Magnate yacht Amadea seized in Fiji

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EU put more than 20 people close to Putin on the sanctions list. More and more luxury goods are being confiscated every day.

The EU, the USA and Switzerland have imposed sanctions on a number of Putin’s friends and Russian businessmen. As a result, bank accounts and assets such as yachts or houses in these countries can be confiscated or bank accounts can be frozen. An overview.

Suleiman Kerimov

The 300 million yacht is currently still in the port of Lautoka in Fiji.

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Suleiman Kerimov.

The magnate yacht “Amadea” arrested in Fiji has been handed over to the American authorities after a legal tug of war. The “Amadea” is said to belong to the sanctioned Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov – a confidante of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Because of the initially unclear ownership situation, the luxury yacht, which cost around 300 million euros, had been stranded in Fiji since mid-April after an 18-day trip from Mexico across the Pacific. The 106 meter long yacht, built in Germany, is currently still in the port of Lautoka in the South Pacific state. FBI agents, US Marshals and the US Coast Guard were there to receive the “Amadea”.

Viktor Vekselberg

Value of the

Value of the “Tango”: around 165 million euros.

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Viktor Vekselberg.

Viktor Vekselberg.


Spain has already tied up at least three yachts in connection with EU sanctions against Russian magnates. In a joint action with American officials, the Spanish police searched and confiscated the luxury yacht “Tango” owned by the Russian Viktor Vekselberg on Mallorca. Vekselberg, who is one of the richest people in Russia with assets worth billions, has been on the US sanctions list since 2018 because of his closeness to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The EU has not yet issued any sanctions against the 64-year-old.

Igor Sechin

Value of the

Value of the “Crescent”: 545 million euros.

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Igor Sechin.

In the port of Tarragona, southeast of Barcelona, ​​the 135-meter-long ship “Crescent” belonging to a close confidant of Putin and Rosneft boss Igor Sechin was also arrested. His 88-meter-long yacht “Amore Vero” was confiscated by French customs in the French Mediterranean port of La Ciotat shortly before it left.

Sergei Chemezov

Value of

Value of “Valerie”: 127 million euros.

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Sergei Chemezov.

The yachts confiscated by Spanish authorities include the ship of Sergei Chemezov, head of the Russian state-owned company Rostec, estimated at almost 130 million euros. Chemezov is on the EU sanctions list because of the Russian attack on Ukraine. However, a mailbox company is registered as the owner of the 85-meter-long “Valerie”.

Oleg Deripaska

Value of villa near Hyde Park: unknown.

Value of villa near Hyde Park: unknown.

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Oleg Deripaska.

Officially, the villa of Putin confidante Oleg Deripaska has not yet been confiscated. The Russian multi-millionaire is one of seven Russian magnates put on a sanctions list by Britain, but his property was first occupied by pro-Ukrainian activists. Deripaska is not listed in the UK land register as the owner of the property in the posh Belgravia area near Hyde Park. Instead, a company based in the British Virgin Islands is named as the owner.

Andrei Melnichenko

Value of

Value of “Sailing Yacht A”: 530 million euros.

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Andrei Melnichenko.

Italian authorities detained another Russian billionaire yacht on March 11. Estimated to be worth around 530 million euros, “Sailing Yacht A” is located in the port of Trieste and belongs to the Russian magnate Andrei Melnichenko. The ship is the world’s largest privately owned motor sailer.

Alexei Mordashov

Value of

Value of “Lady M”: 65 million euros.

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Alexei Mordashov.

The luxury yacht “Lady M” of the Russian billionaire Alexei Mordashov was confiscated due to the latest EU sanctions in the Ligurian port of Imperia. According to the Italian authorities, it is worth 65 million euros.

Gennady Timchenko

Value of the

Value of the “Lena”: 50 million euros.

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Gennady Timchenko.

Gennady Timchenko.


Only about thirty kilometers away, the Italian police confiscated the next yacht. In Sanremo, the “Lena” of longtime Putin confidant and billionaire Gennady Timchenko was confiscated. According to the government, the ship is worth 50 million euros.

Alisher Usmanov

Value of the «Dilbar»: 600 million dollars.

Value of the «Dilbar»: 600 million dollars.

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Alisher Usmanov.

The situation surrounding the $600 million yacht owned by Russian magnate Alisher Usmanov is a bit more opaque. According to a media report in Hamburg, the “Dilbar” was confiscated, but the German authorities have not confirmed this. According to the Hamburg Economic Authority, the almost 160-meter-long motor yacht is owned by a Maltese holding company and is being repaired by a Hamburg shipowner.

Oleg Savchenko

Value of Villa Lazzareschi: 3 million euros.

Value of Villa Lazzareschi: 3 million euros.

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Oleg Savchenko.

The confiscated luxury goods also include the Villa Lazzareschi near Lucca in Tuscany. It belongs to the Russian politician Oleg Savchenko and is valued at 3 million euros.

Nikolai Tokarev

Nikolai Tokarev.

The Russian magnate Nikolai Tokarev is also on the EU sanctions list. However, it was not his villa that was confiscated, but that of his daughter Maya Nikolaevna. According to the Croatian authorities, the confiscated property is Villa Karolina on the picturesque island of Lošinj.

Morosow Collection

Value of the Morosow collection: unimaginable.  The sum insured alone is said to be around 2 billion euros.

Value of the Morosow collection: unimaginable. The sum insured alone is said to be around 2 billion euros.

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The famous Morosow collection, which is currently being exhibited in Paris, has not yet been confiscated. However, the confiscation of the Russian state collection is being hotly debated on social media. As the conservative French newspaper “Le Figaro” reports, some are demanding their “seizure”, others even want to sell them by force and use the money to buy weapons for Ukraine. The exhibition’s namesake, Ivan Morosow, was one of the most important collectors of French avant-garde art around 1900.

Roman Abramovich

Value of the

Value of the “Eclipse”: 400 million euros.

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Roman Abramovich.

Roman Abramovich.

key stone

Other than the confiscated yachts, many Russian-owned luxury ships have already left Europe. This also applies to the 162-meter-long “Eclipse” by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich. The 400 million monster is now in St. Martin in the Caribbean.

Wladimir Putin

Value of the

Value of the “Graceful”: 88 million euros.

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Wladimir Putin.

The location of Vladimir Putin’s yacht “Graceful” is also not surprising. Even before the attack on Ukraine, the Russian President had his ship brought back to Russia. Now the port of Kaliningrad is bobbing and remains inaccessible to the western authorities.

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