- Workers in the luxury yachting industry described what it’s like to work for an oligarch.
- Dutch craftsman He told the Financial Times, His Russian customers have incredible standards and expensive tastes.
- He added that buyers demand perfection and confidentiality.
Workers helping wealthy Russian clients with orders for luxury yachts described what it’s like to work for them.
In an interview with the Financial Times,an unnamed Dutch craftsman said that the standards of his Russian clients, including the oligarchs, were “unbelievable” and that when working for them, “you have to do things perfectly.”
He added that his job required a lot of secrecy, which meant that if he did some “cool” work, he wouldn’t be able to take a picture of it.
Few are known for expensive tastes, especially when it comes to luxury yachts.
The luxury yacht broker also told the Financial Times that the Russians are “one degree less than the Saudis” in their desire for luxury amenities. Ships’ orders range from saunas, helicopter pads and submarines to rare tropical timbers, exclusive leathers and gold taps, according to FT.
Ships have been a hot topic of discussion recently after Russia invaded Ukraine and Western sanctions targeted the luxury assets of the oligarchs.
Measures aimed at putting pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin resulted in the confiscation of many of these ships. These include The largest mega yacht in the world, which is valued at 735 million dollars It belongs to Alisher Usmanov. It was recently booked by the German authorities.
according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Usmanov’s fortune is $19.2 billion. He owns 49% of USM, a Russia-based investment group that controls Metalloinvest, Russia’s largest iron ore producer, and MegaFon, a Moscow-based telecommunications company, in the port.
Western sanctions have caused the oligarchs to fray, which prompted them to do so Transfer of ownership of their own luxury yacht or sail them away of the countries in which they are likely to be detained.
Other mega yachts belonging to the Russian oligarchs such as Roman Abramovich include notable amenities such as Bulletproof glass and a small submarine capable of diving to a depth of 150 feet.
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