Sail away from everyone: during the pandemic, the super-yacht market has grown by leaps and bounds

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Sail away from everyone: during the pandemic, the super-yacht market has grown by leaps and bounds
Sail away from everyone: during the pandemic, the super-yacht market has grown by leaps and bounds
12 May, 16:13Business
In 2020, when the whole world was experiencing pandemic waves, the richest people on the planet ordered new super-expensive yachts to shipbuilders.

The market for superyacht orders in the first quarter of 2021 has reached an unprecedented scale in history. While the covid crisis impoverished 80% of the world's people, the top 0.1% continued to grow rich at an unprecedented rate. For 2020, the richest people in the world added $ 1.8 trillion. to its cumulative state, - reports the channel Proeconomics.

For example, the new three-masted 127-meter ship of the American billionaire, owner of Amazon Jeff Bezos, will cost $ 500 million. And the superyacht Nord of the Russian metallurgical billionaire Alexei Mordashov, 142 meters long and worth $ 300 million, became the largest one launched in 2020. and one of the largest in the world. The billionaire's new yacht will rank tenth behind the Abu Dhabi royal family's A + yacht.

If we talk about the largest boats of Russians, then in this list Mordashov's vessel will take fourth place - after Eclipse by Roman Abramovich, Dilbar Alisher Usmanov and Sailing Yacht A by Andrey Melnichenko.

So far, according to itBoat, the $ 800 million boat of Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov is in the lead in the list of the most expensive yachts in the world.

The 156-meter yacht was launched in 2016 and has two helipads on board, as well as a 180 cubic meter indoor pool - one of the largest in the history of yachting. In addition, Dilbar is equipped with the most powerful diesel-electric unit ever used on a private boat, and can accelerate to 22.5 knots. So, in May 2019 - a week after the yacht was sighted off the coast of Sardinia - she moored in the Imereti port of Sochi, having covered more than 2,000 nautical miles.

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