Yacht Length: 112 m (370 ft) -
Eugene Shvidler Net Worth: US$ 1.4 billion -
The yacht Le Grand Bleu was built in 2000 for US billionaire John McCaw and was bought in 2003 by Roman Abramovich. Since 2006 she is owned by Shvidler.
He is Chairman of Millhouse LLC. And he is Executive Chairman of Highland Gold Mining Ltd. He is also on the board of directors of AFC Energy plc.
Previous investments included Aeroflot, Sibneft and Rusal. In 2005 the stake in Sibneft was sold for US$ 13 billion.
Shvidler is also shareholder at Highland Gold. The company owns a portfolio of quality gold mining projects in the Russian Federation.
In 2016 Highland Gold realized a revenue of US$ 306 million. With a US$ 48 million net profit. Shvidler owns 12,5% of the company.
Shvidler is shareholder and director at Evraz. Evraz is one of the largest steel and mining companies in the world. The Evraz shares are hold trough Lanebrook Ltd.
Lanebrook is a limited liability company which was incorporated under the laws of Cyprus on 16 March 2006. Its beneficiaries are Roman Abramovich, Alexander Abramov, Alexander Frolov and Evgeny Markovich Shvidler.
Through Lanebrook Shvidler owns 43,805,030 shares (3.06%) in Evraz. These shares are worth US$ 200 million.
His net worth is estimated by Forbes at US$ 1.4 billion. Most of his fortune derives from the 2005 sale of Sibneft shares.
He owns a Bombardier Global Express XRS private jet. The jet has registration LX-
The jet can accommodate 14 passengers and has a maximum crew of 4.
He owns several houses. But his main residence is supposed to be his London mansion. The London house is invisible from street view. As the site is bounded on all sides by other residential properties and their gardens.
The house has several courtyards situated on the boundaries. And within the footprint of the property. The mansion was built new in 2001. It features an indoor swimming pool, a gym and massage room. And also a large wine cellar, staff accommodations and a safe room.
As the outdoor space is limited, cars are parked on a turn table to reduce vehicle turning circle problems. Shvidler also owns a home in Aspen, USA. And a wine chateau in France named Château Thénac.
The yacht was built in 2000 at the Bremer Vulkan Shipyard. For John McCaw (who sold McCaw Cellular for US$ 11 billion).
Le Grand Bleu is designed by Stefano Pastrovic. She was originally 104 meters long. In 2003 she was purchased by Roman Abramovich. He had a bathing platform installed, making her 112 meters long.
It is said that in 2006 Abramovich either gifted the Le Grand Bleu yacht to Shvidler or that he lost her in a bet.
The luxury yacht can accommodate 20 guests and has a crew of 35. Her features include a large pool and a 22 meter Ed Dubois designed sailing yacht. And also a 20 meter Sunseeker yacht named Sirius A. Both are carried on deck.
In 2016 she was sent to Blohm and Voss for a refit. Works included a new hull paint and interior update and several cosmetic repairs.
The boat is not available for yacht charter.
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