Saturday, March 12, 2022

Putin's yacht in jeopardy - Scheherazade

The Scheherazade is a large superyacht, completed by Lurssen in 2020. The yacht has a length of 140 meters. Displacement is 10,167 tons. It is the 12th largest yacht in the world, with a maximum speed above 18 knots. US officials are examining the ownership of the $700m superyacht, currently in a dry dock at an Italian seacoast town. They believe it is associated with President Vladimir V. Putin. The New York Times reported that a former crew member said it was for the exclusive use of Putin. Putin has spent large amounts of time in the Russian resort city of Sochi on the Black Sea. The Scheherazade made trips to Sochi in the summers of 2020 and 2021.