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Motor Yacht Madame Gu

Motor yacht Madame Gu was delivered by Feadship in 2013 after four years of construction. With a length of 99 meters, Madame Gu is the largest yacht built in the Netherlands. The yacht’s interior and exterior are designed by Andrew Winch Designs. The yacht can reach a maximum speed of 24 knots, powered by four MTU 20v diesel engines. Luxury yacht Madame Gu has a fully enclosed helicopter hangar, similar to Ecstasea. Madame Gu is rumored to be owned by Andrei Skoch. However Superyachtfan received a message from a London based law firm, stating that Mr. Skoch is actually NOT the owner of the yacht Madame Gu, and requesting kindly to remove this information. So from now on: Superyacht Madame Gu is NOT owned by Mr. Andrei Skoch.  Mr. Skoch also did not own the Amels built motor yacht Gu, renamed Lady Gulya, now sold and named Astrid Conroy. Early 2014, Madame Gu was spotted in Barcelona.. The yacht has an impressive tender: a Eurcopter Dauphin AS 365N3, with a cost price of around US$ 9 million. She is registered to Monacair, with registration number 3A-MGU.


Andrei Skoch

Andrei Skoch is not the owner of the yacht Madame Gu. Skoch is one of the richest Russian billionaires. His father, Vladimir Skoch, is the beneficiary of the trust that is a shareholder of USM Holdings, a holding company with different assets including Metalloinvest, one of the largest iron ore and hot-briquetted iron producers in the world. The other shareholders of Metalloinvest are Alisher Usmanov (60 percent) and Farhad Moshiri (10 percent). After studying in Moscow, Andrei Skoch started working at the MontazhSpetsBank. Later Skoch joined Alisher Usmanov’s metallurgical business, with Skoch being responsible for Lebedinsky Mining. When Usmanov merged his Arkhangelsk Mining business with Lebedinsky Mining and Oskal Metal Works, the Metalloinvest group was formed. In 2012 Metalloinvest realized net sales of USD 8,2 billion, with 62,000 employees. In 1999 Andrei Skoch became as Russian parliamentary deputy. The net worth of Skoch is estimated at USD 8.5 billion. Andrei Skoch is an active philanthropist, in 2013 he was named one of the Top 10 Donors, by Bloomberg.com, after donating more than US$ 117 million in three years.

yacht Madame Gu - owned by Andrei Skoch

Luxury yacht Madame Gu, (not?) owned by Andrei Skoch

luxury yacht Madame Gu (project Dream)

Superyacht Madame Gu, NOT owned by Andrei Skoch

not Andrei Skoch's yacht

Andrei Skoch is one of the richest Russians

Madame Gu helicopter hangar

The enclosed helicopter hangar on the foredeck

Madame Gu exhaust

The beautiful yacht entering the IYCA in Antibes, France

Feadship Madame Gu

Feadship Madame Gu

luxury yacht Gu

Luxury yacht Gu in Antibes

motor yacht Astrid Conroy, ex Lady Gulya ex GU

Motor yacht Astrid Conroy, ex Lady Gulya, ex. Gu

custom built tenders for Madame Gu

Custom built tenders

Eurocopter Dauphin AS 365 with registration 3A-MGU

TMAdame Gu’s helicopter tender with registration 3A-MGU; photo: Monacair

the interior of the Eurocopter 3A-MGU

The helicopter’s custom  built interior

a close up of the bar area

A bar area on the main deck

the yacht in Monaco

The yacht in Monaco (June 2014)

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99 meter yacht Madame Gu sailing