Not too shabby for a guy who was cheap enough to charge admission to training camp and sell peanuts from a bankrupt airline.
Redskins owner Dan Synder recently upgraded from a measly 224-foot superyacht to one 305 feet long, and was dead-set on having one particular bit of luxury.
The ship, called the Lady S, cost more than $100 million, according to The Guardian, including $3 million just to include the world’s first floating IMAX theater.
“He wanted an Imax, that was his main request,” Jan-Bart Verkuyl, CEO of the shipyard that built the boat, told the Guardian.
Though Verkuyl refused to identify the buyer of the ship, the Guardian was able to confirm that it was Snyder.
The boat was built by the Dutch firm Feadship and including the IMAX was apparently a big pain the neck. Though home theaters are standard on yachts like this, none has ever met IMAX’s strict standards. The manufacturers had to make sure that engine noise would not seep into theater and that the din of the movies wouldn’t be audible in the ship’s sleeping cabins.
The two-level, 12-seat theater is enormous enough that “the vessel had to be built around the IMAX,” Verkuyl told the Guardian.
Synder’s yacht pales in comparison to the one recently purchased by his NFC East rival Jerry Jones, a 358-foot monstrosity that cost a reported $250 million. Still, not too shabby for a guy who was cheap enough to charge admission to training camp and sell peanuts from a bankrupt airline.