Paul Wellman

Mega Yacht Visits

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A $300 million submarine-esque yacht belonging to 42-year-old Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko — whose $9.9 billion net worth comes from his pipe-export, coal, and fertilizer businesses — stopped in the Santa Barbara Harbor on Tuesday. According to Forbes, Melnichenko — who lives in Moscow when not gallivanting all over the globe — is the ninth-richest billionaire in Russia and the 97th-richest in the world. Named the A after Melnichenko and his supermodel wife, the 23,600-square-foot, 394-foot yacht comes with 44 security cameras and a 35-person crew, reported the Wall Street Journal. Harbor administration said the yacht was expected to depart by Wednesday.

By Paul Wellman

The Double Dolphin sails past the A, giving a perspective of yacht's size.

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