However, this does not mean that luxury ships are idle in ports. The yacht infrastructure recovered surprisingly quickly. And at the moment the boats of the richest Russians are not far from the Cote d'Azur, and the closest is Amore Vero ("True Love"), owned, according to Novaya Gazeta, the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, learned the magazine "Company" according to tracking data -resources.
The closure of borders related to quarantine restrictions affected wealthy citizens the least. Representatives of the elite, high-ranking officials and oligarchs, continued to fly with business jets, as the media wrote about more than once during the quarantine. Sharing all the hardships of isolation with the people proved to be an overwhelming task. The right to freedom of movement, backed by golden passports, residence permits and private jets, whose flights are regulated even in a pandemic by special rules, outweighed not only all moral, but also epidemiological considerations. By the way, by order of the Federal Air Transport Agency, the crews of private planes were also released from the mandatory two-week quarantine after crossing the border.
Thus, the question of moving around the world for people on the Forbes lists and their families was not at all. However, even they in the last six months could not use all the options of their well-being. For example, yachts had to turn off their engines for a couple of months. As reported by "Ko", in March, almost all marinas in the Mediterranean were quarantined, the Caribbean and other favorite places for yachting were closed. But the industry celebrated the lifting of restrictions faster than air travel. Yachtsman from Russia Marat Nasyrov, who lives with his family on a catamaran and walks along the Mediterranean coast of Europe from marina to marina, told Ko that almost all marinas are now open in the EU, and you can use the usual service since May without any problems. At the same time, according to the yachtsman, if you enter the port from the sea, certificates for covid, analyzes and quarantine are not required. Of the noticeable restrictions that remain to this day, Nasyrov notes the cancellation of regattas. Only children's and youth events remained in the calendar, “at the last moment the Cannes boat show was canceled. True, I saw yesterday how two old yachts were training at Monaco. So, perhaps, the famous regatta of old yachts will nevertheless be ", - notes Marat Nasyrov. The Cannes Royal Regatta is traditionally held on the Cote d'Azur at the height of the velvet season. Among the participants in the regatta are members of royal families, famous politicians, actors and businessmen.
By the way, the yacht of one Russian is heading for the Cote d'Azur right now.
Amore Vero, owned, according to Novaya Gazeta, by the head of Rosneft Igor Sechin, is sailing from Antibes to Saint-Tropez. This is reported by the tracking resource. In June, this boat, worth $ 190 million, was also on the Cote d'Azur - in La Ciotat (fr. La Ciotat).
Ice Suleiman Kerimov moored in Genoa. At the end of June Ice was also in Italy - in the port of Imperia. Rumor has it that Kerimov could stop loving the Cote d'Azur. We will remind, in Nice in 2006, he almost died in an accident on his Ferrari.
Roman Abramovich's boat ECLIPSE moves along the Adriatic Sea from the Croatian city of Cavtat to the Croatian city of Sobra. The oligarch does not betray his favorite places, 15 years ago Abramovich in Cavtat was looking for a resort to buy, but changed his mind, the representative of Abramovich John Mann told Co. At the end of June, Eclipse was sighted in the Caribbean on its way to the British port of Gibraltar.
Of the vessels of Russian billionaires, only the Rahil yacht prefers its native seas and sails under the Russian flag. The boat, which the Superyachtfan newspaper considers to be Arkady Rotenberg's yacht, is moving from Sochi to the Imeritenskaya Bay. She also entered the same harbor a couple of months ago.
DILBAR Alisher Usmanov goes along the Tyrrhenian Sea towards a small town in Italy Cappacia from Olbia - a popular resort on the island of Sardinia. What this yacht is doing in Italy, Usmanov's representative does not comment. In June, Dilbar was stationed in Hamburg, where she arrived from Southampton (UK). In Hamburg, she could be under repair. Alisher Usmanov himself spends a lot of time in Lausanne (Switzerland), where the headquarters of the International Fencing Federation is located, of which he has been president since 2008.
Queen K (Clio) by Oleg Deripaska is located in Dubrovnik, Croatia. A couple of months ago, in the port of the resort town of Dyurre, Albania. Last August, Deripaska posted on Instagram that he is in Ancient Greece, in Phanagoria, at an excavation site where he "usually travels with archaeologists." But this year the billionaire did not go to Phanagoria.
Galactica Super Nova Vagita Alekperova moves across the Aegean Sea to the Turkish Yalikavak, a city with an excellent harbor for any ships and sea holidays. Russian tourists know little about Yalikavak, but Turks and foreigners love it. Lukoil, whose main shareholder is Vagit Alekperov, has a network of filling stations in Turkey, at the end of last year it consisted of 550 filling stations. The company regularly holds charity events in Turkey. At the end of June, Galactica Super Nova called in Tivat (Montenegro), arriving there from Dubrovnik.
PALLADIUM by Mikhail Prokhorov from Palma de Mallorca goes to the port of Barcelona again, as in June. Mikhail Prokhorov's yacht did not call French Mediterranean ports this summer. Perhaps they bring back bad memories.