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Vladimir Putin’s Superyacht Graceful Has A New Name: “Killer Whale”

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Vladimir Putin's yacht Kosatka, formerly named Graceful, off the coast of Estonia on September 25.

The Russian president’s superyacht was spotted off the coast of Estonia, escorted by a Russian Coast Guard vessel.

Vladimir Putin’s second-largest superyacht is on the move. More than seven months after hastily departing Germany for the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, the Russian president’s $119 million, 267-foot Graceful was spotted off the coast of Estonia—with a new name.

Photos seen by Forbes that were taken on September 25 by Carl Groll, a contributing photographer for TheYachtPhoto.com, reveal that Graceful has a new name: Kosatka , Russian for “killer whale.” Forbes, which was tipped off by TheYachtPhoto.com’s managing director and longtime yacht watcher Peter Seyfferth, compared photos of Graceful available on yacht industry websites with the photo of Kosatka that appear to confirm the match.

The yacht was traveling northbound in the Baltic sea to the west of the Estonian island of Saaremaa; the pictures show it being escorted by an armed Russian Coast Guard vessel, possibly en route to St. Petersburg. It’s unclear when Graceful changed its name to Kosatka or when it departed Kaliningrad, a Russian territory sandwiched between Lithuania and Poland: the yacht’s transponder has been turned off since at least August 30, according to ship tracking service MarineTraffic, when it was still in Kaliningrad. A spokesperson for the Russian government did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Kosatka —then named Graceful —departed the German port of Hamburg on February 7, seventeen days before Russian troops invaded Ukraine. It left for Russia after a five-month refit at the shipyards of Blohm+Voss, the company that built the yacht in 2014. The U.S. Treasury Department sanctioned Graceful —along with three other yachts linked to Putin—on June 2.

Kosatka moored at the port of Sochi, Russia in July 2015, when it was still named Graceful and before its refit in 2022.

Registered in Russia, Kosatka features an indoor swimming pool that turns into a theater and a dance floor, a helipad and suites for up to 12 guests. The ship also boasts pool towel storage cabinets that double as vodka bars and an owner's suite with a wine cave that can store up to 400 bottles; the yacht was delivered to "her closely-collaborating owner" in 2014, according to Lürssen, which owns Blohm+Voss.

According to a BBC News investigation published in March, the yacht is currently owned by Moscow-based JSC Argument, which the U.S. Treasury sanctioned along with its sole shareholder, Andrei Gasilov, on June 2. The BBC investigation found that JSC Argument had in the past agreed to a loan from one of the management companies involved in the construction of "Putin's Palace,” an opulent, 190,000-square-foot estate near the resort town of Gelendzhik on the Black Sea coast. JSC Argument did not respond to phone calls for comment from the BBC.

According to yacht valuation experts VesselsValue and reporting from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Graceful was previously owned by British Virgin Islands-based Olneil Assets Corp. The U.S. Treasury sanctioned a company in the Cayman Islands with a similar name—O’Neill Assets Corporation—on June 2, for "having materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, Vladimir Putin."

Besides Kosatka , Putin has been linked to at least five more yachts: the $507 million, 459-foot Scheherazade , which is technically owned by oil & gas billionaire Eduard Khudainatov but is believed to be held on behalf of Putin ; the $22 million, 187-foot Olympia ; the $18 million, 177-foot Chayka , which means “seagull” in Russian; the $17 million, 151-foot Shellest; and the 105-foot Nega. Olympia and Kosatka , then named Graceful , were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury on June 2 as “blocked property in which President Vladimir Putin has an interest” while Shellest and Nega were targeted as “two additional yachts linked to Putin.” Altogether, Putin’s fleet of yachts is worth at least $680 million, according to VesselsValue.

Except for Scheherazade , which was frozen by Italian authorities in the port of Marina di Carrara on May 6 and recently re-registered to Malaysia, and Olympia , which is registered in the Cayman Islands, the other yachts are all registered in Russia. All of the other yachts, except for Scheherazade , also appear to be in Russia now: Olympia was last tracked in Lake Ladoga, near St. Petersburg, on July 31, 2021; Chayka was last tracked in the Black Sea port of Sochi on March 29, 2021; Shellest was last tracked off the coast of Gelendzhik on September 13; and Nega was last tracked in Lake Ladoga on August 14.

The links between the six yachts and the leader of the Kremlin are complex. According to the U.S. Justice Department, Eduard Khudainatov— a former CEO of Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft and a longtime associate of Igor Sechin, Rosneft’s current boss and Putin’s right-hand man —acted as a “clean, unsanctioned straw owner” for Scheherazade , owning it through Marshall Islands-based Bielor Assets Ltd. A spokesperson for Khudainatov did not respond to a request for comment regarding Scheherazade when Forbes reached out in June.

Olympia is owned by Cayman Islands-based Ironstone Marine Investments, which was sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury on June 2. According to the U.S. Treasury, Shellest and Nega are owned by the Russia-based Non-Profit Partnership Revival of Maritime Traditions and its subsidiary LLC Gelios; both entities were sanctioned on June 2. Putin’s ties to Chayka are clearer: the yacht is owned directly by the Russian government, according to VesselsValue.

An investigation by OCCRP published in June shed light on the murky relationship between Putin and his yachts. The firms that own Shellest and Nega are tied to "LLCInvest," a network of interconnected companies and nonprofits that holds a collective $4.5 billion in assets, including Putin's palatial complex on the Black Sea. The group is also linked to another yacht, the $9 million, 121-foot Aldoga , owned by a firm held by Svetlana Krivonogikh, rumored to be the mother of one of Putin's daughters.

