Forbes found 32 of them. Here’s where to find them

Most yachts are registered via offshore vehicles and moored in remote locations.


Rrussian billionaires have been in the spotlight since Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine on February 24. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, President Joe Biden said his administration would work with European countries to target Russian oligarchs by seizing “their yachts, their luxury apartments, their private jets.

The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on six Russian oligarchs, bringing the total number of Russian billionaires sanctioned to 16. At least two yachts belonging to these sanctioned billionaires – Alexey Mordashov and Alisher Usmanov – were last tracked in Italy and Germany. Their personal assets in the European Union, from private jets to superyachts to luxury real estate, could now be frozen.

It remains unclear whether the EU, US or UK will declare additional sanctions against others. No later than February 28, Forbes tracked the wealth of over 100 Russian billionaires. Using data from yacht valuation experts VesselsValue, Forbes has compiled a list of all yachts owned by Russian billionaires and recent landings, both those that have been sanctioned and those that have not. At least 10 Russian billionaires emerged from the three-comma club on Tuesday.



According to Sam Tucker, Head of Superyachts at VesselsValue, “Yacht ownership is notoriously private.” The firm is 90% confident in its data on these yachts, which are usually owned by offshore companies registered anywhere from the Isle of Man to the Cayman Islands.

“Technically speaking, these yachts belong to a special purpose vehicle, often in a different jurisdiction than the beneficial owner,” Tucker said. “There are also rental systems, which keep people away from [owner] of the asset. Charter systems are legal structures commonly used to purchase yachts, allowing individuals to own a yacht through a separate company – often registered in places like Malta and Cyprus – who then charter the yacht to the individual.

As Russia’s economy crumbles under the weight of sanctions, yachts owned by the country’s billionaires are anchored in much sunnier climes: everywhere from Monaco and Barcelona to Dubai and the Seychelles.

Here is a list of all yachts owned by Russian billionaires tracked by Forbes and VesselsValue (current locations from public data on VesselFinder and MarineTraffic):

Yacht name: Titan

Length: 257 feet

Last Saved Location: Male, Maldives on March 1

Checked in: Bermuda


Yacht name: Eclipse

Length: 533 feet

Last Saved Location: Philipsburg, St. Maarten on March 1

Checked in: Bermuda

Yacht name: Solaris

Length: 458 feet

Last Saved Location: Barcelona, ​​Spain on March 1

Checked in: Bermuda


Yacht name: Galactica Super Nova

Length: 230 feet

Last Saved Location: Tivat, Montenegro on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Sanctioned by the EU on February 28, 2022

Yacht name: Lady M

Length: 213 feet

Last Saved Location: Imperia, Italy on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands

Yacht name: North

Length: 464 feet

Last Saved Location: La Digue, Seychelles on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Sanctioned by the United States in 2018

Yacht name: Clio

Length: 238 feet

Last Saved Location: Galle, Sri Lanka on February 10 (en route to Malé, Maldives)

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Dream

Length: 109 feet

Last Saved Location: Unavailable

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Quantum Blue

Length: 341 feet

Last Saved Location: Monaco on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Alfa Nero

Length: 267 feet

Last Saved Location: Philipsburg, St. Maarten on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: My sky

Length: 168 feet

Last Saved Location: Unavailable

Checked in: Cayman Islands

Yacht name: Sky

Length: 166 feet

Last Saved Location: Philipsburg, St. Maarten on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Sea & Us

Length: 205 feet

Last Saved Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 1

Checked in: Marshall Islands


Yacht name: Areti I

Length: 128 feet

Last Saved Location: St. Augustine, Florida on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: A

Length: 390 feet

Last Saved Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates on March 1

Checked in: Isle of man

Yacht name: SY A

Length: 469 feet

Last Saved Location: Trieste, Italy on March 1

Checked in: UK


Yacht name: Peaceful

Length: 280 feet

Last Saved Location: Off Puntarenas, Costa Rica on February 16

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Dawn

Length: 243 feet

Last Saved Location: Barcelona, ​​Spain on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Romea

Length: 268 feet

Last Saved Location: Victoria, Seychelles on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Nirvana

Length: 290 feet

Last Saved Location: Male, Maldives on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Palladium

Length: 312 feet

Last Saved Location: Unavailable

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Axiom

Length: 236 feet

Last Saved Location: English Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda on March 1

Checked in: Malta


Yacht name: ocean victory

Length: 459 feet

Last Saved Location: Male, Maldives on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Sanctioned by the EU in 2017; by the United States in 2018; from United Kingdom on February 22, 2022

Yacht name: rahil

Length: 213 feet

Last Saved Location: Istanbul, Turkey November 4, 2021

Checked in: Russia


Yacht name: Anna

Length: 361 feet

Last Saved Location: Five Islands Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: Hermitage

Length: 225 feet

Last Saved Location: Victoria, Seychelles on March 1

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: The big Blue

Length: 354 feet

Last Saved Location: Philipsburg, St. Maarten on March 1

Checked in: Bermuda


Sanctioned by the United States in 2018 and by the EU on February 23, 2022

Yacht name: Mrs Gu

Length: 325 feet

Last Saved Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates on February 28

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Yacht name: cloudbreaker

Length: 246 feet

Last Saved Location: Off Victoria, Seychelles on February 20 (en route to Darrow, Louisiana)

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Deposit Forbes Billionaires in real time on March 1)

Yacht name: The Dacha

Length: 252 feet

Last Saved Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on March 1

Checked in: Russia

Yacht name: YCM 90

Length: 90 feet

Last Saved Location: Unavailable

Checked in: Cayman Islands


Sanctioned by the EU on February 28, 2022

Yacht name: Dilbar

Length: 512 feet

Last Saved Location: Hamburg, Germany January 5

Checked in: Cayman Islands

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