Thursday, November 27, 2008
British shipping tycoon killed in Mumbai massacre
Andreas Liveras, 73, was gunned down moments after he phoned the BBC from inside the Taj Mahal hotel to give an eyewitness account of the terrorist attacks.
Andreas Liveras started the yacht business with one 25-metre yacht and has owned 13 luxury yachts over the years.
Currently Liveras Yachts operates p/v Alysia 85.3m (280’), built in 2006 to SOLAS classification and accommodating up to 36 guests in sumptuous surroundings and p/v Lauren L 90m (296’), built in 2002 to SOLAS classification and refitted in 2004 and most recently in 2008 and accommodating up to 40 guests, but most importantly two new builds at 98.2 metres (320 ft) each have been commissioned and are scheduled to join the fleet in 2011.
Most importantly preparations for additional new builds, two at 120 metres (395 ft) are well into their development stage.
>> More information on the Telegraph website here
>> Liveras Yacht website
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT BY LIVERAS YACHT
Friday28th November 2008
Announcement relating to the death of Andreas Liveras
It is with much regret that Liveras Yachts must announce the death of our Chairman Andreas Liveras who was killed during the terrorist attacks which have been taking place in Mumbai over the last 24 hours.
Not only was Andreas one of the great entrepreneurs and characters of the yachting business; he was also a much loved and respected father, grand father and friend. He will be greatly missed by all who loved him and knew him.
Andreas’s family extend their thanks to all of those who have sent messages of sympathy and support,bthey are greatly appreciated.