The investigation also revealed how Putin appears to use the yachts: Shellest makes frequent trips between Gelendzhik—the site of “Putin’s Palace”—and Sochi, while Nega travels between several homes owned by LLCInvest companies, including a villa known as the “Fisherman’s Hut” on Lake Ladoga and Villa Sellgren, a mansion on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. OCCRP reached out to more than 100 LLC Invest email addresses and made phone calls to five representatives of LLC Invest companies for comment; none of the emails received replies to the questions and four of the people called did not respond, while a fifth claimed he did not know who owned the companies.

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82m superyacht Graceful spotted leaving Blohm & Voss shipyard

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The 82 metre superyacht Graceful has been spotted leaving Hamburg after a five-month refit at her home shipyard Blohm & Voss .

Graceful arrived in Germany in September 2021 and has now emerged with a number of modifications, including the addition of two forward balconies and a significant extension to the swimming platform.

The yacht was first commissioned in 2005 and began her life at the Russian Sevmash shipyard on the coast of the White Sea. She was eventually finished off at Blohm & Voss and launched in 2014 after the build was delayed when the hull fell from a transport vessel on her way to Germany.

Constructed in steel and aluminium to a design by H2 Yacht Design, the tri-deck superyacht can accommodate up to 12 guests and 14 crew. Interior spaces are finished in a variety of textures; tooled leather, tapestry walls, marquetry, marble, stainless steel, ebony and untreated teak are melded together for a lavish feel on board.

A key element on board is the indoor pool, measuring 15 metres long and three metres wide and occupying the space normally assigned to a saloon and dining area. The multi-function area can also be transformed into a theatre, with a drop-down screen and projector, as well as a party space –  the bottom of the pool rises to become a dance floor, with glass panels that change colour while the cabinets for pool towel storage are transformed into Vodka bars.

The rest of the main deck features a formal dining room, a saloon with a white Steinway piano, a luxurious tearoom and an al fresco dining area.

Other highlights on board Graceful include a helideck equipped for an EC135 chopper, a gym, cocktail bar, and a spa pool alongside another two plunge pools for hot or cold dips. A large library on the upper deck hosts an owner’s office while the owner’s suite is accessed via a corridor with a wine cave capable of carrying 400 bottles.

As a yacht that spends much of its time cruising in cooler climes, Graceful also has two gel-burning fireplaces to create a cosy atmosphere on board.

Graceful has now departed Germany via the Kiel Canal.

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Satellite image shows super yacht linked to Putin out of reach of sanctions

By Catherine Herridge , Michael Kaplan, Andrew Bast, Jessica Kegu

March 3, 2022 / 7:30 AM EST / CBS News

As Europe and the U.S. bear down with a raft of aggressive sanctions targeting Russian President Vladimir Putin, the super yacht he is believed to own has found safe harbor in a highly militarized port in Russian territorial waters. In new satellite imagery obtained by CBS News, the yacht can be seen docked in a port in Kaliningrad, near Russia's nuclear weapons operations. 

Experts say Putin's luxury vessel has become a symbol not only of his vast hidden wealth, but also of how challenging that money has been to find. 

"He's a KGB agent, so he's crafty. He knows how to hide when he needs to," said John Smith, former director of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, which administers and enforces all foreign sanctions.

Putin's purported yacht "Graceful" docked in Kaliningrad, Russia

Data from MarineTraffic, a global intelligence group, shows Putin's alleged yacht, the Graceful, left Germany two weeks before the invasion of Ukraine . 

Putin's government salary is said to be about $140,000, but that doesn't begin to explain the mansions, million-dollar watch collection and over-the-top yacht. 

"It would be fair to say he's among the richest men in the world," Smith said. 

Though he sells himself as a man of the people, his wealth is estimated to be more than $100 billion. 

Putin's critics allege he also has a cliffside palace that includes an amphitheater and a personal tunnel to the beach that doubles as a security bunker. 

Palace in Gelendzhik, Russia

"Of course, he doesn't acknowledge it as being his own," Smith said. "It doesn't fit with the public persona that he's trying to create to actually acknowledge it." 

Putin relies on his oligarch friends to shield his fortune from sanctions, Smith said. 

"So if he asked them to do something, they do it in terms of hiding assets, squirreling them in different parts of the globe, they will do what he needs," he said. 

Those who have tried to expose Putin's fortune have done so at great personal risk. 

Putin critic Boris Nemtsov was assassinated on a bridge in the shadow of the Kremlin in 2015. Sergei Magnitsky died in 2009 under questionable circumstances in prison after he exposed $230 million in fraud by Putin's friends. Putin publicly condemned Nemtsov's murder and claimed Magnitsky died of a heart attack.  

His most recent No. 1 critic, Alexei Navalny , who helped expose Putin's lavish palace, emerged as a political rival and found himself repeatedly jailed. He nearly died after being poisoned two years ago, though Putin has denied responsibility for the poisoning. 

"Putin's wealth is one of the most dangerous topics," said Russian journalist Roman Badanin, who spent two decades investigating Putin's financial web. 

Badanin said Russian authorities sought to intimidate and silence his reporting team. Six months ago, he reached his breaking point. 

"I fled the country. My apartment was searched twice. I have like three criminal charges against me back in Russia," he said. 

In his State of the Union address, President Biden said the U.S. and its allies are waging economic war on Putin and Russian oligarchs. 

"We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments and your private jets," Biden said. 

On Wednesday, the Justice Department announced the formation of a new task force that would target Russian oligarchs. 

"Russia is not a transparent economy," Smith said. "The U.S. and our allies have decent information on some of [Putin's] assets, I think a lot will remain a mystery for a long time in the future." 

The biggest financial hit for Putin would be sanctions on the energy sector, which Smith says the Russian president has used to build up his wealth for years. So far, Washington and the Europeans have been hesitant to do that. 

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The amazing yacht with exploration capabilities was built by Sevmash and later Blohm and Voss, with interior and exterior design from H2 Yacht Design.

