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.