Yacht Name: Aurora -
Owner: Andrey Molchanov -
The yacht Aurora is owned by Andrey Molchanov
Molchanov is a Russian billionaire and Chairman and founder of the LSR Group. He is based in St Petersburg.
LSR Group has been working in the construction market of Russia since 1993. Over these years the company has grown into the largest construction holding in the country.
The company combines two key business areas: Real estate development and construction and Production of building materials.
The company’s business is concentrated in three largest regions of Russia: St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, Moscow and the Moscow region, Yekaterinburg.
The LSR group has more than 12,000 employees. Molchanov owns 57.56% of the company’s shares.
The yacht Aurora is probably named after the former Russian Navy cruiser Aurora, based in St Petersburg. The cruiser Aurora had an important role in Russia’s 1917 October Revolution, as a blank shot from her forecastle gun signaled the start of the assault on the Winter Palace.
Aurora is now a navy museum based in St. Petersburg. The stepfather of Molchanov stepfather worked as vice governor of St Petersburg for 10 years.
Molchanov was awarded the Order for Merit to the Fatherland, 2nd degree, and the medal In Commemoration of the 300th Anniversary of St. Petersburg for his outstanding contribution to the development of St. Petersburg.
During one of SuperYachtFan’s visits to Antibes, we spotted a Russian plated Bentley near the (previous) yacht Aurora. The Bentley had special plates with registration B-
The net worth of Molchanov is estimated by Forbes at US$ 1 billion. Molchanov owns a large house in St Peterburg, but we think he also owns residences in Sardinia and Geneve.
Molchanov is the owner of a Bombardier Global 5000 private jet, with registration 9H-
The yacht Aurora was built by Lurssen Yachts and was delivered in 2017. She is designed by the Winch Design, who is also responsible for her interior.
Aurora can accommodate 16 guests and a crew of 22. She is powered by two MTU engines which bring her a top speed of 18 knots. Aurora was built under the supervision of Moran Yachts.
Molnachov previous owned a 60 meter Lurssen also named Aurora. This yacht was built as Phoenix for the late Polish billionaire Jan Kulzcyk. In 2016 Aurora was sold and was named Avanti.
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In July 2018 Avanti was spotted in Stockholm, Sweden and she Avanti showed up in Västervik, Sweden home town of Abba star Björn Ulvaeus. They were probably meeting up for the Mamma Mia 2 exclusive premiere on July 17,2018 at Slottsholmem, Västervik.
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There are some rumors on the Internet that Aurora was owned by Computer Associates founder Charles Wang. But this information is not correct.
Charles Wang launched Computer Associates in 1976 and grew the company into one of the country's largest software vendors.
CA Technologies realized USD 4.4 billion in revenue for fiscal year 2010 and maintains 100 offices in more than 45 countries. The company has more than 13,000 employees.
There has been some controversy in 1999 when Wang received the largest bonus in history (USD 670 million) at that time from a public company. Wang received the bonus while the company faced a slowdown which had affected CA's earnings and stock price. Wang retired from Computer Associates in 2002.
Charles Wang is also founder of Plainview Properties, a real estate firm which proposed a major development in Plainview, New York, to be called, "Old Plainview", a traditional village, combining townhouses, apartments, offices, restaurants, a Hyatt hotel and recreation space.
Wang is an active philanthropist, his donation of more than USD 50 million to the State University of New York at Stony Brook for the construction of the Charles B. Wang Center was, at the time, the largest in history to a SUNY school.
He also funded the expansion of the Chinatown Health Clinic which was renamed the Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. Further he funded Project Hope: a project to provide young Chinese athletes access to educational opportunities.
Charles Wang has an estimated net worth of more than US$ 900 million.