She was delivered to her Russian owner in 2014 and has been the epitome of luxury since.

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The interior of the GRACEFUL yacht was designed by H2 Yacht Design and features an interior with many luxurious amenities.

The yacht features 12 guest cabins with one master, two VIP suites, three doubles, and 2 Pullman berths.

There is accommodation for 25 crew members on board. She features interior design elements such as tooled leather, marble, stainless steel, ebony, and untreated track.

The generous 15m x 3m indoor pool is the perfect space for guests to relax.

It is a key feature of the yacht as it replaces the area where a dining room and salon would normally be placed.

The yacht also features a rising dance floor covering the indoor pool with panels and creating the perfect party area with changing color glass panels.

The rest of the main deck has a formal dining room, saloon, Steinway piano, tearoom, and al fresco dining.

The helideck is equipped with an EC135 chopper. There is also a gym, a cocktail bar, and a spa pool with two plunge pools.

There is also a wine cave in the corridor leading to the owner’s suite with storage space for 400 bottles.

The yacht spends a lot of time cruising in cooler climates and features two gel fireplaces. There is a large swim deck for jumping into the water.

The GRACEFUL yacht exterior was also designed by H2 Yacht Design and built by the Russian shipyard Sevmash.

Sevmash is the largest shipbuilder in Russia and is primarily known for building nuclear submarines for the Russian Navy.

The completed hull was towed to Germany for completion in 2010, but an accident occurred. In a heavy storm, she tore away from the tug and ran ashore in Vesterålen in Northern Norway. The hull required rewards and was completed at Blohm and Voss in Germany.

Her hull is made from steel, and she has a white aluminum superstructure.

She was refit in 2021 by Blohm and Voss. Two balconies were added, and her engines were overhauled.

GRACEFUL is a twin-screw displacement yacht with flared bow and transom stern. GRACEFUL is the sister ship to BALTIKA, which is now named VICTORIA.

Sevmash also built BALTIKA, which was transported to Italy in 2014 to be completed.

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The GRACEFUL yacht is an 81.5m yacht with a 3.75m draft and a 13.9m beam. Her two MTU engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 17 knots. She has a range of 6000 nautical miles and a gross tonnage of 2500GT.

According to Lloyd’s Register Society Rules, she was built for worldwide cruises in ice waters with a transatlantic range. GRACEFUL has a running cost of $5 – $10 million.

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The Shellest, center, a yacht the U.S. Treasury Department says is linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin

The White House announced a new round of sanctions Thursday against Russia over its assault on Ukraine , which include targeting four yachts linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Treasury Department said Putin has taken numerous trips on two of the yachts, the Russia-flagged Graceful and the Cayman Islands-flagged Olympia, "including a 2021 trip in the Black Sea where he was joined by Alyaksandr Lukashenka, the OFAC-designated corrupt ruler of Belarus, who has supported Russia’s war against Ukraine." (OFAC is the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.) 

The Treasury Department also identified two other yachts it said are linked to Putin — the Shellest and the Nega. "Shellest periodically travels to the coast where President Putin’s infamous Black Sea Palace is located, and President Putin uses Nega for travel in Russia’s North," the agency said in a news release.

The U.S. first sanctioned Putin in February. Some experts have  estimated  that his net worth is in the tens of billions; he has buried his wealth behind numerous shell companies, making it  difficult  to locate and freeze his assets. The Treasury Department said Thursday that the Olympia and the Graceful are owned by a company owned by the Russian government, while the Shellest and the Nega are owned by a Russian company.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the new sanctions were designed "to degrade the networks allowing Russia’s elites, including President Putin, to anonymously make use of luxury assets around the globe."

As part of the effort, the U.S. sanctioned Imperial Yachts SARL, a yacht brokerage it said is aligned with the Kremlin and provides "yacht-related services to Russia’s elites, including those in President Putin’s inner circle."

"When not in use by their owners, superyachts can be offered for charter through businesses such as Imperial Yachts, generating income for the owners, who are in some cases Russia’s oligarchs," the Treasury Department said.

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In a statement Thursday, Imperial Yachts called the accusations "false" and said it "will pursue all available legal remedies to resolve this matter promptly."

"We are not involved in our clients’ financial affairs,” the company said.

The Treasury Department took aim at Putin allies, as well, including business leaders and government officials. Sergei Pavlovich Roldugin , whom the Treasury Department identified as a close friend of Putin's who helps manage his offshore wealth, was sanctioned, as was Yury Slyusar, the president of a state-owned company that is a major aircraft supplier for the Russian military.

The sanctions also targeted yachts and luxury aircraft belonging to other oligarchs, including a yacht called the Sea Rhapsody and a jet that have been linked to Andrei Kostin , the previously sanctioned head of Russia's VTB Bank.

Andrei Vladimirovich Skoch, a billionaire member of the Russian Duma who was also previously sanctioned , has been linked to a Cayman Islands-flagged yacht called the Madame Gu, a helicopter housed on the yacht and a private plane. The Treasury Department said that the 324-foot Madame Gu is valued at $156 million and that it "includes an elevator, beach club, gym, and requires significant maintenance and repair, including approximately $1 million for painting annually."

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As European authorities go after the luxury assets of oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin, a superyacht cloaked in secrecy has come under investigation.

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From Germany’s North Sea ports to the French Riviera, open season has been declared on superyachts. Across Europe, authorities are hunting down luxury vessels tied to Russian oligarchs in the effort to inflict pain on President Vladimir V. Putin’s allies.

In Marina di Carrara, a small Italian town on the Tuscan coast, one of the world’s biggest, newest and most expensive superyachts — called the Scheherazade — is under scrutiny by the Italian police. Almost as long as a U.S. guided-missile destroyer, it dominates the waterfront.

