Who owns Parsifal III? A look inside the award-winning luxury yacht of 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' Season 2
The second season of Bravo TV's popular reality show 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' is almost here. The new season promises more entertainment and jaw-dropping moments as Captain Lee's crew cruises the Croatian coasts abroad the Parsifal III.
From demanding guests to an overworked crew, all the action will play out on the luxury yacht, which is absolutely magnificent. Before we talk more about the show, let's have a look inside the Parsifal III and find out about its owner.
Inside the Parsifal III
The luxury yacht gained worldwide prominence after featuring in 'Below Deck Sailing Yacht'. Built in 2005 by Italian shipyard Perini Navi, Parsifal III is a 54-meter tall yacht with 460 GT tonnage. She was refitted in 2012 by interior designer Remi Tessier and Perini Navi styled the exterior. Parsifal III sails at the top speed of 16kn with a maximum cruising range of 3400 nm at 13 kn, powered by a diesel engine. Aboard the yacht, there is space for 12 guests in five rooms, including a master suite, two double cabins, two twin cabins, and two pullman beds. Aside from the guests, the yacht can accommodate up to nine crew members, reveals Boat International.
In 2006, Parsifal III was awarded 'Sailing Yacht of the Year' at the World Superyacht Awards. It also won the Best Interior Design — Sail Yacht award and the Sailing Yacht Interior at the Showboats Awards.
According to Charter World, it costs anywhere between $212,859 to $245,606 to rent Parsifal III for a week-long vacation across the sea. It can be well-assumed that the holidaying at the luxury yacht is beyond the average consumer's price range, says Bustle.
Who owns Parsifal III?
Parsifal III is presently owned by Danish entrepreneur Kim Vibe-Petersen. The 65-year-old businessman and inventor calls the luxury yacht a "game-changer".
Vibe-Petersen is the CEO of the firm Scanomat which designs automatic coffee brewers and coffee machines. In 1981, he designed the world's first fully automated cappuccino machine, which was launched in 1985. The company Scanomat is especially known worldwide for its flagship product, the TopBrewer. The company was started over 50 years ago in the early 1960s in Denmark. It is now based out of Kokkedal, Denmark.
CEO Vibe-Petersen is a remarkable man. He did not have a conventional school education because it reportedly bored him. He started working at his parents' vending machine business at the age of 14. Later, he started his own business by innovating cutting-edge products. The first revolutionary success in his business came after the world's first automated cappuccino machine was launched.
"I’m only interested in doing something that no one else has done. I’ve always wanted to do things differently. I’m interested in new things, in developing this world, and hopefully doing things better and more easily than they were done before," he told Boat International.
Vibe-Petersen and his wife Nina owned and chartered out two other Parsifal yachts before — the Unplugged and Ree. The couple stays in a 300-year-old vintage house in Kokkedal, Denmark, near the headquarters of Scanomat. They are proud parents to two sons, Sebastian and Frederik, both of whom are working for their family company.
'Below Deck Sailing Yacht' Season 2 premieres on Bravo on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 9/8c.