The richest man in Russia saturates the coast of Barcelona
The Pacific, a luxury yacht of 85 meters in length, owned by one of the richest men in Russia, Leonid Mijelsón, anchored from 10 days to 50 meters in front of the nudist beach Musclera of Arenys de Mar, has raised much expectation has led to a popular rumor mill. Navigates mogul accompanied by an entourage of executives who have been spotted in some municipalities seeking information to make investments. Especially interested in the hospitality industry, also they are seeking housing in the most exclusive area of Sant Andreu de Llavaneres, urbanization Supermaresme.
In the City of Sant Vincenç de Montalt, the mayor, Miguel Angel Martinez, he acknowledged being surprised by the envoys of Leonid Mijelsón, president and principal shareholder of Novatek, the largest gas producer in Russia and one of the largest privatized state enterprises, specialized in the construction of pipelines. They reached the Consistory “as if they were playing Monopoly, buying everything,” ironizan officials. “It is interested in investments that can do here,” he recognizes the mayor, who had to warn them of the way of functioning of Spanish municipalities when they tried to “give a deposit to build shacks work on the beaches,” he joked.
The intention of Mijelsón, according to municipal sources, is to get one of the sumptuous homes in Supermaresme the exclusive area in which they reside fortunes of the state, but also a large community of Soviet entrepreneurs, which has extraordinary security private measures. A plot unbuilt area in this luxurious San Vincente and Llavaneres share is trading at 2.5 million euros, a derisory amount to the employer, considering that his fortune, according to Forbes magazine, amounted to over 16,000 million Dollars. In San Vincente, envoys magnate also interested in buying a luxurious five-star hotel located in a castle.
Caldes d’Estrac, were the 28 members of the crew of the Pacific which have been spotted by the people, often in bars and bars of the town, also showing great purchasing power. The staff in charge of the Russian businessman has also come ashore in Arenys de Mar, in the Yacht Club and Port Balis taverns. However, Mijelsón only been able to see him once in a reputable restaurant Arenys. “They asked to close the facility for themselves,” says a municipal sources.
In Caldetas precisely the presence of the Pacific caused one of the most hilarious anecdotes when local police received calls fearing that the ship was a military ship “and when the resolution was voted for independence in the Parlament”. This is a stunning yacht built in steel with an aluminum superstructure and steel, depending on the position of the sun, acquires greyish tones.
While the motor yacht is anchored mogul moves with one of the two helicopters that can carry the boat. He often goes to the Costa Brava, where it has been seen in l’Escala. On another occasion, the Pacific sailed to Roses, where only took about three hours to arrive: diesel engines allow a maximum speed of 20 knots, or about 40 kilometers per hour. From the coast, the sumptuous festivals celebrated on board also call attention to the color, as the boat has spectacular underwater lights and is equipped with all kinds of visible amenities: Six cabins, gym, spa, elevator, cinema, garage, two helipads, swimming pool and jacuzzi.
The Pacific has reached the shores of the Maresme from the Gulf of Mondello, in Palermo (Sicily), after going around the world. It has not gone unnoticed by the press in Australia, Indonesia, Florida, southern France and Italy. In 2015 he ended up in Costa Rica and Honolulu (Hawaii).