The yacht, estimated by the website SuperYachtFan to cost about $700 million, has two helicopter decks and is studded with satellite domes. Inside, photos supplied by a former crew member show, is a swimming pool with a retractable cover that converts to a dance floor. Then there’s the fully equipped gym and the gold-plated fixtures in the bathrooms.

In the rarefied world of the biggest superyachts ( only 14 that are at least 140 meters, or 459 feet long), the Scheherazade is alone in that no likely owner has been publicly identified. That has spurred speculation that it could be a Middle Eastern billionaire or a superconnected Russian — even Mr. Putin.

The ship’s captain, Guy Bennett-Pearce, a British national, denied that Mr. Putin owned or had ever been on the yacht. “I have never seen him. I have never met him,” he said. He added, in a phone interview from the yacht, that its owner was not on any sanctions list. He did not rule out that the person could be Russian, but declined to say more about the owner’s identity, citing a “watertight nondisclosure agreement.”

Captain Bennett-Pearce said that Italian investigators had come aboard on Friday and examined some of the ship’s certification documents. “They are looking hard. They are looking at every aspect,” he said. “This isn’t the local coppers coming down, these are men in dark suits.” A person familiar with the matter, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss it, confirmed that the Italian financial police had opened an inquiry.

On Monday night, Captain Bennett-Pearce said he had “no choice” but to hand over documents revealing the owner’s identity to the Italian authorities. He said he would do so on Tuesday and had been told they would be handled with “confidentiality.”

“I have no doubt in my mind whatsoever that this will clear the vessel of all negative rumors and speculations,” he wrote in a message to a New York Times reporter.

The mystery about the ship’s owner arose because — even for the hyper-confidential world of superyachting — there is an unusual degree of secrecy surrounding this vessel. Not only do contractors and crew members sign nondisclosure agreements, as on many superyachts, but the ship also has a cover to hide its name plate. And when it first arrived at the port, workers erected a tall metallic barrier on the pier to partly obscure the yacht from onlookers. Some locals remarked that they had never seen anything like it for other boats.

In his State of the Union address last week, President Biden announced a Justice Department task force to go after oligarchs close to Mr. Putin and facing sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Sanctions have been imposed against hundreds of people, and the list keeps growing.

Last week, French authorities seized the yacht Amore Vero near Marseille as it was preparing to depart, claiming it was owned by a man on that list: Igor Sechin, the head of the Russian state-owned oil company Rosneft. In Italy, police in Sanremo impounded Lena, a yacht belonging to Gennady Timchenko, a Putin friend who controls an oil exporting company. In nearby Imperia, police also impounded the Lady M, a yacht belonging to Alexei Mordashov, Russia’s richest man. The fate of the Dilbar, one of the world’s biggest yachts that the United States says belongs to the oligarch Alisher Usmanov, is unclear. It is in Hamburg, and German officials said the vessel could not leave without an export waiver, Bloomberg News reported .

Some of the biggest superyachts are owned by Russians who are not on the sanctions list. The world’s second-largest, Eclipse, which has a missile defense system and a mini submarine, is owned by Roman Abramovich, the billionaire who is selling his ownership stake in the British soccer club Chelsea. Andrey Melnichenko, a billionaire coal baron, owns Sailing Yacht A.

Determining the ownership of assets that the wealthy want to keep hidden is difficult, especially without a warrant, because they are often zealously guarded by private bankers and lawyers and tucked away in opaque shell companies in offshore secrecy havens. The Scheherazade is flagged in the Cayman Islands and its owner, Bielor Assets Ltd. , is registered in the Marshall Islands. The yacht’s management company, which Captain Bennett-Pearce says is also registered in the Cayman Islands, works from the ship and uses his rental villa in nearby Lucca as its address.

One trade website, which bills itself as “the global authority in superyachting,” claims that the vessel’s owner is “known to be a Middle Eastern billionaire.” The Scheherazade shares a name with the female storyteller in “The Arabian Nights,” and it made one brief foray into the Red Sea in September 2020, calling at the Egyptian port of Hurghada. But mostly it stays in Marina di Carrara, where it has been moored since last September.

Locals have their own theory about the ship’s ownership. Some have heard people onboard speaking Russian. And Scheherazade is also the title of a symphonic work by the Russian composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.

“Everybody calls it Putin’s yacht, but nobody knows whose it is,” said Ernesto Rossi, a retired clerk who was taking a walk along the marina’s promenade on Friday. “It’s a rumor that’s been going around for months.”

In Italy, the phrase “Putin’s yacht” has become shorthand for a mysterious and ultra-luxurious ship. It’s also a joke among the dozens of crew members, Captain Bennett-Pearce said. “I’ve heard the same rumors.”

Another, smaller vessel, the Graceful, has long been tied to the Russian president and is known as “Putin’s yacht.” It was tracked leaving Germany for the Russian port of Kaliningrad just weeks before the invasion of Ukraine. (U.S. government officials point out that Mr. Putin owns little outright; many of the luxurious homes or ships he uses are owned by oligarchs.)

Mr. Putin appears to have a penchant for big pleasure boats. During his time as Russia’s leader, he’s been photographed on yachts from Russia’s northern reaches to the Black Sea in the south. Last May, he and Alexander Lukashenko, the president of Belarus, took a cruise on a yacht at the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.

The Scheherazade’s builder, Lurssen Group, whose website promises customers “complete confidentiality,” declined to comment about its ownership. Until June 2020, when the completed ship left the pier in Bremen, Germany, it had the code name “Lightning.” The same company built the even bigger superyacht the Dilbar. A similar gigantic yacht, code-named “Luminance,” is now being built at Lurssen, scheduled to be completed next year.

“Of course, all orders and projects of the Lurssen Group and its subsidiaries are treated in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations,” said Oliver Grun, a company spokesman.

