If millionaires love to buy mansions on Beverly Hills, billionaires are a league of their own with their private jets and superyachts. Dmitry Rybolovlev is no stranger to this lifestyle. After all, he is one of the world’s richest people with a net worth of $6.8 billion and ranks 242nd on Forbes’ list of billionaires, an elite circle that includes Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Jeff Bezos.
While Dmitry is known as an avid art collector, he also has an impressive list of assets including the $300 million La Belle Epoque penthouse in Monaco where he lives, the $95 million Palm Beach mansion previously owned by President Donald Trump, the $154 million Greek island of Skorpios and the $90 million Airbus A-319 private jet he named Kate after his daughter Ekaterina. Of course, any billionaire won’t be one without a superyacht, in this case two yachts Dmitry both named Anna. Let’s take a closer look:
In 2007, Dmitry Rybolovlev commissioned Feadship to build his first superyacht Anna I in its Aalsmeer shipyard. Michael Leach, a British designer, was in charge of the yacht’s interior and exterior design and De Vooght Naval Architects took care of its naval architecture:
- Anna I is a powerhouse with her twin 2,000hp Caterpillar 3516B engines, a length of 67 meters, beam of 13.19 metres, draught of 3.40 meters and top speeds of 17 knots. The yacht was built using the Lloyds Register classification issued by the Cayman Islands and features a displacement steel hull and aluminum superstructure with teak decks.
- Anna I features a high-end stabilization system that ensures comfort while cruising. It also has anchor stabilizers that work while the yacht is stationary to make sure that guests still enjoy their time onboard even in rough waters.
- Anna I can accommodate up to 12 guests in its 6 staterooms that includes a two-level master suite. The yacht also has 19 crewmembers onboard to run the vessel and take care of its guests.
- Anna I is definitely a luxurious home on the water with its impressive amenities including a gym, tender garage, dip pool, swimming platform, steam room and helipad. It also has a sauna and saloon that converts into a disco perfect for those summer parties. It also has an observation lounge, several al fresco dining spaces and a skylounge that comes with a movie screen.
- Anna I won at the 2008 World Superyacht Awards for Best Displacement Motor Yacht of 1,300GT to 2,999GT.
- Dmitry Rybolovlev put the Anna I on the market last 2017 with an asking price of EUR65 million.
Since putting Anna I up for sale, Dmitry started working with Feadship on another superyacht, this time bigger and better, built at their Makkum shipyard. This project was a milestone for the shipyard as it is Feadship’s largest superyacht to date at 110 meters and will join Oceanco and Jubilee as the largest yacht built in the Netherlands. Of course, Dmitry still named it Anna after his daughter and is impressive with every turn:
- Anna measures 360.89 feet, has a draft of 13.45 feet, beam of 59.06 feet, gross tonnage of 4693 tons and top speeds of 18 knots. She has an aluminum superstructure and displacement steel hull with teak decks. The yacht was designed to meet the Lloyds Register classification society rules.
- Anna still features zero speed stabilizers that was present with Anna I to ensure that its guests stay comfortable while the yacht is stationary even in rough waters.
- Michael Leach was still in charge of its exterior design but collaborated with Dmitry’s New York-based personal decorator Brian McCarthy Inc. decorator for its interiors. The yacht has a distinct architectural curve that links its main deck with the upper deck.
- Anna can accommodate up to 18 guests in 6 well-appointed staterooms and up to 30 crewmembers to ensure a luxurious experience for its guests onboard.
- Anna has an impressive list of amenities that include an elevator, an on-deck Jacuzzi, a barbeque, a swimming pool, a bathing platform, a tender garage and of course, a helipad. It also features a fold-out superyacht beach club, which is rarely seen in a regular yacht.
- Anna was delivered to Dmitry on October 2018 after passing a series of rigorous sea trials in the North Sea. She was valued at $250 million.
Anna is undeniably one of the best additions to Dmitry’s collection of luxurious toys and his new baby will surely make heads turn no matter what part of the world she docks.