Yacht of the President of the largest Russian oil company “LUKOIL” Vagit Alekperov declared the best in the world the yacht show in Monaco (Monaco Yacht Show). Today it is the largest aluminum yacht in the world, which can reach speeds of up to 30.3 knots.

Alekperov owned by 70-foot yacht Galactica Super Nova has won awards in the categories of best new yacht and best interior design, writes YachtHarbour. The boat was built at the Dutch shipyard Heesen in 41 months, launched in December 2013 and previously in 2016 and delivered to the owner.

The innovative propulsion system allows the yacht to reach high speed. Thus, Galactica Super Nova is not only one of the 200 largest yachts, but also one of the fastest.

The exterior design was developed by designer Espen Oeino Bureau, based in Monaco. According to Forbes, the company is considered elitist even by the standards of the yachting industry. “I do not think that anyone was surprised that the award for best new yacht interior won it Galactica Super Nova. Espen Oeino on the moment leading designer of sailing and his projects always have strong success”, – commented on the victory in an interview with Forbes , the founder of the YachtHarbour Dmitry Semenikhin.

The interior of the vessel engaged in the Agency Sinot Exclusive Yacht Design from the Netherlands. Among the works of the company yacht for the founder of Oracle, Larry Ellison, who occupies the seventh place in the ranking of Forbes world’s richest people with a fortune at 43.6 billion dollars.

Aboard Galactica Super Nova has a pool with waterfall and large beach club. Also on the boat is a helipad, which can be transformed into a cinema or a dance floor under the open sky. Pictures of interior presented on the website Business Insider.

The Heesen shipyard, which built luxury yacht, is characterized by its high quality construction and technical innovation”, said Mr. Semenikhin. Interlocutor Forbes named logical victory Alekperov at the yacht show in Monaco, given the combination of size of boat with its ability to develop a high speed.

Yacht Galactica Super Nova was one of three winners selected from 13 nominees. Between the best boats were divided four awards. This year’s Monaco Yacht Show taking place from 28 September to 1 October. The organizers expect that the show will bring together more than 34 thousand guests and participants-professionals from around the world, including many celebrities and fans of yachting among billionaires. The event will feature 125 of megayachts. On the show allowed boat length less than 25 metres, preferably at least 30 metres). The majority of clients exhibit yachts from 40 to 80 meters.

Earlier media reported about a possible connection Alekperov with the shipyard, which was built Galactica Super Nova. In 2015 Forbes, citing a friend of the shareholders of “LUKOIL” and a source on the yacht market announcedthat Heesen Yachts is a group of companies Morcell owned by a British virgin Islands Fund Vela fund. Before the shipyard was owned by Vela fund, her owner was Stenham Trustees, the beneficiaries of which were Alekperov and his partner, “LUKOIL” Leonid Fedun. In “LUKOIL” then declined to comment to Forbes.

In may 2016 website Boatinternational.com said that Alekperov has sold belonging to him a 50-foot yacht Galactica, which was built in 2007, Heesen Yachts. The amount of the transaction were not disclosed. After selling the boat received a new name – Red Sapphire.

Alekperov is in the 9th place in the list of the richest businessmen of Russia according to Forbes for the year 2016. His fortune is estimated at 8.9 billion dollars.



The boat of the President of “LUKOIL” Alekperov became the best in the world the yacht show in Monaco 28.09.2016

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