theater, and outdoor fireplace.

While her final sale price was not public, she was listed for 149 million euros (about $161 million at current exchange rates), and at a charity auction in January, one week aboard the ship went for $2.4 million, according to industry outlet Yacht Charter Fleet.

Barry Diller: Eos

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Barry Diller , the chairman of digital media company IAC, co-owns the megayacht Eos with his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg , who is immortalized by a figurehead sculpture by Anh Duong.

One of the largest private sailing yachts in the world, the three-masted Lürssen schooner measures 93 meters long. She took three years to be built before being delivered to Diller in 2009, and since then, little has come to light about her interior and features.

The power couple has hosted many celebrities on the Eos, which spends her summers crisscrossing the Mediterranean and New Year ' s Eve in St. Barts . Over the years, guests have included Oprah Winfrey, Emma Thompson, Anderson Cooper, and Bezos, leading some to believe she provided inspiration for his Koru.

Jim Clark: Athena

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Netscape founder Jim Clark purchased the 90-meter sailing yacht Athena in 2004.

"I could easily have built a 50- or 60-meter motor yacht that would have had the same space as Athena, but I was never really interested in building a motor yacht," he told Boat International in 2016. "To my eye, she's one of the most gorgeous large sailing yachts, maybe the most gorgeous large sailing yacht in the world."

Athena has room for 10 guests and 21 crewmembers, and the only change Clark says he'd make in her design is adding more space for his kids.

"If I was forced to change something, I would convert the office on the lower deck into a children's room," he said.

The former Stanford professor tried to sell her at various points — listing her for $95 million in 2012 , $69 million in 2016, and $59 million in 2017 — but she has yet to change hands.

Larry Ellison: Musashi

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Oracle founder Larry Ellison has owned several superyachts over the years, including the Katana, the Ronin, and the Rising Sun — which he sold to fellow billionaire David Geffen .

He purchased his current boat, Musashi, in 2011 for a reported $160 million from custom-yacht giant Feadship.

Named after a famous samurai warrior, the 88-meter-long yacht has both Japanese and Art Deco-inspired design elements. She also boasts amenities including an elevator, swimming pool, beauty salon, gym, and basketball court.

Ellison is known for his extravagant spending — private islands, jets, a tennis tournament — and yachting is among his favorite and most expensive hobbies. He took up racing them in the 1990s and financed the America's Cup-winning BMW Oracle Racing team .

Laurene Powell Jobs: Venus

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Steve Jobs' wife, investor and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs, inherited a nearly finished 78-meter yacht named Venus when the Apple cofounder died in 2011.

After spending years vacationing on Ellison's yachts, Jobs wanted one for himself. He designed Venus with French starchitect and decorator Philippe Starck , and she was worth $130 million at completion.

"Venus comes from the philosophy of minimum," Starck said of her design. "The elegance of the minimum, approaching dematerialization."

Jobs and Starck began working together in 2007, the designer told Vanity Fair , and held monthly meetings over four years. Venus was delivered in 2012 to Jobs' specification: six identical cabins, a design to ensure spaces of absolute silence, and the most up-to-date technology.

"There will never again be a boat of that quality again. Because never again will two madmen come together to accomplish such a task," Starck told the magazine. "It was not a yacht that Steve and I were constructing, we were embarked on a philosophical action, implemented according to a quasi-religious process. We formed a single brain with four lobes."

Charles Simonyi: Norn

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Early Microsoft employee Charles Simonyi has purchased two megayachts from the German shipyard Lürssen: the 90-meter Norn and 71-meter Skat.

Delivered in 2023, Norn is full of luxe features, including an outdoor cinema and a pool floor that lifts to become a light-up dancefloor. She shares a militaristic style with Skat , which Simonyi sold in 2021.

Skats's name is derived from the Danish word for treasure, and she had a listing price of 56.5 million euros and was launched in 2002.

"The yacht is to be home away from my home in Seattle, and its style should match the style of the house, adapted for the practicalities of the sea," Simonyi once said .

Sergey Brin: Dragonfly

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Google cofounder Sergey Brin has built a flotilla of yachts, boats, and toys known as the "Fly Fleet."

Named after a once-secret Google product , the largest of Brin's armada is the sleek Dragonfly , which boasts a movie theater and a helipad. The 73-meter-long vessel was built by the Australian shipyard Silver Yachts and can fit up to 18 guests and 16 crew members, according to SuperYacht Times.

