Author: Peter Yachtfan, UPDATE: 2020-
88.5m (290 ft)
12 in 6 cabins
20 in 10 cabins
Sam Sorgiovanni Designs
Barbara Boat Price:
US$ 150 million
Barbara Yacht For Sale:
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Barbara Yacht Charter:
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Vladimir Potanin Net Worth:
US$ 19 billion
Interros, Norilsk Nickel
January 3, 1961
Anastasia, Ivan, Vasily, Barbara and Vladimir Jr.
Gulfstream G650 (OE-
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Potanin also owns the Oceanco yacht Nirvana. And he sold the yacht Anastasia in 2018. She is now named Wheels. Both Barbara and Nirvana are listed for sale, as he is building a yacht bigger than 100 meter in the Netherlands.
Potanin is a Russian businessman and oligarch. Potanin acquired his wealth notably through the loans-
Vladimir Olegovich Potanin is the owner of three yachts Anastasia, Barbara and Nirvana. (Update he sold Anastasia in 2018).
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His net worth is estimated at US$ 19 billion. That makes him the 4th richest man in Russia.
Potanin personally financed the construction of the Rosa Hutor ski resort. Which was used for the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi. Potanin is an active philanthropist through his VladimirPotanin Foundation.
Vladimir and his (ex)wife Natalia Potanina divorced in 2014. She filed a lawsuit in 2017 for a Moscow court. Claiming US$ 7 billion. The case was reported as ‘the most expensive divorce’.
Potanin owns three private jets. A brand new (2017) Gulfstream G650 (OE-
Update: we received this message from a representative of Mr. Potanin: “Nor Mr. Vladimir Potanin nor his companies are owners of any private jets.”
Update 2 : the EU-
The latter is available for charter. The jets have a list price of around US$ 60 million each.
We believe Potanin owns houses in London, New York, Moscow and the South of France. But we have not been able to find an address (yet). Do you know more about a residence owned by Potanin? Please do send us a message.
Update: we received this message from a representative of mr. Potanin: “Please be aware that nor Mr. Vladimir Potanin nor his entities are holders of any residence abroad Russia.”
Potanin’s luxury yacht Anastasia was named after his daughter Anastasia. She is designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. Anastasia had her own website. And she was available for charter at a rate of approx USD 700.000 per week.
The yacht can accommodate 12 guests in 6 cabins. She has 20 crew in 10 cabins. She was delivered in 2008 by Oceanco. Anastasia was sold in 2018. She is now named Wheels.
Her new owner is German multi millionaire Ralf Schmid. He sold his Uniwheels company in 2017. Uniwheels produces aluminum car wheels.
Including an earlier IPO and a few dividend payments, he received a total of EUR 465 million on the sale of his company. We estimate the total net worth of Ralf Schmid at US$ 500 million.
He purchased the yacht Wheels for approx US$ 70 million. He also owns a Cessna Citation 650 with registration VP-
The yacht Barbara was delivered by Oceanco in 2017. She is also designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. The yacht is named after Potanin’s youngest daughter Barbara. She has a length of 88.5 meters (290 ft).
Barbara an accommodate 12 guests in 6 staterooms. And has a crew of 20. She has the same color scheme as her owner’s two other yachts.
She is powered by 2 MTU engines. Which bring her a top speed of 19 knots. Her cruise speed is 12 knots. She has a range of more than 4,500nm.
Barbara is listed for sale as Potanin is building a bigger yacht in the Netherlands.
Again designed by Sam Sorgiovanni. Nirvana is slightly larger than Anastasia and was delivered in 2013. Shje can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 18.
Nirvana is powered by 2 MTU engines. She can reach a maximum speed of 20 knots. Her cruise speed is 14 knots.
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