The Super Stylish Ocean Victory Superyacht
Russian metal tycoon Viktor Rashnikov owns Ocean Victory – an extravagant seafaring vessel which has six swimming pools onboard. Measuring 140 meters, the custom made superyacht was constructed by the Italian shipyard Fincatieri in 2014. The sleek ship is the largest yacht ever built in Italy and one of the ten largest yachts in the world. Featuring an aluminium superstructure, steel hull and expansive teak decks, the Ocean Victory is a solid motor yacht, built to the stringent classification rules of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) Lloyds Register.
Besides being solid and safe, the yacht is also fitted with sophisticated stabilisers that work when it is anchored. This means that everybody onboard is absolutely comfortable, even in rough waters. The Ocean Victory is propelled by two powerful diesel engines and can comfortably attain a top speed of nearly 20 knots. Despite the powerful propulsion, the yacht is constructed with the environment in mind.
The interior of the Ocean Victory was designed by Paris-based interior designer Alberto Pinto, known for his eclectic mixing of styles. Although the interior of the striking vessel has not been made public, it is undoubtedly impressive – as every other world-renowned Alberto Pinto design is. Despite the lack of available photographs of the Ocean Victory’s decor, it is known that it can luxuriously accommodate up to 36 passengers with an impressive range of onboard amenities.
A luxurious ocean-faring vessel
Guests can rest assured that there is ample to do onboard the Ocean Victory, no matter what the weather is like. Fore sunny days, there are six pools, a bathing platform and a Jacuzzi spread across seven decks. For those more interested in escaping the sun, Ocean Victory is fully air-conditioned. There are also barbecue facilities, a beach club and a 14-metre tender for ocean jaunts. The helicopter hangar and landing pad makes getting on and off the yacht accessible. The yacht also offers a fully equipped gym, beauty salon, movie theatre and an underwater observation lounge where visitors can experience sea-life from a close proximity.
Russian opulence in the world of yachting
The unreserved indulgence in amenities and size of the Ocean Victory is not surprising, considering it is owned by a very wealthy Russian. Viktor Rashnikov is one of several Russian billionaires who own some of the most expensive and ostentatious ships on the world’s oceans.Entrepreneur and billionaire Suleyman Kerimov owns a superyacht called Ice and Russian oligarch Andrey Melnichenko owns an unusual luxury yacht simply named A. Alisher Usmanov’s yacht is called Dilbar, Football fanatic Roman Abramovich owns several superyachts and vodka mogul Yuri Scheffler’s enormous yacht Serene reportedly cost around US$300 million.
How Rashnikov can afford the Ocean Victory
Viktor Rashnikov started his career at Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works where he worked as an engineer. When the company was privatised the intrepid engineer bought as much stock as possible, which started his ascent to 100% ownership. When the company was listed on the stock exchange in London, Rashnikov made his first billion.