Ünal Aysal -
Unit Group -
Turkish businssman Ünal Aysal was the owner of the yacht Barbie.
Aysal is the founder of the Unit Group, active in energy and real estate development. The Unit Group was founded as a trading company but has transformed itself into a diverse energy group.
It trades in electricity and gas and owns powerplants, and also owns several hotels such as HOTEL LES OTTOMANS in Istanbul and HOTEL MA BICHE in Antalya.
Ünal Aysal was president of the Turkish sports club Galatasaray from 2011 until 2014.
Aysal’s yacht Barbie was built in 2006 as Al Hanem at a Dubai based shipyard. In 2008 she was purchased by Ünal Aysal.
In 2016 the yacht Barbie was damaged beyond repair in a fire. Her owner Unal Aysal received US$ 20 million in insurance payments.