The yacht Ecstasea was built for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich.
The yacht Ecstasea is one of the fastest large yachts around, as she is powered by 4 MTU engines and a General Electric LM 2500 gas turbine, which brings her total power to 43,000 hp. Her maximum speed is 35 knots. At the time of built (2004) she was the largest Feadship ever, with a length of 86 meters (282 ft).
She can accommodate 2 helicopters; one of the aft deck and one in and enclosed hangar on the fore deck. Ecstasea has a lot of toys on board: a 9.5m Vikal Limousine tender, a 9.0m Scorpion Sports Rib, a 6.0m Pascoe rib, 6 x Sea-
The interior is designed by Terence Disdale and is styled like a beach house. In 2009 Abramovich sold the yacht Ecstasea to the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi: HH Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He is the son of Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, the Emir of Abu Dhabi.
According to a London court document (download here) the purchase price of the yacht was EUR 100 million (or US$ 125 million). In 2014 the Crown Prince sold Ecstasea to Pakistani billionaire Alshair Fiyaz for a sum of USD 75 million. The Abu Dhabi royal family is not without a yacht as his father the Emir of Abu Dhabi owns the world’s largest yacht Azzam. Rumors that US heiress Sonja Zuckerman owns the yacht are not true.
The yacht Ecstasea is not available for charter.
Who is Alshair Fiyaz? He and his brother Jafed Fiyaz are Pakistani born billionaires, living in London.
Alshair Fiyaz is the founder of ALFI Investments. ALFI Investments is an investment company active in shipping , retail and leisure. ALFI owns a fleet of dry bulk carrier vessels, active under charter contracts. The company owns a majority share in Global Oceanic Carriers, also active in dry bulk shipping.
Other investments include the retail stores Magasin du Nord and Illum and the London based stock broker Novum Securities. A major investment is Eland Oil & Gas, active in oil and gas exploration in Nigeria. Fiyaz owns approximately 10% of Eland through his holdings Kristen Management Limited and Solstice International Investments.
Alshair Fiyaz is an active philanthropist through his Alfi Foundation. The source of wealth of the Fiyaz family seems to be the textile industry, however SuperYachtFan did not find any name or reference to an actual textile company.
It seems that the actual source of wealth is not textile but shipping, as some reference can be found of ‘pre 2007’ shipping activities in India and China. Do you know which (textile) industry company is or was owned by the Fiyaz family? Please do send us a message. Alshair’s brother Javed is also known as an investor, owning London real estate and investing in oil and gas and mining.
Some sources state that the Fiyaz brothers have a net worth of US$ 3 billion. He has houses in London, Monaco and St. Tropez.
Fiyaz an active polo player and is owner of the Polo Club Saint Tropez