Jerry Jones buys $250 million superyacht that’s as long as a football field…
Jerry Jones, the high-flying billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys, lassoed one heck of a Christmas gift: a $250 million, helipad-equipped superyacht bearing the name of his wife.
Billionaire Jones took delivery of a nearly 360-foot, Dutch-built yacht on December 20 somewhere in Scandinavia. It just so happens that the field at AT&T Stadium measures 360 feet in length. In other words, Jones’ new seagoing toy is, fittingly, as long as a football field.
The yacht — named Bravo Eugenia after Jones’ wife, Eugenia (better known as “Gene”) — reportedly can sail at a top speed of 17.5 knots, equivalent to about 20 mph. By the way, that’s also around the top speed of Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott.
Famed Italian yacht design firm Nuvolari Lenard drew up plans for Jones’ new vessel, with the United Kingdom’s Lateral Naval Architects assuming the naval architecture tasks and U.K. yacht specialist Reymond Langton Design handling interior design.
Bravo Eugenia apparently replaces a Jones-owned yacht Nirvana. At the time, the 290-foot yacht, named Nirvana, was up for sale with a price tag of about $300 million.
As of January 2019, Forbes pegged Jones’ net worth at $6.8 billion. The Cowboys, valued at $5 billion, account for the largest chunk of his fortune.