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Flo Edgar and her husband Jim watch from Maffeo Sutton Park as the motor yacht Attessa IV, the largest yacht in North America, departs Nanaimo Harbour Wednesday. At more than 106 metres (332 feet) long, the ship can accommodate 36 people, has a crew of 21 and ranks among the world’s top 25 super yachts. It is currently owned by Dennis Washington, 76, a Missoula, Mont.-based billionaire industrialist and philanthropist who has controlling interests in a large consortium of privately held construction, mining and engineering companies in the U.S. and Canada. He is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 58th-richest person in the U.S. - Chris Bush/The News Bulletin
Flo Edgar and her husband Jim watch from Maffeo Sutton Park as the motor yacht Attessa IV, the largest yacht in North America, departs Nanaimo Harbour Wednesday. At more than 106 metres (332 feet) long, the ship can accommodate 36 people, has a crew of 21 and ranks among the world’s top 25 super yachts. It is currently owned by Dennis Washington, 76, a Missoula, Mont.-based billionaire industrialist and philanthropist who has controlling interests in a large consortium of privately held construction, mining and engineering companies in the U.S. and Canada. He is ranked by Forbes magazine as the 58th-richest person in the U.S.
— image credit: Chris Bush/The News Bulletin
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