Chris Gongriep, Rainbow Owner & Holland Jachtbouw Founder, Dies

Chris Gongriep, whose love of sailing led to not just owning, but building superyachts, died today in his native Netherlands. He was 70 years old. Gongriep was perhaps best-known in business as the founder of G&S Vastgoed, a successful real-estate firm in Amsterdam. It develops commercial and residential buildings, plus office space. It developed much Continue reading


Megayacht News Leadership Series: Tilli Antonelli, Wider Yachts

America’s Cup skipper-turned-entrepreneur Attilio “Tilli” Antonelli created the Pershing brand of yachts in 1985, now part of the Ferretti Group. Six years ago he created Wider Yachts. With it, he is well on the way to creating an equally famous and valuable brand. It’s known for expanding (literally) usable space aboard yachts and megayachts, plus Continue reading


Mustafa Koç, RMK Marine Chief: 1960-2016

Mustafa V. Koç, the chairman of the company that owns Turkey-based RMK Marine, died of a heart attack this morning. He was 55 years old. Koç (pronounced “coach”) had been serving as chairman of Koç Holding, a family business, since 2003. The company was established by his grandfather, the late Vehbi Koç. It has diverse Continue reading