Does NASCAR Legend Jeff Gordon Own a Yacht?

Published 12/30/2021, 10:05 PM EST


NASCAR is an expensive business and the rewards are also bountiful. So, when drivers win a race or the championship, they are handsomely rewarded. As a four-time Cup Series champion, Jeff Gordon will have earned a lot of money. On one occasion, he decided to indulge himself and bought a fancy yacht.

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The former Hendrick Motorsports driver bought it in 2007 and named it 24 Karat. In terms of its specifications, the yacht is 32.3 meters long and can house eight people in the cabins. Meanwhile, the boat can also house four crew members in two cabins. It is also worth mentioning that the company Lazzara is the one in charge of building it and designing it.

Its other specifications include a speed of 28 knots, courtesy of 2 Detroit Diesel engines, comprising a total of 3,600hp. In terms of volume, it weighs around 189 tons and has a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number. Finally, it cost Jeff Gordon around $5 million and costs him between 0.5-1 million to run it.

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Where does Jeff Gordon keep the yacht?

According to reports, the yacht resides in Tampa, Florida, and is unavailable for yacht charter. Currently, though, the former NASCAR champion maybe a touch too busy to be on the boat. This is because he is serving as the vice-chairman of Hendrick Motorsports. So, he will be working closely with Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson, Alex Bowman, and William Byron.

HOMESTEAD, FL – NOVEMBER 20: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 AXALTA Chevrolet, stands in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)

Next year, Hendrick Motorsports will be focusing on the Next Gen cars. They know that these new cars are a big unknown for everyone. Luckily in January, there will be two final tests to determine the rules package for the coming season. With this, the paddock will know the pecking order for the new campaign. Obviously, Hendrick Motorsports does not want to surrender its advantage, and Jeff Gordon will be working hard for it.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a senior Motorsports author for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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