The chairman and managing director of one of the world’s largest textile manufacturing conglomerate “Raymond group”, Gautam Singhania perfectly epitomizes his company’s tagline “The complete man”, as he is one of the iconic Indian entrepreneurs. Born as Gautam Hari Singhania to father Vijaypat Singhania and mother Ashabai Singhania, Gautam enjoyed all the comforts of being the heir of an industrialist family. The wealthy industrialist has a lavish lifestyle and holds immense passion for fast cars, luxury yachts, speedboats, planes and nightclubs.
In 1986, Gautam joined his family’s “JK Group of companies” and rose to prominent positions within the company from being a director in 1990 to the chairman of Raymond Group in 2000. The talented businessman applied his industry analytical skills to the inherited business to restructure the group. He sold the company’s non-core businesses and shifted the focus to fabrics, apparel brands, men's toiletries and prophylactics. Under his proficient leadership, Raymond group reached new heights of success and became a reputed and favorite market brand. For optimum gains, Gautam also focused on international partnerships, forming ventures with “Gruppo Zambaiti” of Italy and “UCO of Belgium”. Currently, Gautam’s Raymond group offers a diverse range of services ranging from quality apparels and fabrics to engineering components like cutting tools and auto parts.
The billionaire businessman owns a bunch of pricey assets which include his 30-storied mansion “JK House”, a farmhouse in Alibaug, a Challenger 604 business jet, three helicopters and two luxury yachts – Moonraker and Ashena. He also owns a number of speedboats named after movies of James Bond including Thunderball, Golden Eye, Goldfinger, and Octopussy. In partnership with DJ Aqeel, he also established a nightclub “Poison” in Bandra. An enthusiast of express cars, Gautam has also participated in racing events driving a Lamborghini Gallardo in Europe and a Formula 1 car in France. The eminent business personality also formed the first super car club in India. On the personal front, the business tycoon is married to Nawaz Modi Singhania and has a daughter.
A perfect engineering achievement, Gautam’s JK House is a tough competition for Business tycoon Ambani’s home “Antilla” in Mumbai. Featuring a stunning architecture, the gorgeous 30-storied mansion is a delightful eye candy for the viewers and a perfect abode for its wealthy owner Gautam.
Location: The marvelous mansion is located in Breach Candy neighborhood of South Mumbai, India.
Accommodation: The 30-storied residential tower stands 145 meters in height offering spectacular ocean views. The slender tower is designed with 48 feet cantilevers to make it an iconic structure. The mammoth home features sprawling apartments with classic furnished interior space and roomy outdoor terraces and gardens for family members. The ground floor includes a grand entrance lobby while the first and second floors are reserved for a flagship Raymond store.
The ballroom ceiling is adorned with crystal chandeliers and marvelous furniture and includes a stage for entertainers. The mansion’s numerous sitting areas glitter with chandeliers, mirrors and fine rugs.
The billionaire's abode also features six levels of car parking and a helipad at its peak point. Another highlighted feature of the grand home is Singhaniya’s private museum, which serves as the repository of the family heirloom and the invaluable art and artifacts accumulated over the years. The majestic residential tower also includes a well equipped gym with a spa, two private swimming pools and a recreational centre.
The Raymond CMD owns a pricey farmhouse in Alibaug, a coastal town in Maharashtra,. The billionaire’s chic farmhouse is a New Year party hotspot, as every year on December 31, Gautam throws a party for his friends at his farmhouse.
The industrialist’s luxury Motor yacht Moonraker is the most unique yacht in the market. Featuring fully adorned interiors and comfy, spacious accommodation with ample recreational facilities, the luxury yacht makes a real opulence statement. Gautam also owns a number of speedboats which are named after movies of James Bond which include Goldfinger, Thunderball, Golden Eye, and Octopussy.
Features: Designed by Juan-Carlos Espinosa, Moonraker’s interiors are adorned with etched panoramic glass sculptures, extraordinary Lalique artwork and Lalique glass panel cabinets offering a gorgeous look to the interior space. The sophisticated exterior design is a brilliant piece of craftsmanship from Mulder Design.
The luxury yacht is fully equipped with the latest electronics, state of the art A/V equipment, satellite communication, satellite TV, extensive movie and music library, and safety gear. It also incorporates the hottest water toys including two SeaDoo 3Di personal watercraft scooters onboard for the guests to enjoy while travelling. The incorporated ultra-modern stabilization system minimizes the roll motion effect to provide a smoother and more pleasurable cruising experience.
