LIONHEART Yacht – Philip Green’s $150M Superyacht

lionheart yacht
Name:Lionheart
Length:90 m (295 ft)
Guests:12 in 6 cabins
Crew:30 in 15 cabins
Builder:Benetti 
Designer:Benetti Design Team
Interior Designer:Green and Mingarelli Design
Year:2016
Speed:18 knots
Engines:Caterpillar
Volume:2,990 ton
Price:US$ 150 million
Annual Running Cost:US$ 10 – 15 million
Owner:Philip Green

Lionheart Yacht

LIONHEART is a 90-metre (295 ft) motor yacht built by Benetti in Italy. She was delivered in July of 2016 to the current owner Sir Philip Green who recently sold his brands Topshop and Selfridges, gaining him a net worth of US $2.4 billion. LIONHEART features a sleek and modern design with space for up to 12 guests and 30 crew members. Her home berth lies in Monaco, which is where Green and his family spend most of their time.

LIONHEART is Green’s third yacht by Benetti and is the only one not available for charter and exclusively reserved for private use.

LIONHEART yacht interior

The yacht features a lot of intricate details in her design that makes her stand out from other comparable vessels on the market. The owner Sir Philip Green had many custom pieces made for this yacht which is what makes her so unique even down to things like pillows and fabric choices. 

The interior of this yacht had exceptionally high-quality materials used in her construction, which gives her an elegant look and feel throughout all the different spaces on board. 

The design house Green & Mingarelli is responsible for the luxurious interior design of LIONHEART. Not surprisingly, Green & Mingarelli is owned by Sir Philip Green’s wife Tina Green who personally oversaw this one of a kind project. LIONHEART can welcome 12 guests in her six cabins as well as a crew of 30 members of staff. 

The interior of the yacht features a beach club, a beauty salon as well as expansive health and wellness facilities that include a spa, a hairdressing salon, a gym with a personal trainer and a massage room with a masseur available at all hours. The different floors of the yacht are connected by an elevator, and of course, the yacht has several pools, two of which are located on the upper decks. 

A grand staircase is situated in the centre of the yacht, which gives the vessel the likeness of a luxury hotel. The interior is furnished with exclusive furniture with dark wood and cream upholstery. The yacht features several sizable chandeliers and other extravagant lighting fixtures. Everything about the interior of LIONHEART is lavish and luxurious, flaunting the US $150 Million price tag that this incredible vessel bears.

LIONHEART yacht specifications

The motor yacht LIONHEART is 90 metres (296 ft) long with a beam of 14.4 metres (47.3 ft) and a draft of 7.5 metres (24.9 ft). She was built by Benetti Yachts in Livorno, Italy and launched in 2016. At the time, LIONHEART was Benetti’s flagship and the largest yacht they had ever produced, overtaking NABILA (later TRUMP PRINCESS owned by Donald Trump).

Her gross tonnage lies at 2,990 GT, reaching cruising speeds of 15 knots and maximum speeds of 16 knots. She is definitely not the fastest yacht in her size category, but her caterpillar engines are reliable and robust.

LIONHEART has an immense aluminium superstructure, and her hull was constructed from premium steel. Her traditional teak decks nicely contrast her white exterior.

LIONHEART costs US $150 million and has annual running costs of US $10-$15 Million. She is not currently available for charter or for sale, although Green’s other yachts are.

LIONHEART yacht exterior

The exterior of LIONHEART was designed by Stefano Natucci, who was also responsible for LIONESS V, Green’s previous yacht by Benetti. Natucci has designed a total of 45 yachts, LIONHEART being the largest of his past projects.

The yacht is fitted with a sophisticated stabiliser system that ensures a comfortable experience for guests when at anchor or underway. She has a total of four decks featuring generous outdoor spaces. 

The front of the bow has room for a small helipad where aircraft can land to pick up or drop off guests. The top deck has an outdoor bar and jacuzzi, and behind the flybridge, there is a large pool. All decks have luxurious outdoor seating with cream upholstery which is also the colour of the crew uniforms aboard LIONHEART. 

At the aft, the yacht has a sizable beach club and extendable swimming platform where water toys can be launched. She also has several smaller, shaded decks with ample space for dining or parties. On both her port and starboard sides, Lionheart has small balcony decks which are attached to two of the suites.

LIONHEART toys and equipment

LIONHEART carries several tenders, although her most memorable is a VanDutch 55 named Lioncub. This tender has a black and white photograph of a lion painted on its side, making it stand out from traditional tenders and attracting yacht spotters. LIONHEART also has a Pascoe Limousine, a Pascoe Beachlande and a Pascoe Outboard Shuttle giving her passengers a wide selection of transportation options for shore leave or excursions.

Although exact details aren’t known, the yacht carries a large number of water toys, including jet skies and water bobs. With a large swimming platform at the back of the vessel and an attached beach club with a lounge area, any luxury that might be desired is available to her guests.

LIONHEART yacht owner

The owner of LIONHEART is Sir Philip Green, a British businessman and chairman of the Arcadia Group who has sometimes been nicknamed the “King of Highstreet”. He owned popular stores like Topshop, Selfridges until he sold them in 2020 for US $364 Million. Sir Philip Green and his wife Cristina Green are ranked number 1299 on the Forbes list of Billionaires, and their net worth is estimated to lie at US $2.4 billion. Green, his wife, and their four children often take LIONHEART to the Mediterranean, frequenting ports such as Ibiza and Saint Tropez although they also spend considerable time in the Caribbean and Miami. 

In the summer of 2019, the Green family hosted star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo aboard the LIONHEART while visiting Saint Tropez. He arrived and departed in their helicopter and is said to have played a game of table tennis aboard the vessel. He has visited Sir Philip Green aboard his previous yachts in the past.

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LIONHEART yacht additional information

Construction for LIONHEART began in 2012 after Sir Philip Green commissioned his third yacht from Benetti. The two previous vessels were also named LIONHEART but have since been renamed LUMIERE and LIONESS V. 

LUMIERE was built in 1999 and has a length of 49.9 metres (164 ft). Green sold her when he obtained LIONHEART V in 2006, and she is now available for charter. LIONESS V has a length of 63.5 metres (208 ft) and was replaced by LIONHEART in 2016, 10 years after her launch. 

Interestingly all three vessels can welcome the same number of guests, and only their amenities and length changed over the years. LIONESS V is still owned by the Green family, more specifically Tina Green. This yacht is available for charter.

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