|Length:||88.5m (290 ft)|
|Guests:||12 in 6 cabins|
|Crew:||20 in 10 cabins|
|Designer:||Sam Sorgiovanni Designs|
|Interior Designer:||Sam Sorgiovanni Designs|
|Price:||US $150 million|
|Annual Running Cost:||US $10 – 15 million|
Barbara is a beautiful 88.5m (290 ft) luxury motor yacht built in 2017 by Oceanco and designed by Sam Sorgiovanni Designs. The ship has accommodation for twelve guests in six suites, including a VIP master suite. She runs on a crew of twenty and has ten additional cabins that serve as the crew’s quarters.
Barbara is powered by two 4000 hp MTU engines capable of a maximum speed of 19 knots with a cruising speed of 16 knots and boasts a range of 8300 nautical miles. She weighs in with a gross tonnage of 2984 tons with a steel hull construction and an aluminum superstructure. The ship has an annual operating cost of $10-$15 million.
The super luxury yacht was built for Vladamir Potanin, who named the vessel after his youngest daughter. Barbara was later sold to Felix Baker.
Sam Sorgiovanni is a world-renowned Australian custom designer who has provided innovative and inspirational yacht design solutions since 1997. He has been in the superyacht business for over twenty years. He has extensive experience working with shipyards that build world-class private yachts. He’s added his unique creativity to both the interior and exterior of over eighteen luxury yachts, including Barbara.
With Barbara, Sorgiovanni has really taken the concept of exclusive one-of-a-kind yacht builds to another level. Barbara has a sleek and curvy aerodynamic exterior, and the stylish window design really makes this vessel stand out from the others in its class.
Barbara’s interior is the epitome of class and comfort. The clean lines and attention to detail are second to none. The colour scheme and layout are highly inspired by nature, with rich and elegant wood finishes and circular architectural styles that add a luxurious spa feel to the space.
The design has a very open feel with enormous glass doors that allow a flow of fresh air throughout the vessel’s interior from its gorgeous balconies. As a result, Barbara truly feels like a luxury resort of the sea.
Additional nature-derived design features include an aquarium separating the formal dining and bar area, sea urchin and duck shell inlays adorned on mirror frames and recliner seats, and water buffalo horn pulls on doors and cabinets.
Barbara’s amenities include an indoor and outdoor cinema, a helipad, a private spa pool and observation deck, a dance floor in the bar area, a massage room, and a full gym, as well as a garage filled with tenders and jet skis.
Barbara was custom-made for Vladimir Potanin, a Russian billionaire business oligarch and former first deputy prime minister of Russia. Potanin is worth an estimated $27.8 billion and has a stake in the Petrovax Pharm pharmaceutical company.
Potanin sold Barbara to Felix Baker, the American co-founder of Baker Brothers Advisors, a hedge fund firm specializing in biopharmaceutical stocks.
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