Russian Billionaire Alexey Kuzmichev – owner of yacht La Petite Ourse – Sues French Customs

Russia – September 15, 2022
by SuperYachtFan

LA PETITE OURSE Yacht • Wally Ace 27 • 2013 • Owner Alexey Kuzmichev

Name:La Petite Ourse
Length:26m (86ft)
Guests:10
Crew:5
Builder:Wally Yachts
Designer:Wally
Year:2014
Speed:12 knots
Engines:Caterpillar
Volume:117 ton
MMSI:248000483
Price:$4 million
Annual Running Cost:$400-500k
Owner:Alexey Kuzmichev

Inside LA PETITE OURSE Yacht • Wally Ace 27 • 2013 • Owner Alexey Kuzmichev

The yacht La Petit Ourse was built by Wally in 2014. She is designed by the Wally Design Team

Specifications

The motor yacht is powered by Caterpillar engines. Her max speed is 12 knots. Her cruising speed is 8 knots. She has a range of more than 2000 nm.

Interior

The luxury yacht can accommodate 10 guests and a crew of 5.

Owner

The yacht’s owner is Russian Billionaire Alexey Kuzmichev

Alexey Kuzmichev

Alexey Kuzmichev is a Russian billionaire. He was born on October 15, 1962.

He is married to Svetlana Kuzmicheva. He is the co-founder of the Alfa Group

Alfa Group

The Alfa Group is a Russian investment company. It owns stakes in the Alfa Bank, the X5 Retail Group, VimpelCom, Letter One and Turkcell.

Alexey Kuzmichev Net Worth

His net worth is estimated by Forbes at $6.8 billion.

Yacht

He is the owner of the Wally Ace 27 yacht LA PETITE OURSE.

In March 2022 the yacht was seized by French Customs, as Kuzmichev was sanctioned by the EU. (Due to his close connections to Vladimir Putin)

He also owns the yacht La Petite Ourse II. But we could not find any info on this yacht.

Suing French authorities

In September 2022 he was suing French authorities in an effort to win back access to two of his yachts.

His lawyer claims French customs officials did not have the right to immobilize his yachts, despite him being on an EU sanctions list. He also claims that he should have the right to use the yachts even though they are frozen.

The verdict is due on October 5, 2022.

Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexey_Kuzmichev

https://www.forbes.com/profile/alexei-kuzmichev/

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russian-billionaire-sues-french-customs-seizing-his-yachts-2022-09-15/

LA PETITE OURSE Yacht • Wally Ace 27 • 2013 • Owner Alexey Kuzmichev
Alexey Kuzmichev
LA PETITE OURSE Yacht • Wally Ace 27 • 2013 • Owner Alexey Kuzmichev
Wally Ace 27 La Petite Ourse interior

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