Who is the owner of the yacht Scheherazade?
We were told he is based in the Middle East.
International Media claim that ‘she may have a Russian owner’. In an interview with the New York Times, the yacht’s captain Guy Bennett-Pearce stated that he had disclosed the yacht’s UBO (Ultimate Beneficial Owner) to Italian Customs.
(In the light of the Russian sanctions… ) The yacht was never seized and also did not leave European waters. Most Russian-owned yachts did flee to Russia or Turkey in early 2022. This supports our conclusion that she has indeed a Middle East owner).
Eduard Khudainatov is the Owner of the Scheherazade Yacht
We are aware of all media attention that she is ‘Putin’s boat’. We saw the YouTube video about ‘Russian crew’ et cetera. But we were in doubt and therefore hesitant to publish.
Now we think there is some news.. Italian media claim that the Italian Government in Rome release the name of Eduard Khudainatov as the owner of Scheherazade.
Khudainatov is the former President of Rosneft and is currently an energy investor. We ‘heard his name before’ related to other large yachts but could never confirm.
So we think that this story is true and that Khudainatov is the mysterious owner of the megayacht.
Despite all rumors and ‘evidence’ it really does not make any sense to us that she is Putin’s yacht.
First of all, why would he risk his ‘image’ by being photographed on a large yacht as Scheherazade?
They researched her ownership structure and decided to leave the yacht untouched. She was not seized. They would have seized her if she was Putin’s boat.
Also, the Italian shipyard, where the yacht currently is for maintenance… They would be sanctioned if they kept working on her.
But they also researched the ownership structure and concluded that she is not owned by P.
So we really think this recent information is correct.
But if you have more information.. Please contact us!
He is the former President of Rosneft, a Russian energy company. It is active in the production and refinery of petroleum and natural gas.
Khudainatov left Rosneft a few years ago and bought gas companies Geotex and Payakha. He now owns Neftegazholding (NNK).
NNK sold Payakha for $5 billion.
Neftegaz (NNK) operates gas and oil fields in Russia and Kazakhstan. The company recently bought a stake in RN-Sakhalinmorneftegaz.
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Eduard Khudainatov House
We believe he lives in Moscow, probably in Barvikha, a wealthy suburb of Moscow. These are just sample photos.