Sergey Vasiliev is the owner of the yacht Shtandart. Vasiliev is majority shareholder in the company Petersburg Oil Terminal, one of the biggest terminals for oil handling in Russia.
Petersburg Oil Terminal is a privately held logistics company, and one of the biggest Russian terminals for oil products in the Baltic region. Petersburg Oil is also the biggest stevedoring company of the St. Petersburg Port. The company handles more than 12 million tons of oil per year. President Vladimir Putin awarded Petersburg Oil the city's lucrative gasoline concession in 1994 when he was a Petersburg deputy mayor.
In 2006 organized crime in St Petersburg tried to murder Sergey Vasiliev. His bodyguard was killed. The murderer was sentenced 23 years in prison
The net worth of Sergey Vasiliev is estimated at US$200 million.
Vasiliev owns a large palace near St. Petersburg. The palace is a copy of the Catherine Palace, a St Petersburg summer residence built for Russian Tsars in 1717. Vasiliev’s palace is richly decorated with gold and marble, just as the interior of his yacht.
Sergey Vasiliev owns a rare Antonov An-
His yacht Shtandart was build at Tecnomar in Italy and was delivered in 2007. If we understand correctly the yacht accommodates just 4 guests and a crew of 5. The yacht is powered by two MTU engines and can reach a top speed of 35 knots. Her interior is designed by Igor Ivashkevich and is based on the opulent interior of Russian palaces. The name Shtandart was historically reserved to the royal yachts of the tsars.