Russian Billionaire Alexey Kuzmichev – owner of yacht La Petite Ourse – Sues French Customs
Russia – September 15, 2022
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
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.
The luxury yacht can accommodate 10 guests and a crew of 5.
The yacht’s owner is Russian Billionaire 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
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.
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.