FAST FIVE: The Frozen Russian Superyachts (And Those That Got Away)
The Frozen Russian Superyachts (And Those That Got Away) Reports about the superyachts of sanctioned Russian billionaires being frozen or detained came a dime a dozen in the aftermath of the invasion of Ukraine by the country at the end of February.
After the dust had seemingly settled, another big fish – the $510 Scheherazade – was nabbed by Italian authorities on Friday.
The Scheherazade is now among the floating displays of obscene wealth closely watched over in European harbors and marinas but, as Statista's Katharina Buchholz asks (and answers below), how many of the most valuable superyachts owned by Russian billionaires are still dodging sanctions in more friendly water.
This is according to information by the Russian Asset Tracker and several media reports by Forbes and others.
Putin's rumored yacht, the Scheherazade, was delivered in 2020 and was valued at $700 million then.