The largest superyacht to visit Auckland

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The ninth largest superyacht in the world, owned by Russian steel billionaire Viktor Rashnikov docked at Wynyard Quarter Marina this morning.

The superyacht Ocean Victory has docked in Auckland this morning.

One of the largest yachts in the world, it is owned by Russian steel billionaire Viktor Rashnikov.

At 140m in length, it is ranked ninth largest yacht in the world, and boasts an on-deck jacuzzi, six swimming pools, a gym, a helipad and a helicopter hanger, as well as a movie theatre and a beauty salon.

It is also the biggest superyacht to have berthed in Auckland, following the visit of the 134m Serene earlier this year.

Ocean Victory has seven decks, and an internal floatable dock for a 14m tender.

Its construction was completed in 2014 and it docked in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter this morning, at Silo Park Marina.

The yacht had travelled from Fiji. It’s expected to stay in the City of Sails until mid-September.

However, it’s not known whether Rashnikov is on board.

Rashnikov, 66, is a self-made billionaire, who started at Magnitogorsk Iron & Steel Works as a mechanic and rose to be its general director, with almost 100 per cent shares in the business.

His net worth is US$4.7 billion ($7.2 billion) according to Forbes, which placed him as the 28th richest person in Russia.The superyacht was built by Fincantieri in Italy, and its interior was designed by Alberto Pinto.

Original Source: NZHerald.co.nz