Superyacht Alfa Nero
Many super wealthy Russian oligarchs like Alexei Mordashov, Roman Abramovich and Suleyman Kerimov own luxurious yachts – and Andrey G. Guryev is no different. Fertilizer magnate and billionaire Guryev is the proud owner of the Alfa Nero, an 82-meter superyacht launched in 2007.
The Alfa Nero was originally constructed for the Greek shipping and steel magnate Theodore Angelopoulos by Dutch master yacht building company Oceanco. The luxurious interior of the yacht was designed by Alberto Pinto Design and the exterior was designed by Nuvolari & Lenard. It was reported that the Alfa Nero was put up for sale in September 2009 for US$190 million – and again in 2011 for a drastically reduced asking price of US$115 million. It was incorrectly reported that the Alfa Nero was sold to Peter Breton, a US based real estate magnate. The yacht was actually only sold in 2014, and to Andrey G. Guryev.
The Alfa Nero can comfortably accommodate up to 12 visitors in three double cabins, two VIP cabins and a master suite, and can also provide lodgings for 26 crew members in 14 double cabins. The yacht has a lavishly decorated living space stretched across a substantial area of around 370m2. The interior design was created with the aim of evoking the sea and features details that include marine imagery like staghorn coral. The master suite offers guests a full bathroom with a hot tub and a steam shower, an office area, a dressing room and a private outdoor patio with a second hot tub. The pool is located on the aft deck and is generously sized at nearly 12 meters long – making it one of the largest pools ever built on a luxury yacht. It can easily be transformed into a helicopter landing pad or a dance floor through its hydraulic system. The Alfa Nero generally travels at a speed of 15 knots but can achieve as much as 21 knots.
Owner of the Alfa Nero – Andrey G. Guryev
Andrey G. Guryev is a Russian billionaire and was the head of PhosAgros, one of the largest fertilizer producing companies in the world, until his son and namesake took over the role of CEO. Guryev senior remained a non-executive director of the company. Phos Agros is not officially owned by Guryev – instead he and his family are beneficiaries of a trust that holds a stake of over 45% of the company through various offshore companies. Guryev holds a degree in sport and physical education, a degree in economics and a post-graduate qualification in economics. He is a trained Judo master and instructor and is also the VP of the Russian Union of Chemists. As in July 2016 his estimated net worth was US$4.2 billion. In addition to his luxurious superyacht, Guyeva also owns a luxury private jet, an Airbus A319 valued at around US$90 million. He is married to Eugenia Guryeva and has two children, Andrey junior and Julia.