The media learned about the sale of the yacht of a billionaire Vagit Alekperov

The head and main shareholder of Russia’s largest private oil company LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov

The head and main shareholder of Russia’s largest private oil company LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov, whose fortune Forbes estimates at $8.9 billion (9 th place in the Russian list), has sold belonging to him a 50-foot yacht Galactica, announced on 13 may, the website The new owner and the amount of the transaction, he did not specify, saying only that after the sale the yacht received a new name — Red Sapphire. On Monday, the Russian Forbes reported that information about the sale of him was confirmed by a source among yacht brokers. In LUKOIL at the time of publishing Forbes has not provided a comment.

Galactica yacht built in 2007 by Dutch company Heesen Yachts to design by Omega Architects. Since then, twice on the yacht was renovated in 2010 and 2014. Cruising speed is 18 knots, but it can accelerate to 25 knots. The yacht can accommodate up to 14 people, not counting the crew. Offers six cabins, each of which has a marble bathroom. For the owners have a secluded cabin, in which you can get only through the room, which has a cinema and a library. Master bath finished with honey onyx light and dark shades. Galactica located in Montenegro, was put up for sale for €19.5 million, writes

In March the water was lowered the new boat Alekperov — 70-metre Galactica Super Nova. In early may reported that the ship undergoing trials in the North sea before the summer cruise through the Mediterranean and the appearance at the Monaco Yacht Show in September. Galactica Super Nova is the largest yacht that Heesen Yachts built. The maximum speed is 30 knots. It is equipped with a large swimming pool, six cabins for 12 guests aft on the lower deck and the master bedroom is on the main deck.

In 2015 Forbes, citing a friend of the shareholders of LUKOIL and the source in the yacht market reported that Heesen Yachts, build yachts Alekperov, part of the group of companies Morcell belonging to registered in the British virgin Islands the Fund Vela fund. Before the company was owned by Vela fund, her owner was Stenham Trustees, the beneficiaries of which were Vagit Alekperov and his partner of LUKOIL Leonid Fedun, wrote Forbes. Then in LUKOIL declined to comment.

Vagit Alekperov is not the first billionaire who decides to part with the old boat. In April, Russian Forbes, citing sources, reported that its first big boat — 119-metre motor And sells the main owner of EuroChem and SUEK, billionaire Andrey Melnichenko. The publication noted that Melnichenko spent on the ship more than $320 million, the American Forbes on 21 April, citing sources in SuperYachtFan was informed that the yacht is sold with A discount of over $300 million in the Summer of 2015, it became known that the German company Nobiskrug in order Melnichenko creates a sailing yacht, which also will be called A. the British tabloid The Daily Mail estimated the creation of the ship in €400 million

In early April it became known that the mega yacht Serene has sold the co-owner of the alcoholic company SPI Group Yury Shefler. The source told Forbes that the billionaire has discussed the sale of the vessel for a sum close to €350 million.

In 2015, a 56-metre yacht Annaeva sold Rustam Tariko. The source of “Vedomosti”, close to Tariq, said that he could sell his boat to help his Bank “Russian standard “to close the gap in the capital”. Later the ship was put up for sale for €25 million on the website of the company Fraser Yachts. The representative Tariko said that the businessman has nothing to do with ad, but a source close to Tariq, explained that Fraser Yachts is looking for somebody to resell the ship.