With a value of 640 million euros, Scheherazade is one of the largest and most expensive yachts in the world. With two helicopters, a gym, a ballroom and a swimming pool, the yacht should not lack for anything.
Italian authorities are currently trying to find out the owner of the luxury yacht and whether he is affected by EU sanctions. The vessel is currently located in the port of Marina di Carrara in Tuscany.
Not even the captain knows the owner
There put for repair work, such “picture” mentioned. The yacht is protected from the looks of tourists and the police by several measures. So metal baffles were put in and the nameplate covered.
Workers at the shipyard are sure that the luxury ship belongs to Russian President Vladimir Putin (69). “daily Mail” mentioned. However, the owner of the yacht has been kept a secret since it was repaired two years ago.
Not even the ship’s British captain, Guy Bennett Pierce, knows its owner. I’ve never seen him. I have never met him,” he explains in “The New York Times”. However, Bennett Pierce, who signed a strict non-disclosure agreement, does not exclude the possibility that the yacht is owned by a Russian.
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Italy has already confiscated two yachts from oligarchs
The captain has now made the ship’s documents available to investigators. It wouldn’t be the first oligarch’s yacht to be captured by the Italians. Russian billionaire Gennady Timchenko (69), a close friend of Putin, has already had to hand over his yacht Lina, which costs about 50 million euros, to the Italians.
The 65 million euro yacht “Lady M” owned by Russian billionaire Alexei Mordashov (56) was also confiscated last week. He is a major shareholder in the travel company TUI and has already had to sell some of his shares as part of the EU sanctions.
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