Also in his fleet is the superyacht Butterfly, a mere 38 meters long. Often moored in the Bay Area, her crewmembers spend their downtime kitesurfing and giving swimming lessons to local kids.

The rest of his marine lineup includes a smaller boat called Firefly, as well as Jet Skis, foilboards, dinghies, and kiteboards. She takes a team of 50 full-time employees to manage, steer, and maintain the entire operation.

Sindhu Sundar contributed to an earlier version of this story.

Correction: May 6, 2024 — An earlier version of this story misstated Giovanna Vitelli's title. She is the chair of the Azimut Benetti Group, not a vice president.

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Mega Yachts are the ultimate expression of luxury, sophistication, and extravagance.

Some are equipped with cinemas, helipads, concert halls, and even beaches on board; others are the garage of other smaller boats, mini-submarines, and a whole sports club.

Without a doubt, these mega yachts show us how to live a true life of luxury. But in order to live beautifully and with taste it is not necessary to have such an expensive boat. Drop anchor in a beautiful bay, put on nice clothes, pour wine into expensive glasses and watch the sunset. A romantic sunset on your own boat, even if not very expensive, will be no worse than a millionaire’s, and maybe even better. But if you do not have a boat, then it will be difficult to enjoy the beauty of the sunset, not accessible from the shore. In this case, Zeboats will help you, here are yachts and motor boats for every taste and price.

Here are the “Top 10” of the most expensive mega yachts in the world, owned by Russian oligarchs, royals, billionaires, and more:

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10. Lady Moura

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Cost: $ 210 million (€ 185 million)

Owner: Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid

Lady Moura is a luxurious 105-meter (344-foot) private mega-yacht owned by Saudi billionaire Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid, considered one of the most influential advisers to the royal family of Saudi Arabia.

In addition to having her name and shield in 24-karat gold, the Lady Moura also includes a pool with a retractable roof.

But, without a doubt, the most impressive aspect of this mega yacht is its Beach Club.

Lady Moura has hosted great personalities from around the world, including former US President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara.

9. Rising Sun

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Cost: $ 290 million (€ 255 million)

Owners: Larry Ellison and David Geffen

The actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, is one of the celebrities who has been seen aboard this boat.

Rising Sun is a luxury yacht designed by Jon Bannenberg, and built by the German shipyard Lürssen. Currently, the mega yacht is co-owned by Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation, along with David Geffen.

The yacht is considered the # 11 largest in the world with a length of almost 138 meters (453 feet).

Rising Sun has 8,000 square meters of space and 82 rooms spread over its five levels.

This mega yacht has a basketball court on the main deck (which can be used as a helicopter platform if necessary), plus another helipad.

It also features Onyx countertops, Jacuzzi baths, a gym/spa and sauna, a large wine cellar, and a private cinema with a giant plasma screen.

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Cost: $ 300 million (€ 262 million)

Owner: Sammy Tak Lee

Pelorus is the fourteenth largest luxury yacht in the world at 115 meters (377 feet) in length. It was designed by Tim Heywood and built by Lürssen in Bremen, Germany in 2003.

It was briefly owned by a Saudi businessman who sold it to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. After buying it, Abramovich ordered the German shipyard Blohm & Voss to adapt it to his own needs.

These adaptations included a second forward helipad, four new speed stabilizers, and modifications to the exhaust, mast, and stern.

Details about the interiors are scarce, as the Russian oligarch is well known for being a protector of the privacy of his family and very security conscious.

“This mega yacht is so huge that it also has a mini-collection of small boats.”

The master suite has a movable wall, which can be lowered and transformed into a private terrace. Impressive!

Irina Abramovich received this yacht in 2009 as part of her divorce agreement with the Russian billionaire. In 2011, Abramovich’s ex-wife sold her through brokerage Merle Wood to American business magnate and producer David Geffen for $ 300 million.

In 2011, Geffen sold Pelorus to the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, for € 214 million ($ 188 million).

In 2016, Pelorus was sold to Chinese billionaire Samuel Tak Lee. According to Forbes, Tak Lee has an estimated net worth of $ 3.9 billion.

7. Motor Yacht ‘A’

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Cost: $ 300 million

Owner: Andrey Melnichenko

The name “A” was chosen so that this fabulous vessel would always appear first in the shipping records.

This 120-meter (394-foot) mega-yacht, one of the most famous in the world, was designed by Philippe Starck and hatched by architect Martin Francis.

‘A’, owned by Russian magnate Andrey Melnichenko, has a 2,500-square-foot main room, six suites, and versatile interior spaces thanks to glass and sliding walls.

