Billionaire Spurs Owner’s Luxury £113million 321ft-long Superyacht With Full-size Tennis Court Spotted On The Thames

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A luxury superyacht belonging to the billionaire owner of Tottenham Hotspur has been pictured moored on the Thames.

The 321ft vessel is businessman Joe Lewis’, 80, and it boasts a full-size tennis court on board.

WENN Joe Lewis’ superyacht ‘Aviva’ ranks in the top 50 of the world’s longest yachts

WENN The yacht even has a speedboat and jet skis on board

WENN The superyacht was seen moored in front of The Shard near London Bridge this week

It can host up to 16 guests and costs a whopping £113million.

The jaw-dropping yacht, called Aviva, was pictured in the shadow of The Shard skyscraper in the capital this week.

Passersby stopped to look at the giant ship, which is the 46th longest yacht in the world.

The German built Aviva took three years to complete and can reach speeds of up to 20 knots.

WENN Boats passing on the Thames are dwarfed by the gigantic luxury ship

Dad-of-two Mr Lewis, 80, may be the owner of Spurs, however he rarely makes the trip to support the club – preferring life in the Bahamas where he lives next door to Sean Connery.

He comes from humble cockney beginnings though, and is said to have been raised in a flat above the Roman Arms pub in East London.

The mogul left school at 15-years-old to work in his family’s cafe as a waiter, earning £6 a week, but later established more businesses in London’s West End under the name Tavistock Banqueting.

WENN Tourists take pictures of the Spurs’ owner’s £113million superyacht

WENN Aviva was built in Germany and took three years to complete

He opened restaurants including the Northumberland Grand, which was the first fancy dress-themed eatery in London aimed at tourists.

From there he developed the Beefeater, the Cockney, the Caledonian and the Hanover Grand.

He managed his first super club called The Talk of the Town in the 60s, where the likes of Frank Sinatra, Diana Ross and Tom Jones performed.

Joe even delved into the world of tourist shops, selling souvenirs and laying on bus tours of London for foreigners and dropping them off at his restaurants.

WENN Up to 16 guests can stay on-board the vessel at the same time

He sold the business in 1979 for an incredible £30m and moved to the Bahamas as a tax exile.

After moving to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, Joe entered the world of currency trading.

It’s there he made tens of millions, gambling on stock, as he looked to continue accumulating his massive wealth.

And it was in September, 1992 when he became a billionaire, thanks in part to one shrewd investment on Black Wednesday.




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