Seven months after a paying passenger aboard his megayacht died, the owner of Miami Vice pleaded guilty to a federal charge. This comes about three months after the unlicensed individual he hired to run the yacht pleaded guilty to the same. Laurent Marc-Antoine Jean Maubert-Cayla is a part owner of Miami Vice, a 91-footer (28-meter).
Paul Allen, the co-founder of Microsoft and an avid megayacht owner, died October 15 in Seattle. The cause: complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He was 65. Allen owned numerous yachts and other vessels throughout the years. He built or refitted them to specifications that advanced technology within the marine industry on multiple levels. He also used
Bob Book says he “was hooked forever” on boating when he took out a 16-footer (4.9-meter) on his honeymoon 44 years ago. He’s not kidding: Book Ends, delivered by Heesen Yachts last year, is the 17th yacht for this megayacht owner. Bayliner, Sunseeker, Westport; you name it, he’s owned it. In searching for a steel-hulled
Despite widespread assumptions to the contrary, a Shariah court in Dubai has issued an interim ruling against the owner of one of the largest yachts in the world. The court states that the superyacht Luna belongs to his ex-wife. Over the weekend, the Dubai Courts, which uses Islamic law (known as Shariah), denied an appeal by
For nearly 10 months, the superyacht Luna has been in headlines, and not for good reasons. The 377-footer (115-meter) is under arrest in Dubai. She’s an asset in a bitter divorce court fight. The crew involuntarily got caught up in the Luna divorce seizure, having their passports confiscated. However, the crew union Nautilus International helped convince
Every year at this time, Major League Baseball holds the All-Star Game. Also called the Midsummer Classic, it sees some of the best players from the National and American Leagues go up against one another. In honor of tonight’s 89th All-Star Game, we’re celebrating five sports team owners who own superyachts. There’s even one particular