Gibraltar court removed attachment from luxury yacht of Russian businessman

Gibraltar court removed attachment from luxury yacht of Russian businessman
One of Andrey Melnichenko's yachts

The attachment was imposed upon the demand of shipyard, which built the vessel. Claim requirements to the owner of the yacht exceeded €15.3 million.

Judge in Gibraltar removed attachment from one of the most expensive yachts in the world belonging to the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. Now the vessel will be given to team of developers and will leave Gibraltar, writes the Yacht Harbour magazine with reference to the representative of the owner of the yacht.

It is noted that the court arrested the vessel upon the demand of the German shipyard of Nobiskrug which was engaged in construction of the luxury yacht. The company insisted that the businessman owed about €15.3 million under the contract signed in case of the order of the vessel. The yacht was sent to Gibraltar for passing of testing.

As the portal notes, in addition to the motor yacht A of 119 m (the 23rd place in the rating of owners of the biggest yachts in the world) which thanks to unique appearance — the yacht is similar to the astronaut's helmet — was many times filmed in the Hollywood movies, the Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko ordered a huge sailing vessel of Sailing Yacht A. Its length constituted 142.8 m (the 10th place), and project cost was estimated at $374 million.

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