A yacht sailing under the flag of the Islands of Bermuda, “Sailing yacht A”, built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, arrived in Porto Montenegro.
Residents and tourists in the Bay of Kotor were amazed by the eye-catching Melnichenko’s 143 meter-long yacht.
The construction of this yacht cost round €450 million.
When industrialist billionaire Andrey Melnichenko asked German yard Nobiskrug for the most advanced superyacht on the water, they rose to the challenge. This is a boundary-pushing boat and while labelled a ‘sail-assisted motor yacht’, many consider her to be the largest sailing yacht in the world. The height of the mainmast off water stands at 100m high (taller than Big Ben), its maximum wind speed that its masts can withstand is 90 knots and its crew count is 54.
Melnichenko is listed by Forbes magazine as one of Europe’s youngest billionaires. His wife, Aleksandra, is Serbian model and former member of “Models” group.