The motor yacht KOSATKA was constructed at the Russian Sevmash shipyard near Arkhangelsk. Her original name was Graceful. It was changed into Kosatka (meaning: Killer Whale in Russian) after Russia invaded Ukraine.
The boat is powered by 2 MTU engines. Which bring her a top speed of 18 knots. Her cruising speed is 14 knots. The superyacht has a range of more than 4,000 nm.
Sevmash is the largest shipbuilding complex in Russia, known for building nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy.
When the completed hull was towed to Germany for finishing in 2010, an accident occurred.
Ran Ashore and Damaged
During a heavy storm, she tore away from the tug and ran ashore in Vesterålen, Northern Norway. The hull was damaged and needed repairs.
The yacht was finished at Blohm and Voss in Germany and delivered to her Russian owner in 2014.
The luxurious yacht is designed by H2 Yacht Design. Special features included a 15 meters long indoor pool, which can be converted in to a dance floor. The yacht can accommodate 12 guests and has a crew of 14.
Sister ship of Baltika
She is a sister ship of the yacht Baltika, now named Victoria. Baltika was also constructed by Sevmash (project name: Agat) and was transported to Italy in early 2014 to be completed.
In 2021 the yacht went to Blohm and Voss for a refit. Works included the addition of two balconies and an overhaul of her engines. Some media reported that the yacht was on its way to Russia, to avoid the effect of sanctions. These sanctions could be the reaction when Russia invaded Ukraine.
Who is the Owner of the Yacht KOSATKA?
The yacht’s owner is (reportedly) Vladimir Putin. The yacht is formally registered to the Russian Government. Some say Scheherazade is Putin’s yacht. (But we believe she is owned by Eduard Khudainatov)
Kosatka (Killer Whale)
International media claim that the yacht Graceful is now named Kostaka – meaning Killer Whale in Russian.
The yacht is linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
She is legally owned by a Russian entity named JOINT STOCK COMPANY ARGUMENT, using an address in Russia.
JSC Argument is listed on the US treasury sanctions list.
How Much is the KOSATKA Yacht?
Her value is $100 million. Her annual running costs are around $10 million. The price of a yacht can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including the size, age, and level of luxury of the yacht, as well as the costprice of the materials and technology used in its construction.
H2 Yacht Design
H2 Yacht Design is a British yacht design firm founded by London-based naval architects and yacht designer Jonathan Quinn Barnett and his team. The company designs and engineers luxury yachts for some of the world’s most prestigious shipyards and yacht builders. H2 Yacht Design is known for its modern and innovative yacht designs that incorporate the latest technologies and materials. They have a portfolio of work that includes motor yachts, sailing yachts, and superyachts. Notable projects include the 125-meter Maryah, the Lurssen Al Lusail, and the Kleven Andromeda.
BLOHM + VOSS
Blohm & Voss is a German shipbuilding and engineering company, founded in 1877 by Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss. The company has a long history of building ships and boats of various types, including luxury yachts, cargo ships, naval vessels, and submarines. It is also known for its repair and maintenance work on ships and boats. Throughout its history, the company has been involved in many notable projects, including building the German Navy’s first pocket battleships and the airship Hindenburg. Notable projects include the yacht ECLIPSE, Motor Yacht A, and LADY MOURA.
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