Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg bought an ultra-luxury yacht named “Ulysses” listed at $95 million for $150 million in Monaco last September, Hürriyet has learned.
The luxury yacht comes with a helicopter, a 24-meter tender vessel, a 4×4 vehicle and a motorcycle. Zuckerberg, who has an estimated personal wealth of $74 billion, saw the 107-meter yacht at a fair in Monaco and bought it later in secret, according to Hürriyet’s exclusive report. The billionaire received a discount from the listed price.
Zuckerberg, who has been enjoying his new toy over the past five months, was spotted in the Pacific last month.
Zuckerberg bought the yacht from Graeme Hart, a self-made billionaire from New Zealand known for his strong passion for yachts. Hart, born in 1955, started off as a truck driver and now has a fortune worth $7.8 billion. According to the Forbes 500 ranking, Hart, who owns the investment firm Rank Group, is the world’s 214th richest person.
The yacht Zuckerberg bought from Hart was built at the Kleven shipyard in Norway. Hart simultaneously had another 117-meter vessel built at the same shipyard and thus, managed to reduce its cost.
The 107-meter Ulysses has a 24-meter tender vessel, a helicopter with its own hangar, ATVs and 4×4 vehicle. The ultra-luxury yacht can sail halfway around the world without refueling and is designed to endure the toughest weather conditions, including the arctic circles and the world’s hottest regions.
Ulysses can host up to 30 people in 15 private suits. The yacht has 43 crews and 20 rooms for crew members. It can reach a maximum speed of 15 knots.