About 70 percent of the Scheherazade’s crew is Russian, Captain Bennett-Pearce said. And during each of the past two summers, it has sailed to Sochi, the last time in early July 2021, according to MarineTraffic, a top maritime analytics provider. The ship’s construction was managed by Imperial Yachts, a company in Monaco that, Reuters reported , manages the Amore Vero, Mr. Sechin’s seized yacht. Nick Flashman, who oversees construction of large vessels at Imperial Yachts, declined to comment.

One former crew member, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the nondisclosure agreement, said that shipmates called it “Putin’s yacht.” The person said the ship was manned by an international crew during “boss off” times; when it was “boss on,” the crew was replaced by an all-Russian staff. In the weeks before the Scheherazade’s 2020 trip to the Black Sea, the foreign crew was dismissed, the person said.

The former crew member supplied photos of rosters of both international and Russian crew members. The Times reached out, via social media, phone or email, to at least 17 of them. Few responded.

One of the Russians said only that he had worked on the Scheherazade, citing a nondisclosure agreement. Another person said it would be dangerous to talk. One man denied serving on the vessel; another said he hadn’t worked at sea in 25 years.

Captain Bennett-Pearce said “categorically there is not a European crew that comes on and a Russian crew that comes on.” Many of the ship’s senior officers are from Britain, New Zealand and Spain. Many international crew members were dismissed in 2020, replaced by Russians who didn’t demand the high salaries and benefits that their predecessors had, the captain said. “It came down to economics,” he said.

Given the antipathy that people outside of Russia have toward Mr. Putin, if the Russian president really were the owner or principal user of the yacht, keeping non-Russian senior crew members like him on staff would make no sense, Captain Bennett-Pearce said.

“If there’s a European crew onboard it’s the biggest smoke and mirror and the biggest risk I’ve ever heard of,” he said.

Reporting was contributed by Dmitriy Khavin , Christoph Koettl , Julian E. Barnes , Jason Horowitz , Rebecca R. Ruiz and Eric Schmitt .

Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article referred imprecisely to the new task force announced by President Biden in his State of the Union address. He announced a Justice Department task force to pursue and seize the assets of oligarchs associated with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, not a joint task force with partners in Europe, which was previously announced.

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Graceful measures 82.00 feet in length, with a max draft of 3.75 feet and a beam of 13.90 feet. She has a gross tonnage of 1,100 tonnes.

Graceful has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure.

H2 Yacht Design was established in 1994 specialising in the interior design and exterior styling of superyachts. The director Jonny Horsfield and senior consultants have between them over 30 years experience in the yacht industry during which time they have been involved in over 100 superyacht projects.

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  • It is speculated Graceful made an abrupt exit to avoid Western sanctions if Russia invaded Ukraine.
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A yacht named Graceful and said to belong to Russian President Vladimir Putin left port in Hamburg abruptly before finishing repairs, according to reports from German media.

It is unclear what prompted the move, but the $100 million yacht's relocation from German waters to Kaliningrad, part of Russian territory, came amid fears the West would impose sanctions if Russia invaded Ukraine.

While Moscow has continuously denied any plans to invade its neighbor, it has gathered over 100,000 troops at positions all around Ukraine and has even sent six assault ships into the Black Sea, moving more combat power toward the former Soviet territory. 

The US and UK have warned of sanctions on Russian elites , and President Joe Biden has threatened to sanction Putin personally should Russia decide to attack Ukraine. He has also deployed troops to Eastern Europe to support NATO members and has put thousands of US troops on "heightened alert" as tensions rise.

Some have speculated that sanctions could target certain luxury assets. Graceful was spotted on a public maritime-traffic-tracking site sailing for Kaliningrad.

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Graceful arrived last year in Hamburg, where the superyacht has been receiving several modifications, including two forward balconies and an extension to the swimming platform, Boat International reported.

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It was built by the German shipbuilding company Blohm and Voss and officially launched in 2014. Designed by H2 Yacht Design, Graceful is classified as a tri-deck superyacht, according to Boat International.

The luxury yacht is 270 feet long and equipped with a gym, a saloon featuring a white Steinway piano, a spa, a library, and a 49-foot indoor pool that can be converted into a dance floor. The vessel is meant to accommodate up to 12 guests and 14 crew.

Jonny Horsfield, H2's founder, told Boat International in 2015 that Graceful was meant to be a timeless yacht. 

"The owner is a very confident person," Horsfield told the outlet without mentioning Putin directly. "He knows what he likes and he's not a slave to trends."

The Russian president's net worth is unknown, but it has been speculated that Putin is worth as much as $200 billion, if not more, Fortune previously reported . Documents leaked last year suggested that Putin had secret assets abroad.

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On board Putin's £73million superyacht: 270ft-vessel with a helipad and a swimming pool that turns into a dancefloor sailed out of German shipyard ahead of possible sanctions if Russia invades Ukraine

  • Vladimir Putin's superyacht, Graceful, was pictured with stunning interiors created by H2 Yacht Design
  • The pleasure craft boasts a spiral staircase, a swimming pool which can turn into a dancefloor and a helipad  
  • Earlier this week it was said to be 'fleeing' a German shipyard amid mounting sanction threats over Ukraine 

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Published: 13:20 EDT, 12 February 2022 | Updated: 03:37 EDT, 13 February 2022

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Vladimir Putin 's superyacht has been pictured in all its glory, featuring the stunning finely furnished interiors, a spiral staircase and a swimming pool after being spotted 'fleeing' from a shipyard in Germany  earlier this week, sparking speculation that it was trying to avoid being impounded by tough sanctions that would be imposed if Moscow invaded Ukraine .

The £73.2 million pleasure craft, named Graceful, was originally built by Sevmash in Russia - with interiors and exteriors envisioned by H2 Yacht Design - was moved to Germany for modifications. 

