Russia’s Richest Tycoon Names $100 mln-Yacht After Mom

Russia’s richest businessmen Alisher Usmanov has named his new $100-million-yacht after his mother, Dilbar, Russian Izvestia daily reported on Friday.

Usmanov, who is listed as number one on Forbes’ list of Russia’s richest businessmen with an estimated fortune of $18.1 billion, has recently sold his cruise ship Natita and bought a $100-million yacht which was built in 2005 by the Dutch yacht-building company, Oceanco, Izvestia said.

According to the daily, The 66-meter ship which was named Dilbar after the tycoon’s mother, includes swimming pool, helicopter landing site, gym, a dining area and posh cabins for 20 guests.

Usmanov, the owner of Metalloinvest metals giant and a major shareholder in London’s Arsenal Football Club, has sold his previous yacht to a U.S. businessman who rents it for almost $500,000 per week.

Many businessmen who own yachts give them for rent to cover maintenance, parking cost which usually comprise up to 10 percent out of the ship’s price.

The tycoon however will not rent Dilbar through yacht renting companies, but only personally, a spokesperson for the Burgess Yachts, a company that maintains Usmanov’s ship told the Izvestia daily.


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