Who owns the Benetti 108M gigayacht?

Previously code-named FB275, it’s one of three Benetti gigayachts—so-called because of their 100-plus-meter (328-foot) length—being launched. The new Benetti 108M gigayecht is the crown jewel of the James Packer armada.

Benetti has announced the successful delivery of its 108m ‘FB275’ last week.
Benetti has announced the successful delivery of its 108m ‘FB275’ last week.

Australian billionaire, casino mogul and inveterate superyacht collector James Packer has just taken delivery of his latest plaything, a brand-new 354-foot Benetti gigayacht he’s named IJE.

The Italian-built floating palace—Benetti’s longest yacht ever—is estimated to have cost Mariah Carey‘s former fiancé around $200 million. It was handed over at the builder’s Livorno yard, just in time for the prime Mediterranean cruising season.

The billionaire has cashed in his casino chips and taken delivery of a $200 million yacht built in Tuscany. James Packer spend the first day on his new luxury yacht with girlfriend Kylie Lim. His purchase was sealed with a kiss from girlfriend Kylie Lim.

Packer, 51, who recently sold a stake in his casino company Crown Resorts for a reported $1.8 billion, named the yacht IJE after his three children: Indigo, Jackson and Emmanuelle.

Actor Robert De Niro, model Grace Hightower and businessman James Packer attend the "Joy" premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre. (2015)
Actor Robert De Niro, model Grace Hightower and businessman James Packer attend the “Joy” premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre. (2015)

Don’t confuse that, however, with EJI, the 180-foot Dutch-built Amels superyacht that Packer took delivery of in May last year and off-loaded five months later in September, after listing the yacht for $47 million.

Before EJI, Mr. Packer was the proud owner of the massive 288-feet converted German ice-breaker Artic P, which he gave to his sister Gretel in 2017, prior getting the keys to the Amel.

In recent years, Packer has owned the 170-foot Amels Seahorse, which he sold in 2015, a 165-foot go-fast Mangusta he named Z Ellerston and the go-even-faster 150-foot Leopard called Z Sydney.