Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bernard Arnault -superyacht Amadeus

Superyacht Amadeus is owned by French industrialist Bernard Arnault. Bernard Arnault (born 5 March 1949) is a French businessman, known as the chairman and CEO of the French conglomerate LVMH, the largest luxury-products company in the world. According to Forbes Magazine, Arnault is the world's 4th and Europe's richest person, with a 2011 net worth of US$41 billion.

LVMH Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton S.A., better known as LVMH, is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate headquartered in Paris, France formed after the merger between the champagne producer Moët & Chandon and manufacturer of cognac Hennessy in 1971becoming Moët Hennessy which in 1987 merged with fashion house Louis Vuitton creating the current group It controls around 60 subsidiaries that each manage a small number of prestigious brands. The subsidiaries are often managed independently.

Christian Dior, the luxury goods group, is the main holding company of LVMH, owning 42.36% of its shares, and 59.01% of its voting rights. Bernard Arnault, majority shareholder of Dior, is Chairman of both companies and CEO of LVMH.[ His successful integration of various famous aspirational brands into the group has inspired other luxury companies into doing the same. Thus Gucci (now part of the French conglomerate PPR) and Richemont have also created extended portfolios of luxury brands. The oldest of the LVMH brands is wine producer Château d'Yquem, which dates its origins back to 1593

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Martin Bouygues, superyacht Baton Rouge

Superyacht Baton Rouge is owned by France industrialist Martin Bouygues.

Together with his brother he controls 19% of Bouygues Group, diversified industrial conglomerate founded by their father in 1952. Martin Bouygues is chairman and chief executive; Olivier Bouygues is deputy chief executive. Company derives 40% of its $40 billion in sales outside of France; has interests in telecom, media, construction. Well-known projects have included the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, Morocco; the University of Riyadh in Saudi Arabia; the English Channel Tunnel; the Kwun Tong viaduct in Hong Kong; motorways in Hungary and the Sydney CityRail airport link. Martin Bouygues is a close confident of French President Nicolas Sarkozy and godfather of the president's son. His net worth is estimated at approx. USD 2 billion.

Superyacht Baton Rouge was built by Dutch superyacht builder Icon Yachts. Her interior styling is done by REDMAN WHITELEY DIXON and her exterior by TIM HEYWOOD. She was delivered to her owner in 2010.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Alisher Usmanov, superyacht Dilbar

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Superyacht Dilbar is owned by Russian businessman Alisher Usmanov.
Alisher Burkhanovich Usmanov (born 9 September 1953, Chust, Namangan Province, Uzbek SSR, USSR) is a Russian businessman of Uzbek origin. According to the 2011 edition of Forbes magazine, the oligarch is one of Russia's richest men, with a fortune estimated at US$17.7 billion, and the world's 35th richest person.

Usmanov is married and is a graduate of Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

He has accrued his wealth from mining, lumber and investment. He is the majority shareholder of Metalloinvest, a Russian industrial conglomerate, which he founded to manage Gazprom's metals interests.

He is also a co-owner of the media holding which comprises 7TV and Muz-TV federal television channels and 33 regional TV broadcasting stations. Besides this, Alisher Usmanov personally owns the Kommersant and Sekret Firmy Publishing Houses, shares in the company SUP, which controls Internet website and internet newspaper

Mr.Usmanov is a co-owner of Russia's second-largest mobile telephone operator MegaFon and Russian investment fund Digital Sky Technologies (DST), which owns stakes in popular web portals like,,, and others.

Usmanov is the president of the FIE, the international governing body of fencing as has since invested in fencing programs and fencing development around the globe.

Usmanov is a major shareholder in London's Arsenal Football Club.