The motor yacht Graceful was constructed at the Russian Sevmash shipyard near Arkhangelsk.
She is powered by 2 MTU engines. Which bring her a top speed of 18 knots. Her cruising speed is 14 knots. She has a range of more than 4,000 nm.
Sevmash is the largest shipbuilding complex in Russia, known for building nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy.
When the completed hull was towed to Germany for finishing in 2010, an accident occurred.
Ran Ashore and Damaged
During a heavy storm, she tore away from the tug and ran ashore in Vesterålen, Northern Norway. The hull was damaged and needed repairs.
The yacht was finished at Blohm and Voss in Germany and delivered to her Russian owner in 2014.
The luxurious yacht is designed by H2 Yacht Design. Special features included a 15 meters long indoor pool, which can be converted in to a dance floor. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 14.
Sister ship of Baltika
She is a sister ship of the yacht Baltika, now named Victoria. Baltika was also constructed by Sevmash (project name: Agat) and was transported to Italy early 2014 to be completed.
In 2021 the yacht went to Blohm and Voss for a refit. Works included the addition of two balconies and an overhaul of her engines. Some media reported that the yacht was on her way to Russia, to avoid the effect of sanctions. These sanctions could be the reaction when Russia would invade Ukraine.
The yacht’s owner is (reportedly) Vladimir Putin. The yacht is formally registered to the Russian Government. Some say Scheherazade is Putin’s yacht. (But we believe she is owned by Eduard Khudainatov)
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The boat is not available for yacht charter. And the yacht is not listed for sale.
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