Meet "Bravo Eugenia." Photo courtesy of Oceanco
This article originally appeared on CultureMap and was written by John Egan.
Jerry Jones, the high-flying billionaire owner of the Dallas Cowboys, lassoed one heck of a Christmas gift: a $250 million, helipad-equipped superyacht bearing the name of his wife.
Websites that cover the yachting industry report that Jones took delivery of a nearly 360-foot, Dutch-built yacht on December 20 somewhere in Scandinavia. It just so happens that the field at AT&T Stadium measures 360 feet in length. In other words, Jones' new seagoing toy is, fittingly, as long as a football field.
Famed Italian yacht design firm Nuvolari Lenard drew up plans for Jones' new vessel, with the United Kingdom's Lateral Naval Architects assuming the naval architecture tasks and U.K. yacht specialist Reymond Langton Design handling interior design.
The superyacht is said to be the first yacht constructed in accordance with LIFE (Lengthened, Innovative, Fuel-efficient, Eco-friendly) standards. Dutch shipyard Oceanco built the hybrid-powered vessel.
Superyachts.com describes the design of the yacht as "dynamic, futuristic, and minimalist." Nuvolari Lenard says the yacht's exterior features "a stunningly sleek profile without sacrificing any interior space."
Pascale Raymond, a partner at Reymond Langton Design, says in a November release from Oceanco that the firm "worked with artisans and craftsmen to create bespoke artworks, fabrics, and signature furniture pieces that all combine to create a warm, inviting environment on board for the [owner's] family and guests."
"The interior is a sophisticated, elegant, contemporary design that features light maple wood and white pearl lacquer with contrasting accents of walnut and ebony," according to a December release from Oceanco.
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Coming off an exciting win over the Denver Broncos, the Houston Texans now shift their attention to a showdown with the New York Jets this Sunday.
Behind enemy lines
At this early stage in the week, it's still unclear who the Jets will be starting at QB. There are rumors that Zach Wilson could be back in the mix, but if not, the Jets will likely roll with Trevor Siemien or newly signed Brett Rypien as Tim Boyle was released on Tuesday.
Points figure to be hard to come by for New York, as they are 30th in the league in points scored at 14.3 per game. Vegas agrees that this looks like a low scoring affair, with this game having the third-lowest total of the week at 33.5. Houston is currently favored to win by 6.5 points.
Editor's note: The total for the game has shifted since the recording of the video. The numbers above reflect the current odds as of this writing.
The Jets much like the Broncos struggle to defend the run (27th in rushing yards against), but the Texans have been unable to get the ground game going for much of the season.
Houston will look to get points through the air with CJ Stroud, but yards won't come easy. The Jets are third in passing yards against per game at 176.58.
The Texans will get their first taste of life without star rookie Tank Dell, and Nico Collins could have to deal with All-Pro corner Sauce Gardner for most of the day.
We'll learn a lot about the Texans offense sans Dell this Sunday. Robert Woods and Noah Brown are going to have to do better than zero combined receptions, like they recorded against Denver.
Be sure to watch the full early preview in the video above as we cover all the angles and share our predictions for the game.