Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov’s Dilbar yacht, which is valued at virtually $600 million, has been seized by German authorities, Forbes reviews.
The yacht, bought in 2016, was custom-built for Usmanov by German shipbuilder Lürssen and weighs 15,917 tons.
We unpack all the things we learn about the seized Dilbar yacht, together with a breakdown of the interior and a glance into Usmanov’s excessive wealth.
Russian billionaire’s yacht seized
Alisher Usmanov’s superyacht was seized by German authorities in Hamburg, Forbes reports. Just two days before, the same outlet reported the European Union had enacted sanctions on the Russian billionaire. The Dilbar had been undergoing a refit in Hamburg when it was seized.
As per Bloomberg, US president Joe Biden’s State of the Union speech addressed assets of Russia’s elite amid growing conflict with Ukraine.
Biden warned: “We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets.”
Dilbar yacht interior provides lifetime of luxurious
Custom-made for proprietor Alisher Usmanov, the interior of the Dilbar yacht was designed by Andrew Winch.
As per Forbes, whenever you come aboard the 512ft yacht you’re met by two helicopter pads – one fore, one aft – whereas inside there’s a sauna, magnificence salon and gymnasium. Dilbar additionally options the largest swimming pool ever put in on a yacht, holding 180 cubic metres of water.
Typically the yacht has a crew of 96 and may berth as much as 24 friends in 12 suites.
German shipbuilder Lürssen claims Dilbar is “one of the most complex and challenging yachts ever built in terms of dimensions and technology”.
The exterior was designed by Espen Oeino.
Who is Alisher Usmanov?
As effectively as proudly owning the Dilbar, billionaire Alisher Usmanov has some huge cash tied up elsewhere.
In phrases of actual property, Usmanov owns Beechwood House in London and Sutton Place in Surrey – valued at $280 million mixed. He additionally has luxurious houses in Munich, Lausanne, Monaco and Sardinia.
According to Bloomberg, the Russian billionaire additionally owns a significant stake in the corporations USM, Metalloinvest and Xiaomi, in addition to being one in every of the earliest traders in Facebook.
The identical outlet reviews Usmanov is the sixth-richest Russian, with an estimated fortune of $19.5 billion.