Any other day, Russian oligarchs wouldn’t part with their beloved superyachts for anything in the world. The case of Farkhad Akhmedova throws light on this notion. The Russian billionaire created history with a highly publicized $640 million divorce settlement but didn’t part ways with the gorgeous $320 million motor yacht Luna. Had it not been for the sanctions imposed on Russian tycoons since the onset of the war, Alisher Usmanov probably would still be known as the proud owner of the massive $600 million Dilbar yacht instead of Gulbakhor Ismailova, Usmanov’s sister. Luxury yacht Solandge believed to belong to Amadea-owner Suleiman Kerimov, suddenly landed a new VIP owner- Ex-Saudi Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz.
This sudden change in ownership ensured that Solandge didn’t suffer the same fate as Amadea, and the five-decker luxury vessel sailed away from the port of Hamburg unimpeded by the authorities, shared Bild. Solandge was undergoing repairs at the German shipbuilding and engineering company Blohm and Voss. Read on to learn more about some exciting facts about Lurssen-built Solandge.
The stunning Solandge superyacht:
279-footer Solandge is a floating vision with a steel hull and aluminum superstructure. This timeless motor yacht flaunts the best team with Espen Oeino for exterior design and spectacular interior design by Aileen Rodriguez. The first thing you notice about the ship is her five cascading decks. From umpteen communal entertainment spaces and spacious accommodation for guests, Solandge makes the most of her ample space.
The luxury boat can house twelve guests comfortably in eight suites. The decor is stately, to say the least; vibrant hues are witnessed in the form of enhancements, while the overall tone is neutral and glistening. The most beautiful area, without a doubt, is the owner’s deck, which includes a Jacuzzi and a separate dining area.
The five decks can be maneuvered easily with elevators that make the large ship accessible. The vast open area has amenities such as a jet-stream swimming pool, a complete spa with a hammam, sauna, steam room, beauty salon, and a chromotherapy and massage room.
Fitness freaks won’t miss their gyms back home as Solandge boasts a fully-equipped gym where one can pump iron followed by cooling off in the seas with a great selection of water toys.
Keeping guests entertained onboard this 279-footer is no difficult task as it offers a Nikki Beach-Style Beach Club complete with a dance floor, DJ station, and the works. On a tiresome day, Solandge will help you unwind in the company of some good classics in the movie theatre or with refreshment in the bar with a Bechstein piano.
The bar area is highlighted with gold and white Bisazza tiles surrounded by 14 bar stools covered in gold leather flanked by two TVs. The Tree of Life glass sculpture deserves a special mention. The 50′ tall, well-lit sculpture extends from the main saloon to the main lobby.
This addition was the vision of the yacht owner, who wished for an impressive installation to span the entire vessel’s height. While the main salon has a lounge area, a TV viewing area, and a formal dining option, the skylounge is a more casual space offering excellent views with refreshing cocktails. The grand yacht is worth roughly $164 million, and billionaires can rent the beauty for approximately $10,53,000 a week.
About Prince Muqrin, the former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia:
The former Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia is no stranger to the fine things in life. The politician, and businessman, is the 35th son of King Abdulaziz, who was the crown prince for a measly tenure of barely three months. His net worth is estimated at $1 billion. Muqrin bin Abdulaziz enjoys literature and Arabic poetry. His collection contains thousands of books. The trained pilot also owns four real estate properties of about 7,700 square meters in Dlebta, Lebanon, following the cabinet’s approval in 2012.