Oligarchs Assets

Super Yacht Amadea Leaves Everett after 2 months of routine maintenance

Everett, Washington — Following a two-month stay in Port Gardner Bay, a $300 million superyacht seized from a Russian oligarch has left Everett.

$300M yacht owned by Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov

The 4,400-ton vessel, named Amadea, was a striking sight for those near the Port of Everett. At 106 meters, it is longer than a football field.

Super Yacht Amadea At Everett, Washington
Super Yacht Amadea At Everett, Washington

The enigmatic yacht arrived at a private dock owned by Everett Ship Repair in late April.

Though now U.S. government property, it was reportedly owned by Suleyman Kerimov, a Russian oligarch, politician, and multi-billionaire. In 2022, Fijian authorities seized Kerimov’s Amadea and handed it over to the United States.

The Department of Justice stated in 2022 that Kerimov “caused U.S. dollar transactions to be routed through U.S. financial institutions for the support and maintenance of the Amadea,” which justified the seizure.

The Amadea was first brought to San Diego, where it remained docked for nearly two years before heading to Everett.

Now that its Puget Sound stay is over, the Amadea has returned to San Diego.

Why Super Yacht Amadea came to Everett for “routine, scheduled maintenance.”

On Tuesday morning, it arrived near Chula Vista, where it docked before previously leaving for Everett.

A Department of Justice spokesperson said in May that the Amadea came to Everett for “routine, scheduled maintenance.” The reason for choosing Everett over other West Coast ports remains unclear.

The department did not provide further comments on the Amadea’s activities or the cost of its maintenance.

Lane Richards, vice president of sales at Everett Ship Repair, declined to comment on the Amadea’s presence in April.

The superyacht is reported to feature luxurious amenities such as a wine cellar, walk-in humidor, home cinema, spa center, and conference room.

Sound enticing? The Amadea could have been yours.

In February, the government initiated court proceedings to auction off the yacht, citing its “excessive” upkeep.

After owning it for two years, the Amadea has cost taxpayers a fortune: monthly maintenance was $600,000, totaling over $7 million per year.

In June, however, a New York judge denied the request to sell the yacht, stating that the maintenance costs are typical for a vessel of that value.

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