The media learned of the decision to sell Melnichenko created by Philippe Starck yacht

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko decided to sell our first big yacht (A Yacht), Forbes reported on Tuesday with reference to yacht broker and friend Melnichenko, remaining anonymous. Representatives of billionaire not comment on this information.

A — 119-metre motor yacht produced by German company Blohm & Voss, which also created the yacht Eclipse for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. Yacht And is designed for 14 guests and 42 crew members, it has three swimming pools and a helipad. The ship cost Melnichenko $300 million On the design of a yacht, resembling in appearance a submarine, worked with Philippe Starck.

In June 2015, the American television channel CNBC reported that the German company Nobiskrug in order Melnichenko creates the world’s largest sailing yacht, the length of which will amount to 147 m. the channel Originally called the yacht “White pearl” (White Pearl), but later corrected the name to “Sailing yacht” (A Sailing Yacht). The name White Pearl preserved in the captions to the photos that the channel is accompanied by a note about the yacht on its website. “As expected, Melnichenko will retain after the completion of the construction of the new ship and use a sailing boat or motor boat depending on your mood”, — said the TV channel.

In July, British tabloid The Daily Mail with reference to the representative of the billionaire confirmed that the name of the yacht, being built by Melnichenko — Yacht Sailing A. Publication evaluated the creation of the ship at €400 million, the Newspaper wrote that on the ship’s eight decks and it can accommodate 54 people-only crew. To design yachts Melnichenko was drawn by Philippe Starck. In September 2015 has begun trials of a new vessel on the water.

Andrey Melnichenko — the main owner of EuroChem and SUEK. In the global rating of the American Forbes it occupies 139-th place with a fortune estimated at $8.2 billion.