The yacht Sussurro is the fastest super yacht built by Feadship. She was delivered to her Middle Eastern owner in 1998 and was later acquired by Roman Abramovich.
There are some rumors that Sussurro is now owned by Abramovich’s ex wife Irina Malandina, as part of a divorce settlement.
As Abramovich owns several other yachts, he rarely used luxury yacht Sussurro. Sussurro is more or less permanently docked in Antibes.
Sussurro is powered by twin Textron Lycoming TF40 gas turbines and two Paxman diesels. Her total horsepower is 15,000. The engines drive two steerable water jets and one Boost water jet. Her top speed is 46 knots.
Her interior design is done by Terence Disdale. She can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 10.
The boat is not available for yacht charter. And she is not listed for sale.
Roman Abramovich is the 12th richest Russian with an estimated net worth of US$ 12 billion.
In 1988 he and his wife set up a company making dolls, which was an immediate success. Within a few years he also started investing in other businesses.
From 1992 to 1995, Abramovich founded five companies that conducted resale, produced consumer goods, and acted as intermediaries, specializing in the trading of oil and oil products.
Abramovich set up and liquidated at least 20 companies during the early 1990s, in sectors as diverse as tire retreading and bodyguard recruitment.
In 1995, Abramovich and Boris Berezovsky, an associate of President Boris Yeltsin, acquired the controlling interest in the large oil company Sibneft.
Each partner paid US$ 100 million for half of the company and rapidly turned it into billions.
Abramovich sold his stake in Russian Aluminum to billionaire Oleg Deripaska and his stake in Sibneft to Gazprom for USD 13 billion in 2005. It made him one of the richest people on earth.