Billionaire Vladimir Potanin sells 75-meter yacht Anastasia for €75 million
This is the second largest deal in the world yacht market this year.
Billionaire Vladimir Potanin has sold his 75-meter yacht Anastasia for 75 million euros, reports yachtharbour.com. This is the second largest deal in the world yacht market in 2018. It is second to 73-meter yacht Grace E's worth 78.5 million euros, which changed the owner in April.
After the sale, the ship was renamed Wheels. It is reported that the ship built in 2008 in the Netherlands was sold in early summer of 2018. Initially, Anastasia was put up for sale in 2012 for 125 million euros.
The vessel can accommodate 12 guests and 20 crew members. There are six rooms for guests, as well as a jacuzzi, a gym, a cinema and a hangar for water motorcycles and boats. Previously, the yacht was available for rent for sea walks for 600 thousand euros a week. Currently, the rental price is 650 thousand euros per week plus costs.
Anastasia became the first of the three yachts that Potanin planned to build at Oceanco shipyard in the Netherlands. In 2012 he received from Oceanco 88.5-meter yacht Nirvana. Soon the billionaire put it on sale for 230 million euros. Almost two years later, the prices for yachts boats were lowered.
In the summer of 2017, Potanin received a modernized version of the 88-meter yacht Nirvana, which was named Barbara. The cost of all three ships of the billionaire was estimated at $500 million.
Earlier it was reported that other Russian billionaires also put their yachts up for sale. In particular, ex-owner of Uralkali Dmitry Rybolovlev exposed for sale 67-meter yacht Anna at 65 million euros. The vessel was a subject of legal proceedings between Rybolovlev and his ex-wife.
In late 2017 it was reported that the owner of Coalco Vasily Anisimov put up for sale his 70-meter yacht Saint Nicolas for 65 million euros. It was built in 2007 at Lurssen shipyard on request of American businessman Warren Hull.
Initially, the defendants in the case had been charged with embezzlement through swindling in the amount of 225 million rubles ($3.3 million). In the final version of the indictment, the article was changed to 1.5-billion-ruble ($22.45 million) embezzlement.