The U.S. Department declared Superyacht Anatta, linked to Russian Oligarch Sergey Adoniev as a blocked property.
After the Russo-Ukrainian War, many Russian Oligarchs lost their wealth and assets due to international sanctions imposed on Russia.
Superyacht Anatta: Key Features
The Anatta superyacht is a 66-metre sailing yacht built by Vitters in the Netherlands in 2011. It can accommodate up to 12 guests and has a crew of 10.
It has a volume of 499 tonnes and is powered by twin diesel Caterpillar (C18) 713hp engines, which allow it to comfortably cruise at 12 knots and reach a maximum speed of 14 knots.
Seizure Details of Superyacht Anatta
According to recent news, the Anatta yacht is currently identified as blocked property in which Sergey Adoniev has an interest due to the U.S. State Department’s sanctions against him.
As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States Department of State has imposed sanctions on the luxury vessel and its owner.
The blocked status does not mean that the yacht is under arrest, nor does it mean that the United States has stripped Adonev of his ownership. However, the yacht is not available for private charter.
Who is Sergey Adoniev?
Sergey Adoniev is a prominent figure in Russian business circles and the founder of the Joint Food Company (JFC), which has made him a billionaire with a net worth of $3 billion.
Why were sanctions imposed on Sergey Adoniev?
Sanctions were imposed on Sergey Adoniev by the United States Department of State as a result of allegations that he was involved in financing Russian President Vladimir Putin and Sergei Chemezov, the president of Rostec State Corporation.
As a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Adoniev and his assets, notably the yacht ANATTA, were subjected to sanctions.
According to the US State Department, Sergei Adonyev, 61, acts as a financier for Russian President Vladimir Putin and Sergei Chemezov, who heads the state-owned defence firm Rostec.
A statement from the State Department did not elaborate on why the US was blacklisting Adonyev, a telecoms mogul estimated to be worth over half a billion dollars, and what it called “his network.”
Sanctions were placed on a corporation that Adoniev and his sons Filipp and Luka are connected to, as well as on two boats and a plane that Adoniev personally owns.
A separate statement issued by the United States Department of the Treasury identified Adoniev’s address as a posh vacation rental home in the Israeli city of Herzliya. The home is marketed as a villa on a number of different rental websites, where it is available for rent.
It was not entirely clear whether he was still living in the residence at the time or whether he had resided there in the past.
Adonyev had possessed Bulgarian citizenship in addition to his Russian and Israeli passports; however, this citizenship was cancelled in 2019 due to an old conviction for fraud in the United States that has since been overturned. His Russian and Israeli passports remain valid.
FAQ – Superyacht Anatta
Q.1 Who is the owner of the Superyacht Anatta?
Sergey Adoniev is the current owner of the ANATTA yacht.
Q.2 Why is the Anatta yacht identified as blocked property?
Superyacht Anatta is currently identified as blocked property in which Sergey Adoniev has an interest due to the U.S. State Department’s sanctions against him.
Q.3 What is the reason for the sanctions imposed on Sergey Adoniev?
Due to his alleged involvement in financing Russian President Vladimir Putin and Rostec State Corporation head Sergei Chemezov, Sergey Adoniev received sanctions from the U.S. State Department. The sanctions were imposed on Adoniev and his assets, including the Anatta yacht, due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.