Friday, March 11, 2022

Germany seizes $594m superyacht 'Dilbar'

Crew is 96, with room for 24 passengers in 12 suites. It has the largest pool ever installed on a yacht, two helicopter pads, a sauna, a beauty salon and a gym.
Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s superyacht, Dilbar, the world’s largest by displacement, was seized by German authorities in Hamburg. It was there being refitted. The EU adopted sanctions on six of Russia’s wealthiest men, including Usmanov, who called the decision 'unfair' and 'defamatory.'

The yacht Amore Vero, owned by Igor Sechin, chief of Russian energy giant Rosneft was seized by France.
The five others sanctioned are Mikhail Fridman, Petr Aven, Alexey Mordashov, Gennady Timchenko and Alexander Ponomarenko. Biden mentioned Russian yachts in a recent speech ... “We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets.” At least five superyachts owned by Russian billionaires are now anchored or cruising in the Maldives, an Indian Ocean island nation with no extradition treaty with the US. The tracking of Russian yachts is the latest internet thing.
See #YachtWatch on Twitter.
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