Igor Makarov -
Igor Makarov is a Russian billionaire and owner of the gas producer Itera. Until 2015 he owned three yachts named Areti, Areti I and Areti II. The name Areti is derived from Makarov’s company’s name Itera (spelled backwards).
Itera International is one of the largest independent producers and traders of natural gas operating in the CIS and the Baltic states. ITERA is active in energy, gas processing, and construction works projects in Europe, Asia, and the USA. The Company also deals with real estate and the insurance business. Igor Makarov is President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of ITERA International. ITERA has been involved in production of natural gas in the Yamalo-
In 2012 Itera entered into a joint venture with Rosneft, the oil company controlled by the Russian state. In 2013 Makarov sold all his shares in Itera to Rosneft US$2.9 billion . Makarov nows owns the Areti Group.
Igor Makarov owns an Embrear ERJ-
Makarov ordered the two identical yachts Areti I and Areti II (built by Burger Yachts) so he can base one in the Mediterranean and one in America due to his business interests in each location. He sold Areti II to Doug Lebda, founder and CEO of The Lending Tree. He named her T Zero) but still owns Areti I. For a few years he also owned the Trinity yacht Areti (a 60 meter delivered in 2012). Makarov sold the 60 meter Areti in 2015 and she is now named Mia Elise and owned by Florida based car dealer Terry Taylor.
The new Lurssen Yacht Areti
In the summer of 2017 Makarov’s new 85 meter yacht Areti was delivered. Areti is designed by Andrew Winch design and has a gross tonnage of 2,850t. She can accommodate 18 guests in 9 staterooms and has a crew of at least 24. Her features include a fully certified heli-
The net worth of Igor Makarov is estimated by Forbes at USD 2.1 billion.