Lurssen launch 156M Mega Yacht DILBAR (Project OMAR) for Alisher Usmanov – Russia’s richest man

Saturday, November 14, 2015 saw the German builder LURSSEN launch the imposing 156m mega yacht DILBAR, previously known as Project OMAR, reportedly destined for Alisher Usmanov – Russia’s richest man. The just-launched superyacht DILBAR was captured by DrDuu.

156m mega yacht DILBAR by Lurssen - Photo by DrDuu

156m mega yacht DILBAR by Lurssen – Photo by DrDuu

The fourth largest yacht in the world by length, DILBAR yacht is supposed to be the largest yacht in the world measured by volume. She was built for Usmanov as a replacement for his 110m Lurssen carrying the same name.

Alisher Usmanov - Photo credit to telegraph.co.uk

Alisher Usmanov – Photo credit to telegraph.co.uk

Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov is an Uzbek-born Russian business magnate, born on September 9, 1953. According to January 2015 Forbes website data, the oligarch Usmanov is Russia’s richest man, with a fortune estimated at $14.7 billion, and the world’s 58th richest person.

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko to own the Largest Sailing Yacht ever built

Measuring over 140m (458’) in length over all, giga yacht WHITE PEARL is believed to become the largest sailing yacht in the world, once completed at the German shipyard ADM Kiel. Luxury mega yacht WHITE PEARL is being built for Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko.

Mega yacht WHTE PEARL - Photo credit to Carl Groll - TheYachtPhoto.com

Mega yacht WHTE PEARL – Photo credit to Carl Groll – TheYachtPhoto.com

Construction of the impressive superyacht WHITE PEARL began in 2012, with launch scheduled for July 2016. She features naval architecture by Nobiskrug, and will boast a 100+ metre free standing mast.

Andrey Melnichenko - Image credit to Forbes

Andrey Melnichenko – Image credit to Forbes

Andrey Igorevich Melnichenko, born 8 March 1972 in Gomel, Belarus, is a Russian businessman and billionaire. With an estimated personal wealth of $9.2 billion, he ranked 97th in the Forbes World’s billionaires list in 2015.

Suleiman Kerimov’s Mega Yacht ICE spotted at Lurssen in Germany

Watch the video below, made by ‘DrDuu’, showing the outstanding mega yacht ICE at the Lurssen shipyard in Germany. Owned by Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimow, superyacht ICE was originally launched as AIR in 2005.

Built by Lurssen to a design by Tim Heywood, luxury yacht ICE provides deluxe accommodation to up to 14 guests in 7 magnificent cabins. The vessel also boasts a large swimming pool on the main deck, as well as a popular jacuzzi on the sun deck. In addition, ICE features a helipad, carrying a Eurocopter EC135.

Suleiman Kerimov - Image by Celebfamily

Suleiman Kerimov – Image by Celebfamily

Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov, age 49, is a Russian businessman, investor and politician. Since 2008, Kerimov has represented the Republic of Dagestan in the Federation Council of Russia. He is also knows as “Russia’s Richest Civil Servant”, with an estimated fortune of $7.1 billion as of March 2013.