At 119 meters (~ 390 feet) long and displacing nearly 6000 tons, ‘A’ is one of the largest yachts in the world.

This mega yacht can accommodate a total of 14 guests and has 35 crew members on board. ‘A’ has a maximum speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 19 knots.

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Cost: $ 305 million (€ 267 million)

Owner: Sultan Qaboos of Oman

Al Said is another of the most impressive mega yachts in the world. Its interiors were designed by Redman Whiteley Dixon and it has enough facilities to accommodate up to 70 people.

Perhaps the most opulent thing about this mega yacht is its concert hall, large enough to house an orchestra of 50 musicians.

Al Said was launched by the Lürssen shipyard in September 2007, and at the time of her launch, she was the second-longest yacht in the world.

The yacht was completed in the following months and was handed over to its owners in 2008 by the Sultan of Oman, Qabus bin Said al Said.

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Cost: $ 330 million (€ 290 million)

Owner: Saudi Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman

In 2010, the Russian billionaire, Yuri Shefler, entrusted Ficanteri to create his spectacular private yacht “Serene”.

A year later, in August 2011, the Italian shipyard delivered the new megayacht to the Russian oligarch.

The vessel has no less than 4,459 square meters of space spread over seven decks, with a fully equipped spa, movie theater, and even a wood-burning pizza oven.

Serene is 133.9 meters (439 feet) long.

In 2015, Serene was sold to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohamed bin Salmán, for an amount of $ 550 million, about 483 million euros.

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Cost: $ 400 million (€ 357 million)

Owner: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

This 162-meter (524-foot) megayacht is the third-largest private vessel in the world.

It is owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, and current Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

It has seven magnificent terraces perfect to relax and a small submarine to explore life under the sea. It was built by the German shipyard Blohm & Voss.

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Cost: $ 600 million (€ 527 million)

Owner: Alisher Usmanov

Dilbar is currently the best definition of elegance and glamor at sea.

The 156-meter (512-foot) long mega yacht was built by the German shipyard Lürssen.

Dilbar is the largest private vessel in the world, by interior volume (Azzam is longer but with less volume).

Dilbar was handed over to her owner, Uzbek-born Russian magnate Alisher Usmanov, in May 2016. The huge yacht was designed by Espen Oeino.

Powered by a gigantic 30,000 kW ‘Diesel’ electric motor, this superyacht is capable of sailing at speeds of up to 22.5 knots.

She seats 40 people and has a crew of at least 80.

Despite being surrounded by the ocean itself, Dilbar’s designers did not skimp on their 180 cubic meter indoor pool, the largest ever built inside a yacht.

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Cost: $ 600 million

Owner: Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Although Azzam is not the most expensive private mega yacht in the world, it is the largest (in length) in the world.

This monster of a length of 179.8 meters (590 feet), is capable of reaching an impressive top speed of almost 30 knots. Azzam was manufactured by Lürssen Yachts.

Launched in 2013, Azzam is owned by Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahayan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Emir of Abu Dhabi.

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Cost: $ 1.5 billion (€ 1.31 billion)

Owner: Roman Abramovich

Owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, Eclipse is the most expensive megayacht on this list.

It is a monstrous vessel measuring 170 meters (560 feet) in length, a size that makes it the second-largest private yacht in the world.

Eclipse has two helipads, 11 guest cabins, two pools, several Jacuzzis, and a disco room, she also comes equipped with three tenders, and a mini-submarine that is capable of diving to 50 meters.

Approximately 70 crew people are required for the operation of the huge vessel.

And how could it be otherwise, including security reasons, Eclipse is equipped with intrusion detection systems and a German-made anti-missile defense system.

The windows in Mr. Abramovich’s master bedroom are also fitted with armored glass.

Eclipse was built by Blohm + Voss, the renowned shipbuilder based in Hamburg, Germany.

Roman Abramovich also owns two other mega yachts, “Ecstasea”, and “Le Grand Bleu”, the latter given to a friend of his named Eugene Shvidler.

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Billionaire fights to dock his boat on water behind his house. His 164-foot boat, that is.

For some people, the ultimate Florida lifestyle is a waterfront house , a private dock and a boat parked next to it. But what if that boat is a mega-yacht , and the mega-yacht stretches 164 feet?

That's the conundrum facing the Village of North Palm Beach.

This tiny community in northern Palm Beach County, with only 13,000 full-time residents, has an identity so tied to the water that a ship's steering wheel is the village's emblem.

