Royal Romance is a 92 meter Feadship built as hull #1005, designed by De Voogt Naval Architects.
She has a steel hull and an aluminum superstructure. She is powered by two MTU diesel engines. She has a top speed of 16 knots. And a cruise speed of 13.5 knots. Her range is more than 4,500nm.
Her length is 92 m (305ft), her beam 14.3 meter (46 ft). Her draught is 3.85m (12.8 ft).
Her interior design is done by Seymour Diamond. One of her features is a 12 meter pool (4 meters wide), which flows into a waterfall.
Royal Romance accommodates 14 guests and 22 crew members. She was delivered to her owner in July 2015.
Royal Romance has an estimated value of more than US$ 200 million.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
The Ukrainian based oligarch is said to be the owner of the yacht Royal Romance.
SuperYachtFan thinks Royal Romance is a replacement of the 2008 CRN yacht Romance. As both yachts have the same R in their logos. After some intensive search on the Internet, SuperYachtFan found this blog. Which mentions Viktor Medvedchuk as the owner of the yacht Romance.
If that information is correct, than Medvedchuk is also the owner of the yacht Royal Romance. Romance was sold and is now named Royal Rubin. We think she is named after an International Grand Prix stallion and is owned by a UK owner.
He is an Ukrainian based oligarch and close friend of Russian President Putin. He is known as one of the ‘Kiev Seven’ and founder of a Kiev based law firm.
The Kiev Seven are a group of very succesfull businessmen. The Kyiv Seven includes Medvedchuk, Valentyn Zhursky, Grygoriy and Ihor Surkis, Bohdan Hubsky, Yuriy Karpenko and Yuriy Liakh who died in 2004.
K7’s business background began in 1992 through offshore companies, such as Berly Management, New Port Management. And Ometa 21st Century National Investment Fund, a multi-
These entities turned out to have other partners, such as Bohdan Hubsky. Who used to be the Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board at Ometa Inster insurance firm. With Grygoriy Surkis as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. In 1992, the group’s entities imported oil to Ukraine to sell it internally.
In 1994, K7’s commercial entities set up Slavutych Industrial and Financial Concern. Which is a closed joint stock company. The multi-
According to some sources, more than 2,000 major clients were buying oil products supplied by Slavutych in 1998.
K7’s business grew and diversified. Slavutych Nafta, Slavutych Agro and Ukrainian Gas Complex CJSC began to develop individual profitable business lines. Later joined by Dynamo Kyiv Football Club, headed by Grygoriy Surkis (source: Ukrainianweek.com).
Medvedchuk owns a Dassault Falcon 900EX private jet with registration P4-
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