FLYING FOX Yacht – Dmitry Kamenshchik’s $400M Superyacht

Flying fox yacht

The $400 million FLYING FOX yacht was completed in 2019 by German shipyard Lürssen. Despite rumours that she belongs to Jeff Bezos, the actual owner is reported to be Russian Oligarch Dmitry Kamenshchik.

Flying fox is one of the biggest yachts in the world measuring in at a length of 136 meters and capable of accommodating 22 guests in addition to the 54 crew members that help with daily operations.

Name:Flying Fox
Length:136 meters (446ft)
Guests:22 in 11 cabins
Crew:54 in 25 cabins
Builder:Lurssen
Designer:Espen Oeino
Interior Designer:Mark Berryman
Year:2019
Speed:20 knots
Engines:MTU
Volume: 9,100 ton
Price:US $400 million
Annual Running Cost:US $25– 40 million
Owner:Dmitry Kamenshchik

FLYING FOX yacht interior

Designed by Mark Berryman, the interior of the FLYING FOX yacht features soft colours and timeless but modern furnishings. Only the highest quality materials were used in the interior of the vessel. Up to 25 guests can be accommodated in eleven spacious guest cabins.

Each of the cabins opens onto a large deck that can be divided into private balconies using custom sliding panels. A crew of up to 55 members find space in accommodation below deck.

The team includes former military members and even Olympians, who design custom fitness programs for the guests aboard the vessel.

FLYING FOX also has a cinema, a hospital with a decompression chamber and a spa area of 400 square metres that stretches across two floors.

Guests can utilise a luxury sauna, a hammam, a fitness room and a beauty salon. For even more comfort, a set of elevators takes the crew and guests from deck to deck.

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Specifications

FLYING FOX has a steel hull and a massive aluminium superstructure. With a length of 136 meters (446 ft), a beam of 20.5 meters (67 ft) and a draft of 5 meters (16.4 ft), she weighs in at 9,000 tons. Powered by two MTU engines, she can achieve top speeds of 20 knots.

At a cruising speed of 15 knots, the megayacht can reach destinations more than 6500 nautical miles away. She is equipped with the latest steering technology, which simplifies the manoeuvring of the 136 metre (446 ft) long vessel.

Exterior

The exterior of the FLYING FOX yacht was designed by Espen Øino, a well-known luxury yacht designer. She features classical yacht design with teak decks complimented by beautiful white elements.

She has an impressive 12-meter pool on the main deck, a Jacuzzi on the sundeck, two helipads and a spacious beach club area at the aft of the vessel.

A great variety of toys including three jet skis, four sea bobs, professional scuba diving equipment ensure the guests are entertained at all times.

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Not to forget, the FLYING FOX has a total of seven tenders as well as an Airbus H155 helicopter. The yacht also has its own dive centre with a professional team licensed to teach deep sea diving to those interested.

Price

The purchase price for the FLYING FOX yacht was US $400 million in 2019. She is currently available for charter and depending on the season, a week onboard will cost close to US $3-4 million.

Stars like Beyonce and Jeff Bezos have stayed aboard her in the past, which is what initially started the rumour that they could be the owners. The annual running price of the yacht lies between US $25 and $40 million.

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FLYING FOX yacht ownerDmitry Kamenshchik

Flying fox has long been rumoured to belong to Jeff Bezos however according to Insider an Amazon representative informed them that Bezos is not the owner.

In 2022 FLYING FOX was seized as it is reportedly linked to Russian oligarch Dmitry Kamenshchik.

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