Thursday’s Hot Clicks: Jerry Jones Bought a $250 Million Yacht the Size of a Football Field
Finally, Jerry Jones has something luxurious
Even by superyacht standards, the new boat Cowboys owner Jerry Jones just bought is a little much.
Jones recently purchased the Oceanco Bravo Eugenia for a reported $250 million. That’s roughly what it cost him to buy the Cowboys in 1989 ($110 million at the time, which works out to about $290 million today when adjusted for inflation).
The boat is, fittingly, almost exactly the size of a football field at 358 feet long.
The boat has a full-size gym, a spa and two helipads that Jones can use for his $8 million helicopter he uses to get to work when the traffic is too bad. It also has storage for smaller boats and various water toys (like jet skis, not rubber ducks). The Eugenia can accomodate up to 14 guests, plus a crew of 30 to tend to their every need.
Jones (or one of his cronies) took possession of the ship on December 20, somewhere in Scandinavia, according to Boat International. It needed a few more touch-ups at its shipyard in the Netherlands before Jones could start sailing the high seas.
Jones’s new ship puts the NFL’s other superyacht to shame. Jaguars owner Shad Khan’s Kismet is a tiny 310 feet long and worth a paltry $200 million. Embarrassing.
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