Sunday, March 16, 2014

Superyacht Lady Marina, owned by Sergio Mantegazza. Sergio Mantegazza is the owner of Globus travel group. Globus was founded by his father Antonio in 1928 and started with a rowboat to transport goods. Soon Mantegazza acquired motorcoaches and offered tours around Lake Lugano in Switserland and to the Cote d’Azur and to Italy. In the 60’s and 70’s the Globus expanded rapidly with international tours and activities for the US market. Currently the group employs 5.000 personnel and carries 500.000 passengers in a year. Sergio Mantegazza is also owner of the aviation group Monarch Holdings. Monarch operates a fleet of 30 aircraft with flights from UK airports. Before owning his current 64 meter Feadship superyacht Lady Marina, Sergio Mantegazza owned a 50 meter Hakvoort yacht with the same name.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Superyacht Solemates - owned by Reebok USA founder Paul Fireman

Solemates  -  60.0m (197ft)  -  Lurssen -  2010
Paul Fireman  -  net worth USD 1 billion  -  USA
Reebok  -
Paul Fireman is the owner of the superyacht Solemates. Fireman was the CEO of Reebok from 1979 until 2005. In 2005 he sold the company to Adidas for US$ 3.8 billion, netting himself US$ 650 million for his 17% stake. Paul Fireman founded Reebok USA in 1979, after he bought the rights to the Reebok line of running shoes from the British shoe manufacturer J. W. Foster & Sons. In 1981 he sold 60% of the company to Pentland Industries, a London based investment company, to raise cash. Reebok became very successful and turned into one of the fastest growing companies of all time. The companies first success was the introduction of women athletics support shoes, which were comfortable and colorful. Sales grew from US$ 3 million in 1982 to US$ 919 million in 1986. In the 1990’s Paul Fireman’s annual salary amounted US$ 30 million a year.  In 2005 sales were US$ 3.8 billion, when Adidas acquired the company. In the 1990 Paul Fireman has his own investment firm  named Fireman Capital Partners.  Fireman Capital Partners invests in consumer-focused companies through both growth equity and buyout transactions, focusing on consumer businesses with revenues between $10 and $150 million.   Fireman is an active philanthropist: he and his wife Phyllis are co-founders of the Paul & Phyllis Fireman Family Foundation, one of Massachusetts' largest private foundations.  Fireman’s yacht Solemates is available for charter.