But it's that love of the water that is putting one resident at odds with village leaders.

For the past several years, homeowner Michael Bozutto has been battling the village for the right to park his 164-foot Westport, dubbed Honey, behind a home he owns at 932 Shore Drive.

The house, built in 1961, is a one-story, ranch-style property with three bedrooms on a half-acre lot. Bozzuto paid $840,247 for the house in 2014, according to Palm Beach County property records.

Lawsuit rooted in dispute over where to dock mega-yacht

What makes this plain house special is its location. It's on a rare corner bordered on the north and east by navigable waters that provide access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Lake Worth Inlet. The east-facing dock is large enough to accommodate Bozzuto's motor yacht.

Since Bozutto bought Honey for an undisclosed sum a decade ago, he mostly has parked it at the Old Port Cove Marina, near Tiger Woods' 155-foot showy mega-yacht, ironically dubbed Privacy.

More recently, Bozzuto has wanted to park Honey alongside his Shore Drive house, one of four houses he owns in the village. While Bozzuto keeps some personal property at the Shore Drive house, he lives at a house he owns at Harbour Isles Court.

Village officials warned Bozzuto he can't park Honey at 932 Shore Drive because boats can only be parked on docks behind houses that are occupied by the homeowner.

But village rules do not define the word "occupied." For instance, the rules do not state that occupied means the house is a residence where the owner lives. Village rules also contain no restrictions on the size of boats that can be kept at private docks.

After years of pushing back against what he believes are fuzzy rules, Bozzuto in March filed a lawsuit against the village.

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He alleged the municipality is illegally depriving him of his property rights because nothing in the village code prevents him from mooring Honey at his house. He is asking a Palm Beach County Circuit Court judge to rule that he has a constitutional right to dock Honey there.

Gregory Coleman, Bozzuto's West Palm Beach attorney, said the village has plenty of waterfront homes with yachts parked behind them. But Coleman said the village is illegally blocking Bozzuto from docking Honey at his house because the village is bending to pressure from a handful of neighbors who think the boat is too big.

The selective enforcement is wrong, said Coleman, a former president of the Florida Bar.

"He's a very under-the-radar guy who doesn't cause anybody any problems," Coleman said of Bozzuto. "He pays his property taxes, and he wants to be left alone by the village of North Palm Beach. Unfortunately, they are singling Mike out."

Neither Leonard Rubin, the village's longtime attorney, nor Village Manager Chuck Huff responded to requests for comment.

Eric Stettin, a Fort Lauderdale-based attorney who is representing the village in the Bozzuto lawsuit, said he could not comment on pending litigation.

What good is a man's castle if he can't have a boat in his moat?

Coleman's lawsuit describes the conflict as a battle over property rights, but real estate and yachting experts say it's also a sign of the times.

As wealthy new residents pour into the county wanting all the perks of the Sunshine State, they want a boat to go along with their waterfront homes and golf club memberships. Some longtime residents fear Palm Beach County is turning into a playground for billionaires, to the detriment of everyday people who also want to live in sunshine and peace.

This conflict between Old Florida and new money is an ever-present tension, but even seasoned yacht brokers say they've never seen interest in luxury yachts quite as strong as it is now.

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"What we've seen in the marketplace right after COVID in the yachting industry, and especially the superyacht segment, is the most incredible growth ever seen in the history of yachting to date," said Shannon McCoy, a luxury yacht advisor and broker with Worth Avenue Yachts in Palm Beach.

"A lot of people are moving here with serious money," added Pascal Savoy, U.S. managing director of Camper & Nicholsons International yacht brokers in Fort Lauderdale.

While in the past Palm Beach County was not considered lively enough for some buyers, Savoy said the county's growing sophistication is putting it on the map in a way never seen before.

"It's a mini-Monaco for us," Savoy said.

Prices for mega-yachts can range from $18 million to $60 million, or many times that, for the largest and most decked-out mega-yachts, Savoy said.

While some yachts can be glitzy, a 164-foot Westport is considered a more low-profile boat, Savoy added.

Michael Bozzuto's interests: Houses, boats and philanthropy

Bozzuto is no newcomer to North Palm Beach. He's been a resident of the village for 20 years.

He is the billionaire owner of a family-owned supermarket wholesaler in Connecticut, and an investor and philanthropist who likes to collect houses and yachts, Coleman said.

In addition to the four North Palm Beach houses and several yachts he owns, Bozzuto in February paid a whopping $31.1 million for a house in the Town of Palm Beach Shores. The house, which has two docks, sits just north of the Palm Beach/Lake Worth Inlet.

