Putin's friend Arkady Rotenberg reportedly owns $60m-worth yacht
The Superyachtfan website reports that Rotenberg owns Rahil - one of the most expensive yachts in the world. The previous owner of the vessel was partner of businessman Grigory Baevsky.
Businessman Arkady Rotenberg turns out to be the owner of the Rahil yacht worth $60 million, RBC reports citing Superyachtfan which tracks the acquisition of the most expensive yachts in the world. Earlier it was believed that Rahil belonged to the partner of businessman Grigory Baevsky. The Russian Maritime Register contained similar information.
According to the edition, the yacht was built in 2011 for British billionaire Graham de Zille. Initially, it was called Amnesia, but shortly before the launch it was resold and renamed Nataly. A few years later the ship was purchased by Rotenberg and named Rahil. Superyachtfan reports that the businessman has at least two more yachts under the same name, built in 2005 and 2012, respectively.
The representative of Rotenberg says that the yacht does not belong to the entrepreneur. The fact that the owner of Rahil is Grigory Baevsky was confirmed by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) in its investigation dated March 2016. According to OCCRP, Baevsky was associated with companies of the Rotenberg brothers and participated in real estate transactions related to them. The representative of Rotenberg denied this connection.
Arkady Rotenberg ranks 39th among Forbes 200 richest businessmen of Russia. His fortune is 2.6 billion dollars. Rotenberg owns 100% of Stroigazmontazh, 80% of Fertilizers, 35% of TPS Avia and 49.99% of SPM Bank.
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