Dilbar Yacht

Superyacht Dilbar


Dilbar Yacht

Dilbar YachtDilbar (II) is a megayacht owned by Alisher Usmanov,* a Russian oligarch and a pious son who continues to buy and name yachts after his mother.

Dilbar (the yacht) weighs over 4,000 tons and is 360 feet long, which is 120 meters. The yacht flies the flag of the Cayman Islands, can accommodate eighteen guests in nine suites, and requires a crew of forty-six to operate.

Launched in 2008, Dilbar has twin screws, each propelled by an MTU diesel motor, and can hit a maximum speed of 21 knots, which is about 24 miles per hour. It also has two helipads.
Many consider Dilbar to be the smaller and the somewhat less pretty younger sister of the 377 foot yacht, Pelorus, owned by another Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich, who also owns Eclipse, one of the world's largest gigayachts.

The interior of Dilbar 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 Germany's Bremen-based Lürssen Yachts, which also built Azzam, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Octopus and Hollywood mogul David Geffen's Rising Sun.

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* 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 popular Russian internet websites. Outside Russia, Alisher Usmanov owns the Arsenal soccer/football club in the English Premier League.