, 2022-10-01 15:32:00,
A superyacht built for an oligarch subjected to sanctions over the supply of weapons to the Russian army is being discreetly offered for sale for £26m, with buyers advised that any viewings will be in the Maldives in the Indian Ocean.
Brokers are being warned that the sale of MySky, built for Igor Kesaev, should not be advertised online. The vessel’s latest recorded location was in a marina on a small island four miles south of Malé, the capital island of the Maldives.
Agents involved in the sale said last week that Kesaev was not the “beneficial owner”, but declined to identify the individual or entity selling MySky. The promotion highlights the opaque ownership structures of many of the world’s superyachts.
Kesaev’s daughter Ilona confirmed last year that MySky was in her family’s “fleet”, saying she was considering installing artworks on board.
The steel and aluminium 51-metre (167ft) MySky was delivered in 2014 to Kesaev, 55. He was added to the sanctions list by the UK government and the European Union in April over an alleged shareholding in one of Russia’s biggest weapons factories.
My Sky was among the vessels that temporarily disappeared from ocean-tracking systems after the invasion of Ukraine. It is registered in the Cayman Islands, according to maritime information services, and has previously been offered for charter at rates from $259,000 (now £233,000) a week. The sales information for the superyacht seen by the Observer describes it as a…
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