When your name is Jerry Jones and you are the owner of the most valuable sports franchises in the world, chances are the gifts you purchase for yourself won’t be made at your local mall. Well, unless you are buying the entire shopping center, but that’s a completely different story. Yet, real estate doesn’t even come close to Jones’ latest toy.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones bought a yacht, but it’s not just some ordinary old boat. It’s the AT&T Stadium of super yachts and was delivered by Dutch shipyard Oceanco to the U.S. billionaire just before the holiday season on December 20, 2018.
Everyone knew Jones had crazy money — with a net worth estimated at $8.5 billion by Forbes — but he spent $250 million on a yacht that’s longer than an NFL football field. Try wrapping your mind around that.
Jerry Jones Yacht
Is it one of the largest mega-yachts ever? No, but who cares? This thing is incredible to look at, let alone use whenever you feel like it.
Here are some crazy facts you need to know this beauty:
It’s Longer Than a Football Field
According to YachtHarbour.com, the yacht is 109-meters long (approximately 360 feet) and features more luxurious amenities than you probably can stomach. Just know it has a gym on the lower deck, a beach club, massage room, sauna and steam room, plunge pool, a garage for water toys, and a helipad, thanks to Remond Langton Designs, for starters.
Designed by Nuvolari Lenard and built in the Netherlands, the yacht technically launched in 2017, but was delivered to the billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys in December 2018. The naval architecture by Lateral Naval Architects helped made it the first yacht to have a LIFE (Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel Efficient, Eco Friendly) design.
It has a top speed of 17.5 knots, which is about as fast as Pro Bowl running back Ezekiel Elliott.
So imagine an entire 100-yard football field moving as fast as the Cowboys star running back, and that’s what Jones has in his fancy 360-foot yacht.
It’s Named After His Wife
The state-of-the-art yacht has to have a name, and the 76-year-old Jones made sure to please his significant other before the credit card bill came in the mail. The new yacht is called Bravo Eugenia and named after Jones’ wife, Gene Jones, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The couple took the Bravo Eugenia out on a Christmas cruise in Scandinavia. Not too shabby for a maiden voyage.
It Cost More Than the Cowboys
You read that correctly. Jones paid more for this amazing vessel than he did for the Dallas Cowboys and not just by a small amount. Jones bought America’s Team for $140 million back in 1989 and just took care of a $250 million price tag for Bravo Eugenia.
It’s safe to say Jerry Jones is living his best life right now and it has nothing to do with bringing a Super Bowl back to Texas.
Inside the Yacht
Fans got a glimpse of inside Jones’ incredible yacht during the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Cowboys owner drafted from inside the mega boat’s “war room” while the draft went virtual on ESPN due to the coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 outbreak. NFL fans on social media had a field day with this, of course.
This article was originally published January 9, 2019, but has been updated after fans got a peek inside on national television.