SKY Yacht – Igor Kesaev’s $40 Million Superyacht

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The SKY yacht is a superyacht built and delivered in 2010 by Heesen in the Netherlands and she is the largest full-displacement yacht ever built by the Dutch shipbuilding company. 

On the ranking of the largest yachts in the world, she is listed as number 854th.  

Name:SKY
Length:166ft (50.5m)
Guests:12
Crew:12
Builder:Heesen
Designer:Omega Architects
Interior Designer:Mojo Stumer Associates
Year:2010
Speed:14.5 knots
Engines:2 x MTU
Volume:655 ton
IMO:1010806
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SKY yacht interior

The SKY yacht interior was penned by Mojo Stumer Associates, the luxury architecture firm based in Long Island. 

Her timeless and minimal styling helps create an elegant and pleasant atmosphere. SKY is decorated with carbon fibre and steel detailing, and features a neutral color palette, with brown, white, grey and black hues. 

She was designed to accommodate up to 10 guests in five luxurious cabins, comprising one master suite, two double rooms and two twin rooms plus two Pullman. 

The master suite is located forward on the main deck and each stateroom has its own private shower room. SKY is also capable of carrying 12 crew members on board in separate cabins. 

This stunning superyacht is also equipped with a gym, jacuzzi, swimming platform, air conditioning, media movie server, WIFI, satellite phone and TV. 

Her octagonal spa pool is one of the main luxuries SKY has to offer to any guest. 

SKY yacht exterior

The SKY yacht features exterior design by Frank Laupman from Omega Architects and naval architecture by Heesen. 

sky yacht bow

She has a steel hull and aluminium superstructure with teak decks. SKY is also equipped with a stabilisation system and “at anchor stabilisers” that help reduce the rolling motion effect. 

Her toys include water skis, kayaks, wakeboard, kiteboard equipment, snorkelling gear, and spearfishing gear, to mention a few. 

SKY yacht specifications

The SKY yacht is 50.5m long with a beam of 9.6m, a draft of 3.2m and a volume of 655 GT.

She is powered by 2 MTU engines (3,650HP), which give her a cruising speed of 12.0 knots and a maximum speed of 14.5 knots with a range of 3,200 nautical miles. She can store up to 80,000 litres of fuel and 20,000 litres of water on board. 

SKY is built to comply to MCA and Lloyd Registration, as well as Yacht Engaged in Trade (YET) Registration. According to some websites, SKY was last refitted in 2021. 

Her summer cruising locations are in France, Monaco and Corsica, during the winter she cruises in the Maldives.  

She is currently available for private charter, her price is around $40 million and the annual running costs is estimated at $4 million. 

The seasonal charter rate is 245,000 EUR (low rate) and 266,000 EUR (high rate: July, August and special events). Consider this price per week plus expenses. 

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SKY yacht owner – Igor Kesaev

The SKY yacht is owned by a Russian businessman, Igor Kesaev. He is the founder of Megalopolis, a tobacco company and he is known for controlling 70% of Russia’s cigarette market.

In 2016, he ranked number 722 on the list of the world’s billionaires. He was also listed by Forbes as Russia’s 35th richest person in 2021. Kesaev also owns the MY SKY superyacht, built in 2014 by Heesen. 

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