Who is John Symond?
He is the founder of the Aussie Group. Aussie is active in the financial services. And is known for Aussie Home Loans. He was born in August 1947. He is married to Amber McDonald. He has 2 children (Stephen and Deborah).
When founded in 1992, the company was unique in its approach to home loans. It was offering 24 hours a day service. And lower interest than loans offered by banks. The company is now also active in business loans, private loan, credit cards and insurance.
What About this Commonwealth Bank?
In 2008 the Australian Commonwealth Bank acquired 33% of the shares of Aussie. And in 2012 their shareholding was increased to 80%. With the option to buy 100%.
The bank paid AUS$ 71 million for the first 33%. And paid another AUS$ 190 million (by transferring 2.74 million ACB shares) for the remaining shares. If we understand the (Financial Disclosures of) the Commonwealth Bank correctly, than the total purchase price for all shares will be AUS$ 374 million.
He is now the largest individual shareholder of the ACB Bank. Symond remains as Executive Chairman of Aussie.
Where Does He Live?
John Symond lives with his wife Amber McDonald in a US$ 100 million house in Point Piper, near Sydney. The house is rumored to have cost US$ 50 million. And was listed for sale asking US$ 100 million. The house was later de-listed and is still owned by Symond.
The yacht was built at Feadship’s Royal Van Lent yard and was delivered in 2017. She is designed by RWD and has a length 73 meters. She can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 21.
She is powered by 2 MTU engines. Which bring her a top speed of 16 knots. Her cruise speed is 14 knots. Her range is 5,500nm.
What are the Yacht’s Features?
Some of her features are a 8 meter pool with waterfall on the main deck. And a mid-ship beach club with hull openings on both sides of the yacht. And a gym.
The interior of the yacht Hasna also features a dedicated butler cabin and a cinema.
Is She Available for Yacht Charter?
The boat is not available for yachtcharter. The yacht is listed for sale, asking EUR 97,500,000.
Hasna has a value/price of approx. US$ 110 million. Symond previously owned the Horizon yacht Xanadu.
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