The yacht Ice was built by the famous Lurssen yard in 2005. The yacht was originally named Air, and was ordered by the Italian candy producer Augusto Perfetti.
Perfetti is known for the famous Mentos brand. During the construction of the yacht, Perfetti received an offer from Kerimov he could not refuse. Augusto Perfetti ordered a new yacht, again named Air, at the Dutch yacht builder De Vries.
Luxury yacht Ice has a diesel -
Ice was acclaimed Superyacht of the Year at the World Superyacht Awards in 2006. The photo’s of Ice at this page are used with the permission of Tom Gulbrandsen. See more of luxury yacht Ice here. The yacht Ice is not available for charter, but enquire for your ultimate charter experience on other yachts.
In December 2016 is was reported by a French newspaper that Suleiman Kerimov has sold his yacht Ice in 2015 to Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the Vice President of Equatorial Guinea. They also reported that the yacht was confiscated in Gibraltar following a request by a Swiss public prosecutor, related to a fraud investigation.
Who is Suleiman Kerimov? He is one of the richest Russians.
Kerimov is a Russian billionaire with a net worth estimated at USD 7.5 billion. He started by investing in troubled companies through his Fedprombank.
His investments included Polymetal, Gazprom, Sberbank and Nafta Moskva. In 2008 he sold all his Russian investments. He then invested in Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs and lost billions in the financial crisis. In 2009 – with help from Russian investors – he bought 37% of Polyus Gold a Russian gold producer. In 2011 he acquired a controlling stake in Uralkali.
In 2006 Suleiman Kerimov had a heavy car accident with his Ferrari Enzo in Nice. He suffered severe burns. Later he donated EUR 1 million to Pinocchio — a charity for children suffering from burns.
In 2007 Kerimov founded the Suleyman Kerimov Foundation. The Kerimov Foundation works closely with the government, meaning their projects have much better long-
Kerimov owns two Boeing 737 BBJ private jets: one from 2008 with registration VP-
Kerimov owns many properties around the world en on the Cote D’Azur. He is said to own the famous Villa Hier (which was the movie set for the comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Michael Caine and Steven Martin). He main residence is supposedly Villa Medy Roc in Cap D’Antibes.