is a big motor yacht owned by Alisher Usmanov*,
a Russian tycoon, who named the yacht after his mother, Dilbar.
weighs over 4,000 tons and is 360 feet long, which is equivalent
to 120 meters. The yacht flies the flag of the Cayman Islands, can accommodate 18 guests in nine suites,
and requires a crew of forty-six to operate.
Launched in 2008, Dilbar has two helipads and twin screws, each propelled by an MTU diesel
motor, and can hit maximum speed of 21 knots, which is about 24 miles per hour.
Many consider Dilbar to be the smaller and the somewhat less pretty younger sister of the 377 foot long
yacht, Pelorus, owned by another Russian tycoon, Roman Abramovich, who also owns Eclipse, the world's largest megayacht.
The interior of Dil
bar was designed by Alberto Pinto of
Paris, France. The
exterior was designed by Tim Heywood Design of Rutland, United Kingdom. And the
ship was built by Lurssen Yachts of Bremen, Germany.
So back to our original question: how much do megayachts like Dil
bar cost, and how
much should you spend on a please boat of your own?
The answer ultimately depends on your perspectives about your wealth and the
source of it. Please click here
if you believe your wealth is attributable solely to your intelligence
and endeavor, and click on million dollar yachts
if you believe
that your wealth is a blessing from God.
Hailing from an Uzbek extraction, Alisher Usmanov is one
of the richest Russians, having amassed his fortune in natural gas, mining
and lumber. He manages the metals interests of Russia's Gazprom and either
owns or has ownership interests in Russian television stations, one of the
largest mobile phone operators in Russia, as well as publishing houses and
leading Russian internet websites.
Outside Russia, Alisher Usmanov owns the Arsenal soccer/football club in the
English Premier League.