The interiors include glossy sleek surfaces, soft cushioned sofas and deck chairs, and a posh white marble-styled bathroom. 

What appears to be an office room contains multitudes of shelves for books and a desk fronted with a stunning painting of a sailing boat. 

Exercise equipment can also be seen out on the deck, which is also lined with lounge-style seating and barstools. 

Vladimir Putin's superyacht has been pictured in all its glory, featuring the stunning finely furnished interiors, a spiral staircase and a swimming pool after being spotted 'fleeing' from a shipyard in Germany earlier this week

Vladimir Putin's superyacht has been pictured in all its glory, featuring the stunning finely furnished interiors, a spiral staircase and a swimming pool after being spotted 'fleeing' from a shipyard in Germany earlier this week

The superyacht features a indoor pool that can be transformed into a dance floor as well as a helipad, reported superyacht magazine Boote Exclusiv.

The superyacht features a indoor pool that can be transformed into a dance floor as well as a helipad, reported superyacht magazine Boote Exclusiv.

The £73.2 million pleasure craft, named Graceful, was originally built by Sevmash in Russia was moved to Germany for modifications

The £73.2 million pleasure craft, named Graceful, was originally built by Sevmash in Russia was moved to Germany for modifications

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But reports from German newspaper Bild  suggest the superyacht escaped before repairs, which it said had been going on for months and included two new balconies, could be finished.  

It added Putin's 270ft vessel was 'fleeing' Germany amid the Ukraine crisis, with the newspaper claiming that the move 'was obviously an escape for fear of being arrested'. 

They referenced UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, who has threatened to introduce tough sanctions and told Putin and his allies they will 'have nowhere to hide' if Russia invades Kiev. 

Putin's vessel had been at the Blohm+Voss shipyard since 2021 to be cleaned and refurbished, with two new large balconies being fitted, reported German newspaper Kieler Nachrichten.

The newspaper published a photograph showing Graceful docked alongside the German Navy Corvette Emden at the shipyard before it set sail.

The superyacht features a indoor pool that can be transformed into a dance floor as well as a helipad, reported superyacht magazine Boote Exclusiv. 

The Russian President's yacht set sail from the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg on Monday and had arrived in the Russian enclave Kaliningrad by midday on Wednesday, according to the ship tracking website Marine Traffic .

The £73.2 million pleasure craft, named Graceful, was originally built by Sevmash in Russia was moved to Germany for modifications

Putin's vessel had been at the Blohm+Voss shipyard since 2021 to be cleaned and refurbished, with two new large balconies being fitted, reported German newspaper Kieler Nachrichten

The £73.2 million yacht, called 'Graceful', was seen sailing through the Kiel Canal a few hours after leaving the Port of Hamburg before heading out to the Baltic Sea. 

Ukrainian paper DialogUA  reported the yacht left the port in a haste, and had already passed the canal 13 hours after the news came out.

The decision to move Graceful towards Russia comes as tensions continue to escalate between the West and Moscow over Ukraine. 

It was today reported that Russia is planning to invade Ukraine on Wednesday, according to a credible intelligence report, as US President Joe Biden urgently arranged a telephone call with Vladimir Putin in a bid to prevent war.

According to German newspaper Der Spiegel, the US Secret Service, CIA and the Pentagon are said to have received intel of an 'exceptionally detailed' invasion plan, scheduled for February 16.

The plans were passed on to Biden's government and discussed in a series of secret briefings with NATO allies.

They are said to contain specific routes that might be taken by individual Russian units and detail what roles they might play in the conflict. Der Speigel suggests the US is mulling whether to make the plans public in a bid to undermine them.

But the West's fears of a war were today branded 'alarmist' and a symptom of American 'hysteria.'

Kieler Nachrichten published a photograph showing Graceful docked alongside the German Navy Corvette Emden at the shipyard before it set sail

Kieler Nachrichten published a photograph showing Graceful docked alongside the German Navy Corvette Emden at the shipyard before it set sail

The Russian President's yacht set sail from the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg on Monday and had arrived in the Russian enclave Kaliningrad by midday on Wednesday, according to the ship tracking website Marine Traffic

The Russian President's yacht set sail from the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg on Monday and had arrived in the Russian enclave Kaliningrad by midday on Wednesday, according to the ship tracking website Marine Traffic 

The stunning interiors of Putin's superyacht, called Grateful, which earlier this week was reported to be 'fleeing' a German shipyard ahead of possible sanctions

The stunning interiors of Putin's superyacht, called Grateful, which earlier this week was reported to be 'fleeing' a German shipyard ahead of possible sanctions 

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Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on Telegram: 'The White House's hysteria is more revealing than ever. The Anglo-Saxons need a war. At all cost.

'The provocations, disinformation and the threats are their favourite method for resolving their own problems.'

The White House confirmed that Biden and Putin would discuss the crisis by phone today - just hours after thousands of Brits and Americans were warned to get out of Ukraine while they still can, as tensions reached boiling point.

The warning came amid fears that Putin could launch an 'aerial bombardment' of Kiev, risking a high civilian death toll.

Several other countries have now told their citizens to leave the country, including Belgium, who on Saturday warned there would be 'no guarantee of evacuation' following a 'sudden deterioration', as 'communication links including internet and telephone lines could be seriously affected' and air travel hampered.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken today warned that the crisis had reached a 'pivotal moment', adding that there continues to be 'very troubling signs of Russian escalation', including new forces arriving around Ukraine's borders.

Washington and its NATO allies have said they will not send troops to protect Ukraine from a Russian attack, but would send arms to help Ukrainians defend themselves and respond with financial sanctions against Moscow. 