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Coleman said there is plenty of room for other boaters to navigate the waterway when Honey is parked at the Shore Drive house in North Palm Beach. And while other people may not have as large a yacht, there are other sizeable yachts parked on docks behind other North Palm Beach homes, too, he added.

At a 2017 village council meeting, then-Mayor Darryl Aubrey commented on the issue, according to the complaint.

"When I didn't live here full time, I had a boat sitting in my dock, I was gone nine months of the year. I don't see how you can say that someone has to be in a residence year-round, seems to be some interpretation of occupant, there would be an enormous number of violations," Aubrey said.

Another member of the village council asked if the village had a definition now, the complaint said.

Rubin, the village attorney, replied: "No, we don't," according to the lawsuit.

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Palm Beach County's waterways run deep, and they are popular

The yacht docking dispute is particularly timely, given the scarcity of dock space for boats of all sizes.

The most convenient place to park a boat is on the water behind a house, brokers say. But not every waterway or channel can accommodate the draft, or depth, of a mega-yacht.

However, the dock behind Bozzuto's Shore Drive house can.

Not only is the Westport not known for its deep hulls, but the waterway also is typical of northern Palm Beach County, which boasts deep water and easy access to the ocean via the Lake Worth Inlet, said Coleman, a lifelong boater.

"In Palm Beach County, they have deeper water, and it allows people to have larger yachts," Savoy agreed.

But not every waterway is deep enough for every boat.

McCoy said she specializes in helping advise potential yacht owners about the county's varied water depths before they buy a house, if they plan to dock their yacht behind it.

If yacht owners don't have a private dock, the other option is a marina. But marina space is hard to find, with many dock berths reserved for months in advance, McCoy said.

Despite the challenges of owning a boat and finding a place to dock it, yacht brokers say demand continues.

They see interest continuing from business executives moving here with their families as they relocate their companies to Palm Beach County. There's also a growing demand for yachts among female buyers, McCoy added.

They also see younger mega-yacht buyers, some even in their early 30s. This is in sharp contrast to the mostly older buyers in the past, Savoy said.

Palm Beach County may not be as go-go as Miami-Dade County when it comes to showy ships, but if interest continues, "it's coming," Savoy said. "You're going to attract bigger yachts."

Put another way: "No one needs a boat, but everyone needs a boat," McCoy said. "It's the ultimate lifestyle."

Alexandra Clough is a business writer and columnist at  The Palm Beach Post . You can reach her at  [email protected] . Twitter:  @acloughpbp .  Help support our journalism. Subscribe today.

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Boy reaching for M&M's falls off boat, rescued after injury at Clearfork Reservoir

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MANSFIELD ― An 11-year-old boy was flown by helicopter to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus after falling off a pontoon boat and becoming stuck in the boat propeller at Clearfork Reservoir, according to a Mansfield police report.

Clearfork Reservoir, shown here on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, is located in southwestern Richland County.

The incident was reported at 8:45 p.m. Sunday as Father's Day festivities were winding down.

Due to Ohio House Bill 343, also known as Marsy’s Law, the victim's identity is not being released by police. However, Mansfield police Chief Jason Bammann confirmed the victim is a child.

According to the police report, officers were dispatched to 2678 Gass Road in regard to an injured child. An officer made contact with Clearfork Reservoir Chief Scott Kotterman, who said the boy was stuck underneath a pontoon boat in the water. Officers found the person who called emergency crews. The person told officers the boy was reaching for M&Ms when he fell into the water.

It's unclear how the boy and the person who reported the incident are connected.

Tapes of any 911 calls were not immediately available from the Richland County Sheriff's Office Monday.

Troy and Springfield township fire departments responded. Troy Township firefighters removed the boy and applied a tourniquet. Kotterman and another Mansfield police officer rushed the boy on a rescue boat to the marina to meet with LifeFlight helicopter paradmedics, the report said.

The victim told officers he was reaching for M&Ms candies at the front of the boat when he fell in the water. He said that due to the boat moving, he could not swim against the motor current and got sucked toward the propeller, the report said.

The boy suffered from severe lacerations to both upper thighs and his buttocks, the report said.

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Opinion Is Donald Trump okay?

His story about hypothetically being electrocuted is another glimpse into a mind that is unwell.

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It is irresponsible to obsess over President Biden’s tendency to mangle a couple of words in a speech while Donald Trump is out there sounding detached from reality. Biden, who is old , at least makes sense. Trump, who also is old , rants like someone you’d cross the street to avoid.