Accommodation: The luxury yacht features three luxuriously appointed suites having capacity of six guests. The master suite features a king size bed and an office desk equipped with a computer with internet connection. The exotic en suite bath includes a spa bathtub and a separate shower area. The two VIP suites feature large double sized beds and include ensuite bathrooms with showers.
Tech Specs: The 36.58m charter yacht is outfitted with two diesel engines developing total 6960hp and features a beam of 7.16m and a draft of 1.60m. It has a cruising sped of around 28 knots and maximum speed of 35 knots.
The master suite
The Indian business man owns a large luxury yacht Ashena, which makes a perfect statement of his sumptuousness. Constructed by Wadia Boat Builders in Gujarat, the tri deck yacht boasts stylish exteriors and comfy interiors offering a wonderful cruising on sea.
Features: Crafted from the finest quality Burma Teak wood, Ashena defines grandeur and opulence. The interiors are adorned with classical touches of fine wood along with gold and silver plated artifacts offering it a marvelous appearance.
The main saloon features an Indian and European feel and includes a games table and a plasma TV for entertainment. It also features a marvelous topped bar held in its place by seven solid silver elephants. The majestic yacht also includes six jet skies, two tenders, Open sun deck with wet bar, Scuba diving equipment and fully integrated music system.
Accommodation: Having approximately 11 professional crew members, the motor yacht offers space for 12 people on board. The main deck features a splendid al fresco dining table with capacity for ten guests. The main deck houses the master bedroom featuring a king sized bed bordered by marble topped cabinets, a private study and en suite bathrooms with Jacuzzi. The master bedroom walls are adorned with gold leaf inlay panels. The guest bed rooms feature refined and stylish decor and comprise two double and two twin beds with ensuite facilities.
Tech Specs: Equipped with by twin VOLVO PENTA diesel engines delivering total 800 HP, the splendid yacht features a cruising sped of around 10 knots. The yacht measures 46 meter in length and has a waterline length of 132 feet.
Challenger 604 business jet
Gautam’s Challenger 604 business jet is a splendid master piece of advanced engineering, as it features a bunch of practical features, making it one of the most lavish and high tech business jets. The aircraft’s interior has been designed by Eric Roth, an International aircraft interior designer. Gautam’s beautiful aircraft offers unprecedented cabin space for 9-10 people and features a full service galley, enormous baggage space and an enhanced fuel tank. Spacious and sound reducing cabins feature beige and brown interiors with large comfortable leather seating for an ultra luxurious travel experience. The aircraft features a cruising speed of 528 mph and includes a sophisticated “Collins ProLine IV EFIS” avionics system with color displays.
Apart from the majestic jet, the wealthy business man also owns three helicopters. Adventure crazy Gautam also loves sailing in a hot air balloon and holds the world record to sail at 69,852 feet above the sea level on a hot air balloon.
High end performance
The industrialist owns a plush Ferrari 458, featuring a stunning yellow exterior and elegant interiors. An outcome of an uncompromising design, Ferrari 458 integrates aerodynamic requirements with superb styling. Equipped with a 4499cc V8 engine, the multi award winning car features a cruising speed of 202mph and attains acceleration from 0-100 km/hr in less than 3.4 seconds. State of the art suspension system and a brilliant steering offers superlative handling comfort along with reduction of suspension noise while the high performance ABS braking system provides outstanding braking distances ensuring optimum safety when required.
Brilliant steering system
Speed crazy Gautam owns the convertible sports car “Lotus Elise” offering him the required swiftness with style. The lightweight sports car features a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 189 horsepower and a six-speed transmission to deliver power to the rear wheels. Elise features a bold and aggressive look making a perfect style statement for the owner Gautam. Though the car’s seating and cargo space is less, still the driving experience is incredible, thanks to the revolutionary comfortable driving position and nimble handling. The elegant interiors include comfortable and supportive seats with ProBax technology and flawlessly positioned pedals and steering wheel.
Compact sports car
Honda s 2000
The business tycoon owns the high-performance Honda S2000, a rear-wheel-drive roadster featuring an inline four-cylinder engine and a superbly balanced chassis. The two-seat sports car incorporates a racetrack-ready suspension offering superb handling characteristics while its quick, communicative steering and minimalist cockpit design enhances the driving comfort. The electronic instrument cluster includes a stability control switch, switches for the air conditioning and radio and a push-button starter. A perfect front-to-rear weight balance is ensured with the incorporated a front/mid-engine layout, which optimizes the driver’s stability.