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John Symond splits his time between Sydney, yacht, London


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Aussie Home Loans boss John Symond and his wife Amber McDonald have decided to split their time between the couple’s waterfront Sydney mansion, $75 million superyacht and new London penthouse.  

Despite placing his $100 million Potts Point up for sale last year, the 70-year-old decided to pull the 2700-square-metre property off the market, Daily Mail Australia has been told.

Mr Symond instead decided to add to his property portfolio, snapping up a home in Knightsbridge, an affluent London area where the iconic Harrods is located. 

He also treated himself to a 10-metre superyacht for his 70th birthday in September and promptly threw himself a three-day, $7 million celebration. 

The couple were rumoured to be looking at moving to London full-time, but Daily Mail has learned Mr Symond and Ms McDonald, 45, who he wed in 2016, will travel across the globe throughout the year.

Aussie Home Loans boss John Symond and his wife Amber McDonald have decided to split their time between their waterfront Sydney mansion, $75 million superyacht and new London penthouse

The couple were rumoured to be looking at moving to London full-time, but Daily Mail has learned Mr Symond and Ms McDonald, 45, who he wed in 2016, will trot across the globe throughout the year

The couple were rumoured to be looking at moving to London full-time, but Daily Mail has learned Mr Symond and Ms McDonald, 45, who he wed in 2016, will trot across the globe throughout the year

Despite placing his $100 million Potts Point home up for sale last year, the 70-year-old decided to pull the 2700-square-metre property off the market (pictured), Daily Mail Australia has been told

Despite placing his $100 million Potts Point home up for sale last year, the 70-year-old decided to pull the 2700-square-metre property off the market (pictured), Daily Mail Australia has been told

Mr Symond and Ms McDonald have spent 10 weeks relaxing on the vessel (pictured) in the Mediterranean

Mr Symond and Ms McDonald have spent 10 weeks relaxing on the vessel (pictured) in the Mediterranean

The family has been travelling the Mediterranean since Mr Symond's lavish 70th birthday near Monaco in September

The family has been travelling the Mediterranean since Mr Symond’s lavish 70th birthday near Monaco in September

Mr Symond split up from his ex-wife Kerrie Fox in the mid-90s (pictured with their daughter Deborah)

Mr Symond split up from his ex-wife Kerrie Fox in the mid-90s (pictured with their daughter Deborah)

The couple, joined by Ms McDonald’s two children from her previous marriage to Prime Minister Paul Keating’s son, Patrick, have spent the last 10 weeks relaxing on the vessel in the Mediterranean. 

The family were photographed just off the coast of Portofino, Italy, over the weekend. 

Mr Symond and his 45-year-old wife appeared to be deep in conversation while cruising the picturesque coastline. 

The couple could be seen lying on a white couch covered in pillows before standing at the yacht’s railing to snap images of the view on their phones.

Ms McDonald was later seen taking a dip in a glass pool as her young daughter relaxed nearby. 

It boasts an eight-metre swimming pool with waterfall, a three-metre jacuzzi and a ‘beach club’.  

Ms McDonald was pictured taking a dip in the yacht’s swimming pool to cool off (pictured) 

The 45-year-old donned a black and white bikini with scalloped edges (pictured) 

The 45-year-old donned a black and white bikini with scalloped edges (pictured) 

Ms McDonald stood at the end of the glass pool as her young daughter lay near the edge

The finance king and his wife took a moment to record the picturesque coastline on their phones

The finance king and his wife took a moment to record the picturesque coastline on their phones

Mr Symond began to pursue Ms McDonald in 2013 after seeing her photo at a charity event

Mr Symond began to pursue Ms McDonald in 2013 after seeing her photo at a charity event

Ms McDonald and Mr Symond both have children from their previous marriages and married in 2016

Ms McDonald and Mr Symond both have children from their previous marriages and married in 2016

The couple are seen chatting as they look over papers. Ms McDonald's large wedding ring can be seen on her left hand

The couple are seen chatting as they look over papers. Ms McDonald’s large wedding ring can be seen on her left hand

Ms McDonald was also spotted in a blue and white bikini as she stood at the yacht's railing with her husband

Ms McDonald was also spotted in a blue and white bikini as she stood at the yacht’s railing with her husband

Deborah Symond posted Christmas celebrations with her mother Kerrie on social media (pictured)

Deborah Symond posted Christmas celebrations with her mother Kerrie on social media (pictured)

Mr Symond bought his 2,700sqm Potts Point property in 1999 for just $10.89 million and promptly spent $50 million constructing a home with 90metres of water frontage, according toDomain.

The property has entertainment areas that can hold up to 400 guests, two swimming pools, a gym, library, home theatre and 24 bathrooms.

It also has a private area for Mr Symond and staff quarters.  

Mr Symond split up from his ex-wife Kerrie Fox in the mid-90s and began pursuing Ms McDonald in 2013. 

The yacht was a birthday gift from Mr Symond to himself for his 70th birthday, on which he promptly threw a three-day, $7 million celebration

They were later seen enjoying dinner and a glass of wine in Portofino

They were later seen enjoying dinner and a glass of wine in Portofino

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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