Michael Jordan’s European Yacht Adventure: Inside the Multimillion-Dollar Boat Did He Set Sail In

Michael Jordan’s new $15 million, 82-foot yacht, called the “Catch-23” was entered into a deep-sea fishing tournament off the North Carolina coast in June. His team didn’t win, but another of Jordan’s yachts is grabbing attention. His family has been cruising around in a mega yacht, most likely his boat named M’BRACE.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – MAY 08: Basketball legend Michael Jordan walks in the Paddock prior to the F1 Grand Prix of Miami at the Miami International Autodrome on May 08, 2022 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Thompson/Getty Images)

Joy seems perfect for family vacation jaunt. The 230-foot yacht cost Jordan a whopping $115 million. According to Majorca Daily Bulletin, the yacht was sold in December 2022, allegedly to the basketball legend. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and a crew of 24. Its speed is 14 knots. Launched in 2018, M’BRACE is a symbol of luxury and state-of-the-art maritime engineering.

Jordan and his wife, Yvette Prieto, have been photographed at several stops on their trip. According to the Daily Mail, the Jordans were joined by his mother, Deloris, brothers James Jr. and Larry, sister Roslyn, and other loved ones.

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During their family vacation, MJ even hired a magician to entertain the group on his luxurious boat.

It’s no secret the former basketball great has a love of yachts — he owns several. So many, that there is some confusion as to what yacht he is using for vacation.

Yachts, Yachts, and More Yachts

Jordan also owns another mega yacht, Joy, that reportedly put him back $80 million.

And there are his fishing yachts — two named Catch 23. The latest is Bayliss yacht Catch-23. According to the Bayliss website, the custom boat was completed in February. The company’s description reads, “Catch 23 is a fully custom, cold-molded sportfishing yacht designed and built in Wanchese, NC. This vessel is powered by MTU 16V2000 2600 HP engines, and her custom painted hull makes her unmistakable on the water.”

According to Boat International, it is a 25-meter Motor Yacht with a top speed of 40.0 knots. She gets her power from two MTU diesel engines. The yacht can hold up to eight guests in four staterooms, with two crew members. It also apparently is in the top 5 percent by speed in the world, the outlet reports. Catch-23 is one of 5,833 motor yachts in the 24-30m size, and her top speed is 13.49 knots above the average.

Jordan’s other, earlier model Catch-23 reportedly cost $8 million.

As the New York Post reported, the couple was seen heading to dinner at the W Hotel, a European vacation like their previous family trips, including last year’s adventures in Italy and France with their twin daughters, Victoria and Ysabel.

Whichever yacht he’s on, Jordan does have an impressive fleet.

In 2020, Jordan’s Catch-23, participated in the Big Rock Fishing Tournament. Catch-23, known for its top speed of 40 knots and a range of over 500 nautical miles, is equipped with cutting-edge technology and luxurious amenities to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for all aboard. Jordan traveled to the same spot, to compete in this prestigious nonprofit event, aiming to raise money for local charities.

Then this year, he added a second Catch 23 and also entered it into a fishing competition.

On June 14, in his attempt to compete in the 66th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament in Morehead City, North Carolina, the Catch-23, along with a crew of seven anglers and a captain, aiming for a hefty catch, according to The Mirror.

However, the team managed a total catch of only 400 pounds, falling well short of the tournament’s largest catch, which was a 516-pound fish. The competition had a prize was $7.5 million.

Alas, Jordan, known for his relentless competitive drive even after his NBA retirement as a six-time champion, fell short of expectations at a recent fishing competition.

The prize money would have been a fragment of his fortune, worth and estimated $3.2 billion.

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