The main owner of "Lukoil" Vagit Alekperov has sold his 50-meter yacht Galactica. This was first reported portal Boatinternational.com. Forbes is confirmed by a source among yacht brokers. After the sale of the yacht was renamed the new owner in the Red Sapphire.
The boat was put up for sale in March 2015 for € 21 million, but was sold for € 19.5 million February this year after the price reduction. The founder of the company yacht itBoat Nikita Gorchakov said that the yacht was sold because of its small size. The "LUKOIL" at the time of publication did not provide comment.
According to the founder of Yacht Harbour Dmitry Semenikhina, the price at which sold a yacht, just below the exposed today two similar yachts Heesen, for which the owners asked for less than € 20 million "Time for sale very appropriate -. Before the start of the active season, which will allow the new owner to use a boat this summer, "- explains Semenihin.
Galactica was launched in 2009 and then was the flagship boat of the Dutch shipyard Heesen Yachts. The year before, the company for the production of boats Alekperov was bought from its founderI Hisena France for € 100 million. Heesen Yachts is building a high-speed in 1978 in the town of Oss (Netherlands) and is one of the world leaders in this field. Project features Heesen Yachts is that the company does not build boats less than 30 meters, as the body uses aluminum material, thereby achieving a specific speed (the maximum speed of 26 knots Galactica), and customers choose individual design.
Alekperov - one of its most scrupulous clients.
In 2010 and 2014, years- Galactica several times under retooled its owner. For example, to Alekperov could enjoy the ocean views, ribbon windows were installed in his cabin. Owner's Suite "Lukoil" is very private and has a separate entrance through the cinema, library, and master bedroom in addition to the main huge kingsize bed and there are two smaller size queensize. Bath "Lukoil" the owner has an individual decoration with precious stones - honey onyx light and dark shades. The yacht can comfortably accommodate twelve guests in six cabins with private bathrooms. Deck ship make it possibleone to dine in the open air, while passengers remain protected from the ocean winds.
Galactica until the spring of this year was a major yacht Alekperov. In March, the water was launched a new yacht - the 70-meter Galactica Super Nova (original name - «Project Comet"). This boat, like the first at the time of construction, is the largest of Heesen, but includes only the top 200 of the world's longest ships. But the main advantage of the yachts in the other - it is one of the fastest in its class, and by the third motor can accelerate to 30 knots.
In Galactica Super Nova six cabins for twelve people, it was engaged in the specialized design architectural office Espen Oeino International. A distinctive feature of Galactica Super Nova is a glass elevator connecting all the ship's deck, and a crystal staircase. The boat has a helicopter landing pad, a waterfall, a Jacuzzi and a pool of 13 500 liters, the bottom of which transmits sunlight. In this way creates a natural light in the room located below. The yacht is equipped with all necessary utensils: silver utensils and products of famous brands Hermès, Puiforcat and Robbe & Berking.
Gorchakov said that the new boat Alekperov will be the hallmark of Heesen and should look like "candy" inside and outside. Now the boat is in the port of Tivat in Montenegro, and the general public will be presented at the annual autumn Monaco Yacht Show.
Alekperov not the first to put up for sale his yacht. Last year, the main shareholder of SPI Group alcohol companies Yuri Scheffler sold Serene Arab businessmen, the main owner of "Onexim" Mikhail Prokhorov sold a 62-meter superyacht Solemar, the owner of the bank "Russian Standard" and alcohol companies Roust Roustam last year put up for sale yacht Annaeva , his second A boat put up for sale the main shareholder of "EuroChem" Andrei Melnichenko.