A spiral staircase wraps around a lift in Putin's superyacht, which was seen sailing away from a German shipyard on Monday following escalating tensions over Ukraine

A spiral staircase wraps around a lift in Putin's superyacht, which was seen sailing away from a German shipyard on Monday following escalating tensions over Ukraine

But reports from German newspaper Bild suggest the superyacht escaped before repairs, which it said had been going on for months and included two new balconies, could be finished

But reports from German newspaper Bild suggest the superyacht escaped before repairs, which it said had been going on for months and included two new balconies, could be finished

The yacht, with interior and exterior design by H2 Yacht Design, was originally built by Sevmash in Russia and later moved to Germany for modifications

The yacht, with interior and exterior design by H2 Yacht Design, was originally built by Sevmash in Russia and later moved to Germany for modifications

But financial insiders fear that Putin may strike first and target European and US banks with a coordinated cyber attack to inflict economic chaos worldwide.     

The European Central Bank has already told banks to conduct cyber war games to test their ability to fend off a potential attack, with financial regulators on high alert for a new strike. 

The ECB, led by former French minister Christine Lagarde and which has oversight of Europe's biggest lenders, has diverted its attention from regular scams to cyber attacks launched from Russia, an insider revealed.

They added security chiefs have told European and US banks to shore up their defences in preparation for a potential hack. 

The New York Department of Financial Services also issued an alert to financial institutions in late January warning of cyber attacks, according to Thomson Reuters' Regulatory Intelligence. 

The decision to move Graceful towards Russia comes as tensions continue to escalate as it was today reported that Russia is planning to invade Ukraine on Wednesday, according to a credible intelligence report

The decision to move Graceful towards Russia comes as tensions continue to escalate as it was today reported that Russia is planning to invade Ukraine on Wednesday, according to a credible intelligence report

Gym gear out on Putin's superyacht, Graceful, which was this week spotted reportedly 'fleeing' from a German port as tensions between over Ukraine continue to mount in the West

Gym gear out on Putin's superyacht, Graceful, which was this week spotted reportedly 'fleeing' from a German port as tensions between over Ukraine continue to mount in the West 

A spiral staircase in Putin's yacht, Graceful. The Russian president's 270ft vessel was said to be 'fleeing' Germany earlier this week amid the Ukraine crisis, with German newspaper Bild saying the move 'was obviously an escape for fear of being arrested'

A spiral staircase in Putin's yacht, Graceful. The Russian president's 270ft vessel was said to be 'fleeing' Germany earlier this week amid the Ukraine crisis, with German newspaper Bild saying the move 'was obviously an escape for fear of being arrested'

Earlier this year, multiple Ukrainian websites were hit by a cyber strike that left a warning to 'be afraid and expect the worst', as Russia amassed more than 100,000 troops near their borders.

Ukraine's state security service SBU said it saw signs the attack was linked to hacker groups associated with Russian intelligence services.  

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the Russian state has anything to do with hacking around the world and said it is ready to cooperate with the United States and others to crack down on cyber crime.

Nonetheless, regulators in Europe are on high alert.

It comes as Germany's  gas stocks have fallen to a 'worrying' level, an economy ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday, as fears over a possible invasion of Ukraine by Russia put further pressure on energy supplies.

'Of course we are monitoring the situation of the storage levels and that is certainly worrying,' said the spokeswoman during a regular government press conference, noting that stocks were now at 35-36 percent. A year ago, storage levels were at 82 percent of capacity.

Vladimir Putin waits on the deck of a yacht to welcome Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on the Black Sea in May 29, 2021 in Sochi, Russia

Vladimir Putin waits on the deck of a yacht to welcome Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on the Black Sea in May 29, 2021 in Sochi, Russia

The decision to move Graceful towards Russia comes as tensions continue to escalate between the West and Moscow over Ukraine

The decision to move Graceful towards Russia comes as tensions continue to escalate between the West and Moscow over Ukraine

The heightened fears come as Russia holds drills for landing troops and armoured vehicles in combat formation on annexed Crimea near mainland Ukraine.

The exercises involve the Orsk and Novocherkassk large amphibious assault ships.

Six additional landing ships are arriving in the Black Sea ostensibly for drills amid fears of a Russian invasion.

'The exercise involved embarking the hardware and landing an amphibious assault on an unequipped coast,' said a Black Sea source.

Crews of BTR-82A and BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers went into 'combat formation' after landing in an operation involving hundreds of troops at Kazachya Bay in Sevastopol.

The continued war games will do little to dampen the fears of an impending invasion, despite Emmanuel Macron saying on Tuesday he believed steps can be taken to de-escalate the crisis after meeting with Putin in the Kremlin.

And to make matters worse, the Kremlin has ridiculed Macron's claims he struck a deal with Putin for a de-escalation of tensions.   

The French president has positioned himself as a potential peacemaker and proudly boasted he had made 'private promises' with the Russian leader, which had not been sanctioned by NATO , after their meeting in Moscow on Monday.

Ukrainian paper DialogUA reported the yacht left the port in a haste, and had already passed the canal 13 hours after the news came out

Ukrainian paper DialogUA reported the yacht left the port in a haste, and had already passed the canal 13 hours after the news came out

Macron said Putin had assured him he 'won't be initiating an escalation', before jetting off to Ukraine for a meeting with president Volodymyr Zelensky on the next leg of his diplomatic tour.

But Russia has now slapped Macron down, saying he does not have enough influence or authority to negotiate any deals unilaterally.

Britain is also said to be concerned about the Frenchman's intervention, with government sources telling the Mail he 'hasn't consulted with anyone' about his peace bid.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov rejected that Putin had made any promises, saying: 'This is wrong in its essence. Moscow and Paris couldn't do any deals. It's simply impossible.

'France is a leading country in the EU, France is a member of NATO, but Paris is not the leader there. In this bloc, a very different country is in charge. So what deals can we talk about?'          

