Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires
Some modern super-yachts used to look differently and perform basically military missions. They served interests of their native country and its people. Many Soviet yachts bacame the property of foreign buyers in the 1990s who bought them quite cheaply.OliviaSoviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

“Valirean Albanov” and Olivia

The first in the list is a 70-meters yacht Olivia that was produced as a surveillance ship “Valerian Albanov” in 1972 to detect enemy submarines in northern seas. In 1999 it was sold to Norway and in 2010 it was bought by an Israeli billionaire Eyal Ofer who turned the Soviet ship into a super-yacht Olivia.

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Former “Valerian Albanov” has a great seagoing performance and endurance, and it also has an ice class. The present-day Olivia is equipped with five guest cabins, a spa tub, deck chairs, a movie-theater and a splendid personal cabin for the owner of the yacht.

La Sultana

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires
La Sultana

La Sultana yacht is a former “Ai-Petri” motor ship built in Bulgaria at the order of the USSR in 1962. Initially it served to transport Soviet citizens and loads across the Black Sea, in 1970 it relocated to the North Atlantic where it intercepted negotiations between crews of ships from NATO countries via radio communication.

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

After the collapse of the USSR “Ai Petri” found itself in Bulgaria, in 2007 it was bought by La Sultana Group company to be reequipped into a posh yacht. 12 guests may rest aboard La Sultana now, they enjoy seven cabins with marble baths and panoramic windows. The yacht also has a canteen, a pool, a bar and a helideck.

Legend

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Former Soviet ice-breaker “Giant”, currently – yacht Legend.

Until 1992 this ice-breaking tug had been functioning as a unit of “Sevryba” association (“Northern fish”). In 2003 it was sold to the Germans where it was transformed into a charter yacht to cruise to Antarctica, Greenland and the Baltic Sea.

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires

9 thoughts on “Soviet Ships Transformed Into Yachts For Millionaires”

  1. The main question remains, did this suddenly rich people work for all that what is now theirs or did they indeed simply plunder and steal what they thought is theirs? Looking at the mostly poor situation in all former sovjet member states the plundering was and is systematic until today. These greedy rich usually do not have a concept of what has to be a just society made for all.So hopefully there will be a day when all this profitable can be taken away from them again to be made available for all in one way or another. That one of them as made funds available to renovate a school, as is shown in a previous entry, is simply expected but that the initials are all over the place shows the strange character traits

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  2. Interesting. Vessels with very specific functions, to serve the interests of the USSR and its citizens. Yeltsin must have thought that there was no longer any need to own them, since with the end of the USSR Russia had new “friends”. History has shown us that Russia’s only friends are the army and the navy, and no one else !!!

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  3. Heiri. B.
    Who bought ??
    Israeli, Bulgarian and German !!
    Who sold (at any price) …. Russia !!!
    At the time, lack of political vision and common sense with public money !!! I hope there are times to stay in the past !!

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  4. Whoever renovated them did a beautiful job. I’m glad to see them have a new life rather than rusting away until they sank, as has been the fate of so many distressed vessels before them.

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