This is the very expensive yacht Steve Bannon got arrested on - 2020-08-20
On Thursday morning, federal agents arrested Steve Bannon off the coast of Connecticut on a 150-foot yacht named "Lady May," charging him with defrauding hundreds of thousands of people who donated more than $25 million to fund a private wall along the US-Mexico border.
Lady May has been touted has one of the world's most sophisticated superyachts and is currently on sale for $27.9 million. The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that it belongs to Guo Wengui, an exiled Chinese businessman.
A listing from Moran Yacht & Ship calls Lady May "innovative in every sense of the word" and boasts that it won "a succession of Superyacht awards in 2015." Boat International reported in 2015 that Neville Crichton, a businessman and yacht racer originally from New Zealand, conceived of Lady May as a slightly bigger version of another yacht named Como. But, Crichton said, "it was the height of the global financial crisis and even though Australia came through that pretty well, I just wasn't excited." A year later, Dubois Naval Architects came up with a new design that was more than just a stretched-out Como. That yacht, Lady May, now belongs to Guo.