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    SEA WEATHER MAP. Track current position of GRACEFUL on Live Map and find its IMO, MMSI, Call Sign, 1011551,273294110.

  7. Vladimir Putin's Superyacht Graceful Has A New Name ...

    The yacht was traveling northbound in the Baltic sea to the west of the Estonian island of Saaremaa; the pictures show it being escorted by an armed Russian Coast Guard vessel, possibly en route ...

  8. 82m superyacht Graceful spotted leaving Blohm & Voss shipyard

    The 82 metre superyacht Graceful has been spotted leaving Hamburg after a five-month refit at her home shipyard Blohm & Voss. Graceful arrived in Germany in September 2021 and has now emerged with a number of modifications, including the addition of two forward balconies and a significant extension to the swimming platform. The exterior post-refit.

  9. Satellite image shows super yacht linked to Putin out of reach of

    Putin's purported yacht "Graceful" docked in Kaliningrad, Russia. Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies. Data from MarineTraffic, a global intelligence ...

  10. GRACEFUL Yacht

    The GRACEFUL yacht is an 81.5m yacht with a 3.75m draft and a 13.9m beam. Her two MTU engines give her a cruising speed of 12 knots and a top speed of 17 knots. She has a range of 6000 nautical miles and a gross tonnage of 2500GT. According to Lloyd's Register Society Rules, she was built for worldwide cruises in ice waters with a ...

  11. See inside President Vladimir Putin's opulent $100 million superyacht

    The yacht " Graceful sails along the Kiel Canal, north of Hamburg, Germany, February 7, 2022. REUTERS/Steffen Mayer . Russian President Vladimir Putin spent $32 million refitting a superyacht, a ...

  12. Putin's superyachts targeted in latest round of U.S. sanctions

    The Treasury Department said Putin has taken numerous trips on two of the yachts, the Russia-flagged Graceful and the Cayman Islands-flagged Olympia, "including a 2021 trip in the Black Sea where ...

  13. A 459-Foot Mystery in a Tuscan Port: Is It a Russian's Superyacht?

    Another, smaller vessel, the Graceful, has long been tied to the Russian president and is known as "Putin's yacht." It was tracked leaving Germany for the Russian port of Kaliningrad just ...

  14. Hiding for months, the $119 million superyacht yacht 'Graceful' has

    The Graceful yacht glides on safe Russian shores The 267-footer built by Blohm and Voss with the Russian Sevmash shipyard near Arkhangelsk is back on Russian shores. The vessel was previously registered in the British Virgin Islands but now sails under the Russian flag.Graceful motoryacht boasts an array of amenities like a salon with a white Steinway piano, a library, a spa with a gym, and a ...

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    MarineTraffic Live Ships Map. Discover information and vessel positions for vessels around the world. Search the MarineTraffic ships database of more than 550000 active and decommissioned vessels. Search for popular ships globally. Find locations of ports and ships using the near Real Time ships map. View vessel details and ship photos.

  16. 82.0m Graceful Superyacht

    Graceful measures 82.00 feet in length, with a max draft of 3.75 feet and a beam of 13.90 feet. She has a gross tonnage of 1,100 tonnes. Graceful has a steel hull with an aluminium superstructure. Her exterior design and interior design is by H2 Yacht Design. H2 Yacht Design was established in 1994 specialising in the interior design and ...

  17. Graceful

    Graceful. Launched in 2013, the 82m motor yacht Graceful is an exceptional vessel by the prominent German shipyard Blohm and Voss, with interior and exterior design by H2 Yacht Design. Originally built by Sevmash in Russia, the Project Graceful superyacht was moved to Germany and now boasts modifications, including an addition of a bulbous bow ...

  18. Take a look at Vladimir Putin's 270 feet long ultra-luxury yacht

    The Graceful measures 82 meters is powered by 2 MTU engines that give it a cruising speed of 14 knots and a top speed of 18 knots. The vessel also has a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles. Designed by H2 Yacht Design, the sleek superyacht is constructed out of steel and aluminum and has a tri-deck design.

  19. Putin's Yacht Graceful Left Germany Amid Sanction Warnings: Report

    Designed by H2 Yacht Design, Graceful is classified as a tri-deck superyacht, according to Boat International. The luxury yacht is 270 feet long and equipped with a gym, a saloon featuring a white ...

  20. Yacht Graceful • Blohm Voss • 2014 • 82m • Photos & Video

    Yacht Graceful Photos & Video. Yacht Owner Photos Location For Sale & Charter News. Name: Graceful: Length: 82 m (269 ft) Builder: Blohm and Voss: Year: 2014: Price: US$ 100 million: Owner: Vladimir Putin: ... The allure of luxury yachts and their affluent proprietors has captured global interest, making our compilation a valued asset for those ...

  21. On board Putin's £73million superyacht that was spotted sailing from

    The £73.2 million yacht, called 'Graceful', was seen sailing through the Kiel Canal a few hours after leaving the Port of Hamburg before heading out to the Baltic Sea.

  22. Graceful Yacht • now named KOSATKA? • Blohm Voss

    Yacht Owner Photos Location For Sale & Charter News. Name: Graceful: Length: 82 m (269 ft) Builder: Blohm and Voss: Year: 2014: Price: US$ 100 million: Owner: Vladimir Putin: News Graceful now named Kosatka? October 5, 2022 - International media claim that the yacht Graceful is now named Kostaka - meaning Killer Whale in Russian. The yacht ...

  23. VLADIMIR PUTIN • Net Worth $10 Billion • House • Yacht

    Vladimir Putin, born in 1952, is the current President of Russia with an official net worth of US$150,000. Putin has two daughters, Yekaterina and Mariya, and was formerly married to Lyudmila Putina. Rumors circulate around Putin's alleged ownership of the luxury yacht Kosatka, built at the Sevmash Shipyard. The yacht's extended stay at ...