The yacht Flying Fox is the world’s 20th largest yacht. She is available for charter. Italian media have called her ‘Jeff Bezos Yacht’, although Amazon released a statement denying his involvement. Jeff Bezos is actually building a large sailing yacht.
The yacht was recently delivered by Lurssen Yachts. She was known as project SHU. Her name was changed to Flying Fox on AIS data. Her first destination was Norway. Since then she spent some time in the Med, visiting Cannes, Capri, and Sardinia. In the winter of 2019/2020, she spent time in the Maldives and did some charters. In June 2020 she arrived back in the Med.
One of the Largest Yachts in The World
Flying Fox is one of the largest yachts in the world. Based on her length she is the world’s 14th largest yacht. A place shared with the famous yacht Savarona. Which is exactly the same length.
She is however a much larger yacht than Savarona. As she has an enormous volume. She has a length of 136 meters (446ft) and a beam of 20.5 meters (67ft). Her draught is 5 meters.
The yacht is designed by Espen Øino. It has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. She is powered by 2 MTU engines. AIS data show a top speed of 15 knots and a cruising speed of 10 knots. But we think she is capable of higher speeds.
The yacht’s features include a very large pool aft on the main deck. And a cinema, an elevator, and two helipads. She can accommodate the largest helicopters on the market.
She has a large beach area and several swim platforms. The yacht has a two-deck spa, with a gym, a sauna, a hammam, and a massage area. The yacht has a hospital with a decompression chamber.
The luxury yacht can accommodate 22 guests and has a crew of 54.
Cost Price of the Yacht
We estimate the price of the superyacht at (more than) $ 300 million. She replaces a 73-meter Nobiskrug yacht. She was sold and is now named Dytan.
The Flying Fox boat is available for charter through Imperial Yachts. The yacht is not listed for sale.
She is managed by Imperial Yachts. Imperial Yachts is a leading authority on superyacht charter, sales, new construction, and yacht management.
The yacht carries an Airbus H155 helicopter. With registration VP-CFF. An Airbus H155 has a unit price of US$ 10 million.
Flying Fox Owner
Is she Jeff Bezos Superyacht? Media in Italy and Turkey claim that US billionaire Jeff Bezos is the owner of the yacht. But we don’t think Flying Fox is Jeff Bezos Yacht. Bezos is Chairman, CEO, and President of Amazon. His net worth is $199 billion. So he can afford such a yacht. Amazon.com released a statement denying his involvement.
In the summer of 2021 Beyonce and her family spent some time on board.
In March 2022 several media reported that billionaire Dmitry Kamenshchik is the owner of the yacht.
The yacht’s name is a reference to his business, as he is the owner of the Domodedovo Airport. Domodedovo is one of the largest airports in Eastern Europe.
Detained in the Dominican Republic
In March the yacht was detained in the port of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This confuses us, as – as far as we know – her owner isn’t closely related to the Russian government.
More news about Flying Fox detained here.