After nearly three decades of sailing, Jim Clark finally got sea legs.
Citing “big changes” in his life, the Netscape and Silicon Graphics founder and Silicon Valley icon is leaving behind his life at sea and selling his two prized sailing yachts, the 136-foot Hanuman and the 295-foot Athena. The 68-year-old Clark, a returnee to this year’s World’s Billionaires List due to some smart investments in Apple, says he’s decided to sell his boats to settle down at his new home in New York with his 8-month-old daughter and wife, former Australian model Kristy Hinze.
I’ve “been around the world twice and really don’t like the [Mediterranean-Caribbean] circuit,” he told FORBES in an e-mail. “After 28 years of owning boats, I’m over it.”
Clark isn’t letting his passion drift away too easily, however, and says he expects to break even on the boats. He’s listed Hanuman, a J-Class sailing yacht, for $18 million. The asking price for Athena, the fourth largest sailing yacht in the world, is a cool $95 million, says the now retired Clark.