We in the media have failed by becoming inured to Trump’s verbal incontinence — not just the rapid-fire lies and revenge-seeking threats, but also the frightening glimpses into a mind that is, evidently, unwell. In 2016, Trump said outrageous things at his campaign rallies to be entertaining. In 2024, his tangents raise serious questions about his mental fitness.

His rally on Sunday in Las Vegas offered a grim smorgasbord of examples, but the obvious standout (and not in a good way) is the story he told about being aboard a hypothetical electric-powered boat . He posits that the battery would be so heavy that it would cause the craft to sink, and he relates his purported conversation with a knowledgeable mariner about this scenario. Bear with me, but it’s worth reading the passage in full:

“I say, ‘What would happen if the boat sank from its weight, and you’re in the boat, and you have this tremendously powerful battery, and the battery’s now underwater, and there’s a shark that’s approximately 10 yards over there?’ “By the way, a lot of shark attacks lately, do you notice that? Lot of sharks. I watched some guys justifying it today: ‘Well they weren’t really that angry, they bit off the young lady’s leg because of the fact that they were not hungry but they misunderstood who she was.’ These people are crazy. He said, ‘There’s no problem with sharks, they just didn’t really understand a young woman swimming.’ No, really got decimated, and other people, too, a lot of shark attacks. “So I said, ‘There’s a shark 10 yards away from the boat, 10 yards, or here. Do I get electrocuted if the boat is sinking, water goes over the battery, the boat is sinking? Do I stay on top of the boat and get electrocuted, or do I jump over by the shark and not get electrocuted?’ Because I will tell you, he didn’t know the answer. “He said, ‘You know, nobody’s ever asked me that question.’ I said, ‘I think it’s a good question. I think there’s a lot of electric current coming through that water.’ But you know what I’d do if there was a shark or you get electrocuted? I’ll take electrocution every single time. I’m not getting near the shark. So we’re going to end that, we’re going to end it for boats, we’re going to end it for trucks.”

Trucks? He’s actually talking about the transition to electric vehicles , which he has vowed to halt. That entire hallucination is part of Trump’s rationale for one of his major policy positions.

Trump has told the electrocution-or-shark story at least once before , at a rally in Iowa last October. Stormy Daniels , the adult-film actress who received $130,000 in hush money to keep quiet about her sexual encounter with Trump — a payment that led to the former president’s conviction on 34 felony charges — has said that Trump is “obsessed with sharks, terrified of sharks.” Way back in 2013, he declared on Twitter: “Sharks are last on my list — other than perhaps the losers and haters of the World!”

The White House press corps would be in wolf pack mode if Biden were in the middle of a speech and suddenly veered into gibberish about boats and sharks. There would be front-page stories questioning whether the president, at 81, was suffering from dementia; and the op-ed pages would be filled with thumb-suckers about whether Vice President Harris and the Cabinet should invoke the 25th Amendment . House Republicans would already have scheduled hearings on Biden’s mental condition and demanded he take a cognitive test.

The tendency with Trump, at 77, is to say he’s “just being Trump.” But he’s like this all the time.

Also during the Las Vegas speech, Trump tried to deny the allegation by one of his White House chiefs of staff, retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly, that he refused in 2018 to visit an American military cemetery in France, saying it was filled with “suckers” and “losers.” Trump told the crowd on Sunday that “only a psycho or a crazy person or a very stupid person” would say such a thing while “I’m standing there with generals and military people in a cemetery.”

But he wasn’t “standing there” with anybody. He never went to the cemetery .

Except in his mind, perhaps, which is a much bigger problem than Biden fumbling a name or garbling a sentence.

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Attorneys make closing arguments in trial of Oshkosh man accused of causing 2022 Fox River boat crash

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OSHKOSH – The seventh day of trial for an Oshkosh man accused of recklessly endangering safety in a 2022 boat crash wrapped up Tuesday with closing arguments from prosecution and defense attorneys.

Jurors will return Wednesday morning to begin deliberations.

Jason Lindemann, 53, is charged with two felony counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, as well as 12 misdemeanor counts of failing to render aid in a boating accident and one misdemeanor count of negligent operation of a boat.

Assistant attorneys general Emily Thompson and Tara Jenswold say Lindemann's behavior the night of the crash was criminally reckless, and he knowingly created a risk of death or great bodily harm to other people out on the water by driving his boat after a day of drinking, not turning on the proper lights on his boat and operating the boat at a high rate of speed.

