Monday, February 1, 2010

Donald Flynn - Battered Bull - Feadship - Royal van Lent - 52.12 metres - 1995

Superyacht Battered Bull 1995

The superyacht Battered Bull was built in 1995 by Royal van Lent for investor Donald F. Flynn.

Mr. Flynn is and has been the sole stockholder of Flynn Enterprises, Inc., a venture capital, hedging and consulting firm, since its inception in March 1992. Mr. Flynn also was the Vice Chairman of Blue Chip Casino, Inc., an owner and operator of a riverboat gaming vessel in Michigan City, Indiana, from February 1997 until November 1999, when Blue Chip was sold to Boyd Gaming Corporation. Mr. Flynn was Chairman of the Board of Discovery Zone, Inc., an owner and franchiser of indoor children’s playgrounds, from July 1992 until May 1995, and remained a member of the Board until February 1996. He was also Chief Executive Officer of Discovery Zone from July 1992 to April 1995. From 1972 through 1990, Mr. Flynn held various positions at Waste Management, Inc., a solid waste services company, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Flynn was one of three investors who acquired control of Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation, the world’s largest video rental company, in 1987 and was a director thereof from February 1987 until September 1994 when Blockbuster was sold to Viacom Inc. Mr. Flynn is a director and major shareholder of Emerald Casino, Inc., a former owner of a license to operate a riverboat casino in the State of Illinois.

Technical details of the superyacht Battered Bull (source:

Yacht type: Motor Yacht

Length Overall (m): 52.12 Length Overall (ft): 171.00
Length Waterline (m): 45.30 Length Waterline (ft): 148.62
Beam (m): 9.78 Beam (ft): 32.09
Draught Max (m): 2.78 Draught Max (ft): 9.12

Shipyard: Feadship
Year: 1995
Hull: 774
Comment: Built by Feadship member Royal Van Lent & Zonen.

Naval Architect: De Voogt Naval Architects
Exterior Designer: De Voogt Naval Architects
Interior Designer: Bruce Gregga

Hull Material: Steel
Superstructure: Aluminium
Gross Tonnage: 682
Displacement: 625

Guests: 16
Crew: 15

Engines: 2 x 1410 HP Caterpillar 3516 DITA Diesels
Max Speed: 15.5
Propulsion: Twin Screw

Fuel Capacity (Liters): 88,700 Fuel Capacity (Gallons): 23,435
Water Capacity (Liters): 26,000

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