The yacht was built in Holland according to the project of Burlakov and launched in 2016
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The yacht was built in Holland according to the project of Burlakov and launched in 2016

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The outcome of the case of the legacy of the deceased oligarch Oleg Burlakov: legendary sailboat Black Pearl got his sister.

No, this is not the Black Pearl commanded by Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. We are talking about the “namesake” ship Black Pearl (which is translated from English as “Black Pearl”), which belonged to the Russian oligarch Oleg Burlakov. But the fate of this ship is no less amazing than that of a movie schooner.

Burlakov died in the summer of 2021 from covid. For more than a year, the expensive ship remained “ownerless”, while continuing to surf the seas. We saw him in Montenegro, then in Greece. There is a version that the ship was rented out while the Russian court was considering the case of the deceased’s inheritance, including his super-yacht.

And there were many applicants for Burlakov’s property. On the one hand – his wife Lyudmila (with whom he was in the process of divorce) and two adult daughters. On the other – sister Vera Kazakova with her husband Nikolai, a longtime business partner of the deceased. And the stewardess Sofia Shevtsova also claimed a share of the inheritance, who stated that she lived with Burlakov in Latvia and gave birth to a child from him.

The main intrigue in this case was twisted around the last will of the oligarch. Daughters and spouse (who, by the way, have Canadian and Ukrainian citizenship) are heirs of the first stage and could claim Burlakov’s property … But the oligarch’s sister Vera Kazakova submitted to the court a will written by Burlakov in Monaco, where he lived recently. In it, Vera and Nikolai Kazakov were declared heirs. And the other day, the Lyublinsky District Court of Moscow issued a verdict based precisely on this document and on the laws of Monaco. Vera and Nikolai Kazakov were recognized as the heirs of the oligarch’s fortune. His fortune is estimated at between $650 million and $1.5 billion.

And the main pearl of the legacy was, of course, the Black Pearl. According to Bloomberg, today the ship costs $293 million. The yacht was built in Holland according to Burlakov’s design and launched in 2016. The oligarch was literally obsessed with green technologies, and in this sense, his creation has become a real masterpiece. This is the only ship in the world that can store energy from alternative sources – the sun, wind and water. The huge black sails with an area of ​​2900 square meters are equipped with flexible liquid crystal solar panels that “collect” solar energy. When the vessel moves, the oncoming water flows spin the yacht’s propellers, generating additional electricity. “Extra” energy is accumulated in batteries – their capacity is enough for 10 hours of operation of all life support systems of the ship. All this allows the yacht to cross the Atlantic Ocean without spending a single liter of fuel.

However, it is too early to put an end to the Black Pearl case. Burlakov’s wife and daughters have the right to appeal against the decision of the Lublin court.

The oligarch was literally obsessed with green technologies, and in this sense, his creation has become a real masterpiece.

The oligarch was literally obsessed with green technologies, and in this sense, his creation has become a real masterpiece.

DOSSIER “KP”

Oleg Burlakov was 71 years old. In the list of the richest people in Russia, he was in the second hundred. He made his wealth in the 90s and the “zero” on cement, oil and gas. In 2014, he sold one of his companies, the Tyumen-based Burneftegaz, for $600 million. It is believed that Burlakov spent part of this money on creating a unique ship.

TTX yachts Black Pearl

Length 106.7 m

Width 7 m

Displacement 2864 t

Mast height 70 m

Number of sails 15

Maximum speed 55.5 km/h

Team 18 people

Number of guests 12

Number of cabins 14

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