Formally landlocked Arkansas boy turned-billionaire Darwin Deason and wife Kat have lived on his 205-foot mega yacht Apogee three to six months out of the year since he took ownership in 2004.
The mammoth boat has 12,000-square feet of living space, combining the privacy of a sprawling home with the amenities of most luxury hotels. It holds a crew of 17 plus two security guards to cater to the billionaire’s every whim. Deason onced said that he will never truly retire, and that if it weren’t for his family, he’d spend 10 months on the boat instead of 6.
Deason, however, won’t say what he paid for the super yacht, but it would sell for an estimated $70 million today. He docks the yacht in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida for two months out of the year for maintenance.