Upload & Sell: On
After my memory cards were stolen in Athens we still had one more day of holiday and I used it to visit the Greek Naval Museum in Piraeus, where they have the reconstruction of an Athenian trireme, a WW2 ex-US Fletcher Class destroyer, and the Great War armoured cruiser (they call it a battlecruiser, but it isn't) George Averoff.
However, there were a couple of other interesting boats visible from the Averoff, and, knowing this group's interest in expensive real estate, I thought you would like to see them.
First is the M/Y Radiant:
The 110 meter “M/Y Radiant” Super Yacht, probably owned by the Al Futtaim family from the United Arab Emirates.
The yacht was originally ordered by Russian Oligarch Boris Berezovsky, who sold the build contract for £ 217.000.000.Before it was finished via Edmiston in 2008, that happened before delivery of the yacht in 2009 from the German ship yard Luerssen.
The sale went to court as Boris Berezovsky refused to pay Edmiston´s agents fee. In court it was revealed that the 110m motor yacht Darius, which was designed by Tim Heywood, was sold for over Euro 240 million, making it the most expensive brokerage sale ever.
Speculation about the ownership of the Cayman island registered yacht in the name of ”Alf Marine International Ltd” are still going on as Abdullah Al Futtaim , could have sold it to the Al-Thani family, who are building a new marina in Marbella.The more the yacht will be in the Malaga-Marbella area, the more likely it is that the Al-Thani family, indeed are the 3rd owner.
Second is the M/Y Al Salamah:
Al Salamah is a motor yacht which was the property of the late Saudi Arabian crown prince, Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. At the time of its construction, it was the third largest motor yacht in the world. In 2009 it was 5th largest in the world but had moved to number 7 in 2011. It is estimated to be worth upwards of $200 million USD. Among the ship's amenities are a cinema, a library, a business center, a fully equipped onboard hospital, two full-time beauticians, a gymnasium, and a spa.