"It's Jason Lindemann – and Jason Lindemann alone – who is responsible for this crash," Jenswold said during the prosecution's closing argument.

Lindemann's defense attorney, Scott Ceman, argues the crash was nothing more than an accident and if anyone was at fault, it was the driver of the paddleboat, not Lindemann.

The paddleboat operator, Ceman argued, had bright exterior lights on the boat that are only supposed to be activated when docking, and caused a visibility issue by hiding the paddleboat's navigational lights and blending it in with the bright lights on the shoreline.

Just before 10 p.m. on July 9, 2022, Lindemann crashed his powerboat, filled with six passengers, into a double-decker paddleboat cruise owned and operated by  On The Loos Cruises , on the Fox River in Oshkosh, between the Oregon Street and Wisconsin Street bridges.

Lindemann had accelerated his boat after passing under the bridge — which, Ceman pointed out at trial, is standard practice for boats after exiting the no wake zone.

The owner and operator of the On The Loos Cruise paddleboat, Jeff Loos, told investigators he saw Lindemann's powerboat speeding toward his boat. He said it appeared the powerboat might pass on the left at one point and on the right at another. When Loos realized his boat was going to be hit, he began turning his boat, which attorneys said has a maximum speed of about five miles per hour. Lindemann's boat crashed into the paddleboat's left side, its hull going up in the air.

Prosecutors say after crashing into the paddleboat, Lindemann drove away without stopping to share his identification information or make sure everyone on the boat were all right. Police didn't find Lindemann until the following day, after he had spent the night in his boat on Lake Winnebago.

The paddleboat had 44 passengers on board. No one was seriously injured, but some passengers experienced minor injuries that they received treatment for in the days and weeks after the crash. The 12 charges of failing to render aid in a boating accident correspond with 12 people who suffered injuries in the crash — including one of the six passengers aboard Lindemann's powerboat.

In her closing argument, Jenswold said Lindemann's failure to stop at the scene after crashing and seemingly hiding in his boat until morning is evidence he was aware of his guilt.

"If it was an accident, why'd you leave?" she said.

Jenswold also pointed out that an officer testified earlier in the trial that messages and calls from the evening of the crash into the next morning appeared to have been deleted from Lindemann's phone when officers conducted a search of it.

In the defense's closing argument, Ceman countered that Lindemann did in fact pull up next to the paddleboat after the crash, but could not safely stop due to some intoxicated passengers from the paddleboat acting "aggressive" toward him.

He also said officers never considered that the case was not a hit-and-run, and thus did not properly investigate. Ceman also claimed the boat crash investigation was not thoroughly carried out because there were no serious injuries.

Despite the prosecution's claims, Ceman argued that Lindemann was not drunk that night. Because officers did not get in touch with Lindemann the night of the crash, the prosecution called witnesses who had seen Lindemann at two bars earlier in the day to testify that they believed he appeared intoxicated.

A few witnesses, however, testified that Lindemann was not drinking. Ceman argued these witnesses, who had been spending time with Lindemann during the day, were more credible than people who observed him from afar. Prosecutors said witnesses who had close personal relationships with Lindemann were likely protecting him.

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Attorneys similarly disagreed about the credibility of other witnesses.

In his closing argument, Ceman named multiple witnesses who had testified during the trial and claimed they had lied about various things. Some, he said, lied about the crash's impact on them likely for motivations of benefiting from civil lawsuits filed against Lindemann.

He said one passenger's description of blood and glass on the paddleboat's deck after the crash was "just another lie in a parade of lies put forth here by the state."

In the prosecution's rebuttal argument, Jenswold pointed out that of the 54 witnesses the state called to testify at the trial, Ceman claimed in his closing argument that at least 16 of them lied.

"To get up here and say, as the defense did, 'they're all lying' — that just doesn't make sense," Jenswold said. "These people that he has called liars, many of them had no motive to lie."

Jury instructions and closing arguments took up the entire afternoon, about 3½ hours. Winnebago County Circuit Court Judge Michael Gibbs decided to send the jury home instead of beginning deliberations Tuesday evening, after what he said has been a long trial.

Contact Kelli Arseneau at 920-213-3721 or  [email protected] . Follow her on X, formerly Twitter, at  @ArseneauKelli .


Matchmaker patti stanger ‘would like to see’ leonardo dicaprio ‘settle down,’ ‘have a kid’.

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Patti Stanger has big plans for Hollywood bachelor Leonardo DiCaprio.

