🔒Insiders: Go inside Tilman Fertitta’s ultra-luxe yacht, a ‘mansion on the water’

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta shows KPRC 2's Frank Billingsley inside his new yacht that was docked off of Galveston around Mardi Gras.

HOUSTON – Houston billionaire and Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta showed KPRC 2 inside his luxurious new yacht he docked in Galveston around Mardi Gras.

This is Fertitta’s sixth yacht. The owner of the restaurant giant Landry’s, Inc. and Golden Nugget Casinos told KPRC 2′s Frank Billingsley he played an integral part in designing “the boat” -- the term he prefers for the massive yacht he has dubbed The Boardwalk. The yacht, he explained, was ordered several years ago and took two-and-a-half years to build. It was finished during the pandemic.

Fertitta said in addition to a pool, luxury accommodations, bars on each level and water sport vehicles, the yacht has a full office with full communications around the world.

In addition to docking in Galveston, Fertitta said in the next few years he plans to enjoy “the boat” around the world, with plans to dock in places like the Bahamas, Mexico, Greece, Croatia and more.

Watch more with Fertitta and Billingsley in the video above.

You can also take a detailed look inside the massive yacht below and learn more about how the yacht is manned with the yacht captain in the second video below.

Billionaire Tilman Fertitta talks with KPRC 2's Frank Billingsley about the interesting features of his newest yacht.
From generators to engines, Tilman's Fertitta's yacht captain discusses what it's like to be behind the wheel of the massive yacht.

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