The 288-foot mega-yacht, Fountainhead, arrived in town on Friday, July 8th, docking at Boston Yacht Haven on the North End waterfront. Yes, it does have a basketball hoop with a glass backboard mounted over the large rear deck. It’s owner is Mark Cuban, according to several media sources (Ed: but maybe not … see below).
The photo above is shared by Monika Skole Fuchs, who immediately thought of the Ayn Rand novel when she saw the name, Fountainhead. It’s registered in GeorgeTown, Cayman Islands (surprise, surprise.) It is the largest yacht I’ve seen at Yacht Haven.
We were not invited aboard so we don’t know if who is here in Boston with the ship. Weighing in at 2463 gross tons, Fountainhead sleeps 14, (no idea how large a crew) and was built in the Netherlands in 2011. No idea what they do with all that windowed space.
Mark Cuban is the Texas billionaire, owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball team and one of the investor sharks on the hit ABC TV show, Shark Tank. Forbes puts his net worth at $3 billion with most of his fortune coming from the sale of startups MicroSolutions and Broadcast.com in the 1990’s.
Ed: Here’s the kicker, Fountainhead might NOT be Mark Cuban’s yacht. The Page Six website quotes the billionaire as saying ship is actually owned by Sears CEO Eddie Lampert. “The guy who owns the boat tells everyone that it’s mine,” Cuban told Page Six. “It’s so crazy . . . I don’t even own a boat.”