In an exclusive interview with Page Six at the 2024 Critics’ Choice Real TV Awards on Saturday, the “Millionaire Matchmaker” alum said she “would like to see” the Oscar winner, 49, “settle down.”

“I’d like to see Leo have a kid,” she added. “Isn’t he adorable? And he’s my favorite actor.”

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Stanger, 63, made sure to note that she’s “not usually a fan” of age differences among couples that go beyond “10 [years].”

But because DiCaprio seemingly dumps his notoriously young girlfriends around the time they turn 25, the former Bravolebrity said she’d be willing to bend her rules for him.

“I’d like somebody in their 30s,” Stanger told us of her ideal mate for the “Titanic” star. “Let’s go early 30s. Somebody who knows herself. I’m an astrologer, so somebody who’s gone through their Saturn Return would be really grounding for him. Maybe a Pisces or a Cancer or even a Gemini because he’s a Scorpio.”

Because Saturn is the planet of responsibilities, time and wisdom, a Saturn Return is one’s astrological coming of age, according to The Cut .

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Stanger — who recently joined forces with Bachelor Nation’s Nick Viall on CW’s “Patti Stanger: The Matchmaker” — envisions DiCaprio with a woman who’s mostly “outside of Hollywood.”

“Maybe a stylist or a lawyer in the [entertainment] business or an agent,” she explained while walking the red carpet at the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. “Not an actress, not a singer, not a dancer. Somebody who can support him but not need all this.”

DiCaprio — who has dated a bevy of 20-something models throughout his career — was last linked to Vittoria Ceretti , who turned 26 earlier this month.

The “Wolf of Wall Street” star was  spotted making out  with Ceretti at a nightclub in Ibiza in August 2023.

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From there, they were seen on an ice cream date  in Santa Barbara, Calif., before they  grabbed dinner with friends in Paris .

The brunette beauty even  hung out with DiCaprio’s mother in Milan.

“They’ve been spending quite a bit of time together over the past few months, and they’re enjoying getting to know one another on a deeper level,” an insider told Page Six in September 2023.

The duo was then seen  packing on the PDA  at the actor’s 49th birthday party in Beverly Hills in November 2023, where an eyewitness saw them being “affectionate and kissing throughout the night.”

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Cedric maxwell trolls magic johnson, lakers after celtics win 18th nba finals, celtics' cedric maxwell trolls magic, other lakers legends 'how 'bout them apples'.

The Boston Celtics are ridin' high after winning their league-leading 18th NBA championship, and former star Celtics hooper turned team broadcaster Cedric Maxwell is ensuring the world knows where the best franchise resides -- and it isn't L.A.!

Maxwell, a 2x NBA champ with the Celtics who was named Finals MVP in 1981 (he played in Boston from 1977-1985), joined Babcock on the TMZ Sports TV show (airs nightly on FS1 ) following Beantowns 4-1 series victory of the Western Conference Champion Dallas Mavericks.

And, if you thought the Celtics wouldn't point out they've now got more 'chips than their rivals on the West Coast, you're mistaken (the Lakers have 17)!

"To get another banner after being tied up with the Fakers, it is absolutely wonderful to bypass them now," Maxwell said.

Cedric even called out some Lakers legends by name ... James Worthy , Magic Johnson , and Michael Cooper before hitting them with Steph Curry 's signature "Good Night" pose!

Maxwell wasn't done trolling the Lakers faithful ... then poking fun at their in-season tournament banner hanging high above Crypto.com Arena.

"The Lakers are actually tied up," Maxwell joked. "They put that mid-season banner up, it looks a little odd up there. They do have number 18 if they want to be technical about it!"

Speaking of what actually went down on the hardwood, Maxwell isn't trying to listen to anyone saying the team had an easy ride to the Finals (critics are saying they had an easy ride).

"Ultimately, you have to play the teams that are before you," Cedric said. "The best out of the west was Dallas. The Celtics played all of the best out of the east."

Maxwell also gave young Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla his flowers. After only his second season at the helm -- assuming the role after Ime Udoka was fired following his scandal -- Cedric said the 35-year-old is just getting started.

"Being one of the youngest coaches ever to win an NBA championship, that is as cool as it gets," Maxwell said. "He was telling me one day before he looked up all the bangers, he said, 'You know what, I'm going to win one of these one days.' And I said absolutely!"

The good news for Celtics supporters is the celebration is just starting ... and Maxwell's gonna enjoy every second of it.

Ear muffs, Lakers fans!

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