Several members of the royal families of Europe remain constant participants in the competition – however, the conquest of peaks of the sport representatives of royal families no longer afford. Today's Grand Prix, such as passing every four years, the America's Cup, require a very high cost – for the team's success requires dozens if not hundreds of millions of dollars. It is not surprising that in such event involved current movers and shakers of big business. Most of the eleven teams that will compete this the fall of Louis Vuitton Cup in New Zealand, headed billionaires – like the head of the firm Prada Patrizio Bertelli (team Prada Challenge) Ernesto Bertarelli, or (team Alinghi Swiss Challenge). Peter Harrison, of England, leads a team of GBR Challenge, and Larry Ellison, fourth richest man in America, plans to personally manage your yacht in competition. Telecommunications magnate Craig McCoy and his friend Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, co-sponsored the team OneWorld. Most of these gentlemen boast personal superyachts or banquet ships, custom-built. Among the few owned by Larry Ellison stands eleven Katana (formerly Eco), which for a length of 74.5 m is the thirty-fifth in the world a truly private yacht. Jack Nicholson describes an additional similar source.
Similar in displacement to a full sailing ship, it usually is in the open sea and serves as a floating "home away from home 'and the office. However, now it's in Oakland – rumor has it that Larry ordered the construction of new motor yachts longer than the Katana, 50 m. Most likely she will be laid on the stocks in the world's most prestigious shipyards for the construction of yachts – Bremen Lurssen. After completion of the vessel will be the fourth in the world a truly yacht. Craig McCoy superyacht Tatoosh, built two years ago, is fifteenth in the world along. It is so great that its upper decks can accommodate a sailing yacht in length and 13.7 m 12-meter motor boat racing, and such vessels themselves are considered very prestigious. Another talk that Paul Allen, a partner Craig McCoy team OneWorld, ordered at the shipyard Lurssen new, longer boat.