Just over 470 ft. long and costing 360 million pounds, Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko docks his mega-yacht at Israel’s northern port of call.
By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV HASHAVUA
The largest-sailing yacht in the world docked Friday morning in the Haifa port, where it will be docked for a few days. The yacht docked close to the pear, near the passenger terminal, where buffers were placed between the boat and the dock because it wasn’t built to hold such massive sea vehicles.
The yacht is more than 470 ft. long, 35 ft. longer than the world’s second largest. It is owned by Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, whose net worth is estimated to be over $13 billion. He bought the yacht for 360 million pounds.
“It is the third mega-yacht that has docked in the Haifa port in the past few months. We’re seeing a growing demand for a mega-yachts dock at the port. We’re looking to make a mega-yacht dock permanent,” The CEO of Haifa Port company said.
Translated from Hebrew by Ariel Whitman.
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