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Samark Lopez is the owner of two yachts, both named Waku. Lopez is a Venezuelan businessman with close ties to the government.
Samark Lopez oversees an international network of petroleum, distribution, engineering, telecommunications, and asset holding companies: Alfa One, C.A. (Venezuela), Grupo Sahect, C.A. (Venezuela), MFAA Holdings Limited (British Virgin Islands), Profit Corporation, C.A. (Venezuela), Servicios Tecnologicios Industriales, C.A. (Venezuela), SMT Tecnologia, C.A. (Venezuela), and Yakima Trading Corporation (Panama). Profit Corporation, C.A. and SMT Tecnologia, C.A. have Venezuelan government contracts.
There is not much information about the net worth of Samark Lopez available, but given the fact that he owns a group of large companies, two yachts and a Gulfstream private jet, we estimate his net worth at several hundred million dollar.
US Sanctions List
The United States Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, has placed the sitting vice president of Venezuela, Tareck El Aissami, as well as Samark Lopez on its sanctions list. The listing is made pursuant to the authority that targets foreign narcotics traffickers. The allegations relate to Mr. El Aissami’s purported role in drug trafficking. Accoording to Mr Samark’s personal website, the listing provides no factual evidence or legal justification as to why Samark Lopez should be placed on the list, other than that Samark Lopez and Tareck El Aissami are personal acquaintances. According to Samark the listing appears to be politically motivated
Lopez owns a Gulfstream G200 private jet with registration N200VR. A Gulfstream 200 has a market value of around US$ 5 million.
Benetti Yacht Waku
The Benetti Waku was delivered in 2015 as project 264. He interior is designed by FM - Architettura d’Interni from Italy. Waku can accommodate 14 guests and has a crew of 15. She has a range of 4,750nm at 12 knots. Her features include an elevator, a gym, a children’s playroom and a large pool.
Trinity Yacht Waku
The Trinity yacht Waku was delivered in 2009 as Big City. She has a length of 42 meters (141 ft). The Trinity accomodates 10 guests and has a crew of 9. She has an interior by Patrick Knowles Design.