Sir Richard Branson Owns A Sailing Yacht.

Richard Branson Bought This Yacht

Richard Branson Bought This Yacht

The entrepreneurial superstar Richard Branson owns a superyacht.  Always the active adventurer his yacht of choice is a large sailing catamaran. By its very nature a sailing catamaran is the ultimate ecological yacht. 

Richard Branson has a fantastic record of doing great things for yachting.  A leading adventurer the ocean and sailing suits his love to explore and his ecological ideals.  He has attempted various sailing records, such as the recent Virgin Money transatlantic attempt.

Sir Branson also owns a beautiful Caribbean island called Necker Island.  No doubt he can use his beautiful sailing yacht to explore other surrounding tropical islands with family and friends.  He is famous for Virgin Records, Airlines, Money – amougst many other things.

The catamaran interior

The catamaran interior

The yacht is able to accommodate 10 guests.

Branson bought this yacht at the end of year 2005 at a time it was listed at $9.2 Million. He is also very active in record breaking attempts and the latest was an attempt at the transatlantic sailing record.

Richard Branson - Always The Inivator

Richard Branson - Always The Innovator

Mike Sanderson

Mike Sanderson when talking about the failed 2008 Transatlantic Record attempt on virgin Money: “Next time I tell you I’m going to take a 100ft sloop into 30-40 knots in the North Atlantic, I want you to push me in a room and lock the door.”

ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2006

 

 

Mike Sanderson is well known by insiders as one of the most experienced and successful ocean racers around at the moment.  In between transatlantic sailing record attempts aboard Sir Richard Branson’s yacht VIRGIN MONEY Mike has been skippering on the Volvo Ocean race.  The Kiwi (New Zealander) has a long and impressive sailing resume to long to list here but it includes skippering the last Volvo race winner and being skipper of British entry to the Americas Cup Team Origin.