Ebony Shine was delivered in 2008 by Feadship as Ocean Victory for Russian billionaire Viktor Rashnikov. Ebony Shine can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins and has a crew of 21. She is powered by two Caterpillar engines which give her a top speed of 16.5 knots and a transatlantic range. At delivery she was the largest Feadship in terms of volume.
Rashnikov is chairman and majority shareholder at the Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works (MMK). His net worth is estimated at US$ 6.8 billion. He sold the Feadship when his new 140 meter yacht -
The yacht’s interior is designed by Alberto Pinto Design. The idea was to create a nautical style with a ‘summer house’ atmosphere. Some of her interior features include a large cinema, a large contra-
In 2016 the yacht was send to Feadship’s facilities in Makkum for a 8 month extensive refit. When she was planning to leave the Netherlands, the yacht was confiscated by the Dutch Authorities and was brought to the Dutch Navy Base in Den Helder, the Netherlands.
Dutch media reported that the yacht was confiscated on behalf of a Swiss public prosecutor, following a fraud investigation. It seems that the lifestyle of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue did not fit his official minister salary of US$ 3,500 per month.
Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue is the Vice-
The net worth of Teodoro and his family is estimated at more than US$ 600 million. The source of wealth is probably the oil, as Equatorial Guinea is an oil rich country.
A French news site reports that Obiang Mangue also owns the Lurssen Yacht Ice, which he purchased in 2015 for US$ 150 million from Suleiman Kerimov. According to an official Equatorial Guinea statement, both yachts Ebony Shine and Ice are owned by the Government of Equatorial Guinea.
Teodoro and his father owns a Dassault Falcon 900B private jet, with registration 3C-