Thursday, June 16, 2011

Superyacht Boardwalk, Tilman J Fertitta

Superyacht BoardwalkSuperyacht BOARDWALK, the 7th hull in Westport Yacht’s 164 flagship yacht series, is a composite yacht of 49.98 metres in length (164 ft). Motor yacht Boardwalk is a tri-deck superyacht which can accommodate up to 12 guests in 6 cabins. The full beam master suite is on the main deck. The master suite integrates the finest fabrics, cabinetry, stone and leathers into a stylish design. The innovative interior layout arrangement also includes a top deck VIP suite which leads to its own sun deck. There is also a large formal dining room situated adjacent to the yacht’s commercial grade galley. Superyacht Boardwalk is powered by Twin MTU 16V4000 diesel engines which drive her to an impressive mid 20 knot top speed. The yacht is named after the popular Kemah Boardwalk amusement complex opened by Fertitta on Houston's Clear Lake.

Tilman J. FertittaTilman Joseph Fertitta (born June 25, 1957) is an American businessman and CEO and shareholder of Landry's Restaurants. He is also a member of the board of regents of the University of Houston System.
Fertitta was born and raised in Galveston, Texas.
Fertitta attended Texas Tech University and the University of Houston where he studied business administration and hospitality management. He showed an entrepreneurial streak even in college when he started his own firm focused on marketing and sales and, after college, development and construction. From there, Fertitta began building homes while selling Shaklee vitamins on the side. He moved full-time into foodservice in 1986 working as a real estate specialist for Landry's. It was only a few short months before he bought the chain. Fertitta expanded the chain to include nearly a dozen restaurant chains and individual entities. He is a minor partner in the Houston Texans NFL franchise and owns Houston's Bentley and Rolls Royce dealership, Post Oak Motor Cars, Ltd. Fertitta ownes a large mansion in Houston, Texas. His wealth is estimated at more than USD 200 million, some even suggest he is a billionaire.

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